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Thursday, August 16, 2012

New YA Releases and TWiYA

It doesn't look like there are too many new hard covers releasing this week, but there are some books releasing in paperback.  Check them out:

New in Paperback:

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series Lux #2
Reading level: Ages 15 and up
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen (August 14, 2012)
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Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

by Thomas E. Snifgoski
Series: Fallen #4
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Original edition (August 14, 2012)
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Half angel and half human, Aaron holds the weight of the world in his hands in the fourth book of the New York Times bestselling The Fallen series.

The war between Heaven and Hell rages on. The devil has possessed Lucifer’s body and is intent on unleashing unfathomable chaos in the world. But no matter the cost, Aaron and the other Nephilim are determined to protect humanity.

As the casualties mount around them, Aaron and his beloved Vilma’s loyalty and faith will be tested. And in this next installment of the The Fallen series, they’re out to prove that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger....

Dearly Departed: A Zombie Novel
by Lia Habel
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (August 14, 2012)
Language: English
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The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the mores of an antique era. Sixteen-year-old Nora Dearly is far more interested in her country’s political unrest than in silly debutante balls. But the death of her beloved parents leaves Nora at the mercy of a social-climbing aunt who plans to marry off her niece for money. To Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses. Now she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting a fatal virus that raises the dead. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and thoroughly deceased. But like the rest of his special undead unit, Bram has been enabled by luck and modern science to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

by Wendy Delsol
Series: Stork #2
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (August 14, 2012)
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After the drama of finding out that she's a Stork, a member of an ancient and mystical order of women, and that her boyfriend, Jack, is a descendent of the Winter People able to control the weather, Katla Leblanc is delighted when all signs point to a busy and peaceful Christmas. That is, until the snowstorm Jack summons as a gift to Katla turns into the storm of the century, attracting Brigid, a gorgeous scientist who, in turn, attracts Jack. Between the school play, a bedridden, pregnant mother's to-do lists, and keeping an eye on her aging grandfather, Katla doesn't have time to question Brigid's motives or deal with Jack's increasingly cold behavior. But Katla's suspicions mount when Jack joins Brigid on a research expedition to Greenland, and when the two of them go missing, it becomes clear that Katla is the only one who can save her beloved Jack from the Snow Queen who holds him prisoner. Adventure, romance, and myth combine in this winter escapade for teens who like a bit of fire with their ice.

The Dark Side of Nowhere
by Neal Shusterman
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Original edition (August 14, 2012)
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Jason is having a bad day. The kind of day when you just don’t feel like yourself. Only for Jason, it’s not just a feeling. He really isn’t himself. Not anymore. Who is he? That’s the problem. Jason isn’t sure. And it’s not just him. Everyone in town is acting weird. His friends. His parents. Everyone. Billington is usually such a normal town. As Jason is about to discover, nothing will ever be normal again….

Texas Gothic
by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011)
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Amy Goodnight's family is far from normal. She comes from a line of witches, but tries her best to stay far outside the family business. Her summer gig? Ranch-sitting for her aunt with her wacky but beautiful sister. Only the Goodnight Ranch is even less normal than it normally is. Bodies are being discovered, a ghost is on the prowl, and everywhere she turns, the hot neighbor cowboy is in her face.

Amy's review of Texas Gothic

And don't forget This Week in YA

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Which are you hoping to read soon?  Personally I think Dearly Departed looks really good, and I've been wanting to get into Jennifer Armentrout's books for awhile now. 


  1. Jennifer Armentrout is AMAZING. You should definitely read her books soon!!! :)

    1. I know! I keep hearing that! I have a couple of them, so I will definitely get on it soon! :D

  2. I loved Onyx and Dearly, Departed! They are both really great books!!

    1. Oh, that's good to know, Amy! I haven't really heard anything about Dearly Departed!


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