Hot New Titles 13th July 2012

13 July, 2012 Hot New Titles 4 comments

In this week’s Hot New Titles we have the release of The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee, Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan and many gorgeous cover reveals including the revamping of the Across the Universe trilogy and Vortex by Julie Cross.

Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly Friday post for the Young Adult releases and cover reveals.  For book world news and scandalous scandals, check out our weekly Monday Buzz Worthy News post.

 

The Unquiet

by

Jeannine Garsee

Release Date: 17th July 2012

Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

[expand title=”Read More”]After a suicide attempt, and now her parents’ separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn’s bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be “touched” by Annaliese…or if Annaliese even exists.

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about–not to mention her own–she can’t help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself?[/expand]

Spark

by

Amy Kathleen Ryan

Release Date: 17th July 2012

Waverly and Kieran are finally reunited on the Empyrean. [expand title=”Read More”]Kieran has led the boys safely up to this point, and now that the girls are back, their mission seems slightly less impossible: to chase down the New Horizon, and save their parents from the enemy ship. But nothing is truly as it seems…Kieran’s leadership methods have raised Seth’s hackles— and Waverly’s suspicions. Is this really her fiancé? The handsome, loving boy she was torn from just a short time before? More and more, she finds her thoughts aligned with Seth’s. But if Seth is Kieran’s Enemy No. 1, what does that make her?

In one night, a strange explosion rocks the Empyrean—shooting them off course and delaying their pursuit of the New Horizon—and Seth is mysteriously released from the brig. Seth is the most obvious suspect for the explosion, and Waverly the most obvious suspect for releasing him. As the tension reaches a boiling point, will Seth be able to find the true culprit before Kieran locks them both away—or worse? Will Waverly follow her heart, even if it puts lives at risk? With the balance of power precarious and the clock ticking, every decision counts… every step brings them closer to a new beginning, or a sudden end…[/expand]

The Girl With Borrowed Wings

by

Rinsai Rossetti

Release Date: 19th July 2012

A stunningly written tale of an isolated girl and the shape-shifting boy who shows her what freedom could be–if only she has the courage to take it.

[expand title=”Read More”]Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje’s life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy, but not just a boy–a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. He has everything Frenenqer doesn’t. No family, no attachments, no rules. At night, he flies them to the far-flung places of their childhoods to retrace their pasts. But when the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free.[/expand]

A World Away

by

Nancy Grossman

Release Date: 17th July 2012

A summer of firsts
Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. [expand title=”Read More”]She’s never even talked to someone her age who isn’t Amish, like her.
A summer of good-byes
When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban Chicago, a part of her can’t wait to leave behind everything she knows. She can’t imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own.
A summer of impossible choice
Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves.[/expand]

Small Damages

by

Kephart

Release Date: 19th July 2012

It’s senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she is mourning the loss of her father. [expand title=”Read More”]She finds solace in the one person she trusts, her boyfriend, and she soon finds herself pregnant. Kenzie’s boyfriend and mother do not understand her determination to keep the baby. She is sent to southern Spain for the summer, where she will live out her pregnancy as a cook’s assistant on a bull ranch, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple.

Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. She begins to open her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is all around her and inside of her.[/expand]

Before You Go

by

James Preller

Release Date: 17th July 2012

The summer before his senior year, Jude (yes, he’s named after the Beatles song) gets his first job, [expand title=”Read More”]falls in love for the first time, and starts to break away from his parents. Jude’s house is kept dark, and no one talks much—it’s been that way since his little sister drowned in a swimming pool seven years ago when Jude was supposed to be watching her.

Now, Jude is finally, finally starting to live. Really live. And then, life spins out of control. Again.

Acclaimed author James Preller explores life, death, love, faith, and resilience in his first young adult novel that will grip readers from the book’s dramatic first few pages to its emotional end.[/expand]

Holding On to Zoe

by

George Ella Lyon

Release Date: 17th July 2012

After sixteen-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn’t matter anymore that her mother thinks she’s a drama queen, [expand title=”Read More”]or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe’s father is gone, too. She and her baby make a family now; she doesn’t need anyone else in the world except Zoe. Though it’s tough being a new mom, balancing Zoe’s needs with working at the Toyota factory and thinking about how to finish school, Jules is sure she’ll figure it out. Still, she wonders, why can’t anyone be happy for her and Zoe? And why does her mom refuse to believe that Zoe’s real?[/expand]

Wicked Jealous: A Love Story

by

Robin Palmer

Release Date: 19th July 2012

Simone never saw herself as the “cute girl”—she was always the chunky, band tee wearing, France-obsessed smart girl. [expand title=”Read More”]But now that Simone’s a few pounds lighter and sporting a new retro style, things have gotten, well, weird. Her crush Jason seems to actually know she exists. And when Simone’s soon-to-be stepmonster Hillary stops ignoring her, Simone knows something is up. When Simone’s brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates on the beach for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance. But living with seven very different college boys isn’t exactly helping her land her very own happily ever after.[/expand]

Cover Reveals:

 Shades of the Earth by Beth Revis

Release Date: 15th January 2013

The final book in the trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis!

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They’re ready to start life afresh–to build a home–on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn’t the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who–or what–else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. But as each new discovery brings more danger, Amy and Elder will have to look inward to the very fabric of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed–friends, family, life on Earth–will have been meaningless.

 

New Across the Universe and A Million Suns covers:

Vortex (Tempest, #2) by Julie Cross

Release Date: 8th January 2013


Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: 19th March 2013

In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again?

Hooked by Liz Fichera

Release Date: 31st January 2013

Sparks fly when a Native American girl with a killer swing joins the boys’ varsity golf team and takes on the boy with the killer smile. Don’t miss this heartwarming and emotional new romantic contemporary!

Magical Mayhem by Douglas Rees and Laurie McLean

Release Date: 1st October 2012

Magical Mayhem is the first of many anthologies to come from new tween/teen publisher Ambush Books. Compiled from a wide assortment of emerging YA talent plus award-winning veteran authors, this anthology truly has something for everyone featuring short tales that will twist your brain and wrap around your soul. From the creepy jumble of Eldritch Black’s ‘Three Curses for Trixie Moon” to the gorgeous magical realism of Anna-Marie McLemore’s “Lovesick”, Magical Mayhem is the perfect bedtime companion for a cold autumn’s night.

Authors in this anthology include: Douglas Rees (Vampire High), Kait Nolan (Red), Linda Wisdom (50 Ways to Hex Your Lover), Marni Bates (Awkward), Mark Williams (Danger Boy), A.R. Kahler, Eldritch Black, Carol Wolf (Summoning), Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Cecily White (Angel Academy), Rhonda Helms (Stupid Cupid), Laurie McLean (Knight Moves), H. Scott Beazley, Anna-Marie McLemore, Catherine Haines and more.

Magical Mayhem will be available in print and eBook formats on October 1, 2012. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Electronic Freedom Foundation.

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4 Responses to “Hot New Titles 13th July 2012”

  1. Kayto

    I’d seen the cover for Shades of Earth, but didn’t know the other two books were getting new covers; it makes a lot more sense now. Still, I thought the original covers were more appealing. This does make it look for dystopian-y/apocalyptic, though.
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  2. maia

    i hate when they do cover changes! or rather, i hate when they do it so now my covers wont match up 🙁 i dont like the new ones as much for Shades of Eath- not as pretty i think but maybe they’ll appeal more to…guys? i dont know but yeah, i think Clares Clockwork cover is gorgeous and it matches the other two so im happy! The Girl With the Borrowed Wings sounded good but hasnt got many good reviews on GR’s so maybe i’ll give it a miss. excited for the Unquiet though.

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