Hot New Titles 27 July 2012

27 July, 2012 Hot New Titles 11 comments

In this week’s Hot New Titles we have the release of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, The Goddess Legacy by Amiee Carter and stunning cover reveals includ­ing Unremembered by Jessica Brody, True by Hilary Duff and the UK cover for Laini Taylor’s Days of Blood and Starlight. As always, many thanks to Stories and Sweeties for helping compile the list of new releases.

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.



Something Strange and Deadly


Susan Dennard

Release Date: 24th July 2012

The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

[expand title=”Read More”]Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.[/expand]

Pushing The Limits


Katie McGarry

Release Date: 31st July 2012

“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. [expand title=”Read More”]It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other…and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

“An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!”-Gena Showalter,  New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series.[/expand]



Kiersten White

Release Date: 24th July 2012

Evie’s paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. [expand title=”Read More”]A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.

The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie’s hands.

So much for normal.[/expand]

Cold Fury


T.M. Goeglein

Release Date: 24th July 2012

Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure

[expand title=”Read More”]Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance–until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob).

Now on the run from a masked assassin, rogue cops and her turncoat uncle, Sara Jane is chased and attacked at every turn, fighting back with cold fury as she searches for her family. It’s a quest that takes her through concealed doors and forgotten speakeasies–a city hiding in plain sight. Though armed with a .45 and 96K in cash, an old tattered notebook might be her best defense–hidden in its pages the secret to “ultimate power.” It’s why she’s being pursued, why her family was taken, and could be the key to saving all of their lives.

Action packed, with fresh, cinematic writing, Cold Fury is a riveting and imaginative adventure readers will devour.[/expand]



Kate Avelynn

Release Date: 1st August 2012

Sarah O’Brien is only alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago[expand title=”Read More”]—James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.

Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.

Sam Donavon has been James’s best friend—and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on—for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realize James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact…[/expand]

The Goddess Legacy


Aimee Carter

Release Date: July 31st 2012

For millennia we’ve caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. [expand title=”Read More”]Now Aime e Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness….

Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal….

Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another….

James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before….

Henry/Hades’s solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope….

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.[/expand]



Nina Berry

Release Date: 31st July 2012

I thought I knew myself. Then I met Caleb.

[expand title=”Read More”]Dez is a good girl who does as she’s told and tries not to be noticed.
Then she rescues a boy from a cage, and he tells her secrets about herself.
Now inside her burns a darkness that will transform her.

Everything is about to change — and neither Caleb, nor the Otherkin, nor those who hunt them are prepared for what Dez will unleash.[/expand]

Hide and Seek


Sara Shepard

Release Date: 31st July 2012

My friends and I used to play lying games.

[expand title=”Read More”]Now my twin sister is living one.

When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, has taken my place to solve my murder, we’re both learning just how flawed my family really is.

Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret–could it be the reason I’m dead?

How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she’s not careful, she’ll end up buried, too. . . .

From Sara Shepard, the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.[/expand]

Circle of Silence


Carol M. Tanzman

Release Date: 24th July 2012

THE BIGGEST STORY OF MY LIFE COULD BE HOW IT ENDS [expand title=”Read More”]It’s my turn to run a “Campus News” crew, and I’ve put together a team that can break stories wide open. And Washington Irving High has a truly great one to cover, if only we can find a lead.

A secret society has formed in our school. It announced its presence with pranks: underwear on the flagpole, a toilet in the hallway, cryptic notes. A circle of silence keeps the society a mystery. No one knows its members, agenda or initiation secrets-until a student lands in the hospital under “strange” circumstances.

I “will” blow this story wide open and stop others from being hurt…or worse. And while my ex, Jagger, might want to help, I don’t trust him yet. (And, no, not because of our past together. That is “not” important to this story.)

But whether you find me, Valerie Gaines, reporting in front of the camera, or a victim in the top story of the newscast…be sure to watch “Campus News” at 9:00 a.m. this Friday.[/expand]

Guitar Notes


Mary Amato

Release Date: 24th July 2012

A heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship forged between a straight-A, classical musician [expand title=”expand title”]and a bad-boy guitar player told through notes, lyrics, texts, and narration.[/expand]

No Boyz Allowed


Ni-Ni Simone

Release Date: 31st July 2012

I’m Gem, G-E-M, like a precious jewel, and my life has been nothing like my name. [expand title=”Read More”]I’ve been on my own since I was nine and now I’m sixteen. But so what. I’m good, and so is my little brother. So why the state won’t let us do our own thing is beyond me. Instead, we’ve been forced to live with a foster family who wants to love us, but I’m not beat—I’m just trying to do me.

To make matters worse, I’ve been checking for this guy, Ny’eem. But my new clique has an unbreakable rule—no boyz allowed to come between our friendship—which is forcing me to keep my relationship with Ny’eem a secret. Though not for long. . .because in high school secrets are always exposed, scandals always rewrite the rules, and friendships are never what they seem. . .[/expand]

Cover Reveals:


Unremembered (Unremembered, #1) by Jessica Brody
Release Date: March 5th 2013

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

The only thing worse than forgetting her past… is remembering it.

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.


Override (Glitch, #2) by Heather Anastasiu
Release Date: February 19th 2013

Revealed On: Mundie Moms

Override by Heather Anastasiu

Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe.

Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor’s control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe’s team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.

Beyond (Crossroads Saga, #3) by Mary Ting
Release Date: September 12th 2012

Revealed On: Mundie Moms

Beyond by Mary Ting

Torn between the past she can’t remember and a future she isn’t ready for, Claudia feels at a loss. With unanswered questions, she is certain there is more to her past than just being a venator. Finding the missing pieces in her life won’t be easy because duty calls. When mysterious dark shadows get released, an apocalypse sets in motion. The venators and the alkins must work together once again. Knowing Claudia would be the key to destroying the demons that were released, a familiar stranger appears to protect her. Drawn to the beautiful angel, Claudia finds she must unravel the mysteries of her past in order to help save the world. Who is the angel assisting her and why does she feel a strong connection to him? Time is running out. Will she discover all the secrets before it’s too late?


The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff
Released Date: April 9th 2013

Revealed On: IceyBooks

The sun never shines in the land of Anglavia. Its people live within a constant mist created by their rulers, the evil Agromond family. The Agromonds’ control is absolute; no one dares defy them. But things are about to change, for the youngest of them is not like the others…

Fiery-headed Jemma has always felt like the family misfit, and is increasingly disturbed by the dark goings-on at Agromond Castle. On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Jemma discovers the reason why: She is not who she thinks she is, and the Agromonds have terrifying plans for her. In mortal danger, she must flee from the castle.

But saving her skin is just the first of Jemma’s ordeals. Ghosts and outcasts, a pair of crystals, a mysterious book, and an ancient prophecy gradually reveal the truth about her past, and proclaim a destiny far greater and more dangerous than any she could imagine.

With her trusted friend, Digby, and her two telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, Jemma faces enemies both human and supernatural. But in the end, she and her untapped powers might be the only hope for a kingdom in peril.


True (Elixer, #3) by Hilary Duff
Release Date: April 16th 2013

Revealed On: EW’s Shelf Life

True by Hilary Duff


Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor (UK cover)
Released Date: November 6th 2012 (US), November 8th 2012 (UK)

Revealed On: Laini Taylor’s blog

From Laini’s blog:

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living – one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was like a jewel-box without a jewel – a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.




This was not that world.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,” Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.



Steph Sinclair

Steph Sinclair

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I'm a bibliophile trying to make it through my never-ending To-Be-Read list, equal opportunity snarker, fangirl and co-blogger here at Cuddlebuggery. Find me on GoodReads.

11 Responses to “Hot New Titles 27 July 2012”

  1. Kate C.

    Love that animation on Days of Blood and Starlight. Ever since I saw Konrath had done it to his cover, I’ve been trying to get my cover artist too. So cool looking!

    I also really like the artwork for the Flame in the Mist. It seems like no one does hand drawn(even the digital kind) cover art anymore.
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    • StephanieSinclair

      I just love the cover for Days of Blood and Starlight. It’s so striking. But I do like the US covers for the series a little better.
      I missed the hand drawn cover art. They seem to save those for MG novels these days, which is a shame. The Flame in the Mist is a MG/YA crossover.

  2. Luisa

    Jesus Christ on a crutch, there’s a book called ‘Otherkin?’ Does the author or the editor, or anyone who worked on this book know what otherkin actually are? Or did they just look it up on wikipedia and think, “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool of they were real?” If they had actually bothered to research otherkin for more than five seconds, they’d scrap the title of that book, FAST.

    At this point, all anyone can do is laugh or cry from secondhand embarrassment.

  3. Claire Penne

    That animated cover made me eyes pop. Very nice! I have yet to read ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ though. I should get to it!

  4. ExperimentBL626

    Loving the animated cover for “Days of Blood and Starlight”! Even though I didn’t really like book 1, I look forward to book 2. I’m also looking forward to “Some­thing Strange and Deadly.”

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