Hot New Titles logoWelcome to Hot New Titles! New releases like She is not InvisibleThe Inventor’s Secret and The Hunt. Book Deals to put on your radar: I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan, We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean and The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.  Cover reveals include the UK and US cover for Heir of Fire by Sarah J. MaasGirl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, our fav of the week!

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New Releases


She is Not Invisible

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

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Laureth Peak’s father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers–a skill at which she’s remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness. She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a novel that sheds a light on the delicate ties that bind people to each other.

The Inventor's Secret

The Inventor’s Secret (The Inventor’s Secret #1) by Andrea Cremer

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Sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape from the coastal cities or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks.
The Inventor’s Secret is the first book of a YA steampunk series set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery.

The Hunt

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll, #2) by Stacey Kade

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Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life.
But accepting Zane’s help means putting him in danger.
Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently.
To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?

Talker 25

TALKER 25 (TALKER 25 #1) by Joshua McCune

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Debut author Joshua McCune’s gritty and heart-pounding novel is a masterful reimagining of popular dragon fantasy lore, set in a militant future reminiscent of Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker and Ann Aguirre’s Outpost. It’s a high school prank gone horribly wrong-sneaking onto the rez to pose next to a sleeping dragon-and now senior Melissa Callahan has become an unsuspecting pawn in a war between Man and Monster, between family and friends and the dragons she has despised her whole life. Chilling, epic, and wholly original, this debut novel imagines a North America where dragons are kept on reservations, where strict blackout rules are obeyed no matter the cost, where the highly weaponized military operates in chilling secret, and where a gruesome television show called Kissing Dragons unites the population. Joshua McCune’s debut novel offers action, adventure, fantasy, and a reimagining of popular dragon lore.

The Last Best Kiss

The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

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Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think. After all, that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked, Finn Westbrook.
Now, three years after she broke his heart, the one who got away is back in her life.
All Anna wants is a chance to relive their last kiss again (and again and again). But Finn obviously hasn’t forgotten how she treated him, and he’s made it clear he has no interest in having anything to do with her.
Anna keeps trying to persuade herself that she doesn’t care about Finn either, but even though they’ve both changed since they first met, deep down she knows he’s the guy for her. Now if only she can get him to believe that, too….
With her signature wit and expertly authentic teen voice, Claire LaZebnik (the author of fan favorites Epic Fail and The Trouble with Flirting) once again breathes new life into a perennially popular love story. Fans of Polly Shulman, Maureen Johnson, and, of course, Jane Austen will love this irresistibly funny and romantic tale of first loves and second chances.

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker

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“Thick. Heavy. Big boned. Plump. Full figured. Chunky. Womanly. Large. Curvy. Plus-size. Hefty.”
To sixteen-year-old Emery Jackson, these are all just euphemisms for the big “F” word—”fat.” Living on a Southern California beach with her workout fiend dad, underwear model sister, and former model mother, it is impossible for Emery not to be aware of her weight.
Emery is okay with how things are. That is, until her “momager” signs her up for Fifty Pounds to Freedom, a reality show in which Emery will have to lose fifty pounds in fifty days in order to win the million dollars that will solve her family’s financial woes. Emery is skeptical of the process, but when the pounds start to come off and the ratings skyrocket, she finds it hard to resist the adoration of her new figure and the world of fame. Emery knows that things have changed. But is it for the better?

Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

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All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on THAT blog.
Imogene’s mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. Hundreds of thousands of perfect strangers knew when Imogene had her first period. Imogene’s crush saw her “before and after” orthodontia photos. But Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her, in gruesome detail, against her will.
When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online…until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she’s been waiting for to tell the truth about her life under the virtual microscope and to define herself for the first time.
Don’t Call Me Baby is a sharply observed and irrepressibly charming story about mothers and daughters, best friends and first crushes, and the surface-level identities we show the world online and the truth you can see only in real life.

Perennial

Perennial by Ryan Potter

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Perennial is all around you.
On the morning of the first day of senior year, Alix Keener awakens from a vivid, terrifying dream in which a ghostly boy warns her: Perennial is all around you. Shaking off the dream?and the cryptic message?is just what Alix doesn’t need as she starts a new life in Beaconsfield, the posh Detroit suburb she and her dad recently moved to after her mom’s death.
Alix manages to ignore the mysterious message until one of her new classmates, the alluring Lewis Wilde, mentions it ? he knows something about Perennial, and hints that it has to do with a boy who died in Alix’s bedroom. Suddenly wracked by waking visions, Alix finds herself teaming up with Lewis to uncover the truth.
Alix’s developing psychic abilities become more powerful, but reality becomes increasingly unclear. Alix wants to trust Lewis, but a shadowy person named Vagabond hints that Alix’s trust may be misplaced. As things become more dangerous and complex, Alix must choose whether to use her burgeoning psychic powers or risk losing everything that matters to her.

The Art of Secrets by James Klise

The Art of Secrets by James Klise

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A Fire Destroys . . .
A Treasure Appears . . .
A Crime Unfolds . . .
When Saba Khan’s apartment burns in a mysterious fire, possibly a hate crime, her Chicago high school rallies around her. Her family moves rent-free into a luxury apartment, Saba’s Facebook page explodes, and she starts (secretly) dating a popular boy. Then a quirky piece of art donated to a school fund-raising effort for the Khans is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Saba’s life turns upside down again. Should Saba’s family have all that money? Or should it go to the students who found the art? Or to the school? And just what caused that fire? Greed, jealousy, and suspicion create an increasingly tangled web as students and teachers alike debate who should get the money and begin to point fingers and make accusations. The true story of the fire that sets events in motion and what happens afterward gradually comes together in an innovative narrative made up of journal entries, interviews, articles, letters, text messages, and other documents.

The Chance You Won't Return by Annie Cardi

The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi

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When your mom thinks she’s Amelia Earhart, navigating high school, first love, and family secrets is like flying solo without a map.
Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school – and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad’s baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the night? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? Alex tries to keep her budding love life apart from the growing disaster at home as her mother sinks further into her delusions. But there are those nights, when everyone else is asleep, when it’s easier to confide in Amelia than it ever was to Mom. Now, as Amelia’s flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight – the flight from which she never returns. What could possibly be driving Mom’s delusions, and how far will they take her?

Deception's Princess

Deception’s Princess (Deception’s Princess #1) by Esther M. Friesner

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Some lies lead to true adventure…
Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it’s her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father’s favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle—it’s easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom.
Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she’s determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court’s deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father’s friends and enemies close—but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart.
Award-winning author Esther Friesner has a remarkable gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history. This fiery heroine’s fight for independence in first-century Ireland is truly worthy of a bard’s tale. Hand Deception’s Princess to fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo.


New Book Deals


Dead Investigation by Charlie Price
Publisher:
 Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan)
Publication:
Fall 2015
Rights:
 North American
Agent:
 Tracey Adams (Adams Literary)

YA companion to Dead Connection, in which a hapless high-schooler’s ability to talk with the dead gets him tangled in another murder mystery against his will.

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan
Publisher: Delacorte Press (Random House)
Publication: Spring 2016
Rights: World English
Agent: Daniel Lazar (Writers House)

It tells of a girl who wakes up dead at the Mall of America only to find she was murdered, and she must work with a group of dead teenagers to finish up the unresolved business of their former lives while preventing her murderer from killing again.

We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication: Fall 2015
Rights: North American
Agent: Erin Harris (Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management)

A psychological YA thriller about a 17-year-old girl who is committed to a mental institution after her boyfriend dies in a fire set by her twin. To cope, she begins writing the story of her past in foster care, and discovers that everything she thought she knew was a lie.

When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication: 2015
Rights: World English
Agent: Molly Ker Hawn (Bent Agency)

The novel features 16-year-old Lacy, whose unstable mother will stop at nothing, not even dark magic, to keep control of her daughter’s heart and soul.

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication: Winter 2016
Rights: North American
Agent: Molly Ker Hawn (Bent Agency)

The fantasy centers on 16-year-old Nix, who has grown up on a ship that travels through time. Her father Navigates from one map to another—including those of ancient history and even myth and legend – and is determined to journey back to 1868 Honolulu to save her mother’s life, despite knowing that changing history risks erasing Nix’s very existence.

 

SOURCE: Publishers’ Weekly


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5 Responses to “Hot New Titles: April 27th 2013”

  1. Caitlin

    I can’t decide which cover to get for Heir of Fire: US or UK. I’m leaning more towards the UK one though…

  2. THOSE COVER REVEALS!
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  3. Not sure how happy I am that Stacey Kade’s Paper Doll series got a cover makeover, because even though the original cover wasn’t too wonderful it’s still a bummer that they changed, but since The Hunt is coming out I should probably get on reading the first book! Also yay for Breathe, Annie, Breathe’s cover coming out! I love Miranda Kenneally’s books so much, and I just love the idea of this book <3
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  4. Putting “How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love” on my to-read list. It sounds fantastic.

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