Hot New Titles: April 14th 2015

14 April, 2015 Hot New Titles 7 comments

Hot New Titles logoWelcome to Hot New Titles! You may or may not become broke after reading this post. #sorrynotsorry

New releases include All the Rage by Courtney Summers, Hit by Delilah S. Dawson and The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan.

Book deals to put on your radar: The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett, The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater and Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler.

Cover reveals include Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente, Starflight by Melissa Landers and Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, our fav of the week for very obvious badass reasons!

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Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways! For all the latest book world news and book blogging gossip, check out our weekly Monday feature, Buzz Worthy News.


New Releases


All the Rage by Courtney Summers

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

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The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.  With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

Hit (Hit #1) by Delilah S. Dawson

Hit (Hit #1) by Delilah S. Dawson

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NO ONE READS THE FINE PRINT. The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country. Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die? Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. Since yarn bombing is the only rebellion in Patsy’s past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren’t strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy’s list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice. Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish.

The Wondrous and the Wicked (The Dispossessed #3) by Page Morgan

The Wondrous and the Wicked (The Dispossessed #3) by Page Morgan

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For fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series comes the exciting conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost. The Waverly sisters must save themselves before all is lost. Since the Waverlys arrived in Paris, the streets have grown more fearsome by the day. As Ingrid learns to master her lectrux gift, she must watch Axia’s power grow strong enough to extend beyond her Underneath hive. By all indications, the fallen angel’s Harvest is near-and the timing couldn’t be worse. Targeted by vengeful gargoyles, Gabby has been exiled to London for her own protection. Meanwhile, the gargoyle castes are in disarray, divided between those who want Luc to lead them and those who resent him and his fondness for humans. The Alliance is crumbling from the inside as well, its members turning against one another, and possibly against the Waverlys, too. Axia has promised that the world will burn. And now, unable to trust the Alliance, separated from Luc, Gabby, and her twin, Grayson, Ingrid is left to face the demon uprising alone.

The Fearless by Emma Pass

The Fearless by Emma Pass

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For fans of The Hunger Games, Matched, Divergent, and The Fifth Wave, this fast-paced futuristic thriller tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cass and her fight to protect her younger brother from an unimaginably terrifying enemy. The Deadliest Enemy feels no fear. When the Fearless invaded, they injected everyone in their path with the same serum that stripped them of humanity. Life became a waking nightmare. Cass has the invasion seared in her memory. Seven years later, she and her brother, Jori, are living on Hope Island in a community of survivors. No one can enter, and no one can leave. It’s the only way to stay safe. But when Hope Island’s security is breeched and Jori is taken by the Fearless, Cass will risk everything to get him back.

One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

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Set in Florence, Italy, One Thing Stolen follows Nadia Cara as she mysteriously begins to change. She’s become a thief, she has secrets she can’t tell, and when she tries to speak, the words seem far away.

The Pretty App (App #2) by Katie Sise

The Pretty App (App #2) by Katie Sise

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Poor Blake Dawkins! She’s rich, she’s gorgeous, and she’s the queen bee of Harrison High. The girls want to be her; the boys want to—okay, enough said. But it turns out Blake’s life is not so perfect—just talk to her dad, who constantly reminds her that she’s not up to par, or to her ex-bff, Audrey, who doesn’t even look her in the eye. Then Harrison—and every other high school in America—becomes obsessed with posting selfies on the ubiquitous Pretty App. Next: Leo, an adorable transfer student, arrives at Harrison and begins to show Blake that maybe being a queen bee doesn’t mean being a queen bitch. And though Audrey suspects somebody’s playing foul, Blake finds herself catapulted to internet fame after being voted one of the prettiest girls in the country. She’s whisked away to star in a reality show—in Hollywood, on live TV. But she doesn’t know who to trust. Because everybody on the show wants to win. And nobody is there to make friends. The Boyfriend App author Katie Sise spins another irresistible tale of technology, secrets, and big-time romance in this story of what it takes to be #trulybeautiful.

Andreo's Race by Pam Withers

Andreo’s Race by Pam Withers

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Just as sixteen-year-old Andreo, skilled in death-defying ironman events in wilderness regions, is about to compete in rugged Bolivia, he and his friend Raul (another Bolivian adoptee) begin to suspect that their adoptive parents have unwittingly acquired them illegally. Plotting to use the upcoming race to pursue the truth, they veer on an epic journey to locate Andreo’s birth parents, only to find themselves hazardously entangled with a gang of baby traffickers. Never suspecting that attempting to bring down the ring would endanger their very lives, the boys plunge ahead. Compelling, poignant, and heart-stopping, Andreo’s Race takes readers on a perilous quest to discover the true meaning of family.

Bloodkin (The Maeve’ra Trilogy #2) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Bloodkin (The Maeve’ra Trilogy #2) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Fans of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone will love this second book in the Ma’evra trilogy by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes about loyalty, power, and the rules of survival. Some lines should never be crossed. Sixteen-year-old Kadee is proud to be a part of the Obsidian guild, whose members refuse to bow to anyone in Midnight-including the vampires who claim to rule this world and the shapeshifter royals who obey them. She knows firsthand what it’s like to live with the Shantel and serpiente, and she’ll never forgive these shapeshifters for taking her from her real father as a sick and frightened human child. Fortunately, Kadee is the master of her own life and decisions now, but some of the choices she’s made to protect her Obsidian family-and one of her peers in the guild-have begun to haunt her. How much is one life worth, and when is the price too much to pay?

Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin

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Fans of John Green and Matthew Quick: Get ready to die laughing. Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For 17-year-old Denton Little, that’s tomorrow, the day of his senior prom. Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle (as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend’s hostile sister. Though he’s not totally sure. See: first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton’s long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters…. Suddenly Denton’s life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers. Debut author Lance Rubin takes us on a fast, furious, and outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on.

Dream a Little Dream (Silber #1) by Kerstin Gier

Dream a Little Dream (Silber #1) by Kerstin Gier

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Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals. The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery. . . .

Eden West by Pete Hautman

Eden West by Pete Hautman

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Tackling faith, doubt, and transformation, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman explores a boy’s unraveling allegiance to an insular cult. Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the land of the Grace. It is all seventeen-year-old Jacob knows. Beyond the fence lies the World, a wicked, terrible place, doomed to destruction. When the Archangel Zerachiel descends from Heaven, only the Grace will be spared the horrors of the Apocalypse. But something is rotten in paradise. A wolf invades Nodd, slaughtering the Grace’s sheep. A new boy arrives from outside, and his scorn and disdain threaten to tarnish Jacob’s contentment. Then, while patrolling the borders of Nodd, Jacob meets Lynna, a girl from the adjoining ranch, who tempts him to sample the forbidden Worldly pleasures that lie beyond the fence. Jacob’s faith, his devotion, and his grip on reality are tested as his feelings for Lynna blossom into something greater and the End Days grow ever closer. Eden West is the story of two worlds, two hearts, the power of faith, and the resilience of the human spirit.

First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano

First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano

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Perfect for fans of Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door, Juliana Romano’s expressive debut is an absorbing and bittersweet story about first love, first loss, and the friends that carry us through it all. Lima and Hailey have always been best friends: Lima shy and sensitive, Hailey funny and free-spirited. But Hailey abandons Lima to party with the popular kids and pursue Nate, her disinterested crush. As their friendship falters, Lima and Nate begin spending more time together. And before Lima knows what she’s feeling, she and Nate do something irreversible. Something that would hurt Hailey….if she knew it happened. Lima thinks she’s saving her friendship by lying, but she’s only buying time. As the secrets stack up, Lima is forced to make a choice: between her best friend forever, and the boy who wasn’t meant to be hers.

Mapmaker by Mark Bomback & Galaxy Craze

Mapmaker by Mark Bomback & Galaxy Craze

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When Tanya Barrett takes an internship at MapOut, she expects emotional landmines. Her father co-founded the digital mapping company, and he died for it—on a cartographic expedition he didn’t even need to take. Her father’s business partner and his son, Connor, welcome her with open arms. Connor may be the only person who can make Tanya feel normal these days. Working late one night, Tanya and Connor stumble onto a deadly secret, and the next day Connor disappears. It’s soon clear that people at MapOut are willing to kill for what they discovered. Alone again—and on the run—Tanya must rely on her wits to find out what happened to him. In the world MapOut envisions, no one stays lost for long.

The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy

The Prom Goer’s Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy

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It’s Superbad meets Spaceballs in this hilarious extraterrestrial road trip! Just a few days before prom, Bennett pulls off something he never imagined possible: his dream girl, Sophie, agrees to be his date. Moments afterward, however, he watches Sophie get abducted by aliens in the middle of the New Mexico desert. Faced with a dateless prom (and likely kidnapping charges), Bennett does the only thing he can think of: he catches a ride into outer space with a band of extraterrestrial musicians to bring her back. Can he navigate alien concert venues, an extraterrestrial reality show, and the band’s outlandish egos to rescue his date in time for the big dance? Fans of King Dork and Winger won’t want to miss this!

Shredder (Crusher #3) by Niall Leonard

Shredder (Crusher #3) by Niall Leonard

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In the gut-wrenching third and final novel in Niall Leonard’s Crusher series, Finn Maguire is lured back into the warring factions of the underworld by way of blackmail. Finn “Crusher” Maguire has one simple task: to set up a meeting. But when that meeting is between the Guvnor and the Turk, two psychotic criminals vying for control of London’s underworld, Finn’s task proves to be anything but simple. As the city cracks under a blistering heatwave and the UK is rocked by a series of terrorist outrages, Crusher finds himself caught up in a gang war full of carnage, corruption and treachery. To save himself and the girl he loves from being shredded to a bloody pulp between opposing factions, Finn faces horrifying risks and impossible choices.

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

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Open secrets are the heart of gossip — the obvious things that no one is brave or tactless enough to ask. Except for Normandy Pale and her friends. They are juniors at a high school for artistsl, and have no fear. They are the Truth Commission. Then, one of their truth targets says to Normandy: “If you want to know about the truth, you might want to look a little closer to home.” This dryly funny, knife-sharp novel, written as “narrative nonfiction” by Normandy herself, features footnotes, illustrations and a combination mystery/love story that will capture readers from the frst page.

The World Forgot (Ever-Expanding Universe #3) by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal

The World Forgot (Ever-Expanding Universe #3) by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal

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In this hilarious, action-packed conclusion to The Ever-Expanding Universe trilogy, teen mom Elvie Nara is on a quest across the universe to save her daughter (and maybe stop an alien race war in the process). After dealing with killer whales, evil scientists, the return of her long-lost mother and, certainly not least of all, the challenges of breastfeeding, Elvie Nara has just about had it. And then the Jin’Kai (along with the aforementioned estranged mom) kidnap her baby. And before she knows it, another Jin’Kai attack puts her on the run again, but not before discovering that Olivia was implanted with a genetic tracking device. So along with Cole, Ducky, and her dad, Elvie goes back out into space to follow the signal. There she finds evil Dr. Marsden up to some evil tricks and realizes that Mars may hold the secret to defeating her enemies once and for all. So, off to Mars she goes. Because alien race war aside, Elvie really wants to be back with her daughter. For a kid she wasn’t even sure she wanted, Olivia has come to mean the world to Elvie—and she’ll search the universe to be with her again.


Book Deals


Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication: Spring 2016
Rights: North American
Agent: Janne Moller at (Black & White Publishing)

The first novel in this contemporary YA series follows Eden during a sun-drenched summer in Southern California, where she unexpectedly falls for the one boy she shouldn’t – her infuriating stepbrother, Tyler.

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication:
Summer 2016
Rights:
North American
Agent:
 Dan Mandel (Greenburger Associates)

Pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City. When Harper scores the summer internship of a lifetime, she moves to New York City to work as a dating blogger at the hottest teen magazine in the country. There’s just one problem: she’s not exactly the dating expert she claimed to be.

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication: Winter 2016
Rights: North American
Agent: Alexander Slater (Trident Media Group)

In which a 15-year-old working on her high school production of Hamlet falls through a stage door and lands at the Globe Theater in 1601.

This May Sound Crazy by Abigail Breslin
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Publication: Fall 2015
Rights: World
Agent: Creative Artists Agency

A memoir and essay collection from Academy Award–nominated actress Abigail Breslin. Part autobiography, part lifestyle guide, the book is aimed at teenagers.

The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publication:
Fall 2015
Rights:
World
Agent:
 Laura Rennert (Andrea Brown Agency)

Part guide to the cards, part meditation on the creative life.

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication: September 15, 2015
Rights: U.S.
Agent: Colin Smythe (Colin Smythe Ltd.)

Sir Terry Pratchett’s final Discworld novel, which features the witch Tiffany Aching.

Source: Publishers’ Weekly


 

Bestsellers


Young Adult

  1. Paper Towns by John Green
  2. Looking For Alaska by John Green
  3. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  6. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  7. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. The Duff by Kody Keplinger
  10. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Children’s Series

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  4. Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  5. Spirit Animals by various authors
  6. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
  7. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  8. Heroes of Olympus Rick Riordan
  9. I Survived by Lauren Tarshis
  10. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Cover Reveals


Steph Sinclair

Steph Sinclair

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
I'm a bibliophile trying to make it through my never-ending To-Be-Read list, equal opportunity snarker and fangirl, YA Books Central editor and co-blogger here at Cuddlebuggery. Find me on GoodReads.
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7 Responses to “Hot New Titles: April 14th 2015”

  1. Carina Olsen
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    Awesome post Steph 😀 So many amazing bookish news. <3 Thank you so much for sharing about them all. Sigh. All the Rage. <3 I love that book so much. And the cover for Starflight is gorgeous 😀 But ugh. The bestseller list.. I'm still a bit angry about John Green taking up all the spots, lol 😀 But especially for Looking for Alaska, which I sort of hated, because damn. That book is booooooooring o.O I do not get why it is on that list. Sigh. Anyway. Thank you for sharing 😀
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