Buzz Worthy News 5 March 2012

5 March, 2012 Buzz Worthy News 7 comments

Book Releases

Balthazar by Claudia Gray

Release Date: March 6 2012

Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser

Release Date: March 8 2012

Vampire’s Kiss by Veronica Wolff

Release Date: March 6 2012

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

Release Date: March 6 2012







Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler

Release Date: March 6 2012

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

Release Date: March 6 2012

Everlasting by Elizabeth Chandler

Release Date: March 6 2012

Lucy by Kathryn Lasky

Release Date: March 1 2012







 Cover Reveals

Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Revealed on: Xpresso Reads

Expected Release: November 13 2012

A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war  In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.



Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh

Revealed on: RT Book Reviews

Release Date: September 15 2012

With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha’s consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.  Earning Neha’s trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.  With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.

Personal Effects by E. M. Kokie

Revealed on:  Kokie’s Blog

Date Released: September 11 2012

Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, seventeen-year-old Matt Foster feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s lectures about following in his brother’s footsteps. T.J.’s gone, and the worst part is, there’s nothing left of him to hold on to. Matt can’t shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on T.J.’s stuff from Iraq, he’d be able to make sense of his death. He wasn’t expecting T.J.’s personal effects to raise even more questions about his life.  Now, even if it means pushing his dad over the edge …  even if it means losing his best friend …  even if it means getting expelled from school …  Matt will do whatever it takes to find out the truth about his brother’s past.





Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

Revealed on: Total Bookaholic

Date Released: May 15 2012

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.  Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.



The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Revealed on: Sister Spooky Book Fangirl

Release Date: May 1 2012

This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance.  On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train she meets a young librarian, Jimson Quiggley, who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is stopped by men being chased by the handsome young marshal Thomas Saltre. When Saltre learns who Lena’s father is, he convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, Zephyr House. A daring escape in an aerocopter leads Lena into the wilds of Scree to confront her deepest fears.


Starling by Lesley Livingston

Revealed on: Livingston’s Blog

Release Date: August 15 2012

“Love is just the beginning… of the end.”  Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.  As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?  Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling.

Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas

Revealed on: Book Passion for Life

Release Date: September 13 2012

My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.  The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.  The enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.


Reached by Allie Condie

Revealed on: District YA

Date Released: November 13 2012












The Essence by Kimberly Derting

Revealed on: Derting’s Blog

Date Released: January 1 2013

Book World News

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the Berenstain Bears, passed away this week.

Jonathan Franzen’s Piece on Edith Wharton gives a strange and unnecessary slant to her appearances and is thus  criticized by Victoria Patterson.

One Million Moms are protesting… again.  This time about an Archie Comic that features a gay marriage.

Scandalous Scandals

Contention rose after a review, by McGowan, in the Guardian criticized the current state of YA with it’s paranormal and dystopian slant in favour of the disappearing contemporary YA genre.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James, infamous Twilight Fanfic turned self-pubbed novel, makes it onto the Dr Drew show and ignites fury from it’s growing fanbase for its depiction.  The discussion rages over whether the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is harmless female fantasy or depicts violence against women.

It is also optioned to become a movie.  But then, it seems so is THIS.

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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7 Responses to “Buzz Worthy News 5 March 2012”

  1. Maja

    That Peculiars cover looks like something Nekro would do (he did Anna Dressed in Blood). I’m almost scared to read it. Beautiful covers usually hide all kinds of nasty surprises. 🙂

    • Kat Kennedy

      Mr Kennedy and I were mulling over the exact same thing, Flannery! I’m afraid we don’t get what they’re trying to say.

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