Buzz Worthy News 12 May 2012

12 March, 2012 Buzz Worthy News 8 comments

Book Releases


Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould
Released on: March 13, 2012

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
Released on: March 13, 2012

Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Released on: March 13, 2012









The Girl Who Could Silence The Wind by Meg Medina
Released on: March 13, 2012

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
Released on: March 13, 2012

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
Released on: March 13, 2012









Pretty Crooked by Eliza Ludwig
Released on: March 13, 2012

Starters by Lissa Price
Released on: March 13, 2012

The Compelled by L.J.Smith*
Released on: March 13, 2012









Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Released on: March 13, 2012

Dark Eyes by William Richter
Released on: March 15, 2012

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
Released on: March 15, 2012



Cover reveals

Quintana by Melina Marchetta

Revealed on: Penguin Between The Lines

The third book in the world of Lumatere. Set three weeks after the ending of Froi of the Exiles.










The Dark Light by Sara Walsh

Revealed on: Sara Walsh’s Blog

Mysterious lights have flickered above Crownsville for as long as Mia can remember. And as far as she’s concerned, that’s about the only interesting thing to happen in her small town. That is, until Sol arrives.

Intense and gorgeous, Sol keeps to himself. Mia’s not one to fall for just any guy, but she can’t get Sol—or the brilliant tattoo on his back—out of her mind. Mia’s seen that tattoo before…on her brother, Jay.

Then Jay goes missing. Mia’s convinced that Sol knows more than he’s sharing, and to find her brother, she needs Sol’s help. But Mia must first unravel the secrets of her past if she’s going to confront her future. Because Sol’s not who Mia thought he was—and neither is she.



Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Revealed on: Cherryblossom Books

Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers












My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Revealed on: The Book Barbies

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?



Venom by Fiona Paul

Revealed on: Lindsay Writes

Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, access to the best balls, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancé, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

But when Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans, and killers. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin. . .and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself.


Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau

Revealed on: Helene Boudreau’s Blog

In which Jade is caught between her English and Mermish worlds.












Beta by Rachel Cohn

Revealed on: MTV

In a world constructed to absolute perfection, imperfection is difficult to understand—and impossible to hide.

Elysia is a clone, created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen year old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of teenaged clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to be created.

Elysia’s purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air there induces a strange, euphoric high that only the island’s workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.

At first, Elysia’s new life on this island paradise is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne’s human residents, the most privileged people in the world who should want for nothing, yearn. And, she comes to realize that beneath its flawless exterior, there is an undercurrent of discontent amongst Demesne’s worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care—so why are overpowering sensations clouding Elysia’s mind?

If anyone discovers that Elysia isn’t the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When Elysia’s one chance at happiness is ripped away from her with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she’s always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.



Transcendence by C. J. Omololu

Revealed on: CynJay blog

Love isn’t the only emotion to survive death . . .

When a visit to the Tower of London triggers an overwhelmingly real vision of a beheading that occurred centuries before, Cole Ryan fears she is losing her mind. A mysterious boy, Griffon Hall, comes to her aid, but the intensity of their immediate connection seems to open the floodgate of memories even wider.

As their feelings grow, Griffon reveals their common bond as members of the Akhet—an elite group of people who can remember past lives and use their collected wisdom for the good of the world. But not all Akhet are altruistic, and a rogue is after Cole to avenge their shared past. Now in extreme danger, Cole must piece together clues from many lifetimes. What she finds could ruin her chance at a future with Griffon, but risking his love may be the only way to save them both.

Full of danger, romance, and intrigue, Transcendence breathes new life into a perpetually fascinating question: What would you do with another life to live?


Book World News

Veronica Roth’s Divergent takes NY Times #1 in paperback.  Congratulations.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle is announced to be: Edith Pearlman!


Scandalous scandals

Jonathan Franzen is at it again, this time hating on Twitter.  Which in turn inspires the #JonathanFranzenhates hashtag.  It’s okay, Twitter didn’t like him much either.  But we’re all waiting on tenterhooks for Franzen to discover Pintrest.

Neil Gaiman gives excellent advice on how to seduce a writer.  It’s true.  I never realize fans want to have sex with me until I find them naked in my bed.

Apple and several major publishers are being sued for colluding to affect the price of ebooks.  Some warn that it was the only way to stem the rise of online book mongol, Amazon.  Every one agrees consumers have been screwed either way.

Lots of people have been making money off of E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, Random House included.  Unfortunately, the one person who probably should be making money off it, doesn’t seem to be.  On the positive side, evil begets Evil, and some of us are glad it does.

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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8 Responses to “Buzz Worthy News 12 May 2012”

  1. Lexie B.

    “You are invited to a seduction. Please come to dinner on Friday night. Where the kind of clothes you would like to be seduced in.”

    I fucking love Neil Gaiman.
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