Hot New Titles 29th June 2012

29 June, 2012 Hot New Titles 22 comments

Hot New Titles

In this week’s Hot New Titles there are some great new releases and a deluge of cover reveals including those for Through The Ever Night, Sever, Boundless and more.

Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly Friday post featuring new releases and that week’s hottest cover reveals.  For Book World News and Scandalous Scandals check out Cuddlebuggery’s weekly Monday post, Buzz Worthy News.

YA Book Releases

Dark Companion

by Marta Costa

Released on: 3rd July 2012

When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. [expand title=”Read more”]She’s even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper’s cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Something’s not quite right about the school — or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She’s also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother.

The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member.

Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school…and be bound to Birch Grove forever?[/expand]

Once by Anna Carey

Released on: 3rd July 2012

When you’re being hunted, who can you trust?

For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. [expand title=”Read More”]She’s living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America.

But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.

Trapped inside the City walls, Eve uncovers a shocking secret about her past–and is forced to confront the harsh reality of her future. When she discovers Caleb is alive, Eve attempts to flee her prison so they can be together–but the consequences could be deadly. She must make a desperate choice to save the ones she loves . . . or risk losing Caleb forever.

In this breathless sequel to “Eve,” Anna Carey returns to her tale of romance, adventure, and sacrifice in a world that is both wonderfully strange and chillingly familiar.[/expand]

Tiger Lily

by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Released on: 3rd July 2012

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

[expand title=”Read More”]Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up.[/expand]

Just for Fins

by Tera Lynn Childs

Released on: 3rd July 2012

When Lily Sanderson decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia, she knew she couldn’t just coast along in the current. [expand title=”Read More”]But since she’s spent the last couple of years on land—with gorgeous human Quince by her side—Lily’s not sure she has the fins to lead a kingdom. Even her maddeningly pretentious cousin Dosinia seems to know more about ruling than she does.

But Lily has to dive in deep to keep her promise to Tellin, her mer bond in name only, whose kingdom is suffering in the changing ocean climate. Lily knows this is a seven seas–sized problem: from sea animals dying to oil spills and threats to humans. They’ll need to create some serious waves to make the mer community aware and get it to join together to make things right. Even if that means facing one of the iciest queens in the mer kingdoms.

Just when Lily thinks her double life on land and sea can’t get any more complicated, an ancient mer law might separate Lily and Quince after all. It feels as if the pair is up against a solid tsunami wave!

In this third installment in the series that began with Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, Lily will have to find a way to balance safety and justice for the mer people as well as for the humans she loves.[/expand]

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone

by Kat Rosenfield

Released on: 5th July 2012

An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent.[expand title=”Read More”]

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town–and Becca–into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.

Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson’s life are intercut with Becca’s own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia’s death.[/expand]

The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

by Tara Altebrando

Released on: 5th July 2012

An all-day scavenger hunt in the name of eternal small-town glory.[expand title=”Read More”]

With only a week until graduation, there’s one last thing Mary and her friends must do together: participate in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. And Mary is determined to win.

Mary lost her spot at Georgetown to self-professed “it” bully Jake Barbone, and she’s not about to lose again. But everyone is racing for the finish line with complicated motives, and the team’s all-night adventure becomes all-night drama as shifting alliances, flared tempers, and crushing crushes take over. As the items and points pile up, Mary and her team must reinvent their strategy–and themselves–in order to win.[/expand]

Team Human

by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Released on: 5th July 2012

Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn’t mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. [expand title=”Read More”]They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It’s up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity

On top of trying to help Cathy (whether she wants it or not), Mel is investigating a mysterious disappearance for another friend and discovering the attractions of a certain vampire wannabe. Combine all this with a cranky vampire cop, a number of unlikely romantic entanglements, and the occasional zombie, and soon Mel is hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching.

Acclaimed authors Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan team up to create a witty and poignant story of cool vampires, warm friendships, and the changes that test the bonds of love.[/expand]

Waking Storms

by Sarah Porter

Released on: 3rd July 2012

After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefully on her own. [expand title=”Read More]But her tranquility doesn’t last long: she receives news that the tribe is on the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership. The tribe’s cruel queen wants Luce dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined to make her pay for her part in the murder of his family. And while the mermaids cling to the idea that humans never suspect their existence, there are suddenly ominous signs to the contrary. But when Luce and Dorian meet, they start to wonder if love can overpower the hatred they know they should feel for each other. Can Luce fulfill her rightful role as queen of the mermaids without sacrificing her forbidden romance with Dorian?[/expand]


Cover Reveals

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Release Date: 8th January 2013

Pivet Point by Kasie West

Release Date: 12th February 2013

Reminiscent of the movie Sliding Doors, Pivot Point is about a girl who has the power to Search alternate futures. When faced with a life changing decision, she lives out six weeks of two different lives (in alternating chapters), both holding the potential for love and loss, and must ultimately choose which path she is willing to live through.

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Release Date: 22nd January 2013

Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

Release Date 5th February 2013

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Release Date: 8th April 2013

A broken-down camper at the Obed Scenic and Wild River National Park - dubbed the Hundred Acre Wood - is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey has ever known.  Sure, coping with a bipolar mother on meth is no picnic, but beneath the sun-dazzled canopies of Hickory and Walnut, Carey's violin transports her from their bare-bones existence in the same way her little sister, Jenessa, finds comfort in her stash of second-hand Pooh books.  Life is dependable that way, until Mama goes into town for supplies and vanishes off the face of Tennessee, sending social services in her wake with a one-way ticket back to their father - a stranger in an even stranger world.


Iron’s Prophecy by Julie Kagawa

Release Date: 1st September 2012

Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.  But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child…  A novella from the bestselling Iron Fey series


The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Release Date: 12th February 2013

Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown

Release Date: 2013

It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind.  Then dead bodies start washing ashore. Calder blames his mermaid sisters, but Lily fears her father has embraced the merman's natural need to kill. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe—only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. . . .

Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Release Date: 12th February 2013

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

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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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22 Responses to “Hot New Titles 29th June 2012”

  1. cyna

    The cover for Boundless is lovely. Same-y content wise, but at least the coloring is different.

    Sever just…really? It seems like they’re determined to use the most unattractive color combinations x3 first orange and yellow, now acid green and mustard! Argh, hurts my eyes x3 Wither is still by far the best of the three.

    Not a huge fan of Read’s covers either. Booooring. Yay that Team Human is finally out, though. Seems fun!
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    • Kat Kennedy

      @Lisa (Fic Talk): Yeah, I’ve heard Dark Companion isn’t that great. Which has absolutely nothing to do with how much I was denied for that ARC!

  2. Kasie West

    Aw, thanks for including PIVOT POINT in your featured covers this week! 🙂 I love the cover as well. I think they did an awesome job. And that THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT cover is gorgeous. Can’t wait to get my hands on that book.

    • Kat Kennedy

      @Kasie West: I so agree! I can’t wait to read Pivot Point. And I will be sitting like a sad, prospective date in the corner if we can’t do some kind of promotional activity with you!

  3. Knight

    I talked about this on another blog, but I felt I was in the minority, (based on facebook, twitter, and other sources) because most people seemed to love it except for the green.

    I don’t like the green or the particular shot of the model.

    (I was worried I was the only cruel evil vindictive scandalous person in the world not in love with the cover. Now I’m glad to know I’m just one of many scandalous people not in love with the cover.) :->
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  4. Sangita

    So many good books and covers! I really want to read Tiger Lily and Team Human. I love the cover for Through The Ever Sky. *Sigh* The Chemical Garden Trilogy covers are always gorgeous. I’m eagerly waiting for Pivot Point.

    Thanks for sharing! =D
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    • Kat Kennedy

      @Lexie B.: I know! I feel exactly the same way! So many awesome releases, so many incredible cover reveals

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