Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Buzz {3}

Welcome to The Buzz - a weekly post that showcases new books on my shelves, any bookish news that is share-worthy, and anything else I feel like adding: book trailers, release dates, cover reveals, etc. 

On My Bookshelf

So, it's kind of been awhile since I've updated new books so I guess we will start there!

 Dreaming Anastasia & Haunted by Joy Preble
PhotobucketPhotobucket  I won these *signed* books during the YA Scavenger Hunt way back when (yes, I'm THAT far behind!) Big thanks to Joy Preble for signing these and offering them up as a prize! I cannot wait to read them, and the third book of the series, Anastasia Forever, releases August 1, 2012

 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
PhotobucketThis one actually just showed up at my doorstep one day after I completed a survey on Goodreads. I am so not arguing with free books! While this really isn't my *type* of book, its received rave reviews so I will most likely give it a whirl. This is the first book in the Millenium Series.

And then I went on an (Kobo) E-Book buying spree....
 [Click the title to go to the Goodreads page]

Die For Me(The Revenants #1) with Bonus Material by Amy Plum
Starcrossed #1 with Bonus Material by Josephine Angelini
Illuminate(Gilded Wings#1) by Aimee Agressi
Sabriel(Abhorsen#1) by Garth Nix
Darkest Powers Bonus Pack: Dangerous, Divided, and Disenchanted by Kelley Armstrong
Above by Leah Bobet
Borgia Betrayal(The Poisoner Mysteries #2) by Sara Poole
Flawless by Lara Chapman
Glow(The Skychasers #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Halflings #1 by Heather Burch
Monster High #1 by Lisi Harrington
Poison(The Poisoner Mysteries #1) by Sara Poole

On My Radar - June Edition (Part 1)
Here are some of the June 2012 releases that are on my radar.

This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
Expected Publication: June 19th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin

"It's the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won't stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn't sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she's failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she's forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group's fate is determined less and less by what's happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life - and death - insude. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?"

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Expected Publication: June 12th 2012 by Balzer+Bray

Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong - the Reduction - decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

"Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family's estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot's estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that include renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth - an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be her second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret - one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she's faced with a choice: cling to what she's been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she's ever loved, even if she's lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it."

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Expected Publication: June 12th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

"Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough - especially as Calder has lots of practic using his irresistible good looks and charm on unsuspecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily - just as Lily starts to suspet that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him."

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Expected Publication: June 14th 2012 by Dial Books for Young Readers

"A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

"One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them ... until one summer evening Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then, in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over."

Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson
Expected Publication: June 5th 20120 by Atheneum

"Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.

Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet - especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world.

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the Plague, but that doesn't mean she's safe - government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors - and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader's son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument.

Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs."

*Wish List is a list of books that are already released that I want and do not own.

All These Things I've Done (Birthright #1) by Gabrielle Zevin
A Game of Thrones - A Song of Ice & Fire Series by George R.R. Martin
Unraveled - Intertwined #2 - by Gena Showalter
Crescendo - Hush, Hush #2 - by Becca Fitzpatrick


Until I Die - Revenants #2 - by Amy Plum
Bloodlines - Bloodlines #1 - by Richelle Mead

Book Trailers

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Insurgent - Divergent #2 - by Veronica Roth

1 comment:

  1. These books are on my radar now, especially those Joy Preble books, they look so interesting...



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