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January 3, 2012

January 3, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of January 2nd and January 9th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of January 2nd in Hardcover

January 1st

IRISES by Francisco X. Stork
When their father dies, two sisters must support themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state. With their sudden freedom, both girls also struggle with dark new temptations.
Arthur A. Levine Books * 9780545151351

Lita is the writer. Adam is the entrepreneur. They are JUST FRIENDS. And they might never agree, but in this hilarious story, they manage to give the world a little more insight into what boys and girls are really looking for.
Scholastic Press * 9780545113151

January 2nd

THE QUEEN OF KENTUCKY by Alecia Whitaker
Fourteen-year-old Ricki Jo always wanted to be popular. Now she's on top of the world, even though her best friend Luke says he misses "plain old Ricki Jo." It takes a serious incident on Luke's farm for Ricki Jo to realize that being a true friend is more important than being popular.
Poppy * 9780316125062

Seventeen-year-old Hadley is stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding to a woman that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Poppy * 9780316122382

January 3rd

BITTERSWEET by Sarah Ockler
Ever since a betrayal destroyed her dreams, Hadley stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner. When things start looking up and she gets a second chance --- and a cute, sweet guy walks into her life --- she must decide what she really wants.
Simon Pulse * 9781442430358

Anthony Jones has never been outside his rough East Cleveland neighborhood when he’s given a scholarship to an elite prep school in Maine. As he tries to adapt to a world that will never fully accept him, he realizes that home is becoming a place where he no longer belongs.
HarperTeen * 9780061914836

BLOODROSE: A Nightshade Novel by Andrea Cremer
Calla has always welcomed war. But in the concluding installment of the Nightshade trilogy, the final battle is upon her --- and there's much more at stake than fighting. She must protect the ones she loves, not to mention make it out alive herself.
Philomel * 9780399256127

CINDER: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Feiwel & Friends * 9780312641894

THE DARLINGS IN LOVE by Melissa Kantor

The Darlings have just begun their second semester of ninth grade, and love is in the air. In the face of both joy and heartbreak, they know that they'll always have each other. Boys come and go, but the Darlings are still forever.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423123699

PRETTY LITTLE SECRETS: A Pretty Little Liars Collection by Sara Shepard
Rewind to junior year in Rosewood, Pennsylvania, to a winter break no one has ever heard about. Now that Alison’s murderer is in jail and A is dead, Hanna, Emily, Aria and Spencer can finally relax. Little do they know there’s a new A in town.
HarperTeen * 9780062125910

UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland are slim. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then she meets an Outsider. He’s a savage --- and her only hope of staying alive.
HarperCollins * 9780062072030

January 5th

DRAGONSWOOD by Janet Lee Carey
Tess, daughter of a blacksmith, has visions of the future, but she still doesn't expect to be accused of witchcraft, forced to flee with her two best friends, or offered shelter by the handsome and enigmatic Garth Huntsman, a warden for Dragonswood.
Dial * 9780803735040

On Sale the Week of January 2nd in Paperback

January 1st

ABANDON by Meg Cabot
When Pierce first sees him, she thinks he is a murderer. She's right about one thing --- he does take lives. But not in the way she ever imagined. As she gets closer to the truth about the death of someone close to her, unexpected secrets are revealed, even in her own heart.
Point * 9780545040648

PROM AND PREJUDICE by Elizabeth Eulberg
The girls at the prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet is happy about her friend Jane's burgeoning romance with Charles Bingley, but less than impressed by Charles's friend, Will Darcy. Clearly, Darcy is a pompous jerk. So why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
Point * 9780545240789

THE CLONE CODES #2: CYBORG by Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack, and John McKissack
In this installment of The Clone Codes, Houston, a Cyborg, tells his story. Set in the year 2130, Houston is considered less than human because of his synthetic body and organ replacements, and must fight to overcome the rules of his strange universe.
Scholastic Press * 9780439929868

When Pancho arrives at St. Anthony's Home, he knows his time there will be short: If his plans succeed, he'll soon be arrested for the murder of his sister's killer. But then he's assigned to help D.Q., who has brain cancer and a "Death Warrior's Manifesto” that will change Pancho’s life for good.
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780545151344

January 2nd

Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body. So when Alex Patrick is date-raped, she can either stay silent and hope someone helps, or enlist the aid of the Mockingbirds --- a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of the student body.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316090544

January 3rd

DARK FLAME: The Immortals, Book 4 by Alyson Noël
Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat --- exposing their secret world to the outside. As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the enemy --- Roman and his evil companions.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312583750

WOLFSBANE: A Nightshade Novel by Andrea Cremer
When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer, one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack --- and the man --- she left behind.
Speak * 9780142420980
On Sale the Week of January 9th in Hardcover

January 10th

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel is still terminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Dutton Juvenile * 9780525478812

A MILLION SUNS: An Across the Universe Novel by Beth Revis
It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. There may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of Godspeed, the spaceship where they’re trapped. But when he discovers a shocking secret, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed.
Razorbill * 9781595143983

On Sale the Week of January 9th in Paperback

January 10th

THE RUNNING DREAM by Wendelin Van Draanen
Sixteen-year-old Jessica lives to run. So when a tragic bus accident leaves her with an amputated leg, her entire world screeches to a painful dead end. But with the help of her friends and a hidden strength discovered deep within, she just may find the courage --- and the means --- to run again.
Ember * 9780375866289

THROAT by R. A. Nelson
Seventeen-year-old Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy --- until the lost night. A grand mal seizure interrupted the attack of Wirtz, a vampire, and left Emma with all a vampire's powers --- but no need to drink blood.
Ember * 9780375861383

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