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February 14, 2012

February 14, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 13th and February 20th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of February 13th in Hardcover

February 14th

BEWITCHING by Alex Flinn

Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in BEASTLY, tells about her immortal existence --- how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries.
HarperTeen * 9780062024145

SCARLET by A. C. Gaughen

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.
Walker Books for Young Readers * 9780802723468


Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes. When he dies, Jocelyn can’t help but feel hopeless. That is, until she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December” --- the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers.
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books * 9781599906942

February 16th


Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans --- and Colby --- to start college in the fall. But, somehow, the show must go on.
Dutton Juvenile * 9780525422198

TRAFFICKED by Kim Purcell

Hannah believes she's being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare, as she must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.
Viking Juvenile * 9780670012800

On Sale the Week of February 13th in Paperback

February 14th

BLESSED by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Even as Quincie, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running.
Candlewick Press * 9780763654795

CLOAKED by Alex Flinn

Johnny starts off as just a poor guy with an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop. But a little magic changes it all. It starts with a curse. And a frognapping. And a princess who asks him to lead a rescue mission. And before he knows it, his life becomes a fairy tale unlike any you’ve ever heard.
HarperTeen * 9780060874247

GIRL PARTS by John M. Cusick

Inspired partly by the classic Pinocchio tale and partly by the ’80s family sitcom “Small Wonder,” John M. Cusick’s debut novel centers on a robot who develops a will of her own with the help of two teenage boys.
Candlewick Press * 9780763656447

KINDRED by Tammar Stein

When pressed, Miriam admits reluctantly to believing in a higher power. But then the archangel Raphael pays her a visit and sends her on a mission to save two strangers. To top it off, her twin brother has been getting visits from the evil side of the spectrum, which makes Miriam wonder if she has been blessed and her brother cursed, or vice versa.
Ember * 9780375853494

WISH by Joseph Monninger

Bee and her brother, Tommy, know that Tommy’s life will be cut short by cystic fibrosis. That’s why Bee wants to make his wish-foundation-sponsored trip to swim with a great white shark an unforgettable memory. But wishes don’t always come true. At least, not as expected.
Ember * 9780375862137

On Sale the Week of February 20th in Hardcover

February 21st


Brie's life ends at 16: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart ---literally. But now that she's in heaven, Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined.
Dial Books for Young Readers * 9780803737204

DOUBLE by Jenny Valentine

When the 16-year-old runaway Chap is mistaken for a missing boy named Cassiel, he takes on the boy’s identity, gaining the family and friends he’s always dreamed of having. But as he begins to unravel the mystery behind Cassiel’s disappearance, Chap realizes that he’s in much deeper danger than he could have imagined.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423147145


Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from under the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention --- with amorous or sinister intent --- in a dozen stories by bestselling author Melissa Marr.
HarperCollins * 9780061852718

FEVER: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2 by Lauren DeStefano

Rhine and Gabriel may have escaped the beautiful prison of Wither’s mansion, but they are far from escaping danger. Though Rhine remains determined to get to her brother in Manhattan, the road they are left is long and perilous.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442409071

On Sale the Week of February 20th in Paperback

February 21st

BEST OF THE BEST: A Baseball Great Novel by Tim Green

Josh is still flying high from his baseball team's win when his parents start talking divorce. Now his dad is challenging him to play the best of the best at the Little League World Series. With the help of two friends, Josh races to get the facts that can help keep his family together.
HarperCollins * 9780061686245


Abby already accepted that she can't measure up to her beautiful sister, Tess, and she knows she’s second best. Until the accident. With Tess now in a coma, Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always as it seems, and life holds more than she ever thought it could.
Simon Pulse * 9781416994855

DARKEST MERCY: The Final Wicked Lovely Book by Melissa Marr

The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey. Love, despair and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win. And some will lose everything.
HarperCollins * 9780061659270

DEADLY by Julie Chibarro

To get out of Mrs. Browning’s School for Girls, Prudence Galewski has to find a job fit for a young lady. But Prudence is fascinated by the human body. With some luck, she lands a position in a lab, where she’s swept into an investigation of the fever, one of medical history’s greatest mysteries.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9780689857393


At the end of THE LIGHT, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall uncovered the truth about what happened to his best friend Cooper. Now in THE BLACK, we get Cooper’s perspective. What does his story have to do with Marshall and the journey along the Morpheus Road?
Aladdin * 9781416965206
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