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March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 27th*, March 5th and March 12th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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*Due to some technical issues, we were unable to send this newsletter on February 28th, so we've also included the books that released the week of February 27th.

On Sale the Week of February 27th in Hardcover

February 28th

THE ACADEMIE by Susanne Dunlap

When Eliza Monroe, the daughter of the future president of the United States, is sent off to boarding school outside of Paris, she isn’t happy. But things start looking up when she discovers her fellow pupils are related to Napoleon Bonaparte --- that is, until she learns that they are mortal enemies and that she's about to get caught in the middle of their schemes.
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books * 9781599905860

BZRK by Michael Grant

The war for human control and manipulation has moved to the next level: Nano technology. This microscopic technology has the ability to alter the brain and ultimately take away free will, but there are people out there fighting to stop this. Let’s just hope they’re not too late.
EgmontUSA * 9781606843123


Three teenagers --- Bounce, a sharp, well-to-do girl, and two struggling boys named Wiggins and Orange --- are holding a four-year-old girl hostage in Orange's basement. But as the stakes grow higher and the guilt and tension mount, Wiggins begins to have doubts about their plan.
Candlewick * 9780763653378

GIL MARSH by A.C.E. Bauer

When Enko shows up at Uruk High School, he and popular kid Gil Marsh soon become inseparable friends. But then, shockingly, Enko succumbs to an aggressive cancer. A devastated Gil cannot even say goodbye when Enko’s parents take his body and return to Canada. But, determined to find Enko’s grave, Gil soon drops everything and heads north.
Random House Books for Young Readers * 9780375869334

PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver

In this follow-up to DELIRIUM, Lena Haloway makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease.
HarperCollins * 9780061978067

PARTIALS by Dan Wells

The Partials --- an engineered species of organic beings identical to humans --- has all but destroyed the humans, and now the last of the race are on the brink of death. But for Kira, a 16-year-old medic-in-training, she quickly finds that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in the connections between them.
Balzer + Bray * 9780062071040

March 1st

CURVEBALL: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field. Peter Friedman, a high school freshman, learns this quickly after a freak injury ends his pitching career and he must redefine himself in a new life after sports.
Scholastic Press * 9780545320696

DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA #3: LUCY by Kathryn Lasky

When her family moves to Bar Harbor, Maine, for the summer, Lucy is more interested in watching the waves and a certain shipbuilder than ingratiating herself with the social elite. But Lucy’s mother will stop at nothing to keep Lucy and the shipbuilder apart, even if it means throwing Lucy into the arms of a wealthy man with a dangerous secret.
Scholastic Press * 9780439783125

THE FINAL FOUR by Paul Volponi

Malcolm wants to get to the NBA ASAP. Roko wants to be the pride of his native Croatia. Crispin wants the girl of his dreams. M.J. just wants a chance. For these four, in the semifinal game for the NCAA basketball championship, more than just the game is on the line.
Viking Juvenile * 9780670012640

PERCEPTION: A Clarity Novel by Kim Harrington

Everybody in school knows about Clarity “Clare” Fern. After all, she’s a psychic. But Clare would rather not be a celebrity; she prefers to hang back and observe. However, when she starts receiving messages and gifts from a secret admirer, things get complicated, especially after a girl in town suddenly disappears and the messages become increasingly sinister.
Point * 9780545230537

RIPPER by Stefan Petrucha

Carver Young has always had big dreams of being a detective. Despite his humble upbringing in an orphanage, he gets his chance when he is adopted by Detective Hawking. But when he is thrown into the case of a vicious serial killer who has terrorized New York City, things quickly get real, and soon Carver finds his newfound stability thrown into disarray once again.
Philomel * 9780399255243

On Sale the Week of February 27th in Paperback

February 28th

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior faces the biggest decision of her life when she must choose which of the five factions to join that make up their society. She has to decide whether to follow in her parents’ footsteps or turn her back on her family and dare to be courageous. But unbeknownst to most, a mutiny is brewing beneath the surface, and their well-ordered society is about to implode.
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780062024039


For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere following a violent encounter in Epcot.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423153375

March 1st

CLOSER by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
At long last reunited with his dad, Will now spends his days exploring the "land of the second sun.” Chester, meanwhile, has finally returned Topsoil. But an army of darkness is on the march. And the ruthless Rebeccas have once more cheated death.
The Chicken House * 9780545201162

On Sale the Week of March 5th in Hardcover

March 5th

BOY21 by Matthew Quick

For Finley and Russ, life in Bellmont isn’t easy. Muddied by drugs, violence and racial tension, the community is as troubled as their home lives. But when playing basketball, both boys find a reprieve from the surrounding ugliness, however temporary.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316127974

ROCK ON: A Story of Guitars, Gigs, Girls, and a Brother (Not Necessarily in that Order) by Denise Vega

For Ori Taylor, performing in the Battle of the Bands contest would be a great chance to make a name for his band, not to mention himself --- who, up until now, has only been known as a miniaturized version of his older brother, Del. But Ori’s big plans take a hit when Del comes home from college.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316133104

March 6th

BALTHAZAR: An Evernight Novel by Claudia Gray

When Balthazar agrees to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, he has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s newfound psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel, seductive master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Now Redgrave plans to use Skye’s powers for his own evil purposes.
HarperTeen * 9780061961182

EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington

On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice.
Sourcebooks Fire * 9781402268403

ILLUMINATE: A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One by Aimee Agresti

Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes when she is awarded a prestigious internship at a posh Chicago hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous strangers. As Haven begins falling for the dashing Lucian Grove, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem.
Harcourt Children's Books * 9780547626147

WHERE IT BEGAN by Ann Redisch Stampler
Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving --- and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.
Simon Pulse * 9781442423213

On Sale the Week of March 5th in Paperback

March 6th

AFTERLIFE: An Evernight Novel by Claudia Gray
Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. But when a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire --- the very creature he spent his life hunting --- their determination is put to the test.
HarperTeen * 9780061284519

BORDERLINE by Allan Stratton

Life is not easy for Sami Sabiri, a funny, gutsy 15-year-old stuck at a private school where he's the only Muslim kid. But things are about to get a lot worse. When Sami catches his father in a lie, he gets suspicious...and he's not the only one.
HarperTeen * 9780061451133

On Sale the Week of March 12th in Hardcover

March 13th

With deeply realized characters, a keen sense of place, a hint of magical realism, and a flush of young romance, Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life's harsh truths as she finds her real power.
Candlewick Press * 9780763646028

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan --- an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423147947

PRETTY CROOKED by Elisa Ludwig
Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones. As if navigating the particularities of her plot wasn’t hard enough, the cops start investigating the string of thefts and Willa finds herself turning to the person she least expected, Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate.
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780062066060

STARTERS by Lissa Price

In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers that her renter plans to do more than party --- her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385742375

March 15th

DARK EYES by William Harlan Ritcher
Wally fled her adopted family at 15 to live on the streets of New York City. Now 16 and street-tough, she’s trying to discover who she really is while simultaneously warding off her birth-father, who will do anything to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago, even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally has had her own killer training and is hungry for justice.
Razorbill * 9781595144577

Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. The two girls have nothing in common --- that is, except for their secret love affair.
Viking Juvenile * 9780670011285

On Sale the Week of March 12th in Paperback

March 13th

When her best friend, Elias, leaves to join the Recruiters, Annah is left alone in the dreary, hopeless Dark City. Fearing he is dead, Annah sets off into the Forest of Hands and Teeth with hopes of finding her estranged sister Abigail, who she hasn’t seen since she, her sister and Elias ventured into the Forest one fateful day many years ago.
Ember * 9780385738606

GIRL, STOLEN by April Henry
When Cheyenne is unwittingly taken along in a car-theft turned kidnapping, she doesn’t have a lot going for her. Already blind and sick with pneumonia, she must find a way to escape before her captors get the ransom money and have no more use for her.
Square Fish * 9780312674755

HEART TO HEART by Lurlene McDaniel
Elowyn and Kassey are more sisters than friends. But when an accident leaves Elowyn brain-dead, Kassey’s world is shattered. A year later, when the woman who received Elowyn’s donated heart comes to visit, the similarities are so striking and unexplainable that Kassey begins to suspect some part of Elowyn --- other than her heart --- may have been passed on.
Ember * 9780440240174

MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams

Thirteen-year-old Lacy and her mother are both starting new jobs on the same day. Her mother seems much better these days and they need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250002600

THE QUEEN OF WATER by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango
Young Virginia knows her family is poor. Even when she is promised as a maid to a mestizo family at the tender age of seven, she is happy to do her part. But as the years pass with no return to her family, she quickly loses touch with her indigenous culture and is left to struggle with an identity not wholly indígena nor mestizo.
Ember * 9780375859632

STEEL by Carrie Vaughn
A mysterious broken sword transports a modern teen through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past, and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew.
HarperTeen * 9780061956508
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