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April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of April 16th and April 23rd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of April 16th in Hardcover

April 17th

by Johan Harstad

It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space --- and change their lives forever.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316182881

GLIMMER by Phoebe Kitanidis

When Marshall King and Elyse Alton suddenly wake up tangled in each other's arms with zero memory of how they got there or even who they are, it's the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.
Balzer + Bray * 9780061799280

GONE, GONE, GONE by Hannah Moskowitz

It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.
Simon Pulse * 9781442453128

KILL SWITCH by Chris Lynch
When Daniel’s grandfather starts talking about his old job --- the people he’s killed, the countries he’s overthrown --- Daniel suspects the words are only dementia-induced babbling. That is, until the man’s old “friends” start showing up to make sure he keeps quiet.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781416927020

THE LAST ECHO: A Body Finder Novel by Kimberly Derting
Violet’s ability to sense dead bodies is an asset to forensic psychologist Sara Priest, who enlists her to uncover a string of murders by a man known as “the girlfriend collector.” Now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship," and Violet may have caught his eye.
HarperCollins * 9780062082190

THE SPRINGSWEET by Saundra Mitchell
Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, 17-year-old Zora Stewart leaves Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, where she discovers that she possesses the astonishing ability to sense water under the parched earth. But when her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.
Harcourt Children's Books * 9780547608426
On Sale the Week of April 16th in Paperback

April 17th

DESIRES OF THE DEAD: A Body Finder Novel by Kimberly Derting
Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. But though she works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly draws the attention of both the FBI and someone else --- someone dangerous.
HarperCollins * 9780061779862

GONE, GONE, GONE by Hannah Moskowitz

It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.
Simon Pulse * 9781442407534

WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman

Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of IF I STAY, WHERE SHE WENT continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam's point of view. Ever since Mia's decision to stay --- but not with him --- Adam's career has been on a wonderful trajectory. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite.
Speak * 9780142420898
On Sale the Week of April 23rd in Hardcover

April 24th

by Walter Dean Myers
Paul DuPree is working at a soup kitchen in Harlem the summer his father dies, just trying to get by. But Elijah, the soup man, won’t stop talking about the social contract and asking Paul questions about heavy-duty things. As the talk of what-ifs turns into reality, Paul realizes the talk is about more than getting by --- it’s about taking charge of your life.
Amistad * 9780061960871

BREAKING BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
When her boyfriend Trip dies in a horrible car accident, Allie doesn’t want to remember the night of the event, any more than she wants to remember the horrible reality of their abusive relationship. But when police reopen the case, she may be forced to remember, especially after she and her best friend Blake become suspects.
Walker Books for Young Readers * 9780802723529

Ensnared in a dangerous, ever-deepening mystery, Will Besting must lead his friends through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious souls at war with each other. It's a game of cat and mouse, and not everyone will be alive when it's over. Can Will outwit both Rainsford and Goring, ending their reign of fear forever?
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780062101822

THE GIRL IN THE PARK by Mariah Fredericks
When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream, "Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl” and more to her death than the headlines reveal.
Schwartz & Wade * 9780375868436

by Julie Anne Peters

When Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn the school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders, she jumps at the opportunity. But for Azure and her two friends, orchestrating the prom may push their friendships to the breaking point.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316131582

MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin
In a smoldering city full of death and danger, a 17-year-old girl could be the salvation --- or the destruction --- of the entire human race...and of two boys’ hearts. MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH is the beginning of a two-book sequence that reimagines Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic story.
Greenwillow Books * 9780062107794

PURITY by Jackson Pearce

Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. But when her father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial abstinence pledge, she’s caught between Promises One and Three.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316182461

REBEL FIRE: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane
Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes knows that Amyus Crowe, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn’t expect to find John Wilkes Booth, the notorious assassin, apparently alive and well in England --- and Crowe somehow mixed up in it.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers * 9780374387686

Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, 16-year-old Suzume is able to re-create herself in any form --- a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to use her skills to steal the heart of a prince in a revenge plot to destroy her mother's new husband, Lord Terayama.
Candlewick * 9780763653446

by Deb Caletti
Cricket’s mother is finally getting married after jilting two previous fiancés. But Cricket’s future step-sisters aren’t happy about the marriage. Worried that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, Cricket also has her own problems in the form of a sexy new acquaintance, Ash.
Simon Pulse * 9781442423466

UNRAVELING by Elizabeth Norris

Two days before the start of her junior year, 17-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school, leaning over her. She thinks he somehow has brought her back to life. But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve.
Balzer + Bray * 9780062103734
On Sale the Week of April 23rd in Paperback

April 24th

DARK EDEN by Patrick Carman
Will Besting is sent to an institution meant to help patients with crippling phobias. He and six others take turns in mysterious fear chambers, and though they feel emboldened afterwards, they also start developing strange side effects.
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780062009715

FORGE by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Patriot Army was shaped by the desperate circumstances at Valley Forge, where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. But as an escaped slave passing for a freedman, Curzon must face the fear of discovery along with the hardships of being a soldier. And then there’s Isabel --- who’s there against her will. Can she and Curzon sort out the tangled threads of friendship and find the path to true freedom?
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781416961451

KICK by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman
Kevin Johnson is 13 years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential.
HarperTeen * 9780062004918


Ginny Blackstone spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When her backpack is stolen --- with the last little blue envelope inside --- she resigns herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end. That is, until a mysterious boy contacts her months later.
HarperTeen * 9780061976810

SUMMER AND THE CITY: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell
This sequel to THE CARRIE DIARIES brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow" --- as Samantha Jones dubs her --- to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
Balzer + Bray * 9780061729003

THE WARLOCK The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 5 by Michael Scott
With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. In this fifth installment of the series, Sophie must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.
Ember * 9780385735346

Belly has only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And when she decides to finally tie the knot with Jeremiah, Conrad entreats her with one last, desperate declaration of love. Now Belly will have to face a truth she possibly has always known: she will have to break one of their hearts.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781416995593
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