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May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 14th and May 21st that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of May 14th in Hardcover

May 15th

It’s been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small’s violent death, and it seems that Lydia’s angry ghost wants revenge. When a girl from school disappears one night, it becomes clear that several of Alexis’s friends are in danger, and she is the only person who can save them.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423134725

CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein
In 1943, a British spy plane crashes in Nazi France, leaving the passenger “Verity” to be captured by the Gestapo and her best friend, Maddie, behind. When Verity’s captors tell her to confess or be executed, she writes her confession page by page --- uncovering her past, how she became friends with Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wreck, desperately hoping to make it home.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423152194

Khemri believes that being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire isn’t as great as it sounds. Constantly in danger from other Princes, he discovers mysteries within the hidden workings of the Empire and meets a young woman named Raine, who will challenge his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.
HarperCollins * 9780060096946

FATED: The Soul Seekers, Book 1 by Alyson Noël

When strange things start happening to Daire Santos, whose dreams are haunted by a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. This is a woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are --- the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker --- one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312664855

FROM WHAT I REMEMBER... by Valerie Thomas and Stacy Kramer
Less than 24 hours before giving her valedictorian speech for graduation, Kylie ends up in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston and a wedding band on her finger. Separated by a gaping social chasm, these two need to escape their captors and make it back across the border, figuring out who they really are, what they really want, and the true meaning of love, on the way.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423155089

GILT by Katherine Longshore
When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels and elegant parties. But court is also full of secrets, lies and sordid affairs. As Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.
Viking Juvenile * 9780670013999

After years of wandering, Larten Crepsley has finally found his way back to his vampire family and resumed the vigorous, brutal training to become a General. But there are vampires determined to pull Larten into starting a war that could have global implications and casualties.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316078733

Alexander’s little sister Stormy is coming to Dullsville, forcing Raven to take a good look at what it would really mean to be a vampire, aside from shunning the sun and sleeping in a coffin with Alexander. Although Alexander is as romantic and attentive as ever, will Raven ultimately be able to convince him that it’s the right thing to turn her into a vampire?
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780062070081

On Sale the Week of May 14th in Paperback

May 15th

by Mike Lupica

Will Tyler may not be the biggest running back around, but no one can touch him when it comes to hitting the hole and finding the end zone. When he’s playing, life can't touch him --- his dad isn't so defeated, his town isn't so poor, and everyone has something to cheer for. But with funds dwindling, there simply isn't enough money or players for a season. Unless Will can give everyone a reason to believe.
Puffin * 9780142421390

Dullsville has finally become the most exciting place on earth, now that Raven is madly in love with Alexander and a crew of vampires has taken residence in Dullsville's old mill. But Raven can't decide whether Jagger's plan to open a new club, the Crypt, is a good one. Can Raven convince Jagger to listen to her plans to make the Crypt the morbidly magnificent party space it could be? Will it be safe for mortals and vampires alike?
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780061689475

On Sale the Week of May 21st in Hardcover

May 22nd

ALICE ON BOARD by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Everything Alice has ever known is about to change --- from where she sleeps at night to how close her closest friends will be. So Alice is meeting that seasick feeling head-on by setting sail as staff on a Chesapeake Bay cruise ship. And like any last great adventure before starting college, Alice knows she’ll need sunblock, an open mind, and…oh yeah, all her best girlfriends.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781442445888

THE ENCHANTRESS: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 6 by Michael Scott
The twins of prophecy have been split, and Nicholas Flamel is near death, while John Dee has the swords of power and Danu Talis has yet to fall. The future of the human race lies in the balance. How will the legend end?
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385735353

RUSH FOR THE GOLD: Mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein
Susan Carol isn’t a reporter --- she’s an Olympian, competing as a swimmer at her first Olympic games. With all the agents, sponsors and media wanting to get up close and personal with Susan, Stevie Thomas is worried about how far they might go to ensure that America’s Olympic darling wins the gold.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375869631

On Sale the Week of May 21st in Paperback

May 22nd

THE DEAD by Charlie Higson
THE DEAD is the second book in Charlie Higson’s terrifying and action-packed horror series, in which everyone over the age of 16 has been infected with a disease that turns them into flesh-eating monsters. Set one year before the events that occur in THE ENEMY, it fulfills the promise Higson made in his interview with “More zombies! More blood! More flesh-eating!”
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423134220

Brought together each summer at a boarding school in Switzerland, three girls learn a lot more than just French and European culture. Shirin, an Iranian princess; Ingrid, a German-Canadian eccentric; and Vivien, a Cuban-Jewish New Yorker culinary phenom, are thrown into each other's lives when they become roommates. This is a story of three paths slowly beginning to cross and merge.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781416979302

RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier
Gwyneth's sophisticated cousin, Charlotte, has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who takes a sudden spin to a different era. She must now work with Gideon --- another time traveler whose presence, as time passes, becomes less insufferable and more essential. Together, they journey through the 18th century in contemporary London.
Square Fish * 9780312551513

SO SILVER BRIGHT: The Théâtre Illuminata, Act III by Lisa Mantchev
All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own. And she’s close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a vengeful sea goddess and a mysterious queen as she tries to keep her family --- and Théâtre Illuminata --- from crumbling. To complicate it all, Bertie is torn between her two loves, Ariel and Nate.
Square Fish * 9781250004857

When Madison died the night of her prom, she knew her life would never be the same. Now she has a powerful amulet, a team of rogue angels by her side, and the ability to flash forward into the future to see the shape of destiny. When Madison has the opportunity to get her body back --- to be alive again --- she faces her most difficult decision yet.
HarperCollins * 9780061441707

TEN MILES PAST NORMAL by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Janie Gorman wants to be normal, but she’s far from it. Her parents have involved her in their “let’s-live-on-a-goat-farm” experiment, and now she has to milk goats every day. It would be nice to return to her safe suburban life, but in this new life, Janie just might find that being “normal” is overrated.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781416995869

THIS DARK ENDEAVOR: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel
Victor Frankenstein’s twin, Konrad, has fallen ill. In his desperation to save him, Victor searches for the ingredients to the fabled Elixir of Life. With the help of his cousin Elizabeth and his best friend Henry, Victor will do anything to help Konrad --- even if it means embracing madness.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442403161

WRAPPED by Jennifer Bradbury
Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings. But reality for a 17-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels --- or even dust. Agnes can only see the mummy when she’s wearing a new silk gown at Lord Showalter's estate. This is the start of Agnes's debut season, but it's also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn't just a mummy.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781416990086
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