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May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 28th and June 4th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of May 28th in Hardcover

May 29th

CHANGELING: Order of Darkness, Book One by Philippa Gregory
Despite religious vows and despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.
Simon Pulse * 9781442453449

DREAMLESS by Josephine Angelini
As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.
HarperTeen * 9780062012012

May 31st

KEEP HOLDING ON by Susane Colasanti
Noelle's life is all about survival. Not even her best friend knows how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. When her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she fears that her heart eventually will get broken. But when the bullying of her classmate takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself --- and for the love that keeps her holding on.
Viking Juvenile * 9780670012251

June 1st

Brian and Gregory have seen it all. They've escaped certain death, walked right into it, and wreaked small amounts of havoc of their own. And finally, they're going to make sense of all their travels and adventures...if they possibly can! THE CHAMBER IN THE SKY brings to a close the incredible, strange and funny journey of Brian and Gregory.
Scholastic Press * 9780545334938

GRIM by Anna Waggener
When Erika wakes up after a horrific car crash, she finds herself somewhere between earth and heaven, between life and death. She doesn't want to accept help from Jeremiah, who she's not sure she can trust, even as she finds herself drawn to him, following him into a grim city of souls. She's not sure who wants to help her and who wants to hurt her. And she's desperate to get back to her children.
Scholastic Press * 9780545384803
On Sale the Week of May 28th in Paperback

May 29th

BLOODLINES by Richelle Mead
When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. BLOODLINES explores friendships, romance, battles and betrayals in a part-vampire, part-human setting where everyone is out for blood.
Razorbill * 9781595144737

UNCOMMON CRIMINALS: A Heist Society Novel by Ally Carter
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months, she’s simply been known as the girl who robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423148074

June 1st

You’ve seen “Lost,” you’ve read LORD OF THE FLIES, you’ve at least heard of “Gilligan’s Island.” And there may be a ton of other plane-crashed-on-a-desert-island books and movies with their stock characters --- a doctor, maybe, and a girly girl who can’t handle being shipwrecked. But you’ve never read BEAUTY QUEENS, and now you must.
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780439895989

THE DEADLY SISTER by Eliot Schrefer
Maya is obsessed with her tutor, Jefferson Andrews...until he ends up dead. She runs away and leaves her sister, Abby, following the trail of clues. Each piece of evidence points to Maya, but it also appears that Jefferson had secrets of his own. And enemies. Like his brother, who Abby becomes involved with...until he falls under suspicion.
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780545165754
On Sale the Week of June 4th in Hardcover

June 5th

ARISE: A Hereafter Novel by Tara Hudson
Increasingly worried that dark spirits will carry out their threats and hurt the people she loves, Amelia is ready to try anything to protect them. And for his own reasons, Joshua has come to the cemetery at midnight to join her in a powerful ritual. Both know that once Amelia steps inside the Voodoo circle and the beautiful girl from the Conjure Cafe begins the cere­mony, everything will change.
HarperTeen * 9780062026798

DEAD RECKONING by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Both young women travel the prairie alone --- until they are brought together by a zombie invasion!
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * 9781599906843

A GIRL NAMED DIGIT by Annabel Monaghan

Farrah "Digit" Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah unknowingly cracks a terrorist group's number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children * 9780547668529

MESSY by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Now that Brooke has caught a taste of fame and her movie star father's attention, she wants to launch a blog that will position her as the ultimate Hollywood insider. But she hardly has the time to write it herself. Enter Max McCormack, an aspiring author who reluctantly agrees to play Brooke's ghost-blogger for an impressive salary. The site takes off, but how long can their lie last?
Poppy * 9780316098298

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorced dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancé and her kids, one of whom turns out to be her one-night stand from graduation night. And she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out, not even noticing the good things right under her nose.
Poppy * 9780316084222

MIRACLE by Elizabeth Scott
Megan is a miracle. At least, that’s what everyone says. Having survived a plane crash that killed everyone else on board, Megan knows she should be grateful just to be alive. But the truth is, she doesn’t feel like a miracle. In fact, she doesn’t feel anything at all. Then memories from the crash start coming back.
Simon Pulse * 9781442417069

MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world --- as they know it --- apart.
Feiwel & Friends * 9780312569037

After Alison DiLaurentis tried to kill them, Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna tried to get their lives back on track. But these girls just can’t stay out of trouble. First there was their disastrous trip to Jamaica, and their summer breaks were no less eventful. Now a new A is stalking them, taunting them with the very secrets these pretty little liars have been trying to forget. It turns out this A is out for blood.
HarperTeen * 9780062081896

SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers * 9780805094596

SHADOWS CAST BY STARS by Catherine Knutsson
Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet --- especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world. Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe, as government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781442401914
On Sale the Week of June 4th in Paperback

June 5th

THE BRIDGE TO NEVERLAND by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
One afternoon, Aidan and Sarah Cooper discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. The document seems to be referring to some books she has read --- the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423160298

DANIEL X: GAME OVER by James Patterson and Ned Rust
When Daniel X discovers that a duo of evil extraterrestrials is plotting to control kids around the world through video games, he's determined to take them both out of commission. These wicked game masters are also running an endangered species hunting club on the side, and their next target is none other than Daniel.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316101707

It’s been a year since the torturous notes from A stopped, and the mystery of Alison DiLaurentis’ disappearance was finally put to rest. Now seniors in high school, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are older, but they’re not any wiser. The pretty little liars have more secrets than ever --- twisted secrets that could destroy the perfect lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.
HarperTeen * 9780062081025
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