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June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 11th and June 18th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 11th in Hardcover

June 12th

CRAZY by Amy Reed
Connor knows that Izzy will never fall in love with him the way he’s fallen for her. Somehow, though, he’s been let into her crazy, exhilarating world and become her closest confidante. But the frenetic energy that makes her shine is starting to push her into a much darker place.
Simon Pulse * 9781442413474

THE FEAR by Charlie Higson
The sickness struck everyone 16 and older. Now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups who are hungry, bloodthirsty, and not giving up. DogNut and the rest of his crew, in search of the friends they lost during the fire, set off on a deadly mission. But who are their friends and who is the enemy in this changed world?
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423134237

Since Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, Kai, the world has changed. Elliot's estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth --- an almost unrecognizable Kai. She soon discovers that her childhood friend carries a secret that could change their world...or bring it to its knees.
Balzer + Bray * 9780062006141

THE GOLDEN LILY: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs. The students carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.
Razorbill * 9781595143181

LIES BENEATH by Anne Greenwood Brown
Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids, who survive by preying on humans. When they target Jason Hancock out of revenge, Calder sets out to seduce his daughter, Lily, but screws everything up by falling for her, just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385742016

RAPTURE: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate
Time is running out for Luce and Daniel in Lauren Kate's fourth and final Fallen novel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. With dark forces after them, they face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies...and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made, and hearts are destroyed.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385739184

REUNITED by Hilary Weisman Graham
Alice, Summer and Tiernan used to be best friends --- as well as the self-proclaimed biggest fans of the band Level3. But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Now, four years later, when Level3 announces a one-time reunion show in Texas, Alice invites her two former friends along for the trip. Both girls agree to go, each with her own ulterior motive.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442439849

June 14th

MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not --- loud, numerous, messy, affectionate --- and every day from her balcony perch, 17-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them…until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Samantha is suddenly faced with an impossible decision.
Dial * 9780803736993

TOKYO HEIST by Diana Renn
When 16-year-old Violet agrees to spend the summer with her father, an up-and-coming artist in Seattle, she has no idea what she's walking into. Her father's newest clients, the Yamada family, are the victims of a high-profile art robbery: van Gogh sketches have been stolen from their home, and, until they can produce the corresponding painting, everyone's lives are in danger --- including Violet's and her father's.
Viking Juvenile * 9780670013326

THE VINDICO by Wesley King
The Vindico are a group of supervillains who have been fighting the League of Heroes for as long as anyone can remember. Realizing they're not as young as they used to be, they devise a plan to kidnap a group of teenagers to take over for them when they retire. Held captive in a remote mansion, five teens have to trust each other to plot their escape. But they quickly learn that the differences between good and evil are not as black and white as they seem.
Putnam Juvenile * 9780399256547

On Sale the Week of June 11th in Paperback

June 12th

ALL JUST GLASS by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Taking place over just 24 hours, ALL JUST GLASS tells the story of a game-changing battle that will forever change the world of the Den of Shadows. And at its center is the story of two sisters who must choose between love and duty.
Ember * 9780385737531

PAPER COVERS ROCK by Jenny Hubbard
At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, he and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving a web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides.
Ember * 9780385740562

SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS by Lauren Barnholdt
Hannah is about to start her senior year, and she has never been so scared. That’s because she’s going to have to face Sebastian, the guy who dumped her on the last day of junior year; Noah, the guy she’s totally fallen for; and Ava, Noah’s girlfriend...and Hannah’s best friend.
Simon Pulse * 9781442413153

TIGHTER by Adele Griffin
When 17-year-old Jamie arrives on the New England island of Little Bly to work as a summer au pair, she's stunned to learn of the horror that precedes her. Seeking the truth surrounding a young couple's tragic deaths, Jamie discovers that she herself looks shockingly like the dead girl --- and that she has a disturbing ability to sense the two ghosts.
Ember * 9780375859335

June 14th

Chloe's adored older sister, Ruby, retrieves Chloe from Chloe's father's house, where she went to live after discovering a dead girl at the town reservoir. Back in her hometown two years later, Chloe is stunned to see that very same girl --- the one whose dead body once floated in the reservoir --- attending parties, dating boys, and hanging out with Ruby.
Speak * 9780142421437

On Sale the Week of June 18th in Hardcover

June 19th

Tril is a world where Barrons and Healers are Bound to each other. Seventeen-year-old Kaya was born a Healer, but she wants to fight. In Tril, and at Shadow Academy, where she is sent to learn to heal, it is against Protocol for Healers to fight. Compelled to learn in secret, she asks two young men to train her. Only one will, and the consequences will change their lives forever.
Dial * 9780803737235

THE WILD QUEEN: The Days and Nights of Mary, Queen of Scots by Carolyn Meyer
Mary Stuart struggled most of her life. She was sent to France at the age of five only to be abandoned when her future husband died. She returned to Scotland, became entangled in an unhappy marriage and a murder scandal, and had to keep a watchful eye on Elizabeth I, Queen of England. It was all of these things that Mary had to fight to keep alive, especially Elizabeth, who would kill anyone who threatened her place on the throne.
Harcourt Children's Books * 9780152061883

On Sale the Week of June 18th in Paperback

June 19th

If given the opportunity, what 16-year-old wouldn't move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny untruth to make it happen. But she and housemate Vi are totally responsible. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4) and "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) is a mystery to them.
HarperTeen * 9780061701269

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover, but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. Six months ago, Sloane Price’s world collapsed; since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312656744
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