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June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 25th and July 2nd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 25th in Hardcover

June 26th

BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
Delilah is obsessed with "Between the Lines," a fairy tale featuring Prince Oliver, who really speaks to her. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. So Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book.
Emily Bestler Books/Atria/Simon Pulse * 9781451635751

Tallulah Casey has to keep her eyes on the prize if she’s going to help raise enough money to keep her school, Dother Hall, from closing --- even if the boys of Woolfe Academy are lingering about doing confusing boy things. Will Tallulah be able to ace her performance in this term's project, A Midsummer Night's Dream?
Harper Teen * 9780061799365

Gigi, Bea and Neerja are best friends, total overachievers, and know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. But when an unexpected event shows them that they’re missing out on the full high school experience, it’s time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight.
Balzer + Bray * 9780061953408

July 1st

CHOKE by Diana López

If she could --- if her parents would let her --- eighth-grader Windy would change everything about herself. And then one day, Windy gets the change she's been looking for. New girl Nina --- impossibly cool, confident, and not afraid of anyone --- starts hanging out with Windy! Nina even wants to be "breath sisters." Windy wants to change everything about her life...but is she really willing to give up everything in the process?
Point * 9780545418225

On Sale the Week of June 25th in Paperback

July 1st

In this follow-up to THIRTEENTH CHILD, Patricia C. Wrede continues to explore an alternate western expansion of the United States full of magic, fantastical creatures and mystery. Something has been turning animals to stone, and it’s up to magical twins Eff and Lan Rothmer to stop the dangerous threat.
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780545033466

THE CRUISERS #2: CHECKMATE by Walter Dean Myers
After a middle-school student from Da Vinci Academy gets caught trying to buy drugs, Alexander “Zander” Scott and his Cruiser friends are asked to intervene. Fourteen-year-old Sidney Aronofsky isn’t a typical druggie; he is a star pupil and a master chess player who could ruin his future if he doesn’t get help.
Scholastic Press * 9780439916325

DARK SOULS by Paula Morris
Miranda arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won’t run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York’s hidden places and histories. Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous --- and deadly --- is being planned.
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780545251341

Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High, have transferred to Ashbury High for senior year. They have been in love since they were 14, go out dancing every night and sleep through school all day. But strange things are happening at Ashbury this year, and the new kids are hiding a secret that could ruin more than just senior year.
Arthur A. Levine Books * 9780545069731

HALF BROTHER by Kenneth Oppel
For 13 years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan --- an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben's father is a renowned behavioral scientist, and his latest project is to determine whether chimps can acquire advanced language skills. Ben slowly starts to treat Zan as a brother, but his father only sees him as an experiment. Soon Ben is forced to make the critical choice between what he is told to believe and what he knows to be true.
Scholastic Paperbacks * 9780545229265

On Sale the Week of July 2nd in Hardcover

July 3rd

Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. Which is why, on Lexi’s 18th birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers * 9780374323035

DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta
The more Jane learns about Birch Grove Academy’s recent past, the more she comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the former scholarship student, whose place Jane took? As Jane begins to piece together the answers to the puzzle, she must find out why she was brought to Birch Grove --- and what she would risk to stay there.
Tor Teen * 9780765329646

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH by Janet Tashjian
The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a 14-year-old music “encyclopedia,” writes a music column --- called "For What It's Worth" --- for his school paper. But Quinn’s world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers * 9780805093650

ONCE: An Eve Novel by Anna Carey
Eve is being protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America, but she was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America. Trapped inside the City walls, Eve uncovers a shocking secret about her past --- and is forced to confront the harsh reality of her future.
HarperCollins * 9780062048547

TEAM HUMAN by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Just because Mel lives in a city founded by vampires doesn't mean she knows any personally. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school and Mel's best friend, Cathy, starts falling for him. On top of trying to help Cathy, Mel is investigating the disappearance of another friend. Soon, she finds herself hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching.
HarperTeen * 9780062089649

TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Despite being an unthinkable match for her, soon Tiger Lily is risking everything --- her family, her future -- to be with him.
HarperTeen * 9780062003256

WAKING STORMS by Sarah Porter
After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce is pulled back in by the pleas of the collapsing and desperate tribe in this second volume of the Lost Voices trilogy. The mermaid queen wants Luce dead, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save is determined to make her pay for the murder of his family, and there is new evidence that humans now know that mermaids exist.
Harcourt Children's Books * 9780547482514

Golden girl Hayes Anderson would never dream of leaving the Magnolia League or Savannah, where there's no problem that can't be fixed with a cup of Swamp Brew tea --- served in a bone china cup, of course --- and no boy who can't be won over with a Conjure Up a New Love spell. But when danger lurks and family secrets are unearthed, Hayes discovers that her life may not be charmed after all.
Poppy * 9780316187503

July 5th

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.
Dutton Juvenile * 9780525423898

On Sale the Week of July 2nd in Paperback

July 3rd

CIRCLE OF FIRE: Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 3 by Michelle Zink
Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help --- or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister --- and maybe still does. James doesn't know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316034463


EVE by Anna Carey
Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and 200 other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But then, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose --- and the horrifying fate that awaits her. Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive.
HarperCollins * 9780062048516

LOST IN TIME: A Blue Bloods Novel by Melissa de la Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz’s visionary vampire tale is an action-packed fantasy that revolves around Lucifer’s timeless campaign to cover the Earth in darkness. With the Dark Prince gathering his deadly Silverblood armies, the righteous Venator vampires are falling and being annihilated across the globe. This sixth installment is all about love and will leave de la Cruz’s fans eagerly awaiting the final volume.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423134138

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