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July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 9th and July 16th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of July 9th in Hardcover

July 10th

DIVA by Jillian Larkin
Parties, bad boys, speakeasies --- life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles. If Marcus Eastman truly loved her, how could he have fallen for another girl so quickly? Their romance mustn't have been as magical as Clara thought. And if she has to be unhappy, she's going to drag everyone else down to the depths of despair right along with her.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385740418

DON'T YOU WISH by Roxanne St. Claire
When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father --- and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school. When she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385741569

INSIGNIA by S. J. Kincaid
More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone has been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered a place at an elite military academy. Life at the Spire holds everything Tom has always wanted --- friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters --- but what will it cost him?
Katherine Tegen Books * 9780062092991

LIES, KNIVES, AND GIRLS IN RED DRESSES written by Ron Koertge, illustrated by Andrea Dezso
Welcome to a fairy tale world turned upside down! Once upon a time, there was a strung-out match girl who sold CDs to stoners. Twelve impetuous sisters escaped King Daddy’s clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes. A fickle Thumbelina searched for a tiny husband, leaving bodies in her wake. And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of wanted to know what it’s like to be swallowed whole.
Candlewick * 9780763644062

THE LITTLE WOODS by McCormick Templeman
Unexplained disappearances. Suspicious deaths. There's something wrong with the woods behind St. Bede's Academy. Cally Wood is suddenly thrust into a world of privilege and prestige halfway through her junior year, as she joins St. Bede's. She soon discovers that a girl disappeared from there a few months ago, and she isn't the first to go missing. As Cally tries to unravel the mystery around the disappearances, she discovers a web of secrets hidden beneath her school's perfect exterior.
Schwartz & Wade * 9780375869433

LONG LANKIN by Lindsey Barraclough

Cora and Mimi are sent to stay with their Aunt Ida, an eccentric and rigid woman, in the isolated village of Byers Guerdon. What the girls don’t know is that Aunt Ida’s life was devastated the last time two young sisters were at Guerdon Hall, and she's determined to protect her nieces from an evil that has lain hidden for years. It’s up to Aunt Ida and Cora to uncover the horrifying truth before something happens to them.
Candlewick * 9780763658083

ON THE DAY I DIED: Stories from the Grave by Candace Fleming
Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each of these ghost stories takes place during a different time period from the 1860s to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic possession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history --- the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters.
Schwartz & Wade * 9780375867811

PERFECT ESCAPE by Jennifer Brown
Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to drive away from it all. But eventually she must stop running and come to terms with herself, her brother, and her past.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316185578

POISON TREE by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The rich stew of the author's creations --- SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds --- are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to outrun their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become. Each has landed in a more "normal" place, and each wonders if they can ever really fit into "normal."
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385737548

SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. An unusually gifted musician, Seraphina joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered, and she's drawn into the investigation. All the while, she struggles to protect her own secret, the discovery of which could mean her very life.
Random House Books for Young Readers * 9780375866562

SO CLOSE TO YOU by Rachel Carter
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk Project are true --- and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
HarperTeen * 9780062081056

When Kelsey and Isaac meet, it’s anything but love at first sight. She thinks he’s an entitled brat, and he thinks she’s a stuck-up snob. So it surprises them both when they start to fall for each other. But nothing is ever completely perfect. Everyone has secrets, and Isaac and Kelsey are no exceptions. These two may have fallen hard, but there’s one thing that can ruin it all: the truth.
Simon Pulse * 9781442434608

On Sale the Week of July 9th in Paperback

July 10th

SEVENTEEN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BEAUTY: The Best Hair, Skin, Nails & Makeup Ideas for You by Ann Shoket and the Editors of Seventeen
SEVENTEEN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BEAUTY is a girl's handbook to celebrating her natural beauty. It’s packed with clear, customized service that helps make the most of her skin tone, her face shape, her hair texture, and her style!

Running Press * 9780762445240

Drew is a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the counter. It's the summer before eighth grade, and Drew's days seem ordinary. Until one night after closing time, when she meets a strange boy in the alley.
Ember * 9780385739559

On Sale the Week of July 16th in Hardcover

July 17th

BEFORE YOU GO by James Preller
The summer before his senior year, Jude gets his first job, falls in love for the first time, and starts to break away from his parents. Jude’s house is kept dark, and no one talks much --- it’s been that way since his little sister drowned in a swimming pool seven years ago when Jude was supposed to be watching her. Now, Jude is finally starting to live. Really live. And then, life spins out of control. Again.
Feiwel & Friends * 9780312561079

HOLDING ON TO ZOE by George Ella Lyon
After 16-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn’t matter anymore that her mother thinks she’s a drama queen, or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe’s father is gone, too. She doesn’t need anyone else in the world except Zoe. Though it's tough being a new mom, balancing Zoe’s needs with working at the Toyota factory and thinking about how to finish school, Jules is sure she’ll figure it out. Still, she wonders, why can’t anyone be happy for her and Zoe?
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers * 9780374332648

THE UNQUIET by Jeannine Garsee
The ghost of a girl who died back when Rinn’s mom was a student supposedly haunts a hallway. Rinn is not sure she believes it, but when strange things start happening to her friends, she decides there’s only one way to know for sure. She needs to ditch her bipolar meds and see what the voices are really trying to say.
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books * 9781599907239

A WORLD AWAY by Nancy Grossman
Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, or tried on a pair of jeans. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny, she finds surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. And at the end of the summer, she must choose where she belongs.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423151531

July 19th

Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje's life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy. But this boy is a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. When the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free.
Dial * 9780803735668

SMALL DAMAGES by Beth Kephart
It's senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she discovers she's pregnant. Her determination to keep her baby is something her boyfriend and mother do not understand. So she is sent to Spain, where she will live out her pregnancy, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. Kenzie realizes she has some serious choices to make --- choices about life, love and home.
Philomel * 9780399257483

On Sale the Week of July 16th in Paperback

July 19th

ALL YOU DESIRE: An Eternal Ones Novel by Kirsten Miller
Haven Moore would like to believe that Adam Rosier and his sinister Ouroboros Society are a distant memory. But then her best friend, Beau Decker, disappears, and a cabal of women known as the Horae claim that Adam is responsible. The Horae have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam. They tell Haven that she alone holds the clue to Beau's disappearance --- and they'll help her only if she promises to lure Adam into their clutches.
Razorbill * 9781595144720
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