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August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 6th and August 13th that we think will be of interest to Teenreads.com readers.

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On Sale the Week of August 6th in Hardcover

August 6th

NEVERMORE: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure by James Patterson
Are you ready for the final chapter of the Maximum Ride series? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. In NEVERMORE, James Patterson has given readers one last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316101844


August 7th

BEAUTIFUL LIES by Jessica Warman
Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins --- so identical that even their aunt and uncle can't tell them apart. When one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong --- especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her.
Walker Books for Young Readers * 9780802723383

COURTSHIP AND CURSES by Marissa Doyle
Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her, Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon, and Sophie’s newly acquired limp keeps her from dancing at any of those glittering balls. But when someone uses magic to attack Papa the night of Sophie’s first ball, her problems escalate, especially when it becomes clear that all the members of the War Cabinet are being targeted.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers * 9780805091878

FINGERPRINTS OF YOU by Kristen-Paige Madonia
Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter --- with a guy her mother, Stella, had been flirting with. On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442429208

RIFT: A Nightshade Novel by Andrea Cremer
Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor: the dashing, brooding and powerful Barrow Hess.
Philomel * 9780399256134

WAKE by Amanda Hocking
Gemma seems to have it all --- she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She is forced to choose between staying with those she loves --- or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250008121

 
On Sale the Week of August 6th in Paperback

August 7th

ANGRY YOUNG MAN by Chris Lynch
National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch returns with another award-worthy novel centering on two all-American brothers who encounter distressing experiences and undergo an evolution. The story is astonishingly lifelike and genuine, and is a reading experience you'll remember for a very long time.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442454194

ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre
Deuce has achieved her dream of becoming a huntress for her enclave, which exists deep underground. This includes finding food and fighting horrible creatures called Freaks. When Deuce is partnered with the mysterious hunter Fade, she soon learns that the safety of the enclave may be in jeopardy.
Square Fish * 9780312551377

GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. When Zoe starts to malfunction (or "glitch"), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250002990

THE GRAY WOLF THRONE: A Seven Realms Novel, Book Three by Cinda Williams Chima
In this third installment of the Seven Realms series, readers experience spectacular entertainment as they consider many possibilities behind the intriguing mystery at the core of the story. An enthralling enigma surrounds a formidable magician and his distant ancestor, an ex-streetlord who has fallen in love with a princess heir.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423121381

PUTTING MAKEUP ON THE FAT BOY by Bil Wright
Carlos Duarte has a better sense of style than half the fashionistas in New York City, and he can apply makeup like nobody's business. He may only be in high school, but when he lands the job of his dreams --- makeup artist at the FeatureFace counter in Macy's --- he's sure that he's finally on his way to great things. But the makeup artist world is competitive and cutthroat, and for Carlos to reach his dreams, he'll have to believe in himself more than ever.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781416940043

SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce
As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too. Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in Live Oak, South Carolina. Life seems idyllic, and they gradually forget their haunted past --- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316068666

TRUE BLUE by Jane Smiley
When the owner of a dappled gray horse dies in a car accident, Abby Lovitt and her father take over ownership and begin training him. The horse is beautiful and knows the basics, but Abby feels there’s something different about him. He is a bit spooky and notices everything around him --- including the ghost of his former owner.
Yearling * 9780375862328

YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE by Sean Beaudoin
High schooler and private detective Dalton Rev was hired to solve the mystery of who killed Wesley Payne. But the complex social structure and cliques of Salt River High aren’t making it easy for him. Can Dalton overcome the revved-up, hormone-driven teenage angst, or will he be the next victim?
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316077439

 
On Sale the Week of August 13th in Hardcover

August 14th

COUNTING BACKWARDS by Laura Lascarso
Taylor Truwell is a 16-year-old girl from Florida with a troubled past, a neglectful mother, a seemingly callous father, and an urge to flee. When Taylor is caught with a stolen car, her violent reaction lands her in court for resisting arrest. Her father convinces the judge of an alternative to punishment: treatment in a juvenile psychiatric correctional facility. While at Sunny Meadows, Taylor has to fight hard just to hold on to her sanity.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781442406902

FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos
Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Peter, though, isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability. Left with no choice but to trust him, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city.
Disney-Hyperion * 9781423149767

THE KILL ORDER by James Dashner
Surviving the sun flares was easy for Mark and Trina compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees. Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it --- if they can stay alive.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385742887

MICHAEL VEY 2: RISE OF THE ELGEN by Richard Paul Evans
After narrowly escaping an Elgen trap, Ostin’s discovery of bizarre “rat fires” in South America leads his gang to the jungles of Peru, where the Electroclan meets new, powerful foes and faces their greatest challenge yet as Michael learns the extent of the Elgen’s rise in power --- and the truth of their plan to “restructure” the world.
Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink * 9781442454149

THE UNNATURALISTS by Tiffany Trent
Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum. But as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s --- and with the Unnaturals.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * 9781442422063

 
On Sale the Week of August 13th in Paperback

August 14th

BLINK & CAUTION by Tim Wynne-Jones
All Blink wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an "abducted" CEO. Now Blink is on the run. Enter a girl named Caution, who is also on the run. The two forge a fated, tender partnership while creating a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best and disastrous at worst.
Candlewick * 9780763656973

BLOOD CRAVE by Jennifer Knight
After surviving being kidnapped by a vampire, Faith would just love to focus on some alone time with her hot (though occasionally furry) boyfriend, Lucas. Unfortunately, with a vampire uprising on the horizon and her best friend, Derek, about to wake up and find himself transformed into a half-werewolf, half-vampire being without a beating heart, Faith has a few other things to take care of first.
Running Press Kids * 9780762441181

THE PIPER’S SON by Melina Marchetta
Five years since SAVING FRANCESCA, it’s now Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone who mattered, including the girl he can’t forget.
Candlewick * 9780763660628

 
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