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October 16 2012

October 16, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd that we think will be of interest to readers.

And don't forget to spread the book love! Forward this newsletter on to friends who also want to know what books are now available in stores.

Also....a reminder that our 2012 YA Readers Survey is live! We ask about YA books and authors, but also delve into your thoughts on a whole lot more that is happening with pop culture media.

By completing the survey, you are eligible to enter a contest to win one of 450 books our publisher friends have provided to us. There are PLENTY of prizes, which means spread the word! The 2012 Reader Survey is for everyone who loves reading YA books who is over 10 years old and living in the U.S. (We still love all of you in Canada and overseas, but we know enough of the questions are U.S.-centric and those residing elsewhere wouldn’t be able to reply).

We assume it will take between 20-30 minutes to complete. Please allow the appropriate amount of time to complete it in one sitting. We had a test group take it and they remarked that the time to take it flew by!

On Sale the Week of October 15th in Hardcover

October 15th

DANIEL X: ARMAGEDDON by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Daniel X must face an alien whose origins appear nearer to the depths of Hell than the outer reaches of the galaxy. Number Two has been amassing an underground army of aliens to help him enslave Earth's population in preparation for the arrival of Number One, the most powerful alien in the universe and Daniel's arch-nemesis. Thousands of humans defect to the alien's side, but Daniel isn't alone in his fight. Along with several military and intelligence groups, and the help of a prominent FBI agent's daughter, Daniel is prepared to lead a truly epic battle against the evil that has plagued Earth for so long.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316101790

October 16th

BETA by Rachel Cohn
Elysia is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone created in a laboratory. Her purpose is to serve the island of Demesne, a paradise for the wealthiest people on earth that is bio-engineered for perfection. As idyllic as Demesne appears to me, Elysia soon sees that beneath its flawless exterior, there is an undercurrent of discontent among Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel, yet overpowering sensations cloud Elysia's mind. If anyone discovers that she isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine.
Hyperion Book CH * 9781423157199

by Daniel Waters

Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move on. Instead, the ghosts aren’t disappearing --- they’re gaining power.
Hyperion Book CH * 9781423121985

by Gennifer Albin

Gifted with the rare ability to weave time with matter, Adelice is exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in Arras, being chosen as a Spinster means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. But once you become a Spinster, there is no turning back. Now caught in a web of lies and intrigue, Adelice must decide who to trust.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) * 9780374316419

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Athletics are everything for eighth-grader KT Sutton. She’s a softball star, and she’s on track to get a college scholarship and achieve international fame. Then one day during a championship game --- in the middle of an important play --- she suddenly blacks out. When she wakes up, she’s in a different world. KT is desperate to get back to reality as she knew it, but bits and pieces of disturbing memories and dreams make her wonder if something truly awful happened there.
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers * 9780689873805

THE INNOCENTS by Lili Peloquin

Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie. Friends didn't, boys couldn't, their family falling apart never would...until they got to Serenity Point.
Razorbill * 9781595145826

by Sarah Fine

No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone --- she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.
Amazon Children’s Publishing * 9781612184425

by Marie Rutkoski

Darcy Jones doesn't know that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn't happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population. Memories began to resurface when a new boy arrives at school and shows interest in Darcy. But soon Darcy realizes that she can't trust him, and decides to infiltrate the Shadow society and uncover the Shades' latest terrorist plot.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) * 9780374349059

by Lauren Conrad

Madison Parker has discovered that not all publicity is good publicity. After turning herself in for stealing some bling, the reality star is stuck doing community service while her Fame Game cast mates soak up all the screen time. Newcomer Kate Hayes has been getting all the attention and aspiring actress Carmen Curtis is finding it harder than ever to get out from behind her mother's shadow. In the sequel to THE FAME GAME, friendships are tested, lines are crossed, and fashion crimes are committed --- and that's before the cameras even start rolling.
HarperCollins * 9780062079800

Everyone says Caro is bad, but Jamie can't help himself. She is totally different from the other girls. But when Caro begins disappearing for days at a time, having scars on her wrists, and talking of revolution and taking action, Jamie realizes there is much more to Caro than he initially thought. Jamie is also worried about his older brother Rob, who is back from Afghanistan and struggling with PTSD. Strangely enough, Rob and Caro know one another...the question is how.
Bloomsbury USA Childrens * 9781599907765

by Darren Shan

When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke --- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish. B decides it's easier to take out his father's hateful tendencies on his fellow classmates, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316214407

On Sale the Week of October 15th in Paperback

October 16th

THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
When a free AOL CD reveals their futures to them via Facebook --- which hasn’t been invented yet --- estranged childhood friends Josh and Emma learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later.
Razorbill * 9781595145161


The crowning volume of the trilogy that began with THE SEA OF TROLLS and continued with THE LAND OF SILVER APPLES opens with a vicious tornado. (Odin on a Wild Hunt, as the young berserker Thorgil sees it.) The fields of Jack’s home village are devastated, the winter ahead looks bleak, and a monster --- a draugr --- has invaded the forest outside of town.
Atheneum * 9781847386304

On Sale the Week of October 22nd in Hardcover

October 23rd

Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal what it means that she's falling in love with a girl.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316194686

BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION: A Beautiful Creatures Novel
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin, until he meets the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes. However, soon Ethan is forced to leave behind everything he cares about and has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and his loved ones. Meanwhile, Lena vows to do whatever it takes to bargain for Ethan's return. Ethan and Lena must work together to rewrite their fate even as they are worlds apart.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316123532

THE CRIMSON CROWN: Seven Realms Series, Book Four by Cinda Williams Chima

A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed --- Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young Queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible. Tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch and surrounding kingdoms seek to prey on the Fells' inner turmoil. Raisa hopes to unite her people against a common enemy, yet that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love.
Hyperion Book CH * 9781423144335

by Michelle Hodkin

One week after Mara walked into a police station in Miami at the close of THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER, she has been committed to psychiatric treatment for what her parents believe was a mental breakdown. But what seems like a hallucination to everyone else is a chilling reality for Mara. Someone from her past has discovered her strange, deeply disturbing secret and that someone wants her to pay.
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers * 9781442421790

by Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or not, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but she will not turn her back to him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial.
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers * 9781442426672

by Gina Linko

Emery Land just wants to be a normal 17-year-old girl. But recently, her seizures have consumed her life. After escaping from the hospital, Emery travels to Esperanza, a place she experiences when she has her seizures. There she meets Asher Clarke --- a boy governed by the pursuit of performing good Samaritan acts --- whose journey entwines with her own. Together, they must unravel their complicated connection before it's too late.
Random House Books for Young Readers * 9780375869969

Jaxter Grimjinx is supposed to be a born thief as part of the Grimjinx clan. The problem is, Jaxter is clumsy. So clumsy that in his first solo heist, he sets the Castellan's house on fire and lands his family in the gaol. Conveniently, a prophesy names his clan the soon-to-be-heroes of Vengekeep. Now --- like it or not --- Jaxter Grimjinx will have to become the hero he was truly born to be.
HarperCollins * 9780062049285

On Sale the Week of October 22nd in Paperback

October 23rd

by Christopher Paolini

Not so very long ago, Eragon --- Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider --- was nothing but a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375846311

by Julia Kagawa

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world --- the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
Harlequin Teen * 9780373210572

MASTIFF: The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book Three
by Tamora Pierce

This is the third book in the Beka Cooper trilogy, and Beka is a full-fledged Dog now, but it hasn't made her job with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard any easier. On this hunt, she'll need all her resources, from her bare-knuckled fighting skills to her suspiciously intelligent cat, Pounce.
Bluefire * 9780375838187

by Lauren McLaughlin

Forget everything important in life. All that matters is the score. A high score means the college and job of your choice. A low score means a tough life ahead of you. For Imani, the score means having to choose between friendship and questioning everything she’s ever known.
Ember * 9780375867910

by Michelle Hodkin

After Mara survives the accident at the old asylum, it makes sense that she has issues. She's lost her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister, and her family decides to move to a new state for a fresh start. But that fresh start is quickly filled with hallucinations --- or are they premonitions? --- and then corpses, and the boundary between reality and nightmare is wavering.
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers * 9781442421776

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