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November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of November 12th and 19th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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Have you taken our 2012 YA Readers Survey yet? What are you waiting for?? We ask questions about YA books and authors, but also delve into your thoughts on a whole lot more that is happening with pop culture media.

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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 November 12th in Hardcover

November 13th

BLACK CITY: Black City Chronicles, Book One by Elizabeth Richards
After a terrible war between the humans and Darklings, Natalie, a human, and Ash, a half-blood darkling, fall in love. How much are they willing to risk to preserve their relationship?
Putnam Juvenile * 9780399159435

ECHO: Soul Seekers, Book Two by Alyson Noël
Daire Santos just saved her grandmother's soul, but in the process, a dark family of sorcerers has been set loose. It is up to Daire and her boyfriend, Dace, to restore the balance between good and evil and save the world. However, in order to do so, Daire might have to make an unthinkable sacrifice for the good of all.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312664879

FITZ by Mick Cochrane
Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald --- Fitz, to his friends --- has just learned that the father he's never met, who supports him but is not a part of his life, is living nearby. Fitz begins to follow him, watch him, study him, and on an otherwise ordinary May morning, he executes a plan to force his father, at gunpoint, to be with him.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375856839

MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill
Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. Julia's rules are about to change when she's partnered up with class-clown Jason on a school trip to London. When she starts receiving romantic texts from an unknown number, Jason promises to help discover the mystery-texter's identity. They embark on a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385741774

Billy is a sophomore in high school, and twice a week, he volunteers at Listeners, a suicide hotline. Jenney is an “incoming,” a caller, a girl on the brink. As her life spirals out of control, Jenney’s calls become more desperate, more frequent. Billy, struggling with the deteriorating relationship with his depressed father, is the only one who understands.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers * 9781416954897

REACHED: Matched Trilogy, Book Three by Ally Condie
After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising --- and each other --- Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
Dutton Juvenile * 9780525423669

RENEGADE: The Elysium Chronicles, Book One by J. A. Souders
Evelyn Winters has been training to be a Daughter of the People in an underwater utopia for 13 years. However, when she meets Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, she realizes she has been living a lie, and everything she thinks she knows is untrue. Can she and Gavin plan an escape?
Tor Teen * 9780765332455

SACRED by Elana K. Arnold
Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents fail to notice Scarlett's pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only while on her horse. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: "Stop."
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * 9780385742115

UNDER THE BRIDGE by Michael Harmon
Tate's younger brother, Indy, is probably the best skateboarder in Spokane. He's also really smart, though he couldn't care less about school. But when Indy clashes with his father one too many times and drops out of school, it's up to Tate to win his brother back from the seedier elements of Spokane.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375866463

VELVET by Mary Hooper
Velvet is an orphan who works in a Victorian steam laundry. The laundry is scalding, back-breaking work and Velvet is desperate to create a better life. Then she is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come work for her. Soon Velvet realizes that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet's very life may be in danger...
Bloomsbury USA Childrens * 9781599909127

WITCH WORLD by Christopher Pike
Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry --- how to make it through the road trip in the same car with her Ex, Jimmy Kelter. But what Jessie doesn’t realize is that Jimmy is the least of her problems. In Las Vegas, she meets Russ, a stranger who shows her how to gamble and who never seems to lose. Curious, Jessie wants to know his secret, and in response, he teaches her a game that opens a door to another reality.
Simon Pulse * 9781442430280


On Sale the Week of November 12th in Paperback

November 13th

ASHES OF TWILIGHT: Ashes of Twilight Trilogy, Book One by Kassy Tayler
Wren MacAvoy lives in a domed city created in the mid-19th century to protect the King of England when a comet was on its way to hit Earth. However, when Wren's best friend, Alex, escapes the dome to see what the outside world is like, he has some shocking news.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312641788

I AM J by Cris Beam
J was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding. It's time to be who he really is, no matter the cost.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316053600

A PLAGUE YEAR by Edward Bloor
It's 2001 and zombies have taken over Tom's town. Meth zombies. The drug rips through Blackwater, PA, with a ferocity and a velocity that overwhelms everyone.
Ember * 9780375846090

QUICKSAND: HIV/AIDS in Our Lives by Anonymous
Weaving together her own story with straightforward questions and answers, the author explains the real ways that HIV/AIDS can be transmitted and explores the common experiences and emotions that might be encountered by friends and family members of someone who has the virus. She also discusses why HIV/AIDS is often still kept a secret and the importance of treating this condition like any other. With up-to-date medical information that has been thoroughly vetted by experts, this first-person narrative offers an invaluable look at what it is like to watch someone you know battle HIV/AIDS.
Candlewick * 9780763660697

THE SHARP TIME by Mary O'Connell
The death of her single mother has left high school senior Sandinista Jones alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge.
Ember * 9780385740494


On Sale the Week of November 19th in Hardcover

November 20th

MIDDLE GROUND by Katie Kacvinsky
In MIDDLE GROUND, the sequel to AWAKEN, 17-year-old Maddie’s rebellion against the digital-only life grows dangerous. Maddie is in Los Angeles, trying to stay out of trouble. But one night, a small act of defiance lands her in a detention center. Here, patients are reprogrammed to accept a digital existence. Maddie is now fighting for her mind, her soul, and her very life.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children * 9780547863368

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips, who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * 9780316232951


November 21st

ELEMENTAL by Antony John
In the near future, the few remaining survivors of the plague that destroyed the population of the USA live in colonies off the East Coast. In one colony, almost all the members can control wind, water, earth, and fire. All but 16-year-old Thomas. When the Guardians, the powerful adult leaders, are kidnapped by pirates, it is up to Thomas and a group of teens to save them and preserve the mysteries of the island.

Dial * 9780803736825


On Sale the Week of November 19th in Paperback
November 21st

by Charles Portis

TRUE GRIT is a great American novel that tells the story of a teenager’s overpowering effort to avenge the murder of her father, set in a period in history when the law was much less well-established than it is now.
Overlook Juvenile * 9781468301250


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