Weekly Releases: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

These are the new releases to be expected for Tuesday, February 7, 2012.  Two books I plan to read are Born Wicked and The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which I’ve actually had on pre-order for months. I’ve also been staring at Pure in my wish list for over a year now, but I’m just not sure about it yet. Any recommendations?

Will you be picking up any of these titles?

Dead to You
By Lisa McMann
Simon Pulse
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Purchase:  Hardcover | Kindle

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It’s a miracle…at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn’t going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he’d be able to put the pieces back together. But there’s something that’s keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable…

Born Wicked
By Jessica Spotswood
Putnam Juvenile
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Purchase: Hardcover | Kindle

“Blessed with a gift…”cursed” with a secret.” Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship – or an early grave. Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood – not even from each other..

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
By Emily M. Danforth
Balzer + Bray
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Purchase:  Hardcover | Kindle

When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they’ll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl. But that relief doesn’t last, and Cam is soon forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone (as her grandmother might say), and Cam becomes an expert at both. Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship—one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to “fix” her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self—even if she’s not exactly sure who that is.

Once:  Before Midnight, Golden, Wild Orchid
By Cameron Dokey
Simon Pulse
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Purchase:  Paperback

Read “happily ever after” with this magical repackage that includes three enchanting, retold fairy tales. In this value-priced bind-up of three beloved retellings, readers will journey to faraway fairy tale lands. Before Midnight revisits Cinderella’s story in France, Golden puts a new spin on Rapunzel’s romance, and Wild Orchid reimagines the Chinese tale of Mulan. With so much real-life drama in today’s busy world, Once allows readers to escape into whimsical realms where every story has a happily ever after.

Pure
By Julianna Baggott
Grand Central Publishing
(February 8, 2012)
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Purchase:  Hardcover | Kindle

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters… Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run. Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash… There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it’s his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.  When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again..

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About Jenna (Does Books)

Working momma of a little pink princess and reader of all things YA. I'm an artist, writer and avid reader who swears that she's having a hard time letting go of the childish things... Let me read your latest YA book and let's see if it makes the grade!

Posted on February 5, 2012, in Weekly Releases and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Dead To You, Born Wicked, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post are on my list!

  2. These all seem like really good books! Thanks for posting!

  3. I was at B&N in Webster TX last night and Dead to You was already on the shelf!

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