Weekly Releases: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

These are the new releases to be expected for Tuesday, March 6, 2012.  I seriously need to cut back a bit on acquiring new books… but these awesome weekly releases make it REALLY hard to do that! Luckily, I already have Illuminate. Now I just have to find to find some way to get the others…

Illuminate
By Aimee Agresti
Harcourt Children’s Books
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Purchase:  Hardcover | Kindle

Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?

Where It Began
By Ann Redisch Stampler
Simon Pulse
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Purchase: Hardcover | Kindle

Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving—and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash. As Gabby describes her transformation from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall? As she peels back the layers of her life, Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex…and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.

Everlasting (Kissed by an Angel)
By Elizabeth Chandler
Simon Pulse
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Purchase:  Hardcover | Kindle

There’s always a price to pay for love. The second book in an all-new arc of the New York Times bestselling Kissed by an Angel series! Ivy should be ecstatic that her formerly dead boyfriend Tristan is back on earth with her, but the life of a fallen angel is never easy. Tristan has been cast down in the body of a murderer, and the police are after him. Now, there’s only one way that he and Ivy can be together: They must clear Tristan of the murder. But when it becomes evident that there are darker forces at work—that Tristan and Ivy are still paying the price for Ivy’s miraculous survival of her car crash—the star-crossed lovers have more at stake than ever before. And one of them may not be alive much longer…

Vampire’s Kiss: The Watchers
By Veronica Wolff
NAL Trade / Penguin Publishing
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Purchase:  Paperback | Kindle

As someone who has survived her first year as an Acari recruit, Drew’s ultimate goal is to become a Watcher and be paired up with a Vampire agent. Except nothing is as it seems. The vampire Alcántara is as sinister as he is sexy, Ronan is more distant than ever, and it turns out there are other vampires out there. Bad ones. They’ve captured one of the Watcher vamps and are torturing him for information-and Drew is going undercover to rescue him. But when their vampire prisoner turns out to be a gorgeous bad boy, Drew’s first mission quickly turns into more than she bargained for…

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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 March 4, 2012, in Weekly Releases and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I loved Kissed By an Angel and I’m so excited to read Everlasting! These all look great 🙂

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