Monday, July 11, 2011

39 In Stores This Week (with Giveaways)

The Ladies of ACP may be soaking up some much-needed vacation time, but great YA books wait for no one! Here's a look at what hits shelves this week. Please leave a comment on this post to let us know what books you're itching to read. When we return in early August, we'll run a surprise post featuring winners of all the books we've received from the publishers during our absence. (Hint: We've already received 7 of the books featured this week to giveaway to YOU!).

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
  • From Goodreads: Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.
Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 3) by Maggie Stiefvater
  • From Goodreads: The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater. In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

Starstruck by Cyn Balog
  • From Goodreads: Gwendolyn "Dough" X doesn't think she has much going for her—she carries a few extra pounds, her family struggles with their small bakery in a town full of millionaires, and the other kids at her New Jersey high school don't seem to know that she exists. Thank the stars for her longtime boyfriend, Philip P. Wishman—or "Wish." He moved away to California three years ago, when they were 13, but then professed his love for her via e-mail, and he's been her long-distance BF ever since. At the beginning of her junior year, though, Wish e-mails that he's moving back to Jersey. Great, right? Well, except that Dough has gained about 70 pounds since the last time Wish saw her, while Wish—according to his Facebook photos—has morphed into a blonde god. Convinced that she'll be headed for Dumpsville the minute Wish lays eyes on her, Dough delays their meeting as long as she possibly can. But when she sees Wish at school, something amazing happens. He looks at Dough like she's just as gorgeous as he is. But Wish is acting a little weird, obsessed with the sun and freaked out by rain. And the creepy new guy working at the bakery, Christian, is convinced that there's more to Wish's good looks than just healthy eating and lots of sun. He tells Dough that a mark on Wish's neck marks him as a member of the Luminati—an ancient cult of astrologers who can manipulate the stars to improve their lives. Is Wish and Dough's love meant to be—or are they star-crossed?
Undercurrent: A Siren Novel by Tricia Rayburn
  • From Goodreads: After losing her sister and finding out who- or what- she really is, Vanessa returns home for her senior year. Everyone at Hawthorne Prep has questions about her tragic summer, but knowing who to open up to is impossible. As she walks the halls without Justine for the very first time, Vanessa has more to worry about than just making a new life for herself. Because the sirens are out for revenge. To protect herself and the ones she loves, Vanessa must call on powers she believes she has but does not know how to use. To learn, she'll have to seek help from the only person who truly knows her. But first, she must admit the truth about her real identity.

Dragon's Oath (House of Night) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • From Goodreads: The first in an enthralling new mini-series of novellas from the #1 bestselling authors of the House of Night, Dragon's Oath tells the story behind the House of Night s formidable fencing instructor the love that will transform him, and the promise that will haunt him.

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • From Goodreads: Amy Goodnight's family is far from normal. She comes from a line of witches, but tries her best to stay far outside the family business. Her summer gig? Ranch-sitting for her aunt with her wacky but beautiful sister. Only the Goodnight Ranch is even less normal than it normally is. Bodies are being discovered, a ghost is on the prowl, and everywhere she turns, the hot neighbor cowboy is in her face.
Wildcat Fireflies: A Meridian Novel by Amber Kizer
  • From Goodreads: Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra—the half-human, half-angel link between the living and the dead. She has the dark responsibility of helping souls transition safely into the afterlife. If people die without the help of a Fenestra, their souls are left vulnerable to be stolen by the Aternocti, a dark band of forces who disrupt the balance of good and evil in the world and cause chaos. Having recently lost her beloved Auntie—the woman who showed her what it meant to be a Fenestra—Meridian has hit the road with Tens, her love and sworn protector, in hopes of finding another Fenestra. Their search leads them to Indiana, where Juliet, a responsible and loving teenager, works tirelessly in the nursing home where she and several other foster kids are housed. Surrounded by death, Juliet struggles to make a loving home for the younger kids, and to protect them from the violent whims of their foster mother. But she is struggling against forces she can't understand . . . and even as she feels a pull toward the dying, their sickness seems to infect her, weighing her down. . . .Will Meri and Tens find Juliet in time to save her from a life of misery and illness? And will Meri and Tens' own romance weather the storms of new discoveries?

The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt
  • From Goodreads: Drew's a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese from working at her mom's cheese shop, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the counter. It's the summer before eighth grade and Drew's days seem like business as usual, until one night after closing time, when she meets a strange boy in the alley named Emmett Crane. Who he is, why he's there, where the cut on his cheek came from, and his bottomless knowledge of rats are all mysteries Drew will untangle as they are drawn closer together, and Drew enters into the first true friendship, and adventure, of her life.
Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou
  • From Goodreads: Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember what happened—his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident.Now Will and his best friend and neighbor, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled—her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she's from—all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerizing voice have a powerful effect on people. Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman?
Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
  • From Goodreads: On the last day of her junior year, Hannah's boyfriend Sebastian dumped her. Facing a summer of loneliness, Hannah turns to her best friend Ava for comfort. Ava does what BFFs do: she stays by Hannah's side...until it's time for Ava to head up to Maine for the summer. Also left behind is Ava's boyfriend, Noah, who's such a great guy he gets Hannah a job at the diner he waits tables at. Slowly, Hannah comes out of her funk thanks to Noah's good conversation and their fun times at the diner. But things get complicated when their friendship turns into attraction--and one night, into a passionate kiss. The novel opens on the first day of senior year; the day Hannah is going to see Ava, Sebastian, and Noah all in one place. Over the course of the day secrets and betrayals are revealed, and alliances are broken and reformed. In the end, everyone is paired up once again, but not the way you might think...

Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Zeigler
  • From Goodreads: For Daphne, the glass is always half full, a situation is better managed with a dab of lip gloss, and the boy of her dreams—the one she's read about in all of her novels—is waiting for her just around the corner. For Gabby, nothing ever works out positively; wearing any form of makeup is a waste of study time, and boys will only leave you heartbroken. Her best friend, Mule, is the only one who has been there for her every step of the way. But when the richest boy in school befriends Gabby, and Daphne starts to hang out more and more with her best friend, Mule, Gabby is forced to confront the emotional barriers she has put up to stop the hurting. And for once, her sassiness may fall prey to her definition of stupidity.

My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek
  • From Goodreads: When Natalie Shelton and her family move from Minnesota to Beverly Hills, more changes than their zip code. Natalie's mom accepts a position as pastor with the Church of Beverly Hills—and Natalie's along for the ride. Before she can blink, she's living in a mansion once owned by Ricardo Montalban, going to school with hot young Hollywood stars, and partying in the park with kids who know no limits. It's an amazing new life—but if she doesn't watch out, Natalie could find herself seriously messed up. Natalie has values . . . but how long can she hold on to them?
Amen, L.A. by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld
  • From Goodreads: When Natalie Shelton and her family move from Minnesota to Beverly Hills, more changes than their zip code. Natalie's mom accepts a position as pastor with the Church of Beverly Hills—and Natalie's along for the ride. Before she can blink, she's living in a mansion once owned by Ricardo Montalban, going to school with hot young Hollywood stars, and partying in the park with kids who know no limits. It's an amazing new life—but if she doesn't watch out, Natalie could find herself seriously messed up. Natalie has values . . . but how long can she hold on to them?
Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
  • From Goodreads: Listen up: You’re about to get rocked by the fiercest, baddest all-girl hip-hop crew in the Twin Cities - or at least in the wealthy, white, Bible-thumping suburb of Holyhill, Minnesota. Our heroine, Esme Rockett (aka MC Ferocious) is a Jewish lesbian lyricist. In her crew, Esme’s got her BFFs Marcy (aka DJ SheStorm, the butchest straight girl in town) and Tess (aka The ConTessa, the pretty, popular powerhouse of a vocalist). But Esme’s feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini), a beautiful, brilliant, beguiling desi chick, are bound to get complicated. And before they know it, the queer hip-hop revolution Esme and her girls have exploded in Holyhill is on the line.

Spellbound: The Book of Elsewhere Vol. 2 by Jacqueline West
  • From Goodreads: With no way into the house's magical paintings, and its three guardian cats reluctant to help, Olive's friend Morton is still trapped inside Elsewhere. So when Rutherford, the new oddball kid next door, mentions a grimoire Ñ a spellbook Ñ Olive feels a breathless tug of excitement. If she can find the McMartins' spellbook, maybe she can help Morton escape Elsewhere for good. Unless, that is, the book finds Olive first.
Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia
  • From Goodreads: Brought together each summer at a boarding school in Switzerland, three girls learn a lot more than just French and European culture. Shirin, an Iranian princess; Ingrid, a German-Canadian eccentric; and Vivien, a Cuban-Jewish New Yorker culinary phenom, are thrown into each other's lives when they become roommates. This is a story of 3 paths slowly beginning to cross and merge as they spend the year apart, but the summers together. Through navigating the social-cultural shoals of the school, developing their adolescence, and learning the confusing and conflicting legacies of their families' past, Shirin, Ingrid, and Vivien form an unbreakable bond.
Happy reading!
The Ladies of ACP

39 comments:

  1. Great list of books. Can't wait to read FOREVER and THE BOOK OF ELSEWHERE #2.

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  2. I want to read so many of these! Starstruck, Dreams of Significant Girls, and Texas Gothic in particular.

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  3. Ooooh! I can't wait to read Forever and Dragon's Oath!

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  4. Oh my gosh, so many amazing books coming out this week!

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  5. Forever, Bad Taste in Boys, and the Books of Elsewhere 2 are definitely the ones I'm eying :D

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  6. I'm dying to read Forever and Texas Gothic. And the others look good too!

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  7. Wow, all of those are super and are already been added to my lists.

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  8. I don't know how you keep coming up with these contests. (Okay: connections, connections, connections...)

    -- Tom

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  9. Bad Taste in Boys and Sirens Song are on my top to read.

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  10. Wow - my wishlist just keeps growing!!! :)

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  11. I've seen a few of these around the web and they look soooo inviting!



    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  12. WOW. More than half of these are already on my to-read list, and I'm adding the rest now! I'm particularly excited about Cyn Balog's latest!

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  13. I've been waiting for Bad Taste in Boys and Forever. Both of them look amazing!

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  14. There are so many books coming out this week! I cannot wait to read a bunch of these.

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  15. Too many great books this week. I'm never going to be able to keep up.

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  16. OMG Cherie Bennett is back. She's been one of my fave authors. I loved all her cheese-i-licious teen series back in the day (like Pageant and Trash!) and her novel Life in the Fat Lane is one of my faves EVER! I'm excited to read the latest. Yay!

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  18. Sass and Serendipity and Bad Taste In Boys both sound good to me. Heck, I'm sure any of these books would be great. I'm looking forward to SUPERNATURALLY, and the Final MAZE RUNNER instalment, THE DEATH CURE and many others. Too many to list=). Thanks for the great giveaway to look forward to!
    kprwrite at hotmail dot com

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  19. Amazing books!!! They all sound so delicious :)

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  20. So many good stories. Bad taste in Boys, however, is making me rethink my predisone script.

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  22. What a wonderful week! Bad Taste in Boys has me intrigued along with Texas Gothic and Siren Storm.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  23. So many intriguing books - Forever, Texas Gothic and Spellbound are on my list.

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  24. I have Forever and Undercurrent, but I haven't read either yet. I've heard great things about Sass and Serendipity, too! Awesome week of books. :)

    iLiveiLaughiLoveBooks@gmail.com

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  25. I'm so excited for Forever and Starstruck, as well as Bad Taste in Boys!
    Amen, LA and My Favorite Band Does Not Exist sound amazing as well.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Too Many Good ones! I can't wait for Starstruck, Sass & Serendipity, and Dreams of Significant Girls! Thanks for the chance! Can't wait for August! eek!

    wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Ack! Way too many excellent books coming out recently. I really, really love the cover for Bad Taste in Boys, but I am most looking forward to reading Sometimes It Happens and Texas Gothic.

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  28. There are so many good books this week. I can't wait to read Texas Gothic--that one really sounds good. I am also curious about Forever since I read the other two, but I'm not sure I am ready for that one yet.

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  29. I can't wait to read Texas Gothic. Siren's Storm sounds interesting, too. I've been hearing a lot of good things about Bad Taste in Boys. There are so many I've been looking forward to reading!

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  30. So many books, so little time!! Wildcat Fireflies sounds fascinating... I'd have to name that one my fav :)

    Diana

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  31. Victoria ZumbrumJuly 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    There are so many books I want to read on this giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  32. Wow. Lots of good new books out there. Sass and Serendipity looks fun and Bad Taste In Boys. Can't wait to hit the bookstore this week and check them out.

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  33. So many fantastic books that I can't wait to read!!!!!

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  34. So man y great sounding books! Dragon's Oath sounds interesting, so does Siren's Storm!

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  35. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore sounds really interesting
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  36. Some great books this week! I'm most excited for Bad Taste in Boys. I love that cover!

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  37. Oh I have been waiting for FOREVER!
    Greta titles out this week.

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  38. I think I may be going for A Bad Taste In Boys but sometimes I feeling like I have been waiting for Forever to read more about SAM. ;)

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  39. I'm dying to read Forever, I want to find out how it ends, and Wildcat Fireflies.

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