Monday, July 25, 2011

37 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.

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy) by Kiersten White
  • From Goodreads: Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees. But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself. So much for normal.
Wolfsbane (Nightshade, Book 2) by Andrea Cremer
  • From Goodreads: This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended–Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky
  • From Goodreads: Keek is not having a good summer. She and her boyfriend have just had their Worst Fight Ever (on the subject of her virginity, nonetheless), she’s been betrayed by a best friend, her parents are splitting up, and her mother is on the other side of the country tending to Keek’s newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. Oh, and Keek’s holed up at her grandmother’s technology-barren house with an abysmal case of the chicken pox. In Keek’s words, “Sofa king annoying.” With her world collapsing around her, Keek’s only solace comes from rereading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and typing on an old electric typewriter. Keek—whose snappy narrative voice is darkly humorous and hysterically blunt—must ultimately decide for herself which relationships to salvage, which to set free, and what it means to fall in love.

Wildefire by Karsten Knight
  • From Goodreads: Every flame begins with a spark. Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

Addie on the Inside by James Howe
  • From Goodreads: The Gang of Five is back in this third story from Paintbrush Falls. Addie Carle, the only girl in the group of friends is outspoken, opinionated, and sometimes…just a bit obnoxious. But as seventh grade progresses, Addie’s not so sure anymore about who she is. It seems her tough exterior is just a little too tough and that doesn’t help her deal with the turmoil she feels on the inside as she faces the pains of growing up.
The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young
  • From Goodreads: Everyone has weird thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. But one day, she has a vision of murdering him that's so gruesome, she can't get it out of her mind. In fact, Dani's convinced that she really will kill Alex. She confesses the thoughts to keep him safe, setting off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group. Through the help of an uncoventional psychiatrist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice . . . and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid.

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
  • From Goodreads: Carlos Duarte knows that he's fabulous. He's got a better sense of style than half the fashionistas in New York City, and he can definitely apply makeup like nobody's business. He may only be in high school, but when he lands the job of his dreams--makeup artist at the FeatureFace counter in Macy's--he's sure that he's finally on his way to great things. But the makeup artist world is competitive and cutthroat, and for Carlos to reach his dreams, he'll have to believe in himself more than ever.

Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson
  • From Goodreads: Now that Alex is in the know about the deadly vampires that live—and hunt—clustered around his boarding school, everything is different. Putting his talents to use, Alex is training with the Polidorium to become a vampire hunter, just like his Van Helsing ancestors. Sure, he’s only fourteen, but c’mon, this runs in his blood. Meanwhile, Alex’s arch-nemesis Elle, a vampire whose youthful appearance and blond hair disguise a vengeful rage, is out to get him before a powerful leader called “Ultravox” arrives on the scene. Ultravox specializes in assassinations, but who is he targeting? Dodging Elle’s attacks, Alex is on a mission to uncover Ultravox’s deadly plan before his friends and his school become collateral damage. There’s no time to report back; innocent lives hang in the balance, and it’s up to Alex to act now—or else.
Happy reading!
The Ladies of ACP

37 comments:

  1. So many good books this week. I'm dying to read Supernaturally, Wolfsbane, and Wildefire. Hope you're enjoying the end of your vacation.

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  2. Another great week of books. Welcome back from vacay. Hope it was a great one.

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  3. Wow! I've been looking forward to a bunch of these, but especially Supernaturally, Wolfsbane, and Wildefire!

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  4. Seriously, I could read all of them. If I have to choose: The Babysitter Murders, Voice of the Dead, And then Things Fall Apart.

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  5. Wildefire and Supernaturally sound really good! :) Thanks again for informing us.

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  6. I've been hearing really good things about Wildfire, so I'm anxious to read that one. And, of course, Paranormalcy and Wolfsbane in the same day? Heaven for book lovers! :)

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  7. I can't wait to read Supernaturally. Wildefire and Wolfsbane look awesome, too.

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  8. Aaah, Wildefire, totally want that one *___*

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  9. I'm dying to read Paranormalcy and Wolfsbane!

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  10. Each one of these books look good, but I am most looking forward to The Babysitter Murders.

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  11. Supernaturally is my awaited read. I loved Evie in Paranormalcy.

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  12. Oh yeah it was a toss up but I would love to read Paranormalcy. I have heard fabulous things about Wildfire also. Thanx for reminding me of all these releases!

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  13. I am so excited to read Supernaturally, Wolfsbane (OMG killer ending for Nightshade!), And Then Things Fall Apart. I've already ready Wildefire (another killer ending!) and now can't wait to get my finished copy!

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  14. Can't wait to read Supernatrually! THANKS for the giveaway...again!

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  15. Seriously looking forward to Supernaturally, Wolfsbane and Wildefire!!!

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  16. Great bunch of books being released!

    snifflykitty@gmail.com

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  17. REALLY looking forward to Supernaturally. Paranormalcy was amazing. Wolfsbane as well!

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  18. I really want a lot of these! I never heard of Putting Makeup On a Fat Boy before, but it sounds pretty interesting.
    So excited!

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  19. So, so many great books this week. I really should be independently wealthy and able to read whenever I choose. :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  20. Can't wait for Wildfire! Amazing that so many great books can come out EVERY week!

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  21. All of these sound great! I'm super excited for Supernaturally, And Then Things Fall Apart, and Wildfire.

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  22. You hit the nail - Wildefire has been my "wait for it" book so far, as well as Luminous.

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  23. I've been wanting to read Supernaturally (Paranormalcy) by Kiersten White.

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  24. Such a great bunch of books. I would love to read Putting Make-up on the Fat Boy.

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  25. There are way too many great books coming out this week!! Way too many to pick just one favorite, that's for sure. I'll say that I'm most excited for Supernaturally, only because I've already read (and loved) both And Then Things Fall Apart and Wildefire and I'll be reading Wolfsbane very soon. Supernaturally's the only one that I've been dying for that I won't be reading within the next few days.

    Still, there are so many great-looking books coming out this week. It's like an explosion of awesome.

    Nikki(at)wickedawesomebooks(dot)com

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  26. I've been waiting for Supernaturally and Wildfire for a while! The Van Helsing one looks interesting too!

    sarah.nicolas.ya at gmail dot com

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  27. I'm dying to read Supernaturally. I've already read Wildefire and it is one of my fave releases this summer.

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  28. I'm so excited because I get to attend Andrea Cremer's release party for Wolfsbane!!!!!

    So many great books coming out.

    themgowl at gmail dot com

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  29. So many good books I would love to read. I would love to read Supernaturally or Wildefire. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  30. Supernaturally and Wildefire sound great

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  31. So I'm looking forward to learning what's next for Evie and Lend in Supernaturally. And I want to support Arlaina's new book, And Then Things Fall Apart, because she bid on and won my fingerless mitts in the Write Hope auction (and it sounds awesome) - so yay Arlaina!!

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  32. Oooh, they looks so great! I'm excited to read the Paranormalacy sequel.
    Really they all look so fun! Lets here it for YA!

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  33. I really really want to read wildefire

    tranduong8 AT yahoo DOT com

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  34. Supernaturally and The Babysitter Murders both sound really good. Can't wait to read them. Hope you're all having a great vacation!

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  35. The books I am really looking forward to reading are: Supernaturally, Wolfsbane, and Wildfire. All of these books seem really good. I've been waiting for Supernaturally since the day after Paranormalcy came out.

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  36. This is a spectacular week for YA!

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