Monday, August 8, 2011

18 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.

All You Desire (Eternal Ones) by Kirsten Miller
  • From Goodreads: Haven Moore and Iain Morrow have been living a blissful life in Rome, an ocean way from the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader. But paradise is not to last. The mysterious disappearance of Haven's best friend, Beau, sends the pair running back to New York, where they encounter the Horae, an underground group of women who have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam Rosier. Only they can help Haven uncover the secret to Beau's whereabouts in one of her past lives. But their help comes at a price: Haven must infiltrate the Ouroboros Society, charm Adam Rosier, and lure him into a trap. It's a plan the Horae believe will save the world-but Haven and Iain fear that it may destroy the happiness they've been chasing for two thousand years.

Thirst No. 4: The Shadow of Death by Christopher Pike
  • From Amazon: The conclusion to the phenomenally successful Thirst series follows five-thousand-year-old vampire Alisa Perne as she battles a new race of immortals: the Telar. The Telar are a challenging threat. But Alisa is hungry for blood—and thirsty for revenge.
The Game of Triumphs by Laura Powell
  • From Goodreads: At an exclusive Soho party one rainy night, Cat stumbles into an ancient and dangerous game of fortune. A mysterious quartet of game masters deal out challenges—moves that unfold in the Arcanum, a dream-scape version of our world. Success can earn players fame, fortune, inspiration. Failure can be deadly. At first Cat is skeptical, but undeniably curious. And when a journey into the Arcanum reveals a shocking glimpse of her family's past, Cat begins to understand what drives people to play. Sometimes it's greed or longing—other times desperation. She must know more. Right now, the game masters hold all the cards. But Cat finds others like herself on the fringes of the game. And together an unlikely group of chancers hope to change the rules in their favor. In the Game of Triumphs, the risks are high, but the rewards may just be worth dying for. . .
Hooked by Catherine Greenman
  • From Goodreads: Thea Galehouse has always known how to take care of herself. With a flighty club-owner mom and a standoffish, recovering-alcoholic dad, Thea has made her own way in her hometown of New York, attending the prestigious and competitive Stuyvesant High School. But one chat with Will, a handsome and witty senior, and she's a goner—completely hooked on him and unable to concentrate on anything else. Always worried that she loves Will more than he loves her, Thea is pleasantly surprised when their romance weathers his move to college and Will goes out of his way to involve her in his life. But then, Thea misses a period. And that starts Thea and Will on a wild ride that neither of them could have possibly prepared for. When they decide to keep the baby, their concerned parents chip in what they can to keep Will in school and give both teenagers a comfortable place to raise their child. But when a freak accident leaves Thea shaken and threatens to upend their little family altogether, Thea is forced to turn to the last place she would have chosen for comfort: her stiff, uncompromising father.

Reaching Through Time: Three Novellas by Lurlene McDaniel
  • From Goodreads: What's Happened to Me?
    Sarah finds herself in a strange place, and she can recall only one thing—her name. A young man, Heath de Charon, explains to Sarah that he found her unconscious on the grounds of his family's estate and has been caring for her. Sarah is thankful, but when she starts hearing voices that whisper for her to come back, she is confused, and desperate to find out where she really belongs.

    When the Clock Chimes
    Drake Iverson lands a summer job on Sandstone Mountain. There are no computers; he has to do all the work by hand in a large leather-bound book. He doesn't mind, as long as he can be near Gina, who is pretty and kind. But when Gina falls ill, Drake is asked to leave. He is determined to find out what happened to Gina and to uncover other mysteries he encounters on Sandstone Mountain.

    The Mysteries of Chance
    Dylan Sorenson offers his help to a girl who seems to be in distress. The girl, Maura, explains that she's simply overwhelmed by the heat and quickly runs off. But Maura is soon drawn back to Dylan and a friendship and budding romance begins. However, Maura doesn't reveal the whole truth about herself, and Dylan has secrets of his own. Can their relationship withstand the deception?

The Cupid War by Timothy Carter
  • From Goodreads: Ricky Fallon had decided against killing himself — just before slipping off a bridge to his death. Now he's a Cupid in the afterlife, helping people fall in love. The job would be cool if it weren't for the dorky pink bodysuits, his jerky boss, and attacks from joy-sucking shadowy entities called Suicides. When Fallon discovers a dangerous new breed of Suicide, a terrific battle erupts. To save the girl he's falling for — oh, and prevent total world domination — Fallon uses a secret weapon to kick some serious Suicide butt. 

Ingenue (The Flappers) by Jillian Larkin
  • From Goodreads: Bobbed hair. Short skirts. Cool jazz. Dark speakeasy. Anything goes. Meet the flappers, Gloria, Clara, Lorraine . . . and the rich young boys who love and loathe them.

18 comments:

  1. Man I love the blurb and voice of The Cupid War!

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  2. The Cupid War sounds really cute!

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  3. Great books! Christopher Pike & Lurlene McDaniels have been popular in my classrooms for years :)

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  4. The Game of Triumphs and Cupid War sounds really good! :)

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  5. I LOVED All You Desire. After The Eternal Ones, I could NOT wait for the next! I'm glad that it lived up to my expectations. I really need to get myself a hardcover copy though. Although ARCs are amazing, there is nothing like a clean, perfect finished copy! Thanks for the feature :)

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  6. I haven't heard of most of these. Hooked and The Cupid Wars both look equally good, so I will be adding them both to my list.

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  7. I've been reading Lurlene McDaniel since I was a teen. How fun! Looks like a good week for books.

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  8. Another great week! I'm excited for Thirst!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  9. can't wait to read Hooked and Reaching Through Time! Thanks for the chance! wilsondev(At)Gmail(dot)com

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  10. I can't wait to read All you Desire. The Eternal Ones. I read the first book and it was really good. All the other books sound very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  11. All You Desire! Eternal Ones was a great book, and it continues!

    Teri C

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  13. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    Ditto, I've been dying to read Ingenue for EVER! Actually, all these look and sound incredible. :D

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  14. Hmm the Cupid War and All You Desire both sound really good. So many books so little time.

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  15. All you desire :) woo whoo! can't wait! Just noticed that Reaching Through Time has the same cover models as Simone Elkeles- Return to Paradise. interesting.... are they allowed to do that?

    Diana

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  16. I've been waiting for All You Desire (The Eternal One's sequel) for a while now, but some of the other releases surprised me with their blurbs. The Cupid War and The Game of Triumphs sound amazing too. I must have them! :)

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  17. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    I've been waiting forever to read Ingenue! :)

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