Friday, March 15, 2013

17 New Releases 3/16-3/23 plus 4 Giveaways, including EVERAFTER, NO MAN'S LAND, MEANT TO BE, and the full MERIDIAN TRILOGY

Hi, Everyone!

How was your week? Did you get a lot of good reading in? Writing? We'd love to hear what you thought was awesome!

Today, we have FOUR wonderful giveaways for you! EVERAFTER, coming out this week from Elizabeth Chandler, NO MAN'S LAND, S.T. Underdahl's recent release, MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill, and the full MERIDIAN trilogy by Amber Kizer, all three books of which will go to the same winner.

Good luck, happy reading, and happy book birthday to all the authors with books coming out next week! We're so excited for you!

Martina and Jan


Everafter (Kissed By An Angel)
by Elizabeth Chandler
Hardcover Simon Pulse
Released 3/19/2013

The sweeping saga of Ivy and Tristan comes to a breathtaking conclusion in this final book of the all-new arc in the New York Times bestselling Kissed by an Angel series.

It seems the odds are forever against Ivy and her fallen angel. Tristan is still trapped in the body of an accused murderer, and as the two star-crossed lovers try to clear his name, they must battle the dark forces that would keep them apart and destroy them both. The danger is especially great for Tristan since, as a fallen angel, death would mean losing his soul. It�s up to Ivy to save the one she loves and, hopefully, find a way for the two of the them to be together�for all eternity. 

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No Man's Land
by S.T. Underdahl
Original Paperback

Dov Howard is 16 years old and perfectly comfortable in his role as "family failure," the kid who doesn’t stand a chance of living up to his older brother, Brian. As if being a straight-A student and football star aren't enough, Brian has also become a military hero after his National Guard troop gets deployed to Afghanistan. When the family receives word that Brian has been seriously injured, and a mysterious new girl, Scarlett, joins Dov's not-so-merry band of misfits, life as Dov knows it changes forever.

When it becomes clear that Scarlett’s wounds are much more than superficial, and a broken version of Brian arrives back on the home front, Dov finds himself suddenly and deeply immersed in the pain of others. As things go spiraling out of control, will Dov take the easy way out, as he’d always done in the past, or will he be able to step up to the plate and truly be there for the people who need him most?

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Speed of Light (Meridian #3)
by Amber Kizer
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 11/13/2012

Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra, an angel infused human, destined to transition souls into the next world. Together with Tens Valdes, her soulmate and Protector, they've made a home in Indiana, making sure the dead safely enter the light and aren't stolen by the Dark, known as the Nocti.

Upon rescuing Juliet Ambrose from her terrible childhood, Juliet has become vulnerable without her Protector and grasps at any hope to find her parents, even when it's offered by a proven Nocti, Ms. Asura. Juliet is now faced with the horrible choice between uncovering her past and having a future.

Meanwhile, time may be running out for the hundreds of thousands preparing for the festivities surrounding the Indianapolis 500 car race. As centuries of secrets are revealed, the battles will pit Light versus Dark. Not all with survive as Meridian, Tens, and Julie join forces to try to thwart a potential tragedy.

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Wildcat Fireflies (Meridian #2 )
by Amber Kizer
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 7/12/2011

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?

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Meridian (Meridian #1)
by Amber Kizer
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 8/11/2009

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility. Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate's tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home and Meridian's body explodes in pain. Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she's a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt's house in Revelation, Colorado. It's there that she learns that she is a Fenestra, the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos

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Meant to Be
by Lauren Morrill
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 11/13/2012

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

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by Elana K. Arnold
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 11/13/2012

WINNER: gsmarlene
A grieving girl meets a boy with mystical powers in this passionate love story.
Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett's pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only on her horse, escaping to the heart of the island on long, solitary rides. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: "Stop."

The boy—intense, beautiful—is Will Cohen, a newcomer to the island. For reasons he can't or won't explain, he's drawn to Scarlett and feels compelled to keep her safe. To keep her from wasting away. His meddling irritates Scarlett, though she can't deny her attraction to him. As their relationship blossoms into love, Scarlett's body slowly awakens at Will's touch. But just when her grief begins to ebb, she makes a startling discovery about Will, a discovery he's been grappling with himself. A discovery that threatens to force them apart. And if it does, Scarlett fears she will unravel all over again.

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The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar Hardcover Dial Released 3/21/2013
He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.

Margo McKenna has a plan of attack for everything, from landing the lead in her high school musical to dealing with her increasingly absent parents. But when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the opportunity to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Especially since Oliver--not blue-skinned, not bottle-dwelling, but a genie nonetheless--can see more than what she's willing to show him. With one peek into her mind, he can see the wishes that even Margo herself doesn't know she wants.

But Oliver comes with more than just mind-reading abilities, a flair for magic, and the prettiest eyes Margo's ever seen. Someone from his past is hunting him--someone bent on killing him, along with all the other genies in the world, for the sake of honor. And as Margo soon discovers, it will take more than three wishes to save him.

A whole lot more.

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Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley Hardcover Katherine Tegen Books Released 3/19/2013
Pretty girl
13 when she
went missing
to her family
to her friends
to the world
but still missing
her self
In Liz Coley's alarming and fascinating psychological mystery, sixteen-year-old Angie Chapman must piece together the story of her kidnapping and abuse. Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing�and ultimately empowering�page-turner about accepting our whole selves, and the healing power of courage, hope, and love.

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17 & Gone
by Nova Ren Suma
Dutton Juvenile
Released 3/21/2013
Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

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Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices)
by Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Released 3/19/2013

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.
Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.

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OCD, The Dude, and Me
by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Dial Released 3/21/2013

With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As a result of her unfiltered writing style, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a "social skills" class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble.

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Fox Forever (Jenna Fox Chronicles)
by Mary E. Pearson
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Released 3/19/2013

Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, he has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he�ll have to return the Favor he accepted from the shadowy resistance group known as the Network.

Locke must infiltrate the home of a government official by gaining the trust of his daughter, seventeen-year-old Raine, and he soon finds himself pulled deep into the world of the resistance�and into Raine�s life.

Mary E. Pearson brings the story she began in The Adoration of Jenna Fox and continued in The Fox Inheritance to a breathtaking conclusion as Locke discovers that being truly human requires much more than flesh and blood.

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Tiger: A Dark Eyes Novel
by William Richter
Released 3/21/2013

A vigilante fights for justice at any cost.
Wallis Stoneman isn’t like other teenage girls. She’s beautiful, fearless, and deadly.

Wally lives alone in her Brooklyn loft. She’d be a regular teenager, except that she’s the daughter of a Russian assassin. Crime is in Wally’s blood, but she uses her legacy for good: she solves missing persons cases for the Ursula Society, an under-the-radar organization that uses oft-illegal tactics to find people the police have given up on.
The person Wally most wants to find? Tiger, her own fugitive brother. But the closer Wally gets to finding Tiger, the more dangerous her search becomes. And Klesko, Wally and Tiger’s sadistic father, is again at large. With two highly-skilled con men against them, Wally and Tiger band together to destroy a conspiracy in which they—and their hearts—are mere pawns. 

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  1. Hi guys,

    Just FYI, your RSS feed stopped working earlier this week!


    1. Thanks so much for letting us know, Heather! We appreciate your taking the time to comment and give us the heads up. Hopefully, I've got it fixed now. Have a great weekend!

  2. Too little time, too much to read. Looking forward to Everafter. What a great title.

  3. So many wonderful books to read. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. Have a great weekend!

  4. So many good books. No Man's Land looks really good and I love the cover of OCD, the Dude and Me. Thanks for running the giveaway.

    1. No Man's Land was very good! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment, Rosi! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I love the Fox books by Mary Pearson. I can't wait to read this newest one. Great books this week.

    1. So many great books, so little time, right? I need to take a few weeks off to do nothing but catch up on my TBR pile! :) Have a great weekend!

  6. Lots of wonderful books this week. Thanks for sharing them. And yes, Stina's post did not come up on my RSS feed, nor did this post or Thursday's. I've been having to check mine as they are coming up about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours after the scheduled time and on occasion I've had to copy the post in a new post to get it to come up. Not sure what the problem is. Hope you fix yours.

    1. I hope I've got it fixed now. Thanks for letting me now. I wonder if it is related to what Google is doing with Google Reader? In theory, feedburner should be separate, but who knows. I hope your problem gets solved. I admire how on top of things you are. I didn't even figure out ours wasn't working until Heather pointed it out. Sigh. I am always feeling like I'm going down for the last time with the blogging! How on earth do you manage everything you do--you're incredible, Natalie!

  7. These sound fascinating.

  8. I can't wait to read MEANT TO BE. I've always enjoyed stories about bookworms finding love beyond fictional characters :)

  9. I need another book to add to my towering TBR pile.

  10. Good stuff this week. Adding No Man's Land and OCD, the Dude, & Me to my to-read shelf. :)

  11. I need to read the Infernal Devices series so I can read Clockwork Princess! THANKS for the reviews and giveaway.


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