Friday, May 31, 2013

16 New YALit Releases 5/31-6/6 plus TEN Giveaways!

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THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY



Abandon
by Elana Johnson
Signed Hardcover Giveaway
Simon Pulse
Released 6/4/2013

The fight for independent thought becomes a matter of life or death in this sizzling and intense conclusion to the Possession trilogy.Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there's more at stake than a few broken hearts.



But there is a traitor among them, and the choices he makes could lead to the total destruction of everything Vi has fought for.



Vi, Jag, and Zenn must set their problems aside for the resistance to have any hope of ending the Thinkers' reign. Their success means everything--and their failure means death.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Abandon?

My favorite thing about ABANDON is that it's THE END. Seriously. Writing a trilogy is A LOT of work, and A LOT of words, and it's very satisfying to see if come to a conclusion. Also, Jag Barque narrates, and I kinda like him, too. ;)



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Rebel Spirits
by Lois Ruby
Advanced Reader Copy Giveaway (2 Copies)
Point
Released 6/1/2013

Infused with history and mystery, this tale of ghosts, love, and murder takes place in present-day Gettysburg, where the Civil War still looms large.

Lori Chase doesn't know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings...right? Only now that she is living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, spirits seem to be on everyone's mind. The town is obsessed with its bloody Civil War history, and the old inn that Lori's parents run is supposedly haunted by the souls of dead soldiers.

Then Lori meets one such soldier--the devastatingly handsome Nathaniel Pierce. Nathaniel's soul cannot rest, and he desperately needs Lori's help. Because Nathaniel was not killed in the famous battle. He was murdered. Lori begins to investigate the age-old mystery, stumbling upon shocking clues and secrets.

At the same time, she can't help falling for Nathaniel, just as he is falling for her....

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Rebel Spirits?

Lori and Nathaniel are desperately in love, despite the fact that one's very much alive, and the other's been dead for a century and a half. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, or life after death, or reincarnation, anyone with a beating heart has to believe that true love triumphs over all these obstacles. The question is, how?

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Openly Straight
by Bill Konigsberg
Hardcover Giveaway
Arthur A. Levine Books
Released 6/1/2013

A funny, honest novel about being out, being proud . . . and being ready for something else.

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write.

And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time.

So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben . . . who doesn't even know that love is possible.

This witty, smart, coming-out-again story will appeal to gay and straight kids alike as they watch Rafe navigate being different, fitting in, and what it means to be himself.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Openly Straight?

My favorite thing about Openly Straight is that it feels raw and authentic, and that's a product of me not really knowing what it was I was writing when I started. There's this whole thing in the book where the main character Rafe's English teacher shares a quote for E.L. Doctorow: "Writing is an exploration. You start with nothing and learn as you go." I used it because I wanted Rafe to use writing as a way to explore his feelings in the book (I know, very meta). What I didn't understand as I was writing was that I was doing the same thing. I was unaware just how much I was tired of being labeled gay before any other aspect of my personality. So as Rafe was busy putting away his label, I was experiencing my own version of the same thing. I like the raw emotion that Rafe experiences toward the end of the book, because it feels real to me and I know it has been impacting other people the same way.

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The Pirate''s Wish
by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Paperback Giveaway
Strange Chemistry
Released 6/4/2013

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies -- and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Pirate''s Wish?

I have a couple of favorite moments in the book. One is toward the end, and it's bit of a spoiler --all I'll say is that the two main characters, Ananna and Naji, visit a strange new place. Another favorite part is when Ananna and Naji and the rest of their crew wind up on an island full of manticores, as the manticores' honored guests. It was tremendous fun writing the manticore society, since I imagined them as being fairly elegant creatures, even if they are technically monsters.

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Outcast
by Adrienne Kress
eBook Giveaway
Diversion Books
Released 6/4/2013

After six years of "angels" coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it's the final straw. She takes her mother's shotgun and shoots the thing. So it's dead. Or not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he's totally naked.

Not sure what to do, she drags his unconscious body to the tool shed and ties him up. After all, he's an angel and they have tricks. When he regains consciousness she's all set to interrogate him about why the angels come to her town, and how to get back her best friend (and almost boyfriend) Chris, who was taken the year before. But it turns out the naked guy in her shed is just as confused about everything as she is.

He thinks it's 1956.

Set in the deep south, OUTCAST is a story of love, trust, and coming of age. It's also a story about the supernatural, a girl with a strange sense of humor who's got wicked aim, a greaser from the 50's, and an army of misfits coming together for one purpose: To kick some serious angel ass.

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Tempest Revealed
by Tracy Deebs
Hardcover
Walker Childrens
Released 6/4/2013

**Giveaway of Tempest Rising, book one of the series**

Half-mermaid Tempest Maguire is trying to have it all: fulfilling her duties as second-in-line to the merQueen Hailana while periodically returning home to the California coastline to be with her family and longtime boyfriend, Mark. Living under the sea and rebuilding Coral Straits is grueling work, while being back home reminds her of everyone she loves and misses. But when her old flame Kona arrives bearing news that Hailana has died and Tempest is now officially merQueen, she returns permanently to Coral Straits--even though it devastates her family and rips her apart from Mark. Once there, she discovers that an old enemy has resurfaced, hell-bent on taking over her throne...with or without her. As Tempest prepares for her final showdown against Tiamat and anyone who stands with her, she must decide what--and who--is really important to her. Because there will be few survivors in the ultimate sea battle that is brewing--and Tempest isn't sure she will be one of them.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Tempest Revealed?

My favorite part of Tempest Revealed is the fact that Tempest really comes into her own. In the first two books in the series, we see Tempest try to decide what direction she wants her life to go. Land or sea? Mark or Kona? MerQueen or surfer? In Tempest Revealed, we finally get the answer to all these questions and more. Plus, even more fun for me, is the fact that we finally get to see her powers come full circle and watch as she faces down old enemies, finds true love and finally settles into her own skin and the life she was born to have.

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Tidal
by Amanda Hocking
Hardcover Giveaway
St. Martin''s Griffin
Released 6/4/2013

With Penn and Lexi determined to kill Gemma and replace her with another siren, Gemma's life is in grave danger...unless she can break the curse before it's too late. With the help of Harper and Daniel, she'll delve deep into her enemies' mythical past--and their darkest secrets. It's her only hope of saving everything she holds dear: her family, her life, and her relationship with Alex--the only guy she's ever loved.

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Witch Fire
by Laura Powell
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition
Released 6/4/2013

Lucas and Glory are hard at work in WICA (Witchkind Intelligence and Covert Affairs). As part of their training, they learn more about the witch-terrorist organization Endor. It is believed that Endor has infiltrated a boarding school for young witches in Switzerland, so WICA sends their two youngest agents--Lucas and Glory--to the school undercover. There, they learn more about an experimental brain implant that blocks the power of the fae. It's a dangerous procedure . . . more so than they could ever have imagined.

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The Wall
by William Sutcliffe
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Walker Childrens; 1 edition
Released 6/4/2013

Joshua lives with his mother and step-father in Amarias, an isolated town, where all the houses are brand new. Amarias is surrounded by a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that the Wall is the only thing keeping his people safe from a brutal and unforgiving enemy.

One day, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel that leads underneath the Wall. The chance to catch a glimpse of life on the other side of The Wall is too tempting to resist. He's heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds . . .

Set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel's West bank, this deeply affecting parable of a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world lingers long after completion.

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LAST WEEK'S GIVEAWAY WINNERS


Rebel Spirits
by Lois Ruby
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Point
Released 6/1/2013

Winner: Vivien

Infused with history and mystery, this tale of ghosts, love, and murder takes place in present-day Gettysburg, where the Civil War still looms large.

Lori Chase doesn't know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings...right? Only now that she is living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, spirits seem to be on everyone's mind. The town is obsessed with its bloody Civil War history, and the old inn that Lori's parents run is supposedly haunted by the souls of dead soldiers.

Then Lori meets one such soldier--the devastatingly handsome Nathaniel Pierce. Nathaniel's soul cannot rest, and he desperately needs Lori's help. Because Nathaniel was not killed in the famous battle. He was murdered. Lori begins to investigate the age-old mystery, stumbling upon shocking clues and secrets.

At the same time, she can't help falling for Nathaniel, just as he is falling for her....

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Rebel Spirits?

Lori and Nathaniel are desperately in love, despite the fact that one's very much alive, and the other's been dead for a century and a half. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, or life after death, or reincarnation, anyone with a beating heart has to believe that true love triumphs over all these obstacles. The question is, how?

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Contaminated
by Em Garner
Advanced Reader Copy Giveaway (2 Copies)
EgmontUSA
Released 7/23/2013

Winners: Rain Jeys and bn100

After the Contamination-an epidemic caused by the super-trendy diet drink SlimPro that turned ordinary citizens into violent, uncontrollable creatures-the government rounded up the "Connies" to protect the remaining population. Now, two years later, the rehabilitated are being allowed home, complete with shock collars that will either control, or kill, them.

Velvet Ellis has struggled to care for her ten-year-old sister since her parents were taken in the round up. When she finds her mother in one of the "Kennels," Velvet resolves to do whatever it takes to put her family back together. But the danger isn't over. It's beginning all over again.

Gritty and grabbing, Contaminated is a harrowing, emotionally charged novel for fans of Carrie Ryan and The Walking Dead.


Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Contaminated?

My favorite thing about Contaminated is thinking up all the ways the world might change when faced with an outbreak of this sort -- everything from something simple like not being able to find pizza rolls in the supermarket to the movie and television industry being ruined because so many actors and actresses were lost to the Contamination. I love imagining the worst (and best!) outcomes to different scenarios, and Contaminated let my brain have free reign to scare myself!

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IN STORES NEXT WEEK WITH AUTHOR INTERVIEWS


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When You Were Here
by Daisy Whitney
Hardcover
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Released 6/4/2013

Filled with humor, raw emotion, a strong voice, and a brilliant dog named Sandy Koufax, When You Were Here explores the two most powerful forces known to man-death and love. Daisy Whitney brings her characters to life with a deft touch and resonating authenticity.

Danny's mother lost her five-year battle with cancer three weeks before his graduation-the one day that she was hanging on to see.

Now Danny is left alone, with only his memories, his dog, and his heart-breaking ex-girlfriend for company. He doesn't know how to figure out what to do with her estate, what to say for his Valedictorian speech, let alone how to live or be happy anymore.

When he gets a letter from his mom's property manager in Tokyo, where she had been going for treatment, it shows a side of a side of his mother he never knew. So, with no other sense of direction, Danny travels to Tokyo to connect with his mother's memory and make sense of her final months, which seemed filled with more joy than Danny ever knew. There, among the cherry blossoms, temples, and crowds, and with the help of an almost-but-definitely-not Harajuku girl, he begins to see how it may not have been ancient magic or mystical treatment that kept his mother going. Perhaps, the secret of how to live lies in how she died.



Author Question: What is your favorite thing about When You Were Here?

One of my favorite things about When You Were Here is Danny's relationship with the various girls and women in his life. Danny - the 18-year-old, just graduated narrator - is a guy who's surrounded by females. They include his mom (or rather, the memory of his mom), his ex-girlfriend who he's still in love with, a teen girl he meets in Tokyo, his estranged sister, and of course, his dog, who is also a girl! Danny starts the story in such a place of turbulence, hobbled by all the loss he's faced, but it's through those female characters that he's able to start to heal and find a sense of love, and hope, and happiness again. And, as a total dog person, I particularly like his relationship with his dog! He takes good care of his dog!

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Phoenix
by Elizabeth Richards
Hardcover
Putnam Juvenile
Released 6/4/2013

Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie's life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose's Law--a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.

When Ash can't bring himself to trade Natalie's life for those of millions of Darklings, her fate is sealed. Enter Elijah Theroux, the handsome Bastet boy Natalie once saved from her mother's labs, where he'd been experimented on and tortured. It was his venom the Sentry used to create the lethal Golden Haze, the heart of the government conspiracy that led to Black City's uprising and Ash's rebirth as the Phoenix, the face of the rebellion. Elijah is back and Ash doesn't like him; it's clear he's taken with Natalie, and Ash fears she may have feelings for him as well.

But Elijah also may have the answer to taking down Purian Rose for good--a powerful weapon called the Ora. Ash, Natalie and Elijah just have to escape Black City undetected to find it. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon (if it even exists) are easier said than done, and the quest could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.

This enthralling sequel to Black City is just as absorbing, delicious and steamy as the first book, leaving readers hungry for the series conclusion.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Phoenix?

I love the fact the characters get to explore other parts of the United Sentry States; it's not all based in Black City (for a very dramatic reason!). It was so much fun getting to visit these other places, which I'd only alluded to in the first book, and meeting a whole new cast of characters. It's opened up the story and the world a considerable amount, and I hope readers will enjoy it.

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MORE RELEASES IN STORES NEXT WEEK


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Over You
by Amy Reed
Hardcover
Simon Pulse
Released 6/4/2013

An intense friendship fractures in this gritty, realistic novel from the author of Beautiful, Clean, and Crazy, which School Library Journal called "compelling and moving." Max would follow Sadie anywhere, so when Sadie decides to ditch her problems and escape to Nebraska for the summer, it's only natural for Max to go along. Max is Sadie's confidante, her protector, and her best friend. This summer will be all about them. This summer will be perfect.



And then they meet Dylan. Dylan is dark, dangerous, and intoxicating, and he awakens something in Max that she never knew existed. No matter how much she wants to, she can't back away from him.



But Sadie has her own intensity, and has never allowed Max to become close with anyone else. Max doesn't know who she is without Sadie, but she'd better start learning. Because if she doesn't make a decision--about Dylan, about Sadie, about herself--it's going to be made for her.

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The Impossibility of Tomorrow
by Avery Williams
Hardcover
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Released 6/4/2013

The immortal Seraphina is forced to face the darkness of her past--and risk losing the love of her life--in this second novel in the Incarnation series.

Seraphina has been living for centuries, thanks to a special method of alchemy, but only recently has she really felt alive. She's finally broken free from her controlling boyfriend, Cyrus, and after years of swapping bodies to preserve her immortality, is happily settled into a life worth sticking with. Because in this life, she has Noah.

But Noah might not be as trustworthy as he seems. After he delivers an ominous message that could only come from Cyrus, Sera is worried that her new friends and family will find out her secret. And as her suspicions extend beyond Noah, Sera is forced to wonder about her new friends as well: Could her old coven be disguising themselves right under her nose?

Will Sera have to move to another body--and take another life--or can she find a way to keep what she's got, forever?

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You Look Different in Real Life
by Jennifer Castle
Hardcover
HarperTeen
Released 6/4/2013

A smart, fresh novel about five teens whose ordinary lives are captured on camera for the whole world to see, from a breakout author who "will be well received by Sarah Dessen fans" (ALA Booklist)

The premise was simple: five kids living their real lives, with a new movie about them every five years. But the six-year-olds who shared the same table in kindergarten have become teenagers who are hardly friends. And Justine, whose edgy sense of humor made her the surprise star of the first two films, now feels like a disappointment.

Still, they've all shared the painful details of their lives with countless viewers. They all know how lonely it is to have fans instead of friends. So when the latest movie gives them the chance to reunite, Justine and her costars are going to take it. Because sometimes, the only way to really see yourself is through someone else's eyes.

With the "detailed writing and smart, realistically cool characters" (SLJ) that earned The Beginning of After critical acclaim and comparisons to Sarah Dessen, You Look Different in Real Life is a sharply observed, wholly engrossing book about the surface-level identities you can see on camera and the truths you can only see in real life.

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Rules of Summer
by Joanna Philbin
Hardcover
Poppy
Released 6/4/2013

THE RULES OF SUMMER is about two 17 year-old girls living in the same beachfront mansion in East Hampton for the summer, one "upstairs" (the daughter of a very blue-blooded family) and one "downstairs" (the niece of the family's housekeeper.) Isabel is the privileged daughter who's used to having guys fall at her feet. Rory is the no-nonsense girl from a small New Jersey town who's always been the friend, never the girlfriend. Besides becoming each other's unlikely allies, both Rory and Isabel have a summer romance that will change their lives.

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Siege and Storm
by Leigh Bardugo
Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
Released 6/4/2013

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling's game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

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Stormbringers
by Philippa Gregory
Hardcover
Simon Pulse
Released 6/4/2013

The second book in a YA quartet filled with intrigue, mystery, and romance, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory.

Italy, 1453. Luca and Isolde grow more and more attracted to each other as they continue their journey to unravel the mysteries throughout Christendom. But their travels are delayed by the uprising of an intense religious crusade that threatens the balance of the civilized world. Death lingers in the air as war ravages on, but this religious conflict is nothing compared to the arrival of an intense and deadly storm.

Caught in the midst of unimaginable chaos, Luca and Isolde must rely on one another in order to survive.

The second in Philippa Gregory's four-book series delves further into a forbidden romance and an epic quest. And the tension builds as secrets about The Order of Darkness are finally revealed...

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Severed Heads, Broken Hearts
by Robyn Schneider
Hardcover
Katherine Tegen Books
Released 6/4/2013

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them--a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra's knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra's ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one's singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Robyn Schneider's Severed Heads, Broken Hearts is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

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Crushed
by Sara Shepherd
Hardcover
HarperTeen
Released 6/4/2013

In the thirteenth Pretty Little Liars novel, the secrets are more crushing than ever. . . .

It's springtime in Rosewood, but while everyone else is searching for the perfect prom dress, Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are on a different kind of hunt: They're looking for A. . . .

Hanna puts her campaign for prom queen on the back burner to volunteer at a burn clinic, where one of A's victims is recovering. Emily digs into Ali's past at the mental hospital with some very crazy consequences. Spencer contacts an amateur private eye to help her stalk her stalker. But when their sessions get a little too private, they may forget to keep their eyes on A. And Aria's worried that A is even closer than she thought. When her dark secret from Iceland comes to light, she discovers that maybe, just maybe, the one person she's been trying to hide the truth from has known all along.

The liars are finally taking the fight to A. But no matter what they do, A's always one step ahead, ready to crush the girls completely.


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The Moon and More
by Sarah Dessen
Hardcover
Viking Juvenile
Released 6/4/2013

Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

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Elegy
by Tara Hudson
Hardcover
HarperTeen
Released 6/4/2013

A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths--Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does.

Amelia fears she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can never see Joshua again.

Faced with impossible choices, Amelia decides to take her afterlife into her own hands--and fight back.

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16 comments:

  1. Wow, so many exciting new titles! These all look great. :)

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  2. Rebel Spirits and Openly Straight are very original:))

    Thank you:)

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  3. Thanks for compiling these

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  4. My goodness, all of these sounds amazing. My budget can't take all this awesome!

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  5. I missed last week's post! There's a number of books I want from both weeks. I need to start reading faster!

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  6. There are some great ones coming out. Openly Straight hasn't been getting a ton of press and I read it and it's one (if not THE) best I've read this year. It really was AMAZING. I'm looking forward to Abandon and The Pirates Curse the most since I already read Siege and Storm. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Rebel Spirits and Openly Straight sound interesting! And I cannot wait to read Abandon - Elana Johnson is fantastic! :D

    Thank you for the giveaways!

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  8. I'm curious about Openly Straight. I've heard good things about this book!

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  9. My class library will look so good! Can't wait for read alouds!

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  10. Thank you and congrats!! I cannot wait to read Siege & Storm. The Wall sounds like a really great read as well!

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  11. Can't wait for ABANDON!!!!! So excited :)

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  12. Outcast!!! I'm kind of desperate to get my hands on that one :P

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  13. So many great books coming out. I seriously need more hours in the day devoted just to reading great books.

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  14. Can't wait for a few of these! Pirates Wish and Seige and Storm, so many great titles!

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  15. So many great books coming out this week! I can't wait to get my hands on Siege and Storm.

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  16. Openly Straight is next on my TBR list. I am desperately resisting grabby hands!

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