Monday, July 18, 2011

26 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.

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
  • From Amazon: Lacey Anne Byer is a perennial good girl and lifelong member of the House of Enlightenment, the Evangelical church in her small town. With her driver's license in hand and the chance to try out for a lead role in Hell House, her church's annual haunted house of sin, Lacey's junior year is looking promising. But when a cute new stranger comes to town, something begins to stir inside her. Ty Davis doesn't know the sweet, shy Lacey Anne Byer everyone else does. With Ty, Lacey could reinvent herself. As her feelings for Ty make Lacey test her boundaries, events surrounding Hell House make her question her religion.
The Final Hour (The Homelanders) by Andrew Klavan
  • From Amazon: The Homelanders are attacking-and it's Charlie's last chance to stop them. Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder. He also woke up with no memory of the events of the last year. His memory is returning now and has brought the terrible realization that he knows when the terrorists are going to strike next. Whatever it takes, Charlie knows he can't give in or give up until they're stopped . . . even when the final hour is ticking away.
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
  • From Goodreads: Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. She is a siren - a deadly mermaid destined to lure men to their watery deaths. After a terrible tragedy, Lexi shut herself off from the world, vowing to protect the ones she loves. But she soon finds herself caught between a new boy at school who may have the power to melt her icy exterior, and a handsome water spirit who says he can break Lexi's curse if she gives up everything else. Lexi is faced with the hardest decision she’s ever had to make: the life she's always longed for - or the love she can't live without?

Pearl by Jo Knowles
  • From Goodreads: Bean (née Pearl) and Henry, misfits and best friends, have the strangest mothers in town. Henry’s mom Sally never leaves the house. Bean’s mom Lexie, if she is home, is likely nursing a hangover or venting to her friend Claire about Bean’s beloved grandfather Gus, the third member of their sunny household. Gus’s death unleashes a host of family secrets that brings them all together. And they threaten to change everything—including Bean’s relationship with Henry, her first friend, and who also might turn out to be her first love.

Clean by Amy Reed
  • From Goodreads: Olivia, Kelly, Christopher, Jason, and Eva have one thing in common: They’re addicts. Addicts who have hit rock bottom and been stuck together in rehab to face their problems, face sobriety, and face themselves. None of them wants to be there. None of them wants to confront the truths about their pasts. But they’ll all have to deal with themselves and one another if they want to learn how to live. Because when you get that high, there’s nowhere to go but down, down, down.
The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
  • From Goodreads: It's the Fall of 1942 and Iris's world is rapidly changing. Her Pop is back from the war with a missing leg, limiting his ability to do the physically grueling part of his detective work. Iris is dying to help, especially when she discovers that one of Pop's cases involves a boy at her school. Now, instead of sitting at home watching Deanna Durbin movies, Iris is sneaking out of the house, double crossing her friends, and dancing at the Savoy till all hours of the night. There's certainly never a dull moment in the private eye business.
Love Story by Jennifer Echols
  • From Goodreads: For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions--it's her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family's racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin's college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment? Then, on the day she's sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He's joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin's heart with longing. Now she's not just imagining what might have been. She's writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter . . . except this story could come true.
Return to Daemon Hall: Evil Roots by Andrew Nance & Coleman Polhemus
  • From Goodreads: A year has passed since that fateful night in Daemon Hall’s house of horrors. Bestselling macabre author Ian Tremblin decides to hold another writer’s contest but this time in the safety of his own home. Tremblin is excited to share with contestants a very old book he has recently acquired that once belonged to Rudolph Daemon, the millionaire builder of Daemon Hall who later went mad and killed his family. But the book, like the mansion, is powerfully evil and soon transports the group to the burned out shell of the haunted mansion. Flesh eaters, voodoo, a proficient sociopath, and the root of the house’s malevolence are all part of the mix. Who will get out alive?
Happy reading!
The Ladies of ACP


  1. Lots of good books here. I'd love to read Ripple by Mandy Hubbard. Hope you're having fun.

  2. These all sound amazing. If I had to choose, probably Pearl by Jo Knowles. But it would be a tough choice.

  3. I'm especially looking forward to Ripple and The Girl is Murder. Enjoy the heatwave - and stay cool!

  4. I have Love Story. The others will have to wait until I dig myself out of my TBR pile (which collapsed on my last week). I'm not allowed (according to my kids) to buy anymore books until I read my unread ones. :P

  5. I'm looking forward to The Girl is Murder and Love Story.

  6. Ripple has been near the top of my to-get list for ages!

  7. Ripple sounds interesting! :)

  8. Ripple is on my list. So is Love Story.

  9. I've heard great things about Small Town Sinners and I'm really looking forward to reading it!

  10. Wow - another batch of great books! :)

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  12. Is it just me, or does the face on the cover for Return To Daemon Hall kind of remind you of Michael Jackson... Anyway, this is an excellent lot of books this week. Most of these are already on my wish list. I really can't wait to get my hands on Pearl, Clean, Love Story and Small Town Sinners :)

  13. I've been anticipating Pearl for some time...sounds really intriguing. Also, Ripple and Clean have piqued my interest.

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  14. I've been waiting on Ripple for ages! I soooo want it!

  15. I've been looking forward to Small Town Sinners, Pearl and Clean...and well all of them. :)
    ~Lisa lisadgibson(at)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  16. Totally can't wait to read Ripple and Love Story. Thanks for the chance! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. I dying to read Ripple and Pearl!!!

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  18. Victoria ZumbrumJuly 18, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    I would love read Love Story and Ripple. I wouldn't mind reading the other books also. Please enter me in contest.

  19. I'm really excited to read Ripple. The others look really amazing as well. Thanks for the opportunity.

  20. I'm looking forward to reading Small Town Sinners and Pearl.

  21. I am really excited for Small Town Sinners and Ripple, but they all look good.

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  22. Small Town Sinners sounds really good!

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  23. I hope you ladies enjoy your vacations! I'm most looking forward to Ripple with Small Town Sinners coming in as a close second. I've already read Love Story and I hope EVERYONE is looking forward to it because it is so good! It's by far my favorite of Echols' books.


  24. Already have Pearl, Girl is Murder, and Clean. Ripple looks like a fun read.

    Enjoy your vacation! :)

  25. The Girl is Murder and Return to Daemon Hall are at the top of my wish list



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