Monday, June 30, 2014

22 Win Your Choice of This Week's New YALit Releases 6/30-7/6

Hi, everyone,

Here we are with another roundup of books coming out this week. This week, we're offering a giveaway of your choice of any of the great releases this week! Don't forget to stop by every Monday for more giveaways and another round-up. And please, tell us what you're excited about this week! What are you reading? What can't you wait to get your hands on?

The ladies of AYAP,

Martina, Alyssa, Jan, Clara, and Lisa


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by Maggie Stiefvater
Scholastic Press
Released 7/1/2014

A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret -- his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved?

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by Katherine Howe
Putnam Juvenile
Released 7/1/2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prep meets The Crucible.

It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.

First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.

Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .

Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

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Find Me Where The Water Ends
by Rachel Carter
Released 7/1/2014

Lydia has been trained into a person she might have once feared: focused, fierce, deadly. Although she never wanted the life of a Montauk Project recruit, the Project has captured someone she loves-someone she'll do anything to save.

Then Lydia glimpses a world in which the Montauk Project never existed. The Project has taken so much from Lydia already, but she knows that she will sacrifice everything to make her vision of a world without the Project a reality.

Publishers Weekly said that "readers will be hooked" by Rachel Carter's plot-twisting So Close to You series. The conspiracy theories, romance, and compelling "what if?" questions build to a satisfying series end, making Find Me Where the Water Ends the perfect fit for the teen fans of light science fiction like The Time Traveler's Wife.

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No Dawn Without Darkness
by Dayna Lorentz
Kathy Dawson Books
Released 7/1/2014

Perfect for fans of Life As We Knew It and Michael Grant's Gone--this conclusion to the No Safety in Numbers trilogy will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and will leave you wondering exactly what you'd be willing to sacrifice in order to survive.

First--a bomb released a deadly flu virus and the entire mall was quarantined.

Next--the medical teams evacuated and the windows were boarded up just before the virus mutated.

Now--the power is out and the mall is thrown into darkness. Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger aren't the same people they were two weeks ago. Just like the virus, they've had to change in order to survive. And not all for the better. When no one can see your face, you can be anyone you want to be, and, when the doors finally open, they may not like what they've become.

If you think it's silly to be afraid of the dark, you're wrong.
Very wrong.

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by Kate Jarvik Birch
Entangled: Teen
Released 7/1/2014

I was bred to be the perfect pet. I was bred for my beauty and grace, to be a showpiece, an ornament to sit upon the couch, to sing, to dance, to play the piano and paint. I was bred to willingly put my owner's happiness before my own.

Until Penn. The handsome and rebellious son of the congressman who owns me, he's the only person who's seen past my perfect exterior to the girl underneath. Falling for him is forbidden. Falling for him is freeing.

But there's a dark underworld lurking beneath my pampered life. The only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn's family is escaping it, because if I fail, I face a fate far worse than death...

For fans of Kiera Cass's Selection series and Lauren DeStefano's Chemical Garden series, Perfected is a chilling look at what it means to be human, as well as a stunning celebration of the power of love to set us free, wrapped in a glamorous—and dangerous—bow.

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The Vanishing Season
by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Released 7/1/2014

Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell.

The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I'm the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I'm tied—it seems—to this house, this street, this town.

I'm tied to Maggie and Pauline, though I don't know why. I think it's because death is coming for one of them, or both.

All I know is that the present and the past are piling up, and I am here to dig.I am looking for the things that are buried.

From bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes a friendship story bound in snow and starlight, a haunting mystery of love, betrayal, redemption, and the moments that we leave behind.

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by Susanne Winnacker
Released 6/26/2014

Winner - Tania Malheiro

Praise for Susanne Winnacker's Impostor:

"An unpredictable page turner with shades of terror reminiscent of a Stephen King novel."—VOYA

"Fresh and inventive. . . . the strongly-written mystery component takes center stage."—BCCB


Tessa has finally made peace with her life as a Variant. She and longtime love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants.

But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared, and rogue Variant organization Abel's Army is likely the culprit.

When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped, and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why?

When the FEA's efforts to rescue Holly don't yield results, Tessa takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to save her friend and uncover the mystery behind Abel's Army, Tessa launches her own investigation—but nothing could prepare her for what she finds.

Finding the truth will take her out on the road and out of her comfort zone, with danger lurking at every turn. Summoning all of her courage and strength, Tessa must decide who can be trusted and what is worth fighting for. Her final decision will leave readers breathless.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Defector?

The revelations. Tessa discovers the truth about many things, some of which she later wishes she hadn’t. It was fun writing her reactions to those discoveries. I think the truth forces Tessa to grow as a character.

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  1. Currently about 100 pages into Perfected right now. I really like the characters. Pretty creepy to think of breeding people as pets but it makes for a good story.

  2. They're all such awesome books!

    Thank you for the awesome choices :)

  3. Wow, there are so many choices it's hard to decide. I'm caught between Sinner and Conversion. Guess I'll go with the latter. I'll take Conversion if I win.

    Although I'm not a huge YA reader, right now I'm on Divergent. FWIW, I'm really enjoying it. YA is very different from Phillipa Gregory's novels, for sure, LOL. It's a nice change.

  4. Wow! These all sound fantastic! Anything by Maggie S will be amazing!

  5. Wonderful list of all the pretty covers.

  6. So many good books coming out this week! IT'S SO HARD TO CHOOSE!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I keep seeing so many good reviews of Perfected, I can't wait to read it!

  8. I CANNOT wait for Sinner. OMG, you have no idea. Perfected sounds like a great read!

  9. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway. Yours are always the best. Keeping my fingers crossed for Perfected. Looks Amazing.

  10. What a great selection this week. I'd take all of them if I could. Thanks.

  11. I'm so psyched for Sinner; I've already pre-ordered it, though. Conversion sounds really creepy and interesting... I'm really intrigued by it.

  12. Thanks for the giveaways! I've heard about Conversion and now, thanks to your help, I know I have to read this book.

  13. Another amazing crop of new books. Thanks for the chance to win and for the reviews.

  14. I want to read Perfected so bad! Even though the reviews I have read haven't been the greatest, it still sounds like the type of book I love!

  15. They all look good but I cannot wait for Sinner. Want to finish Isabel and Cole's story.

  16. A couple interesting ones

  17. No Dawn Without Darkness sounds really interesting.

  18. I'm reading Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard and I'm anxiously awaiting Strange & Ever After! But this week I'd like Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch. Thanks for the chance!

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  20. I am so excited to read Perfected and Conversion, and I have The Vanishing Season waiting on my TBR. Thanks for the chance!

  21. Perfected looks really good!


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