Week of January 1
DAUGHTERS Suzanne Weyn (Scholastic)
Dr. Frankenstein left behind a legend...as well as two unacknowledged twin
daughters. When Giselle and Ingrid claim their inheritance, nobody is safe as
the mad doctor's legacy leads to a twisted, macabre journey of romance and horror.
ALTERED Jennifer Rush
In this fringe science adventure, Anna is on the run with four genetically
altered boys her scientist father cared for, and she must piece together the
clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals everything
away. A riveting medical-engineering thriller full of identity twists, mystery
Week of January 8
CRASH (Visions Book One)
Lisa McMann (Simon Pulse)
If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. She keeps having a
vision of a careening truck... and nine body bags in the snow. The vision is
giving her clues to a mystery, one that Jules has to solve to keep her vision
from becoming a reality, and killing the one she's loved her whole life.
DOOMED Tracy Deebs
When Pandora unwittingly releases a global computer virus, she plunges the world
into the dark ages: no Internet, no cell phones, no utilities, no authorities.
Pandora has to enter a virtual reality world to find the key to saving the world
as we know it. It's The Matrix meets the Pandora myth, perfect for fans of
gaming, dystopian adventure and romance.
REVOLUTION 19 Gregg
Robot apocalypse. What more do you need to know? Twenty years after the robots
have enslaved mankind, teenagers Nick, Kevin and Cass start off looking for
their parents and end up realizing it's time for revolution. Rip-roaring,
old-fashioned science-fiction action and an excellent book for boy readers.
THE CADET OF TILDOR Alex
Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval
fantasy-thriller. In training as an elite soldier, Cadet Rene de Winter
struggles to keep up with her male peers. But with unrest in the country and
warring crime families seeking power, she and her best friend end up in the
middle of... Well, a YA version of Game of Thrones.
Week of January 22
CINDERS AND SAPPHIRES
(At Somerton series) Leila Rasheed (Hyperion)
Rose Cliffe has just become the lady's maid to Ada Averley. Ada has returned to
Somerton with scandal on her family's heels. In both their worlds, ruthless
ambition, forbidden attraction and unspoken dreams hide behind dutiful smiles
and glittering jewels. Upstairs, Downstairs plus Downton Abbey plus Gossip Girls.
THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER
Megan Shepherd (Balzer + Bray)
Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has lived a respectable life in London, despite
rumors of her father's gruesome scientific experiments. When she learns he is
alive, she travels to the remote tropical island to find out if the accusations
are true. What she finds is more horrible, and dangerous than she could have
imagined. Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, this is a
"dark and breathless Gothic thriller."
New Entries to Popular Series:
THE ESSENCE (Pledge
sequel) Kimberly Derting
RISE (Nightshade) by
FANGTABULOUS (A Vamped
Novel) Lucienne Diver
SHADES OF EARTH (Across the Universe) Beth Revis
GATES OF PARADISE (A
Blue Bloods Novel) Melissa de la Cruz
BLACK ICE (Sherlock
Holmes: the Legend Begins) Andrew Lane
PRODIGY (Legend) Marie Lu
writes Young Adult books because she loves to read them.
Visit her webpage or blog
to find out more about her award winning Maggie Quinn: Girl vs.
Evil series, and her gothic romance, THE SPLENDOR FALLS (now in
paperback) and her latest: TEXAS GOTHIC.
1 comment posted.
There are so many new (to me) authors that it's hard to choose who to read first! I'm excited about all these books & I wish I were really rich so I could buy them all at one time! Well, that's not going to happen, but anyway, I try my hardest to buy all the newest (& oldies but goodies also) books on the market! I love reading, & I'm really not picky about what age group I buy. I love reading children's books as much as I do young adults also. I am just as happy reading a 250 page novel as I am digging into a heavier reading of 900 & some odd paged book. Unbelievable, I know, but like I said, I'm not picky & I'm an avid reader, so I've always got my nose stuck in a book! Hopefully I can win a few too! ;)
(Quetzi Fernald 4:19pm February 16, 2013)