Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Releases April 24-April 30

Social Suicide (Deadly Cool #2)
Author: Gemma Halliday
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Twittercide [twit-er-sahyd]: the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting.

Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the Herbert Hoover High Homepage would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper’s brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson. But on my first big story, things went... a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the Homecoming Queen-hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH’s resident body finder, I’m stuck trying to prove that Sydney’s death wasn’t suicide.

I’m starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos...


Masque Of The Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffin
Publisher: Harper Collins/Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.


Unraveling
Author: Elizabeth Norris
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

The Selection (The Selection #1)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.


Thumped (Bumped #2)
Author: Megan McCafferty
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

THE CONCLUSION TO ONE OF THE MOST TALKED-ABOUT NOVELS OF LAST YEAR

It’s been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. And now their story has become irresistible: twins separated at birth, each due to deliver twins…on the same day!

Married to Ram and living in Goodside, Harmony spends her time trying to fit back into the community she once believed in. But she can’t forget about Jondoe, the guy she fell for under the strangest of circumstances.

To her adoring fans, Melody has achieved everything: a major contract and a coupling with the hottest bump prospect around. But this image is costing her the one guy she really wants.

The girls’ every move is analyzed by millions of fans eagerly counting down to “Double Double Due Date.” They’re two of the most powerful teen girls on the planet, and they could do only one thing to make them even more famous:

Tell the truth.

Ascend (Trylle #3)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world.  Ascend is the final chapter in her bestselling Trylle trilogy—and you’ll never guess how it ends!

Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them?


The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end.


Everything has been leading to this moment.  The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she’s ready to fight for it.


Other Releases This Week:
-Whisper (Riley Bloom #4) by Alyson Noel (4/24/12) [Square Fish]
-Dark Eden: Eve of Destruction (Dark Eden #2) by Patrick Carman (4/24/12) [Katherine Tegen]
-Purity by Jackson Pearce (4/24/12) [Little, Brown Books for Young Readers]
-The Story of Us by Deb Caletti (4/24/12) [Simon Pulse]
-Defy (Firstborn #1) by Raine Thomas (4/30/12) [Lambe Books]
-Storm (Elementals #1) by Brigid Kemmerer (4/24/12) [Kensington]
-Zero by Tom Leveen (4/24/12) [Random House]
-7 Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker (4/26/12) [Razorbill]
-It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) by Julie Anne Peters (4/24/12) [Little, Brown]
-Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (4/24/12) [Walker]
-Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers (4/24/12) [Henry, Holt and Co. (BYR)] 

3 comments:

  1. Oh my! The Selection and Unraveling! They're available now. I so want a copy of both books :< Too bad they're not available here yet.

    Thanks for sharing this Brittani <3

    Lovelots, April

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    1. Hi Brittani! So sorry, I didn't noticed that I've used my hubby's google account. :P I'm just borrowing his laptop today so I didn't realized that he was signed on. ;P Anyway, it's April =)

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  2. YESSS OMG. I just read Switched on Saturday and I have Torn to read. I'm SO HAPPY to know that once I finish it I can run out and buy Ascend! You just made my day!

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