Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Releases October 16-October 22

Crewel (Crewel World #1)
Author: Gennifer Albin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

Ashen Winter (Ashfall #2)
Author: Mike Mullin
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Publication Date: October 16, 2012

It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before, with life-and-death battles for food and power between the remaining communities. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.

Zom-B (Zom-B #1)
Author: Darren Shan
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: October 16, 2012

When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.

B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn't work, B doesn't hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks.

That is, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.

Break My Heart 1,000 Times
Author: Daniel Waters
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move on. Instead, the ghosts aren't disappearing--they're gaining power.

When Veronica and her friend, Kirk, decide to investigate why, they stumble upon a more sinister plot than they ever could have imagined. One of Veronica's high school teachers is crippled by the fact that his dead daughter has never returned as a ghost, and he's haunted by the possibility that she's waiting to reappear within a fresh body. Veronica seems like the perfect host. And even if he's wrong, what's the harm in creating one more ghost?

From critically acclaimed Generation Dead author Daniel Waters, comes a delectably creepy and suspenseful thriller. Break My Heart 1,000 Times will leave readers with the chills. Or is that a ghost reading over the page?

Other New Releases This Week:
Hidden (House of Night #10) by P.C. & Kristin Cast (10/16/12) [St. Martin's Griffin]
Beta (Annex #1) by Rachel Cohn (10/16/12) [Hyperion]
Out Of Reach by Carrie Arcos (10/16/12) [Simon Pulse]
Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1) by Sarah Fine (10/16/12) [Marshall Cavendish]
Starstruck (Fame Game #2) by Lauren Conrad (10/16/12) [Harper Collins]
The Innocents (The Innocents #1) by Lili Peloquin (10/16/12) [Razorbill]

1 comment:

  1. I'm super excited to read Crewel, but not so much about the other ones! Happy Reading!


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