Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Releases January 1-January 7

The Essence (The Pledge #2)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: January 1, 2013

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.


A Dance With Darkness (Angelfire #0.5)
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Publisher: Harper Teen Impulse/Katherine Tegen
Publication Date: January 2, 2013

There were shadows in this alley that no light touched, and where there was no light, anything could hide.

At the end of the fourteenth century, angelic reapers struggle to defend London against a legion of the demonic who have their sights set on claiming human souls and ancient relics for a dark purpose. Madeleine, a young but powerful warrior, is duty-bound to fight the demonic, and she lives for this pursuit above all else. Then, on a routine night of tracking, she is ambushed by a cadre of reapers and, though she defeats them all, she is left wounded and at the mercy of their lord, the notorious Bastian.

Madeleine is astonished when Bastian lets her live. She goes deeper into the world of the demonic and is shocked to meet him again-this powerful reaper whose touch makes her restless and gives her a thrill unlike anything else. When they fall into a dangerous clandestine affair, her head and her heart must wage their war: can their love overcome his demonic nature? Will her dance with darkness burn her or bring Bastian into the light?

With scorching romance and fantastic action, this original novella is a prequel to Courtney Allison Moulton's gripping and epic Angelfire series.

Altered (Altered #1)
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Publication Date: January 1, 2013

When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.


Falling For You
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: January 1, 2013

Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

Other New Releases This Week:
Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1) by Ellen Oh (1/2/13) [Harper Teen]
Ali's Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard (1/2/13) [Harper Teen]
Splintered by A.G. Howard (1/1/13) [Amulet]
Zom-B Underground (Zom-B #2) by Darren Shan (1/2/13) [Little, Brown]
Catherine by April Linder (1/2/13) [Poppy]
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (1/1/13) [Simon Pulse]
Empty by K.M. Walton (1/1/13) [Simon Pulse]

2 comments:

  1. Amazon suggested altered to me yesterday, it does intrigue me....I'll have to add it to the to-read list.

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  2. Falling for You sounds like a great read. I'll have to add it to my list :)

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