Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Books I Can't Wait For!

It's hasn't been too long since my last post about awesome books that I'm excited for, but I've got a bunch of book covers saved because I can't wait to read the books, so I thought I might as well share these ones with you all. :) Especially since I haven't gotten much reading done lately...so I'm going to have to start getting creative with some posts....and maybe have myself a bit of a read-a-thon! haha

All of these links and descriptions are from Goodreads, and they aren't in a particular order. :)

Note: A few of these are sequels, so if you haven't read the previous books in the series, I'd skip reading the description.

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Defiance (Defiance #1)
by C. J. Redwine

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Why I Want to Read it:  This book sounds amazing! It sounds fierce, and action-packed. I seriously can't wait for this one, and I absolutely adore this cover! It's gorgeous, and I love the way there are buildings that you can see through the gossamer of her dress...so pretty! :D

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Breathe (Breathe #1)
by Sarah Crossan

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . .

The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

ALINA
has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.

QUINN
should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

BEA
wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?

Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow

Why I Want to Read it:  Oh, how I love dystopias! :D This one sounds intense, and while sometimes three POVs can be a bit much, I'm hoping that this one will turn out to be fantastic. :D

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Crewel (Crewel World #1)
by Gennifer Albin

 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.

Release Date: October 16, 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers

Why I Want to Read it:  This book has such an interesting premise, and the main character sounds incredibly unique. I'm seriously just counting down the days until I can read this one, and I've also heard from a Goodreads friend that is was amazing...so I'm even more excited now! :D

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Ten
by Gretchen McNeil

 And their doom comes swiftly.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Why I Want to Read it:  While I'm not huge into thrillers, this definitely sounds like the kind that I like! It sounds creepy, and mysterious...and pretty intense! I love when thrillers revolve around mystery killers...especially when you can't quite figure out who it is, and so you start mistrusting absolutely everyone...even the main characters! Dun Duh Dunnnnnn! I definitely can't wait until I get to read it! :D

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Promised (Birthmarked #3)
by Caragh M. O'Brien

After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia’s absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what—or whom—she loves most?

Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Why I Want to Read it:  Pfft! Why wouldn't I want to read this one?! I absolutely loved the first two books in this trilogy, and I can't wait to read this one! :D If you haven't read Birthmarked yet, you seriously need to! This is a fantastic dystopian trilogy...one of my favourites! :D

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Scorch (Croak #2)
by Gina Damico

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?

Release Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Why I Want to Read it:  The first book, Croak, was amazing and so hilarious, and I can't wait to read this one and find out what happens next in Lex's story! :D


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The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.


Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Why I Want to Read it:  I loved Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy, so I'm always looking forward to what she'll write next! :D I also really need to read The Scorpio Races, but this one also sounds amazing, and I already read the first little bit because Maggie posted the first bit to read and it was awesome!


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Hidden (Firelight #3)
by Sophie Jordan

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.

Release Date: September 11, 2012
Publisher: HarperTEEN

Why I Want to Read it:  I loved the first two books in this trilogy, and I can't wait to read Hidden! :D I have no clue how this series is going to end...but I'm totally looking forward to it! Okay, I'm gonna stop now because I'm getting myself all excited over this one, and my thoughts are pretty much turning into "eeks" and "can't waits"! haha


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Auracle
by Gina Rosati

16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she's only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.

When there's a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna's body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn't take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.

Release Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Why I Want to Read it:  This gorgeous cover is what initially lured me in, but once I read the description I was completely sold! It sounds so crazy! Astral projection...possible murder, body taken over....holy moly! Seriously I can't wait for this book! :D

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So, these are some of the books that I can't wait for! :D
What about you? 
Are you excited for these ones? 
Are there any that I haven't listed here that you can't wait for?

4 comments:

  1. READATHON.

    We should do one! They're so much fun!

    Also these books look awesome, I'm especially excited for Scorch, Promised, Crewel. Ten also caught my interest, even though it's a not a genre I usually read either. I feel like I'd heard of Auracle before but it really caught my eye in this post, that cover and blurb are amazing... I really want to read it. May have to send out an e-galley request to Raincoast now :D

    I'm excited for Hidden cause that's a trilogy I'd love to read but with so many series in progress, I'm definitely waiting till the final book is out (especially from the way you describe the ending of the other book, not knowing how things will go, that sounds like the kind of ending I'd hate.)

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    1. We definitely should! :D

      haha Thanks :) I know, Ten's one that's just so intriguing...it even intrigues you when it's not your thing. Probably, it's been floating around for a bit. :) haha nice :D

      Oh, it was definitely a cliffhanger, but not a super bad one. It didn't make me aggravated at least. haha I still can't wait for Hidden though! :D

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