Sunday, 29 April 2012

Some Books I Can't Wait to Get My Hands On!

It's been a while since I've posted about books that I'm really excited for, so I thought I would share some of the books that I'm really excited for. I've got quite a few, so I'm gonna break them into a few posts to keep you all from getting overwhelmed. :D

All book descriptions are from Goodreads. These aren't in any specific order, but I definitely want to read them all! :)

Glitch (Glitch #1) 
by Heather Anastasiu

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. When Zoe starts to malfunction (or "glitch"), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers. As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse. In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.
Release Date:  August 7, 2012
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press

Why I Want to Read it:

This amazing cover is what first caught my eye, but after reading the description I got even more excited for this release. It sounds like an amazing story! :D


Black City (Black City Chronicles #1)  
by Elizabeth Richards

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable--they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash's long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they're caught, they'll be executed--but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Release Date: November 13, 2012
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR

Why I Want to Read it:

The cover reveal and excerpt of Black City that were on blogs a while ago got me totally hooked! I can't wait to read this book...November seriously is too far away! haha


A Midsummer's Nightmare 
by Kody Keplinger

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorced dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great. Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Poppy

Why I Want to Read it:

I absolutely love Kody Keplinger's books, and this one sounds amazing! :D 
I can't wait to get my hands on this book. :D


Such a Rush  
by Jennifer Echols

A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.    

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business — until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers — and the consequences could be deadly.
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: MTV Books

 Why I Want to Read it: 

I'm a huge Jennifer Echols fan, so I seriously CANNOT wait for this one, especially since I've heard some amazing things about it! :D


Flesh and Bone (Benny Imura #3) 
by Jonathan Maberry

Reeling from the tragic events of Dust and Decay, Benny Imura and his friends plunge deep into the zombie-infested wastelands of the great Rot and Ruin. Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America, searching for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists then humanity itself must have survived…somewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living.
But the Ruin is far more dangerous than any of them can imagine. They are hunted by fierce animals escaped from zoos and circuses. They must raid zombie-infested towns for food and medical supplies. They discover the very real truth in the old saying: In the Rot and Ruin…everything wants to kill you.
And what is happening to the zombies? Swarms of them are coming from the east, devouring everything in their paths. These zoms are different. Faster, smarter, infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead?
In Flesh and Bone, Benny Imura, Nix Riley, Lou Chong and Lilah the Lost Girl are pitted against dangers greater than anything they've ever faced. To survive, each of them must rise to become the warriors Tom trained them to be.

Release Date: September 11, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books For Young Readers

 Why I Want to Read it:

I love this series, and I am so excited for this one! Dust and Decay was so intense...I cannot wait to find out what happens next! :D


Alice in Zombieland 
(White Rabbit Chronicles #1) 
by Gena Showalter

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

Release Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

 Why I Want to Read it:

Alice in Wonderland + Zombies....enough said! I'm definitely going to be reading this one as soon as possible! :D I haven't read any of Gena Showalter's books yet, but I'll definitely be checking this series out! :D


Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3) 
by Kiersten White

Try as she might, Evie can’t seem to escape her not-so-normal past. And what was supposed to be a blissfully normal school break is ruined when a massive group of paranormals shows up at her house, claiming that Evie is the only one who can protect them from a mysterious, perilous fate.
The deadly war between the faerie courts looms ever closer. The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its future rests solely in Evie’s hands.
So much for normal.
With a perfect blend of humor and suspense, Endlessly is everything readers could dream of in a conclusion—and the unexpected twists will keep them guessing until the very last page.
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen

Why I Want to Read it:

 It's the last book in the Paranormalcy Trilogy, why wouldn't I want to read it?! haha This is one of my favourite trilogies right now, and I've been anticipating this one for ages! :D


Something Like Normal 
by Trish Doller

When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero.

Release Date: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

 Why I Want to Read it:

I haven't read many books about soldiers and Afghanistan, but this one sounds like one that I would absolutely love. The fact that it's narrated by the male character makes it even more appealing to me. :D


For Darkness Shows the Stars 
by Diana Peterfreund

Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret—one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Why I Want to Read it:

I'm sure it's no surprise that I love this cover, it is absolutely breathtaking! I also love the idea of this story. Inspired by Persuasion...and a dystopia...seriously, count me in! :D I haven't read any of Diana Peterfreund's books yet, but I've been wanting to. :D


So, those are a few of the books that are coming out in the next few months that I can't wait for! What about you, are these ones that you want to read, too? 
Are there any others that you can't wait for?


  1. Now I really want to do a post like this, especially since I stopped doing waiting on Wednesday! Such a great list of books, I hadn't heard of a few but I have Glitch on NG and I pre-ordered Something like Normal (it looks THAT good). Alice in Zombieland just has me curious because it's so strange! Series are always exciting, and I haven't read any Kody Kepplinger yet but I do have her first 2 books so I have no excuse. Maybe this summer!

    The last book sounds great but I hate reading books that are inspired by other books when I haven't read the original (ever since I read The Hours by Michael Cunningham before Mrs Dalloway!) I'll be curious if you review it, love it enough and I may have to pick up both Austen and this one :)

    1. Ya, I've never done WOW, so I try and do one of these every once in a while. Especially since there are so many awesome books coming out soon. :) It does look THAT good! :D I know, it sounds like it'll be an interesting read at the very least. :D Oh, you so need to read those! She's amazing! :D Good plan!

      Persuasion isn't my favourite Austen to be honest. It isn't bad, but it's definitely not the one that I liked the most. I'm a Pride & Prejudice fan. I also really liked Emma. I'm gonna have to go back and reread them all one of these days. haha Yeah, reading the one inspired by before the original sometimes messes it up. :P haha okay :)


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