Monday, April 16, 2012

New Release Round-Up: April 16-22, 2012

Young Adult

by Phoebe Kitanidis

Release date: April 17, 2012
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 352
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, ghosts

From Goodreads:
"What if you forgot your identity and had to rely on other people to tell you who you were?

And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it?

When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.

Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school.

Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.

The Wicked and the Just
by J. Anderson Coats

Release date: April 17, 2012
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 352
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Suggested tags: young adult, historical fiction, 13th century

From Goodreads:
"Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will finally be the lady of the house.

Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl.

While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are rising ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.

Other YA new releases for this week:

Middle Grade

Winning Team
by Dominique Moceanu & Alicia Thompson

Release date: April 17, 2012
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 240
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Suggested tags: middle grade, realistic fiction

First in the Go-for-Gold Gymnasts series. From Amazon:
"Twelve-year-old Brittany Lee Morgan is the best. Or, at least she was at her gymnastics training gym in Ohio. But when her family moves to Texas for a world-class facility, Britt is suddenly a zero in the eyes of her new teammates. The other girls—graceful Christina, perfect Noelle, and quiet Jessie—aren’t exactly excited by the arrival of the pint-sized powerhouse. Especially since Britt has a way of saying the wrong thing at all the wrong times. But, Britt's not scared of a challenge: she’s an Elite Gymnast, and she didn’t get there without taking some major risks. She's determined to become friends with the other Texas Twisters, whether they want her to or not."


  1. I have my eyes set on 172days this week!

    Which reminds me I still haven't gotten to my ARC copy of GLIMMER. *Sighs*

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

    1. Aw hope Glimmer arrives soon! I need to get myself a copy - it sounds awesome.

      Thanks for visiting! :)