Monday, May 21, 2012

New Release Round-Up: May 21-27

Young Adult

by Alyson Noël

Release date: May 22, 2012
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 306
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance

First in The Soul Seekers series. From Goodreads:
"Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.

There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

Of Poseidon
by Anna Banks

Release date: May 22, 2012
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 324
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, mermaids

First in the Of Poseidon series. From Goodreads:
"Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen's not fully convinced that Emma's the one he's been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help--no matter what the risk."

Other YA new releases for this week:

Middle Grade

Bridge of Time
by Lewis Buzbee

Release date: May 22, 2012
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 304
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Suggested tags: middle grade, time travel, adventure

From Goodreads:
"Best friends Lee Jones and Joan Lee have a lot more in common besides their names. On the eve of their class trip, they each learn their parents are getting divorced. Ugh. The class trip is a dud, so Lee and Joan steal away to talk. What follows is an afternoon nap in a lighthouse, walking up to find the Golden Gate Bridge gone--gone!--and meeting a young man named Sam Clemens, who is on the run from a mysterious stranger.

Lee and Joan wonder: Where are they? What year is it? Why don't their cell phones work? How will they get back? Do they even want to? Will life
ever be the same?"

The Whispering House
by Rebecca Wade

Release date: May 22, 2012
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 272
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Suggested tags: middle grade, mystery, paranormal, ghosts

From Amazon:
"Maisie Holt.

This is her book.

It's an old house, one her family plans to stay in for only a short while; but for Hannah Price, secrets soon come creeping out of every corner of Cowleigh Lodge.

First there's the old and dusty book of children's fairy tales that belonged to a young girl named Maisie. Hannah learns that the girl died mysteriously at age eleven in this very house nearly 140 years ago.

Then, when Hannah draws a portrait of Maisie, things begin to fall apart. The house seems to be reverting to its nineteenth-century form, and Hannah's not sure whether it or Maisie herself is sending her messages. Hannah must solve the mystery of Maisie's death, because if she doesn't help her, Maisie may never leave Hannah alone. . . .

Other Middle Grade new releases for this week:

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