Monday, January 14, 2013

New Release Round-Up: January 14-20

Young Adult

Level 2
by Lenore Appelhans

Release date: January 15, 2013
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 288
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Suggested tags: young adult, dystopia, romance

First in The Memory Chronicles. From Goodreads:
"Three levels. Two loves. One choice. Debut novelist, Lenore Appelhans has written a thrilling otherworldly young adult novel about a place that exists between our world (Level 1) and what comes after life (Level 2).

'I pause to look around the hive - all the podlike chambers are lit up as the drones shoot up on memories ... I've wanted to get out of here before, but now the tight quarters start to choke me. There has to be more to death than this.'

Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in a stark white afterlife limbo, she spends endless days replaying memories, of her family, friends, boyfriend ... and of the guy who broke her heart. The guy who has just broken into Level 2 to find her.

Felicia learns that a rebellion is brewing, and it seems she is the key. Suspended between heaven and earth, she must make a choice. Between two worlds, two lives and two loves.

Uses for Boys
by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Release date: January 15, 2013
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 240
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Suggested tags: young adult, romance, contemporary

From Goodreads:
"Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical,
Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up."

Other YA new releases for this week:

Middle Grade

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