Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Release Round-Up: March 25-31, 2013

Young Adult


Going Vintage
by Lindsey Leavitt

Release date: March 26, 2013
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 320
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary



From Goodreads:
"When Mallory’s boyfriend, Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory swears off technology and returns to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat with computer avatars). The List:
1. Run for pep club secretary
2. Host a fancy dinner party/soiree
3. Sew a dress for Homecoming
4. Find a steady
5. Do something dangerous
But simple proves to be crazy-complicated, and the details of the past begin to change Mallory’s present. Add in a too-busy grandmother, a sassy sister, and the cute pep-club president–who just happens to be her ex’s cousin–and soon Mallory begins to wonder if going vintage is going too far.
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If You Find Me
by Emily Murdoch

Release date: March 26, 2013
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 256
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary



From Goodreads:
"There are some things you can’t leave behind…

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go… a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.
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Other YA new releases for this week: