YA WATCH (1/22 - 2/4)


Title: The Peculiars
Author: Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Release Date: May 1st, 2012
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 354
Edition: Hardcover
Opinion: I LOVE IT. Steampunk-ish + Angels!
Goodreads: Link

On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train she meets a young librarian, Jimson Quiggley, who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is stopped by men being chased by the handsome young marshal Thomas Saltre. When Saltre learns who Lena's father is, he convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, Zephyr House. A daring escape in an aerocopter leads Lena into the wilds of Scree to confront her deepest fears.

Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 18st, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 416
Edition: Hardcover
Opinion: Mysterious looking!
Goodreads: Link

Filled with mystery, romance, and the supernatural, The Raven Boysintroduces readers to Richard “Dick” Campbell Gansey, III and Blue Sargent. Gansey has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on the hunt to find Glendower, a vanished Welsh king. Legend has it that the first person to find him will be granted a wish—either by seeing him open his eyes, or by cutting out his heart.

Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there—known as Raven Boys—can only mean trouble. When Gansey and his Raven Boy friends come into her life, Blue realizes how true this is. She never thought her fortune would be a problem. But she was wrong.

Title: Spectral
Author: Shannon Duffy
Release Date: April 10th, 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books
Pages: --
Edition: ebook
Opinion: I am...not a fan. It's just quite typical.
Goodreads: Link

Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe—the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.

As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.

Title: Live Through This
Author: Mindi Scott
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: --
Edition: --
Opinion: I like t! I like the dots around her and the font and the exposition.
Goodreads: Link

Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie . . .

From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.

But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.


Sequel to Darker Still by Leanna Heiber has a name:


As does The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe:


And also includes a few non-spoilery facts about The Lives We Lost:

-It begins with one last brief journal entry, and the rest of the book is in regular first person, from Kaelyn’s point of view.
-The reason it isn’t in journal format is that this book has quite a bit more action than TWWF, and I felt the format wouldn’t work believably with the story.
-The character Kaelyn sees at the end of TWWF plays a major role in this book.
-You will get to see what’s happening outside the island.

And then the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor got a name AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL:


Scholastic has announced the publication of a new four-book series from Stiefvater. The first book in the series, The Raven Boys, will be published by Scholastic Press on September 18; three additional books in the Raven Cycle will follow.
The book introduces Richard “Dick” Campbell Gansey, III, a handsome private school student seeking a vanished Welsh King, and Blue Sargent, the daughter of a psychic, who has been told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. “I grew up on a diet of exceptional fantasy series for children—The Dark Is Rising, The Black Cauldron, A Wrinkle in Time, The Chronicles of Narnia—and I’ve always wanted to write one of those sprawling epic sagas built from intimate moments,” said Stiefvater in a statement.
Scholastic holds world rights to the series, which will have simultaneous launches in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The Raven Boys will be available in audio and e-book in September, as well. More than 1.7 million copies of Stiefvater’s Shiver trilogy are in print.

Shannon Messenger's debut young adult novel LET THE SKY FALL, about a teen who survives a deadly tornado but loses his memory, only to discover that the beautiful girl who haunts his dreams is both real and the key to the mysteries of his past, to Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse, in a good deal, for two books, in a pre-empt, for publication beginning in spring 2013, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA).

Stacey Barney of Putnam Books for Young Readers acquired world English rights to Scan and a sequel, Burn, by Walter Jury and S.E. Fine. Jury is a manager/producer for film and television, and Fine is a child psychologist; this is their first collaboration, and it’s a high-action YA thriller about a 16-year-old boy who has been prepared his whole life for "something important," only to discover it means he's one of the last humans left on earth. The first title is due out in 2013. Joanna Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation did the six-figure deal.

Cindy Eagan at Little, Brown’s Poppy imprint has bought Bianca Turetsky's third novel in the Time-Traveling Fashionista middle grade series. In The Time-Traveling Fashionista in the Kingdom of Cleopatra, a seventh-grader receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail and has her life magically transformed into a time-travel adventure, this time to Cleopatra's empire in ancient Egypt. Publication is set for fall 2013. Elisabeth Weed at Elisabeth Weed Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.


The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, is about a 16-year-old girl whose life is pleasantly upended when she falls for a boy who joins her cancer support group. It was optioned for producer Wyck Godfrey by Fox 2000, the 20th Century Fox division run by Elizabeth Gabler. Godfrey’s company Temple Hill has worked on a number of high profile children’s book-to-film productions including the Twilight saga (with Summit Entertainment) and Eragon. Gabler is overseeing the project along with Fox 2000 v-p of production, Erin Siminoff. via Publishers Weekly

The CW has ordered for a pilot based on THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass. Now, I really didn't like this book BUT I think it'd actually make a decent TV show. And the CW has a reputation for making shows better than the books so I will look forward to seeing how it goes!

The first bit of casting news for the big-screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's "Beautiful Creatures" has finally been conjured, and it is spellbinding indeed: Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis has signed on to play Amma, according to a statement from Alcon Entertainment.


Love, love, love this trailer. LOVE THE COVERS.

I see what they were trying to do but i'm not too big a fan of the trailer..

Oh, you guys know how I love Incarnate! The one thing that bothered me about the trailer was the guy depicting Sam's voice but that's likely because I imagine Sam having a very soft, unimposing voice!

And that's all for this week! 
Happy Reading!


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