YA WATCH (2/5 - 2/18)

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 Title: Butter
Author: Erin Jade Lange
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 272
Edition: Hardcover
Goodreads: Link

A boy everyone calls “Butter” is about to make Scottsdale High history. He’s going to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch.

He announces his deadly plan to an army of peers and expects pity, insults or even indifference. Instead, he finds morbid encouragement. When that encouragement tips the scales into popularity, Butter has a reason to live. But if he doesn’t go through with his plan, he’ll lose everything.

 Title: Silver
Author: Talia Vance
Release Date: September 8th, 2012
Publisher: Flux
Pages: --
Edition: Paperback
Goodreads: Link

Beauty is pointless when no one’s looking.

Brianna Paxton has been invisible to guys since the eighth grade. She’s pretty enough, it’s just that no one bothers to look. There’s almost nothing that can’t be explained with science, and Brianna has a theory: she’s missing the pheromone that attracts people to one another. Brianna’s theory is shot to hell in one frozen, silver moment, when time stops and Blake Williams not only sees her, he recognizes something inside her that she’s been hiding from even herself.

Before Brianna fully understands who and what she is, she accidentally binds her soul to Blake. Forced to find a way to reconcile forbidden love and her bloody heritage, Brianna discovers that there’s nothing pointless about her, and Blake may be in the most danger of all.
 Title: The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
Author: Nikki Loftin
Release Date: August 21st, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: --
Edition: Hardcover
Goodreads: Link

When Lorelei's old school mysteriously burns down, a new one appears practically overnight: Splendid Academy. Rock-climbing walls on the playground and golden bowls of candy on every desk? Gourmet meals in the cafeteria, served by waiters? Optional homework and two recess periods a day? It's ever kids's dream.

But Lorelei and her new friend Andrew are pretty sure it's too good to be true. Together they uncover the sinister mystery, one with their teacher, the beautiful Ms. Morrigan, at the very center.

Then Andrew disappears. Lorelei has to save him, even if that means facing a past she'd like to forget – and taking on a teacher who's a real witch.
Title: The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4)
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Release Date: October 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 608
Edition: Hardcover
Goodreads: Link

In the fourth and final book in the Seven Realms series, the stakes grow ever higher as a series of murders raise tensions between the Wizard Council and Spirit Clans to a fever pitch. With treachery on every side, Han and Raisa struggle to fend off threats from ambitious neighbors while keeping the queendom from imploding from within. 

Title: What's Left Of Me
Author: Kat Zhang
Release Date: February 7th, 2012
Publisher: Harperteen
Pages: 242
Edition: Hardcover
Note: SO EXCITED. Reminds me of The Host with the multiple souls in one body but amazing and cool and the cover is great! The font is iffy but the picture is fantastic.
Goodreads: Link

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Title: When You Were Mine
Author: Rebecca Serie
Release Date: May 1st, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 334
Edition: Hardcover
Goodreads: Link
In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo’s original intended—Juliet’s cousin Rosaline—tells her side of the tale.
What’s in a name, Shakespeare? I’ll tell you: Everything.
Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy…and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.
Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends…

Title: Embers & Echos
Author: Karsten Knight
Release Date: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Edition: Hardcover
Note: I loved Wildefire SO MUCH and back when I first read it, Karsten told me the second book was going to be set in MIAMI. Now I live in Miami, so I totally approved of this.
Goodreads: Link

Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.

Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire

Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.

Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.


“Who Could That Be at This Hour?”, is the first in the “autobiographical” All the Wrong Questions series, which will explore Snicket’s youth “in a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted.” The novel will be released in hardcover, audio and e-book simultaneously with a one million first print run.

Brittany Geragotelis’s novel, Life’s a Witch, self-published this fall via Amazon/CreateSpace, has been acquired at auction by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in a three-book, six-figure deal that features an e-book prequel series to be released in 2012. Life’s a Witch will be published in fall 2013 and a sequel will be released in 2014.

Melissa de la Cruz, who writes the popular Blue Bloods YA series for Hyperion, has signed to do three more books in another series she recently launched with the house: the Witches of East End. Elisabeth Dyssegaard took world rights to books three, four, and five in the adult series about three witches (a mother, and her two daughters) who live in a wealthy, fictional enclave on the East End of Long Island. The first book in the series was published by Hyperion in June 2011.
Deb Noyes Wayshak at Candlewick Press has bought world rights to Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant's YA anthology, Monstrous Affections, the followup to their YA anthology Steampunk!. Monstrous Affections, which includes contributions from Holly Black, M.T. Anderson, Cassandra Clare, and Kelly Link, among others, is a collection of stories about love – romantic and familial – and friendship between humans and supernatural beings. Publication is scheduled for spring 2014; Renée Zuckerbrot at the Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency brokered the deal.

Shatter Me #2 has a title! And a new release date!

Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo is set in a fantasy and all great High Fantasy books have to have MAPS! 


The film based on the book Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare has been dropped by Screen Gems. Casting has already been partially completed – with Jamie Campbell Bower in the role of Jace, with Lily Collins as Clary. The director, Scott Stewart, has also left the project. Constantin Film still controls the rights and is trying to make the finances work to develop the project on its own.

Warner Brothers has given Beautiful Creatures a release date.
It is scheduled to hit theaters February 1, 2013.

Academy Award winning actress Emma Thompson (Prof. Trelawney in Harry Potter; Nanny McPhee) has officially been cast as the dual role of Mrs. Lincoln and Sarafine



The Spring IndieNext List is now up! LINK

Happy Reading and i'll see you next time!


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