blo Teens Read and Write: Today's HOT RELEASES! 7/13/10

Monday, July 12, 2010

Today's HOT RELEASES! 7/13/10

Time to race 
to the book store for 

Today's Hot Releases!

by Tricia Rayburn
(Review and interview coming soon!)

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.

Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.

by Maggie Steifvater 

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past...and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves...and is nonetheless drawn to Cole. At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love--the light and the dark, the warm and the cold--in a way you will never forget. 

by Barnabus Miller and Jordan Orlando

Mary expected her seventeenth birthday to be a blowout to remember, courtesy of her best friends, fellow New York City prepsters Amy and Joon, and her doting boyfriend, Trick.

Instead, the day starts badly and gets worse. After waking up in a mortifying place with a massive, unexplainable hangover, Mary soon discovers that nobody at school is even aware that it's her birthday. As evening approaches, paranoia sets in. Mary just can't shake the feeling that someone is out to get her—and, as it turns out, she's right. Before the night is over, she's been killed in cold blood.

  But murder is just the beginning of Mary's ordeal. Her soul gets trapped in a strange limbo, and she must relive the day of her death through the eyes of seven people—each of whom, she finds, had plenty of reasons to hate her. As Mary explores the mysteries of her world, discovering secrets that were hidden in plain sight while she was alive, she clings desperately to the hope that she can solve her own murder, change the past, and—just maybe—save her own life.

Shadow Hills
by Anastasia Hopcus

His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her.

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life. 

by Cyn Balog

Eron De Marchelle isn't supposed to feel a connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce human charges to sleep. While he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to--after all, getting too involved in one human's life would prevent him helping his other charges get their needed rest.

But he can't deny that he feels something for Julia. Julia, with her fiery red hair and her sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. Eron has always felt protective of Julia . . . but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can't seem to reach her . . .

Sandmen are forbidden from communicating with humans outside their dreams. But will Eron be willing to risk everything for a chance to be with the person he loves?

What's on your HOT RELEASE List?

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Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

Hmmm...all the ones you said
and...Shadow Hills, Blood Feud and ALOT more!

Nomes said...

Ahh, I dont think any of these are out in Australia yet!!

I really cant wait for Forget You (Jennifer echols) and Mockingjay :) both are august - yay!

Golden Eagle said...

Great books! I've never read Shiver, but I've heard a lot about the series. :)

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

I've read Linger and Siren but haven't gotten a chance to check out Seven Souls. Looks great! Thanks for posting :)

Manga Maniac said...

I am looking forward to Sleepless. It looks really, really good!

Jemi Fraser said...

Shiver was a fun book - looking forward to Linger :)

Amelia said...

You notice how 4/5 of these covers are DARK, if not entirely black? XD Signature trademark of urban fantasy novels, apparently.

So we all know where I'll be today! (If I can get my dad to drive me over there. Minor drawback of not having one's permit yet.)

Shoo-dee-doo-de-do! (That is random humming. So, don't try to figure out what tune it is. XD)

Great list!


Alex Bennett from Electrifying Reviews said...

So excited about ALL of these!

Dwayne said...

DROOOL. These books need to hurry to the UK, really! We're starved!

Orchid said...

7souls sounds thrilling. I'd never heard about it before today, this definitely requires some looking into. :)

EVA SB said...

Even though I'm not a mermaid fan there is something about the 'wateriness' of Siren that I very attractive.

And there is something about the Sandman I find intriguing in a creepy sort of way.

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