blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday – 6 Hot Upcoming YA Releases!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday – 6 Hot Upcoming YA Releases!

WoW is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

pub: Jan 2012
St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.
An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.
The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?
Looks exciting and that era seems so romantic!

pub: Mar 2012
Seventeen-year-old Rileigh Martin wanted to spend her summer hanging out with friends, shopping, and working at a hair salon...too bad fighting ninja is a full time job in itself.
Ninja girl fun!

pub: Nov 2011
After their parents' plane goes down over the ocean, Leo and his brother Hollis are forced into the custody of their rich and enigmatic uncle Crane, a dealer of rare and probably illicit antiques. But almost as soon as he's settled--or as close to settled as he can get in the bleak Brooklyn mansion, surrounded by his uncle's dubious staff--Leo receives a mysterious package his father put together long ago, to be opened on his 13th birthday. With the package, Leo discovers he has an amazing ability. He can hear the history of any object by touching it. But when Leo finds a strange helmet buried among his uncle's artifacts, and hears a pained cry coming from it, a mystery unravels as to its origin.
A promising MG for guys!

pub: Sept 2011
Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After tragic events tear him away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools. 
A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For awhile, it seems like Mickey’s train-wreck of a life is finally improving—until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury – and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew. 
Another bestselling author goes YA. This is a spin-off with a character from Coben's adult novels. His books are great - we're excited!

pub: Nov 2011

New York City, 1882. Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. Something in his striking blue eyes calls to her. As his incredibly life-like gaze seems to follow her, Natalie gets the uneasy feeling that details of the painting keep changing...
Jonathan Denbury's soul is trapped in the gilded painting by dark magic while his possessed body commits unspeakable crimes in the city slums. He must lure Natalie into the painting, for only together can they reverse the curse and free his damaged soul.
Kind of Dorian Gray-esque Gothic Victorian fun!

pub: Sept 2011
All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own. And she’s close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a  vengeful sea goddess and a mysterious queen as she tries to keep her family – and the Theatre Illuminata – from crumbling. To complicate it all, Bertie is torn between her two loves, Ariel and Nate.
The 3rd Theatre Illuminata and another shiny cover!

What are you waiting for?


Tales of Whimsy said...

I love your 1st pick!

Cecelia said...

Love all of those picks, but I'm most excited for So Silver Bright. There are some great books coming out!

If you'd like you can check out my WoW here.

Amy said...

Firstly, i love your blog. It's so pretty.

Liking the sound of So Silver Bright, and the cover is stunning. Nice picks.

Here's my WoW

Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

Like the last two books.

My Wow

Blodeuedd said...

That first one sounds really good! Great WoWs

S. A. Soule, Creativity Coach said...

Those sound great! I'm always looking to expand my library. :-)


Small Review said...

Nice! I have most of those on my TBR already, but this is the first I'm hearing about Sound Bender. Sounds good! Thanks!

Emily said...

The Gathering Storm sounds really good! Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.

Jenny said...

I'm so excited for Darker Still!! I love her Percy Parker series so I'm really looking forward to seeing what she does with YA:) Shelter looks really good too, awesome group of WOW books!

Truly Bookish said...

Great picks, all these books look really good!
Truly Bookish

Jenny N. said...

Don't think I've heard of the first four books until today. The Gathering Storm, Katana and Darker Still sound good to me.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Wonderful choices! I'll have The Gathering Storm on my sat post! We need all of these books (heh... notice I said we? lol

Nina said...

I love the cover of Darker Still. It just looks stunning.

Alyssa Kirk said...

Juju: I agree!

Cecelia: I love the Theatre Illuminata!

Amy: Thanks Amy! Manchev does great covers!

Krazzyme: I especially love the shiny silver. It comes alive!

Linda: You are an historical fiction expert! I'll be dying to see your review if you get to read it!

Dark Angel: I love to expand too – just wish I had more reading time!

SM: You’re always so up on the latest. Glad we could surprise you with one!

Emily: I’m getting more into it and this one looks fantastic!

Jenny: I’ll have to check out the Percy Parker series. Thanks!

NC: Glad you like them. Brilliant that we both picked Gathering Storm.

Jenny N: I’m happy we could add to your list. They do look soooo good!

Melissa: Yes, WE! Maybe we can swap something? Can’t wait to check out the Sat post!

Nina: So pretty and love her dress!

Book Sake said...

The Gathering Storm sounds really great!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

Unknown said...

Darker Still and So Silver Bright are two that I am totally waiting for and can't wait to read. Great WoW. :)

Suz @ A Soul Unsung
My WoW + Third Sentence Thursday!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Ha! Katana sounds like BtVS! So yeah, I wanna read it. And Darker Still is freaking me out already.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I swear cover just keep getting better and better.

nymfaux said...
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nymfaux said...

WOW!!!--Gorgeous covers!!! The Gathering Storm looks especially good!--but then, so do all the others!!!


nymfaux said...

WOW!!!--Gorgeous covers!!! The Gathering Storm looks especially good!--but then, so do all the others!!!


lulilut said...

I'm looking forward to Shelter by Harlan Coben. I've read (I think) all of the Myron Bolitar books so I'm interested in reading the YA versions.
I also enjoyed reading Virals by Kathy Reichs for the same reason.

Keri said...

I met Leanna at BEA. She's such a sweet-heart! I'm interested to read So Silver Bright. Wow, those covers are stunning...

Orchid said...

Lots of interesting titles. I think I'll be looking into Darker Still, and maybe Sound Binder and Katana. =)

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