blo Teens Read and Write: WoW 6/22/11 - Hot Upcoming YA Releases!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WoW 6/22/11 - Hot Upcoming YA Releases!

WoW is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine and showcases upcoming releases we're dying to read!

Tim Bowler
Oct 2, 2011/Holiday House
The eerie and bizarre incidents begin as soon as fourteen-year-old Maya's family takes over the quaint old Rowen Tree Hotel. First she makes a horrific discovery in the surrounding forest. Then Maya realizes that she is being closely watched, even as she sleeps. It is all too terrifying to believe. Perhaps she's going mad and is only imagining the sounds in the night and the feeling of being stalked. Maybe she didn't see anything in the forest after all. Certainly the police and villagers think she is either lying or crazy. And there's another question: what was she doing alone in the woods in the first place? All she knows is that the mesmerizing eyes of a wild fox drew her there. Those eyes will find her again.

Em Bailey
Sept 2011/Hardie Grant Egmont
Olive Corbett is definitely NOT crazy. Not anymore. These days she takes her meds like a good girl, hangs out with her best friend Ami, and stays the hell away from the toxic girls she used to be friends with.
She doesn’t need a boyfriend. Especially not a lifesaver-type with a nice smile. And she doesn’t need the drama of that creepy new girl Miranda, who has somehow latched on to Olive's ex-best friend.
Yet from a distance, Olive can see there's something sinister about the new friendship. Something almost... parasitic. Maybe the wild rumours ARE true. Maybe Miranda is a killer.
But who would believe Olive? She does have a habit of letting her imagination run away with her…

Kevin Brooks
Nov 1, 2011/Scholastic, Inc.
What can he do with his new powers -- and what are they doing to him?
Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an extraordinary effect on his every thought.
Because now Tom knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could. But with his new powers comes a choice: To avenge Lucy, the girl he loves, will he hunt down the vicious gangsters who hurt her? Will he take the law into his own electric hands and exterminate them from the South London housing projects where, by fear and violence, they rule?
Not even his mental search engine can predict the shocking outcome of iBoy's actions.

Janice Hardy
Oct 4, 2011/HarperCollins
The series concludes with book three. Nya and her friends find
themselves at the center of a war, caught between what they
want, what they need, and what Nya is willing to sacrifice for the
city she loves. Is she just a symbol, or is she their salvation?
Ari Marmell
Feb 14, 2012/Pyr
Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city's aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces—human and other—stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder.
Today she is Widdershins, a thief making her way through Davillon's underbelly with a sharp blade, a sharper wit, and the mystical aid of Olgun, a foreign god with no other worshippers but Widdershins herself. It's not a great life, certainly nothing compared to the one she once had, but it's hers.
But now, in the midst of Davillon's political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she's built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go. Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her—but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don't finish the job first.

What are you waiting for? 


Blodeuedd said...

I did not know Marmell has written a YA book :D Now that one I want to read

parenting articles said...

there are a lot of interesting reads:D

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Tales of Whimsy said...

I hadn't seen the Darkfall cover. I must get back to that series.

Book Sake said...

So many good ones - I like that Darkfall cover too!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

Jenny N. said...

Haven't heard of any of these before but Thief's Covenant sound really good.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh those look good. I've been curious about Shift and Thief's covenant. Great choices!!

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