blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wed 8/3/11: 5 Hot Upcoming YA Releases!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting on Wed 8/3/11: 5 Hot Upcoming YA Releases!

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

Kai Meyer
Feb 2012
To Rosa Alcantara, the exotic world of Sicily, with its network of Mafia families and its reputation for murder and intrigue, is just that—exotic and wholly unknown. But when her life in Brooklyn begins to fall apart, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where centuries of family secrets await her.

Once there, Rosa falls head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both fascinate and unsettle her. But their families are sworn enemies, and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is only using Rosa to infiltrate the Alcantara clan. And when Rosa encounters a tiger one night—a tiger with very familiar eyes—she can no longer deny that neither the Carnevares nor the Alcantaras are what they seem.
Hidden caves, dangerous beasts roaming the hills, and a history of familial bloodlust mean that Rosa can’t trust anyone. Torn between loyalty to her family and love for their mortal enemy, Rosa must make the hardest decision of her life: stay in Sicily with her new love…or run as far and as fast as she can.

Veronica Rossi
Feb 2012
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—nicknamed The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms eventually will. In this dystopia, even the very air she breathes could kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild, dangerous—a savage. He’s also her only hope. Perry needs Aria, too. She alone holds the key to his redemption. And their unlikely alliance will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

Kristen Simmons
Feb 2012 
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC have been abandoned. 
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes. 
There are no more police — instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior — instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested don’t usually come back. 
17-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different. 
In the three years since the war ended, Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the Federal Bureau of Reformation. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Michele Jaffe
April 2012
What would you do to find your best friend’s killer?

Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she’s approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora’s inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza’s ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of “protecting” her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza’s killer— before she’s next.
Marissa Meyer
Jan 2012
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Love the covers for ARCADIA AWAKENS and CINDER. 
Isn't 2012 looking awesome!

What are you waiting for? 


Missie, The Unread Reader said...

LOL! Cinderella as a cyborg. Can we all just take a moment to bow down to the brilliancy of that idea?

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

Rabbit said...

These all sound really awesome! I am super excited for them, I've heard about Ariticle 5 (sounds so good!) and Cinder before, but not the others! Thanks for sharing! Feel free to check out my WoW here. New follower!

Rumana @ Relook the Book

Bailey said...

I can't wait for all of these!! Especially Arcadia Awakens and Cinder. Thanks for posting all the fantastic upcoming YA titles!! =D

Blodeuedd said...

Mobsters! yes please :D

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

The cover of Arcadia Awakens is really cool yet freaks me out at the same time!!! All of the books you chose sound so awesome! I haven't heard of any of them, but I'm definitely gonna check them out! Nice picks!!

Here's my WoW! Happy reading!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay... I'll take one of each... thank you! ;)

Ghost Flower... I really need to add that one!

LoveOfBooks said...

I want to read ALL of them. I really like the cover for Arcadia Awakens.

Love of Books

Tales of Whimsy said...

AMEN on Cinder. Me too!

Article 5 & Under the Never Sky sound good. I'm off to add that both to my TBR.

Christina / Book Addict said...

Love all of these, especially Arcadia Awakens...I think it sounds so original! Great picks!

Jenny N. said...

Looks like some great books coming out next year. I especially like the sound of Article 5.

Book Sake said...

Article 5 and Cinder are two I can't wait to read - great picks!

Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

arcadia and cinder both look really good to me

mendy said...

Great picks! There are so many amazing books to look forward next year and want to read them now.

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Midnight Bloom said...

Oh! Lots of great WoW picks today! Article 5 stands out the most for me for a novel I'd want to read, but they all sound interesting too. The covers look lovely for all of them as well!

Unknown said...

All of these sound good. You're right, 2012 is looking awesome! The cover for Arcadia Awakens is... major creepy, lol, I doubt my mom will like to see that in our house, hehe.

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