blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday: 6 Hot Upcoming YA Releases! 11/2/11

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: 6 Hot Upcoming YA Releases! 11/2/11

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

by Sarah Wylie
June 2012
Sixteen-year-old Dani is convinced she has nine lives. As a child she twice walked away from situations where she should have died. But Dani’s twin, Jena, isn’t so lucky. She has cancer and might not even be able to keep her one life. Dani’s father is in denial. Her mother is trying to hold it together and prove everything’s normal. And Jena is wasting away. To cope, Dani sets out to rid herself of all her extra lives. Maybe they’ll be released into the universe and someone who wants to live more than she does will get one. Someone like Jena. But just when Dani finds herself at the breaking point, she’s faced with a startling realization. Maybe she doesn’t have nine lives after all. Maybe she really only ever had one
by Dan Wells
Feb 28, 2012
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out. 
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there. Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
by Hannah L Clark
Dec 12, 2011
To seventeen-year-old Norah Lukens, the Cobbogothians were just a myth. But after her archeologist uncle's brutal murder, and being asked to translate one of his old research journals for evidence, she begins a journey to discover the truth for herself. 
Chasing the myth her uncle was obsessed with, Norah learns that his murder was a cover up for something far more sinister. If she hopes to save others from suffering the same fate he did--including the peculiarly magnetic James Riley--she must head to Iceland in order to find out the truth once and for all. 
If she succeeds, she'll gain the one thing she's always longed for. 
But if she fails, not even the gods can help her.

by Aimee Agresti
March 2012
Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?     
by Alethea Kontis
May 2012
It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.
The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?
by Marta Acosta
June 2012
When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She's even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper's cottage in the center of the birch grove. 
Something's not quite right about the school -- or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She's also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother. 
The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member. 
Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school...and be bound to Birch Grove forever?

What are you waiting for? 


Guen said...

I honestly can't wait for these books to come out! Enchanted and Illuminate, especially.
Cobbogoth sounds really interesting and it's probably going on my TBR pile now.

Care to check out what I'm waiting for this week? WoW (33)

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

Cobbogoth sounds really good! This is the first time I've heard of it!

Feel free to check out my WOW
Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Jenny said...

Dang it Alyssa! My wallet cannot handle much more abuse, but every one of these books needs to be in my permanent possession, so I guess it will have to deal:) Those covers are just beautiful.

Small Review said...

I can't wait for Enchanted and Dark Companion! They're both totally my types of books.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Awesome list. I'm so digging on the Partials summary.

Laura (All of Everything) said...

I'm so psyched for Partials!

My WoW :)

Blodeuedd said...

Partials and Enchanted really caught my eye :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Those look so good especially the last 3. Yes, I'll take those now. ;)

Jenny N. said...

I love the sound of Enchanted...bummer that there's still such a long wait for it.

A Canadian Girl said...

I'm looking forward to all of these ones too, especially the last three. Covers with girls in pretty dresses always manage to make me go *wants* :)

Danyelle L. said...

All These Lives looks awesome, and the Cobbogoth cover is stunning!

Unknown said...

WOW. Cobbogoth looks like WOW, lol. I love that cover! I can't wait for these!!

LoriStrongin said...

Ooh, All These Lives looks heart-breakingly good. I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on this one!


Hannah L. Clark said...

Alyssa, thanks so much for the shout-out on my book Cobbogoth! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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