blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday: 3 Hot Upcoming YA Releases

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: 3 Hot Upcoming YA Releases

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




Rick Riordan
May 2012
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.

To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow... or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld
This MG series is great fun! 



Suzanne Selfors
Aug 2012
Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter – and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her? 
This is supposed to be an ungly duckling retelling. It just sounds so...different with the cow/milk/chocolate angle that we've got to check it out. 



C.K. Kelly Martin
Sept 2012
THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their 21st century textbooks and part of the normal background noise to Freya Kallas's life. Until that world starts to crumble. 

NOW: It's 1985. Freya Kallas has just moved across the world and into a new life. On the outside, she fits in at her new high school, but Freya feels nothing but removed. Her mother blames it on the grief over her father's death, but how does that explain the headaches and why do her memories feel so foggy? When Freya lays eyes on Garren Lowe, she can't get him out of her head. She's sure that she knows him, despite his insistence that they've never met. As Freya follows her instincts and pushes towards hidden truths, the two of them unveil a strange and dangerous world where their days may be numbered. Unsure who to trust, Freya and Garren go on the run from powerful forces determined to tear them apart and keep them from discovering the truth about their shared pasts (and futures), her visions, and the time and place they really came from.
Still not sure if it's dystopian since it's 1985, but looks interesting. 


What are you waiting for? 

26 comments:

J.R. said...

Great picks! I LOVE Rick Rordan's books! I'm especially fond of the Percy Jackson spin off series (Hero's of Olympus I think).

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Rummanah Aasi said...

Riordan and Martin's books are already on my tbr pile, but I loved these covers! I'm also really digging the fairytale retellings lately. Hopefully, this one is good!

Alyssa Kirk said...

We have the first Olympus book but have yet to get to it. I'll let Gregory know it's good!

Alyssa Kirk said...

Fairytale retellings are a weakness of mine!

Jennifer said...

The Sweetest Spell and Yesterday sound amazing. Definitely adding them to my reading pile. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

LOVE the cover for The Sweetest Spell, it's absolutely gorgeous. I haven't heard of it before either and it 100% needs to be on my TBR list:) You're killing me with all these awesome books, my list can't take much more or I'll need to be a full-time blogger:)

Alyssa Kirk said...

Always glad to help plumb up that TBR!

Alyssa Kirk said...

That cover is so romantic! My TBR is like a hydra - finish one book and 5 more add onto it!

Danny said...

Interesting books you have this week! I still don't get over this cow story.. I mean cows???? Is it bad I had to laugh in the first second? :))

Cecelia said...

Very interesting picks... I have to say, at first reading, that Selfors blurb confused the heck out of me. It sounds like one I'll have to read to figure out. I love the sound of Yesterday, definitely. Great choices!

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Alyssa Kirk said...

I think Danny's right. It's the cows.

Alyssa Kirk said...

I know. The cow thing threw me too.

Danny said...

Really... Cows????
Sorry, I can't get over this... lol

Alyssa Kirk said...

Maybe focus on chocolate, creamy, buttery goodness instead. Probably not much help but it can't hurt.

Danny said...

Lol Yes that I can do :)) I try.. I try!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

A connection to cows? Okay, that's different. I'm looking forward to finding out show she makes milk into chocolate! I need that secret! Yes, call me one of those greedy people, but I love my chocolate. :)

Jenny N. said...

The Sweetest Spell sounds good. I actually laughed when I read the first sentence and cows was mentioned. Doesn't C.K. usually write comtemporary YA so Yesterday sounds so different.

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and so glad I stopped by yours. I didn't know they'd released the title/cover of the new Rick Riordan. And Suzanne Selfors -- I loved Mad Love!!

Maria said...

Wow the Sweetest Spell sounds pretty good, I might need to give that one a try!

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Book Sake said...

I need to catch up on Riordan's series - love his writing. The Sweetest Spell is new to me and sounds great - adding it to the ever-growing TBR list!
- Jessica @ Book Sake

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I think I'm most interested in the Sweetest Spell. Yep... need to add that one to the WANT list. :D

ClaireLouise said...

The Sweetest Spell sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous! Added to my TBR pile!

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BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Okay, all over the Rick Riordan thing! We are big fans in this house. My 12 yr old plies through these books like they were 20 pages long. But The Sweetest Spell! I had to laugh at that one! Great cover but COWS? That's stretching it a bit thin for me. But I'm gonna read your review, cause I trust you! Still, cows??? I've seen Yesterday around, maybe on Net Galley. I can't decide about it. They've been to the future and kicked back to 1985? Poor things. I'll be really interested to see your review of that!

Heather

Blodeuedd said...

I remember reading about the Sweetest spell long ago and giggling :)

Patricia Eimer said...

The Rick Riordan is a big deal in our house but I've got to tell you the Sweetest Spell sounds a bit silly. It has chocolate in it though so silly is totally acceptable. Excuse me I need a Hershey bar now.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I love the sound of Yesterday.

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