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New Releases of Books: Week of 1/28 – 2/03

New Releases of Books

Look what new releases of books come out this week!

Here is a small list of what new releases of books in the YA genre come out this week. Sorry this is a little late posting as the kids were entertaining my patience this morning. ;)

There are more than this that come out, but this is just what looks rather interesting to me and/OR I think those that usually frequent my blog may like them, too.

January 29th 2013


Book ReviewsTitle: Prodigy : A Legend Novel (Book 2)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages:  384
ISBN: 978-0399256769

Prodigy Book Summary

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

Prodigy Book Trailer

Book ReviewsTitle: The Madman’s Daughter
Author: Megan Shepard
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 432
ISBN: 978-0061996207978-0062128027

The Madman’s Daughter Book Summary

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we’ll do anything to know and the truths we’ll go to any lengths to protect.

The Madman’s Daughter Book Trailer


February 1st 2013

Book ReviewsTitle: The Look
Author: Sophia Bennett
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0545464383

*Note: Some say this will be released February 1st, while others say March 1st. Not entirely sure so I am including it in this week’s new releases of books.

The Look Book Summary

Can she be a supermodel and a super-sister? She finds her answer in just one look.

Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways: Fifteen-year-old Ted has got “The Look.” That’s what the scout for the modeling agency tells her, and she can’t believe her luck. But just as Ted’s jet-setting off on her new career, Ava is diagnosed with cancer. Can Ted be a supermodel and a super-sister? Or will she have to choose between family and fame? With their worlds turned upside down, the girls have to look past appearances, look deep inside, to figure out what really matters.

The Look Book Trailer

Book ReviewsTitle: Breaking Point: An Article 5 Novel
Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0765329592

Breaking Point Book Summary

After faking their deaths to escape from prison in Article 5, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper’s true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion….

Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.

Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.

With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back?

Breaking Point Book Trailer

So, what do you think about some of the new releases of books that come out this week (in the YA field)? Are there any that you know you are most likely to pick up? What new releases of books are you most looking forward to?

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Allison is a stay at home mother to two little girls (Carli & Kate). She enjoys a lot of things including reading and sewing. Allison is also a CLEC (Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor).

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