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Friday, June 1, 2012

The Book Bellwether (5)


This is the fifth edition of the Book Bellwether here at Uniquely Moi Books! So just what is it? The Book Bellwether is my collection of, simply put, highly anticipated books that are to be released! I want to share them with you along with their information. I hope that you find them as appealing as I do! I hope you enjoy this new feature. And would love to hear all feedback. 
Dark Companion
by Marta Acosta
Published by Tor Teen
Released on July 3rd, 2012
I can't wait to read this one. The cover itself looks mystifying and haunting. Very beautiful.




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?
 Team Human
by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Published by Harperteen
Released on July 3rd, 2012
Everyone always chooses sides with one of the supernatural. When humans come into play, it adds an interesting twist. I can't wait to find out what Team Human has to offer.




Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn’t mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It’s up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity!

On top of trying to help Cathy (whether she wants it or not), Mel is investigating a mysterious disappearance for another friend and discovering the attractions of a certain vampire wannabe. Combine all this with a cranky vampire cop, a number of unlikely romantic entanglements, and the occasional zombie, and soon Mel is hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching.
 
 Never Enough
 by Denise Jaden
 Published by Simon Pulse
Released on July 12th, 2012



Having been a huge fan of Wintergirls, I'm hoping that if this is anything even slightly similar, it will be just as remarkable.






From the author of Losing Faith, a novel about two sisters and the eating disorder that threatens to destroy their family.

Loann’s always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special… even if that means betraying her sister.

But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship —and her sister—before it’s too late?






 Small Damages
 by Beth Kephart
 Published by Philomel
 Released on July 19th, 2012


 Small Damages is more of a new adult view vs. a young adult. I love the storyline all the same. There aren't many new adult novels out there and I can't wait to get this one when it releases.


 


It’s senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she is mourning the loss of her father. She finds solace in the one person she trusts, her boyfriend, and she soon finds herself pregnant. Kenzie’s boyfriend and mother do not understand her determination to keep the baby. She is sent to southern Spain for the summer, where she will live out her pregnancy as a cook’s assistant on a bull ranch, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple.

Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. She begins to open her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is all around her and inside of her.






 Endlessly
 by Kiersten White
 Published by Harperteen
 Released on July 24th, 2012



As Kiersten will be ending the trilogy with Endlessly, I am ending the Bellwether here too. I am saddened to see such a great series come to an end. As much as I have been looking forward to it, I wish it wouldn't end either. One of the best paranormal series ever!





Try as she might, Evie can’t seem to escape her not-so-normal past. And what was supposed to be a blissfully normal school break is ruined when a massive group of paranormals shows up at her house, claiming that Evie is the only one who can protect them from a mysterious, perilous fate.

The deadly war between the faerie courts looms ever closer. The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its future rests solely in Evie’s hands.

So much for normal.

With a perfect blend of humor and suspense, Endlessly is everything readers could dream of in a conclusion—and the unexpected twists will keep them guessing until the very last page.






3 comments:

  1. Dark Companion and Endlessly are two that I am really looking forward to!!

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  2. I'm really excited for Dark Companion, and I'm stoked to start reading Team Human!! I think I'm going to do a Paranormalcy read-a-thon sometime this summer because I haven't read any of them, but I have a copy of Endlessly LOL! Hope you get your hands on these soon!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  3. I can't wait for Endlessly or Team Human! Kiersten White says that there's going to be a dragon in Endlessly. A DRAGON! I can't even-

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