Title Announcement: 12/9 for 12/10

AVALON (AVALON #1) BY MINDEE ARNETT

Title: Avalon
Author: Mindee Arnett

Publishing Info: January 21st 2014 by Balzer & Bray
Series?: Yes — Avalon #1
Donated by: Josie (All Booked Up YA)Avalon

   A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.
Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they’re damn good at it. Jeth doesn’t care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents’ ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he’ll go to get the freedom he’s wanted for so long.
Avalon is the perfect fit for teens new to sci-fi as well as seasoned sci-fi readers looking for more books in the YA space-and a great match for fans of Joss Whedon’s cult hit show Firefly.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

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A BIG thanks to Josie for the donation!!!

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Title Announcement: 12/5 for 12/6

ARCADIA FALLS (ARKADIEN #3) – KAI MEYER

Title: Arcadia Falls
Author: Kai Meyer

Publishing Info: February 11th 2014 by Balzer + Bray
Series?: Yes — Arkadien #3
Donated by: Jamie (The Perpetual Page Turner)

   “Mafia clan leader Rosa Alcantara’s life is falling apart: everyone she loves is dead and everything she’s ever known about her family is a lie. Even so, Rosa and her boyfriend, rival leader Alessandro Carnevare, refuse to give up on their love for each other. On the run from their adversaries and searching for answers, Rosa and Alessandro begin to unravel the secret behind the conspiracy to keep them apart: an ancient prophecy that predicted the destruction of all Arcadia.
   As the clock ticks down to their own destruction, it’s a race against time for the young lovers as they evade murderers, track down clues, and avoid a showdown with the man who wants them dead.
   The pair must find out the truth behind Arcadia once and for all—but will it be the key to unlocking their freedom and future together, or the final step in bringing them to their knees?(Synopsis from Goodreads)

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Title Announcement: 12/2 for 12/3

ALL THAT GLOWS BY RYAN GRAUDIN

Title: All That Glows
Author: Ryan Graudin

Publishing Info: February 11th 2014 by HarperTeen
Series?: No
Donated by: Jamie (The Perpetual Page Turner)

   “Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.
  When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.(Synopsis from Goodreads)

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Title Announcement: 11/22 for 11/25

DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE BY STEPHANIE DRAY

Title: Daughters of the Nile
Author: Stephanie Dray

Publishing Info: December 3rd 2013 by Berkley Trade
Series?: Yes — Cleopatra’s Daughter #3
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)

   “Based on the true story of Cleopatra’s daughter…
After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene has found a safe harbor. No longer the pitiful orphaned daughter of the despised Egyptian Whore, the twenty year old is now the most powerful queen in the empire, ruling over the kingdom of Mauretania—an exotic land of enchanting possibility where she intends to revive her dynasty.
  With her husband, King Juba II and the magic of Isis that is her birthright, Selene brings prosperity and peace to a kingdom thirsty for both. But when Augustus Caesar jealously demands that Selene’s children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, she’s drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind.
  Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. Can she find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, her kingdom, her family, and her faith? Or will she be the last of her line?” (Synopsis from Goodreads)

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Title Announcement: 11/20 for 11/22

THESE BROKEN STARS BY AMIE KAUFMAN, MEAGAN SPOONER

Title: These Broken Stars
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Publishing Info: December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
Series?: Yes — Starbound #1
Donated by: Katie (The Polished Page Turner)

   “It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

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Title Announcement: 11/18 for 11/20

REBEL SPRING BY MORGAN RHODES

Title:  Rebel Spring
Author: Morgan Rhodes

Publishing Info: December 3rd 2013 by Razorbill
Series?: Yes — Falling Kingdoms #2
Donated by: Katie (The Polished Page Turner)

   “Auranos has fallen and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now united as one country called Mytica. But still, magic beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world…
When the evil King Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land, forcing Cleo the dethroned princess, Magnus the reluctant heir, Lucia the haunted sorceress, and Jonas the desperate rebel to take steps they never could have imagined.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 

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Title Announcement: 10/10 for 10/11

Hi, all! We have a special treat today — a batch of ARCs donated by fellow LitLusher Mandi from Never Too Fond of Books!

Title:  Eat, Brains, Love
Author: Jeff Hart

Publishing Info: October 1st 2013 by HarperTeen
Series?: Yes – #1
Donated by: Mandi (Never Too Fond of Books)

   “Jake Stephens was always an average, fly-under-the-radar guy. The kind of guy who would never catch the attention of an insanely popular girl like Amanda Blake-or a psychic teenage government agent like Cass. But one day during lunch, Jake’s whole life changed. He and Amanda suddenly locked eyes across the cafeteria, and at the exact same instant, they turned into zombies and devoured half their senior class.
Now Jake definitely has Amanda’s attention-as well as Cass’s, since she’s been sent on a top-secret mission to hunt them down. As Jake and Amanda deal with the existential guilt of eating their best friends, Cass struggles with a growing psychic dilemma of her own-one that will lead the three of them on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.
Eat, Brains, Love is a heartwarming and bloody blend of romance, deadpan humor, and suspense that fans of Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies will devour. With its irresistibly dry and authentic teen voice, as well as a zombie apocalypse worthy of AMC’s The Walking Dead, this irreverent paperback original will leave readers dying for the sequel that’s coming in Summer 2014.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Title:  Blackout
Author: Robison Wells

Publishing Info: October 1st 2013 by HarperTeen
Series?: Yes (Blackout #1)
Donated by: Mandi (Never Too Fond of Books)

   “Laura and Alec are trained terrorists.
Jack and Aubrey are high school students.
There was no reason for them to ever meet.
But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Title:  No Angel
Author: Helen Keeble

Publishing Info: October 8th 2013 by HarperTeen
Series?: No
Donated by: Mandi (Never Too Fond of Books)

   “Rafael Angelos just got handed the greatest gift any teenage boy could ever dream of. Upon arriving at his new boarding school for senior year, he discovered that he is the ONLY male student. But what should have been a godsend isn’t exactly heaven on Earth.
Raffi’s about to learn that St. Mary’s is actually a hub for demons-and that he was summoned to the school by someone expecting him to save the day. Raffi knows he’s no angel-but it’s pretty hard to deny that there’s some higher plan at work when he wakes up one morning to discover a glowing circle around his head.
Helen Keeble’s debut novel, Fang Girl, has been praised for its pitch-perfect teen voice, and VOYA called it “refreshing and reminiscent of Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series.” No Angel brings you angels and demons like you’ve never seen them-complete with the wry humor of Vladimir Tod, sinfully irreverent romance, and some hilariously demonic teenage dilemmas.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Check back tomorrow to sign up to read these awesome books! Big thanks to Mandi for the donations!!