Title Announcement: 10/7 for 10/9 Sign-Ups

Sign up for INDEPENDENT STUDY, the sequel to THE TESTING starting 10/9!!!

Title:  Independent Study
Author: Joelle Charbonneau

Publishing Info: January 7th 2014 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Series?: Yes (The Testing #2)
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide

   “In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her..” (Synopsis from Goodreads)

 

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Title Announcement: 9/30 for 10/2 Sign-Ups

Sign up for TEARDROP by Lauren Kate on 10/2!

Title: Teardrop
Author: Lauren Kate

Publishing Info: October 22nd 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series?: Yes (Teardrop #1)
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide

   “Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.
But Ander doesn’t know Eureka’s darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 

ARC Tour Sign-Ups: RELIC

Sign up for exciting new dystopian and fantasy mash-up RELIC below!

Title: Relic
Author: Heather Terrell

Publishing Info: October 29th 2013 by Soho Teen
Series?: Yes (Books of Eva #1)
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide

“For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down.
When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years.
Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.
But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

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Title Announcement 9/25 for 9/26 Sign-Ups

TWO titles available for sign-ups this Thursday, 9/26!

Title: Relic
Author: Heather Terrell

Publishing Info: October 29th 2013 by Soho Teen
Series?: Yes (Books of Eva #1)
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide

“For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down.
When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years.
Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.
But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 

Title: The Eye of Minds
Author: James Dashner

Publishing Info: October 8th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series?: Yes (The Mortality Doctrine #1)
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)

“Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?
But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.
The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.”
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Title Announcement 8/19 for 8/21 Sign-Ups

Happy Monday! Time for another announcement. Sign up to read these lovelies on Wednesday!!

Title: A Spark Unseen
Author: Sharon Cameron

Publishing Info:  September 24th 2013 by Scholastic Press
Series?: Yes (The Dark Unwinding #2)
Donated by: Alyssa (Books Take You Places)A Spark Unseen

The thrilling sequel to Sharon Cameron’s blockbuster gothic steampunk romance, THE DARK UNWINDING, will captivate readers anew with mystery and intrigue aplenty.
When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.
But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.
Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping suspense, this sequel to THE DARK UNWINDING whisks readers off on another thrilling adventure.(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Title: Steelheart
Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publishing Info: September 24th 2013         by Delacorte
Series?: Yes (The Reckoners #1)
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)Steelheart

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics… nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Get ready for sign-ups starting Wednesday, August 21st!

Title Announcement 8/15 for 8/16 Sign-Ups

Check it out!! The lovely Alexa (Alexa Loves Books) donated some ARCs to use for Literary Lushes ARC tours! Here are a few delights from Alexa that you can sign up for tomorrow!

Title: Starry Nights
Author: Daisy Whitney

Publishing Info: September 3rd 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Series?: No
Donated by: Alexa (Alexa Loves BooksStarry Nights

Seventeen-year-old Julien is a romantic—he loves spending his free time at the museum poring over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor, and Julien is not hallucinating.
The art is reacting to a curse that trapped a beautiful girl, Clio, in a painting forever. Julien has a chance to free Clio and he can’t help but fall in love with her. But love is a curse in its own right. And soon paintings begin to bleed and disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world’s greatest art . . . at the expense of the greatest love they’ve ever known. 
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Title: Magic Marks the Spot
Author: Caroline Carlson

Publishing Info: September 10th 2013 by HarperCollins
Series?: Yes (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1)
Donated by: Alexa (Alexa Loves Books)Magic Marks the Spot

Pirates! Magic! Treasure! A gargoyle? Caroline Carlson’s hilarious tween novel The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart’s Mysterious Benedict Society.

Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for thirty-seven minutes. She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors, and she already owns a rather pointy sword.
There’s only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags.
But Hilary is not the kind of girl to take no for answer. To escape a life of petticoats and politeness at her stuffy finishing school, Hilary sets out in search of her own seaworthy adventure, where she gets swept up in a madcap quest involving a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn’t exist, a talking gargoyle, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous—and unexpected—villain on the High Seas.(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Get ready for sign-ups starting Friday, August 16th! And a huge thanks to Alexa for the donations 🙂 🙂 🙂

Title Announcement 8/12 for 8/14 Sign-Ups

We have two books available this week, one that will please historical fiction fans and one that quite a few of you have been eagerly anticipating! Check ’em out!

Title: Margot
Author: Jillian Cantor

Publishing Info: September 3rd 2013 by Riverhead Trade
Series?: No
Donated by: Brittany & Alyssa Margot - Jillian Cantor

Anne Frank has long been a symbol of bravery and hope, but there were two sisters hidden in the annex, two young Jewish girls, one a cultural icon made famous by her published diary and the other, nearly forgotten.
In the spring of 1959, The Diary of Anne Frank has just come to the silver screen to great acclaim, and a young woman named Margie Franklin is working in Philadelphia as a secretary at a Jewish law firm. On the surface she lives a quiet life, but Margie has a secret: a life she once lived, a past and a religion she has denied, and a family and a country she left behind.
Margie Franklin is really Margot Frank, older sister of Anne, who did not die in Bergen-Belsen as reported, but who instead escaped the Nazis for America. But now, as her sister becomes a global icon, Margie’s carefully constructed American life begins to fall apart. A new relationship threatens to overtake the young love that sustained her during the war, and her past and present begin to collide. Margie is forced to come to terms with Margot, with the people she loved, and with a life swept up into the course of history.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Title: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publishing Info: September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press
Series?: Yes (Book 2 in The Raven Cycle)
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Get ready for sign-ups starting Wednesday, August 14th!