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I recently did a BEA recap telling you guys about all the awesome authors I got to meet in NYC last week, and now it's time to share the exciting books I snagged! I still can't believe that they just let you come in and pick up whatever you want -- it's like a book lover's heaven.
I'm not going to list allllllll of them, but I will give a few notable mentions for the ones I'm most excited about:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin -- It's actually not pictured because it was occupying its special spot on my headboard when I took these pics. I've already read it, and IT SO LIVES UP TO THE HYPE. Seriously, the best book I've read all year.
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey -- I WoWed this one a while back, so I was stoked to get it at BEA. There needs to be more witch books in YA, and this one sounds really original. I can't wait to read it!
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson -- I was strangely fascinated by the unsolved case of Jack the Ripper when I was younger, and this book combines that story with the paranormal. I WoWed this one a while back too.
Forever and The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater -- I love Maggie. She has one of the most beautiful writing styles I've ever read, and she's hilarious to boot.
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter -- I loved Heist Society. It was such a fun read, and hilarious.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor -- This was featured as part of the YA Buzz Panel, and it sounds AWESOME. I can't even...
There are a lot more I'm excited for, but this list is getting long, so I will leave you with pictures:
I accidentally ended up with a few duplicates and plenty of swag, so there will be several giveaways coming up! Keep an eye out!
I also received some books for review this week.
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Thanks to Chelsy at Big Honcho Media!
Coming June 7, 2011!
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.
Thanks to Abrams and NetGalley!
Coming August 1, 2011!
Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help.
But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much.
Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school.
Legacy by Cayla Kluver
Thanks to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley!
Re-released June 21, 2011!
The first boy disappeared on the day of his birth, on a night when the pale yellow moon of the nighttime sky turned red and bathed the heavens in the ghastly color of blood, on the same night the Kingdom of Cokyri abruptly ceased its merciless attack.
Across the land of Hytanica, under the shadow of the crimson moon, infant boys continued to vanish. Not until the blood had faded from the sky did the disappearances stop and the bodies of the murdered infants were found outside the gates of the city, a final word from the greatest enemy Hytanica had ever known. For the next sixteen years, peace reigned, but one mystery remained unsolved. The Cokyrians had abducted forty-nine newborns, but returned only forty-eight bodies.
Now, as seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica is besieged from all sides by suitors vying for the Throne, a teenage Cokyrian boy, Narian, is encountered within the walls of her Kingdom, a boy who will show Alera a world where women serve a purpose and not just a husband. As Narian helps Alera find her voice, she struggles against an arranged marriage that will shatter the life she has scarcely begun to live. And when Narian's shocking past is uncovered, and war with Cokyri looms once more, he must fight to defy a fate ordained at his birth.
What's in your mailbox this week?