Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Are You Buying? (March 20,2012 Edition)

These are both YA and Adult titles.


A Temptation of Angels

Title: A Temptation of Angels
Author: Michelle Zink
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: March 20, 2012
ISBN-10: 0803737262
ISBN-13: 978-0803737266
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Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal. (Goodreads)

Traitor's Son (Raven Duet, #2)

Title: Traitor’s Son
Author: Hilari Bell
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Release Date: March 20, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0547196210
ISBN-13: 978-0547196213
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In Trickster's Girl, when Kesla's journey comes to an end, she pass the pouch and the quest on to someone else. She picks Jason, a native boy she thinks will be able to finish the job. But in fact, a family feud has cut Jason off from his traditional roots, and he is even more doubtful and resistant than Kesla was. But Raven, now a beautiful girl, is quite persuasive and manages to convince Jason this is something not only that he can do, but that he must if he wants to heal his family and the earth. (Goodreads)

Seeing Cinderella

Title: Seeing Cinderella
Author: Jenny Lundquist
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Aladdin
Release Date: March 20, 2012
ISBN-10: 1442429267
ISBN-13: 978-1442429260
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Calliope Meadow Anderson wishes her life could be more of a fairy tale—just like the stories she writes. Her best friend, Ellen, is acting weird, her parent's marriage is falling apart, and to top things off, she found out she needs hideously large and geeky glasses.

But Callie soon learns they aren't just any glasses—they are magical and let her read people's thoughts. For the first time ever she's answering all the questions right in math class, and gets a glimpse of what goes through people's minds all day, including what Ellen—and her longtime crush—really think of her.

As if dealing with these crazy glasses weren't enough, Callie tries out for the lead in her school's production of Cinderella and actually gets the part. Instead, Callie chooses to let Ellen have the lead and be Ellen's understudy—just like she has done for their entire friendship.

Add in a new girl who has something to hide, a secret admirer, a best friend stealer who isn't what she seems, and Callie's year just went from ordinary to extraordinary.

Can this supporting actress learn to be a leading lady in her own life? Or is she destined to stay in the background forever—even with her super-freaky-magic glasses? (Goodreads)

Croak (Croak, #1)

Title: Croak
Author: Gina Damico
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Graphia
Release Date: March 20, 2012
ISBN-10: 0547608322
ISBN-13: 978-0547608327
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Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.

Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her Targets like a natural born Killer.

Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in? (Goodreads)

House of Odd (Graphic Novel)

Title: House of Odd (Graphic Novel)
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: March 20, 2012
ISBN-10: 0345525450
ISBN-13: 978-0345525451
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#1 New York Times bestselling maestro of macabre suspense Dean Koontz plunges everyone’s favorite spirit-spotting fry cook into his most frightening encounter yet, in the thrill-packed third Odd Thomas graphic novel.

Transforming a ramshackle mansion into a dream house has become a nightmare for onetime Hollywood producer Nedra Nolan, whose newly purchased fixer-upper in Pico Mundo has sent a string of spooked contractors scurrying off the job, claiming the place is haunted. Who’s she gonna call? Her friend recommends Odd Thomas, the mild-mannered young man with a gift for communing with ghosts who won’t rest in peace. With his soul mate and sidekick, Stormy Llewellyn, in tow, Odd agrees to investigate the eerie incidents. But his spirit-seeking style is cramped by the obnoxious TV ghost hunters Nedra hires to flush out the troublesome phantoms with elaborate gadgets.

As night falls and a raging storm traps them all in the mazelike manse, Odd tries in vain to scare up some lost souls. But instead, something more terrifying than any apparition—something with flesh, blood, and teeth—makes its sinister presence known. And with nowhere to hide, Odd and his fellow hunters suddenly become the prey. (Goodreads)

Happy Bookday!!!
To all the author that have books out this week.
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4 comments:

  1. Oh dear! I've been doing so much better at spending money on books, but I'm looking at all these books coming out today and itching to go to the bookstore now!

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  2. I'm dying to read A Temtation of Angels but I'm going to wait a bit though beause I'd like to read some reviews on it before buying it !! :)

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  3. Definitely planning to buy A Temptation of Angels soon.

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  4. I love the Odd Thomas series.

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