Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Are You Buying? (April 17, 2012 Edition)

These are both YA and Adult titles.

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush: The Graphic Novel, #1)

Title: hush, hush (The Graphic Novel)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Illustrator: Jennyson Rosero
Publisher: Sea Lion Books
Release Date: April 17, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0983613117
ISBN-13: 978-0983613114
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For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She''s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora''s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can''t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life This title also contains an exclusive, original story written especially for this book by the author. This bonus story tells what happens to the characters between Book 1 and Book 2 of this series and will only be available in this book.(Goodreads)


Title: Glimmer
Author: Phoebe Kitandis
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 0061799289
ISBN-13: 978-0061799280
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What if you forgot your identity and had to rely on other people to tell you who you were?

And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it?

When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.

Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school.

Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.(Goodreads)
Kill Switch

Title: Kill Switch
Author: Chris Lynch
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 1416927026
ISBN-13: 978-1416927020
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All Daniel wants to do is spend one last summer with his grandfather before he moves away for college and his grandfather’s dementia pulls them apart. But when his dear old Da starts to let things slip about the job he used to hold—people he’s killed, countries he’s overthrown—old work “friends” show up to make sure he stays quiet. Was his grandfather really involved in a world of assassinations and coups, or are the stories just delusions of a crumbling mind? On the run from the police (and possibly something worse) before he has time to find out, Daniel may have to sacrifice everything to protect his grandfather from those who would do him harm.(Goodreads)

The Chaos

Title: The Chaos
Author: Nalo Hopkinson
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 1416954880
ISBN-13: 978-1416954880
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Sixteen-year-old Scotch struggles to fit in—at home she's the perfect daughter, at school she's provocatively sassy, and thanks to her mixed heritage, she doesn’t feel she belongs with the Caribbeans, whites, or blacks. And even more troubling, lately her skin is becoming covered in a sticky black substance that can't be removed. While trying to cope with this creepiness, she goes out with her brother—and he disappears. A mysterious bubble of light just swallows him up, and Scotch has no idea how to find him. Soon, the Chaos that has claimed her brother affects the city at large, until it seems like everyone is turning into crazy creatures. Scotch needs to get to the bottom of this supernatural situation ASAP before the Chaos consumes everything she's ever known—and she knows that the black shadowy entity that's begun trailing her every move is probably not going to help.

A blend of fantasy and Caribbean folklore, at its heart this tale is about identity and self acceptance—because only by acknowledging her imperfections can Scotch hope to save her brother.(Goodreads)

The Last Echo (The Body Finder, #3)

Title: The Last Echo
Author: Kimberly Derting
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 0062082191
ISBN-13: 978-0062082190
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In the end, all that's left is an echo...

Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet's talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it's Violet's job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by "the girlfriend collector" she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye....(Goodreads)

The Springsweet (The Vespertine, #2)

Title: The Springsweet
Author: Saundra Mitchell
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN-10: 054760842X
ISBN-13: 978-0547608426
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Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leaves Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowed
aunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishing
ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a
“springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of
holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.
Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.
Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving
and start living.(Goodreads)

172 Hours on the Moon

Title: 172 Hours On The Moon
Author: Johan Harstad
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 0316182885
ISBN-13: 978-0316182881
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It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever.

Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune.

Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan.

Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.

It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.

In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.(Goodreads)

Deadfall Hotel

Title: Deadfall Hotel
Author: Steve Rasnic Tem
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Solaris
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 1907992839
ISBN-13: 978-1907992834
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Think of it as the vacation resort of the collective unconscious. The Deadfall Hotel is where our nightmares go, it’s where the dead pause to rest between worlds, and it’s where Richard Carter and his daughter Serena go to rediscover life — if the things at the hotel don’t kill them first. With the powerful prose that has earned him awards and accolades,Steve Rasnic Tem explores the roots of fear and society’s fascination with things horrific, using the many-layered metaphor of the Deadfall Hotel. Drawing inspiration from literary touchstones John Gardner and Peter Straub, Tem elegantly delves into the dark corners of the human spirit. There he finds not only our fears, but ultimately our hopes.(Goodreads)

White Horse

Title: White Horse
Author: Alex Adams
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 1451642997
ISBN-13: 978-1451642995
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Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the President of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are not defined by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.(Goodreads)

So… do you plan on snatching any of these books up today? Is anything new to you?

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


  1. I had completely forgotten about the Hush Hush graphic novel .. I guess I'll wait to read a couple of reviews before deciding to buy it or not :) !!

  2. These are all new to me. I feel so out of touch! :-( Hush Hush sounds familiar, but I don't read many graphic novels. So it might just be the title. I LOVE the sound of Glimmer and The Last Echo, though! I think I'll be adding them to my wish list. Thanks for pointing them out!!

  3. These all look good- I want The Last Echo and Glimmer especially! Great picks!

    My WoW: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday_18.html


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