Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Are You Buying? (April 3, 2012 Edition)

Books releasing today!

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

Title: Grave Mercy
Author: R.L. LaFevers
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Release Date: April 3, 2012 
ISBN-10: 054762834X
ISBN-13: 978-0547628349
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Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?(Goodreads)

Storybound (Storybound #1)

Title: Storybound
Author: Marissa Burt
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: April 3, 2012
ISBN-10: 0062020528
ISBN-13: 978-0062020529
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In the land of Story, children go to school to learn to be characters: a perfect Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They take classes on Outdoor Experiential Questing and Backstory, while adults search for full-time character work in stories written just for them.

In our world, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild has always felt invisible. But all that changes when she stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, opens the cover, and suddenly finds herself transported to the magical land of Story.

But Story is not a perfect fairy tale. Una’s new friend Peter warns her about the grave danger she could face if anyone discovers her true identity. The devious Tale Keeper watches her every move. And there are whispers of a deadly secret that seems to revolve around Una herself....

With the timeless appeal of books like A Wrinkle in Time and the breathtaking action of Inkheart, Storybound has all the makings of a new classic. Brimming with fantastical creatures, magical adventure, and heart-stopping twists, Storybound will leave readers wishing they too could jump through the pages into this enchanting fairy-tale world.(Goodreads)

Black Heart (Curse Workers, #3)

Title: Black Heart
Author: Holly Black
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: April 3, 2012
ISBN-10: 1442403462
ISBN-13: 978-1442403468
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Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy.

But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.(Goodreads)

Immortal City

Title: Immortal City
Author: Scott Speer
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: April 3, 2012 
ISBN-10: 1595145060
ISBN-13: 978-1595145062
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Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them. He's days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone's obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect--everyone except for Madison Montgomery.

Maddy's the one girl in Angel City who doesn't breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn't recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.

Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson's scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi - and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels' wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat … and this time it's up to Maddy to save Jackson.(Goodreads)

I Hunt Killers

Title: I Hunt Killers
Author: Barry Lyga
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 3, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0316125849
ISBN-13: 978-0316125840
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What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could--from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows?(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.
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12 comments:

  1. Hello! Grave Mercy and Storybound. I've read and LOVED Grave Mercy SO MUCH. Haven't read Storybound but it sounds really great. The Holly Black series isn't one that I've started, but I love these new covers. I haven't heard of these other two but the Immortal City book sounds really, really good. Where on earth do you find all of these?? I love these posts, Rebecca!

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    1. I really want to try Storybound and Immortal City does sound good. Ashley I honestly search until I find at least 5 books that sound good;)

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  2. It totally skipped my mind that the new Holly Black book is coming out today! I might just have to take a trip to the bookstore after lecture. I have Grave Mercy, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Seeing on your blog just reminded me that I need to get going on the reading bit!

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    1. I still have to read my copy too:)

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  3. Currently reading Grave Mercy, liking it so far - even though I think I see why some people were disappointed, I do like the style!

    Also, cuper curious about Immortal City. The idea seems familiar, but the setting sounds quite amazing! Thanks for pointing it out! :)

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    1. I'm excited to see your review of Grave Mercy.

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  4. I really can't wait to read Grave Mercy because it sounds awesome !! I also look forward to start reading the Curse Workers series, I still have to buy the first book in the series though ! :)

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    1. My BFF loves the Curse Workers series.

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  5. Oh my heck, yes! I'm going to the bookstore this evening to buy Black Heart! So excited!!!!

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  6. Well you know I'm going to check out Holly Black's book (thank you for the reminder), but Storybound looks great!

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Thanks so much for the comment love!