Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Are You Buying? (May 1 2012 Edition)

Wow! does anyone know what happened to April?!?!
These are titles releasing today, or close to it.

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12)

Title: Deadlocked
Author: Charlaine Harris
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 1937007448
ISBN-13: 978-1937007447
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With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.

Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.(Goodreads)

Shadow on the Wall (The SandStorm Chronicles, #1)

Title: Shadow on the Wall 
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 0983876908
ISBN-13: 978-0983876908
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Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?

Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah's call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?

Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.

In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.

The Genius and the Muse

Title: The Genius and The Muse
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Publisher: E. Hunter
Release Date: May 2, 2012 
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Kate Mitchell knew what she wanted: to finish her degree from Foothill Art Institute and break into the art world on her own terms. Just when she thinks she has it all figured out, new insight into a mysterious photograph by her artistic idol will lead her on a journey through the past. 

A photograph. A painting. Lost dreams and secret pain. One clue leads to another, and Kate learns that pieces of the past might leave marks on her own future, leading to a love she never could have predicted. 

One portrait may hold the answers, but learning its secrets will challenge everything Kate thought she knew about love, art, and life. A single picture can tell more than one story. In the end, a young artist will discover that every real love story is a unique work of art.(Goodreads)

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)

Title: Bitterblue
Author: Kristin Cashore
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 0803734735
ISBN-13: 978-0803734739
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Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past.

Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart.(Goodreads)

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 0062024043
ISBN-13: 978-0062024046
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One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.(Goodreads)

Sweet Evil

Title: Sweet Evil
Author: Wendy Higgins
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 0062085611
ISBN-13: 978-0062085610
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What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?(Goodreads)


Title: Wrecked
Author: Anna Davies
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 1442432780
ISBN-13: 978-1442432789
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Secrets of the sea have never been sexier than this.

Ever since the death of her parents, Miranda has lived on Whym Island, taking comfort in the local folklore, which claims a mysterious sea witch controls the fate of all on the island and in its surrounding waters. Sometimes it’s just easier to believe things are out of your control.    

But then a terrible boating accident takes the lives of several of her friends, and Miranda is rescued by a mysterious boy who haunts her dreams. Consumed by guilt from the accident, she finds refuge in late-night swims—and meets Christian, a boy who seems eerily familiar, but who is full of mystery: He won’t tell her where he is from, or why they can only meet at the beach. But Miranda falls for him anyway…and discovers that Christian’s secrets, though meant to protect her, may bring her nothing but harm.    

Seductive and compelling, Wrecked brings a contemporary, paranormal twist to a classic enchanting tale.(Goodreads)

Title: The Vicious Deep
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 1402265107
ISBN-13: 978-1402265105
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For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.(Goodreads)


Title: Revived
Author: Cat Patrick
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 0316094625
ISBN-13: 978-0316094627
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As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger—and more sinister—than she ever imagined.(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've alreeady ordered copies of Insurgent and Sweet Evil and I CAN'T WAIT to receive them both (especially Insurgent) !! There are tons of great books releasing in May and I look forward to almost all of them !!

  2. You know... I had managed to stay blissfully ignorant about some of those releases. *Laughs* Now I must go and try to keep myself from ordering Wrecked or Revived (I already was a goner for Sweet Evil, what can I say) or my bank account will need CPR...

    Thanks for posting this one up anyway, Rebecca! No matter how much I complain, I love knowing what's new, and when it's coming out!

  3. I didn't know about Revived. Now I'm all tempted!

  4. I can't wait to start deadlocked, but I confess I don't remember how the last one finishes... we'll see.


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