Monday, March 5, 2012

Are You Buying? (March 6, 2012 Edition)

These are both YA and Adult titles.


Title: Illuminate
Author: Aimee Agresti
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Release Date: March 6, 2012
ISBN-10: 0547626142
ISBN-13: 978-0547626147
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Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit.

As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?

Illuminate is an exciting saga of a teen’s first taste of independence, her experience in the lap of luxury, and her discovery she may possess strength greater than she ever knew. (Goodreads)


Title: Balthazar
Author: Claudia Gray
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 6, 2012
ISBN-10: 0061961183
ISBN-13: 978-0061961182
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Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own.

In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart. (Goodreads)


Title: Katana
Author: Cole Gibsen
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: March 8, 2012
ISBN-10: 0738730408
ISBN-13: 978-0738730400
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Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline had given her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn't explain her dreams of 15th-century Japan, the incredible fighting skills she suddenly possesses, or the strange voice giving her battle tips and danger warnings.

While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her. (Goodreads)

Embrace (Embrace, #1)

Title: Embrace
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 6, 2012 
ISBN-10: 1402268408
ISBN-13: 978-1402268403
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It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”

Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.

Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.

A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…

Look for the sequels ENTICED in September 2012 and EMBLAZE in March 2013! (Goodreads)

Fair Game (Alpha & Omega #3)

Title: Fair Game
Author: Patricia Briggs
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Release Date: March 6, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0441020038
ISBN-13: 978-0441020034
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They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights... (Goodreads)

Discount Armageddon (Incryptid, #1)

Title: Discount Armageddon
Author: Seanan McGuire
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: DAW
Release Date: March 6, 2012
ISBN-10: 0756407133
ISBN-13: 978-0756407131
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Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city... (Goodreads)
Nightborn (Lords of the Darkyn, #1)

Title: Nightborn
Author: Lynn Viehl
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Signet Select
Release Date: March 6, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0451413210
ISBN-13: 978-0451413215
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The High Lord of the Immortal Darkyn has sent his most trusted warrior, Korvel, to retrieve a coveted scroll that's rumored to contain maps to Templar treasures and the secrets to eternal life. Uniting with Korvel to recover the dangerous artifact is Simone Derien, the daughter of the scroll's guardian, and a woman with many deadly secrets... (Goodreads)

The Drowning Girl

Title: The Drowning Girl
Author: CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Roc Trade
Release Date: March 6, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0451464168
ISBN-13: 978-0451464163
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India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends-is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth-or from something far, far stranger... (Goodreads)

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


  1. Of all these, I think Katana looks best.

  2. I pre-ordered Fair Game. Definitely reading that one!

  3. I really want to read Embrace by Shirvington - so much. But wait a minute... The Drowning Girl blurbed by Neil Gaiman?...because that's pretty much a done deal. Yep. I've never even heard of it but it no longer matters! Excellent marketing for those guys.


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