New Releases: May 7 – 13, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on May 8, 2012 @ 1:00 pm 7 comments

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare

(Non-spoilery book description ^_^)

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.


New Releases:


Beauty (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20.5) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Broken Illusions (Midnight Dragonfly, #2) by Ellie James (YA)
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (YA)

Endure (Need, #4) by Carrie Jones (YA)
Hard Tail by J.L. Merrow
Hemlock (Hemlock, #1) by Kathleen Peacock (YA)

High Stakes by Chad Strong (5/11)
Hunting the Shadows by Alexia Reed
Last Rite (Personal Demons, #3) by Lisa Desrochers (YA)

Revived by Cat Patrick (YA)
Rogues (Brook Street, #3) by Ava March
Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero (YA)

Stripper (The Fringe, #4) by Anitra Lynn McLeod
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (YA)
The Hunt (The Hunt, #1) by Andrew Fukuda (YA)

Underworld (Abandon Trilogy, #2) by Meg Cabot (YA)
Until I Die (Revenants, #2) by Amy Plum (YA)
Worth Fighting For (Alpine Woods Shifters, #4) by Sondrae Bennett


Fan of YA books? This is a good week to check out some new, promising series and standalones. Most people will be aware that the latest Cassandra Clare book is being released in the Mortal Instruments series. But outside of that biggie, there are a couple lesser-known but intriguing titles coming out. From early reviews, it seems Andrew Fukuda’s The Hunt is pretty twisted and gritty…not words one is used to hearing to describe YA. (I’m on board! ^_^) Revived is about a young lady who’s been brought back from the dead multiple times. o.O Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (awesome name, by the way) seems to be getting great early reviews, and looks to be all about werewolves and bloodlust. Yummy!

Of course, there’s no ignoring the latest Laurell K. Hamilton release, Beauty, which is a short story that derives from a scene that was cut from her forthcoming Anita Blake full-length novel. An intriguing choice for a “.5” series release. I wonder if the scene is meant to be outside of the general universe of the book, or if it’s been rewritten as having occured between book timelines. Curious.


Anything strike your fancy this week? Are you a regular reader of YA? If so, what draws you to it? If not, what stays your hand? 

About Alisha

Alisha, the bespectacled and ever nerdy California girl, simply won't leave home without a book in hand. She loves language learnin' and is working toward becoming a bonafide grammar ninja. On any given day you'll find her haunting local libraries or baking scores of cupcakes and sweet treats.

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  • aurian May 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Nothing is tempting me this week 🙂 of course, still waiting for books from March and April to arrive 🙁

    • Alisha May 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Whhhhaaat? 🙁 They never came in? What the deuce. Is there a supply problem or something? I hope it’s not lost…

  • draconismoi May 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I only have ONE book I am waiting for Deadline by Mira Grant. When is THAT coming out?

    • draconismoi May 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Gah! Can’t think. Not deadline. That was the last one. Whatever the new one is called. I WANTS IT WHEN IS MAY OVER?

  • Sullivan McPig May 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I have Underworld in my tbr pile and I will have to investigate Hemlock & Revived

  • Susan May 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I put a couple of books on my wish list, but I’m holding off for now since I have to work on my ridiculous TBR pile. And besides, there are a number of books coming out on May 29 that I want to be ready for. (I hate when good stuff hits all at once and I don’t know what to reach for first!)

    I also wanted to note that the 1st books in both the Ava March and Amy Plum series are on sale–really good prices.

  • Irene Jackson May 11, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Nothing on the list for me this week. I want to read Beauty but I’m not paying £1.99 for something that short!

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