New Releases: August 13-19, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on August 14, 2012 @ 11:00 am 4 comments

Onyx (Lux, #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

. . .

Because You Haunt Me (Because You Are Mine, #3) by Beth Kery
Biting Oz (Biting Love, #5) by Mary Hughes
Forsaken (The Fallen, #4) by Thomas E. Sniegoski (YA)

Hammer It Home (Powertools, #6) by Jayne Rylon
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle (YA)
Life Drawing For Beginners by Roisin Meaney

Misplaced Cowboy (Foreign Affairs, #2) by Mari Carr and Lexxie Couper
Much Ado About Magic (Enchanted, Inc., #5) by Shanna Swendson
Scandal’s Mistress by Bronwyn Stuart

Suck It Up and Die (Suck It Up, #2) by Brian Meehl (YA)
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan
The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner

The Kingmaker’s Daughter (The Cousins’ War, #4) by Philippa Gregory
The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy, #3) by Trudi Canavan

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long (YA)
The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (YA)
Touched by Cyn Balog (YA)

. . .

Have you noticed a pattern to the schedule of major book releases? There seems to be a wave at the beginning and end of the month, with a minor ebb in between. This week would be an example of a minor ebb; “minor” because there’s still a decent selection of new releases coming out this week.

In many instances, this releases pattern “ebb” also means a much higher percentage of YA book releases. There are numerous such books out this week, spanning genres from historical fiction (Kissing Shakespeare) and steampunk (The Unnaturalists) to paranormal fiction (Touched). I myself don’t read very much YA these days, but a couple of these new releases might serve as compelling reason to get back into YA. Sometimes it’s kind of nice to step away from the usual suspects, don’t you think?

Find a hidden gem among this week’s new cohort? Assuming you’re a fan of genre fiction, how often do you go outside of that realm (say, into literary fiction)?

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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  • Draconismoi August 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Literary fiction IS often genre fiction. It’s just shelved incorrectly. Margaret Atwood is the most notorious offender of this refusal to admit her genre roots. Snobs.

    So I guess I technically read quite a bit of literary fiction. Though I would disagree about the classification.

    • Alisha August 15, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Yah know, that’s true. I wonder if, say, Verne saw himself as genre in his time. Likely not.

      Oh, Ms. Atwood. As genre as can be. Which is not to be a reductive comment in any way; but indeed, the words “science fiction” don’t need to be prefaced by the adjective “social” in order to be legit. Talking squids or no. Embrace your genreness, Atwood! ^_^

  • Sheree August 15, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Thankfully, there are no Paul Marron covers out this week so no need to spend more money at B&N. Also, I turn to my local library for all my YA reads so the ones above will show up at some point.

    I stick with genre fiction. I gladly gave up literary fiction as soon as I left school. I do read nonfiction though.

    • Ren August 15, 2012 at 1:04 am


      I see there’s no UF/PNR, which is.. booo :(. Good thing I don’t have any books I want to buy, since I just bought 3 Kate Daniels books yesterday, ugh!

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