New Releases: February 18-24, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on February 19, 2013 @ 11:00 am 5 comments

Title: Mind Games
Series: (Mind Games, #1)

Author: Kiersten White
Genre: urban fantasy (YA)
Release date: February 19, 2013 by HarperTeen


Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

A Taste of Trouble by Gina Gordon
Bound For Keeps (Men of Honor, #5) by S.E. Jakes
Dark Secrets (Arcane, #2) by Shona Husk

Falling For Finn by Jackie Ashenden
Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister
Forgotten Heiress by Wendy Soliman

Fuse (Pure, #2) by Julianna Baggott (YA)
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (YA)
Neferet’s Curse (House of Night Novellas, #3) by P.C. Cast , Kristin Cast (YA)

Night Driving by Lori Wilde
Shards and Ashes by Various Authors
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination by Various Authors

The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf (Accidental Enchantments, #2) by Tia Nevitt (YA)
The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian (YA)
Winter’s Thaw (Compass Girls, #1) by Mari Carr

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Note: Be careful about reading dystopians in the dead of winter. It might just be too much bleakness to handle. (My folks in the cold regions of the globe, do ya agree?) This week there are quite a few dystopian and darker-toned books being released–like The Office of Mercy or the epic anthology Shards & Ashes; then there’s the self-explanatory YA How to Lead a Life of Crime and Fuse, the sequel to hugely popular YA dystopian Pure. Considering this is a lighter release week than most (numbers-wise), that’s quite a bit of post-apocalyptic/dystopian/all-hope-is-lost goodness at once. There’s even a new title that bases its considerable humor on the most maniacal of genre fiction evil: The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination (cue evil laughter).

That said, there are books that are plenty hot–aptly named contemporary romance Winter’s Thaw being a promising one. But as for happy? Bouyant? Light-hearted? Hm… perhaps next week?

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Are there any gems in this week’s bunch? Any themes, tropes, or subgenres that you’re trying to avoid at the moment?

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 February 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Everyone should read the Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination! It is awesome! And gives one so many delicious ideas…..

  • Lily B February 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Interesting release week, have a few of these on my wishlist <3

  • aurian February 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Already new releases time again? Lucky, nothing for me this week. Though perhaps that one anthology….

  • LSUReader February 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Hmmmm…not so much of interest to me this week. But I still have a huge TBR list to work on, so that’s ok.

  • Lexi February 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I love the cover on the Office of Mercy, makes me want to check it out and see what its about.

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