New Releases: March 11-17, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on March 12, 2013 @ 7:00 am 6 comments

Title: Poison
Author: Bridget Zinn
Genre: fantasy (YA)
Release date: March 12, 2013 by Disney Hyperion


Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

A Fine Romance (Aisle Bound Trilogy, #2) by Christi Barth
Along Came Trouble (Camelot #2) by Ruthie Knox
Code by Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs (YA)

Deep Betrayal (Lies Beneath, #2) by Anne Greenwood Brown
Faking It by Diane Alberts
Every Never After (Never, #2) by Lesley Livingston (YA)

Heart of Glass (Cross My Heart, #2) by Sasha Gould (YA)
Hearts Unleashed (Second Acts, #3) by Julia Dumont
Immortal Protector by Claire Ashgrove

In Too Deep (The Triple Horn Brand, #2) by Delilah Devlin
Lost in You (Petal, Georgia, #2) by Lauren Dane
Magick by Moonrise by Laura Navarre

MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1) by Debra Driza (YA)
Panic by Sharon M. Draper (YA)
Promises to Keep (Den of Shadows, #9) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (YA)

Reckless (Lucy Kinkaid, #5.5) by Allison Brennan
Rescue in the Smokies (Durham Wolves, #1) by Becca Jameson
Seven Kinds of Hell by Dana Cameron

Strands of Bronze and Gold (Strands of Bronze and Gold, #1) by Jane Nickerson (YA)
Tactical Strike (Bagram Special Ops, #2) by Kaylea Cross
Take What You Want by Jeanette Grey

The Bloodfire Quest (The Dark Legacy of Shannara, #2) by Terry Brooks
The Shape Stealer (Black Swan Rising, #3) by Lee Carroll
The Temptation (The Secret Circle, #6) by Aubrey Clark [as L.J. Smith] (YA)

Trinkets by Kirsten Smith (YA)
When You Defy Me (When I’m With You, #2) by Beth Kery
With This Kiss (With This Kiss, #1) by Eloisa James

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Not too much of a surprise, this mid-month release week for YA titles. A number of them look quite promising, not the least of which is this week’s featured title, Poison. At first glance it sounds like it might be similar to Maria V. Snyder’s Poison Study (given the heroine’s predicament, the fantasy, setting, and the poison-the-leader trope). But the book description reveals a bit more romantic elements, not to mention a more deliberate YA tagging. New series MILA 2.0 also looks like a fun science fiction romp that might just have broad crossover appeal (and let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy a good BladeRunner-esque, “oh my goodness, I’m an android!” theme?)

This week also brings a number of romance titles, including a few single titles and a couple titles with a serial-type release schedule. With This Kiss is an example of the latter, and as Stella noted in this week’s Sunday Craving’s post, you might want to wait for all three parts to release, as it’s an addictive read. Beth Kery’s When You Defy Me continues her popular Because You Are Mine universe of romantica. As for single titles, Take What You Want seems to be a hot pick this week, with a sweet contemporary vibe and setting. And Diane Alberts has a new contemporary out (wo0t!), Faking It, which looks to have some category flavorings. Seems like a good a time as any to use this lighter release week to pick up and try something a bit different from the usual!

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Anything unexpectedly intriguing for you this week? Any genres you’ve tried but can’t yet seem to really get into?

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  • aurian March 12, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Lol, you are optimistic: “Seems like a good a time as any to use this lighter release week to pick up and try something a bit different from the usual.” Like I have already read everything from last weeks gigantic stack of new books.
    There are some new releases from authors I have been wanting to read for a while now, but nothing that screams “must read” to me.

  • Diane March 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I didn’t have of these on my list, next week I’m sure there will be some.

  • Susan March 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Oh, thank goodness! I only ordered one book off of this list (Dana Cameron). After the past couple of weeks, I really needed a respite!

  • Ane March 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I need to read Poison 🙂

  • Jane March 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try Beth Kery’s serial.

  • Ashfa Anwer March 23, 2013 at 3:58 am

    There are lots of book I need to get in this list- Mila 2.0- Strands of Bronze and Gold, Poison and Deep Betrayal. Trinkets looks great. have to check that out.

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