New Releases: May 13-19, 2013

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on May 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am 1 comments

Title: Parallel
Author: Lauren Miller
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Release date: May 14, 2013 by HarperTeen


Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She’d go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is stuck on a Hollywood movie set, miles from where she wants to be, wishing she could rewind her life. The next morning, she’s in a dorm room at Yale, with no memory of how she got there. Overnight, it’s as if her past has been rewritten.

With the help of Caitlin, her science-savvy BFF, Abby discovers that this new reality is the result of a cosmic collision of parallel universes that has Abby living an alternate version of her life. And not only that: Abby’s life changes every time her parallel self makes a new choice. Meanwhile, her parallel is living out Abby’s senior year of high school and falling for someone Abby’s never even met.

As she struggles to navigate her ever-shifting existence, forced to live out the consequences of a path she didn’t choose, Abby must let go of the Plan and learn to focus on the present, without losing sight of who she is, the boy who might just be her soul mate, and the destiny that’s finally within reach.


An Indiscreet Debutante (Waywroth Academy, #2) by Lorelie Brown
Golden by Jessi Kirby (YA)
He’s Gone by Deb Caletti

How Beauty Loved the Beast (Tales of the Underlight, #3) by Jax Garren
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown
Reilly’s Wildcard (Blackwater, #4) by Anne Rainey

Ruby (Facets of Passion, #3) by Jeffe Kennedy
Ruby’s Ghost by Shona Husk
School Spirits (School Spirits, #1) by Rachel Hawkins (YA)

Secrets From Her Past (Scandalous, #2) by Jules Bennett
Son of a Preacher Man by Arianna Hart
Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore (YA)

The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan
The Language Inside by Holly Thompson (YA)
The Rebound Girl (Getting Physical, #1) by Tamara Morgan

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (YA)
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston (YA)
The Star Attraction by Alison Sweeney

The Sweet Dead Life by Joy Preble (YA)
Towering (Kendra Chronicles, #3) by Alex Flinn (YA)
Under the Light (Light, #2) by Laura Whitcomb

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A new Dan Brown? Whoa. A Brandon Sanderson release that’s…YA? Double whoa. Despite those little nuggets of unexpected news, this week is unsurprisingly all about the YA releases. YA urban fantasy (Spirit and Dust), YA suspense (The Rules for Disappearing), YA realistic fiction (The Language Inside), YA cross-genre (The Sweet Dead Life; Under the Light). ’tis all here, if you’re on the lookout for a break from adult fiction!

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Any new titles going to find their way onto your bookshelf?

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 May 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Kind of a boring week. Huh.

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