New Releases Sept. 10-16 & Reader’s Choice Contest


After a couple of crazy release weeks, we slow down a little this week. We’re heavy on the YA paranormals this week. Let me rephrase that: It’s almost ALL new YA paranormals this week. Some good ones though—I’m sorry but werewolves aboard the Titanic? Well, duh, gotta read that! As always, an international giveaway, so make your wish list and read on to enter!

After Obsession,by Carrie Jones and
Steven E. Wedel (Sept. 13, Bloomsbury)
Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other in a cold Maine town, they can’t stop their secrets from spilling out. But Alan’s cousin Courtney, in a desperate plea to find her missing father, has invited a demon into her life, and into her body. Only together can Aimee and Alan exorcise the ghost. And they have to move quickly, before it devours not just Courtney but everything around her. YA
Circle Nine,by Anne Heltzel
(Sept. 13, Candlewick)
She knows only Sam, a mysterious teenage boy. He is her sole companion, her whole life. She was born, already a teenager, lying outside a burning building in soot-stained clothes, remembering nothing, not even her name. He showed her the necklace she had on, the one that named her: Abby. Sam brought her to live in his cave-palace, where he gives her everything she needs. He loves her. He protects her from the world outside, from everyone who wants to hurt them, like the denizens of Circle Nine, Dante’s deepest circle of hell. But even in a charmed, brand-new life like Abby’s, change will come. YA
Drink, Slay, Love,by Sarah Beth Durst
(Sept. 13, Margaret McElderry)
Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire—fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil. Until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don’t exist), and they’re shocked she survived. They’re even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. They quickly find a way to make use of her new talent.YA
Fateful,by Claudia Gray
(Sept. 13, HarperTeen)
Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, overbearing family she works for. Once the ship they’re sailing on reaches the United States, she’ll strike out on her own. Then she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets, and soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves are real and they’re stalking him—and now Tess, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over. YA
Frost,by Marianna Baer
(Sept. 13, Balzer + Bray)
Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school starts with a cruel shock: Frost House, the cozy Victorian dorm where she and her best friends live, has been assigned an unexpected roommate—eccentric Celeste Lazar. As classes get under way, strange happenings begin to bedevil Frost House: frames falling off walls, doors locking themselves, furniture toppling over. But does the threat lie with her new roommate, within Leena’s own mind…or in Frost House itself? YA
Ghost Trackers, by Jason Hawes,
Grant Wilson and Tim Waggoner (Sept. 13, Gallery)
For fifteen years, Amber, Drew, and Trevor have barely been able to recall—let alone explain—what happened the terrifying night they decided to explore the old, abandoned Lowry House. According to local legend, the house was cursed by a dark past and inhabited by evil. It burst into flames on the night of their visit, leaving the friends traumatized and nearly dead, with only vague memories of the events they witnessed inside. Now, on the eve of their high school reunion, they have gathered to reopen their investigation and figure out what took place that fateful night. UF?
Glow, by Amy Kathleen Ryan
(Sept. 13, St. Martin’s Griffin)
The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she must marry young in order to have children who can carry on the mission, and Kieran has everything Waverly could want in a husband. But her dreams are interrupted by the inconceivable—a violent betrayal by the Empyrean’s sister ship. The New Horizon’s leaders are desperate to populate the new planet first, and will do anything to get what they need: young girls. YA
The Isle of Blood, by Rick Yancey
(Sept. 13, Simon & Schuster)
When Dr. Warthrop goes hunting the “Holy Grail of Montrumology” with his eager new assistant, Arkwright, he leaves Will Henry in New York. Finally, Will can enjoy something that always seemed out of reach: a normal life with a real family. But part of Will can’t let go of Dr. Warthrop, and when Arkwright returns claiming that the doctor is dead, Will travels to Socotra, the Isle of Blood, where human beings are used to make nests and blood rains from the sky. Third in the Monstrumologist series. YA
The Night Circus,by Erin Morgenstern
(Sept. 13, Doubleday)
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. YA
Prospero Regained,by L. Jagi Lamplighter
(Sept. 13, Tor)
Prospero, the sorcerer on whose island of exile William Shakespeare set his play, The Tempest, has endured these past many centuries. His daughter Miranda runs the family business, Prospero Inc., so smoothly that the vast majority of humanity has no idea that the Prosperos’ magic has protected Earth from numerous disasters. But Prospero has been kidnapped by demons from Hell, and Miranda, aided by her siblings, has followed her father to save him from vengeful demons. F
So Silver Bright,by Lisa Mantchev
(Sept. 13, Feiwel & Friends)
All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own. And she’s close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a vengeful sea goddess and a mysterious queen as she tries to keep her family—and the Theatre Illuminata—from crumbling. Third in the Theatre Illuminata series. YA
Spellbound,by Blake Charlton
(Sept. 13, Tor)
In a world where one’s magical prowess is determined by one’s skill with words and ability to spell, Nicodemus is a wizardly apprentice afflicted by a curse that causes him to misspell magical texts. Now, the demon who cursed him has hatched a conspiracy to force Nicodemus to change language and ultimately use it to destroy all human life. As Nico tries to thwart the demon’s plan, he is challenged by his own disability, which causes him to create chaos wherever he goes. And the chaos surrounding Nico is affecting the world so profoundly that the kingdom is on the brink of civil war. Second in the Spellwright series. F
Wisdom’s Kiss, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
(Sept. 13, Houghton Mifflin)
Princess Wisdom, known as Dizzy, longs for a life of adventure beyond the staid old
kingdom of Montagne. Tips, a soldier, longs to keep his true identity a secret. Fortitude, an orphaned maid, longs only for Tips. These three souls might possibly attain their dreams while preserving their empire from ruin — if only they can bear one another’s company long enough to come up with a plan. YA
Tastes of Love and Evil, by Barbara Monajem
(Sept. 15, Dorchester)
Rose Fairburn is on the run. Her vampire nature can’t protect her from everything and now, when she should be worried about escaping her past, she can only think about one thing. Her kind can’t live without blood or sex. Love they must forego. Jack Tallis can slake her thirst. Tall. Handsome. Trustworthy. And not a man alive can resist a vamp’s allure. But…Jack can. And he has other secrets, like why underworld hit men are on his trail. The shadows hide mysteries darker than Rose can dream, and all will be revealed in the fetish clubs of one strange Louisiana town. PNR
See anything you want? So…International Reader’s Choice―you tell me. Just a note: if you like a title but it isn’t the first in a series, you can always request the first in that series instead. As always, four entries possible and please include your e-mail: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest. Now….go!

51 thoughts on “New Releases Sept. 10-16 & Reader’s Choice Contest

  1. Boy that After Obsessions cover is awesome. Lots of great books coming out, huh? Great covers. Boy, I could meander bookstores all day long just looking at all the great covers. 🙂

  2. I would like Tastes of Love and Evil if I win.
    Thank you for the giveaway
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  3. “Frost” has been the number one book on my list. I’m so happy it’s out!! Great books this week.
    Frost by Marianna Baer.

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  4. I would love to read Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst, I’ve heard so much stuff about this book !

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  5. I would like The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern if I win.

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  6. Would love to win the first book in the Spellwright by Blake Shelton.

    Thanks so much for another giveaway! You rock! \m/

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  7. I would really like to read Ghost Trackers by Jason Hawes. Sounds terrifying!

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  8. Drink, Slay, Love sounds really cool. There definitely needs to be more unicorns in Paranormal YA.

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  9. Ohh I want some GLOW. I love the sound of some YA space genre. Across the Universe got me hooked and it looks like GLOW with deliver me a great new read also.
    thanx for the giveaway!

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  10. That book about the Titanic, Fateful, looks quite interesting. I’d love to win a copy of that.

    Thanks for the great blog content and giveaways!

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  11. I’d like to win Frost by Marianna Baer. It sounds creepy and cool.

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  12. Thanks again for these great giveaways! I would love to enter to win “Drink, Slay, Love” 🙂

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  13. oh tough choice as always. But I think I would like to enter to win The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, sounds good.

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  14. Fateful! Can’t wait to read about werewolves on the Titanic. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  15. I’ve been hearing lotsa great buzz about The Night Circus… I’d love to win it!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway!I would love So Silver Bright:)

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