It’s all Young Adult in the releases coming out this week in sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and kind of a slow week at that with only four new titles. One is Beth Revis’ highly anticipated Across the Universe, which despite my general aversion to space operas sounds pretty darn cool. Since there are only four this week I’m running the covers. YA books, hands-down, have the best covers. Why is that? The Timeless cover is breathtaking.
All Just Glass, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Jan. 11, Delacorte)
Sarah Vida has given up everything for love. From a legendary family of vampire-hunting witches, Sarah was raised to never trust a vampire, to never let her guard down, and to avoid all tricky attachments of the heart. But now Sarah is a vampire—changed by the boy she thought she loved. Her family has forsaken her, and Sarah herself is disgusted by her appetite for blood. Aida Vida is Sarah’s older sister, the good, reliable sibling who always does her family proud. But when Aida’s mother insists that Sarah be found and killed, Aida is given the one assignment she may not be able to carry out.
Warped, by Maurissa Guibord (Jan. 11, Delacorte)
Tessa doesn’t believe in magic, but there’s something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries-old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, and now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel ancient enemy.
Timeless, by Alexandra Monir (Jan. 11, Delacorte)
When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to live with the aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life—a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist.
Across the Universe, by Beth Revis (Jan. 11, Razorbill)
Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to wake up on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed’s scheduled landing, Amy’s cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed. Now, she is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed’s passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.
All Just Glass appeals to the vampire lover in me. Which one appeals to you? Tell me in a comment, and I’ll do a giveaway at the end of the week for your choice. As always, +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet.