Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Upcoming Releases: DECEMBER

It's December, people! You know what that means, right? CHRISTIMAS IS SOOON! GAAAH! I just love this time of the year. So much! Anyway, once again I want to share with you some books that are being published in December! I think I'm most excited for Oblivion ... I love the Lux series, so this is a must-read for me!


Release: December 1st

Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Lux #1.5
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...

 
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Release: December 1st

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher: Poppy

The Rules:

Don't deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.

Don't help me unless I ask. Otherwise you're just getting in my way or bothering me.

Don't be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I'm just like you only smarter.

Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.

When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one way to react-shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened--both with Scott, and her dad--the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.


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Release: December 8th

The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Delacorte

With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize.

Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.

But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea.


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Release: December 8th

Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood

Series: Inherit the Stars #1
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance
Publisher: Running Press Kids

Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.

Asa is the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She thinks she can save her family’s livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the throne of the house of Westlet. The appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton, adds fuel to the fire, while Asa also tries to save her sister Wren's life . . . possibly from the hands of their own father.

But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?

Author Tessa Elwood's debut series is an epic romance at heart, set against a mine field of political machinations, space adventure, and deep-seeded family loyalties.


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Release: December 15th

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Series: Falling Kingdoms #4
Genre: Young Adult, (High) Fantasy
Publisher: Razorbill

!!! PROBABLY CONTAINS SPOILER FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS !!!

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.


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Release: December 15th

Untamed by A.G. Howard

Series: Splintered #3.5
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
Publisher: Amulet Books

Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their memories of Wonderland.

In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared, and the role magic plays in preserving the happiness of those she loves. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and rescuing the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered in The Moth in the Mirror, available in print for the first time.


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Release: November 3rd

Royal Marriage Market by Heather Lyons

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Cerulean Books

Every decade, the world’s monarchs and their heirs secretly convene to discuss global politics and social issues—and arrange marriages between kingdoms.

Elsa may be the Hereditary Princess of Vattenguldia, but she finds the entire situation archaic and unsavory. While she wants what's best for her country, she isn't about to jump into an unwanted relationship—let alone a marriage—with a virtual stranger. Of course, her feelings matter little to her parents, whose wheeling and dealings over trade pacts and alliances achieved at her expense begin the moment they set foot in California for the Summit. So when a blindingly handsome royal runs into her, she doesn't hesitate to tell him there's no way she's marrying him.

Christian is all too happy to agree: no marriage. As the Hereditary Grand Duke of Aiboland, his main goal is to get through the summit without a bride being foisted on him. Which is why he suggests they help each other field potential intendeds. As Christian slowly gets to know Elsa, though, he realizes they have a lot more in common than just their feelings about the Royal Marriage Market. Only he can't fall for her, because royal or not, they're not meant for each other.

Elsa and Christian will have to evaluate matters of the heart verses those of state and crown, and decide whether or not tradition trumps love.


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Release: December 18th

Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Merit Press

It's the era of peace and love in the 1960s, but nothing is peaceful in Caroline's life. Since her beautiful older sister disappeared, fifteen-year-old Caroline might as well have disappeared too. She's invisible to her parents, who can't stop blaming each other. The police keep following up on leads even Caroline knows are foolish. The only one who seems to care about her is Tony, her sister's older boyfriend, who soothes Caroline's desperate heart every time he turns his magical blue eyes on her.

Tony is convinced that the answer to Jess's disappearance is in California, the land of endless summer, among the runaways and flower children. Come with me, Tony says to Caroline, and we'll find her together. Tony is so loving, and all he cares about is bringing Jess home. And so Caroline follows, and closes a door behind her that may never open again.



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Release: December 22nd

The Raging Light by Estelle Laude

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Can the best thing happen at the worst time?

Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she's about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend's brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure's soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.






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Release: December 29th

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Kensington Books

Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.

Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years.

The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her best friend was the other murder vic. And she’d like a couple answers.

Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden…


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There are definitely some more books coming out this month! What are you waiting on? Any book you just have to buy once it's out? Let me know in the comments! :)

9 comments:

  1. Quite a few of these are new to me and look great! I can't wait for Untamed :)

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    1. I also didn't know about most of these! I heard a few things of the Splintered series but haven't read it yet ... I guess it's good? :D

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  2. I have read Thicker Than Water and it was awesome! Love Brigid's books! ♥ And can't wait for Untamed. It comes out a day before my birthday so I feel like it's meant to be. lol

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    1. Oh really, you have? I really should check it out then! Wait ... so your birthday is on the 14th? OHHH that's so soon!!! :D

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    2. No, the 16th... Untamed comes out on the 15th. But yeah soon! :D

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  3. These all look amazing and I cannot wait for most of them! Thicker Than Water, Oblivion and This Raging Light are definitely on my radar! Thanks for sharing pretty♥ I cannot wait to fangirl with you over these hahaha

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

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    1. I'm excited for Oblivion even though it's probably nothing new ... just the same story out of Daemon's POV but I COULDN'T CARE LESS. I freaking love Daemon! ♥

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  4. I am also super excited for the Oblivion! It has been years since I read Obsidian, so I am looking forward to reading it all through Deamon's eyes now. I was considering getting paperback for my collection but than I found out that ebook verison will contain his POV not only from Obsidian, but also from Onyx and Opal so I am definitely getting kindle version. The more Daemon the better, right? :)
    By the way, I stumbled upon your blog through Anissareads.com. Nice to meet you, Yvonne! I live in Czech republic so we are practically neighbours :)

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    1. I agree with you, I wanted the paperback as well but if I get 3 books out of Daemon's POV for the same amount of money (is it? I have no idea actually), of course I'll go for the ebook! I just don't understand WHY - sure, it's easier to publish it as ebook like that but ughhhh, if you want the actual copies you have to pay much more. It sucks.

      I'm so glad you found your way here through Anissa - she's is incredible! You're from Czech republic? That's so cool! Finally someone who doesn't live across the world from me, haha. :D I hope to see you around a few times, Lucia! ♥

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