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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hot Off the Presses: New YA Releasing August 20-26

Hot Off the Presses -- brand new YA releases!

Welcome to Hot Off the Presses!  

Every Tuesday, I tell you about all the great new YA books you can grab in the week to come. If you're a reviewer, you can also link your blog or Goodreads reviews of any YA book publishing in August so we can all check them out!

Hot Off the Presses aims to include every traditionally published YA -- if I missed something, please let me know in comments. You are also welcome to link your reviews of YA books that were self-pubbed in August!

The winner of my August giveaway can pick any book up to $15 on either Amazon (for US winner) or The Book Depository (for international winner.) Enter by linking reviews, commenting on linked reviews, or tweeting :) 
Last week of calm before the storm! This is such a slow week that I included The Bone Season, an adult crossover that was just selected as the book club pick on NBC's Today Show.  If I missed anything, let me know in comments!

Asylum by Madeleine Roux My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Asylum by Madeleine Roux (Harper)
My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie (Roaring Brook)
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury)

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan Flicker & Burn by T. M. Goeglein Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

If You Could be Mine by Sara Farizan (Algonquin)
Flicker & Burn by T. M Goeglein (Putnam)
Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (Zondervan)

VIII by H.M. Castor Soulbroken by Heather Brewer This Side of Jealousy

VIII by H.M. Castor  (Simon & Schuster)
Soulbroken (Legacy of Tril #2) by Heather Brewer
This Side of Jealousy (Innocents #2) by Lili Peloquin

My take on this week: Teen Snark and I both read and enjoyed The Bone Season -- you can read my review here. Though I admire the cleverness of Miss Peregrine and the like, I'm thinking I will skip Asylum and try an adult mixed-media book that also releases today, Night Film.  I have If You Could Be Mine and am excited to try it. I was hopeful about VIII, until I read Bookworm 1858's review and learned that the book skips over some important life events. I'll wait for this author's book about Henry's daughters, half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth. Finally, what happened to the old cover of This Side of Jealousy? 

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  1. I did not realize Asylum came out today-I just got a copy through Amazon Vine but won't have a chance to read it until later this month. I did still think VIII was a good book; I was just disappointed with how some events were omitted (I mean, I think his illegitimate son is *pretty* important to a man who is obsessed with fathering sons.)

    1. Curious to see what you think of Asylum.
      And yeah, I was pretty surprised to hear that VIII omitted mention of his illegitimate son and his liaison with Mary Boleyn..

  2. Asylum looks good! Creepy and I love mixed media books. I still need to read Miss Peregrine's. Nothing else I really need but of course a few other books look interesting!

    1. Ha -- there's never anything I need, but there's always something I want...

  3. I've heard nothing about Soulbroken coming out! Odd, because the first book had a pretty big push.

  4. At first I was like, I should have something to link up...but then I realized everything comes out NEXT week. Luckily, I've finished all those reviews up finally. Phew! Next month is going to be insane. I'm still slaving away through those books. :)

    1. Yeah, next week is HUGE. I should get going on that post now...

  5. Doon is HUGE on my list. I have the ARC and the book and need to read it this week sometime...I hope it lives up to my expectations.

  6. Lovely new books are out. Now, I just need a pay raise to buy them all.

  7. I've probably written this before, but I'm still amazed that you can keep up with all the new releases. There are some books here that I've just never seen before until now.

    I'm skipping Asylum too - still haven't read Miss Peregrine's actually - but I didn't know Night Film was an adult mixed media book! I've heard nothing but good things about it, but I hadn't seen anything about that aspect of the book o.O. Hope you enjoy If You Could Be Mine!

    1. Don't know if it is officially mixed media, but the review I read said it incorporates photos, screen grabs, and maybe links to YouTube videos? So I guess it qualifies. I'm intrigued!

    2. I hope you review Night Film on the blog even though it's adult!

  8. I find the cover of Asylum too frightening to look at. Nothing really peaking my interest this week, which is a good thing since I have sooo many books already!

  9. Thanks for this! I haven't reviewed a ton of August releases apparently. I did have some adult though, which I didn't link of course. My first link up didn't have enough room for my full blog name so it just says Candace, but the rest are right after it, so you should know it's me anyway.

  10. The Bone Season <3

    I am reading Asylum soon but I am not really excited for it.

    Thanks for sharing, hon! <33


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