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April 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

There are so many awesome books coming out in the next couple of months. I wanted to take some time to spotlight some of the April 2012 Young Adult book releases that Estelle and I have on our TBR lists! If one (or both) of us has read it, I linked our reviews, too, so […]

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April 12, 2012 - 2:15 am

Summer - Thanks for the April list! You actually listed a couple that I hadn’t checked out yet to add to my (now ridiculously huge) April list!

Below is a short list that you should look into! (Also: If you’ve reviewed these in any previous posts then my apologies!)

Teen and YA April Books of Awesome:

Grave Mercy :: R.L. LaFevers
Storm (Elementals, Bk 1) :: Brigid Kemmerer
Magic Under Stone :: Jaclyn Dolamore
Unraveling :: Elizabeth Norris
Above :: Leah Bobet
The Calling :: Kelly Armstrong
Taken at Dusk :: C.C. Hunter
Masque of the Red Death :: Bethany Griffin
The Immortal Rules :: Julie Kagawa
The Book of Blood and Shadow :: Robin Wasserman
Black Heart :: Holly Black
The Last Echo :: Kimberly Derting
Social Suicide :: Gemma Halliday
Immortal City :: Scott Speer
Glimmer :: Phoebe Kitanidis

Seriously, for 2012 titles alone, it will take yeeears to get through all of the releases! Books are absolutely worth it and I’m thrilled that there are so many authors debuting! If only I could literally__only__read for hours and hours on end and be paid for it. Ha!

Anyway, my asinine babbling aside: Enjoy! :)

April 1, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Jasmine Rose - The Selection and Thumped are both high on my want list 😀

April 1, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Karen - Thanks for the reminder about Zero. I loved Party Down by Tom Leveen so I’m really looking forward to reading this one.

April 1, 2012 - 2:11 pm

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] April 2102 Book Releases Estelle:  The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith Magan: A Book Blogger Video Magan: The List by […]

March 31, 2012 - 5:57 pm

VeganYANerds - Ah! You guys have listed so many books that I want to read, how will I ever find the time? Lexapros and Cons looks fun and I just got a copy of Dying to Know You so I’ll have to read that soon, too.

March 31, 2012 - 8:43 am

Estelle - This list makes me really anxious. haha. And excited. Yes, I commented on our own blog.

Estelle: The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith

The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith ( website | twitter) Upcoming Publication Date: April 3, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Pages: 384 Target Audience: Middle grade Format read: ARC paperback from ALA (Thank you!) Summary: Plucked from their hometown to a desolate farm by their parents who are hoping to pursue their own passions, twins Ruby and Simon […]

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October 10, 2014 - 5:54 pm

anonimus - so cool bb….!!!!!!!

June 16, 2012 - 9:45 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This sounds like it’s going to be fun to read! I can’t wait to check it out for myself. After all, you did mention Harry Potter haha.

April 1, 2012 - 9:14 pm

VeganYANerds - Great review, Estelle! I’m usually wary of middle-grade books because sometimes they feel too young for me but it’s nice to find some that are suitable for adults too, I’ll check this out if I see it in my local library.

April 1, 2012 - 2:13 pm

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] April 2102 Book Releases Estelle:  The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith Magan: A Book Blogger Video Magan: The List by Siobhan Vivian Estelle: The Stalker Chronicles by […]

A Book Blogger Dinner: a video

Happy Thursday, friends! IT IS ALMOST THE WEEKEND! Oh, how excited I am to have some time to sit and read and relax. As you know from my NYC re-cap post last week, I hung out with Alexa and Estelle while I was in their neck of the woods. I didn’t share this special something […]

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April 1, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Tim Moon - Hi ladies, that was a very laugh-filled video. :)

March 29, 2012 - 9:47 pm

Estelle - A – xo! I hope so too!

March 29, 2012 - 9:20 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I LOVE YOU GIRLS! Hopefully,our next gathering is in TX 😉 I miss you!!!

March 29, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Aww, you guys look like you had so much fun! This video definitely made me smile! Of course, anyone conversation involving references to spirit fingers is guaranteed to be made of win. 😀

March 29, 2012 - 4:33 pm

VeganYANerds - Haha, you guys are so adorable and funny! It really looks like you had an awesome time :)

March 29, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - You girls are so giggly! Haha! It looks like you had so much fun! Hopefully we can have a big meet-up someday and be crazy silly. I just love all three of you! And Daisy ^ Daisy can come too, because I also love her!

March 29, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Daisy - Awww! You are all so sweet! And you feel that little green monster staring at you across the interwebs? Yeah, that’s me being all jealous you girls got to meet up! :) It looks like you had a lovely time and I hope you’ll get to hang out more in the future!

Magan: The List by Siobhan Vivian

The List by Siobhan Vivian (website | twitter) Publisher: Push (imprint of Scholastic) Pages: 332 Upcoming Release Date: April 1, 2012 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: ARC received from Scholastic at ALA Mid-Winter (Thank you!) How I heard about it: Discussed with a Scholastic rep at ALA. Summary: Every year an anonymous list is published […]

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June 16, 2012 - 9:42 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve wanted to read this one since I first heard about it. High school drama is always my cup of tea!

April 8, 2012 - 12:08 am

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] List by Siobhan Vivian Review by Magan Goodreads | […]

April 1, 2012 - 10:49 pm

The List by Siobhan Vivian - HOBBITSIES | HOBBITSIES - […] Loves Lit Rather Be Reading Arlene The Hollow […]

March 30, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Meg - I’ve heard good things about Vivian, and this definitely sounds like a story many can relate to! When I read novels centering around the viciousness of teens, I thank my lucky stars I emerged from high school (relatively) unscathed.

March 28, 2012 - 4:02 pm

VeganYANerds - Magan, this book sounds so good, I really wish I had a copy so I could read it right away!

I like that we get to know 8 girls and that Vivian did a great job of telling their stories, I don’t think it would be fun to be put on a list like this and it sounds like this book has a great message to share with readers.

Estelle: The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore

The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore (website | twitter) Upcoming Release Date: March 27, 2012 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Pages: 240 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: ARC paperback received at ALA (Thank you!) Summary: Cammie isn’t the best at talking to guys. In fact, she has a reputation at school for being stalker. A label […]

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July 24, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Learning Moore: An Interview with Carley Moore - […] The funniest things can happen in the middle of New York City. Like you go to a reading and you realize you may or may not be sitting down behind the author you may or may not have just reviewed on your book blog. Here’s a short vlog to explain just how I met Carley Moore, author of The Stalker Chronicles: […]

July 10, 2012 - 12:30 am

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] Cammie is a really refreshing character who has a tendency to get really nosey. E loves the family dynamic in this story, and watching as Cammie tries to overcome her (unique) flaw. goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:41 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This sounds really quirky. I’d definitely want to give it a read when I can!

April 12, 2012 - 11:02 am

New York City Teen Author Festival Recap: Part 1, Estelle - […] Moore of The Stalker Chronicles was sitting in front of me at the reading, and I surprised myself by tapping her on the shoulder […]

April 1, 2012 - 2:11 pm

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] Magan: April 2102 Book Releases Estelle:  The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith Magan: A Book Blogger Video Magan: The List by Siobhan Vivian Estelle: The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore […]

March 27, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Jasmine Rose - I haven’t heard much about this one yet, but you make it sound worth the read. Thanks for the review :]

March 26, 2012 - 6:05 pm

VeganYANerds - I think this sounds like a really cute read, I’ll keep an eye out for it here!

March 26, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Karen - I’m really glad I’m not a teenager right now. lol
I can’t imagine finding out your boyfriend is cheating on you via Facebook or any of the horrible things that could be embarrassing because of all the social networking these days.
(jeeze that makes me sound old!)
Nice review and the book sounds really cute. I’m happy to hear that family played a part in the story. They are so often ignored in YA.

March 26, 2012 - 11:12 am

elena - I haven’t heard of this book but after reading your review, I’m really curious about it right now! I don’t think people realise how much they really do share of themselves online, it’s so baffling and I think it’s interesting that this book uses that theme. Cammie definitely seems like a character I can relate to. I’m going to try to check this book out, thank you!

In My Mailbox (12)

Hi, friends! *waves* Welcome to our weekly In My Mailbox post, a feature hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren! I apologize for not having an In My Mailbox vlog for you guys today. It’s one heck of a crazy weekend – baby shower, my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, the Hunger Games movie (!!!) with […]

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March 26, 2012 - 1:30 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I’ll be interested to see what you think of Partials! I liked it, but I didn’t LOVE it. Definitely worth the read, thought, and I’m excited for the next one! :)

March 25, 2012 - 11:14 pm

Sash and Em - Yay! Lots of goodies! :) Clockwork Angel!!! Holla! xoxo

March 25, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Jasmine Rose - Oooh. I’ve really been looking forward to Partials. You’ve now made me wonder if I have it on hold at the library… I think I’ll go check that now.

March 25, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Brittani - Awesome IMM! I loved Clockwork Angel!!! Its one of my fave books!!! I hope you enjoy it!! :)


-Brittani :)

March 25, 2012 - 4:31 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Oh, I have yet to get Clockwork Angel, but I have Clockwork Prince already, lol! Partials sounds amazing! and I’m hoping to read The Mockingbirds soon, it’s on my shelf taunting me 😉

Happy reading!

Here’s my IMM:

March 25, 2012 - 3:57 pm

VeganYANerds - I keep seeing Partials, I think I need to buy it too, looking forward to your review! And The Stone Girl sounds interesting too!

March 25, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Christina (BookTasty) - I LOVE Clockwork Angel! That is my fav of Clare’s two series! I hope you enjoy it :)

March 25, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Looks like a great batch of books! I really liked Clockwork Angel and I hope you do too! I’ve had Clockwork Prince sitting on my bookshelf since Christmas; I really should read that one SOON! Enjoy your new books!

March 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

Alison (AlisonCanRead) - Great set! I need to read Clockwork Angel. I loved Mockingbirds.

March 25, 2012 - 11:00 am

Fara @ Tumbling In Books - I LOVE Clockwork Angel! You really should read that first=D Great haul!

Drop by my IMM?

March 25, 2012 - 9:56 am

April Books & Wine - Oh I LOVE The Mockingbirds, it was a great take on a serious issue.

And also? I liked Clockwork Angel MUCH MORE than City Of Bones.

And yayyy Partials.

Happy reading y’all!

March 25, 2012 - 9:52 am

Mundie Moms - YAY!! I’m so happy to see you picked up CA!!! I hope you enjoy Will and Jem. Happy Reading!!

March 25, 2012 - 9:09 am

Annette - Ive not seen Stone Girl before. Sounds kind of creepy. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts.