Oh, hi there! Yup. We’re moving on to 2013. Can you believe it? A new year? HOW DID 2012 GO BY SO QUICKLY? It seems like I was just waiting for The Statistical Probability of Love at First SightÂ by Jennifer E. Smith and Cinder by Marissa Meyer. There are tons and tons of hot new January 2013 young adult book releases. What are you most looking forward to reading?
Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder
Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. Heâ€™s nothing like her abusive stepfatherâ€”in other words, heâ€™s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give.
As Raeâ€™s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.
Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darknessâ€¦and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
A gritty, romantic modern fairy tale from the author ofÂ BreakÂ andÂ Gone, Gone, Gone.Â Be careful what you believe in.
Rudyâ€™s life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother. With nothing to do but worry, Rudy sinks deeper and deeper into loneliness and lies awake at night listening to the screams of the ocean beneath his familyâ€™s rickety house.
Then he meets Diana, who makes him wonder what he even knows about love, and Teeth, who makes him question what he knows about anything. Rudy canâ€™t remember the last time he felt so connected to someone, but being friends with Teeth is more than a little bit complicated. He soon learns that Teeth has terrible secrets. Violent secrets. Secrets that will force Rudy to choose between his own happiness and his brotherâ€™s life.
Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush
When you canâ€™t trust yourself, who can you believe?
Everything about Annaâ€™s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. Thereâ€™s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, whoâ€™s stolen Annaâ€™s heart. When the Branch decides itâ€™s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.
Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. Thereâ€™s just one problem. Sam and the boys donâ€™t remember anything before living in the labâ€”not even their true identities.
Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if theyâ€™re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.
Love is All You Need by Deb Caletti
Get a double dose of realistic romance in this collection of two fan favorites from Deb Caletti.Love may or may not be all you actually need, but itâ€™s easy to feel that it is when youâ€™re wrapped up in one of these two stories from Deb Caletti.
InÂ Wild Roses, Cassie is in love, but she canâ€™t let her stepfather know. Her momâ€™s husband is a beloved public figure, but a private nightmare whose manic phases and paranoia are getting worse. Cassie begins to fear for the safety of her boyfriend…and herself.
InÂ The Nature of Jade, Jade struggles with Panic Disorder. Her boyfriend is a calming influenceâ€¦until she learns that heâ€™s hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is rightâ€”and what feels right.
Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1) by Ellen Oh
The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms… is a girl with yellow eyes.
Kiraâ€™s the only female in the kingâ€™s army, and the princeâ€™s bodyguard. Sheâ€™s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, sheâ€™s their only hope…
Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.
Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.
Catherine by April Lindner
A forbidden romance. A modern mystery.Â Wuthering HeightsÂ as youâ€™ve never seen it before.
CatherineÂ is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dadâ€™s famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?
ChelseaÂ has always believed that her mom died of a sudden illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for yearsâ€”a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didnâ€™t die: SheÂ disappeared. Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for herâ€”starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.
Told in two voices, twenty years apart,Â CatherineÂ interweaves a timeless forbidden romance with a compelling modern mystery.
Just One Day (Just One Day #1) by Gayle Forman
A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author ofÂ If I Stay.
When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance ofÂ Twelfth NightÂ in England, thereâ€™s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
Just One DayÂ is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willemâ€™s storyâ€”Just One Yearâ€”is coming soon!
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
It’s been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don’t take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe’s precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.
Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder,Â Can their love survive through the ever night?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick
In the tradition ofÂ 13 Reasons Why, a suspenseful and heart-wrenching novel from the author ofÂ Nothing Like YouÂ andHer and Me and You.Two years ago, Adrienneâ€™s best friend walked out of her life. One week ago, she left Adrienne a desperate, muffled voicemail. Adrienne never called back.
Now Dakota is missing. She left behind a string of broken hearts, a flurry of rumors, and a suicide note.
Adrienne canâ€™t stop obsessing over what might have happened if sheâ€™d answered Dakotaâ€™s call. And sheâ€™s increasingly convinced that Dakota must still be alive.
Maybe finding and saving Dakota is the only way Adrienne can save herself.
Or maybe itâ€™s too late for them both.
Revolution 19 by Greg Rosenblum
Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.
Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky â€”they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the worldâ€”by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.
Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers wantâ€”action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldnâ€™t be missed.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnorâ€™s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.
For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillianâ€™s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannahâ€™s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isnâ€™t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.
With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her lifeâ€”and itâ€™s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.
Paper ValentineÂ is a hauntingly poetic tale of love and death by theÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling author ofÂ The ReplacementÂ andÂ The Space Between.
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans
Three levels. Two loves. One choice. Debut novelist, Lenore Appelhans has written a thrilling otherworldly young adult novel about a place that exists between our world (Level 1) and what comes after life (Level 2).
‘I pause to look around the hive – all the podlike chambers are lit up as the drones shoot up on memories … I’ve wanted to get out of here before, but now the tight quarters start to choke me. There has to be more to death than this.’
Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in a stark white afterlife limbo, she spends endless days replaying memories, of her family, friends, boyfriend … and of the guy who broke her heart. The guy who has just broken into Level 2 to find her.
Felicia learns that a rebellion is brewing, and it seems she is the key. Suspended between heaven and earth, she must make a choice. Between two worlds, two lives and two loves.
Return to Me by Justina Chen
Nothing is going as planned for Rebecca Muir. She’s weeks away from starting college–at a school chosen specifically to put a few thousand miles of freedom between Reb and her parents. But her dad’s last-minute job opportunity has her entire family moving all those miles with her! And then there’s the matter of her unexpected, amazing boyfriend, Jackson, who is staying behind on the exact opposite coast.
And if that isn’t enough to deal with, mere days after moving cross-country, Reb’s dad drops shocking, life-changing news. With her mother and brother overwhelmed and confused, Reb is left alone to pick up the pieces of her former life. But how can she do that when everything can change in an instant? How can she trust her “perfect” boyfriend when her own dad let her down? Reb started the year knowing exactly what her future would hold, but now that her world has turned upside down, will she discover what she really wants?
Justina Chen, the acclaimed author ofÂ North of Beautiful, has created a moving and powerful novel about the struggles that arise from betrayal, the uncertainty of life after high school, and the joy that ultimately comes from discovering what’s truly in your heart.
The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous-it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.
Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity â€” a debt that shouldâ€™ve been hers. Sheâ€™s living a borrowed life, and she doesnâ€™t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.
Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen â€” and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.
Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than theyâ€™d anticipated â€” and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack â€” even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.
In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths weâ€™ll go to for the ones we love.
Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one requestâ€”June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
Itâ€™s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, sheâ€™s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and bloodâ€”what if the Patriots are wrong?
In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
Bonnie and Clyde meets IF I STAY in this addictively heart-wrenching story of two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts.
Theyâ€™re young. Theyâ€™re in love. Theyâ€™re on the run.
Zoe wants to save Will as much as Will wants to save Zoe. When Will turns eighteen, they decide to run away together. But they never expected their escape to be so fraught with danger….
When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you canâ€™t run fast enough.
Nobody But Us, told in alternating perspectives from Will and Zoe, is an unflinching novel, in turns heartbreaking and hopeful, about survival, choices, and love…and how having love doesnâ€™t always mean that you get a happy ending. Described as â€œbeautiful, heartbreaking, and exhilaratingâ€ by Kody Keplinger, author of The DUFF, Nobody But Us will prove irresistible to fans of Nina Lacour, Jenny Han, and Sara Zarr.
Asunder (Newsoul #2) by Jodi Meadows
Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksoulsâ€“and the newsouls who may be born in their place.
Many are afraid of Anaâ€™s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Ana was told that nosouls canâ€™t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.
In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.
So how’s that for starting the 2013 off with a bang? Pretty sure this year is going to knock my socks off! What are you gonna read first?