Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bookish Anticipation #15

Bookish Anticipation is a feature I do every once in a while to spotlight future releases I'm excited for. It was inspired by Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday. You can check out more of my Bookish Anticipation posts here.

Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: August 1st 2012
After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

Butter by Erin Jade Lange
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: September 18th 2012

A boy everyone calls “Butter” is about to make Scottsdale High history. He’s going to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch.
He announces his deadly plan to an army of peers and expects pity, insults or even indifference. Instead, he finds morbid encouragement. When that encouragement tips the scales into popularity, Butter has a reason to live. But if he doesn’t go through with his plan, he’ll lose everything.

Lindsey Lost by Suzanne Marie Phillips
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: September 13th 2012
Even though Micah's one of the stars of a local sports team, he knows that his older sister Lindsey is the real deal ‐‐ a runner so good she has a chance of making it to the Olympics. The two of them urge each other on, and are each other's best support. Then the unthinkable happens: Lindsey is murdered, and Micah is found with her body. But Micah can't remember what happened, no matter what their parents tell him, no matter what the police say. He cannot remember what happened. Did he witness his sister's murder ‐‐ or commit it? Can he uncover the truth before his life is sentenced to end, too?

Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: November 13th 2012

When the sensibly timid Erin starts an advice column inspired by fortune cookie wisdom, no one at her ultra-competitive high school guesses her identity. This gives Erin the freedom to write whatever makes her laugh. Until someone actually takes her advice.

League of Strays by L. B. Schulman
(Amazon | Godreads)

Release date: October 1st 2012

When Charlotte Brody, a lonely 17-year-old student at a new school, receives an invitation to join The League of Strays, she's intrigued by the group's promise of "instant friendship." The League does provide companionship--and even a love interest--but Charlotte grows increasingly uncomfortable with its sinister mission to seek revenge against the bullies of Kennedy High. When escalating acts of vengeance threaten to hurl her down a path of remorse, Charlotte must choose between her new friends and the direction of a future she's never fully considered.

Flawed by Kate Avelynn
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: Juy 10th 2012

Sarah O’Brien is only alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago—James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely. Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.

Sam Donavon has been James’s best friend—and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on—for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realize James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact...

The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: September 8th 2012

When Charlotte comes to after being pushed onto the subway tracks, she is informed by a group of teenage girls that she is dead…they all are. Meet the Dead Girls Detective Agency. With the support of these dynamic girls—including fashionable Lorna, who can’t wait to find out if the devil actually wears Prada, and nerdy Nancy, who insists on staying in limbo to help out other girls—Charlotte follows leads and tracks down clues to solve her own murder.

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: October 25th 2012
When Nicole Castro, the most beautiful girl in her wealthy New Jersey high school, is splashed with acid on the left side of her perfect face, the whole world takes notice. But quiet loner Jay Nazarro does more than that—he decides to find out who did it. Jay understands how it feels to be treated like a freak, and he also has a secret: He's a brilliant hacker. But the deeper he digs, the more danger he's in—and the more he falls for Nicole. Too bad everyone is turning into a suspect, including Nicole herself.

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
(Amazon | Goodreads)

Release date: September 18th 2012
The start of a brand-new young adult trilogy about three very different girls who overcome their differences and band together to seek revenge on those who have wronged them, uncovering a supernatural secret about what brought them together and why in the process. Each book will rotate back and forth between the perspectives of all three characters.


  1. Over You's cover is just so beautiful in my eyes. I'm a sucker for covers and sometimes it's bad because my expectations reach the highest level. I hope this one does not fail me. ;)

    You have great books in your waiting list! Flawed and Burning Blue interest me  the most. Seems like good novels.

    I'm excited for Burn for Burn too! :) Question: Do you watch the series, Secret Circle, if so, isn't that Cassie in the middle? If you're not watching that, disregard my question. :p

  2. Yeah, the cover for Over You is adorable :)

    I don't watch Secret Circle, sorry :p To me, the cover for Burn for Burn looks like Pretty Little Liars without Aria...

  3. Over You sounds so cute! Another contemporary which looks very cute is The Boy Recession - it's about what happens in a school when most of the guys transfer to another school and all the quirky guys are at the center of all the girls' attention.

    My Life in Black and White is another contemp I'm really happy about, it's a lot like Burning Blue without the hacking.

    Great choices you've got! Thanks for keeping us up to date with everything:)

  4. Oh and Flawed sounds as good as Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma! I love these issue books that really make you think about something you thought was taboo in a totally different way. 

  5. Lindsey Lost sounds REALLY good, and I love the cover for Over You. It kind of looks like a movie poster...and how cool that it's by the same women who wrote Nanny Diaries! 

  6. Boy Recession sounds super-cute - adding it to my wishlist :)

    Yes, I'm really excited about My Life in Black and White, too - already pre-ordered a copy! (I think we've talked about that book before :p)

    Yeah, I thought that too! But in Forbidden it was consensual, and it sounds like in Flawed it won't be.

  7. Oh that's an interesting twist on the Forbidden storyline! Usually you get sexual abuse as a theme but it happens to a girl because of a father or other older male relative. Not a brother. And this sounds like the brother has other problems as well. Interesting to see how his best friend will deal with the fallout of the friendship.

    Yes we've discussed My Life in Black and White! I'm as excited as you are:)

  8. OMG! Burning Blue and League of Strays are what I'm so excited for!!

  9. I'm SO looking forward to Butter ( sounds so twisted yet it's heavily based on a real life problem, two actually - obesity and bullying). Burn for Burn is on my to read list, I'm not sure how I like Jenny Han writing a "supernatural" novel because in my eyes - she's the contemporary author but I'm intrigued! The cover of League of Strays is so catchy but the guy creeps me out. ;) Great picks!

    PS - Over You - love the cover!

  10. It's alright! :) Oh yeah, now that you mention it, I agree. You watch/read PLL? :)

  11. I read the original 8 PLL books, but I haven't read the newest ones. And I watched it for a while, but then stopped, for some reason... You?

  12. Yeah, it sounds very unique. I love books that tackle dark issues like Flawed apparently does. And I looove the cover - I have a thing for covers with dying flowers :p

  13. I love The Body Finder series' covers! They're not dying flowers, but they're gorgeous!


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