Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Releases for January 10-17 (& a Reader's Choice giveaway)

It’s all Young Adult in the releases coming out this week in sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and kind of a slow week at that with only four new titles. One is Beth Revis’ highly anticipated Across the Universe, which despite my general aversion to space operas sounds pretty darn cool. Since there are only four this week I'm running the covers. YA books, hands-down, have the best covers. Why is that? The Timeless cover is breathtaking.

All Just Glass, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Jan. 11, Delacorte)
Sarah Vida has given up everything for love. From a legendary family of vampire-hunting witches, Sarah was raised to never trust a vampire, to never let her guard down, and to avoid all tricky attachments of the heart. But now Sarah is a vampire—changed by the boy she thought she loved. Her family has forsaken her, and Sarah herself is disgusted by her appetite for blood.  Aida Vida is Sarah's older sister, the good, reliable sibling who always does her family proud. But when Aida's mother insists that Sarah be found and killed, Aida is given the one assignment she may not be able to carry out.

Warped, by Maurissa Guibord (Jan. 11, Delacorte)
Tessa doesn't believe in magic, but there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries-old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, and now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel ancient enemy.

Timeless, by Alexandra Monir (Jan. 11, Delacorte)
When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to live with the aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life—a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist.

Across the Universe, by Beth Revis (Jan. 11, Razorbill)
Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to wake up on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed. Now, she is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

All Just Glass appeals to the vampire lover in me. Which one appeals to you? Tell me in a comment, and I’ll do a giveaway at the end of the week for your choice. As always, +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet.


  1. I like vampires too so I'll picj All Just Glass

  2. All Just Glass would be my choice as vampires are my favorite reads!

  3. All Just Glass appeals to me because I'm interested to see when happens between the two sisters, since Aida is supposed to kill Sarah.

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    Thanks for the giveaway. I didn't know about All Just Glass either. It's on my TBR now. :-)

  4. Hi Suzanne :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Young Adult novels DO seem to have some of the best covers out there.
    All the best,

  5. I agree, I love the YA covers. So many of them are incredibly beautiful.

    The premises of Warped and Timeless sound great, and I hadn't heard of those before. Thanks for sharing those.

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  6. I adore the cover for Warped! All of these sound like must-reads. All Just Glass appeals to me because family is so important to me and I want to know how the two sisters react to one being a vampire.

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  7. Warped appeals to me, and I don't know why. Something about that cover just makes me want that book. The story just seems so different from what is out there right now too. I love stories about the past. So, that is why I also love the premise of Timeless, and that cover looks beautiful as well. Ah, so many books, so little time. :-)

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    Great contest and thank you so much for the opportunity!

  8. Hi Suzanne!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    If i had to choose... The Vampire one.. "ALL JUST GLASS"
    Im always drawn to them :P

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  9. Across the Universe was an amazing read... Aside from that, I think both Timeless and Warped sound interesting.

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  10. (+1) I like the All Just Glass too! :)

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  11. Another great week in books! I would love a copy of Across the Universe!
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  12. Across The Universe sounds amazing!
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  13. All Just Glass sounds really interesting.

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  14. While they all sound good. I would definitely pick up All Just Glass first.

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  15. I've been excited about Warped for a while (I love the cover!)... I loved Unicorn stories as a little girl, so the unicorn tapestry gets me.
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  16. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I would love to win Warped.

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  17. Warped sounds very appealing to me and I love secrets and mysteries. =)

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  18. They all sound fantastic. I'm currently reading Across The Universe and loving it so far. From those choices, I'd can't wait to read Warped. The fact that it uses Greek Mythology (The Fates) makes me so excited! Plus the plot itself sounds great.

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  19. i would love to choose : Timeless, by Alexandra Monir. it appeals to me coz i love mystery :)

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  20. Hmm, thanks for the giveaway. I would pick Timeless by Alexandra Monir. it sounds great =)

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  21. I like "All just Glass" Something you despise most you become. I'd like to see read about what she goes type of book. Please count me in.
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  22. All Just Glass seems like it would be awesome. I've loved all of her previous work.

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  23. Across the Universe sounds riveting!

  24. Hi. ATU and warped sound very good!

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  26. +1 for comment
    Across the Universe definitely sounds up my alley. There are so few YA sci-fi books out there and fewer still-good ones. This ones sounds totally fascinating and I've had it on my radar from blurb one on it.
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  27. Warped sounds very interesting.

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  28. I really want to read Across the Universe. Thanks for the giveaway as always!

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  29. I'm fascinated by Timeless, it sounds very romantic :) +1

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