The Compulsive Reader: Awesome New Releases

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Awesome New Releases

It's May 24th, and there are some really neat books I've featured previously that are coming out today! Check them out:

Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

Ever since the accident that put her sister Tess in a coma, Abby has put her life on hold. She visits Tess in the hospital every day, talking to her, trying to persuade her to wake up. Tess has always been the bright, beautiful, adventurous one, and now that she's gone, Abby doesn’t know what to do. Then one day at the hospital, she spots Eli. Abby is sure that he's exactly the type that Tess would go for, and when he speaks, she sees Tess move slightly. She persuades Eli to sit with her and Tess and talk in an attempt to get her to wake up, but slowly begins to become friends with him. As Abby begins to fall for Eli and is forced to face the possibility of a future without her sister, she discovers secrets about Tess that she never knew.

Between Here and Forever is another sweet and emotional coming-of-age novel, tinged with sorrow. Abby is very... Click here to read more!

 Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

Maddie's life is contained, ordered, and digitalized. She hardly ever leaves her house because she attends digital school, a program her father pioneered. She has plenty of friends, but they're all online, and she's never met any of them face to face. Then she "meets" Justin in a study chat room. He insists on meeting her in real life, and when Maddie tentatively does so, she discovers a whole new way of living in the real world, surrounded by real people. Justin challenges her way of thinking, bringing her doubts about digital school and her father's programs into light, and causing her to act in such a way that will change her life.

Awaken is an awesome, inventive read. Kacvinsky paints an interesting picture of fifty years into the future, where society is practically enslaved... Click here to read more!

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Finley Jayne has an uncontrollable violent side that has gotten her into plenty of trouble in the past. When her actions against the arrogant, lecherous son of the household send her fleeing in the night, she runs straight into Griffin King, the young Duke of Greythorne. Griffin and her friends Sam and Emily have the unique, unofficial job of patrolling London for unexplained crimes and other mysteries, and it just so happens that Finley and her dual natures might be somehow tied to the latest crime Griffin is investigating, orchestrated by a man who calls himself the Machinist. But what Finley and Griffin discover is that the mystery is much deeper than they realized, entwined to each of them and connecting their pasts in ways they never imagined.

Kady Cross has presented an engaging beginning to what's sure to be a fantastic steampunk series in The Girl in the Steel Corset! She's created a fascinating blend of clockwork and... Click here to read more!

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

The fifty contestants for the Miss Teen Dream pageant are under a lot of pressure--to look pretty, be role models, and of course, win. When their flight crash lands on a seemingly deserted island, killing off more than half of them and leaving the rest of them to fend for themselves, these beauty queens are in for the fiercest competition of their lives. But, the Teen Dreamers are tough—they wouldn't have made it to the pageant if they weren't—and they'll not only learn how to survive and thrive, but they'll also rip back the cover on the corrupt Corporation that brought them down in the first place--with style and poise.

Libba Bray's Beauty Queens is hysterically funny and surprisingly poignant and empowering. The book starts out showcasing the girls in a manner that you would expect of beauty queens—brittle gorgeous, driven, and a little crazy. But after the crash... Click here to read more.

Which one are you looking forward to the most?

1 comment:

Sarah Billington said...

Wow, how amazing is that dress in the Girl in the Steel Corset? Wouldn't want to wear that on a quick trip to the shops, would you.