Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Old AND New #1

Where i highlight old or new adult or YA books . from contemp to fantasy to dystopia. Some i read and some who sound lovely 

Crewel (Crewel World #1)
by Gennifer Albin

Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.
That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.
Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back

Glitch (Glitch #1)
by Heather Anastasiu

Paperback, 371 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by St. Martin's Press

Synopsis:In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.
When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.
As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.
In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy

Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1)
by Lenore Appelhans

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: January 15th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: In this gripping exploration of a futuristic 
afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning.Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.

Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind

Out of Reach
by Carrie Arcos

Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Simon Pulse

Synopsis:How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.
Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.
With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

 The Nightmare Affair
by Mindee Arnett

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Tor Teen

Synopsis: 6-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.
Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.
And then it comes true.
Now the Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target 


  1. Out of Reach looks good. Adding it to my TBR. Thanks, Ro!

  2. I couldn't get into Glitch but I think it was because I had read too many dystopias before... hope I can get a finaly copy soon to give it a second shot <3<3<3

  3. I love the cover of Crewel and Out of Reach has me curious, great post Roro.

  4. Out of Reach and The Nightmare Affair look awesome! Thanks for spreading the word!

  5. I like how you highlight/feature books Glitch looks interesting but you know sometimes I just don't want to jump in with all the hype about books and stuff lol :))

  6. LOVED Crewel! It was such a great book. Though I can't say I was a huge fan of Glitch, unfortunately.

  7. Out of Reach sounds aweeeesomee! haha! Great post!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  8. I've been wanting to read Crewel for a while. It sounds amazing! Also, I really enjoyed Glitch and Level 2 sounds awesome :) Great picks!

  9. Great list of books, they're all ones I want to read!

  10. Great post :D Dying to read The Nightmare Affair and Level 2. <3

  11. I can't wait for The Nightmare Affair especially!

  12. You highlighted some great books! I love the cover of Crewel and can't wait to read Out of Reach!

  13. I didn't like Glitch as much as I thought I would. :\ I had been looking forward to it for SO LONG but something didn't click right between us. Sigh...

    I hope I like Crewel a lot more, its concept is super unique and I can't wait to see Albin's delivery.

    Out of Reach and The Nightmare Affair both sound interesting too! I haven't heard of them until now but I'm definitely adding them to my TBR list.

    -Allie @ Pages and Pomegranates

  14. I am so, so excited about The Nightmare Affair! It sounds brilliant. Have Crewel on my TBR and can't wait to start it. I liked Level 2, but didn't love it - I am interested to see where the story is going, however.



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