Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Are You Buying? (February 28, 2012 Edition)

These are both YA and Adult titles.

Partials (Partials, #1)

Title: Partials
Author: Dan Wells
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: February 28, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0062071041
ISBN-13: 978-0062071040

Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.

Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar Galactica, Partials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival. (Goodreads)

Bzrk

Title: BZRK
Author: Michael Grant
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: February 28, 2012
ISBN-10: 1606843125
ISBN-13: 978-1606843123

Set in the near future, a conspiracy is afoot to create a perfect and perfectly controlled world. The Armstrong Fancy Gift Corporation is a front for the conjoined Armstrong twins, Charles and Benjamin, and the plot to create their own version of utopia.

A shadowy guerilla group known as BZRK form a nascent resistance movement. Both sides develop sophisticated nanotechnology to achieve their goals:

-The Armstrong twins develop the nanobot, a stealth device that latches onto the brains of unsuspecting citizens
-BZRK's DNA-derived biots are deployed to search out and destroy the insidious bots.  If biots are destroyed, the brain cells of their DNA-donor also die.  Hence the name BZRK. (Goodreads)


Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)

Title: Pandemonium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: February 28, 2012 
ISBN-10: 006197806X
ISBN-13: 978-0061978067
I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.
 
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite. (Goodreads)
 
Oppression (Children of the Gods, #1)

Title: Oppression
Author: Jessica Therrien
Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: ZOVA Books
Release Date: February 28, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0984035044
ISBN-13: 978-0984035045

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules. (Goodreads)

A Touch Morbid (A Touch Trilogy, #2)

Title: A Touch Morbid
Author: Leah Clifford
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: February 28, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0062005022
ISBN-13: 978-0062005021

Eden won the battle-she saved her true love from the darkest evil. But the war has only just begun. With secrets swirling around her, powerful allies unraveling, and life-and death-as she knows it eroding, Eden and those she loves tread dangerous ground. Can she trust anyone? Will her unearthly powers be her salvation or her downfall? A sweeping, dark, and sexy paranormal romance that will haunt readers with an inventive mythology and a cinematic New York City filled with shadows and longing. (Goodreads)

Torn

Title: Torn
Author: Amanda Hocking
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition
Release Date: February 28, 2012
ISBN-10: 1250006325
ISBN-13: 978-1250006325

When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself--that she's a changeling switched at birth--she knows her life will never be the same. Now she's about to learn that there's more to the story... She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined--and they'll stop at nothing to lure her to their side.

With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to marry a powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who's strictly off limits...and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she's ever wanted...in both worlds. (Goodreads)

Angels' Flight (Angels' Pawn #0.5, Angels' Judgment #1.5, Angel's Wolf #4.5, Angels' Dance #4.75)

Title: Angel’s Flight
Author: Nalini Singh
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: February 28, 2012 
ISBN-10: 0425246817
ISBN-13: 978-0425246818

In Angel’s Wolf a vampire becomes fascinated with the seductive angel who rules Louisiana. But all is not what it appears to be in her court.

In Angels’ Judgment a hunter must track one of her own gone bad, while surviving the deadly tests placed in her way by the archangels themselves. Unexpected backup comes from a stranger who might just be the most lethal threat of all...

Plus FIRST TIME IN PRINT

In Angels' Pawn a vampire hunter faces off against two rival factions and the angel manipulating them both, and a vampire whose help is not entirely selfless...

And NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED

In Angels’ Dance an angel trapped in the mountain stronghold of the Refuge finds herself under siege by a warrior angel from a martial court. (Goodreads)

Happy Bookday!!!
To all the author that have books out this week.
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8 comments:

  1. Partials Sounds AWESOME!!! Want it! Love the girl's hair on the A Touch Morbid cover. Torn's cover is pretty suh-weet, but it feels like I'm seeing a lot of similar looks. Huge fan of Nalini Singh!!! The others sound good, but those are the ones that grabbed me. Nice list!!

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  2. I was going to pick up Partials today but ended up putting it back next week along with Touch Morbid. But I did get Torn. Have a good week :)

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  3. YEP. I have plans to read Partials and Pandemonium. :D

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  4. These all have such lovely covers. Don't you think? I hope everyone goes out and buys Partials today because I loved it! Oppression is one I hadn't heard of but it sounds really good.

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    1. I do think the covers are awesome this week!

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  5. I just read Torn last night when I couldn't sleep. Read the whole book in one sitting while my house slept. I love that series and recommend it wholeheartedly.
    I read Partials a couple of days ago. There is a TON of stuff happening in that book. And a few twists and turns.

    I do think I want to get Oppression. The cover is so pretty ahd I've heard great things about it.

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    1. Haha, I just grabbed Oppression! Thanks Rebecca for the reminder about it. ;)

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