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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tantalizing Future YA Releases!

Tantalizing Future YA Releases is a weekly feature where I showcase upcoming YA covers. In addition, 'The Blast from the Past' section focuses on previously released books that still deserve a voice after a few years of silence. If you are inspired by this part of the meme, giving credit will be greatly appreciated.

All titles are linked to GoodReads for summary details. Also, please note that covers may not be final. If changes occur I will replace the covers with the new versions.

  • Touch (A Denazen Novel, #1) by Jus Accardo (Entangled Publishing, LLC, 11/1/11)
  • Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman (Harlequin Teen, 11/15/11)
  • Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick, 2/14/12)
  • Partials by Dan Wells (HarperCollins, 2/28/12)

  • Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand (Viking Juvenile, 4/12/12)
  • Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 5/1/12)

  • Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 6/12/12)
  • Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 6/12/12)
  • Just Flirt by Laura Bowers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 6/19/12)
  • Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt Children's Booksm 7/10/12)

Summary: When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she’s been thrown into, she can’t escape it. Whispers when she’s alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda’s group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help . . . unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace.


Zoraida Cordova said...

Nice! I haven't even heard of a lot of these!


Mandy said...

Ooh, just added a crapload of these onto my Goodreads. Thanks! =D

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