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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Spotlight: US Debuts I would like in the UK - February 2012


These are some of the books I would love to see published in the UK; publisher and publication details refer to the USA publications. 

Title: Harbinger
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Girl, Interrupted meets Beautiful Creatures in this fast-paced thriller

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn’t expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she’s going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she’s come home. She’s even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.

Faye knows she’s the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can’t trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her—and the rest of the world too.

Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.

For one thing I have some serious cover love for this one. Despite the comparison to Beautiful Creatures I still love the sound of this one.

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: 14 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Jocelyn's twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he's dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from "Jason December"-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn's childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.
But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house's powers weren't just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in? The answer is revealed in a shocking twist that turns this story on its head and will send readers straight back to page 1 to read the book in a whole new light.

This just sounds so DIFFERENT. I am intrigued. 

Title: Incarnate
Series: NewSoul #1
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: 31 Jan 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

I have been lucky enough to read this book. I would love to see it published in the UK. 


  1. I completely agree with you Emma I want these books over here too :)

    I also would add Shattered Soul to that list and Beauty Queens :)

    1. I have already done a post for Shattered Souls and will look into Beauty Queens thank you for pointing me in that direction :D

  2. Thanks for that Emma! More books I can't get hold of. LOL

  3. The Vanishing Game sounds creepy... in a good way. :)

  4. I'm really hoping that Incarnate makes it over here, too. It looks so awesome!

  5. All of these sound amazing! I wasn't that interested in Harbinger until I saw that trailer and now I really want it!!

  6. Oh I love this post! I am often disappointed that some books aren't released on the UK yet when I am dying to read them!


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