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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Spotlight: Debuts I would like to see in the UK - June


These are some of the debuts coming out in the US this month that I would love to see in the UK; publication date and publisher details refer to the US publications.

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Publisher: Arthur A Levine
Publication Date: 1 June 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Heavenly writing, earthy characters, and humor that is wicked as hell.

Heidi is seventeen. Insecure. Unkissed. Unremarkable, she thinks, in every way but one: She has a guardian angel, Jerome, who whispers in her ear all day long, amusing her, confusing her, but hardly ever saying anything that might help her discover who she's meant to be.

Jerome is also seventeen (for the seventeenth year in a row.) There is only one thing he needs to do to graduate from heaven's soul rehabilitation program for wayward teenagers: Follow the 10 Commandments for the Dead, and in doing so, keep Heidi safe. Instead, he accidentally lets her drown.

Plucked from her body before she ever truly lives, Heidi wants more than anything to say goodbye to her family and best friend. Jerome, afraid he's going to be sent to the lowest level of Hell, wants to sneak her into heaven before he gets caught.

Neither realizes that Heidi has only 24 hours before her soul dissolves forever. And that might not be enough time for them to figure out how they were meant to live.

Do you have to ask WHY??? Book Angel Emma and Angel Books = LOVE
Read Chapter 1 HERE

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Title: Lies Beneath
Series: Lies Beneath
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: 12 June 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

Again some serious cover love here and I will be adding it to the Mermaids in YA for the school library.

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Title: Reunited
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 12 June 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

1 Concert 
2,000 Miles 
3 Ex-Best Friends 

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends. 

Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3.

But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books.

Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only reunion show.

Even though the concert’s 2000 miles away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse. And as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have their own reasons for wanting to get out of town. Good thing Alice’s graduation gift (a pea-green 1976 VW camper van know as the Pea Pod) is just the vehicle to get them there.

But on the long drive cross-country, the girls hit more than a few bumps in the road. Will their friendship get an encore or is the show really over? 

Music and a road trip

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Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: 14 June 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

I need this book in my life.

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Publisher: Sweetwater Books
Publication Date: 12 June 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

Julia is finally discovering what–not who–she is.

Like any sixteen-year-old, Julia's used to dealing with problems. From her overprotective father to her absent mother to a teacher who definitely has it in for her. But everything changes when Julia's reactions become oddly vicious and angry---more animal than human. This action-packed adventure has it all: humor, romance, and a plot that will keep you guessing to the very last page.

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Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: 1 May 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

The day Brigitta accidentally flings herself into the lap of a guy she's never met, her friend Natalie is convinced he's Trent Yves, egotistical heartthrob-in-hiding. When the boy, who calls himself Luke, is nearly eaten by a cougar, Brigitta finds herself saving his life, being swept into his spectacular embrace and wondering if she wants Natalie's fantasy to be true.

As the two spend the summer together raising orphaned cougar cubs, Brigitta still can't be sure of his true identity. But then again, since her grandparents' death, her father's sudden urge to give away all their possessions and become a shaman, and her own awkward transition from girlhood into a young woman, she isn't sure of anything. What is the truth? More importantly, can she accept it?

I cannot believe I missed this one off last months list - so I am sneaking it into this months [ : D ]


  1. My Life Next Door sounds fab! Hope it comes to the UK (but if it does I hope the cover stays as pretty!)

  2. I have to agree with you. Some of those, no, all of those look and sound amazing! Here's hoping they have such a great reception that we get to read them too! :-)

    Thanks for sharing Emma! :)

  3. Thanks, Emma! I'd love to see THE SUMMER OF NO REGRETS in the UK! I would, of course really need a trip to the UK to make sure everything went smoothly! :)

  4. Vivienne_dacosta4 June 2012 at 15:37

    I want all of them now too! And I didn't know about them before you showed them!!

  5. And we would love to see you <3

  6. I have my uses especially with my OCD book lists ;D 

  7. So many good books x


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