Booktopia YA Buzz
November 2013 | Edition 10
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Psst! I'll let you in on a secret? In case you're not aware, November is the month before December, and December is the month when CHRISTMAS happens (true story).


Now if you're anything like me, you'll delay your Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve, only to discover it's too late to buy anything good because all the good things have already been bought - by people who did their Christmas Shopping in November. (Let's not discuss the people who did their Christmas shopping in June. They frighten me).

There is an easy solution to this dilemma, of course. Do your Christmas shopping now! And because everyone knows there's no greater gift than a book, do it here at Booktopia!

November is bursting with new Young Adult titles from popular authors like Richelle Mead, Gayle Forman, Rachel Caine, Jessica Shirvington and many, many more. Seriously. There are too many to list. November has so many great releases, it's really not fair on all the other months of the year.


 
And so, dear readers, I wish you all a very merry November (and happy reading)!


Sarah McDuling
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BOOK OF THE MONTH
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Richelle Mead is very, very popular. When a new Richelle Mead book is announced, pre-orders pile in like an avalanche. And when the book is released, copies virtually fly out of the Booktopia warehouse.

When the last book in the Bloodlines series was released, I was not a fan. I was an ignorant fool, unaware of the glorious gift to the world that is Adrian Ivashkov. (That's him on the cover. Behold his perfection!)

Since then, I have devoured the entire series and now I am desperate for The Fiery Heart because it contains that miraculous wonder of wonders...

Adrian Ivashkov's POV.

That's right, folks. Richelle Mead is finally taking us inside the head of the greatest fictional character to appear in a Young Adult paranormal series since... ever. There is no competition.

The Fiery Heart is the thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series-  due for release on the 19th of November. Mark it in your calender as "Adrian Ivashkov Day" and place your pre-order here. 


For anyone unfamiliar with the Bloodlines series, I'd definitely recommend checking it out.  A spin off series, set in the same world as Richelle Mead's wildly popular Vampire Academy series, these books are packed full of magic,  adventure, intrigue and romance. Don't forget the romance!



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PENRYN AND THE END OF DAYS: BOOK 2
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by Susan Ee

It's nearly here everyone! The long awaited sequel to Angelfall is due to hit shelves on the 26th of November!

This series is crazy addictive. It's also somewhat hard to define. This isn't your average fallen angel paranormal schtick. Nor is it a typical dystopian adventure.  It has elements of fantasy and science fiction thrown together in a refreshingly original mix. Which makes it a genre mash-up - one of my favourite things!

Penryn is back from the (supposed) dead in World After , ready for another epic journey across an apocalyptic wasteland full of killer angels and monstrous, flesh eating half-robotic children. Hooray!! 

(Disclaimer: this book will give you nightmares.)

With the perfect combination of adventure, horror and romance, World After will more than satisfy fans of Angelfall. As a fan of the first book, I can attest World After is everything I hoped for and more.

The perfect read for fans of Cassandra Clare, Lauren Oliver and Carrie Ryan.

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JUST ONE YEAR by Gayle Forman
Click here to orderI adore Gayle Forman and all of her works, so I wasn't surprised when Just One Year kept me up all night. I expected to love it and I did love it - despite the fact that when it ended I threw a massive tantrum.

Just One Year is the sequel to Just One Day. For those who have read the first book in this series and fallen in love with Allyson and WillemJust One Year gives us all an insight into Willem's side of the story.

The ever-talented and amazing Gayle Forman delivers a beautifully written, thought-provoking coming of age story that spans the globe and tugs hard at the heart strings. It's basically perfect.

And yet...

For those expecting to find out what happens after Willem opened that door at the end of Just One Day... sorry but you need to prepare yourself for a hard truth. Just One Year ends at exactly the same point as Just One Day. This means that readers (like yours truly) who have been waiting impatiently to read about the Big Reunion between Allyson and Willem may well end up finishing the book and launching into a full scale tantrum, complete with hair pulling, foot stomping and angry tears.

But it's okay. Everything will be all right. I am now placing all my hopes on a third book. I feel as though Allyson and Willem's story is not yet finished and I am trusting that Gayle Forman will put her readers out of their misery with a third book (fingers crossed!).

Bound to appeal to fans of romance and travel and Shakespeare and all good things under the sun, Just One Year is a lovely companion novel to Just One Day and not to be missed by fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell.


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AT THE MOVIES
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by Suzanne Collins


The Hunger Games is one of those rare examples where the movie adaptation was equally as good as the book. This almost never happens. And judging by the trailer for the Catching Fire movie, I'm pretty sure it's about to happen again!

There's a good reason this trilogy is so popular. Set in a grim dystopian world where children are forced to compete in gladiatorial style death matches for the entertainment of the masses (imagine a reality TV show about a summer camp where all the kids have to kill each other and... just read the books), this trilogy is packed full of tense, life-or-death drama.

There is a love triangle (of course) and a kickass heroine and a rebel uprising to overthrow an evil government regime. In other words, it has everything I love most in YA fiction. Except the love triangle part. I'm really pretty sick of love triangles. But I'm prepared to make an exception for The Hunger Games trilogy. Peeta + Katniss 4eva!


With Catching Fire set to hit the big screens in November, be sure to check out the beautiful Movie Tie-In edition. And if you're as impatient as I am for this cinematic treat, have fun watching the trailer a million times in a row. 

Happy Hunger Games, everyone! And may the odds be ever in your favour!


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THE KENSINGTON REPTILARIUM by N.J. Gemmell
Click here to orderSarah says: When someone tells me that Nikki Gemmell (an author I associate with naughty sex books) has written a Young Adult novel about a bunch of Aussie kids gallivanting through post-war London... I am understandably curious.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from The Kensington Reptilarium. Obviously, I loved the title - how can you not? And the cover art has a vague Wes Anderson vibe that I couldn't help but find appealing. Still, I was nervous. I am always a little bit nervous when authors switch genres.

By the end of chapter one, however, I was fully transported into a delightful tale full of endearing characters - each page virtually glowing with gentle wit and playful charm.

The Kensington Reptilarium is, in a word, lovely. This book would make a perfect Christmas present for any avid reader, whether they're a young adult or not-so-young adult. A must read for anyone who enjoys a an uplifting and wholesome family story with a whole lot of heart.

Blurb: This is the story of how four loud, grubby urchins from the Australian outback find themselves in London for the first peacetime Christmas after years of war. But their new guardian hates children. He prefers the company of the hundreds of snakes in his house - the Kensington Reptilarium.

Fate lends Kick, Scruff, Bert and Pin a helping hand when outraged citizens call for the Reptilarium to be shut down. With the police about to descend, can the Caddy kids warm Uncle Basti's heart - and have their Christmas wishes granted - before it's too late?

A feel-good tale that will have you cheering on these four fearless bush kids as they take on the world.

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PARANORMAL
This month two very popular, long-running paranormal series are coming to an end. Brace yourself fans! It's time for the final chapter in both The Morganville Vampire series and the Violet Eden Chapters.
DAYLIGHTERS by Rachel Caine
Click here to orderThe Final book in the bestselling Morganville Vampires series.

The Morganville series is one the best vampire series out there, in my opinion. The vampires are (mostly) bad guys and the humans are the heroes - just the way it should be.

Blurb: Although Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn't the one they know; it's become a different place - a deadly one . . .

Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they've ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated - vampires from humans - they realise that the changes definitely aren't for the better. It seems that an organisation called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they've never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation - even for the vampires themselves - the truth is far more sinister and deadly.

Now Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end .
 
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EMPOWER by Jessica Shirvington
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Who will Violet choose?

It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and - most painfully - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living with the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London. But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect forces Violet to confront emotions she'd sought to bury.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And to what was taken without her permission.

Violet is returning to New York . . . and she knows exactly who is going to be there. With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart Violet knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.

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DYSTOPIAN & SCIENCE FICTION
There are stacks of amazing Dystopian and Science Fiction titles out this month. So many grim post-apocalyptic worlds to choose from! It's hard to know where to begin - though for my part I'm going to start with Never Fade, the much anticipated follow up to Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds.
NEVER FADE
by Alexandra Bracken
  AFTER EDEN
by Helen Douglas
  RESIST
by Sarah Crossan
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JUMP: TWINMAKER
by Sean Williams
  CHAMPION
by Marie Lu
  THE TRAP
by Andrew Fukuda
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ACTION, ADVENTURE AND MYSTERY
Check out this awesome collection of November releases. There's something for everyone here. From steampunk adventures through to spooky murder mysteries,  this selection of hot new titles is packed full of thrills and spills and spine tingling chills.
THE NATURALS
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  CONFESSIONS: THE PRIVATE SCHOOL MURDERS
by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  SKY ON FIRE
by Emmy Laybourne
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UNSOULED
by Neal Shusterman
  CURTSIES & CONSPIRACIES
by Gail Carriger
  THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMBER CROW
by Amberlin Kwaymullina
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ILLUSTRATED NOVEL OF THE MONTH
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by Sally Gardner & David Roberts


Sarah says: This fairytale re-telling is really something special. With gorgeous illustrations by David Roberts, Tinder strikes that perfect balance between whimsy and horror that has seen fairytales withstand the test of time. Haunting, magical and beautifully imagined, Tinder is not to be missed.

Blurb: A young soldier, a captive princess, witches, wolves and Death walk hand in hand in Sally Gardner's exquisitely written new novel inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Tinderbox, illustrated by David Roberts. 

Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires?

Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.


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CONTEMPORARY
Don't miss out on these two contemporary young adult gems. Suite Scarlett is the latest offering from popular author Maureen Johnson, while Meg Haston is back with a sequel to How to Rock Braces and Glasses.
HOW TO ROCK BREAK-UPS AND MAKE-UPS
by Meg Haston

SUITE SCARLETT
by Maureen Johnson
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After a humiliating tumble down the social ladder, Kacey Simon is back on top, where she belongs.

She's lost her lisp, traded in her Coke-bottle glasses for contacts, and learned that brutal honesty isn't always the best policy. Best of all, she's made up with Zander and her BFFs and reclaimed her spot as Gravity's lead singer.

Her life is pitch-perfect--until Zander's ex-girlfriend, Stevie, arrives in town.Marquette Middle hasn't seen a girl with such killer style and impressive vocals since... well, Kacey herself. Boys want to date Stevie, girls want to be her, and Kacey wants to boot her butt out of Chicago ASAP.

But when Kacey reverts to her mean-girl ways to take Stevie down, will she lose the band--and Zander--for good It's not easy for a star to share the spotlight, but the show must go on in Meg Haston's stylish and clever sequel to How to Rock Braces and Glasses.

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If living in a famous art deco hotel minutes away from Central Park sounds like your idea of a pretty sweet deal - you should talk to Scarlett Martin.

Having a hotel for a home really isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when you've got no guests, no money and no prospects for any fun thanks to your parents putting you to work all summer.

Luckily for Scarlett, the Hopewell is about to be shaken to its foundations with the arrival of Mrs Amberson, a glamorous travelling socialite who's planning on putting down some roots for a while - and hiring Scarlett as her assistant.

With a new job, new friends, and (maybe) a new boyfriend on the horizon, Scarlett's summer is beginning to look a lot more interesting...



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NEW ADULT
New Adult fiction is aimed at young people aged over 18. Just so we're clear, if you are not yet old enough drive or vote, then you are too young and innocent for this section!  Be gone!
CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry
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The girl with straight A's, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.



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PLAYING DIRTY
by Jennifer Echols
  THE FOREVER OF ELLA AND MICHA
by Jessica Sorenson
  FRIGID
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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World After

Just One Year

At the Movies

The Kensington Reptilarium

Paranormal

Dystopian & Science Fiction

Action, Adventure & Mystery

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Contemporary

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