Booktopia YA Buzz
February 2014 | Edition 12
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February is here!

Sadly this means the holiday season is well and truly over, kids are going back to school, peak hour traffic is about to get ugly and there is a general feeling of "Where did my holiday go?" hanging heavy in the air.
 
 
But don't fret! There's an easy fix for your post-holiday-blues. Simply pick up a book! Luckily, February brings us a dazzling array of exciting new titles in Young Adult Fiction.  
  
What I just read: The Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron. (Because it's about the son of Frankenstein's monster! And if that idea does not intrigue you then I can only say... what's wrong with you? Really, I'm concerned for the health of your imagination. Read this book.)
 
What I'm reading now:  The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. (Because read this blurb and try not to be enchanted. I dare you.) 

What I plan to read next: Defy by Sara B. Larson. (Because it is a fantasy adventure with romance and sword-fighting. I'm basically guaranteed to love it.)

Happy reading!

Sarah McDuling
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BOOK OF THE MONTH
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by Ransom Riggs


Hollow City is the highly anticipated sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children  - a haunting, quirky and charmingly off-kilter tale about children with supernatural abilities such as levitation and invisibility.

Part eerie ghost story, part Harry Potter-style magical adventure, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is a dark fantasy full of weird and wonderful characters - soon to be brought to the big screen  by the twisted genius of Tim Burton (the movie adaptation is due for release next year!)

Included within the book is a collection of fascinating vintage photographs that have been seamlessly woven into the fabric of story.

I absolutely adored Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of the sequel.

Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and J.K. Rowling.

Blurb:
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011-an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.



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FEBRUARY PICKS
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by Julianna Baggot


This dystopian series just keeps getting better with each installment. Following after Pure and Fuse, Burn continues the story of Partridge and Pressia...

Blurb: Is the world doomed to an eternity of war and hardship?

Inside the Dome, Partridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His struggle has led him here: he is intent upon bringing down the Dome from the inside, with the help of a secret resistance force.

But things are not simple from his new position of power and he finds himself tempted by his father's words: perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome - and Partridge - to rule it...

As Partridge's resolve weakens, Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them from the time before the Detonations.

It is their hope that they will be able to heal the Wretches - to free them from their monstrous fusings and the Dome's oppression once and for all.

But everything they struggle for depends on Partridge.

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by Crystal Chan


Bird is an astonishing debut from an exciting new talent. A very poignant and highly atmospheric read about friendship, love and loss, with a hint of mystery.

Not to be missed for fans of Margo Lanagan and Meg Rosoff.

Blurb: Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away.

Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family's past; they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit-a duppy-into their home. Grandpa hasn't spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets.

Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.
 
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by Marissa Meye
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Cress is a creative re-telling of Rapunzel and marks the third book in The Lunar Chronicles - a series of futuristic fairytales by Marissa Meyer, following on from best selling titles Cinder and Scarlet.

This is  series is loads of fun and highly addictive, especially for someone like myself who suffers from a life-long fairytale addiction.

Blurb: Incarcerated in a satellite, an expert hacker and out to save the world - Cress isn't your usual damsel in distress. Cress grew-up as a prisoner. With only netscreens for company she's forced to do the bidding of the evil Queen Levana.

Now that means tracking down Cinder and her handsome accomplice Emperor Kai. But little does Levana know that those she seeks, and the man she loves, are plotting her downfall...
 
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AT THE MOVIES
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by Richelle Mead

The Vampire Academy movie will soon be with us, set to hit screens on Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

If you haven't already seen the latest trailer, be sure to click the link below and brace yourself for the white-hot scorching heat that is Danila Kozlovsky in the role of Dimitri. And it looks like Zoey Deutch has been brilliantly cast as Rose.  Rose and Dimitri. Woohoo!

(Please be advised, Romitri shippers may experience dizzy spells and heart palpitations whilst watching this trailer. Proceed with care.)


Richelle Mead addicts are fortunate in that they are never forced to wait very long for their next fix. The Fiery Heart was published a few months ago and the next book in the Bloodlines series is due out in July this year. And now, as well as the Bloodlines series, we have the possibility of an ongoing Vampire Academy movie franchise!

Meanwhile, for any Richelle Mead fans looking to expand there collection, take a look at the new Vampire Academy boxed set. All six books packaged together, including the new Movie Tie-In edition!

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FANTASY
Click here to visit Diana Wynne Jones author pageThis is an amazing month in Young Adult Fantasy! Not only do we have an absolutely breathtaking debut from a fresh new voice with Susann Cokal's The Kingdom of Little Wounds, as well as a new fairytale re-telling from popular author Jessica Day George, we also have a really special treat ... (pause for effect) ...

A new Diana Wynne Jones novel!

One of the most beloved Young Adult authors of all time, Diana Wynne Jones passed away in 2011. The Islands of Chaldea is her final book, completed after her death by her sister, Ursula Jones.
THE ISLANDS OF CHALDEA
by Diana Wynne Jones
  THE KINGDOM OF LITTLE WOUNDS
by Susann Cokal
  PRINCESS OF THE SILVER WOODS
by Jessica Day George
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SHAKESPEARE RETOLD
Whenever I hear about a book based on one of Shakespeare's plays, I tend to get pretty excited. So you can imagine when I heard that Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires, has written a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet through the eyes of Benvolio, my excitement skyrocketed to epic heights.

And as if that weren't enough to satisfy fans of The Bard, we have not one, but TWO Shakespearean inspired titles coming out this month. Forsooth!

Love-Struck, is a high school retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The author, Rachael Wing, was only sixteen when she wrote her first book, Star-Crossed, and was discovered on a writer's website!

PRINCE OF SHADOWS
by Rachel Caine

LOVE-STRUCK
by Rachel Wing
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In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and - if they survive - marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely.

Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona - and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona.

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Glam new girl Emily is causing waves at school, but Holly's not impressed. She can't understand what all the boys see in her - especially when it comes to Jonah, Holly's secret crush, and Wes, her best friend.

But when Holly, Wes, Jonah and Emily get tickets to the hottest music festival of the summer, the scene is set for all kinds of romantic muddle, mayhem, and a touch of magic...

Look out for Rachael's other Shakespeare retelling: Star-Crossed.



  
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DYSTOPIAN
There are loads of awesome Dystopian releases this month, however, I'm especially excited about Into The Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi - book 3 in the Under the Never Sky series.

Another stand out title this month is The Lair by Emily McKay, sequel to The Farm - a deliciously creepy dystopian adventure that will appeal to fans of Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands of Teeth.
LAIR
by Emily McKay
  INTO THE STILL BLUE
by Veronica Rossi
  BOMB MAKER
by Claire McFall
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COMING OF AGE
Be sure to check our these three compelling reads. There's nothing like a good 'Coming of Age' novel and this selection has something for everyone.

Special shout out goes to Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine, author of the award-wining Mockingbird.
BROKEN STRINGS
by Maria Farrer
  SEEING RED
by Kathryn Erskine
  WINTER DAMAGE
by Natasha Carthew
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PARANORMAL
Don't miss these hot new releases in Young Adult Paranormal fiction!

Two popular series are continuing this month with the fourth book in Brigid Kremmer's Elementals series and D.J. McClune's sequel to last year's top selling Death & Co.
SECRET
by Brigid Kemmerer
  THE MORTAL KNIFE
by D. J. McCune
  TANDEM
by Anna Jarzab
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THRILLERS
In the mood for some suspenseful 'edge of your seat' reading? These three new titles might be just what you're looking for to satisfying your inner thrill-seeker.
DEAD SILENT
by Sharon Jones
  MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER
by Katie Alender
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by Robin Benway
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NEW ADULT
WARNING: New Adult fiction is targeted at post High School teens and early twenty-somethings. If you are not old enough to vote, read no further!
NEW ADULT BOOK OF THE MONTH
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by Abbi Glines


Abbi Glines (AKA Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of New Adult Fiction) returns this month with the first book in a new trilogy - one that promises to deliver a healthy dose of Queen Abbi's trademark steamy romance.

Blurb: When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her.

Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough... until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room.

Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing.

Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister - even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan.

 Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances with her before he even met her?


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MAYBE SOMEDAY
by Colleen Hoover
  TWICE UPON A TIME by Kate Forster
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by Kelly Lawrence
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