Soon to be released spotlight – April 2012

Below are five novels, due to be released in April, that sounds really good.  Will you be adding any of them to your ‘to be read’ list?

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Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Book description –

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her: Everything that’s happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben’s sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl’s fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

To be released: 24th April 2012

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Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals #1)

Book description –

When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten up in the school parking lot, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Because Chris Merrick is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
With her life at stake, she doesn’t know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. Hunter, the mysterious new kid with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, might be the one boy Becca can put her faith in.     

But with two boys vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all?
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – the storm is coming…

To be released: 24th April 2012 (Australia/USA)

*Australian cover pictured.

Add it to:  goodreads ~ amazon ~ book depository

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Preloved by Shirley Marr

Book description –

A sassy ghost story with a Chinese twist. Amy is always the support act to the beautiful and glamorous Rebecca. The two friends find a locket during an 80s theme school dress up day. Rebecca does not want anything to do with itas she thinks it is ugly.

Using wisdom borrowedfrom Tolkien, Amy is able to open the locket andwhen she does she releases the ghost inside. Logan, the handsome teenager – obviously meant
to haunt Rebecca, but stuck with Amy.

Through helping Logan, Amy realises that she is a bit of a hungry ghost herself – she has a lot of unresolved sadness about her parents’ separation and what she sees as her father’s abandonment of her.

To be released: 1st April 2012 (Australia)

Add it to:  goodreads ~ book depository

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #1)

Book description –

You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not
be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

To be released: 24th April 2012 (USA)/May 2012 (Australia)

Add it to:  goodreads ~ amazon ~ book depository

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Choker by Elizabeth Woods

Book description –

Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has always been a loner, even more so since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, a few years ago. Cara mostly spends her time avoiding the popular girls who call her ‘choker’ after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria, and watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her.

Then one day Cara comes home and finds Zoe waiting for her. Zoe’s on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With Zoe back, Cara’s life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and before she can blink, Cara is flirting with Ethan and getting invited to parties. And best of all, she has her best friend to confide in again.

But just as quickly as Cara’s life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect ~ including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving very strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she’s at school. You’re supposed to be able to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?

To be released: April 2012 (Australia)

Add it to:  goodreads ~ amazon ~ book depository

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6 thoughts on “Soon to be released spotlight – April 2012

  1. I’m very excited for Unraveling! Hadn’t heard about Preloved but it sounds really interesting, I’ll have to check it out!

    New follower =)

  2. OMG!!! Preloved!! I hadn’t known about that book! Or, if I had I didn’t remember it at all!!!
    The Immortal Rules!!!!!!!!! ~sighs~
    I’m dying to read that one!

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