Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bookanista Feature: Upcoming Reads!

Don't go into shock, but I actually have a Bookanista feature!!!!!

I know, I can't believe how long it's been. Between deadlines and travel I just don't have as much reading time as I'd like. BUT, I miss spreading book love. So I thought I'd take a few minutes today to give a quick shout-out to three books I'm SUPER exited about:


17 & Gone, by Nova Ren Suma

Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And… is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

With complexity and richness, Nova Ren Suma serves up a beautiful, visual, fresh interpretation of what it means to be lost.

I have heard NOTHING but amazing things about this book and I am dying to read. THANKFULLY I don't have to wait much longer. It just released into the world on TODAY and my pre-ordered copy is on the way. Hurry up, UPS. *NEEDS*

GOLDEN, by Jessi Kirby

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of GOLDEN at a SCIBA event Jessi and I did together last month, and have been desperate to find time to read ever since (stupid deadlines). But I will be reading SOON. Not only do I LOVE Jessi's other books, but, I mean, how  AWESOME does that description sound? 

REBOOT, by Amy Tintera

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Yet another book I've heard nothing but amazing things about. And that description makes it sound SO COOL. I'm not usually a sci-fi thriller kind of girl, but this sounds right up my alley . I can't believe I have to wait all the way until May 7 to buy my copy. Le siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. 

What about you guys--any upcoming releases you're especially excited about?

Also, for more awesome book recommendations, be sure to check out what my fellow Bookanistas are talking about:

Tracy Banghart revels in ROMEO REDEEMED by Stacey Jay

Corrine Jackson is redeemed by HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover

Jessica Love gets lost in TAKEN by Erin Bowman

Stasia Ward Kehoe connects writers with WriteOnCon


  1. I'm really looking forward to Reboot too. And Abandon by Elana Johnson.

  2. I've missed your book recs! Of course, I understand deadlines are the devil.

  3. I've heard about Reboot before but the other two sound very interesting.

  4. I hear fabulous things about 17 & Gone!! But you just hooked me on REBOOT!!!!

  5. I won an ARC for 17 & Gone from Literary Rambles - it just arrived yesterday - can't wait to read it!

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