Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am once again letting you in on the books I'm excited for that are being released in December! I am really liking this series, and I hope you all are, too!
Switched by Cassie Mae (Kindle)
Ever since high school, Kayla has been crazy for gorgeous football player Talon. But before she could muster the courage to tell him, he became a hot item with her beautiful BFF, Reagan. The only person who knows Kayla’s secret is Wesley, Talon’s best bud—and he’s got it bad for Reagan. Now they’re all in college together, hanging out 24/7. For Kayla, seeing the two lovebirds together is absolutely unbearable. So Kayla and Wesley hatch a plot to drive them apart before Talon has a chance to give Reagan the Christmas gift she’s been waiting for.
Soon enough, the once happy couple is fighting. Reagan suddenly can’t get enough of Wesley’s goofy sense of humor, and Talon seems to be paying more attention to Kayla than a guy who’s “only a friend” ever should. But just when everything seems to be falling into place, Kayla and Wesley accidentally spend a night together and discover a hitch in their plan they never considered: that switching partners may not lead to a perfect ending after all.
Why Am I So Excited?: I just love these kinds of "romance" novels, and all the drama that goes with them. I hate drama in my life, but I love some drama in my books! This is getting great reviews on GoodReads. I'm lucky enough to be in possession of an ARC of this book from NetGalley, and I will probably be reading it soon!
Release Date: December 2nd, 2013
Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding (Paperback and Kindle)
For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie’s the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie’s sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger.
But then she reconnects with Oliver, the sweet and sensitive college guy she had a near hookup with last year. Oliver is intense and attractive, and she’s sure he’s totally out of her league. But as she discovers that maybe intensity isn’t always a good thing, it’s yet another relationship she feels is spiraling out of her control.
It’ll take a new role on the school newspaper and a new job at her mom’s tattoo shop for Kellie to realize that defining herself both outside and within her family is what can finally allow her to feel permanent, just like a tattoo.
Why Am I So Excited? The premise for this book seems like something I will really enjoy. And the reviews seem to indicate the girl is an actual great representative of a teenage girl. It's getting pretty decent reviews on Good Reads, so it could be a fun one to read.
Release Date: December 3rd, 2013
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Hardcover and Kindle)
t's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.
A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
Why Am I So Excited?: The beginning of a new YA fiction trilogy? Sign me up! It's receiving rave reviews on Goodreads from those lucky enough to get an advanced copy, and all the reviews (non-spoilery ones, at least) just make me so excited to get my hands on this!
Release Date: December 10th, 2013
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando (Hardcover or Kindle)
It's time to meet your new roomie.
When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.
As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met.
National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and acclaimed author Tara Altebrando join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and getting that one fateful e-mail that assigns your college roommate.
Why Am I So Excited?: I reviewed this book back in October because I received an ARC from NetGalley. Long story short is that I just really, really enjoyed it, and recommend it.
Release Date: December 24th, 2013
There are so many more books that are coming out in December, but these are some of the ones I saw that I am really excited to read. My favorite place to see what's coming out is the Most Popular page on Good Read- I highly recommend checking it out if you're looking for new books to read!
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