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by Elizabeth Ross
Coming 01/08/13
ISBN-13: 978-0385741460
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 272 pages.
When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service?the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive. — Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the perfect adornment of plainness.

But Isabelle has no idea her new "friend" is the hired help, and Maude's very existence among the aristocracy hinges on her keeping the truth a secret. Yet the more she learns about Isabelle, the more her loyalty is tested. And the longer her deception continues, the more she has to lose.

Inspired by a short story written by Emile Zola, Belle Epoque is about that beautiful time in Paris, when the Moulin Rouge was at its peak of decadence, the city's men and women were the most beautiful, and morality was at its most depraved.

by Elizabeth Laban
Coming 01/08/13
ISBN-13: 978-0375870408
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 320 pages.
"Elizabeth LaBan's BLIND LOVE, taking place in an exclusive private academy, where dramatic events are put into motion when an English teacher assigns his annual "Tragedy Paper," --from Publishers Marketplace.

Coming 01/08/13
ISBN-13: 978-0307979124
Ember, 144 pages. Paperback Reissue.
The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.

The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action, " sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late. 

Iron Codex, Book Three
by Caitlin Kittredge
Coming 02/12/13
ISBN-13: 978-0385738330
Delacorte BYR, 304 pages.
"Caitlin Kittredge's YA fantasy trilogy THE IRON CODEX, beginning with THE IRON THORN, a series set in a Lovecraftian industrial city in an alternate 1950s that centers on a mechanically gifted young girl approaching her 16th birthday, the age at which everyone in her family goes insane, leaving it up to her to unravel the mystery of their madness -- and save the world..." --from Publishers Weekly.a

Warped, Book Two
by Maurissa Guibord
Coming 02/12/13
ISBN-13: 978-0385741873
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 256 pages.
"Author of the forthcoming WARPED Maurissa Guibord's REVEL, about a girl who becomes a pawn in a dangerous and paranormal love triangle..." --from Publishers Marketplace.

Sequel to Those That Wake
by Jesse Karp
Coming 02/26/13
ISBN-13: 978-0547555003
Harcourt Children's Books, 432 pages.
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Two years ago, teenagers Mal and Laura destroyed a corporate empire intent on controlling human thinking through technology. For a while, life was good. But now a new force has arisen: the Old Man. He’s hungry for power and he knows who holds the key to getting it: Mal. Mal needs his beloved Laura’s help to defeat the Old Man, but is he willing to risk her life in another battle to save humanity? What We Become combines mind-bending thrills with the hot immediacy of corporate greed. It will leave readers wondering who is really in control…


SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Belle Epoque looks really good, especially if it's based on a classic short story! I get tired of romance-driven historical fiction, but this one looks refreshingly different and interesting.

I can't wait for The Mirrored Shard! I was so disappointed by the second book in the series; I'm hoping it was just a set-up for a third book that will be as awesome as the first.

The Ravenous Reader said...

These are all great novels to look forward to, especially THE WAVE. I saw that movie when I was in school many many years ago. It will be interesting to see how this novel compares

perla said...

Susie- I have issues with Caitlin Kittredge as a writer, but I find myself having hope in her YA series whereas I cannot stomach her adult series. I hate to be critical of other peoples work, I sometimes I have to be honest.

Ravenous Reader- I didn't know anything about it until I googled it after reading the synopsis of the book.