Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Bookie Showcase #2

The Bookie Showcase is a special feature on the blog that comes around at irregular intervals. Inspired by Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine and Books to Pine For by The Story Siren. The Bookie Showcase basically showcases upcoming YA novels you that might not have heard about! Check out Edition #2!

The Lucky One by Anna Godberson 
(Bright Young Things #3)
September 18th 2012

Letty's rising star is threatened by a new rival...

Astrid's relationship with Charlie takes a dark turn...

And Cordelia vows revenge against the Hales - once and for all...

Everyday by David Levithan 
Knopf Books for Young Readers
August 28th 2012

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
August 2012

After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

The Debutantes by Cora Harrison 
Pan Macmillan For Children
August 2nd 2012

It’s 1923 and London is a whirl of jazz, dancing and parties. Violet, Daisy, Poppy and Rose Derrington are desperate to be part of it, but stuck in an enormous crumbling house in the country, with no money and no fashionable dresses, the excitement seems a lifetime away.

Luckily the girls each have a plan for escaping their humdrum country life: Rose wants to be a novelist, Poppy a jazz musician and Daisy a famous film director. Violet, however, has only one ambition: to become the perfect Debutante, so that she can go to London and catch the eye of Prince George, the most eligible bachelor in the country.

But a house as big and old as Beech Grove Manor hides many secrets, and Daisy is about to uncover one so huge it could ruin all their plans—ruin everything—forever.

All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin
Random House for Children
October 9th 2012

With my eyes closed and Alex's core friends all around me, it was like I'd become my big sister, or something just as good. And so who cared if they were calling it Alex's party? One thing I knew: it would be remembered as mine.

Alex has it all—brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot boyfriend. Her little sister Thea wants it all, and she's stepped up her game to get it. Even if it means spinning the truth to win the attention she deserves. Even if it means uncovering a shocking secret her older sister never wanted to share. Even if it means crying wolf.

The Opposite of Hallelujah
Random House for Children
October 9th 2012

Caro Mitchell considers herself an only child—and she likes it that way. After all, her much older sister, Hannah, left home eight years ago, and Caro barely remembers her. So when Caro’s parents drop the bombshell news that Hannah is returning to live with them, Caro feels as if an interloper is crashing her family. To her, Hannah’s a total stranger, someone who haunts their home with her meek and withdrawn presence, and who refuses to talk about her life and why she went away. Caro can’t understand why her parents cut her sister so much slack, and why they’re not pushing for answers.

Unable to understand Hannah, Caro resorts to telling lies about her mysterious reappearance. But when those lies alienate Caro’s new boyfriend and put her on the outs with her friends and her parents, she seeks solace from an unexpected source. And when she unearths a clue about Hannah’s past—one that could save Hannah from the dark secret that possesses her—Caro begins to see her sister in a whole new light.

The Innocents by Lili Peloquin
October 2012

Two sisters fight to belong in a town built on secrets and lies in this romantic new YA series.

Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie.

Friends didn’t.

Boys couldn’t.

Their family falling apart never would.

Until they get to Serenity Point.
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 30th 2012

What if everyone thought you were a freak of nature? What if they were right?

Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. So she isn’t surprised that she doesn’t recognize Conn, the new boy at her high school, even though he seems to know her—or at least know something about her.
What does surprise her is how quickly she comes to trust Conn, and that he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But his interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she was his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy and she is arrested, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not Conn, not herself, and not even the laws of nature. Because this world isn’t the only one. Darcy belongs in an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire never happened, and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Darcy needs some answers.

And she hates that the person most able to help her get them is Conn.

Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield
Random House for Children
September 11th 2012

Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year's Fourth of July festival won't see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing's wrong.
And they're not the only ones hiding something.

Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people's pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year's Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams.
In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Dial Books
September 13th 2012

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly.

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Badass Bookie xx 


  1. This is an amazing list you have here - thanks for sharing these! I especially will have to check out The Innocents. You might also enjoy The Corporate Kid by Neil Shulman and Susan Wrathall. I thoroughly enjoyed this one - the story shows how human trials and tribulations transcend social identity. Here's where to find the authors' website:

    I'm seriously intrigued by The Opposite of Hallelujah, BUT OMG. SO MANY. WANT. And the cover for Debutantes. TOO PRETTY.

    Where do you even FIND all these amazing books? :O

  3. Your list is amazing! :O I've never heard of most of them. Omg, and now I want most of them lol. So cool! I like the sound of shadow society and nerve. And all those pretty covers!

  4. Oh and like Sarah said, The Opposite of Hallelujah... want want want!

  5. Every Day looks beyond awesome! All these books do, actually! And I'm going to have to get Over You simply because I share a name with one of the authors. :P

    Great feature :)

  6. Aweosme pick! I want all of them! Specially, The Shadow Society! =D

  7. My wallet is crying at the moment, because there are SO many amazing books this year.

    I especially want:
    Every day, the opposite of Hallelujah, Hanging by a thread and Nerve.

  8. This is a post made of AWESOME! The Shadow Society sounds fab and intriguing! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful looking reads, I had only heard of one out of the entire bunch! :)