Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Excitement

Since October is around the corner, I've been on the hunt for awesome new releases coming out in said month.  I'm really looking forward to a less crazy month with more reading; September has been rather craptastic.  These few are the books I've been most looking forward to (that aren't sequels).

Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.
Velveteen (Velveteen, #1)The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.
Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days.
It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.
Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: October 9th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

(grabbed from GoodReads)

Doesn't it sound super?  Purgatory, a murderous madman, revenge... it's got everything a girl could want.  The perfect book to get in the spirit of Halloween.

 Eve and Adam
Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible. 
While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything... until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends 

(also grabbed from GoodReads
The non-spookiest-sounding of my list.  My excitement for Eve and Adam might partly be "cover-love" induced (I have a thing for apple imagery).

 The Shadow Society
Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.
Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.
As if she were his enemy.
When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .
Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 

(As always, grabbed from GoodReads)

Alternate realities are something not found as often in YA lit, so that is what set off my intrigue.  Don't let me down, Marie Rutkoski!

So there's part of my reading list of October.  What's on your reading list?  Tell me in the comments!


  1. A modern book based around the Great Chicago Fire?! I'm really surprised, I never would of thought that could be made successful. But it does sound promising!

    1. Also, Velveteen sounds too good to be true! Hope it holds up

    2. At first when I read the synopsis I was like "Wha-?" *ponder ponder* Maybe I'll read it. And then it just clicked and I was like "I want this. Now."