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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Read An Excerpt of Partials by Dan Wells

If you guys haven't already, go pick up this book! It is fabulous. I'll have my review up shortly so you can read my thoughts on it, but in the mean time, please click on the link above or go HERE to read an excerpt from Partials.

By: Dan Wells
Released: 2/28/12

Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.

Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar Galactica, Partials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival -quoted from Goodreads

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March 2012 YA Releases

Happy almost Spring! Here is the list of upcoming YA releases for March:

March 1st
March 13th
March 15th
March 27th
*Most links go to Amazon and a few go to Goodreads. While MM's does have an affiliate page on Amazon none of these links go to that page.

If I missed any YA releases for March, please leave a comment with the title, author and the release date in the comments.

Waiting on Wednesday: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

*may not be final cover*

Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: July 3rd, 2012
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

15 year old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland, and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, big-hearted but hard to reach, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything - her family, her future - to be with the haunted, hunted, courageous boy who loves her. When - as a punishment for her rebellious ways - she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart. -quoted from Goodreads

I have been on a classical fairy tale retelling kick lately and I love that this year's releases include some of my favorite fairytale stories. As much as I love the story of Robin Hood, I also LOVE the story of Peter Pan, and I'm beyond exciting to dive into the story of Tiger Lily. I've not yet read any other story about her, and she's a character I've secretly wished would have gotten explored a little more. I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of this at ALA, and I've tried to be patient about waiting until a couple months before it's release to read it, but I'm not sure I can wait much longer.

What book are you waiting to be released?