My Giveaway + Announcements

*My first foray into an Author Interview with Andrew Xia Fukuda is up! (Should I do more?)
*My first manga review for Natsume Yuujinchou V.1 - please let me know what you think

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Releases Spotlight: 04/27/2010

Behold, some exciting new releases!

Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda

A loner in his all-white high school, Chinese-born Xing (pronounced “Shing”) is a wallflower longing for acceptance. His isolation is intensified by his increasingly awkward and undeniable crush on his only friend, the beautiful and brilliant Naomi Lee. Xing’s quiet adolescent existence is rattled when a series of disappearances rock his high school and fear ripples through the blue collar community in which he lives. Amidst the chaos surrounding him, only Xing, alone on the sidelines of life, takes notice of some peculiar sightings around town. He begins to investigate with the hope that if he can help put an end to the disappearances, he will finally win the acceptance for which he has longed. However, as Xing draws closer to unveiling the identity of the abductor, he senses a noose of suspicion tightening around his own neck. While Xing races to solve the mystery and clear his name, Crossing hurtles readers towards a chilling climax.

A most excellent debut novel. Go order it now. I have plans to hold a sort of release party for this novel on this book by hosting a giveaway and whatnot this week, so stay tuned for that, and a review and possibly some other special, related posts for this novel. (Actually the review was supposed to be up today, but due to time constraints from work and whatnot I don't think I'll be able to post it up until tomorrow. =X)

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

In The Demon's Lexicon Nick must find a way to save his brother from the demon's mark that means certain death.

+ Yay TDL is out with the new shiny cover! So much better than the old one... Which of course, means I can happily go around recommending this book without constantly having to say 'I know the cover sucks but you should read it anyways!' While not my favourite book of last year, it was certainly one of the most enjoyable debuts of 2009 I had the pleasure of reading, and I'm looking forward to the sequel. Or anything Sarah Rees Brennan writes, really. 8D

It's Not Summer Without you by Jenny Han

Last year, all of Belly's dreams came true and the thought of missing a summer in Cousins Beach was inconceivable. But like the rise and fall of the ocean tide, things can change-just like that. Suddenly the time she's always looked forward to most is something she dreads. And when Jeremiah calls to say Conrad has disappeared, Belly must decide how she will spend this summer: chasing after the boy she loves, or finally letting go

lol I am an eternal fan of Jenny Han ever since I laid my eyes on Shug, so I had to give this a shoutout even if I'm pretty ambivalent about the direction of the storyline for this trilogy. Wrote up a review for it, if anyone's interested


In other news, damn it's harder to get back into the groove of book blogging than I expected. My review backlog intimidates me, lol. *coughs* Anyone, any new releases today people feel like sharing? 8D


Anonymous said...

Yay Demon's Lexicon! Also, I feel you on the backlog thing. It is like a pile of despair next to my laptop.

MissAttitude said...

I have now discovered the gloy of scheduled posts. I use them for Color Online, but it takes me more time to write reviews for Reading in Color so I'm behind too =/

Haha you totally did this post to celebrate Crossing! jkjk. Actually today I started following the author on Twitter and he had linked to the spotlight we did on my blog, he was excited to see Crossing being mentioned. Cool huh?

I'm excited to read the Demon's Lexicon. Soon. Hopefully very soon. Exams start soon too so maybe not =(

Steph Su said...

Mistwood is also out today! It is awesome and you should definitely read it. :)

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...


I have still yet to figure out the whole scheduled post things. Perhaps I'll try to figure it out when I, er, actually have some posts lined up.

Haha you totally did this post to celebrate Crossing!

You know me too well. ^.~ lol that's so cool about the twitter thing. 8D

@Steph Su,

I heard about Mistwood! I saw your review for it, you made it sound awesome. Perhaps I'll give it a shot. 8D

Jodie said...

Crossing is already flying to me (well once it's released it will start flying), due to your earlier mention. I have a copy of Demons Lexicon around as well (signed by the marvelous Ms Brennan no less). I think I'm alone, but I prefered the first cover and dislike this one (maybe because the guy on the first one looked like Tom Wellings).

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...



Yay Crossing! 8D

Jodie said...

I won it so I did not meet her (this is my sad face) but still cool. I love her blog and her taste in books.