February 26 New Releases

28 Feb

13401993Title: Dualed
Author: Elsie Chapman
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genre: Science Fiction
Blurb: The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life. Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
Excitement factor: Yes, please!

15745753Title: Eleanor and Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Realistic
Blurb: Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.
Excitement factor: Sure, why not.

14760527Title: Pulse
Author: Patrick Carman
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Science fiction/fantasy
Blurb: With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.
In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters who are so powerful they can flatten their enemies by uprooting streetlights, throwing boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with her unusual talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both.
Excitement factor: Sure, why not.

 

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2 Responses to “February 26 New Releases”

  1. bookzandbitz March 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Reblogged this on George's Books and Bits! and commented:
    looking forward to this one!

  2. Alison Doherty April 1, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Oooh this is a good list. I just finished Eleanor and Park and it was pretty fantastic.

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