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Paper Trails: January 2012 New Releases

January 2012 New Releases

So its that time of the month again its new releases time! This month is a wopper of a month for new books and there are some really good ones. Of course i couldn’t put them all up but if you have ones to add as always we would be delighted to hear from you.

Irises by Francisco X. Stork Published January 1, 2012


When their father dies, two sisters must support themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state. With their sudden freedom, both girls also struggle with dark new temptations.

What Boys Really Want by Pete Hautman Published January 1, 2012

Lita is the writer. Adam is the entrepreneur. They are JUST FRIENDS. And they might never agree, but in this hilarious story, they manage to give the world a little more insight into what boys and girls are really looking for.

The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker Published January 2, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Ricki Jo always wanted to be popular. Now, she’s on top of the world, even though her best friend Luke says he misses “plain old Ricki Jo.” It takes a serious incident on Luke’s farm for Ricki Jo to realize that being a true friend is more important than being popular.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Published January 2, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Hadley is stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding to a woman that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.

Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucas Klauss Published January 3, 2012

Phillip’s sophomore year is off to a rough start. One of his best friends ditches him for a group of douchebags. His track coach singles him out for personalized, torturous training sessions. And his dad decides to clean out all of the emergency supplies from the basement, even though the world could end in disaster at any moment…and even though those supplies are all Phillip has left of his dead mom. Not that he wants to talk about that. But then Phillip meets Rebekah. Not only is she unconventionally hot and smart, but she has seriously great boobs. And she might like him back. As Phillip gets closer to Rebekah, he tries harder and harder to turn himself into the kind of person he thinks she wants him to be. But the question is, can he become that person? And does he really want to?

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler Published January 3, 2012

Ever since a betrayal destroyed her dreams, Hadley stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner. When things start looking up and she gets a second chance — and a cute, sweet guy walks into her life — she must decide what she really wants.

Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker Published January 3, 2012

Anthony Jones has never been outside his rough East Cleveland neighborhood when he’s given a scholarship to an elite prep school inMaine. As he tries to adapt to a world that will never fully accept him, he realizes that home is becoming a place where he no longer belongs.

Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel by Andrea Cremer Published January 3, 2012

Calla has always welcomed war. But in the concluding installment of the Nightshade trilogy, the final battle is upon her — and there’s much more at stake than fighting. She must protect the ones she loves, not to mention make it out alive herself.

Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer Published January 3, 2012

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Pretty Little Secrets: A Pretty Little Liars Collection by Sara Shepard Published January 3, 2012

Rewind to junior year in Rosewood,Pennsylvania, to a winter break no one has ever heard about. Now that Alison’s murderer is in jail and A is dead, Hanna, Emily, Aria and Spencer can finally relax. Little do they know there’s a new A in town.

The Darlings in Love by Melissa Kantor Published January 3, 2012

The Darlings have just begun their second semester of ninth grade, and love is in the air. In the face of both joy and heartbreak, they know that they’ll always have each other. Boys come and go, but the Darlings are still forever.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Published January 3, 2012

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city ofReverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland are slim. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then she meets an Outsider. He’s a savage — and her only hope of staying alive.

Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler January 5th, 2012

Just because Piper’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day does not mean she’s a romantic. In fact, after watching her father and then her stepfather leave, she’s pretty sure she doesn’t believe in love at all. Then her friends concoct a plan to find them all Valentine’s dates, and somehow Piper finds herself with the most popular guy in school. But true love never follows a plan, and a string of heartfelt gifts from a secret admirer has Piper wondering if she might be with the wrong guy.

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey Published January 5, 2012

Tess, daughter of a blacksmith, has visions of the future, but she still doesn’t expect to be accused of witchcraft, forced to flee with her two best friends, or offered shelter by the handsome and enigmatic Garth Huntsman, a warden for Dragonswood.

A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel by Beth Revis Published January 10, 2012

It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. There may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of Godspeed, the spaceship where they’re trapped. But when he discovers a shocking secret, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Published January 10, 2012

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel is still terminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Fracture by Megan Miranda Published January 17, 2012

Delaney Maxwell was pulled from an icy lake after 11 minutes underwater, yet she miraculously survived. But now, pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Hallowed: An Unearthly Novel by Cynthia Hand Published January 17, 2012

In this sequel to UNEARTHLY, Clara Gardner is torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play. And she is shocked to learn that someone she loves will die in a matter of months.

In Darkness by Nick Lake Published January 17, 2012

“Shorty” is a Haitian boy trapped among ruins when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by bodies and desperately weak, death seems imminent. But then he becomes aware of another presence — one reaching out to him across 200 years of history.

Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani Published January 17, 2012

Shalini has just arrived inL.A.fromIndia. Everything about her is different — especially the fact that she has been engaged since she was three, to a boy back inIndia. But when she meets Toby, she begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself.

Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey – Published January 17, 2012

For 17 years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was only meant to rule for seven years. But he won’t comply, and now chaos threatens both worlds.

Tempest by Julie Cross January 17th, 2012

The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun. That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic January 17th, 2012

Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.
Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go. But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.

The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer Published January 17, 2012

Gaby Rodriguez was repeatedly told she would end up a teen mom like her mother. As a high school project, she faked her own pregnancy to find out how her community would react. What she learned changed her life, and made international headlines in the process.

Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard Published January 19, 2012

Ryan is 16, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life, and asking questions about Ryan’s depression that no one else has ever been brave enough — or cared enough — to ask.

Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith Published January 24, 2012

When “slipped” angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive at a mysteriousNew Englandboarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton Published January 24, 2012

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she returned — to her old life, her family, her boyfriend — and she has six months before she’s banished back to the underworld this time forever.

Fallen in Love: A Fallen Novel in Stories by Lauren Kate Published January 24, 2012

FALLEN IN LOVE includes four original new stories collected in a new novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. It gives fans the never-revealed stories of Fallen characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel.

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald Published January 24, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Sadie has been in love with her best friend, Garrett, for two painful years. When he leaves for the summer and falls for another girl, Sadie decides she needs a total Garrett detox, and embarks on a summer of personal reinvention.

Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block Published January 24, 2012

Weetzie is Louises dads nickname for her, but it wont stay put. Neither will her dad. a city full of strange angels, and Louise embarks on a journey to sift through the smog of her heartbreak, to grow her own wings, to become Weetzie.

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe Published January 24, 2012

When 16-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again. But then a strange virus sweeps through her island community, and the government quarantines the island: no one can leave, and no one can come back.

There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff Published January 24, 2012

In the beginning, Bob created the heavens and the earth. But mostly he prefers eating junk food and leaving his dirty clothes in a heap at the side of his bed. And every time he falls in love, Earth erupts in natural disasters.

The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley Published January 31, 2012

After Michael’s parents die, he is invited to stay with his guardian in a desolate country house. He begins to suspect something is not quite right on the day he arrives when he spots a mysterious woman out in the frozen mists. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself.

Defending Jacob by William Landay Published January 31, 2012

Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is happy with his wife and 14-year-old son, Jacob. But when a crime shatters theirNew Englandtown, Andy is shocked to learn that Jacob is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark Published January 31, 2012

Root for Jay Baker as he exchanges ego-blows with his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girl(s), loses his marbles in a Bermudian love triangle, watches his parents’ relationship implode, and, finally, learns to keep it real and be himself(ish).


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