These books are being released on January 1, 2013. For other new releases, please see the links at the bottom of the article. Stay tuned for more January releases. Alternatively, more January releases can be found on the goodreads.com list.
“Altered” by Jennifer Rush (Altered #1)
Hardcover, 336 pages, Little, Brown & Co.
Anna’s father works for the Branch, and he helped create four genetically altered boys; Nick, Cas, Trev and Sam. Sam has stolen Anna’s heart, and when they make a move to escape the Branch, Anna’s father encourages her to run away with Sam. Even though the boys don’t have any past memories, Anna listens to her father and takes her chances with them. Soon, Sam and Anna discover they are connected in ways she never imagined.
“The Dead and Buried” by Kim Harrington
Hardcover, 304 pages, Scholastic Point
Jade got a fresh start in her new house and her new high school. She didn’t mind the move – until she realizes that there’s secrets trapped inside her new home. Jade’s house is haunted by the old queen bee of Jade’s high school. The ghost doesn’t want revenge; she wants to understand what happened to her. Jade has to put the pieces together before her own life becomes at risk. There’s more than one person in this town with dark secrets; but is one of them a murderer?
“The Essence” by Kimberly Derting (The Pledge #2)
Hardcover, 352 pages, Margaret K. McElderry
Charlie knows that the tyrant Sabara isn’t completely gone. A part of her essence fused to Charlie’s psyche. But as the new queen, Charlie is busy trying to rule the kingdom while suppressing the rebels who want the old, discriminatory caste system back. She feels torn in two; still trying to be the same girl that Max loves. During the annual summit, Charlie is faced with the ultimate betrayal – and the only person who can help her is Sabara’s evil soul within her.
“Falling for You” by Lisa Schroeder
Hardcover, 355 pages, Simon Pulse
Rae’s never wanted a man like her father. With a history of abuse in her family, she tries to steer clear of those guys. Nathan sweeps her off of her feet. But as they get closer, Nathan becomes more possessive of Rae. Unwilling to commit her time, and unsure of how to end things, Rae turns to her friend, Leo, for support. Nathan gets jealous. A tragedy lands Rae in the ICU, and now she needs to fight for the love she deserves.
“Splintered” by A.G. Howard
Hardcover, 384 pages, Amulet Books
Alyssa Gardner was the daughter of a real life “Alice in Wonderland.” Her mother was sent to a mental institution for hearing whispers from bugs and flowers. When Alyssa starts to hear the whispers, Alyssa sets off to find the origin of her family curse. Alyssa and her best friend, Jeb, end up tumbling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland – somewhere more twisted than they ever imagined. Now, she has to try to fix everything her great-great-great grandmother, Alice, ruined in Wonderland.
“Teeth” by Hannah Moskowitz
Hardcover, 288 pages, Simon Pulse
Rudy’s family made the move to attempt to save his sick younger brother’s life, and he now lives on a remote island. There, he meets Teeth; half fish, half boy. Their friendship is slow to develop and they grow dependent on each other, both wrought with loneliness. But as their friendship deepens, Rudy finds out he has to choose between his own happiness and his brother’s life.
“Victoria Rebels” by Carolyn Meyer
Hardcover, 192 pages, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Queen Victoria left a legacy. She was one of the longest reigning female monarchs in history and ruled during the British Empire’s great expansion. Queen Victoria kept personal journals. This historical novel shares authentic insight, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.
These are only brief summaries of the stories. For more information and reviews, please check out the individual titles on goodreads.com. You can purchase any of the January 2013 releases from amazon.com.