This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Published by: Simon Pulse
In Sloane's world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.
Sloane know better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane's parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they'll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who's been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone--but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He's promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it's getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them. (Summary from Goodreads)
We do live in a world where happiness seems to be key, so perhaps in the future this belief in happiness goes too far...?!?
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave Lodon with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.
In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly the house Ingrid's twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn't a house at all. It's an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.
And Grayson has gone missing.
No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.
Ingrid is sure her twin isn't dead--she can feel it dead in her soul--but she knows he's in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she'll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried. (Summary from Goodreads)
This sounds dark, mysterious and oh SO interesting! I'm SO IN!!
What are you waiting on this week?