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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Recently Read: Upcoming Titles to Add to Your TBR Pile (6)

If you follow me on Goodreads and Twitter, you might have noticed that I'm one of those lucky readers who sometimes receives review copies of upcoming novels early. I won't lie, there are many really great things about advanced reader copies, but there are also negatives... namely being unable to finish a book and go out and encourage others to read it immediately. So I've decided that the next best thing is to feature these titles here at The Hiding Spot, no matter how early I've read them. Then you can add these books to your ever expanding to-be-read pile.

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Available February 3, 2015 from Feiwel & Friends

As the last descendent of the Van Helsing line, Micheline has a lot to live up to. She’s a tetrachromat, able to see the auras of the undead on the prismatic spectrum, and known for her skill in capturing the undead on her analog SLR camera. She and her crew – Oliver, Jude, and Ryder – are the best, but when an exorcism goes awry, the four friends are infected with a deadly soulchain curse. Disobeying direct orders, the team sets out to track down the powerful entity that infected them. Labeled renegade agents and dodging their own families, the team must face the most dangerous foe they’ve ever encountered or they won’t survive the week. Shutter offers readers a strong heroine, nonstop action, a dash of romance, and plenty of bumps in the night.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Available March 1, 2015 from HarperTeen
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Tori Spring has a bad attitude. She knows it and she doesn’t especially care. She’s surrounded by people she doesn’t like and would much rather spend her time solo, blogging or sleeping. Enter Michael Holden, a cheerful transfer student who is annoyingly determined to be Tori’s friend, despite the fact that she is clearly uninterested. Things get marginally more interesting when a group of hackers calling themselves Solitaire begin executing elaborate pranks that shake things up at school. But, as the pranks begin curiously connection to Tori and taking on a dangerous edge, she finds herself reevaluating some things about herself and her relationships with others, especially Michael. This debut from Alice Oseman may have an unbelievable premise, but the characters and feelings are devastatingly real. Many readers will see themselves in Tori and cheer for her happy ending.

Ms. Rapscott's Girls by Elise Primavera

Available March 10, 2015 from Penguin
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Welcome to Ms. Rapscott’s School for the Daughters of Busy Parents, a place where you will learn everything your parents are too busy to teach you. Students arrive in convenient self-addressed boxes, the weather is always horrible (just as Ms. Rapscott likes it!), Lewis and Clark, her steadfast corgis, are always there to lend a hand, and Ms. Rapscott herself is full of valuable advice and wisdom. The girls will be taught important lessons, including getting lost on purpose and how to find their way. Readers will surely fall madly in love with Ms. Rapscott and her curious school… and perhaps crave a slice of birthday cake for breakfast.

Are there any titles you're especially looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I'll definitely be reading Shutter!

  2. Thank-you for sharing those three books. I think that Solitaire by Alice Oseman looks like a really good read.

  3. Looking forward to Solitaire - I've heard some good things about it on Tumblr!

  4. Ah - that cover of Shutter totally creeps me out. I'm uncertain about Solitaire -- look forward to hearing your thoughts!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  5. Woah. Thanks to that first cover, I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight....

    I am really looking forward to Solitaire. I love books that are (sort of) set on the Internet. If you do too I recommend that you check this one out:

  6. Hi, Cecilie!

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll recommend another right back to you: LIFE BY COMMITTEE by Corey Ann Haydu. ;)

    And, to be honest, I'm not 100% sure how to get the text box thingys. Mine show up when I highlight the text, then select the quote/quotation button in the post toolbox. But I'm not sure if someone set it to do that for me or not... Hope that helps!

  7. Shutter is totally creepy - but in a really awesome way. It kind of reminds me of the CW show Supernatural, so not overwhelmingly creepy.

    And I really enjoyed Solitaire. The main character is often unlikeable, but I - go figure - liked that about her. ;)

  8. I loved it! I hope you find time to read it. :)

  9. Shutter is seriously awesome and creepy. So glad it's on your to-read list!

  10. Thank you :D I will definitely check that out.


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