Brin’s Book Buzz: November 2014

Posted November 2, 2014 by Brin in Book Buzz / 4 Comments

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Brin’s Book Buzz: November

Hello and welcome to another edition of Brin’s Book Buzz! We are now into the month of November (seriously, where has this year gone?) and there are some awesome book releases this month which I am really excited about. Last month there seemed to be a million and one Young Adult releases that I couldn’t wait to purchase/read. This month is a little slower but I am actually grateful for that as there was just too many to choose from last month.

Here are my picks for November:

november book buzz

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

thousandMarguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

 Synopsis from Goodreads

Expected release date: November 4 2014

This book looks amazing. The synopsis, the cover… everything about it has me super-excited! I have been eagerly anticipating this book for months – it just seems to have all the key ingredients I really enjoy. Sort of dystopian with parallel universes thrown in for good measure = a very excited Brin!

Buzzworthy Scale:

buzz 5

Bright Coin Moon by Kirsten Lopresti

brightSeventeen-year-old Lindsey Allen is an A-student who has her heart set on becoming an astronomer. But first she must break away from her mother, an eccentric failed beauty queen who has set up a phony psychic reading shop in their Oregon garage.

Lindsey is biding time until she graduates high school, reading tarot cards for the neighbors in her mother’s shop and recording the phases of the moon in her Moon Sign notebook. Her life changes when her mother, Debbie, decides they should move to California to become Hollywood psychics to the stars. As they pull out of the driveway, Lindsey looks up at the silver morning moon. It’s a bright coin moon, which means only one thing: what you leave behind today will rise up tomorrow.

When mother and daughter arrive in Los Angeles with new identities, they move into a leaky, run-down building and spend their nights stalking restaurants and movie premieres to catch that one celebrity they hope will be their ticket. When it seems they will never make it in LA, Lindsey is assigned a new mentor through her school. Joan is a lonely, wealthy widow who can’t get past the death of her husband, Saul. Debbie is convinced they’ve hit the jackpot, and plans for a future séance commence.

As Lindsey grows closer to Joan, guilt over the scam consumes her, and she must make the ultimate decision. But can she really betray her mother?

Synopsis from Goodreads

Expected release date: November 18 2014

I only very recently heard about this book but I am definitely intrigued by the premise. It really looks like something you could get your teeth sunk into. I will definitely be seeking this one out when it is released.

Buzzworthy Scale:

buzz 3

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

mortalAnnith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death.

But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent.

Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has…

Synopsis from Goodreads

Expected release date: November 4 2014

This may be a little bit of a cheat since I actually haven’t read the other books in the series (yet) but I am really excited for this one coming out because it means I can finally start the series and read them all one after the other – yay!

Buzzworthy Scale:

buzz 4

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

walled730. That’s how many days I’ve been trapped.
18. That’s how many days I have left to find a way out.

DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible….

JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister….

MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She’s about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window…..

In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.

Synopsis from Goodreads

Expected release date: November 4 2014

I was actually approved for an ARC for this book but that does not make me any less excited for its release – it looks absolutely amazing! If you have been following my blog you may have noticed I have a bit of a weakness for dystopians and this book looks like it will deliver what I enjoy about them in spades.

Buzzworthy Scale:

buzz 3


Other titles coming out this month that I am excited for:

other nov releases

| On The Edge by Allison Van Diepen | Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little | Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie |

By for now!


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