Hot Picks - November 2011

Hot Picks is a new feature to Book Nerd Reviews! Each month I will be hand picking what I believe to be the best new releases for the following month and letting you know a bit about them! There’s links to Goodreads if you want to know more of course, and if you’re keen on them add them to your “to read” lists. :)

The release dates below are all according to Goodreads. I am aware sometimes release dates change, but at the current time of posting they are correct.

Pretty big mailbox for me this week! 1 book is from the library and the others are all books I bought this week!

Released November 1st
Crossed - Ally Condie

This is the long awaited sequel to Matched, which is a dystopian story about a girl named Cassia who lives in a world where everything is dictated to her, including who she must love. If you’ve read the first story this is a must.


Released November 8th

Faking Faith - Josie Bloss

After a humiliating “sexting” incident, 17 year-old Dylan becoms a social outcast.

She goes on to discover the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist Christian girls, she’s fascinated by their old-fashioned conversation themes. Blogging as Faith, her devout alter ego, Dylan befriends Abigail, the group’s queen bee. But growing closer to Abigail (and her intriguing older brother) forces Dylan to choose: keep living a lie or come clean and face the consequences.

Prized (Birthmarked #2) - Caragh M. O’Brien

The sequel to Birthmarked which I have only sampled a chapter of so far, it looks quite interesting:Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her
sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?


Released November 15th

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

Massively hyped book, with some excellent reviews for those lucky enough to have received an ARC. Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Future Of Us - Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on-and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

Released November 29th
Legend (Legend #1) - Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.


You’ll be sure to see some of these featured In My Mailbox next month! What are you looking forward to in November? Let me know in the comments below!

What do you think?

  • This month, for me, is definitely all about Shatter Me!

  • Lux says:

    I can’t wait to read Shatter Me! I received a finished copy last week and it is SO unbelievably shiny!

  • Maria says:

    Added “Shatter me” and “Faking Faith” to my TBR pile. They sound really good!

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