With Bated Breath: January New Releases


January 6, 2013 by Heidi



Happy (belated) New Years!  I hope that everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season, and are now settling in for some winter reads.  I’m happy to be back here and figured I’d kick the year off with this month’s new releases.  The trailers for this month are somewhat lacking in decency, but I’ve included them regardless…it’s going to be a great month!  I’m most excited for The Archived, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, Boundless, Through the Ever Night, and Navigating Early.  Let me know what you’re most looking forward to this month, and as always, what I’ve missed!

January 1st

Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe book coverSplintered by A.G. Howard book coverThe Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington book coverTeeth by Hannah Moskowitz book cover

Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe | Goodreads|Amazon
Splintered by A.G. Howard | Goodreads|Amazon
The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington | Goodreads|Amazon
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz | Goodreads|Amazon

January 2nd/8th

Catherine by April Lindner book coverCrash by Lisa McMann book coverRevolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum book coverThe Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne book cover

Catherine by April Lindner | Goodreads|Amazon
Crash by Lisa McMann | Goodreads|Amazon
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum | Goodreads|Amazon
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne | Goodreads|Amazon

January 8th

Just One Day by Gayle Forman book coverWhat We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard book coverBroken by A.E. Rought book coverJinx by Sage Blackwood book cover

Just One Day by Gayle Forman | Goodreads|Amazon
What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard | Goodreads|Amazon
Broken by A.E. Rought | Goodreads|Amazon
Jinx by Sage Blackwood | Goodreads|Amazon

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi book coverDelusion by Laura L. Sullivan book coverShadowlands by Kate Brian book coverNavigating Early by Clare Vanderpool book cover

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi | Goodreads|Amazon
Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan | Goodreads|Amazon
Shadowlands by Kate Brian | Goodreads|Amazon
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool | Goodreads|Amazon

January 10th/15th/22nd

The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell book trailerShades of Earth by Beth Revis book coverUses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt book coverThe Archived by Victoria Schwab book cover

The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell | Goodreads|Amazon
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Goodreads|Amazon
Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt | Goodreads|Amazon
The Archived by Victoria Schwab | Goodreads|Amazon

January 22nd

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed book coverThe Six Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher book coverCubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham book coverNobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes book cover

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed | Goodreads|Amazon
The Six Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher | Goodreads|Amazon
Fables: Cubs in Toyland (Vol. 18) by Bill Willingham | Goodreads|Amazon
Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Goodreads|Amazon

January 22nd/29th

Boundless by Cynthia Hand book coverShadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton book coverThe Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke book coverThe Winter Witch by Paula Brackston book cover

Boundless by Cynthia Hand | Goodreads|Amazon
Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton | Goodreads|Amazon
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke | Goodreads|Amazon
The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston | Goodreads|Amazon

January 29th

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook book coverThe Madman's Daughter by Megan Sheperd book cover
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook | Goodreads|Amazon
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd | Goodreads|Amazon


If you liked that you might like this:


  1. YOU’RE BACK! 😀 Happy New Year, Heidi! Gosh, this year really kicked off with some incredible books, didn’t it? I loved TtEN, so you won’t be disappointed on that front at all, although The Mad Scientist’s Daughter didn’t work out for me in the least. :/ I really cannot wait for Just One Day, though, ad Shadowlands and The Archived are both on my list for this months too. I finished Teeth just last night and was blown away – Moskowitz is such a phenomenal author. I think you’d really like it, actually, and it reminded me a little of Brides of Rollrock Island. I hope you had a great holiday, Heidi, and a year filled with amazing books ahead!(:

    • Heidi says:

      I’M BACK! Finally. Let’s hope I can get into the swing of things without too many issues. I read about half of TtEN on my way out to Wyoming, and then got thoroughly distracted–hoping to finish it today now that I have the time to really get into it. I’m sad to hear The Mad Scientist’s Daughter didn’t really work for you (I just saw your review on Goodreads), hoping I fair better, but we shall see. I haven’t read anything by Moskowitz yet, though I do have one of her middle grade books on my shelf–I’ll have to check her out! ESPECIALLY if Teeth reminded you of Rollrock.

  2. Chachic says:

    Happy New Year, Heidi! 😀 There are some awesome books in this list but I have to say that I’m really looking forward to reading Just One Day – I’m hoping it will be as good as Gayle Forman’s other novels.

    • Heidi says:

      Happy New Year, Chachic! I KNEW you’d be super excited for Just One Day–I hope that you’re able to get your hands on it soon. I’ve heard such amazing things already (no surprise), it’s certainly going to be one of the contemps that I make an effort to read this year.

  3. YAY YAY YAY! I’ve missed your posts. :)

    Also, could there be any more great new books coming out at a time when I really don’t have the money to spring for new releases? Argh! But budget be damned, I’m reading Just One Day, Uses for Boys, and Hallowed as soon as they’re released. (And maybe trying to get my hands on Paper Valentine (Jan 1st.), Shades of Earth, The Archived, and The Madman’s Daughter, if I can….)

    Oh! And I have Internet at my house now, so I might FINALLY start blogging. Ta-da!

    But mostly, I’ve missed your posts. Welcome back!

    • Heidi says:

      Right?! January is a killer for the wallet…I just spent all of my money for the holidays!

      I’m so excited for you to start blogging, Anna! Thanks for the welcome, it’s good to be back. 😀

  4. Yay you’re back- I missed you blogging! It all felt strange without you! I am trying not to look at all these new releases and get excited about them because there are SO MANY current books that I really wanna read this year! Still…PRETTY! x

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Anna! It’s good to be back. I totally know what you mean. I’m still all excited about all of these books I received for Christmas, it’s almost too much to think about getting even more!

  5. I just read The Dead and Buried. I liked it, but not as much as I was hoping to love it. But it was still a fun read. I love that it was it’s own book, and not part of a series. I’m trying to take a little break from them right now, but it is so difficult. Everything is part of a series!

    Glad you’re back :)

    • Heidi says:

      Hmmm, thanks for the thoughts on The Dead and Buried, Quinn–I’ll try not to let my expectations get too big and hopefully I’ll enjoy it. I LOVE that it’s a stand alone as well. I was hoping to read it this past week, but I ended up not reading AT ALL while I was visiting my family. I totally feel ya though, it’s hard to find stand alones–especially in fantasy/paranormal. My recent favorites were Vessel and A Face Like Glass–both excellent stand alones.

  6. HEIDIIIIIII!! You’re back! I’ve missed you, my darling friend. I HOPE YOU HAD FABULOUS FUN-FILLED HOLIDAYS!!

    And you know it! I’m so pumped for Through the Ever Night (I die a little more inside when I see the early reviews), Boundless, Falling For You, Just One Day, and Everbound. Oh, I would love to say GATES OF PARADISE, but I haven’t read the book before it so I have no right to be excited *hangs head* BUT IT’S THE LAST BOOK!

    • Heidi says:

      I had wonderful holidays, I hope you did too, Asher!! I miss your cheery face around the interwebs. :)

      I JUST finished Through the Ever Night this evening and let me tell you you will NOT be disappointed. It is EXCELLENT, and in no way falls victim to second book syndrome. I haven’t read any of the Blue Bloods series either–I tried reading her adult book, The Witches of East End and couldn’t stand it, so I’ve never gone back to try her YA.

  7. I did miss you. Quite a bit actually. Glad you had fun but just try to keep the leaving me to a minimum 😀

    I am SO VERY EXCITED for so many of these titles…I have Splintered from GR but I want to read The Madman’s Daughter and The Archived..I actually am not sure if I know what The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is?! EXCITED.

    It’s weird but I am glad it is 2013 now because I feel like I can start over with reading what I want instead of cramming things in for the blog. HA!

    • Heidi says:

      You have me till mid-February! I swear. 😛

      Oooh, excited that you won Splintered! I was really excited about The Mad Scientist’s Daughter because I loved the author’s debut, but after hearing several reactions I’m a bit nervous. I know what you mean about being able to relax now that the year’s starting anew, I’m pretty excited about it too. :)

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by — glad to see you back. It feels like the first day at school after winter break.

    I’m VERY excited for Boundless and Shades of Earth. Want to see how those wind up!

    • Heidi says:

      It does! Hehe, accept there’s no homework. 😛

      So excited for Boundless! Been checking my library constantly to see if they’ve ordered it yet.

  9. Kristen says:

    Happy New Year, Heidi! Hope you had a great holiday, and I’m glad to see you’re back! :)

  10. Glad you had a good holiday! and that you’re back.

    I loved Cinders & Sapphires even if it was basically the plot of Downton Abbey. Just One Day did not at all compare to If I Stay/Where She Went, but I thought it was okay. The Madman’s Daughter was creepy but romance heavy. Splintered was bizarre and also had the love triangle (but not a compelling kind). Teens will enjoy those two, but not my favorites. I couldn’t get through more than a few pages of Shadowlands, which was disappointing because of the awesome cover. I tried Prophecy too, but the writing was not my taste.
    You don’t have pictured The Tragedy Paper which I am excited to read. And I can’t wait to read The Archived!

    Looking forward to more of your reviews! I appreciate your in depth analysis. It helps to read good reviews of books even if I haven’t read them myself when I go to recommend them to teens.

    • Heidi says:

      Oooh, I’m glad to hear that about Cinders and Sapphires! Starting watching season 3 of Downton Abbey has really put me in the mood to read something like it, so maybe I won’t mind if it’s a rip-off. 😛

      Uncompelling love triangle plus the fact that it’s probably my LEAST favorite children’s classic puts Splintered prettty darn low on my list.

      I LOVE the cover for The Tragedy Paper, it’s all wintry, but the synopsis didn’t sound as if it’ll be a book for me so I never added it to my TBR.

      I completely agree with you, Molly! I love reading other reviews to keep books in mind to recommend to others, even if they’re not something I’ll probably read myself. So happy you find mine helpful! :)

  11. Shanyn says:

    The next book I’m buying is definitely CRASH by Lisa McMann! I have heard so many great things about it. I tried to go to Barnes and Noble to find it early while I was home for the holidays but no luck. Love Lisa McMann!

    • Heidi says:

      I hope you’re able to get a copy of Crash soon, Shanyn! I want to hear what you think of it, as it’s one I haven’t heard much about thus far. :)

  12. Glad to see you back in action, Heidi! Hope you enjoyed your Holiday break! SO many books this month, holy cow! Of course I am thrilled that Just One Day is releasing! And I’m betting that you, like me, are looking forward to The Cadet of Tildor! I read and enjoyed Splintered (which is fantasy) but am jonesing for a more traditional fantasy fix:)

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Heather! I DID enjoy my break, I hope you also had wonderful holidays! I’m so torn on whether or not I’d actually like Splintered (I HATE Alice in Wonderland)…I’m leaning toward no, but we’ll see if I ever actually try picking it up. I’m also unsure about Cadet of Tildor, I’ve been reading such mixed reviews! I’ll likely check it out from the library to give it a shot. :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

RSS FeedE-mailTwitterGoodreads

My Current Bunbury

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


FTC Disclaimer

While the source for each book I review is posted within its review, please assume unless otherwise stated that books reviewed on Bunbury in the Stacks were received free from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review.