Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her.
Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?
Review: Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.
Review: I Crawl Through It by A.S. King
Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening.
Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fresh Batch (May 1st – 7th)

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Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

The Unexpected Everything
Morgan Matson
Publication date: May 3rd 2016
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Andie had it all planned out.

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing – if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.

And where’s the fun in that?


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Wishing Day (Wishing #1) by Lauren Myracle [Purchase]
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas [Purchase]
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan [Purchase]
Ruined (Ruined #1) by Amy Tintera [Purchase]


Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave [Purchase]
Invision (Chronicles of Nick #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon [Purchase]
Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy #3) by Danielle L. Jensen [Purchase]
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo [Purchase]


Queen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts Saga #1) by Colleen Oakes [Purchase]
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh [Purchase]
The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore [Purchase]
The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude [Purchase]


The Outliers (The Outliers #1) by Kimberly McCreight [Purchase]
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood [Purchase]
Last Mile (Vicious Cycle #3) by Katie Ashley [Purchase]
The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott [Purchase]


Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake [Purchase]
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett [Purchase]
Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman [Purchase]
Whisper to Me by Nick Lake [Purchase]


Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch [Purchase]
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman [Purchase]
Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers [Purchase]
Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood [Purchase]


Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor [Purchase]
Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3) by Charlaine Harris [Purchase]
The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry [Purchase]
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider [Purchase]


Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann [Purchase]
Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein [Purchase]
A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink [Purchase]
Never Let You Go (Never Tear Us Apart #2) by Monica Murphy [Purchase]


Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano [Purchase]
The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon #2) by Francesca Haig [Purchase]
Night Speed by Chris Howard [Purchase]
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk [Purchase]


City of the Lost (Casey Duncan #1) by Kelley Armstrong [Purchase]
Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver #5) by Dan Wells [Purchase]
Time Stoppers by Carrie Jones [Purchase]
The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass [Purchase]


Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia [Purchase]
Dream On (Silber #2) by Kerstin Gier [Purchase]
Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout [Purchase]
The Blood Between Us by Zac Brewer [Purchase]


A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison[Purchase]
True Born (True Born Trilogy #1) by L.E. Sterling [Purchase]
Lost in Love (City Love #2) by Susane Colasanti [Purchase]
Unforgivable (Invincible #2) by Amy Reed [Purchase]


True Grit: Young Readers Edition by Charles Portis [Purchase]
The Society by Jodie Andrefski [Purchase]


What’s on your wishlist this week?

 

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Fresh Batch (April 24th – 30th)

Fresh Batch (April 24th – 30th)

Posted by on 04/23/2016 • 4 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

The Star-Touched Queen Roshani Chokshi Publication date: April 26th 2016by St. Martin’s Griffin

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Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are…

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas – Review

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas – Review

Posted by on 04/22/2016 • 3 Comments

This was one of those rare books that actually stumped me until almost the very end. I am usually very good at figuring out a mystery and what is really going on, but this one kept me second guessing myself the whole time. It was fantastic and held my attention the whole time. The characters were great, and the emotional impact was spot on. It was a bit slow moving at times, especially to start, but it really helped build things up. One of the major things I noticed (and loved) was that there was no romance thrown in. It wasn’t necessary and it would have taken away from the story.

Tessa has had a very rough childhood. Her father is in jail, and her sister and mom have abandoned…

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki

Posted by on 04/20/2016 • 1 Comment

When I found out that Mariko Tamaki had a book coming out, I was so excited!  I was curious to see how Tamaki’s storytelling style would differ from This One Summer and it helped that the book had a stunning cover.

Montgomery Sole’s voice is truly unique and stands out. She is angsty like many young adults (in YA novels and in real life) but her way of dealing with her angst is usually not dealing with it at all which explains the title and her need to be ‘saved.’ Montgomery Sole also spends a surprising amount of time searching conspiracy theories and buying rocks we know won’t actually do anything. That’s okay though because Montgomery Sole is a precious child that needs to be protected from the world. All of this…

Fresh Batch (April 17th – 23rd)

Fresh Batch (April 17th – 23rd)

Posted by on 04/16/2016 • 3 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here Anna Breslaw Publication date: April 19th 2016by Razorbill

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Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read: only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive bookworm, and Ruth, her pot-smoking, possibly insane seventy-three-year-old neighbor.

When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of…

Epic Cover Battles #3

Epic Cover Battles #3

Posted by on 04/11/2016 • 9 Comments

Welcome to the third round of EPIC COVER BATTLES. This time, the US covers will be battling some UK covers and giving them a run for their money. So go cast your vote for your fav covers!

May the best cover win!

 

 

Fresh Batch (April 10th – 16th)

Fresh Batch (April 10th – 16th)

Posted by on 04/09/2016 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Dreamology Lucy Keating Publication date: April 12th 2016by Harper Teen

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For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into…