Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fresh Batch (September 16th – 22nd)

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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:

Strange Grace
Tessa Gratton
Publication date: September 18th 2018
by Margaret McElderry Books

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Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.

Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest.

Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.

Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll [Purchase]
The Iron Flower (The Black Witch Chronicles #2) by Laurie Forest [Purchase]
Wildcard (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu [Purchase]
Pride by Ibi Zoboi [Purchase]


The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1) by J.C. Cervantes [Purchase]
The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo [Purchase]
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti [Purchase]
The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas[Purchase]


Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens [Purchase]
American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott [Purchase]
Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco [Purchase]
Things I’d Rather Do Than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso [Purchase]


Kens by Raziel Reid [Purchase]
Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator by Catherine Reef [Purchase]
Twice Dead (The Necromancer’s Song #1) by Caitlin Seal [Purchase]
What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra [Purchase]


The Thorn Queen by Elise Holland [Purchase]
Magic Harvest (Fairy Trafficking #1) by Mary Karlik [Purchase]
Coffee Shop Devos: Daily Devotional Pick-Me-Ups for Teen Girls by Tessa Emily Hall [Purchase]
The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo [Purchase]


All the Best Questions!: And Some Answers, Too by Jeremy Steele [Purchase]
The Brightest Stars (Karina und Kale #1) by Anna Todd [Purchase]
Here to Stay by Sara Farizan [Purchase]
Trans Teen Survival Guide by Owl Fisher & Fox Fisher [Purchase]


Anything catching your eye this week?

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Fresh Batch (September 9th – 15th)

Fresh Batch (September 9th – 15th)

Posted by on 09/08/2018 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Rule Ellen Goodlett Series: Rule #1 Publication date: September 11th 2018by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find…

Fresh Batch (September 2nd – 8th)

Fresh Batch (September 2nd – 8th)

Posted by on 09/01/2018 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Sadie Courtney Summers Publication date: September 4th 2018by Wednesday Books

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Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story…

Good to be Reunited With Some Beloved Characters: Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

Good to be Reunited With Some Beloved Characters: Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

Posted by on 08/28/2018 • 2 Comments

Roshani Chokshi has already earned herself a place on my auto-read list so it is unsurprising that even though I am a shit head who hasn’t read A Crown of Wishes, I still needed to read Star-Touched Stories. Chokshi has a distinguished writing style that just calls out to me, I guess.

Short stories set in a favorite world are always fun and I love how Chokshi really does somehow manage to bring the Star-Touched queen world to life even through this short snippets into the lives of beloved characters. WHICH. I know I’ve read Star-Touched Queen so I have some context but its been two years so I really didn’t remember much and yet, THE STORIES WERE SO WELL WRITTEN that I didn’t really need to remember…

Fresh Batch (August 26th – Sept 1st)

Fresh Batch (August 26th – Sept 1st)

Posted by on 08/25/2018 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Mirage Somaiya Daud Series: Mirage #1 Publication date: August 28th 2018by Flatiron Books

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In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that…

The Best Romance You’ll Read this Year: A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole

The Best Romance You’ll Read this Year: A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole

Posted by on 08/22/2018 • 1 Comment

Earlier this year, I read and fell head over heels for A Princess in Theory. It was definitely one of my top reads of the year and when I dove into A Duke by Default, I expected to love it but I didn’t think it was even possible for me to love it more than A Princess in Theory.

For someone who has been reviewing for six years, it is quite baffling how easily words can escape me when it comes to a truly good book but you know, there you have it.

A Duke by Default is probably THE romance novel of the year for me. The one that has swept me off my feet and even a month after reading it, I cannot stop thinking…

Fresh Batch (August 19th – 25th)

Fresh Batch (August 19th – 25th)

Posted by on 08/18/2018 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

The Truth Lies Here Lindsey Klingele Publication date: August 21st 2018by HarperTeen

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In small town Michigan, Penny, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy-next-door and the town’s star quarterback to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other townspeople turn up dead in the woods.

The deeper she digs, the weirder things start to get. Townspeople repeat the same phrases—verbatim. Men in black suits stroll around Main Street. Chunks of her memory go missing. Pretty soon, Penny’s research leads her to the long-ago meteorite crash in Bone Lake’s woods, and she’s going to have to…

Fresh Batch (August 12th – 18th)

Fresh Batch (August 12th – 18th)

Posted by on 08/11/2018 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

The Raging Ones Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie Series: The Raging Ones #1 Publication date: August 14th 2018by Wednesday Books

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From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she…