Saturday, January 21, 2017

Fresh Batch (January 22nd – 28th)

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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:

After the Fall
Kate Hart
Publication date: January 24th 2017
by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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A YA debut about a teen girl who wrestles with rumors, reputation, and her relationships with two brothers.

Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn’t want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it… and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Soulmated (Joining of Souls #1) by Shaila Patel[Purchase]
The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney[Purchase]
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson[Purchase]
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins[Purchase]


The Room Mate (Roommates #1) by Kendall Ryan[Purchase]
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson[Purchase]
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson #11) by Darynda Jones[Purchase]
The Witch’s Tears: (The Witch’s Kiss #2) by Katharine Corr & Elizabeth Corr [Purchase]


Margot & Me by Juno Dawson [Purchase]
If This Is Home by Kristine Scarrow [Purchase]
The Outs by E.S. Wesley [Purchase]


What are you most excited for this week?

 

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Blog Tour: The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

Blog Tour: The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

Posted by on 01/19/2017 • 5 Comments

The Warden’s Daughter is honestly unlike anything I’ve ever read by Jerry Spinelli. When I was in middle school, Stargirl was one of the most important books in my life so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from a historical middle grade novel written by Spinelli. There is still very much the ‘old Spinelli’ in this book but I can definitely see that he has grown and developed as a writer since I last had the joy of reading a book by him.

The Warden’s Daughter is a heartfelt story of loss and just the general need to find one’s place within the world. Cammie has always felt a little incomplete because she never had a mother growing up. She has made it her summer goal to claim a mother…

2 Anthologies You Need to Add to Your TBR right now

2 Anthologies You Need to Add to Your TBR right now

Posted by on 01/18/2017 • 1 Comment

1. Here We Are: Feminism For the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen

Here We Are is a phenomenal anthology and one everyone needs to add to their TBR. I mean the point of this post is to grow your TBR by making you add both the books on this book to your TBRs so I may be being a tad redundant in saying that but STILL. READ THIS FUCKING ANTHOLOGY. It’s wonderful. I’ve identified as a feminist for a long time but a lot of what I’ve seen around me has always been white feminism that seeks to exclude me. That doesn’t acknowledge that I am a human being. Reading this anthology was so reaffirming and made me feel like I was part of the narrative. I loved that…

Fresh Batch (January 15th – 21st)

Fresh Batch (January 15th – 21st)

Posted by on 01/15/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera Publication date: January 17th 2017by Soho Teen

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When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues….

A Middle Grade Novel in the Vein of Grave Mercy: Maresi by Maria Turtschanioff

A Middle Grade Novel in the Vein of Grave Mercy: Maresi by Maria Turtschanioff

Posted by on 01/10/2017 • 2 Comments

Maresi is being marketed as YA but is very much a middle grade novel. I mention this because I know a lot of people don’t enjoy MG the same way they do YA but don’t write off Maresi right away. This well-formulated MG novel is clearly a set up for even more energetic, high-stake sequels that are more YA than MG.

I think the biggest draw-back of this novel was the writing. I assume part of it is that translating from one language to another is no easy feat and I don’t want to dismiss the hard work that goes into translating. The writing did however feel a little clunky and like it needed a whole lot more polishing. I was able to move past that and ultimately really enjoy the book.

The…

Fresh Batch (January 8th – 14th)

Fresh Batch (January 8th – 14th)

Posted by on 01/07/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Frostblood Elly Blake Series: Frostblood Saga #1 Publication date: January 10th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their…

(Some of) My Most Anticipated Books of 2017

(Some of) My Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Posted by on 01/04/2017 • 15 Comments

I was planning on doing this post at the end of last year (I cannot fucking believe 2016 was ‘last’ year) but a lot of things came up so HERE I AM with my most anticipated! I also have a giveaway on Twitter for some of my most anticipated books if you are interested (it includes some books not mentioned here but also I am limiting myself to 15 here SO I CANNOT INCLUDE EVERYTHING.) This list is not even the top of the iceberg because there are SO MANY GOOD books coming out this year and IDEK how to handle it. I am going to stick to the first half of 2017 in this list.

 

1. Here We Are… edited by Kelly Jensen

I am SO FUCKING EXCITED FOR…

Fresh Batch (January 1st-7th)

Fresh Batch (January 1st-7th)

Posted by on 12/31/2016 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Under Rose-Tainted Skies Louise Gornall Publication date: January 3rd 2017by Clarion Books

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Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did.

Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn’t so…