Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fresh Batch (July 31st – August 6th)

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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:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Series: Harry Potter #8
Publication date: July 31st 2016
by Pottermore

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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Day Zero (The Arcana Chronicles #3.5) by Kresley Cole [Purchase]
Midair by Kodi Scheer [Purchase]
The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson [Purchase]
United (Alienated #3) by Melissa Landers [Purchase]


What’s a Girl Gotta Do? (Normal #3) by Holly Bourne [Purchase]
Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger [Purchase]
The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray [Purchase]
Recreated (Reawakened #2) by Colleen Houck [Purchase]


Forever Doon (Doon #4) by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon [Purchase]
A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody [Purchase]
Whatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ked by S.J. Goslee [Purchase]
See Me by Nicholas Sparks [Purchase]


Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia [Purchase]
It’s All Fun and Games by Dave Barrett [Purchase]
Infinite Risk (Immortal Game #3) by Ann Aguirre [Purchase]
The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn [Purchase]


You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross & Mark Perini [Purchase]
How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo [Purchase]
Wax by Gina Damico [Purchase]
The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy [Purchase]


It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover [Purchase]
Finding Abbey Road (Exile #3) by Kevin Emerson [Purchase]
Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana [Purchase]
Love You More by Dennis Jolley [Purchase]


The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay [Purchase]
The Girl in a Coma by John Moss [Purchase]
The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Rubens [Purchase]
Order in the Court (The Survivor’s Club #2) by Casey Lawrence [Purchase]


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Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Posted by on 07/27/2016 • 3 Comments

Review in a Tweet A little more elaboration…

I sometimes struggled with Been Here All Along because the writing style was a little clunky but overall, it was so adorable and gave me so many warm, mushy, feels. I love the two main characters and I love the ways in which they come together. Plus bffs to lovers is one of my fav tropes so YAY!

Song I associate with the book: You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift.

I mean the title of the book is a reference to the song and the book is basically the music video in book format. Also all of T. Swift’s old songs would go perfectly with this book if anyone needed a playlist to listen to while reading.

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Fresh Batch (July 24th – 30th)

Fresh Batch (July 24th – 30th)

Posted by on 07/23/2016 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

P.S. I Like You Kasie West Publication date: July 26th 2016by Point

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What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?

While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she’s flustered — and kind of feels like…

Epic Cover Battles #9: Pretty Dresses Edition

Epic Cover Battles #9: Pretty Dresses Edition

Posted by on 07/20/2016 • 8 Comments

Remember the pretty dresses trend? Remember all those pretty dresses on covers? Remember sometimes loving them and sometimes just being DONE with all the covers and the dresses? Well let’s battle some of them out! I chose 3 covers with pretty dresses and you should pick the cover with the dress that appeals most to you!

May the prettiest dress win!

 

Fresh Batch (July 17th – 23rd)

Fresh Batch (July 17th – 23rd)

Posted by on 07/16/2016 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

A World Without You Beth Revis Publication date: July 19th 2016by Razorbill

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Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”

At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with…

Blog Tour: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema Review and Guest Post

Blog Tour: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema Review and Guest Post

Posted by on 07/15/2016 • 1 Comment

 

Hello loves!! Today I have the pleasure of taking part in the Goldfish blog tour. I have my review and a guest post from the author. This book is about swimming and summer is the perfect time to be thinking about that. I can’t wait to hit the beach soon. Hopefully some of you will be too. Just don’t forget the sunblock!! (Sorry, I work at a dermatologist office so I have to promote keeping your skin protected.)

 

While I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t one of my favorites. The MC kind of irritated me, but once again it may be because since I am older, it’s harder to remember the high school girl mind. She just seemed so much about herself and it took too long to…

10 Upcoming LGBTQIA+ Books to Watch Out For

10 Upcoming LGBTQIA+ Books to Watch Out For

Posted by on 07/13/2016 • 9 Comments

Earlier in the year, I did a similar list that covered the first half of the year and I thought it might be time for another list that covers all the amazing LGBTQIA+ books coming out in the second half of the year that have me tingling with excitement (does that even make SENSE?)

1. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon who has been out and proud for years is asked by her father to “lie low” when they move to a more conservative town. Sparks fly though when she meets the sister of a new friend…. WHAT WILL SHE DO???

Pub Date: August 30th 2. Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

This book is basically Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me…

Fresh Batch (July 10th – 16th)

Fresh Batch (July 10th – 16th)

Posted by on 07/09/2016 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

The Killer in Me Margot Harrison Publication date: July 12th 2016by Disney-Hyperion

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Seventeen-year-old Nina Barrows knows all about the Thief. She’s intimately familiar with his hunting methods: how he stalks and kills at random, how he disposes of his victims’ bodies in an abandoned mine in the deepest, most desolate part of a desert.

Now, for the first time, Nina has the chance to do something about the serial killer that no one else knows exists. With the help of her former best friend, Warren, she tracks the Thief two thousand miles, to his home turf—the deserts of New Mexico.