Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fresh Batch (July 24th – 30th)

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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:

P.S. I Like You
Kasie West
Publication date: July 26th 2016
by 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 she’s falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer — but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt [Purchase]
Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow #5) by Molly Harper [Purchase]
Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee [Purchase]
How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) by Adriana Mather [Purchase]


What the Dead Want by Norah Olson [Purchase]
The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond [Purchase]
Invincible (The Twixt #4) by Dawn Metcalf [Purchase]
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott [Purchase]


Riverkeep by Martin Stewart [Purchase]
The Night Screams by Devon McCormack [Purchase]
The Yellow Room by Jess Vallance [Purchase]
Silver Shard (Silverwood #2) by Betsy Streeter [Purchase]


What’s on your wishlist this week?

 

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Epic Cover Battles #9: Pretty Dresses Edition

Epic Cover Battles #9: Pretty Dresses Edition

Posted by on 07/20/2016 • 6 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 • 0 Comments

 

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.

Epic Cover Battles #8: Pride and Prejudice Edition

Epic Cover Battles #8: Pride and Prejudice Edition

Posted by on 07/06/2016 • 9 Comments

You might love it, hate it, never have read it but you’ve probably heard of Pride and Prejudice. After all, Goodreads tells me there are 2557 published editions of it (and probably even more that haven’t been recorded on Goodreads). While it would be impossible for me to showcase all of them, I chose 3 that I thought were pretty and wanted to battle them out for this edition of Epic Cover Battles! Let me know if you have another fav edition in the comments so I can oooh and aaah over ittt 🙂

May the best cover win!

Fresh Batch (July 3rd – 9th)

Fresh Batch (July 3rd – 9th)

Posted by on 07/02/2016 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

This Savage Song Victoria Schwab Series: Monsters of Verity #1 Publication date: July 5th 2016by Greenwillow Books

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There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be…