Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fresh Batch (Nov 20th-Nov 26th)

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Exclusively titled for Xpresso Reads, Fresh Batch features the hottest releases of this upcoming week.

Flavour of the week:


Nancy Holder & Debbie Vigué

When Katelyn starts at her new school the only person she knows is the handsome and intriguing Trick Sokolov, an acquaintance of her grandfather. She’s surprised when the popular Cordelia Fenner invites her home and when she meets Cordelia’s hot brother, she begins to think her new life might be ok after all. But as she spends time with the family, she realises that the Fenners are harbouring a deep dark secret. Every bone in Katelyn’s body tells her that the Fenners are mad, bad and dangerous to know – but how can she give up her only friend, and how can she ignore the way Justin sets her blood on fire with a single look? Katelyn finds herself caught between three major werewolf clans who have been at war with each other for centuries – a war, it seems, that Katelyn is destined to end.

Unleashed book trailer:

Nancy’s Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook  

Nancy Holder is a multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author (the Wicked Series). Her two new dark young adult dark fantasy series are Crusade and Wolf Springs Chronicles. She has won four Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association, as well as a Scribe Award for Best Novel (Saving Grace: Tough Love.) Nancy has sold over eighty novels one hundred short stories, many of them based on such shows as Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and others. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, two corgis, and three cats.

 Debbie’s Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook

Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling author of over a dozen novels including the Wicked series and the new Crusade series co-authored with Nancy Holder.  Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, including her retold fairy tales, her latest being Violet Eyes, a retelling of The Princess and the Pea.  In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries and the upcoming Kiss trilogy.  When Debbie isn’t busy writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks.  They live in Florida with their cat, Shrödinger.

Other releases this week (click on cover for Goodreads): 
*In no particular order*

Teagan, Finn, and Aiden have rescued Tea’s and Aiden’s father and have made it out of Mag Mell alive, bringing a few new friends with them. But The Dark Man’s forces are hot on their heels. Back in Chicago, Teagan soon realizes that she is not the target of the goblins. In fact, the goblins call her princess, and call her to come out and play. Something is happening to her, and she suspects it’s an infection she picked up in Mag Mell.

It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

In a post-war future world where First Contact has been made, humans are colonizing the stars, and the nations of Earth have been united under a central government, Extrahumans are required by law to belong to the Union. When a young man with visions of the future sets out on a mission to define the course of human history, he encounters a devastated former hero, a fascist dictatorship bent on world domination, and the realities of living in a society where affiliation is everything.

Oei and Hokusai live among writers, novelists, tattoo artists, and prostitutes, evading the spies of the repressive shogunate as they work on Hokusai’s countless paintings and prints. Wielding her brush, rejecting domesticity in favor of dedication to the arts, Oei defies all expectations of womanhood—all but one. A dutiful daughter to the last, she will obey the will of her eccentric father, the man who created her and who, ultimately, will rob her of her place in history.

Soul Screamers Vol. 1 includes:
My Soul To Lose
— The prequel: never before in print! —
My Soul To Take
My Soul To Save

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven.

When her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister’s urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California. On the road with her best friend, plus an intriguing guy with a mysterious connection to June, Harper discovers truths about her sister, herself and life.

Fifteen-year-old Belle is a dreamer with a sharp tongue and an aching burden: her carelessness has crippled her father. A chance meeting with bespectacled Luke has her decide to join the pilgrimage to Canterbury made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer’s beloved tales. But casting its shadow over the pilgrims is the threat to England posed by an unreliable king anxious to keep his throne at any cost.
What’s catching your eye this week?
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19 Responses to “Fresh Batch (Nov 20th-Nov 26th)”

  1. Tee

    I can not wait to get my hand on The Future of Us…it looks so good and the Soul Screamer book, I finally broke down and bought the first one in the series..its in my TBR pile wanting me to pick it up LOL.

  2. Samual

    Belle’s Song sounds so good! I really LOVE the cover, like a lottttttttt!! Awesome post! I’ve heard good things about Saving June too. Can’t wait to read it though. Thank you for sharing, Giselle!

    I will continue our interviews whenever I can.

    Books For All Seasons

  3. Annette

    I saw some reviews of Broken a long time ago. Haven’t seen anything lately — I’ll have to check that one out again. And, I’ve read Saving June and enjoyed it very much. Happy Reading!

  4. Mimi Valentine

    Oohhhhh, I had no idea that The Future of Us was coming out so soon!! I really need to get my hands on a copy because I LOOOOOOVE Jay Asher’s books, so the TO-READ sign is a no-brainer! 😉 And I’m definitely buying the Soul Screamers omnibus — that series is one of my faves!!

    Thanks so much for reminding me, Giselle! I love the whole idea of this post — although it will probably end up robbing me LOL! x)

  5. Giselle

    @Mimi Valentine: HA! And I post it every Saturday! 😉
    I really want Future of Us too! Thirteen Reasons Why was fantastic he’s definitely a must read author for me as well!

  6. Kathy Ann Coleman

    I already wanted The Future of Us. I totally forgot that Soul Screamers Vol. 1 came out this week. And I need to start at the beginning, no doubt, but The Last Saint looks good, too. Three more for the TBB (to be bought) list. It just keeps growing… 😉

  7. Kristan

    Everyone should read Saving June. I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this book and completely fell in love with the story. So touching and emotional. Definitely a favorite of mine!