Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fresh Batch (Nov 27th-Dec 3rd)

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

Flavour of the week:


Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

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Legend book trailer:

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I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company where I enjoyed discussing Facebook game apps with my co-workers, hearing amusing insider stories about World of Warcraft bugs, and delighting in cute 3D renditions of buildings–all via Skype. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

     US            vs          UK/Aus


 Other releases this week (click on cover for Goodreads):
*In no particular order*  *Purchase links are for Book Depository*

Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle…


As an angel of death, Keenan’s job is to collect the souls on his list. He’s carried out his duty for two thousand years and never faltered once. Until he meets Nicole St. James. When the moment of death comes, Keenan hesitates, and instead of taking Nicole, Keenan touches the vampire who’s attacking her.

Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he’s going to need Audrey’s help…


Violent murders occur in Paradise City as counterfeit comarré are systematically hunted. The police and the Kubai Mata have more than enough trouble to keep themselves occupied. As war erupts at home, Malkolm and Chrysabelle head to New Orleans to recover the Ring of Sorrows. Chrysabelle is forced to make a life and death decision and will realize that her relationship to Malkolm may have fatal consequences.

What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though – she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that’s just fine. But now there’s a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team… and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.


Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf’s bailiff—a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past.

Tessa Lancaster’s skills first earned her a position as an enforcer in her Uncle Teruo’s Japanese Mafia gang. Then they landed her in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Now, three months after her release, Tessa’s abilities have gained her a job as bodyguard for wealthy socialite Elizabeth St. Amant and her three-year-old son. But there’s a problem or two … or three ….


Which one is on your buying list this week?
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25 Responses to “Fresh Batch (Nov 27th-Dec 3rd)”

  1. Kathy Ann Coleman

    My wallet is weeping. I want Legend, Angel of Darkness, Catching Jordan and The Merchant’s Daughter. They all sound totally fabulous. How am I ever going to find time to read all of this even if I buy it? Eek!

  2. Janus Vielle Aragones

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for another one of your Fresh Batch posts.

    A lot of great books out this week. Ugh! it’s torture!
    I really want to read Legend! I love the US cover more than the UK one. It’s my first time to hear of Protection for Hire and I love the cover, and it sounds interesting. Hmmm…To buy or not to buy?

    P.S. Please remove the purchase button. It’s tempting me. LOL.

    Thanks for the info, Giselle! ^_^

  3. Giselle

    @Janus Vielle Aragones Bahaha. My purchase link is there to taunt you! BUY NOW! Teehee

    Legend is definitely a popular one this week and it’s awesome too! I also recomment Catching Jordan. Just finished it last night and it is AMAZING!!

  4. Jacquelynne

    I love these types of posts! I always like knowing the current or just releases of the week – always helps with that ever growing Wishlist! lol. I definitely would love to get my hands on Legend (the US cover lol) and Kiss of Frost as well (seeing as I have the first one still sitting on my to-read shelf). And Catching Jordan has actually caught my eye as well, Im not into the whole Chick Lit. genre but I have been coming out of my shell a bit more and I think I might try it out! lol. Thanks for all the updates! 🙂

  5. LisaILJ

    I have to read Legend. I have an ARC for it, and still have not gotten to it yet. I also am really curious about Catching Jordan, I will probably hate it, but there are parts that really intrigue me.