Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fresh Batch (May 13th – 19th)

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

Flavor of the week:

The Weepers: The Other Life
Suzanne Winnacker
Release date: May 15th, 2012
by Marshall Cavendish

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3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life.

Sherry and her family have lived sealed in a bunker in the garden since things went wrong up above. Her grandfather has been in the freezer for the last three months, her parents are at each other’s throats and two minutes ago they ran out of food.

Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ – rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.

While searching for food in a supermarket, Sherry’s father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a boy-hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a tumble-down vineyard in the hills outside LA, where a handful of other survivors are picking up the pieces of their ‘other lives’. As she falls in love for the first time, Sherry must save her father, stay alive and keep Joshua safe when his desire for vengeance threatens them all.

Suzanne’s Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Susanne studied law before she became a full-time writer.
She lives with her husband, a dog and four bunnies in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals.
Her debut novel THE OTHER LIFE, a YA dystopian thriller set in a stark future, will be published 2012.

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

Stella Chavez is your classic good girl: straight As, clean-cut boyfriends, and soccer trophies . You’d never guess that Stella’s dad was a drug addict who walked out when she was a kid. Or that inside, Stella wishes for something more.


Athena “Stormy” Sterling is coming to Dullsville, and Raven is both excited and panicked in anticipation of Alexander’s little sister’s visit. Alexander tells Raven that she and his sister have a lot in common, but can the mini-Raven be everything she hopes for? Alexander calls her Stormy for a reason.

Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative.  But the guests who arrive aren’t what Georgia expects

The thing about life is that sometimes it’s nothing like you planned. Even when you’ve planned absolutely everything. One reckless misstep can turn your carefully calibrated world upside down. 

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory  


At first, it seems that Lydia wants revenge on Alexis alone. But a girl from school disappears one night, and Alexis spots one of Lydia’s signature yellow roses lying on the girl’s dresser the next day.

Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator.


When the rise of an Ancient enemy lures Oktober and Lydia together, can Oktober ignore the dark instincts urging him to kill her? Can Lydia put her past behind her and find a way to accept Oktober as he is?


You’d think being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire would be about as good as it gets. But it isn’t as great as it sounds. For one thing, Princes are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes.


When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties.

With forever friend Kat, a battered copy of Kerouac’s DHARMA BUMS, and a car with a dodgy oil filter, the girls set out on an epic road trip across the USA. Maybe somewhere along the way they’ll prove or disprove the existence of God. Maybe they’ll even get laid . . .


Finally we’ve got a short release week this week!
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24 Responses to “Fresh Batch (May 13th – 19th)”

  1. Kat

    I haven’t heard of the Weepers before, but it sounds great. (: I love zombie books!

    And I’m also excited for Code Name Verity. Looks like a good read!

  2. Carina

    After seeing these posts my bank account always wants to murder me since they make me want to buy so many books. 😀 (Especially when they remind me that I totally forgot to pre-order things… e.g. GILT. Aaaaargh.)

  3. Amy

    I still have to read The Weepers…after I read 3 other books first. *sigh* I hate being behind. I got an invite widget to read Code Name Verity, but didn’t except it since I am falling behind. From What I Remember sounds really entertaining. Thanks for sharing hon!!

  4. Nicola

    The Weepers/The Other Life was really good! I actually have both Torn and Code Name Verity on my Kindle but I have neglected them. I’ll have to get to them this month. 😀

    I like the sound of Gilt. For some reason I feel like it’s a book that’s been out forever but maybe it just has a similar cover to something else.

  5. Kathy Ann Coleman

    Finally, I catch a break! The last few weeks have been *expensive* but I don’t really see anything this go around that’s going “Buy me now, Kat! Buy me now!” Maybe it *will* be safe to buy a new art program this week. Hmm…

  6. Jen

    Wow there are so many amazing looking titles on this list! I’ve been meaning to get around to The Weepers/The Other Life (think I have a NetGalley?) And Code Name Verity was ASTOUNDINGLY good. Also really want to pick up Gilt. I’ve heard good things 🙂

  7. Busy Bookblogger

    Great books! I picked up Underworld also this week! My internet was down due to storms so I am just now catching up on weekly bookshares! I love your Fresh Batch!

    My weekly bookshare post is Here