Sunday, July 01, 2012

Fresh Batch (July 1st – 7th)

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

Flavor of the week:

Tiger Lily
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Release date: July 3rd, 2012
by HarperCollins

 

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

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I write books about vaguely magical peach orchards, resorts in the afterlife, enigmatic island princesses beloved by Tinkerbell, and…civics! I was an awkward and strange child who kept lots of secrets. Now I live with a sweet Basenji dog named Peanut who loves to eat shoes, and a sweet husband who is good at all the things I’m bad at, like being organized and thinking things through. I’ve loved writing and reading about mythical and strange things since I can remember



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

Trapped inside the City walls, Eve uncovers a shocking secret about her past–and is forced to confront the harsh reality of her future. When she discovers Caleb is alive, Eve attempts to flee her prison so they can be together–but the consequences could be deadly.

As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life.

 
A toxic beef supply has turned millions of people into Heathens–flesh hungry corpses–and cities are putting themselves under quarantine. Hundreds of miles from home with no food and trapped by vigilantes, Jack Heart descends into a desperate, violent place in order to survive.

For nearly a decade, Kasey Morris has dreamed about one man – the eccentric doctor who saved her life when she was twelve. Now, a Paladin, she’s charged with the daunting task of defending humanity from vampires, shapeshifters, and other supernatural creatures.

Kathy is an innocent, an outsider who longs to belong somewhere. Anywhere. Dreams of her half-sister Amber and of the centuries old Highgate Vampire are taking her to places she doesn’t want to go. Kathy can’t stop the sequence of events. If her nightmares and reality collide, the Highgate Vampire will come to take her soul…

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Ophelia’s been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.

Forensic witch Bianca Sin has never seen anything like it: homeless teenage girls torn to pieces by dark magic in the cold shadows of the city. More terrifying still is the symbol written in blood on an alley wall–the unmistakable seal of the Dark Brethren.

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Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, the Vampiric Fae are on the move, hunting anyone in their path.

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Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town–and Becca–into a tailspin.

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Sent to the ruined, isolated palace of Woodstock to serve the disgraced Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and half-sister of Queen Mary, Meg discovers her skills are of interest to the outcast princess, who is desperate to know if she will ever claim the throne.

Frost is cursed – possessed by a wolf demon that brings death everywhere she goes. Desperate to find a cure, she flees her home, only to be captured by the Ruan Hill Guard.

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With only a week until graduation, there’s one last thing Mary and her friends must do together: participate in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. And Mary is determined to win.

Anna still finds it hard to believe that Seth loves her and has vowed to suppress her powers, no matter what. But magic – like love – is uncontrollable. It spills out with terrible consequences, and soon, Anna is being hunted.

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When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She’s even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper’s cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Kat Redding is a vampire with a job to do—wiping out the vamps and werewolves who prey on Pureblood humans. Someone has to do it…as long as that someone is her. But suddenly Kat, also known as Lady Death, has competition, and it’s causing problems.

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Sammael – call him Sam – was an angel once. An angel of death. But the dispassionate, watch-from-above thing just wasn’t working for him when it meant watching evil torture innocent souls day in and day out.

Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop’s detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother’s supposed suicide, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet.

In steam age America, men, monsters, machines and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, one man fights to hold on to his humanity–and his honor. . . 

Tory and her friends are celebrating the success of a second mission to aid WWII Britain when an urgent summons calls them back to their own time: Napoleon is on the brink of invading England.

After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people.

After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefully on her own. But her tranquility doesn’t last long: she receives news that the tribe is on the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership.

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Gwen possesses the unique ability to pick up any language in an instant—a power that will globally expand the profitable family business. As dutiful future leader of her race of water elementals, she’ll do anything to protect her people’s secrets and bloodlines—including enter an arranged marriage.

Darian is determined to reunite Raif and the daughter he thought was dead, but her mission quickly proves dangerous when her lover Tyler is almost killed. And when a brooding and mysterious Fae warrior offers his guidance—at an extraordinary price—Darian finds herself willing to risk everything.

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Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That’s bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real?


Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia.

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A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns.

The members of Savannah’s Magnolia League have it all: money, beauty, power, and love. Some may call them lucky, but we know better. Spells, potions, and conjures are a girl’s best friends, and thanks to the Buzzards — a legendary hoodoo family — the Magnolias never run out of friends.

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In an underground club, a high-ranking public official spends his secret nights indulging in fantasies as exciting as they are depraved. For a seductive employee of the Dungeon, it’s her job to fulfill them. But she’s playing a far more dangerous game

Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline – an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister – has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is fast running out…

When Lily Sanderson decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia, she knew she couldn’t just coast along in the current. But since she’s spent the last couple of years on land—with gorgeous human Quince by her side—Lily’s not sure she has the fins to lead a kingdom.




Gold is the story of Zoe and Kate, world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of Elite training.

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Shiloh Ravenwolf thought she was getting used to the strange events in Whispering Pines, until the full moon brings another surge of supernatural threats to her coastal town.

Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn’t mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school.

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Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.

Vampires, werewolves, mages–the Others are very real, and wreaking havoc in Shiarra Waynest’s life. But now, she’s returning the favor…

 

Wowza! 
I’m sure there’s something in here you want, right?

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22 Responses to “Fresh Batch (July 1st – 7th)”

  1. Leanne

    Peter Pan was one of my favourite Disney characters and children’s book as a kid. :) Tiger Lily sounds very interesting, and the author sounds like a lovely person. :)

    Lots of hot new releases coming out this week! Thanks for sharing, Giselle.

  2. bookworm105

    Really want to read Tiger Lily. I am sure when i read it i am going to hate Wendy. This Girl is Trouble sounds interesting and i love the cover.

    Thank for sharing and happy reading! =D

  3. Silverlight

    wowza, is right!! I see so many I want, and soo many I never heard of that I want!!

    Tainted Night Tainted Blood, Stalking The Others, Frost Fire, Nightseeker, …ohhh the list goes on!!

    Thanks for posting, hun! :)

  4. Amy

    Wow there’s a lot of books coming out this week!! There are a few that I want to read, but nothing I am dying for. Dark Companion is one I will have to get eventually and Team Human sounds pretty good. I really liked Tiger Lily. I want to get a finished copy of that too.

  5. Kelly

    Tiger Lily!!! I’ve been waiting on this one forever. I’d forgotten it’s release was this week. Thanks for reminding me! I’m definitely picking up a copy of this one. :)

  6. Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan

    The Highgate Vampire is awesome. I really enjoyed it. I don’t think the blurb does the book justice though. And I also really liked Dark Companion. I don’t think there’s anything else I’m interested in here :) Read my review of The Highgate Vampire tomorrow on my blog if you get a chance.

  7. Shooting Stars Mag

    Oh gosh, The Hollow City sounds awesome. I hadn’t heard of it before…I really want it now. Not to mention God Save the Queen, Team Human, and the White Trash Zombies series (I need the first before I get the newest).

    -Lauren

  8. Meg K.

    TIGER LILY sounds amazing. :D I wasn’t really a fan of Peter Pan, but I think I’ll give TL a chance. :P The rest of the books look awesome, too!

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lexie

    TIGER LILY! I so wish that one released before I have to leave. I’ve wanted that one for ages, because . . . well . . . Peter Pan. It looks fantastic!

    Also very very excited for Team Human, Dark Companion, and Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone. :D Lots of releases this week!

  10. Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    Oh, there are a lot of great books releasings! I can’t wait for my copy of Tiger Lily <3

    And finally I can read ‘Once’! I quite liked Eve, so it’s nice to find out what’s going to happen.

    Witchstruck looks fascinating. I like everything that has to do with The Tudors, so a book that mentions Elizabeth catches my attention ^^

    And Team Human sounds great. I read a lot of positive reviews about this one: and the main character’s name is Mel :D Great.

  11. Nataly

    The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life is one I REALLY want. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone sounds good too and I have the Eve series on my to-read list:)

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