Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fresh Batch (New Releases July 21st – 27th)

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Flavor of the week:

Fresh Batch (New Releases July 21st – 27th)Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Published by Delacorte Press on July 23rd 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, YA
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In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.


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Stacey Jay is a recovering workaholic (or at least working hard at recovering) with three pen names, two small children, and a passion for playing pretend for a living. She’s been a full time mom-writer since 2005 and can’t think of anything she’d rather be doing. Her former careers include theatre performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor (for real) and yoga instructor.

Other releases this week:
*In no particular order* *Click on title links for Goodreads*

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–  Sizzle (Bad Boy Rockers #1) by Lexi Buchanan
–  OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu [Purchase]
–  A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) by Susan Dennard [Purchase]
–  Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) by Lisa Renee Jones [Purchase]

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The White Princess (The Cousins’ War #5) by Philippa Gregory [Purchase]
The Forgotten Ones (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #6) by Pittacus Lore [Purchase]
–  Truth (Finding Anna #3) by Sherri Hayes [Purchase]
–  Starglass (Starglass #1) by Phoebe North [Purchase]

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–  Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell [Purchase]
–  The Age of Ice: A Novel by J.M. Sidorova [Purchase]
–  Lost For You (Lost #2) by B.J. Harvey
–  The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders [Purchase]

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–   Charmed (Death Escorts #2) by Cambria Hebert
– Carniepunk (Hell on Earth) [Purchase]
–  Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge by David Lubar [Purchase]
–  Broken Homes (Peter Grant #4) by Ben Aaronovitch [Purchase]

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–  Nomad by J.L. Bryan
–  Shadows of Glass (Ashes Trilogy #2) by Kassy Tayler [Purchase]
–   A Really Awesome Messby Trish Cook, Brendan Halpin [Purchase]
–  Kiss of Venom (Elemental Assassin #8.5) by Jennifer Estep [Purchase]

–   Contaminated by Em Garner [Purchase]

What’s on your wishlist this week?

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12 Responses to “Fresh Batch (New Releases July 21st – 27th)”

  1. Melanie

    There isn’t much that I’m eagerly waiting on apart from OCD Love Story after Jenni reviewed it and Starglass which looks gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing, Giselle! <33

  2. Kezia D

    Of Beast and Beauty!! Being a fan of retellings, I’m really excited for that book 😀 Oh, and Starglass too — I heard it’s pretty good!

  3. Amy @ Book Loving Mom

    Of Beast and Beauty sounds awesome! There have been some great reviews for it! I need to read Undercurrent and Nomad still. I’m still playing catch up, and getting a puppy (and the Big Brother live feeds) hasn’t been helping. I’m so distracted from reading!!

  4. Sierra

    There are some interesting looking book up there! Of Beast & Beauty is one I’ve been meaning to get around to 🙂 Nice haul!!

  5. Kristin@Blood,Sweat and Books

    Extremites and The Invention Of Murder sound right up my alley. I’m a big fan of True Crime and its been a very long time since I’ve read anything in that genre. I’m also looking forward to A Darkness Strange and Lovely and Contaminated!!

  6. Kelsey

    I have a Darkness Strange and Lovely that should be coming in, I pre-ordered it the other week 🙂 I’ve also read Nomad and it was really good!

  7. Aman

    I’ve heard really good things about OCD Love Story, so I’m definitely going to buy that one. Of Beauty and Beasts looks amazing, but I wasn’t a fan of Stacey Jay’s previous books, so I’m not sure.

  8. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

    Hmmm you know, other than Starglass there isn’t any other book on my reading/wishlist coming out this week! I mean there was Nomad, but thanks to YOURS TRULY I have a nice shiny copy as my next e-book read 😀 I *do* still need to read I Am Number Four though…my copy’s been collecting dust on my shelf for years now >.< Oh and I love the covers for the Something Strange & Deadly series but zombies = not for me.