Saturday, January 04, 2014

Fresh Batch (New Releases January 5th – 11th)

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Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
Publication date: January 7th 2014
by Viking Juvenile


For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Undone (Disclosure #1) by R.E. Hunter
Game Slaves by Gard Skinner [Purchase]
The Destiny of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence #3) by Jessica Sorensen [Purchase]
Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street #3) by Samantha Young [Purchase]

In Dreams by Erica Orloff [Purchase]
Enders (Starters #2) by Lissa Price [Purchase]
Come to Me Quietly (Closer to You #1) by A.L. Jackson [Purchase]
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd [Purchase]

Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A.G. Howard [Purchase]
Erased (Altered #2) by Jennifer Rush [Purchase]
Wanted (Most Wanted #1) by J. Kenner [Purchase]
Masquerade (Games #3) by Nyrae Dawn [Purchase]

Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) by Nina Lane [Purchase]
Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau [Purchase]
Cemetery Girl: The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy #1) by Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden [Purchase]
Love Reborn (Dead Beautiful #3) by Yvonne Woon [Purchase]

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale [Purchase]
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher [Purchase]
The Descent (The Taker Trilogy #3) by Alma Katsu [Purchase]
Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson [Purchase]

A Breath of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy #1) by Alyxandra Harvey [Purchase]
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill [Purchase]
Fugitive X (Revolution 19 #2) by Gregg Rosenblum [Purchase]
Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock #7) by Faith Hunter [Purchase]

Wide Open (Wide Awake #2) by Shelly Crane [Purchase]
Hope Flames (Hope #1) by Jaci Burton [Purchase]
Neverwas (The Amber House Trilogy #2) by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed[Purchase]
In the Blood by Lisa Unger [Purchase]

Moonrise (Low Red Moon #2) by Ivy Devlin [Purchase]
Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy #2) by Mark Frost [Purchase]
Flame (Sky Chasers #3) by Amy Kathleen Ryan [Purchase]
Promise Bound (Lies Beneath #3) by Anne Greenwood Brown [Purchase]

Darkest Fear (Birthright #1) by Cate Tiernan [Purchase]
The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard [Purchase]
Phoenix Island by John Dixon [Purchase]
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds [Purchase]

Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties #1) by Jenn Bennett [Purchase]
Passionaries (The Blessed #2) by Tonya Hurley [Purchase]
Netherworld (The Chronicles of Diana Furnaval #1) by Lisa Morton [Purchase]
Cursed By Destiny (Weird Girls #3) by Cecy Robson [Purchase]

Double Digit (Digit #2) by Annabel Monaghan [Purchase]
Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf [Purchase]
The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen by Nicholas Christopher [Purchase]
Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch [Purchase]

Zom-B Gladiator (Zom-B #6) by Darren Shan [Purchase]

Any of these making your first 2014 book purchase?


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19 Responses to “Fresh Batch (New Releases January 5th – 11th)”

  1. Pili

    Wow, so many books for this week! Clearly is the week after the holidays!
    I already read an ARC of The Almost Girl and is great!
    I’m currently reading my early arrival of my preordered copy of Unhinged, which I’m loving so far, and I think I will be getting The Impossible Knife of Memory, I’ve read such great reviews for it!

  2. czai

    I just got Altered last Christmas and haven’t got the time to read it… now Erased is already out? guess I’ll have to read it next after my current book…

  3. Kelsey

    I want to eventually read a Breath of Frost, and Independent Study was really good! I was surprised ther were so many coming out this week lol.

  4. Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain

    Unhinged and Enders have been getting a lot of buzz, as well as Being Sloane Jacobs. I’ve seen multiple positive reviews for that, and I may have to read it to see what the fuss about this particular author is all about. Also, I saw your promo for A Breath of Frost and that’s another book I’m going to have to be on the lookout for πŸ™‚

  5. Nova Lee @ Out of Time

    There are so many books here that I want!!! AHHH! I was lucky to have read Unhinged AND Defy! Both were oh-SO Good! I’m dying for Being Sloane Jacobs and The Impossible Knife of Memory!!!

    I love this feature <333

  6. Siiri

    ERASED IS OUT THIS WEEK *gasps* YES. ME NEEDS. Also, I really ought to read more of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street series. I loved the first book so yeah:) Thanks for sharing. I totally would have missed out on Erased’s release. Now I’m so exciteeedd!!

  7. Millie Dixon

    I’ve already read Unhinged and No One Else Can Have You, but it seems as if I am still excited for their releases! Ahh! So happy that they finally come out!

  8. Sabriena

    I read Unhinged as well…I’m glad it’s getting the hype it deserves and can’t wait for other people to enjoy it as much as I did!! Most of the others I haven’t really heard of though..I need to get out there more!

  9. Haley @ YA-Aholic

    Ah so many of these I need to pick up, The Impossible Knife of Memory, No One Else Can Have You, and The Killing Woods being the main three I need to get! (: I just finished Defy a few days ago, it was good/decent, could’ve been ALOT better though. (: Thanks for sharing! I love posts like this since I seem to always lose track of when books come out πŸ˜›

  10. Jessica Nicole

    The Impossible Knife of Memory is definitely top on my list of books to buy in 2014!! I’ve only read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson but I loved it and I’ve heard good things about this book too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚