Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fresh Batch (New Releases August 24th – 30th)

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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:

Ellen Hopkins
Publication date: August 26th 2014
by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Can an atheist be saved? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of faith and forgiveness with brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance.

“There is no God, no benevolent ruler of the earth, no omnipotent grand poobah of countless universes. Because if there was…my little brother would still be fishing or playing basketball instead of fertilizing cemetery vegetation.”

Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything.

Not in family—his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. And certainly not in some “It Gets Better” psychobabble.

No matter what his girlfriend Hayden says about faith and forgiveness, there’s no way Matt’s letting go of blame. He’s decided to “live large and go out with a huge bang,” and whatever happens happens. But when a horrific event plunges Matt into a dark, silent place, he hears a rumble…a rumble that wakes him up, calling everything he’s ever disbelieved into question.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies #5) by Pittacus Lore [Purchase]
The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost [Purchase]
Greenglass House by Kate Milford [Purchase]
Maid of Deception (Maids of Honor #2) by Jennifer McGowan [Purchase]

The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner [Purchase]
Sweet Fall (Sweet Home #3) by Tillie Cole [Purchase]
No Limits (Ultimate #1) by Lori Foster [Purchase]
Lock In by John Scalzi [Purchase]

Sanctum (Asylum #2) by Madeleine Roux [Purchase]
On the Record (Record #2) by K.A. Linde [Purchase]
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton [Purchase]
Deliverance (Defiance #3) by C.J. Redwine [Purchase]

Feral by Holly Schindler [Purchase]
Contaminated 2: Mercy Mode by Em Garner [Purchase]
The Aftermath by Jen Alexander [Purchase]
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall [Purchase]

I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1) by Ann Aguirre [Purchase]
The Furies by Natalie Haynes [Purchase]
The Best Kind of Trouble (The Hurley Boys #1) by Lauren Dane [Purchase]
Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) by Alexandra Adornetto [Purchase]

Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles #2) by Lenore Appelhans [Purchase]
Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo [Purchase]
Sisters (Smile #2) by Raina Telgemeier [Purchase]
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm [Purchase]

It’s in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor #10) by Jill Shalvis [Purchase]
One Death, Nine Stories [Purchase]
Havoc (Dred Chronicles #2) by Ann Aguirre [Purchase]
Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner [Purchase]

The Swap by Megan Shull [Purchase]
yolo (Internet Girls #4) by Lauren Myracle [Purchase]
The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans #3) by Kevin Emerson [Purchase]
How to Fall (Jess Tennant #1) by Jane Casey [Purchase]

Flashpoint (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable #4) by Gordon Korman [Purchase]
Amity by Micol Ostow [Purchase]
The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff [Purchase]
Rival (Fall Away #2) by Penelope Douglas [Purchase]

Battle Angel (Immortal City #3) by Scott Speer [Purchase]
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters [Purchase]
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad #5) by Tana French [Purchase]
The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) by Brent Weeks [Purchase]

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts (Wonder Companion) by R.J. Palacio [Purchase]
Don’t Let Go (PERSEFoNE #3) by Michelle Gagnon [Purchase]
The Zoo at the Edge of the World by Eric Kahn Gale [Purchase]
Lovers & Haters by Calvin Slater [Purchase]

Astray (Gated #2) by Amy Christine Parker [Purchase]
Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin [Purchase]
If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy [Purchase]
A Whispered Darkness by Vanessa Barger [Purchase]

Faces of the Dead by Suzanne Weyn [Purchase]
This is Falling by Ginger Scott [Purchase]
Undead with Benefits (Eat, Brains, Love #2) by Jeff Hart [Purchase]
Rebels (The Safe Lands #3) by Jill Williamson [Purchase]

The Island of Excess Love (Love in the Time of Global Warming #2) by Francesca Lia Block [Purchase]
Bombay Blues (Born Confused #2) by Tanuja Desai Hidier [Purchase]
Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan [Purchase]

Oof! Quite the release week! Anything you’ve been pining for?


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9 Responses to “Fresh Batch (New Releases August 24th – 30th)”

  1. Amy @ Book Loving Mom

    I really want to get Rumble. I love Ellen Hopkins!! I wasn’t a huge fan of Amity. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t really do much for me either. Feral was decent and I really enjoyed The Swap. That book was super cute. I just got A Little Something Different for review and I am looking forward to it. There’s nothing coming out that I am super looking forward to besides Ellen Hopkins new book though.

  2. Chyna @ Lite-Rate-Ture

    Thank you for sharing these! I’m so excited for The aftermath and A Little Something Different HAHA I’ve read I want it that way by Ann Aguirre, it’s not a good book. It’s better to just ignore it HAHA I’m so mean…

  3. Sarah C.

    So many books I’ve been looking forward to: The Winter Guests, The Paying Guests, Six Feet Over It, A Little Something Different, and The Miniaturist! And One Death, Nine Stories and Greenglass House both look good. I see my hold list at the library growing much longer in the near future. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Pili

    Wow! This IS gonna be a full week, so many releases!
    I always like this post cause it reminds me about how many books to expect that I’ve preordered! So far this week only two, Deliverance, I Want It That Way and A Little SOmething Different! But I think The Miniaturist is really calling my name too!