Saturday, March 19, 2016

Fresh Batch (March 20th – 26th)

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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 Way I Used to Be
Amber Smith
Publication date: March 22nd 2016
by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault.

Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.

What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year—this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, and while learning to embrace a power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke [Purchase]
Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles #3) by Lauren DeStefano [Purchase]
The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule [Purchase]
The Moth and the Flame (The Wrath and the Dawn 0.25) by Renee Ahdieh [Purchase]

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson [Purchase]
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye [Purchase]
This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang [Purchase]
Harmony House by Nic Sheff [Purchase]

Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett [Purchase]
The Skylighter (The Keepers’ Chronicles #2) by Becky Wallace [Purchase]
Trust Me (Find Me #3) by Romily Bernard [Purchase]
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney [Purchase]

In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers
All that Jazz (A Butler Cove Novel) by Natasha Boyd [Purchase]
Call Forth the Waves by L.J. Hatton [Purchase]
Relevance (The Six #2.5) by Sonya Loveday

Zom-B Goddess (Zom-B #12) by Darren Shan [Purchase]
I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan [Purchase]
The Last Execution by Jesper Wung-Sung [Purchase]
Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn [Purchase]

Bloodmoon (Bloodmark Saga, #3) by Aurora Whittet [Purchase]
The Broken Haven by Sarah Galyean Jones [Purchase]
The Inn Between by Marina Cohen [Purchase]
On Cue by Cristy Watson [Purchase]

Anything catching your eye this week?


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2 Responses to “Fresh Batch (March 20th – 26th)”

  1. Rachel Lightwood @ Quite the Novel Idea

    There’s not that many I want to read from this list, sadly. I’ve already read Harmony House and wasn’t a fan. The only ones I’m anticipating are This is Where the World Ends and Wink Poppy Midnight… maybe there will be some hidden gems? *fingers crossed*

  2. Ari

    These all look super interesting, it’s a week of beautiful covers for sure!! I’ve heard so many great things about Wink Poppy Midnight so would love to check it out. xx