Yearly Archives:: 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fresh Batch (October 22nd – 28th)

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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 Afterlife of Holly Chase
Cynthia Hand
Publication date: October 24th 2017
by HarperTeen

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On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Expelled by James Patterson [Purchase]
Calling My Name by Liara Tamani [Purchase]
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds [Purchase]
The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano [Purchase]


Us Kids Know by J.J. Strong [Purchase]
Out of Tune (A Riley Donovan Mystery #3) by Norah McClintock [Purchase]
Meant to Be by Julie Halpern [Purchase]
Washing Ashore (Spark of Life Book 3) by Ginna Moran [Purchase]


Rage of the Dragon King (The Chronicles of Fallhollow #2) by J. Keller Ford [Purchase]


Anything on your wishlist this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!

 

5 Ultimate OTP Meet-Cutes

Posted by on 10/19/2017 • 4 Comments

1. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

The MCs are internet buds but when they meet IRL, they don’t know that it’s the other person and its an awkward first meeting.

2. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

The MCs meet because one of them is about to be executed and one of them is the one making that decision… 😉

3. Angelfall by Susan Ee

The MCs meet when one of them finds the other “broken and wingless on the street.”

4. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

The MCs kind of meet when one of them falls head first into a world they didn’t know they existed? One of them is a sketchy little shit too… Also, the OTP in this reason is why I created my OTP…

Fresh Batch (October 15th – 21st)

Fresh Batch (October 15th – 21st)

Posted by on 10/14/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Dear Martin Nic Stone Publication date: October 17th 2017by Crown Books for Young Readers

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Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther…

E.K. Johnston’s Favorite Victorian Woman

E.K. Johnston’s Favorite Victorian Woman

Posted by on 10/13/2017 • 2 Comments

Hey everyone! Welcome to Xpresso Reads’ blog tour stop for The Inevitable Victorian Thing! E.K. Johnston won my heart over last year with Exit, Pursued by a Bear and I’ve been a fan ever since! While I haven’t had the chance to read The Inevitable Victorian Thing yet, I am sure it will be amazing and I am sure I will be a FAN. Anyway! Today! We have the lovely E.K. Johnston over on the blog talking about her favorite victorian woman.

E.K. Johnston’s Favorite Victorian Woman

Okay, so my serious answer to this question is Ada Lovelace for a bunch of reasons that you can look up on tumblr.

But my actual answer is a little different.

The year is 1886. At Oxford, four students and one woman (who is a student in…

A Fun Read If A Little Romance Heavy: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

A Fun Read If A Little Romance Heavy: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Posted by on 10/11/2017 • 2 Comments

While I admittedly have some complex feelings about Anna and the French Kiss, I can wholeheartedly say that I enjoy Stephanie Perkins’ writing style and that when I heard about There’s Someone Inside Your House, I was extremely excited to see how her unique writing style would translate across genres.

It did take me a while to get into There’s Someone Inside Your House so it is slow-going but as soon as things started getting bloodier and gorier, I was HERE FOR IT and I just got sucked in.

While it does kind of suck it took me a while to get into There’s Someone Inside Your House, I think it also makes sense because it is drawing from the classic horror movie, Scream and classic horror movies take time…

Fresh Batch (October 8th – 14th)

Fresh Batch (October 8th – 14th)

Posted by on 10/07/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Turtles All the Way Down John Green Publication date: October 10th 2017by Dutton Books for Young Readers

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Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Romance Mini-Reviews #2: The good and the okay

Romance Mini-Reviews #2: The good and the okay

Posted by on 10/06/2017 • 0 Comments

A Taste of Honey Rose Lerner

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Fire and ice cream…

Robert Moon risked everything, including his father’s hardwon legacy, to open his beloved Honey Moon Confectionery on the busiest street in Lively St. Lemeston. Now he’s facing bankruptcy and debtor’s prison.

When a huge catering order comes in, he agrees to close the sweet-shop for a week to fill it. There’s only one problem: his apprentice is out of town, so his beautiful shop-girl Betsy Piper must help Robert in the kitchen.

Betsy’s spent the last year trying to make her single-minded boss look up from his pastries and notice that she would be the perfect wife. Now the two of them are alone in a kitchen full of sweet things. With just…

Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore: 10 Awesome Umbrellas

Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore: 10 Awesome Umbrellas

Posted by on 10/03/2017 • 5 Comments

Welcome to Xpresso Reads’ tour stop for Jane, Unlimited! In Jane, Unlimited, the MC is obsessed with making umbrellas and so I was inspired to do a post dedicated to some of the super cute umbrellas out there.

10 Awesome Umbrellas You Will Want to Own

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This cute one from Kate Spade. Those eyes are throwin all the shade at the rain for you.

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I found this one for all your subtle rainbow needs. Also, can you imagine twirling that in the rain??? It seems like so much fun.

3. 

This one will let you embrace your inner Wednesday Addams and I think that’s fucking important.

4. 

I would highly suggest not looking at the prize tag on this one because there is a chance it’ll give you a heart attack. BUT….