Monthly Archives:: January 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fresh Batch (January 15th – 21st)

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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:

History Is All You Left Me
Adam Silvera
Publication date: January 17th 2017
by Soho Teen

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When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White[Purchase]
Keystone (Crossbreed #1) by Dannika Dark[Purchase]
The Futures by Anna Pitoniak[Purchase]
Feversong (Fever #9) by Karen Marie Moning[Purchase]

Next to Never (Fall Away #4.5) by Penelope Douglas[Purchase]
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden[Purchase]
Flawed (Ethan Frost #4) by Tracy Wolff[Purchase]
Egomaniac by Vi Keeland[Purchase]

Damaged Goods (Blank Slate #2) by Jennifer Bardsley[Purchase]
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus: With Illustrations by Eric Shanower[Purchase]
The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt[Purchase]
The Capture (The Prey #2) by Tom Isbell[Purchase]

A Stolen Crown (Stolen Royals #2) by Kelsey Keating[Purchase]
Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth [Purchase]

Anything you’ve been waiting for this week?


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A Middle Grade Novel in the Vein of Grave Mercy: Maresi by Maria Turtschanioff

A Middle Grade Novel in the Vein of Grave Mercy: Maresi by Maria Turtschanioff

Posted by on 01/10/2017 • 2 Comments

Maresi is being marketed as YA but is very much a middle grade novel. I mention this because I know a lot of people don’t enjoy MG the same way they do YA but don’t write off Maresi right away. This well-formulated MG novel is clearly a set up for even more energetic, high-stake sequels that are more YA than MG.

I think the biggest draw-back of this novel was the writing. I assume part of it is that translating from one language to another is no easy feat and I don’t want to dismiss the hard work that goes into translating. The writing did however feel a little clunky and like it needed a whole lot more polishing. I was able to move past that and ultimately really enjoy the book.


Fresh Batch (January 8th – 14th)

Fresh Batch (January 8th – 14th)

Posted by on 01/07/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Frostblood Elly Blake Series: Frostblood Saga #1 Publication date: January 10th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their…

(Some of) My Most Anticipated Books of 2017

(Some of) My Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Posted by on 01/04/2017 • 16 Comments

I was planning on doing this post at the end of last year (I cannot fucking believe 2016 was ‘last’ year) but a lot of things came up so HERE I AM with my most anticipated! I also have a giveaway on Twitter for some of my most anticipated books if you are interested (it includes some books not mentioned here but also I am limiting myself to 15 here SO I CANNOT INCLUDE EVERYTHING.) This list is not even the top of the iceberg because there are SO MANY GOOD books coming out this year and IDEK how to handle it. I am going to stick to the first half of 2017 in this list.


1. Here We Are… edited by Kelly Jensen