Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fresh Batch (February 12th-18th)

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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 Valiant
Lesley Livingston
Series: The Valiant #1
Publication date: February 14th 2017
by Razorbill

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Lost to history, the story of the female gladiator has never been told. Until now.

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed while defending their home from the armies of Julius Caesar.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her place in her father’s war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured by ruthless brigands who sell her to an elite training school for female gladiators owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon s family might be her only hope of survival.
Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy.

A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, “The Valiant” recounts Fallon s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.”

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

The Young Wives Club by Julie Pennell [Purchase]
Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) by Vic James [Purchase]
The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) by C.J. Redwine [Purchase]
American Street by Ibi Zoboi [Purchase]

Love Story (Love Unexpectedly #3) by Lauren Layne [Purchase]
Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes [Purchase]
Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey [Purchase]
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders [Purchase]

#famous by Jilly Gagnon [Purchase]
The Release (The Prey #3) by Tom Isbell [Purchase]
Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles #1) by Erica Cameron [Purchase]
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour [Purchase]

Quiz Queens by K.L. Denman [Purchase]
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson [Purchase]
Dare You (Nikki Kill #2) by Jennifer Brown [Purchase]
Cashmere (Velvet Trilogy #2) by Temple West [Purchase]

Recruits by Thomas Locke [Purchase]
Ones and Zeroes (Mirador #2) by Dan Wells [Purchase]
Revenge of the Evil Librarian (Evil Librarian #2) by Michelle Knudsen [Purchase]
A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White [Purchase]

Station Fosaan (Torch World series #1) by Dee Garretson [Purchase]

What’s catching your eye this week?

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