Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.
Flavor of the week:
The Hate U Give
Publication date: February 28th 2017
by Balzer + Bray
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *
– Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery [Purchase]
– Into the Fire (Night Prince #4) by Jeaniene Frost [Purchase]
– Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller [Purchase]
– Lifeblood (Everlife #2) by Gena Showalter [Purchase]
– The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig [Purchase]
– A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho [Purchase]
– Freedom’s Slave (Dark Caravan Cycle #3) by Heather Demetrios [Purchase]
– Frogkisser! by Garth Nix [Purchase]
– One Blood Ruby (Seven Black Diamonds #2) by Melissa Marr [Purchase]
– 10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac [Purchase]
– Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken [Purchase]
– Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton [Purchase]
– Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer [Purchase]
– The Free by Lauren McLaughlin [Purchase]
– Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross [Purchase]
– Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail [Purchase]
What are you most excited for this week?