Saturday, August 05, 2017

Fresh Batch (August 6th – 12th)

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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:

Shimmer and Burn
Mary Taranta
Publication date: August 8th 2017
by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert[Purchase]
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones [Purchase]
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee [Purchase]
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle [Purchase]

Reunited (Reawakened #3) by Colleen Houck [Purchase]
This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker [Purchase]
Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews [Purchase]
Our Broken Pieces by Sarah White [Purchase]

Colorless (Colorless #1) by Rita Stradling [Purchase]
League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis [Purchase]
In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody [Purchase]
The Woodlands Series Boxed Set by Lauren Nicolle Taylor [Purchase]

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian [Purchase]
A Justified Bitch (A Las Vegas Mystery, #1) by H.G. McKinnis [Purchase]
Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge & Carrie DuBois-Shaw [Purchase]
Raise It Up by Nick Wilgus [Purchase]

Piglettes by Clémentine Beauvais [Purchase]
The Bakersville Dozen by Kristina McBride [Purchase]

What’s catching your eye this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!


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