Saturday, March 31, 2018

Fresh Batch (April 1-7)

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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:

Dread Nation
Justina Ireland
Series: Dread Nation #1
Publication date: April 3rd 2018
by Balzer + Bray

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Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Neverland by Margot McGovern [Purchase]
Rebound (The Crossover 0.5) by Kwame Alexander [Purchase]
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding [Purchase]
Stormcaster (Shattered Realms #3) by Cinda Williams Chima [Purchase]

As She Fades by Abbi Glines [Purchase]
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett [Purchase]
The Window by Amelia Brunskill [Purchase]
Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion [Purchase]

The Oracle Queen (Three Dark Crowns 0.1) by Kendare Blake [Purchase]
Queens of Fennbirn (Three Dark Crowns 0.5) by Kendare Blake [Purchase]
Munmun by Jesse Andrews [Purchase]
Defy the Worlds (Constellation #2) by Claudia Gray [Purchase]

Loser’s Bracket by Chris Crutcher [Purchase]
Autonomous by Andy Marino [Purchase]
The White Hare by Michael Fishwick [Purchase]
Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett [Purchase]

Antipodes by Michele Bacon [Purchase]
Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown [Purchase]
Infamous (Beautiful Idols #3) by Alyson Noel [Purchase]
Hiding by Henry Turner [Purchase]

My Life as a Youtuber (My Life #7) by Janet Tashjian[Purchase]
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett [Purchase]
Future Lost (Future Shock #3) by Elizabeth Briggs [Purchase]
Black Chuck by Regan McDonell [Purchase]

Unraveled (Perfected #3) by Kate Jarvik Birch [Purchase]
Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted [Purchase]
Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren [Purchase]

What’s on your wishlist this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!


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