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Flavor of the week:
Devils Unto Dust
Publication date: April 10th 2018
by Greenwillow Books
Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading across the West Texas desert. Infected people—shakes—attacked the living and created havoc and destruction. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within the relatively safe walls of Glory, Texas. When Willie’s good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most dangerous shake-hunters in town, she finds herself on the hook for his debt. With two hunters, including the gruff and handsome Ben, to accompany her, she sets out across the desert in search of her father. But the desert is not kind to travelers, and not everyone will pass through alive.
Western meets horror for this riveting story about survival, family, and inner strength. Tense, short chapters propel readers from one action-packed scene to the next, while Willie’s distinctive, introspective voice deepens the emotional stakes with every turn of the page. High concept and character-driven, Emma Berquist’s debut will satisfy fans of The Magnificent Seven, Rae Carson’s Walk on Earth a Stranger, and HBO’s Westworld.
Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *
– The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2) by Veronica Roth [Purchase]
– Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody [Purchase]
– Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake [Purchase]
– The Diminished (Untitled Duology #1) by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson [Purchase]
– Isle of Blood and Stone (Isle of Blood and Stone #1) by Makiia Lucier [Purchase]
– Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2) by Lexa Hillyer [Purchase]
– Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert [Purchase]
– Sunny (Track #3) by Jason Reynolds [Purchase]
– Given to the Earth (Given Duet #2) by Mindy McGinnis [Purchase]
– Relative Strangers by Paula Garner [Purchase]
– Son of the Dawn (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #1) by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan [Purchase]
– Circe by Madeline Miller [Purchase]
– The Lost Kids (Never Ever #2) by Sara Saedi [Purchase]
– Shade (Oracle of Senders, #1) by Mere Joyce [Purchase]
– The Fall of Grace by Amy Fellner Dominy [Purchase]
– Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan [Purchase]
– Dreamer (Traveler #2) by L.E. DeLano [Purchase]
– Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles [Purchase]
– Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon [Purchase]
– Tree Dreams: A Novel by Kristin Kaye [Purchase]
What are you excited for this week?