Saturday, August 25, 2018

Fresh Batch (August 26th – Sept 1st)

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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:

Somaiya Daud
Series: Mirage #1
Publication date: August 28th 2018
by Flatiron Books

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In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab [Purchase]
Seafire (Seafire #1) by Natalie C. Parker [Purchase]
Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft [Purchase]
The Towering Sky (The Thousandth Floor #3) by Katharine McGee [Purchase]

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram [Purchase]
Access Restricted (Word$ #2) by Gregory Scott Katsoulis [Purchase]
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger [Purchase]
Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes [Purchase]

The Soul Keepers by Devon Taylor [Purchase]
The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner [Purchase]
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews [Purchase]
Crew by Tijan [Purchase]

Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows #2) by Linsey Miller [Purchase]
Lucky Break by Brooke Carter [Purchase]
In Another Time by Caroline Leech [Purchase]
Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall #2) by Aden Polydoros [Purchase]

The Thing You’re Good at by Lesley Choyce [Purchase]
Hide and Shriek by Alison Hughes [Purchase]
The Mask by Eric Howling [Purchase]
Mayan Murder by Martha Brack Martin [Purchase]

Ghost Boy by Stafford Betty[Purchase]
Meet Me at the Intersection by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Rebecca Lim [Purchase]

What’s catching your eye this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!


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2 Responses to “Fresh Batch (August 26th – Sept 1st)”

  1. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

    I haven’t been online much over the last month due to our move. So I have a lot of catching up to do. It looks like there are a lot of amazing looking books coming out. Mirage sounds really good. I’m also going to need to check out Crew and Seafire.