Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fresh Batch (October 14th – 20th)

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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:

A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Tahereh Mafi
Publication date: October 16th 2018
by HarperTeen

Goodreads Purchase

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices by Girls Write Now [Purchase]
Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs [Purchase]
The Essence Thief (The Essence Saga, #1) by Adrianna W. Collins [Purchase]
Ciarrah’s Light (The Sun Child Chronicles #3) by Lou Hoffmann [Purchase]

Crown of Thunder (Beasts Made of Night #2) by Tochi Onyebuchi [Purchase]
The High Court (The Sky Throne #2) by Chris Ledbetter [Purchase]
Home and Away by Candice Montgomery [Purchase]
Shifters and Glyphs (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2) by Christina Bauer [Purchase]

Song of the Dryad by Natalia Leigh [Purchase]
Wind Rider (Tales of a New World #3) by P.C. Cast [Purchase]
The Brood of Nightmare (International Monster Slayers #4) by Bethany Helwig [Purchase]
Villain (Gone #8) by Michael Grant [Purchase]

A Sorrow Fierce and Falling (Kingdom on Fire #3) by Jessica Cluess [Purchase]
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks [Purchase]

Is there anything catching your eye this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!


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