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Saturday, February 25, 2017

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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:

The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
Publication date: February 28th 2017
by Balzer + Bray

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Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Don’t Speak (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery [Purchase]
Into the Fire (Night Prince #4) by Jeaniene Frost [Purchase]
Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller [Purchase]
Lifeblood (Everlife #2) by Gena Showalter [Purchase]


Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Purchase]
Rebels like Us by Liz Reinhardt [Purchase]
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot [Purchase]
Cole by Tijan [Purchase]


The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig [Purchase]
A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho [Purchase]
Freedom’s Slave (Dark Caravan Cycle #3) by Heather Demetrios [Purchase]
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix [Purchase]


One Blood Ruby (Seven Black Diamonds #2) by Melissa Marr [Purchase]
10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac [Purchase]
Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken [Purchase]
Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton [Purchase]


Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer [Purchase]
The Free by Lauren McLaughlin [Purchase]
Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross [Purchase]
Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail [Purchase]


Wild Lily by K.M. Peyton [Purchase]
The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale [Purchase]
Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt [Purchase]
Of the Trees by E.M Fitch [Purchase]


A Lie for a Lie by Robin Merrow MacCready [Purchase]
Avenged (The Arnaud Legacy #3) by Lynn Carthage [Purchase]
Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy [Purchase]
Splinter by Sasha Dawn [Purchase]


Future Threat (Future Shock #2) by Elizabeth Briggs [Purchase]


What are you most excited for this week?

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Fresh Batch (February 19th-25th)

Fresh Batch (February 19th-25th)

Posted by on 02/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Long May She Reign Rhiannon Thomas Publication date: February 21st 2017by HarperTeen

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.

Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have…

Fresh Batch (February 12th-18th)

Fresh Batch (February 12th-18th)

Posted by on 02/11/2017 • 3 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

The Valiant Lesley Livingston Series: The Valiant #1 Publication date: February 14th 2017by Razorbill

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Lost to history, the story of the female gladiator has never been told. Until now.

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed while defending their home from the armies of Julius Caesar.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her place in her father’s war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured by ruthless…

Fresh Batch (February 5th-11th)

Fresh Batch (February 5th-11th)

Posted by on 02/04/2017 • 3 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

To Catch a Killer Sheryl Scarborough Publication date: February 7th 2017by Tor Teen

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Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father’s identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother’s best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal…

Fresh Batch (January 29th – February 4th)

Fresh Batch (January 29th – February 4th)

Posted by on 01/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

By Your Side Kasie West Publication date: January 31st 2017by Harper Teen

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In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between…

Fresh Batch (January 22nd – 28th)

Fresh Batch (January 22nd – 28th)

Posted by on 01/21/2017 • 3 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

After the Fall Kate Hart Publication date: January 24th 2017by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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A YA debut about a teen girl who wrestles with rumors, reputation, and her relationships with two brothers.

Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn’t want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat…

Fresh Batch (January 15th – 21st)

Fresh Batch (January 15th – 21st)

Posted by on 01/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera Publication date: January 17th 2017by Soho Teen

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When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues….

Fresh Batch (January 8th – 14th)

Fresh Batch (January 8th – 14th)

Posted by on 01/07/2017 • 1 Comment

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Frostblood Elly Blake Series: Frostblood Saga #1 Publication date: January 10th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their…