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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fresh Batch (August 20th – 26th)

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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 Arsonist
Stephanie Oakes
Publication date: August 22nd 2017
by Dial Books

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Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching. For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they’ll be reunited . . . despite all evidence that this will never happen.

Pepper Yusef is not your average teenage boy. A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer . . . or fail out of school.

And Ava Dreyman—the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall—is unlike anyone you’ve met before.

When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, back in 1989. Using Ava’s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there’s more to her life—and death—than meets the eye. Someone is lying to them. And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens [Purchase]
The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember [Purchase]
The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter [Purchase]
After the Game (The Field Party #3) by Abbi Glines [Purchase]


Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith [Purchase]
Thin Places by Lesley Choyce [Purchase]
Wings Unseen by Rebecca Gomez Farrell [Purchase]


What’s on your wishlist this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!

 

Fresh Batch (August 13th – 19th)

Fresh Batch (August 13th – 19th)

Posted by on 08/12/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

A Map for Wrecked Girls Jessica Taylor Publication date: August 15th 2017by Dial Books

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A Fall 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection!

We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now.

Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.

I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off…

Fresh Batch (August 6th – 12th)

Fresh Batch (August 6th – 12th)

Posted by on 08/05/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Shimmer and Burn Mary Taranta Publication date: August 8th 2017by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle…

Fresh Batch (July 30th – August 5th)

Fresh Batch (July 30th – August 5th)

Posted by on 07/29/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

The Secret History of Us Jessi Kirby Publication date: August 1st 2017by HarperTeen

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Gorgeously written and emotionally charged, The Secret History of Us explores the difficult journey of a teenage girl who must piece her life together after losing her memory in a near-fatal accident.

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a car accident that almost took her life, she can’t remember the details about how she got there. She figures the fog is just a symptom of being in a week-long coma, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last several…

Fresh Batch (July 23rd – 29th)

Fresh Batch (July 23rd – 29th)

Posted by on 07/22/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Daughter of the Burning City Amanda Foody Publication date: July 25th 2017by Harlequin Teen

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A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her…

Fresh Batch (July 16th – 22nd)

Fresh Batch (July 16th – 22nd)

Posted by on 07/15/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

The Library of Fates Aditi Khorana Publication date: July 18th 2017by Razorbill

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A romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore, perfect for fans of The Star-Touched Queen and The Wrath and the Dawn

No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough.

The unthinkable happens, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but…

Fresh Batch (July 9th – 15th)

Fresh Batch (July 9th – 15th)

Posted by on 07/08/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

What to Say Next Julie Buxbaum Publication date: July 11th 2017by Delacorte Press

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell.

Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

KIT: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How…

Fresh Batch (July 2nd – 8th)

Fresh Batch (July 2nd – 8th)

Posted by on 07/01/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Coming Up for Air Miranda Kenneally Series: Hundred Oaks # Publication date: July 4th 2017by Sourcebooks Fire

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Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.

All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of…