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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Fresh Batch (January 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:

Truly Devious
Maureen Johnson
Series: Truly Devious #1
Publication date: January 16th 2018
by HarperCollins

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New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson weaves a delicate tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a striking new series, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and E. Lockhart.

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”

Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

The two interwoven mysteries of this first book in the Truly Devious series dovetail brilliantly, and Stevie Bell will continue her relentless quest for the murderers in books two and three.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Lullaby (The Sand Maiden #1) by L.R.W. Lee [Purchase]
Zenith (The Androma Saga #1) by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings [Purchase]
Blood and Sand (Untitled #1) by C.V. Wyk [Purchase]
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed [Purchase]


Poison’s Cage (Poison’s Kiss #2) by Breeana Shields [Purchase]
Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga #4) by Pierce Brown [Purchase]
All That Was by Karen Rivers [Purchase]
Learning Seventeen (Orca Soundings) by Brooke Carter [Purchase]


You Won’t Know I’m Gone (The Black Angel Chronicles #2) by Kristen Orlando [Purchase]
The Tremblers (Blackburn Chronicles #1) by Raquel Byrnes [Purchase]


What are you looking forward to reading this week?

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Fresh Batch (January 7th – 13th)

Fresh Batch (January 7th – 13th)

Posted by on 01/06/2018 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Nice Try, Jane Sinner Lianne Oelke Publication date: January 9th 2018by Clarion Books

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The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.

Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people…

Fresh Batch (December 31st – January 6th)

Fresh Batch (December 31st – January 6th)

Posted by on 12/30/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

The Cruel Prince Holly Black Series: The Folk of the Air #1 Publication date: January 2nd 2018by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous…

Fresh Batch (December 24th – 30th)

Fresh Batch (December 24th – 30th)

Posted by on 12/23/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Love, Life, and the List Kasie West Publication date: December 26th 2017by HarperTeen

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Everyone knows Abby Turner is in love with her best friend, Cooper Wells. Including Cooper Wells. But despite what people tell her, it doesn’t affect their friendship. And she’s practically over it, anyway. What she really can’t get over is when her boss at the local museum tells her that her paintings lack heart.

Art is Abby’s passion and she hopes her future as well. She is determined to change his mind and earn her way into the upcoming exhibit at the gallery. So along with her family’s…

Fresh Batch (December 17th-23rd)

Fresh Batch (December 17th-23rd)

Posted by on 12/16/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Prince in Disguise Stephanie Kate Strohm Publication date: December 19th 2017by Disney Hyperion

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Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again.

Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.

As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to…

Fresh Batch (December 10th-16th)

Fresh Batch (December 10th-16th)

Posted by on 12/09/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

The Truth Beneath the Lies Amanda Searcy Publication date: December 12th 2017by Delacorte Press

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Fight or Flight.

All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limit Foods. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving.

All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of…

Fresh Batch (December 3rd-9th)

Fresh Batch (December 3rd-9th)

Posted by on 12/02/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Foolish Hearts Emma Mills Publication date: December 5th 2017by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s…

Fresh Batch (Nov 26th – Dec 2nd)

Fresh Batch (Nov 26th – Dec 2nd)

Posted by on 11/25/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

The Chaos of Standing Still Jessica Brody Publication date: November 28th 2017by Simon Pulse

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Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past thanks to the charm of romance, the uniqueness of strangers, and the magic of ordinary places in this stunning novel from the author of Boys of Summer.

Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it’s been there for almost a year.

She hasn’t tried to read it. She can’t. She won’t. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before…