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Saturday, March 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:

Strange the Dreamer
Laini Taylor
Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Publication date: March 28th 2017
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




The Breaking Light (Split City #1) by Heather Hansen [Purchase]
From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle [Purchase]
Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet #1) by Laurelin Paige [Purchase]
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman [Purchase]


A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi [Purchase]
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck [Purchase]
Vigilante by Kady Cross [Purchase]
Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser [Purchase]


The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi [Purchase]
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik [Purchase]
100 Hours (100 Hours #1) by Rachel Vincent [Purchase]
Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows [Purchase]


Honestly Ben (Openly Straight #2) by Bill Konigsberg [Purchase]
Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy [Purchase]
Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion #1) by Rosalyn Eves [Purchase]
The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil [Purchase]


The Body Market (The Wired #2) by Donna Freitas [Purchase]
Overturned by Lamar Giles [Purchase]
The Scent of Rain by Anne Montgomery [Purchase]
In Plain Sight by Laura Langston [Purchase]


Dream Forever (Dream Walker #3) by Kit Alloway [Purchase]
A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi [Purchase]
Worthy by Donna Cooner [Purchase]
Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg [Purchase]


Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom [Purchase]
Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of) by Arden Rose [Purchase]
Bull by David Elliott [Purchase]
Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian [Purchase]


Pinch Me by Gabrielle Prendergast [Purchase]
Finding What’s Real (Escaping Perfect #2) by Emma Harrison [Purchase]
Let’s Be Real: Living Life as an Open and Honest You by Natasha Bure [Purchase]
The Young Persons’ Guide to the Modern World by Richard Daniel Curtis [Purchase]


Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser [Purchase]
What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold [Purchase]


Anything catching your eye this week?

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Fresh Batch (March 19th-25th)

Fresh Batch (March 19th-25th)

Posted by on 03/18/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Shadow Run AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller Series: Kaitan Chronicles #1 Publication date: March 21st 2017by Delacorte Press

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“Firefly” meets DUNE in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is an antique.

As for Nev, he’s…

Fresh Batch (March 12th-18th)

Fresh Batch (March 12th-18th)

Posted by on 03/11/2017 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Hunted Meagan Spooner Publication date: March 14th 2017by HarperTeen

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Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman….

Fresh Batch (March 5th-11th)

Fresh Batch (March 5th-11th)

Posted by on 03/04/2017 • 3 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

You’re Welcome, Universe Whitney Gardner Publication date: March 7th 2017by Knopf

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A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti.

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast…

Fresh Batch (February 26th-March 4th)

Fresh Batch (February 26th-March 4th)

Posted by on 02/25/2017 • 3 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

The Hate U Give Angie Thomas Publication date: February 28th 2017by 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…

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…