Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fresh Batch (October 1st – 7th)

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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:

Wild Beauty
Anna-Marie McLemore
Publication date: October 3rd 2017
by Feiwel & Friends

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Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Ally (Nemesis #2) by Anna Banks [Purchase]
The Naturalist (The Naturalist Series #1) by Andrew Mayne [Purchase]
The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan [Purchase]
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover [Purchase]


Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan [Purchase]
Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray [Purchase]
27 Hours (The Nightside Saga #1) by Tristina Wright [Purchase]
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston [Purchase]


The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency #1) by K. Arsenault Rivera [Purchase]
Ringer (Replica #2) by Lauren Oliver [Purchase]
The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli [Purchase]
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway [Purchase]


Devils & Thieves (Devils & Thieves #1) by Jennifer Rush [Purchase]
The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook [Purchase]
The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle [Purchase]
Top Ten by Katie Cotugno [Purchase]


Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni [Purchase]
Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2) by Nnedi Okorafor [Purchase]
Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider [Purchase]
Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather [Purchase]


Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis [Purchase]
Satellite by Nick Lake [Purchase]
Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz [Purchase]
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani [Purchase]


Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown [Purchase]
On the Free by Coert Voorhees [Purchase]
Star Touched by A.L. Kaplan [Purchase]
Bitterfrost (Mythos Academy: Colorado) by Jennifer Estep [Purchase]


The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood [Purchase]
We Can’t Be Friends: A True Story by Cyndy Drew Etler [Purchase]
Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow #3) by Pintip Dunn [Purchase]
Elites of Eden (Children of Eden #2) by Joey Graceffa [Purchase]


Strange Fire (Anchor & Sophia #1) by Tommy Wallach [Purchase]
Firewall by Sean Rodman [Purchase]
Being Roy by Julie Aitcheson [Purchase]
Select (Select #1) by Marit Wiesenberg [Purchase]


We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards [Purchase]
Remember Me Always by Renee Collins [Purchase]
Earth Hates Me: True Confessions from a Teenage Girl by Ruby Karp [Purchase]
Jek/Hyde by Amy Ross [Purchase]


Never Apart by Romily Bernard [Purchase]


What’s catching your eye this week?

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A Raw and Poignant Exploration of Mental Health: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

A Raw and Poignant Exploration of Mental Health: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Posted by on 09/27/2017 • 4 Comments

Everyone raved about Our Chemical Hearts when it came out last year but because my tbr is overflowing and I am always short on time, I never did get around to reading it. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares immediately caught my attention because it had such a cutesy title, cover & blurb but don’t let any of that fool you because this book will fucking break your heart.

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares is such a raw, poignant exploration of mental health and I don’t even know where to begin unpacking my feels for those books. (But also, can we all agree that unpacking feels for books you love is so much harder than talking about books you hate?)

Esther Solar believes her family has been cursed…

Fresh Batch (September 24th – 30th)

Fresh Batch (September 24th – 30th)

Posted by on 09/23/2017 • 2 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

There’s Someone Inside Your House Stephanie Perkins Publication date: September 26th 2017by Dutton Books for Young Readers

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Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

7 Books Out 2017 That I Still Need To Read

7 Books Out 2017 That I Still Need To Read

Posted by on 09/20/2017 • 9 Comments

I am the self-proclaimed queen of lists (fight me) but since I started school, I haven’t had much time to be creative and come up with fun book-ish lists. I’ve also been staring at my TBR pile with guilt because so many amazing books have already come out in the year 2017 that I haven’t read it and I need to get ON TOP OF MY SHIT. SO. This list is an ode to those books. I’ll read them someday, y’all.

1. The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

Honestly, this book has such a gorgeous cover and I am here for it. I NEED TO READ MY COPY, FFS *shakes fist at self*

2. The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

I didn’t know about The First Rule of Punk…

A Semi-Definitive List of My 5 Worst Fears/Nightmares

A Semi-Definitive List of My 5 Worst Fears/Nightmares

Posted by on 09/18/2017 • 3 Comments

Hey hey hey! A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares is an important book that addresses mental health/phobias so I decided to share some of my fears/nightmares with y’all. Things are about to get weirdly personal (but also a little silly because that’s just who I am so if you’re not into that, I say it’s time to close your browser or email and do something else.

A Semi-Definitive List of My 5 Worst Fears/Nightmares

1. When I was a kid, I developed an odd fear of heights that never went away. When I was a kid, it wasn’t that the height scared me but more that I would lose something or someone important to me. Now it’s both?

2. Dying alone. I know a lot of people will share this…

Fresh Batch (September 17th – 23rd)

Fresh Batch (September 17th – 23rd)

Posted by on 09/16/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Jane, Unlimited Kristin Cashore Publication date: September 19th 2017by Kathy Dawson Books

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Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who…

Superhero Beginnings: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Superhero Beginnings: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Posted by on 09/14/2017 • 4 Comments

I want this review to start on an honest note and I would like to admit that I haven’t read any of the Wonder Woman comics or watched the movie that recently came out (for reasons I am not going to dive into for the purposes of this review.) However, I’ve always been fascinated by her and when I found out that Leigh Bardugo was the one writing the Wonder Woman origin story for the D.C. Icons series, I knew it was TIME.

The reason I even bother mentioning all of that is because I know that I won’t be able to speak to whether or not Leigh Bardugo did Wonder Woman justice (although, I am sure she did.) However, I ~can~ speak to this as an origin story and…

Fresh Batch (September 10th – 16th)

Fresh Batch (September 10th – 16th)

Posted by on 09/09/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Warcross Marie Lu Series: Warcross #1 Publication date: September 12th 2017by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young

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For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing…