Saturday, September 02, 2017

Fresh Batch (September 3rd – 9th)

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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:

They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera
Publication date: September 5th 2017
by HarperTeen

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On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

 

 


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *




Nothing by Annie Barrows [Purchase]
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart [Purchase]
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust [Purchase]
I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin [Purchase]


Intensity (Nick Chronicles #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon [Purchase]
Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff [Purchase]
Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1) by Heather Fawcett [Purchase]
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Purchase]


The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1) by Alexandra Bracken [Purchase]
Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel [Purchase]
The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle [Purchase]
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland [Purchase]


The Border by Steve Schafer [Purchase]
Feral Youth [Purchase]
The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente [Purchase]
Just Off The Path by Weston Sullivan [Purchase]


Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas [Purchase]
Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone [Purchase]
Welcome Home [Purchase]
The Door to January by Gillian French [Purchase]


The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters [Purchase]
Running Full Tilt by Michael Currinder [Purchase]
Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan [Purchase]
Uncanny by David Macinnis Gill [Purchase]


Apex (Hunter #3) by Mercedes Lackey [Purchase]
Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin [Purchase]
New Hoofprints in the Snow by A.M. Burns & K.T. Spence [Purchase]
She, Myself, and I by Emma Young [Purchase]


Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over by Amy Bleuel [Purchase]
Right Where You Left Me by Calla Devlin [Purchase]
The Lost Causes by Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz [Purchase]
Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1) by Heather Fawcett [Purchase]


What’s on your wishlist this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!

 

Fresh Batch (August 27th – September 2nd)

Fresh Batch (August 27th – September 2nd)

Posted by on 08/26/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

The Girl with the Red Balloon Katherine Locke Series: The Balloonmakers #1 Publication date: September 1st 2017by Albert Whitman Company

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When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

Not the Persuasion Retelling My Heart Desires: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

Not the Persuasion Retelling My Heart Desires: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

Posted by on 08/24/2017 • 1 Comment

I’ve always regarded Persuasion as my favorite Jane Austen novel so when I heard about The One That Got Away, I was immediately intrigued. There is something about the angst of a second chance romance that always draws me in and I love seeing the various takes on the classic novel. I dove into The One That Got Away expecting to enjoy it and I am not sure I did? I am also not sure I didn’t.

Retellings don’t have to follow the original storyline word for word but in my opinion a good retelling is at least very aware of the word for word storyline and has a fun take on that story. I felt like The One That Got Away didn’t really do that? It’s biggest tribute to the novel was essentially…

Binge Read a Series: Hidden Legacy by llona Andrews

Binge Read a Series: Hidden Legacy by llona Andrews

Posted by on 08/22/2017 • 1 Comment

The covers for these series may not be even remotely exciting but I can promise you that these books are worth the read. If you don’t live beneath a rock, you may be familiar with the works of powerhouse Ilona Andrews. Kate Daniels was all the rage back in the day (and I think the series is still ongoing??) and almost everyone I knew loved those books. I enjoyed them but never fell in love the way so many of my friends/acquaintances had. However, when I read Burn for Me back in 2014, I was sucked in forever and ever.

I was so upset when I found out that White Hot had been pushed back to 2017 because that meant I had to wait 2.5 years for a sequel….

Fresh Batch (August 20th – 26th)

Fresh Batch (August 20th – 26th)

Posted by on 08/19/2017 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

The Arsonist Stephanie Oakes Publication date: August 22nd 2017by 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…

Epic Cover Battles #14: Fall 2017 Titles Edition

Epic Cover Battles #14: Fall 2017 Titles Edition

Posted by on 08/17/2017 • 5 Comments

Poll poll on this blog wall, which Fall 2017 cover is the prettiest of them all?

We haven’t done an Epic Cover Battles in so long but with so many fall titles with gorgeous covers coming out, I thought it would be fun to battle some of them out! We might not know which book will be the best but perhaps judging some books by their covers will be fun anyway…

Also, its only kind of a coincidence that all the covers have similar color palettes.

MAY THE BEST COVER WIN

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…

5 Middle Grade Novels That Will Change Your Life

5 Middle Grade Novels That Will Change Your Life

Posted by on 08/11/2017 • 4 Comments

The Golden Compass changed my life when I was a kid and after more than a decade since the release of The Amber Spyglass, we are FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY getting a spin-off series that will hopefully cure me of the book-hangover I still have from reading The Amber Spyglass. I feel like middle grade is so constantly overlooked though so I decided I needed to do a post shouting out to my favorites!

1. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

This book has been out for a while but I didn’t read it until earlier this year after which, I promptly put it on my 2017 favorites shelf because it was SO AMAZING. It gave me The Thief Lord vibes but in Paris with violins and rooftops.

2. Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins…