Saturday, May 18, 2019

Fresh Batch (May 19th – 25th)

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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:

Happily and Madly
Alexis Bass
Publication date: May 21st 2019
by Tor Teen

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Maris Brown has been told two things about her destiny:

1. She will fall happily and madly in love.
2. She could be dead before she turns eighteen.

The summer before that fateful birthday, Maris is in the wealthy beach town of Cross Cove with her estranged father and his new family–and the infamous Duvals. Since the youngest member of the Duval family, Edison, is back from college and back in the arms of Maris’s new stepsister, her summer looks to be a long string of lazy days on the Duval’s lush beach.

But Edison is hiding something. And the more Maris learns about him, the more she’s given signs that she should stay as far away from him as possible. As wrong as it is, Maris is drawn to him. Around Edison, she feels truly alive and she’s not willing to give that up. Even if it means a collision course with destiny.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi [Purchase]
The Missing Season by Gillian French [Purchase]
The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields [Purchase]
Going Off Script by Jen Wilde [Purchase]

Birthday by Meredith Russo [Purchase]
As Far as the Stars by Virginia Macgregor [Purchase]
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson [Purchase]
Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small [Purchase]

The Boy Next Story (Bookish Boyfriends #2) by Tiffany Schmidt [Purchase]
Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand [Purchase]
I Spy the Boy Next Door by Samantha Armstrong [Purchase]
Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva [Purchase]

The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau [Purchase]
Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist [Purchase]
Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough [Purchase]
Girl Squad by Kim Hoover [Purchase]

The Exalted (Alskad Empire Chronicles #2) by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson [Purchase]
We Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan [Purchase]
No Place Like Here by Christina June [Purchase]
Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan [Purchase]

The Living God (The Living God #1) by Kaytalin Platt [Purchase]
The Brilliance of Fireflies by Leslie Hauser [Purchase]

What’s been catching your eye for this week?

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Fresh Batch (May 12th – 18th)

Fresh Batch (May 12th – 18th)

Posted by on 05/11/2019 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Red, White & Royal Blue Casey McQuiston Publication date: May 14th 2019by St. Martin’s Griffin

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A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends…

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime…

Mini Reviews: YA Contemporary Romance edition

Posted by on 05/10/2019 • 0 Comments


With the Fire on High Elizabeth Acevedo


From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not…

Fresh Batch (May 5th – 11th)

Fresh Batch (May 5th – 11th)

Posted by on 05/04/2019 • 1 Comment

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

Flavor of the week:

Aurora Rising Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman Series: The Aurora Cycle #1 Publication date: May 7th 2019by Knopf Books for Young Readers

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From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm A sociopath scientist with a fondness…

Relevant, Funny and Swoony: A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole

Posted by on 04/30/2019 • 1 Comment

Idk how its possible but each book in this series has been as good as or better than the previous one and I am just truly in awe of Cole’s talent. I’ve been reading romance for a while now and I truly feel that Cole is changing the landscape of romance literature. Not only is A Prince on Paper unbelievably swoony and adorable, it also takes on really big and relevant things. It isn’t afraid to dissect racism and call out colonialism, we see fake news and propaganda make an appearance and we also see our MC deal with emotional and mental abuse from a parent.

When Nya’s father is arrested and sent to prison for attempting to poison Naledi, she can finally start living her life. She runs…

Fresh Batch (April 28th – May 4th)

Fresh Batch (April 28th – May 4th)

Posted by on 04/27/2019 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Hot Dog Girl Jennifer Dugan Publication date: April 30th 2019by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:

* She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog. * Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her…

24 Romance Novels I Am Anticipating in 2019

Posted by on 04/24/2019 • 3 Comments

2019 might truly be the year of romance novels because there are SO MANY GOOD ones coming out, I can barely keep track. I thought I’d share some of my most anticipated romance books of the year because they all deserve love.

1. A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole

Okay, so this might be cheating because I just started A Prince on Paper last night BUT ITS SO GOOD AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

2. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang 

After falling in love with The Kiss Quotient last year, it is hardly a surprise I am anticipating Hoang’s sophomore novel.

3. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Is it possible to already love a book before you’ve read it??? IDK BUT I…

Fresh Batch (April 21st – 27th)

Fresh Batch (April 21st – 27th)

Posted by on 04/20/2019 • 0 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

The Tiger at Midnight Swati Teerdhala Series: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1 Publication date: April 23rd 2019by Katherine Tegen Books

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Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.

Kunal has been a soldier since childhood, training morning and night to uphold the power of King Vardaan. His uncle, the general, has ensured that…