Saturday, December 30, 2017

Fresh Batch (December 31st – January 6th)

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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:

The Cruel Prince
Holly Black
Series: The Folk of the Air #1
Publication date: January 2nd 2018
by 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 High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Everless (Untitled #1) by Sara Holland [Purchase]
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet [Purchase]
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp [Purchase]
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely [Purchase]

Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie #1) by Amanda Hocking [Purchase]
Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz [Purchase]
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon [Purchase]
A Conspiracy of Stars (Untitled Duology #1) by Olivia A. Cole [Purchase]

Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim [Purchase]
The True Queen (The Impostor Queen #3) by Sarah Fine [Purchase]
The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser [Purchase]
Busted by Gina Ciocca [Purchase]

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen [Purchase]
Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen [Purchase]
Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy [Purchase]
Don’t Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci [Purchase]

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu [Purchase]
As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti [Purchase]
Runaways: An Original Novel by Christopher Golden [Purchase]
Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle [Purchase]

Monster (The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim #2) by Shane Peacock [Purchase]
Rookie on Love by Tavi Gevinson [Purchase]
Solomon’s Ring (Daughters of Light #2) by Mary Jennifer Payne [Purchase]

Have a happy new year! See you all in 2018!🎆

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12 Books I Need More Than Cake Coming Out in 2018

12 Books I Need More Than Cake Coming Out in 2018

Posted by on 12/26/2017 • 6 Comments

2018 is gonna be a good year for books. Maybe. Hopefully. As long as these books I need more than cake don’t let me down. Otherwise, its gonna be a bad year for books and I am calling quits.

1. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet 

Who doesn’t want a story about cute meet cutes? I DO. PLEASE GIVE IT TO ME. I WANT IT.

2. My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

I am here for a Bollywood rom-com in literary form. That is all. I came out of the womb ready for this.

3. Royals by Rachel Hawkins

I’ve read 7/8 of Rachel Hawkin’s books so you bet your ass I am dying to read Royals. You’re lucky you didn’t have to hear me scream when the…

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…

7 Non-Fic Books On My TBR

7 Non-Fic Books On My TBR

Posted by on 12/21/2017 • 2 Comments

As I grow older, the more fond I become of reading non-fic and in particular, celebrity memoirs. Even just two years ago, I would have gagged at the thought of me picking up a memoir to read and yet here we are. I’ve started spending MONEY on them. I am a wild child. Anyway, here is a list some of the non-fic (all celeb memoirs) that I’ve been eyeing and wanting to read lately!!

1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

When young Trevor Noah took over on the Daily Show for Jon Stewart, I was over the moon. At some point, even if you love them, you get tired of listening to 50yo white men. He was a fresh new voice and I’ve really enjoyed the show. His…

4 Anticipated Sequels That Will Make it Even Easier for Me to Say Bye to 2017

4 Anticipated Sequels That Will Make it Even Easier for Me to Say Bye to 2017

Posted by on 12/19/2017 • 4 Comments

2017 has been an absolute garbage year not just on a political level but like a personal level (for me at least.) Back in 2016, I was so excited to bid the year adieu and yet here we are, again. I am not particularly looking forward to 2018 because wow, what a scary path ahead of us, but there are some books coming out that I’ve been waiting for since before I was born and I just wanted to scream about them for a little bit to make myself feel a little bit more pumped to bid this year GOODBYE.

1. Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly

I’ve been waiting for this book since 2016 and its unfair that I still have to waitttt. If you haven’t read this…

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…

Reading for the Holidays

Reading for the Holidays

Posted by on 12/15/2017 • 1 Comment

‘Tis the season and you might be craving a book reflective of the season to read. Well don’t you worry, I did ~some~ work to compile a list of some recent-ish releases to get you in the mood for the holidays!

  Picture Books Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg

If the title and cute cover doesn’t sell you on this one, I don’t know what will. I heard the title and I knew I needed this adorable picture book in my life.

Fred and the Lumberjack by Steven Weinberg

This adorable little picture book isn’t centered around any holiday but its still such a goo read for the season. Its got a little beaver who just wants to make a new friend and a home. 10/10 cuteness rating.

Bookish Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

Bookish Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

Posted by on 12/12/2017 • 2 Comments

Holidays are officially in season! I mean they’ve technically been in season for a while but… its all official now. Happy first day of Hannukah to those who celebrate! It’s last minute but today I am bringing you a list of bookish goodies to buy the bookworm in your life. I promise it’ll be more helpful than last year (but, okay, if anyone got me any of those things, I’d be a happy person.) A little last minute shopping never hurt anyone!

1. Puffin Classics

They are fairly inexpensive and come with jaw-dropping covers. Know a bookworm in your life who appreciates classics and gorgeous covers? Cannot go wrong with one of these:

2. Notebooks

There are lots of them out there and a bookworm will always cherish a bookish…