Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fresh Batch (August 12th – 18th)

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Exclusively titled for Xpresso Reads, Fresh Batch features the hottest releases of this upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

False Memory
Dan Krokos
Series: False Memory, #1
Release date: August 14th 2012
by Hyperion


Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability.

Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn’t easy–especially with Noah, the boyfriend she can’t remember loving. Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her past doesn’t seem to matter…when there may not be a future.

Dan Krokos’ debut is a tour-de-force of non-stop action that will leave readers begging for the next book in this bold and powerful new series.

Dan Krokos talks about False Memory:

After pumping gas for nine years to put himself through college, Dan Krokos, now twenty-six, dropped out to write full-time. He enjoys watching TV, playing MMORPGs, and drinking coffee. Currently, he’s hard at work on the next book in Miranda’s journey.

 Other releases this week (click on cover for Goodreads):
*In no particular order*  *Purchase links are for Book Depository*

A romantic time travel story that’s ideal for fans of novels by Meg Cabot and Donna Jo Napoli–and, of course, Shakespeare.

When troubled Taylor Truwell is caught with a stolen car and lands in court for resisting arrest, her father convinces the judge of an alternative to punishment: treatment in a juvenile psychiatric correctional facility.

Her parents argue, her grandmother has been acting strangely, and her best friend doesn’t want to talk to her. But none of that could have prepared her for what she overheard in her synagogue’s sanctuary.


Half angel and half human, Aaron holds the weight of the world in his hands in the fourth book of the New York Times bestselling The Fallen series.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin.


To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence–creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.

With her trademark blend of “social satire, interpersonal drama, and urban glamour” (The New York Times), Amy Sohn delivers a candid, unsentimental look at modern marriage.


Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.


When Louis Rosen’s electronic organ company builds a pitch-perfect robotic replica of Abraham Lincoln, they are pulled into the orbit of a shady businessman, who is looking to use Lincoln for his own profit.

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she’s lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat.

All Abigail Thompson ever wanted was to be considered normal. Instead, she ended up a loner with a vampire–obsessed mom and a stamp labeling her the resident freak of Karma, California.

James Bond meets Dracula in this epic saga of one boy and a ton of weapons versus the world’s oldest evil–vampires as you’ve never seen them before!

Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn’t work.

2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets.

Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. Coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine.


In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.

The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England.


Three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection.

Anything you’re excited for this week?

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20 Responses to “Fresh Batch (August 12th – 18th)”

  1. Eileen

    So excited for all of these! Especially Onyx! Only JLA can make aliens sexy 😉 And I am the first comment! YES! Well, hopefully! But great releases, I’ll have to look into a lot of these! 🙂

  2. Nick

    I’m excited for False Memory. It sounds like a really good book. I love the cover for Earth Girl. Hopefully, the content is as awesome as the cover!
    Have a great week ahead, Giselle! 🙂

  3. Amy

    Oh there’s a few really great books coming out! My copy of Onyx should be here soon. 🙂 I am reading Touched right now and it’s interesting! Thanks for the list!!

  4. The Blonde Zombie

    My copy of Onyx came last week, *happy dance*

    I have Earth Girl on pre order,it should be here soon and the author is in my area, how cool! 🙂

    The Unnaturalists looks soooo good and yet… I’ve heard some really mixed things 🙁

  5. Addie R.

    So many hot releases!! I can’t wait to read False Memory, Intentions, Counting Backwards and so much more on that list.
    Thanks for sharing! ^__^

  6. The Bumble Girl

    I am sooo excited for ONYX!!! Can’t wait to see what mischief Kat and Daemon will be getting into!
    And I am also looking forward to The Treachery of Beautiful Things – I tend to have a thing for any character named Jack, hope he lives up to my expectations, lol!
    Great list, thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Meg K.

    Wow, so many great books! I’ll be sure to get EARTH GIRL, FALSE MEMORY, and THE UNNATURAILSTS once they’re out. 🙂 Those three have been on my wishlist for as long as I can remember! I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson books, too, so I might have to check out THE DEMIGOD DIARIES.

    Thanks for sharing, Giselle!

  8. Nataly

    Oooh, there’s a lot of good ones:D False memory sounds really good, but not loving the cover, still really want to read it though:) Kissing Shakespeare, The Kill Order, Touched, and The Earth Girl look REALLY good, I want them!!
    You forgot Unwholly by Neal Shusterman(sequel to Unwind), I am super excited for it!!