Saturday, September 08, 2018

Fresh Batch (September 9th – 15th)

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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:

Ellen Goodlett
Series: Rule #1
Publication date: September 11th 2018
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she’s already gone.

Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady’s maid and scheming her way out of the servants’ chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she’s done.

When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny… to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this sensational and striking fantasy debut.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Impostors (Uglies #5) by Scott Westerfeld [Purchase]
As She Ascends (Fallen Isles #2) by Jodi Meadows [Purchase]
The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck [Purchase]
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman [Purchase]

I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz [Purchase]
The Golden Tower (Magisterium #5) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare [Purchase]
The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse [Purchase]
We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson & Tonya Bolden [Purchase]

A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy #1) by Sangu Mandanna [Purchase]
Infinite Blue by Darren Groth (Goodreads Author) & Simon Groth [Purchase]
Dream Country by Shannon Gibney [Purchase]
Confessions of a Teenage Leper by Ashley Little [Purchase]

Freak ‘N’ Gorgeous by Sebastian J. Plata [Purchase]
The Third ACT by John Wilson [Purchase]
Body Swap by Sylvia McNicoll [Purchase]

What’s on your wishlist this week?

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!


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