Tuesday, February 14, 2017

week of 2/21/2017

This week brings 11 new titles and four reprints.  Be sure to check out the stand-alone fantasy novel, Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas, and for a book that will make you laugh and cry, look for Optimists Die First by Susie Nielsen.
Happy Reading!

Long May She Reign, by Rhiannon Thomas 
Title: Long May She Reign, Author: Rhiannon ThomasThe Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.
Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
She may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councilors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, she knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom—and her life.
Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisers. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her but also wanted more power for himself.
As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.

Also new in Hardcover

Title: Long May She Reign, Author: Rhiannon Thomas  Title: Genesis Girl, Author: Jennifer Bardsley  Title: Optimists Die First, Author: Susin Nielsen  Title: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman
   Title: Beautiful Broken Girls, Author: Kim Savage  Title: How Not to Disappear, Author: Clare Furniss  Title: The Education of Margot Sanchez, Author: Lilliam Rivera  Title: Ronit & Jamil, Author: Pamela L. Laskin  Title: Dreamland Burning, Author: Jennifer Latham  

New in Paperback

 Title: The Piper's Price, Author: Audrey Greathouse  

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

Title: The Last Place on Earth, Author: Carol Snow  Title: After the Woods, Author: Kim Savage  Title: Against All Silence (SOS Thriller Series #2), Author: E. C. Myers  Title: Blackhearts, Author: Nicole Castroman  

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Week of 2/14/17

The Week of Valentines brings us 19 new books and 7 reprints.  Be sure to check out The Valiant and The Wish Granter if you're in the mood for action and romance together!  Happy Reading!

The Valiant, book 2 of the Valiant series by Lesley Livingston

Title: The Valiant, Author: Lesley Livingston Princess. Captive. Gladiator. Always a Warrior.
Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary fighter Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed by the armies of Julius Caesar.
On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance.
Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators—owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival.
 Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy.  
A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, The Valiant recounts Fallon’s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.
 “The Valiant is an absolutely delicious read filled with forbidden romance and packed with action!”
—Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of the
Falling Kingdoms Series

Also releasing in Hardcover

 Title: The Wish Granter (Ravenspire Series #2), Author: C. J. Redwine  Title: The Last of August, Author: Brittany Cavallaro  Title: We Are Okay, Author: Nina LaCour  Title: A Season of Daring Greatly, Author: Ellen Emerson White  Title: The Release, Author: Tom Isbell
Title: Dare You, Author: Jennifer Brown  Title: Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Author: Michelle Knudsen  Title: Ones and Zeroes, Author: Dan Wells  Title: MWD: Hell Is Coming Home, Author: Brian David Johnson 
   Title: American Street, Author: Ibi Zoboi  Title: #famous, Author: Jilly Gagnon  Title: Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time, Author: Tanya Lee Stone  Title: Piecing Me Together, Author: Renee Watson 
New in Paperback

Title: Acca, Author: Christina Bauer  Title: Island of Exiles, Author: Erica Cameron  Title: Quiz Queens, Author: K. L. Denman  Title: Decelerate Blue, Author: Adam Rapp  Title: Running on the Cracks, Author: Julia Donaldson 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands Series #1), Author: Alwyn Hamilton  Title: This Side of Home, Author: Renee Watson  Title: Remnants: Season of Glory, Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren  Title: Surviving High School: A Novel, Author: Lele Pons  Title: This Thing Called the Future, Author: J.L. Powers  
Title: The Blood Lie, Author: Shirley Reva Vernick  Title: Recruits, Author: Thomas Locke 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

week of 2/7/17

Hard to believe that it's already February!  And this week brings us 31 new books and 8 reprints and there's something for everyone this week!  
Happy Reading!

Guardian of Secrets, book 2 of the Thief of Lies series by Brenda Drake

Title: Guardian of Secrets, Author: Brenda DrakeBeing a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.
Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.
And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.
Maybe. If she survives.

Rise of Fire, book 2 of the Reign of Shadows duology by Sophie Jordan 
Title: Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows Series #2), Author: Sophie JordanNew York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s romantic, sweeping fantasy Reign of Shadows continues in this suspenseful sequel, Rise of Fire.
Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.
Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the King discovers both Fowler and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.
Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler but the power she was destined to inherit.
“Lovers of romance will hang on to see the passionate end of this duology.” -Booklist Online

Also Releasing in Hardcover

Title: Empress of a Thousand Skies, Author: Rhoda Belleza  Title: Wintersong, Author: S. Jae-Jones  Title: Starfall (a Starflight novel), Author: Melissa Landers  Title: King's Cage (Red Queen Series #3), Author: Victoria Aveyard  Title: To Catch a Killer, Author: Sheryl Scarborough 
 Title: Crazy Messy Beautiful, Author: Carrie Arcos  Title: Returned, Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little  Title: The Cruelty, Author: Scott Bergstrom  Title: A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Author: Eric Lindstrom  Title: Jonah: The Styclar Saga, Author: Nikki Kelly 
 Title: The Lost Girl of Astor Street, Author: Stephanie Morrill  Title: Denton Little's Still Not Dead, Author: Lance Rubin  Title: Nowhere Near You, Author: Leah Thomas  Title: At the Edge of the Universe, Author: Shaun David Hutchinson  Title: Disruptor, Author: Arwen Elys Dayton 
 Title: Heart of the Storm: Undertow Trilogy Book 3, Author: Michael Buckley  Title: The Sky between You and Me, Author: Catherine Alene  Title: Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel, Author: Nancy Castaldo

New in Paperback

Title: Lessons in Falling, Author: Diana Gallagher  Title: Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas, Author: Emily McKay  Title: Traveler, Author: L.E. DeLano  Title: Any Boy But You, Author: Julie Hammerle  Title: There's Something About Nik, Author: Sara Hantz 
 Title: In Plain Sight, Author: Laura Langston  Title: Romeo & What's Her Name, Author: Shani Petroff  Title: Wanted (Storymakers Series #2), Author: Betsy Schow  Title: Flag on the Play, Author: Sherrie Henry
 Title: Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, Author: M. T. Anderson  Title: Midnight Chat, Author: Jo Ramsey   

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

Title: Before I Fall (Movie Tie-in Edition), Author: Lauren Oliver  Title: The Great Hunt, Author: Wendy Higgins  Title: Ring and the Crown, The (Extended Edition), Author: Melissa de la Cruz   
Title: Gabriel (Styclar Saga Series #2), Author: Nikki Kelly  Title: Bluff, Author: Julie Dill  Title: The One Thing, Author: Marci Lyn Curtis  Title: Because You'll Never Meet Me, Author: Leah Thomas  Title: The Girl from Everywhere, Author: Heidi Heilig