Thursday, June 14, 2018

week of 18 June 2018

While it may be a quiet week with only 12 new titles and four reprints, it's one filled with romance and realistic fiction.  For those who enjoy psychological thrillers, be sure to pick up Dive Smack from debut author Demetra Brodsky.  Whatever you choose, happy reading!

Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky
 
Title: Dive Smack, Author: Demetra BrodskyTheo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.
Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.
But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.
A 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection
"In an impressive debut, Brodsky injects her teen drama with ambiguity, and a subtle hint of paranormal phenomena, leaving readers to guess at what’s really going on. Strong characters and a compelling mystery make this a real page-turner." — Publishers Weekly 

Also Releasing in Hardcover

Title: Love Me, Love Me Not: A Novel, Author: SM Koz  Title: Thief of Happy Endings, Author: Kristen Chandler  Title: Not the Girls You're Looking For, Author: Aminah Mae Safi  Title: Almost Impossible, Author: Nicole Williams     Title: The Unbinding of Mary Reade, Author: Miriam McNamara
Title: The Boyfriend Bracket, Author: Kate Evangelista  Title: Phoebe Will Destroy You, Author: Blake Nelson  Title: Chemistry Lessons, Author: Meredith Goldstein 

New in Paperback

Title: Remeon's Destiny, Author: J.W. Garrett  Storm Glass  The Art of Escaping 
 
Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: The Speaker, Author: Traci Chee  Title: Such a Good Girl, Author: Amanda K. Morgan  Title: Nyxia, Author: Scott Reintgen  Title: Boy, Author: Blake Nelson 



Sunday, June 10, 2018

week of 11 June 2018

20 new titles and 12 reprints for this wonderful week of June.  Summer usually finds many of us catching up on reading and there are some great stories to find.  This week brings fantasy and romance as well as several titles that cover realistic topics including disabilities, LGBTQ and more.  For those that want a gripping, traumatic story (beware it won't have the ending you're looking for,) pick up The Fall of Innocence.  
Happy Reading!

The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Title: The Fall of Innocence, Author: Jenny Torres SanchezThe Lovely Bones meets Thirteen Reasons Why in this gorgeous, haunting, and tragic novel that examines the crippling--and far-reaching--effects of one person's trauma on her family, her community, and herself.
For the past eight years, sixteen-year-old Emilia DeJesus has done her best to move on from the traumatic attack she suffered in the woods behind her elementary school. She's forced down the memories--the feeling of the twigs cracking beneath her, choking on her own blood, unable to scream. Most of all, she's tried to forget about Jeremy Lance, the boy responsible, the boy who caused her such pain. Emilia believes that the crows who watched over her that day, who helped her survive, are still on her side, encouraging her to live fully. And with the love and support of her mother, brother, and her caring boyfriend, Emilia is doing just that.
But when a startling discovery about her attacker's identity comes to light, and the memories of that day break through the mental box in which she'd shut them away, Emilia is forced to confront her new reality and make sense of shifting truths about her past, her family, and herself.
A compulsively-readable tragedy that reminds us of the fragility of human nature.
"Sanchez writes with stunning detail, showcasing the beauty that can be found in small moments, in family interactions, in nature, and in seemingly everyday objects. . . and illustrates how a trauma like Emilia's has widespread effects." --School Library Journal, starred review


Also Releasing in Hardcover

 Title: SuperMoon, Author: H. A. Swain  Title: The Merciless IV: Last Rites, Author: Danielle Vega  Title: A Reaper at the Gates (Ember in the Ashes Series #3), Author: Sabaa Tahir  Title: Crossing the Line, Author: Simone Elkeles 
 Title: Soulstruck, Author: Natasha Sinel  Title: Guardian (Steeplejack Series #3), Author: A. J. Hartley  Title: Final Draft, Author: Riley Redgate  Title: A Flicker in the Clarity, Author: Amy McNamara  Title: All That I Can Fix, Author: Crystal Chan
Title: Tell Me No Lies, Author: Adele Griffin  Title: Love Scene, Take Two, Author: Alex Evansley  Title: Freshmen, Author: Tom Ellen  Title: Sometime After Midnight, Author: L. Philips  
New in Paperback

 Title: Wavehouse, Author: Alice Kaltman  Title: The Witch's Blood (The Witch's Kiss Trilogy, Book 3), Author: Katharine Corr  Title: Ballad for a Mad Girl, Author: Vikki Wakefield  Title: But Not Forever: A Novel, Author: Jan Von Schleh
Mindstormer  Title: Mindwalker, Author: A. J. Steiger 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: Hidden, Author: Miriam Halahmy  Title: Our Dark Duet, Author: Victoria Schwab  Title: Bad Romance, Author: Heather Demetrios  Title: Ash and Quill, Author: Rachel Caine  Title: Saints and Misfits, Author: S. K. Ali 

Title: Antisocial, Author: Jillian Blake  Title: Soldier Boy, Author: Keely Hutton  Here Lies Daniel Tate  Title: Girls Like Me, Author: Lola StVil
Title: Murder among the Stars: A Lulu Kelly Mystery, Author: Adam Shankman  Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens  Title: Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine, Author: Ibtisam Barakat   

ebook only

Title: Burn, Author: Monica Hesse  Title: Stray, Author: Monica Hesse