Thursday, September 21, 2017

week of 9/26/17

37 new titles and 12 reprints.  And if you're looking for a thriller to keep you up all night, be sure to check out There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins!

An Enchantment of Ravens, by Margaret Rogerson
Title: An Enchantment of Ravens, Author: Margaret RogersonA skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.
Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.
"Readers will delight in her interpretation of classic fairy themes and lore, and in the humor laced into the story (Isobel’s rowdy younger sisters began life as goats, before being ensorcelled by a drunk fairy). An ideal pick for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor." -Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary

There's Someone Inside Your House, by Stephanie Perkins

Title: There's Someone Inside Your House, Author: Stephanie PerkinsIt's been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she's still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii.
Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.
Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.
"There's Someone Inside Your House is a heart-pounding page-turner with an outstanding cast of characters, a deliciously creepy setting, and an absolutely merciless body count. Best read at night with big bowl of popcorn, this is a killer addition to the slasher genre written by one of the best contemporary YA writers around." —Courtney Summers, author of All the Rage and Cracked Up to Be

Also Releasing in Hardcover

Title: Disappeared, Author: Francisco X. Stork  Title: Invictus, Author: Ryan Graudin  Title: House of Ash, Author: Hope Cook 
   Title: Starfish, Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman  Title: A Short History of the Girl Next Door, Author: Jared Reck  Title: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Signed Book), Author: Leigh Bardugo  Title: The Dark Assassin (New Darkness Series #3), Author: Joseph Delaney  Title: Protected, Author: Claire Zorn 
Title: Freefall, Author: Joshua David Bellin  Title: Achilles (The Deep Sky Saga - Book One), Author: Greg Boose  Title: M.F.K., Author: Nilah Magruder  Title: Savage, Author: Nicole Conway  Title: On the Free, Author: Coert Voorhees  
 Title: Spliced, Author: Jon McGoran  Title: Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines, Author: Stephanie McPherson  Title: The Clutch the Clutch, Author: Paul Hoblin  Title: Addiction and Overdose: Confronting an American Crisis, Author: Connie Goldsmith  Title: The Ravenous, Author: Amy Lukavics  

New in Paperback

 Title: Strike a Pose, Author: Ginna Moran  Title: Star Touched, Author: A.L. Kaplan  Title: The Fire Queen, Author: Emily R. King  Title: Awoke: The Want Series, Author: K. T. Conte    Title: The Teen's Guide to Social Media...and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World, Author: Jonathan McKee   
Title: Monsters Among Us, Author: Amanda Strong  Title: The Next Step: Book Two of The Last Stop Series, Author: Michael H. Burnam  Title: Kiss the Dust, Author: Elizabeth Laird  Title: The Town Built on Sorrow, Author: David Oppegaard  Title: Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist, Author: John Young 
Title: Safe Zone, Author: R. T. Martin  Title: Alien Invasion, Author: Israel Keats  Title: Pod Racer, Author: R. T. Martin  Title: The Zephyr Conspiracy, Author: Israel Keats  Title: Labyrinth, Author: Israel Keats  
Title: Hospital High: Based on a True Story, Author: Mimi Thebo  Title: Love, Sex and No Regrets for Today's Teens, Author: Elizabeth Clark 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: The Dark Army (New Darkness Series #2), Author: Joseph Delaney  Title: If I Fix You, Author: Abigail Johnson 
 Title: Sundancer (Saddle Creek Series #2), Author: Shelley Peterson  Title: Sunlight, Author: Désirée Nordlund  Title: The Sword of Feimhin (Three Powers Series #3), Author: Frank P. Ryan  Title: The Weight of Feathers, Author: Anna-Marie McLemore  Title: The Wanderers, Author: Kate Ormand 
 Title: The Extra Point, Author: Chris Kreie  Title: Signing Day, Author: K. Coleman  Title: False Start, Author: Paul Hoblin  Title: The Late Hit, Author: K. R. Coleman  Title: Showdown, Author: K. Coleman 

Friday, September 15, 2017

week of 9/18/17

20 new titles and seven reprints round out this last week of September.  Plenty of thrillers to be found this week as the weather starts to cool off.  Happy Reading!

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore, by Kelly Jones

Title: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore, Author: Kelly JonesFans of Patrice Kindl’s Keeping the Castle or Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer’s Sorcery and Cecelia will adore this funny Regency-era mystery about a determined young woman with a magical trick up her sleeve . . .
The year is 1818, the city is London, and 16-year-old Annis Whitworth has just learned that her father is dead and all his money is missing. And so, of course, she decides to become a spy.
Annis always suspected that her father was himself a spy, and following in his footsteps to unmask his killer makes perfect sense. Alas, it does not make sense to England’s current spymasters—not even when Annis reveals that she has the rare magical ability to sew glamours: garments that can disguise the wearer completely.
Well, if the spies are too pigheaded to take on a young woman of quality, then Annis will take them on. And so she crafts a new double life for herself. Miss Annis Whitworth will appear to live a quiet life in a country cottage with her aunt, and Annis-in-disguise as Madame Martine, glamour artist, will open a magical dressmaking shop. That way she can earn a living, maintain her social standing, and, in her spare time, follow the coded clues her father left behind and unmask his killer.
It can’t be any harder than navigating the London social season, can it?
"A cross between Jane Austen dramas and Harriet the Spy, this delightful strong female–led title mixes historical fiction and spy mystery with a touch of magic to produce a story filled with adventure. Jones infuses her female characters with boldness, intelligence, and wit. Refreshing." —School Library Journal, starred review

The Victoria in My Head, by Janelle Milanes
Title: The Victoria in My Head, Author: Janelle MilanesA shy, rule-following teen winds up joining a local rock band in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt coming-of-age novel.
Victoria Cruz inhabits two worlds: In one, she is a rock star, thrashing the stage with her husky voice and purple-streaked hair. In the other, currently serving as her reality, Victoria is a shy teenager with overprotective Cuban parents, who sleepwalks through her life at the prestigious Evanston Academy. Unable to overcome the whole paralyzing-stage-fright thing, Victoria settles for living inside her fantasies, where nothing can go wrong and everything is set to her expertly crafted music playlists.
But after a chance encounter with an unattainably gorgeous boy named Strand, whose band seeks a lead singer, Victoria is tempted to turn her fevered daydreams into reality. To do that, she must confront her insecurities and break away from the treadmill that is her life. Suddenly, Victoria is faced with the choice of staying on the path she’s always known and straying off-course to find love, adventure, and danger.
From debut author Janelle Milanes comes a hilarious and heartfelt tale of the spectacular things that can happen when you go after what you really want.
“Fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park will appreciate this slightly off-kilter romance and its ready-made playlist.” —School Library Journal

Also Releasing in Hardcover

Title: Jane, Unlimited, Author: Kristin Cashore  Title: Speak Easy, Speak Love, Author: McKelle George  Title: One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns Series #2), Author: Kendare Blake  Title: A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire Series #2), Author: Jessica Cluess  Title: Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper Series #2), Author: Kerri Maniscalco 
Title: Stolen Secrets, Author: L.B. Schulman  Title: Finding You, Author: Lydia Albano  Title: The Lives of Desperate Girls, Author: MacKenzie Common  Title: Release, Author: Patrick Ness  Title: Book of Shadows, Author: M. Verano
  Title: Blood and Ink, Author: Stephen Davies  Title: Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time), Author: Margaret Rooke  Title: Madness, Author: Zac Brewer  Title: Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD, Author: Allison Britz 
Title: Kaleidoscope Song, Author: Fox Benwell  Title: Moxie: A Novel, Author: Jennifer Mathieu 
New in Paperback

 Title: Up North, Author: Jeff Ross  Title: Behind the Tales, Author: Aurora Peppermint 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: Afterward: A Novel, Author: Jennifer Mathieu  Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition, Author: Sherman Alexie  Title: Lies My Girlfriend Told Me, Author: Julie Anne Peters  Title: The Lie Tree, Author: Frances Hardinge  Title: Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes Series #3), Author: Sara Raasch  Title: Day of Ice (Crusoe Adventure Series #2), Author: Andrew Lane  Title: The Swan Riders, Author: Erin Bow