Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Week of May 30

25 new books and 13 reprints this week.  Fiction and  Romance lead the pack this week, with a few spies, romantic comedies, and LGBT books.
Happy Reading!

Lies I Live By by Lauren Sabel
Title: Lies I Live By, Author: Lauren SabelThese are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.

At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.
Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.

Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss
Title: Meet Me Here, Author: Bryan BlissIn a single night—graduation night—Thomas has to decide: do what everyone has always expected of him, or forge an entirely new path? Bryan Bliss’s absorbing examination of one boy struggling with expectations and realities will appeal to readers of Sara Zarr and Chris Crutcher.
Thomas is supposed to leave for the Army in the morning. His father was Army. His brother, Jake, is Army—is a hero, even, with the medals to prove it. Everyone expects Thomas to follow in that fine tradition. But Jake came back from overseas a completely different person, and that has shaken Thomas’s certainty about his own future. And so when his long-estranged friend Mallory suggests one last night of adventure, Thomas takes her up on the distraction. Over the course of this single night, Thomas will lose, find, resolve, doubt, drive, explore, and leap off a bridge. He’ll also face the truth of his brother’s post-traumatic stress disorder and of his own courage. In Bryan Bliss’s deft hands, graduation night becomes a night to find yourself, to find each other, to find a path, and to know that you always have a place—and people—to come back to.
“Bliss keeps the pages turning with vivid, rich characters and weighty moments of self-discovery. With compassionate grace, Bliss plumbs the depths not only of Thomas’ heavy choices but also the impact of war on a personal level…Thoughtful, empathetic, and deeply stirring.” -Booklist (starred review)

Donuts in an Empty Field, book 1 of the For the Love of Donuts series by Rachel Barnard
Title: Donuts in an Empty Field, Author: Rachel BarnardVanessa Smith hasn't been the same since her father's death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner's wife and son from a burning building. Nessa has always blamed the boy, Ben, for her loss, and her thoughts are consumed with ways to make him as miserable as she is.
Nichole Adams knows Nessa can never heal until she learns to let go of her hatred, but bringing back her best friend is proving more difficult than she could've imagined. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa's obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge is just the thing to bust her out of her shell.
A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn't easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.
From the Publisher"Honestly, everyone needs a Nichole in their lives. Someone to push you and help you be a better person." - Katharine

Also Releasing in Hardcover
Title: Resurgence (Silver Blackthorn Trilogy Series #3), Author: Kerry Wilkinson  Title: Beware That Girl, Author: Teresa Toten  Title: Nil on Fire, Author: Lynne Matson  Title: The Inside of Out, Author: Jenn Marie Thorne  Title: Savage, Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Title: City of Spies, Author: Nina Berry  Title: Without Annette, Author: Jane B. Mason  Title: Sing, Author: Vivi Greene  Title: Crow Mountain, Author: Lucy Inglis  Title: The Language of Stars, Author: Louise Hawes 
Title: Every Exquisite Thing, Author: Matthew Quick Title: The Last Good Day of the Year, Author: Jessica Warman  Title: Frannie and Tru, Author: Karen Hattrup  Title: The Art of Being Normal, Author: Lisa Williamson   

Releasing in Paperback
 Title: The Thief's Daughter, Author: Jeff Wheeler  Title: Skin, Author: Brenda Corey Dunne  Title: Beyond the Rising Tide, Author: Sarah Beard  Title: Wanderlost, Author: Jen Malone  Title: Green Valentine, Author: Lili Wilkinson
 Title: Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg, Author: Tanya Anderson  Title: 21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe about Sex: Pursuing Love with Passion and Purity, Author: Jennifer Strickland  Title: Still Falling, Author: Sheena Wilkinson   

Former Hardcovers and Reprints
 Title: Rook, Author: Sharon Cameron  Title: Lion Heart (Scarlet Series #3), Author: A. C. Gaughen  Title: Nil Unlocked, Author: Lynne Matson  Title: Willowgrove, Author: Kathleen Peacock  Title: The Notorious Pagan Jones (Pagan Jones Series #1), Author: Nina Berry
 Title: Saint Anything, Author: Sarah Dessen  Title: My Heart and Other Black Holes, Author: Jasmine Warga  Title: Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF, Author: Kody Keplinger  Title: Tangled Webs, Author: Lee Bross  Title: Life Is Funny, Author: E. R. Frank
Title: Read Me Like A Book, Author: Liz Kessler  Title: Absolute Brightness, Author: James Lecesne  Title: Dime, Author: E. R. Frank

E-book only
Title: A Toaster on Mars, Author: Darrell Pitt  

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