Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Week of August 1

28 new and 19 reprints fill the shelves this week.
 The one I've been waiting for the longest is Beauty in the Darkness, the conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson, which will surely become my number 1 favorite book of the year!
Have fun choosing and Happy Reading!

Beauty in the Darkness, book 3 and conclusion of the Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson

Title: The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles Series #3), Author: Mary E. Pearson "Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles takes Lia down harrowing and sometimes heartbreaking paths as she fights not only to survive, but to save those she loves from the ruthless conspiracies of courts and kingdoms." ~from Mary Pearson's site
"Pearson exceeds readers' expectations in this highly anticipated final book...The Beauty of Darkness is a scintillating, fast-paced read...readers will be gripping pages from the nerve-wracking start through the heart-stopping ending." ~RT Reviews

You Before Anyone Else, by Julie Cross and Mark Perini
Title: You Before Anyone Else, Author: Julie CrossEverything she wants. Everything he needs.
The supportive friend, the reliable daughter, the doting big-sister: Finley is used to being the glue that holds everyone together. But while her sweet demeanor makes her the perfect confidant, her wholesome look isn't landing her the high paying modeling jobs, which are what Finley needs if she is going to reopen her mother's dance studio.
Enter Eddie. He's intense and driven, not to mention the life of every party, and he completely charms Finley. The last thing she wants is another commitment to stand in the way of her dreams, but when she's with Eddie, their chemistry takes over and she can let go of her responsibilities and just be. After all, what's so wrong about putting herself first once and a while?  Except Eddie is hiding a secret. A big secret. And when it surfaces, he and Finley are going to have to choose between their love for each other and everything else...
"Readers will enjoy the two unique voices that Cross and Perini bring, as well as the distinctly masculine and feminine tones that make each character come alive. 4 Stars." - RT Book Reviews

Also Releasing in Hardcover
 Title: The Wrong Side of Right, Author: Jenn Marie Thorne  Title: Beneath Wandering Stars, Author: Ashlee Cowles  Title: Three Truths and a Lie, Author: Brent Hartinger  Title: The Telling, Author: Alexandra Sirowy  
 Title: Recreated (Reawakened Series #2), Author: Colleen Houck  Title: The Well of Prayers, Author: Anne Boles Levy  Title: Enter Title Here, Author: Rahul Kanakia  Title: Forever Doon, Author: Carey Corp  Title: The Smaller Evil, Author: Stephanie Kuehn 
 Title: Infinite Risk, Author: Ann Aguirre  Title: Finding Abbey Road, Author: Kevin Emerson  Title: The Bad Decisions Playlist, Author: Michael Rubens  Title: The Gilded Cage, Author: Lucinda Gray  Title: A Week of Mondays, Author: Jessica Brody
Title: Nice Girls Endure, Author: Chris Struyk-Bonn  Title: Whatever.: Or How Junior Year Became Totally F$@cked, Author: S. J. Goslee  Title: Wax, Author: Gina Damico  Title: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir, Author: Margarita Engle  Title: Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More, Author: M. R. Cordell  

Releasing in Paperback
Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Barnes & Noble Exclusive Movie Tie-In Edition), Author: Ransom Riggs  Title: Wake the Hollow, Author: Gaby Triana  Title: It's All Fun and Games, Author: Dave Barrett  Title: The Assassin Game, Author: Kirsty McKay  Title: How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, Author: Karole Cozzo
 Title: Small Displays of Chaos, Author: Breanna Fischer  Title: Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History, Author: John Grant

Former Hardcovers and Reprints
 Title: The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles Series #2), Author: Mary E. Pearson  Title: Mechanica, Author: Betsy Cornwell  Title: Midnight Thief, Book 2 Daughter of Dusk, Author: Livia Blackburne  Title: The Creeping, Author: Alexandra Sirowy  
Title: Public Enemies, Author: Ann Aguirre  Title: The Glass Arrow, Author: Kristen Simmons  Title: The Dead House, Author: Dawn Kurtagich  Title: The Conjurer's Riddle, Author: Andrea Cremer  Title: Reawakened (Reawakened Series #1), Author: Colleen Houck 
  Title: The Alex Crow, Author: Andrew Smith   Title: Encore to an Empty Room, Author: Kevin Emerson  Title: Out of Control, Author: Sarah Alderson  Title: The Half Life of Molly Pierce, Author: Katrina Leno  Title: Crossing the Deadline: Stephen's Journey Through the Civil War, Author: Michael Shoulders
 Title: Of Dreams and Rust, Author: Sarah Fine  Title: Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen, Author: Garth Nix  Title: Crash, Author: Eve Silver  Title: The Accident Season, Author: Moira Fowley-Doyle  Title: X, Author: Ilyasah Shabazz


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Week of July 25

11 new books and nine reprints for the last week of July.  The ones I'm looking forward to most are: How to Hang a Witch, Invincible and Jet Black and the Ninja Wind! 
Happy Reading!

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind by Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani
Title: Jet Black and the Ninja Wind, Author: Leza LowitzSeventeen-year-old Jet Black is a ninja. There's only one problem—she doesn't know it.
Jet has never lived a so-called normal life. Raised by her single Japanese mother on a Navajo reservation in the Southwest, Jet's life was a constant litany of mysterious physical and mental training. For as long as Jet can remember, every Saturday night she and her mother played "the game" on the local mountain. But this time, Jet is fighting for her life. And at the end of the night, her mother dies and Jet finds herself an orphan—and in mortal danger.
Fulfilling her mother's dying wish, Jet flies to Japan to live with her grandfather where she discovers she is the only one who can protect a family treasure hidden in her ancestral land. She's terrified, but if Jet won't fight to protect her world, who will? Stalked by bounty hunters and desperately attracted with the man who's been sent to kill her, Jet must be strong enough to protect the treasure, preserve an ancient culture and save a sacred mountain from destruction.
In Jet Black and the Ninja Wind, multiple award-winning author, poet and translator team Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani make their first foray into young adult fiction with a compulsively readable tale whose teenage heroine must discover if she can put the blade above the heart—or die trying.
"In this meticulously researched adventure, the husband-and-wife team of Oketani and Lowitz evoke the atmosphere and richness of Japanese culture and mythology, delving into the lore of the ninja. The physical descriptions are lush, the action sequences almost cinematic, and the details are steeped in authenticity." —Publishers Weekly

How To Hang a Witch, book 1 of the How to Hang a Witch series by Adriana Mather
Title: How to Hang a Witch, Author: Adriana MatherSalem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?
If dealing with that weren't enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it's Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself.
"I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather's electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and-- sigh-- romance. It's beautiful. Haunting. The characters are vivid and real.  I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down."  Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places.

Also Releasing in Hardcover

Title: The Darkest Hour, Author: Caroline Tung Richmond  Title: P.S. I Like You, Author: Kasie West  Title: What the Dead Want, Author: Norah Olson 
Title: Gemini, Author: Sonya Mukherjee  Title: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch, Author: Serena Valentino  Title: Riverkeep, Author: Martin Stewart  

Releasing in Paperback

 Title: Invincible, Author: Dawn Metcalf  Title: Into the Light, Author: Caroline T. Patti  Title: Silver Shard, Author: Betsy Streeter  

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: Hallowed, Author: Tonya Hurley  Title: 99 Days, Author: Katie Cotugno  Title: A Whole New World (Twisted Tale Series #1), Author: Liz Braswell  Title: The Girl with the Windup Heart, Author: Kady Cross 
 Title: Backlash, Author: Sarah Darer Littman  Title: Never Always Sometimes, Author: Adi Alsaid  Title: A Little In Love, Author: Susan E. Fletcher  Title: The Devil's Dreamcatcher, Author: Donna Hosie  Title: Talker 25 #2: Invisible Monsters, Author: Joshua McCune