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 

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