Thursday, September 8, 2016

Week of September 12

34 new and 10 reprints for this week.  Some titles may already be found in your local bookstores.
Happy Reading!

The Reader, book 1 of the Sea of Ink and Gold series by Traci Chee
Title: The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold Series #1), Author: Traci CheeA stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone.
Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.
With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.
 “Deftly rendered in beautiful prose, narrated through three shifting time lines woven into an interconnected history of duty, honor, and magic. . . . This is a must-have for all those who value a good read with genuine character growth, mystery, unique world-building, adventure, unyielding bonds of loyalty, and pirates. . . . A fresh, diverse fantasy; highly recommended for fans of Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart and female-powered adventures.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Dark Horses, by Cecily von Ziegesar
Title: Dark Horses, Author: Cecily von ZiegesarFrom the internationally bestselling author of Gossip Girl comes a dark, psychologically complex update of Black Beauty replete with jealousy, romance, mystery, and redemption.
Merritt Wenner has been selfdestructing ever since the tragic deaths of her grandmother and her horse. After an epic all-night bender, she walks out of the SAT and disappears. Her parents, looking for a quick fix, ship her off to a residential equine-assisted therapy program.
At Good Fences, Merritt meets Red: a failed racehorse and a terror in the barn. Red has never bonded with anyone, but Merritt is not afraid of him, which makes all the difference. Soon they’re sneaking rides after curfew. Red’s owner, recognizing their potential, funds their launch into the hunter/jumper circuit.
Against the cutthroat backdrop of competitive riding, Merritt finds herself unexpectedly attracted to Red’s groom, Beatrice, and at the same time drawn to Carvin, a rival rider. But in Red’s mind, Merritt belongs to him alone. Anyone else poses a threat. And Merritt can’t imagine the lengths Red will go to keep her to himself.
 “Move over, Black Beauty. Cecily von Ziegesar has brought the classic horse novel into the twenty-first century with an alluring, heart-wrenching, and nail-biting look at an elite and tumultuous world. The relationship between Merritt and Red is haunting and powerful. I devoured this book to its very end.”—Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars

Going Geek, by Charlotte Huang
Title: Going Geek, Author: Charlotte HuangA girl returns to her exclusive east coast boarding school and finds that she's no longer one of the cool kids on campus in this second novel from the author of For the Record.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect: amazing boyfriend, the coolest friends, the most desirable dorm.
But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war.
Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . .
"A love letter—brimming with heart, soul, and wit—to everyone who's ever felt left behind . . . perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell." —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King 

Also Releasing in Hardcover
 Title: Fall of Hades (Michael Vey Series #6), Author: Richard Paul Evans  Title: The Forgetting, Author: Sharon Cameron  Title: The Light Fantastic, Author: Sarah Combs  Title: Gamescape: Overworld, Author: Emma Trevayne  Title: Girl on a Plane, Author: Miriam Moss 
 Title: Overdrive, Author: Dawn Ius  Title: A Song to Take the World Apart, Author: Zan Romanoff  Title: When They Fade, Author: Jeyn Roberts  Title: The Lost and the Found, Author: Cat Clarke  Title: Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea, Author: Sungju Lee 
Title: The Last True Love Story, Author: Brendan Kiely  Title: Shame the Stars, Author: Guadalupe Garcia McCall  Title: Phantom Limbs, Author: Paula Garner  Title: The Boy Who Killed Grant Parker, Author: Kat Spears  Title: Pasadena, Author: Sherri L. Smith 
 Title: Watched, Author: Marina Budhos  Title: Into White, Author: Randi Pink  Title: The Courage Test, Author: James Preller  Title: The Bombs That Brought Us Together, Author: Brian Conaghan  Title: Radical, Author: E. M. Kokie 
 Title: Aluta, Author: Adwoa Badoe  Title: Another Me, Author: Eva Wiseman 

Releasing in Paperback
Title: Operation Tenley, Author: Jennifer Gooch Hummer  Title: Before, Author: KE Payne  Title: The Cursed Dagger, Author: Alyson Peterson  Title: The Art of Holding On and Letting Go, Author: Kristin Bartley Lenz  Title: In The Orient, Author: Art Collins 
 Title: Do-Gooder, Author: j. leigh bailey  Title: The Island, Author: Olivia Levez  Title: Lynyrd Skynyrd Mad Libs, Author: Jay Perrone  Title: Outkast Mad Libs, Author: Sarah Fabiny  

Former Hardcover and Reprints
 Title: Breakaway: A Novel, Author: Kat Spears  Title: Mirrored, Author: Alex Flinn  Title: Whippoorwill, Author: Joseph Monninger  Title: Ash & Bramble, Author: Sarah Prineas  Title: Rogue: The Paladin Prophecy Book 3, Author: Mark Frost
 Title: Don't Fail Me Now, Author: Una LaMarche  Title: Dark Shimmer, Author: Donna Jo Napoli  Title: The Fall, Author: James Preller  Title: All the Bright Places, Author: Jennifer Niven  Title: Evil Librarian, Author: Michelle Knudsen 

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