Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Week of October 31

Halloween... already!  31 new and 14 reprints roll out this week bringing a fantastic array of thrillers and mayhem, time travel and the supernatural, with some gritty fiction and lighthearted romance.  Whether you're up for a laugh, heart-pounding moments or a story that'll leave you in tears, there's something for everyone this week!  
Happy Reading!

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Title: The Diabolic, Author: S. J. KincaidA Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.
When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.
"This story of friendship, love, loss, suspense, and galactic beings will grab the attention of sci-fi fans and general readers alike."—Jessica Strefling, US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Library

Aftermath by Clara Kensie

Title: Aftermath, Author: Clara Kensie Charlotte survived four long years as a prisoner in the attic of her kidnapper, sustained only by dreams of her loving family. The chance to escape suddenly arrives, and Charlotte fights her way to freedom. But an answered prayer turns into heartbreak. Losing her has torn her family apart. Her parents have divorced: Dad's a glutton for fame, Mom drinks too much, and Charlotte's twin is a zoned-out druggie. Her father wants Charlotte write a book and go on a lecture tour, and her mom wants to keep her safe, a virtual prisoner in her own home. But Charlotte is obsessed with the other girl who was kidnapped, who never got a second chance at life--the girl who nobody but Charlotte believes really existed. Until she can get justice for that girl, even if she has to do it on her own, whatever the danger, Charlotte will never be free.
"A gut-wrenching, emotional tale of a teen who is found after being abducted. There's...also a ray of hope in this story. This makes this book stand out among the others out there. Charlotte goes from being a victim of horrific abuse to a survivor. The ending chapter is perfect. A story of hope and the power of love." YA Books Central

We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

Title: We Are Still Tornadoes, Author: Michael Kun It's the summer of 1982, and for Scott and Cath, everything is about to change.
Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends for most of their lives. Now they've graduated high school, and Cath is off to college while Scott stays at home trying to get his band off the ground. Neither of them realized that their first year after high school would be so hard.
Fortunately, Scott and Cath still have each other, and it's through their letters that they survive heartache, annoying roommates, family dramas, and the pressure of figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they've ever wanted to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should think about being more than friends? One thing is clear, Change is an inescapable part of growing up, and we share unbreakable bonds with the friends who help us navigate it.
This funny, extraordinary, and deeply moving book—set to an awesome '80s soundtrack—captures all the beautiful confusion and emotional intensity we find on the verge of adulthood...and first love.
"Readers aching for a combination of the '80s and a romance like Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park will be stoked." —Booklist

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, Author: Stephanie OakesA hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in yourself. Finalist for the Morris Award.
The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.
Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something—but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.
Gorgeously written, breathlessly page-turning and sprinkled with moments of unexpected humor, this harrowing debut is perfect for readers of Emily Murdoch's If You Find Me and Nova Ren Suma's The Walls Around Us, as well as for fans of Orange is the New Black.
"In beautiful and harrowing prose, Stephanie Oakes’ debut peels back the veneer of fairytales to reveal their inherent darkness."—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

Also Releasing in Hardcover

 Title: A Million Worlds with You (Firebird Series #3), Author: Claudia Gray  Title: Seriously Shifted, Author: Tina Connolly  Title: Bad Blood (Naturals Series #4), Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes   Title: Immortal Writers, Author: Jill Bowers Title: The Sun Is Also a Star, Author: Nicola Yoon   
 Title: Blood for Blood, Author: Ryan Graudin  Title: The Homecoming, Author: Stacie Ramey  Title: Dial Em for Murder, Author: Marni Bates  Title: Hellfighters (Devil's Engine Series #2), Author: Alexander Gordon Smith  Title: You in Five Acts, Author: Una LaMarche 
 Title: Until I Break, Author: Kara M. Bietz  Title: The Amateurs Book 1 The Amateurs, Author: Sara Shepard  Title: Saving Hamlet, Author: Molly Booth  Title: The Best Possible Answer, Author: E. Katherine Kottaras  Title: The Romantics, Author: Leah Konen 
 Title: Unnatural Deeds, Author: Cyn Balog  Title: Stay Golden, Author: Lucky Blue Smith  Title: Dear My Blank: Secret Letters Never Sent, Author: Emily Trunko  Title: Dan and Phil Go Outside, Author: Dan Howell  

New in Paperback

   Title: Shadows (Lux Series), Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout  Title: Forget Me Always, Author: Sara Wolf  Title: Before Tomorrow, Author: Pintip Dunn  Title: Storm (Stone Braide Chronicles Book #3): A Novel, Author: Bonnie S. Calhoun  Title: Afterlife, Author: Sandy Goldsworthy 
 Title: Username: Regenerated, Author: Joe Sugg  Title: Infinity, Author: Jus Accardo  Title: I Knew You Were Trouble: A Jessie Jefferson Novel, Author: Paige Toon 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

Title: Opposition (Lux Series #5), Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout  Title: All In (Naturals Series #3), Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes  Title: Hellraisers (Devil's Engine Series #1), Author: Alexander Gordon Smith  Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird Series #2), Author: Claudia Gray  Title: Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms Series #4), Author: Morgan Rhodes    
Title: Seriously Wicked: A Novel, Author: Tina Connolly  Title: The Outsiders (B&N Exclusive Edition), Author: S. E. Hinton  Title: Placebo Junkies, Author: J.C. Carleson  Title: The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. Series #3), Author: Eoin Colfer  Title: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Author: Stephenie Meyer  
Title: Ghost Time, Author: Courtney Eldridge  Title: Not If I See You First, Author: Eric Lindstrom  Title: Scarlett Undercover, Author: Jennifer Latham  Title: Brave Music of a Distant Drum, Author: Manu Herbstein 

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