Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week of November 21

It's an exceptionally quiet week with 13 new and one reprint.  Be sure to check out Neal Shusterman's new book Scythe and the new Girl Online installment!  Happy Reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

Also Releasing in Hardcover
 Title: Fate of Flames (Effigies Series #1), Author: Sarah Raughley  Title: Girl Online: Going Solo: The Third Novel by Zoella, Author: Zoe Sugg  Title: Of Fire and Stars, Author: Audrey Coulthurst 
 Title: Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Series #1), Author: Neal Shusterman  Title: Trouble Makes a Comeback, Author: Stephanie Tromly  Title: Gap Life, Author: John Coy 

New in Paperback
 Title: Shadow Fall, Author: Audrey Grey  Title: Iron Lotus, Author: Brad R. Cook  Title: Cursing Fate, Author: Brenda Drake 
 Title: 29° (Twenty-Nine Degrees), Author: Nancy Pennick  Title: Catalyst, Author: Kristin Smith  Title: Quanta Reset, Author: Lola Dodge  Title: Escape from the Past: At Witches' End (Book 3), Author: Annette Oppenlander  

Former Hardcovers and Reprint
 Title: The August 5, Author: Jenna Helland 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Week of November 14

November continues it's quiet deliverance of novels, this week bringing 17 new and two reprints. Tales from the Shadowhunter is finally published in book format and there are several thrillers to look forward to as well.  Happy Reading!

Fate of Flames, book 1 in the Effigies series by Sarah Raughley
Title: Fate of Flames (Effigies Series #1), Author: Sarah Raughley Four girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.
When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.
But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.
Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.
Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.
Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?
"This thrilling novel is full of superhero girls with ninja-warrior powers, so despite its flaws, it may still be popular with fans of Cassandra Clare's 'Mortal Instruments' books and Naoko Takeuchi's 'Sailor Moon' graphic novel series."—Leigh Collazo, Dulwich College, Suzhou, China

 The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir

Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things—the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick of Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Title: The Girl in the Picture, Author: Alexandra MonirPrep. The girl in the picture.
After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him—and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend.
Nicole is that girl, and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder. 
What happened that night? Were Nicole and Chace dating behind Lana’s back? Were he and Lana over? Could either of the girls have killed him? 
In alternating points of view—that of suspect Nicole Morgan and that of Lana Rivera—and weaving between present-day, flashbacks, and the characters' surreal subconscious, The Girl in the Picture is a unique tale of teen friendship, romance, and deadly secrets.
"A dark and addictive mystery that had me flying through the pages: best read late at night under the covers with the doors locked!"—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners

Also releasing in Hardcover

Title: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, Author: Cassandra Clare  Title: This is Our Story, Author: Ashley Elston  Title: My Sister Rosa, Author: Justine Larbalestier  Title: The Turncoat's Gambit (Inventor's Secret Series #3), Author: Andrea Cremer  Title: Time of the Twins: The Story of Lex and Livia, Author: Kendall Jenner  
Title: Flashfall, Author: Jenny Moyer  Title: Hollywood Days with Hayes, Author: Hayes Grier  Title: The Nerdy and the Dirty, Author: B. T. Gottfred 

New in Paperback

 Title: Gravity, Author: Juliann Rich  Title: The Bad Boy Bargain, Author: Kendra C. Highley  Title: Falling for the Girl Next Door, Author: Tera Lynn Childs  Title: Missing Piece: Spell Crossed, Author: Robert Priest  Title: And Then the Sky Exploded, Author: David A. Poulsen 
 Title: Head Above Water, Author: Caitlin Ricci  Title: Scanning For Signal, Author: Kaitlin Abendroth 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

Title: The Galahad Archives Book Three: A New Life, Author: Dom Testa  Title: Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia, Author: Kendall Jenner 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Week of November 7

The much anticipated stand-alone novel Heartless by Marissa Meyer is finally out November 8!
14 new and five former hardcovers/reprints.  Happy Reading!

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Title: Heartless, Author: Marissa MeyerLong before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
"The author’s best fantasy yet. ...Meyer has woven all the elements of darkness and light, fate and free will, and love and hatred into an unforgettable story of the evolution of the Red Queen from a young girl who dreamed of true love and freedom to a madwoman best remembered for the phrase 'Off with his head.' If you only read one fractured fairy tale this year, make it Heartless. A must-have title.--School Library Journal, starred review.

Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Title: Dead Girls Society, Author: Michelle Krys  A slick thriller from the author of HEXED, perfect for fans of THE CELLAR by Natasha Preston and PANIC by Lauren Oliver.
 You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.
Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college.And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she just might win some real money.
But the Society isn’t all that it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.
“Dark, twisty, and thrilling.” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die.

The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson
Title: The Silent Songbird, Author: Melanie DickersonEvangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again?
Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village.
Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them.
More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

Also Releasing in Hardcover

 Title: The Door That Led to Where, Author: Sally Gardner    Title: All in Pieces, Author: Suzanne Young  Title: Double Eclipse (Summer on East End Series #2), Author: Melissa de la Cruz  Title: The Infinity of You & Me, Author: J.Q. Coyle  Title: Timekeeper, Author: Tara Sim
Title: Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, Author: Kristin Elizabeth Clark  Title: Merrow, Author: Ananda Braxton-Smith  Title: Heartfire: A Winterkill Novel, Author: Kate A. Boorman  Title: Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse, Author: Catherine Reef  Title: Four-Four-Two, Author: Dean Hughes   
New in Paperback

Title: Immortal, Author: Nicole Conway  
Former Hardcovers and Reprints

   Title: Untamed (Splintered Series Companion), Author: A. G. Howard  Title: For the Record, Author: Charlotte Huang  Title: Endangered, Author: Lamar Giles  Title: This Way Home, Author: Wes Moore  Title: Unforgiven (Lauren Kate's Fallen Series), Author: Lauren Kate