Thursday, December 29, 2016

Week of 1/1/17

Happy New Year's!  The first week of the year brings us 20 new titles and 13 reprints, many of those reprints having sequels that release at the end of January or the beginning of February.  
Happy Reading!

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
The Book JumperAmy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.
Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.
"The lore of the two families and... descriptions of Stormsay and the library are meticulous and moody, creating a gothic atmosphere that serves this star-crossed love story well."Publishers Weekly

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Title: Love and First Sight, Author: Josh SundquistOn his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?
As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty--in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?
Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we related to each other and the world around us.
"Unique...will encourage young adults to think about their own biases related to physical attractiveness and body image. Readers will enjoy the humor and romance of the story while gaining a better understanding of life with a visual disability...A highly recommended and engaging story for most YA collections."SLJ

Also releasing in Hardcover

 Title: The Cursed Queen, Author: Sarah Fine  Title: Wayfarer (Passenger Series #2), Author: Alexandra Bracken  Title: Flicker and Mist, Author: Mary G. Thompson  Title: Freeks, Author: Amanda Hocking  Title: Flower, Author: Shea Olsen 
 Title: The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos, Author: Kami Garcia  Title: The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate, Author: Jonathan Maberry  Title: Almost Autumn, Author: Marianne Kaurin  Title: If You Were Here, Author: Jennie Yabroff  Title: The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Author: Terry Pratchett 
 Title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies, Author: Louise Gornall   Title: Whenever I'm With You, Author: Lydia Sharp  Title: Because of the Sun, Author: Jenny Torres Sanchez  Title: Life in a Fishbowl, Author: Len Vlahos 
 Title: Maresi (Red Abbey Chronicles Series #1), Author: Maria Turtschaninoff  Title: The Truth of Right Now, Author: Kara Lee Corthron  

New in Paperback

 Title: Black Water Rising, Author: Robert Rayner  Title: Lost Girls, Author: Merrie Destefano 

Former hardcovers and reprints

 Title: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen Trilogy Series #1), Author: Alison  Goodman  Title: Banished, Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little  Title: Thief of Lies, Author: Brenda Drake  Title: Queen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts Series #1), Author: Colleen Oakes  Title: Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows Series #1), Author: Sophie Jordan 
 Title: Nothing Bad Is Going to Happen, Author: Kathleen Hale  Title: Dove Exiled, Author: Karen Bao  Title: Another Day, Author: David Levithan  Title: A Study in Charlotte, Author: Brittany Cavallaro  Title: Starflight, Author: Melissa Landers  
Title: Front Lines, Author: Michael Grant  Title: Eden West, Author: Pete Hautman  Title: Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History, Author: Karen Blumenthal 

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