Saturday, July 29, 2017

Week of 7/31/17

34 new books and 15 reprints for this first week of August, with so much variety that there's something for everyone!  Happy Reading!

Zenith, book 1 of the Androma Saga by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Title: Zenith (The Androma Saga Series #1), Author: Sasha AlsbergFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings comes the first book in The Androma Saga, full of action, fantastical intrigue and steamy star-crossed romance
Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she's just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.
But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder's all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation—and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's past.
Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.
Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their ship—or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.
"Stand aside, Starlord! The Bloody Baroness is coming! Zenith is a fun romp through space with the ultimate girl-power squad!" --Susan Dennard,New York Timesbestselling author

Venturess, book 2 of the Mechanica series by Betsy Cornwell

Title: Venturess, Author: Betsy Cornwell The young inventor Nicolette Lampton is living her own fairy-tale happy ending. She's free of her horrible stepfamily, running a successful business, and is uninterested in marrying the handsome prince, Fin. Instead, she, Fin, and their friend Caro venture to the lush land of Faerie, where they seek to put an end to the bloody war their kingdom is waging. Mechanical armies and dark magic await them as they uncover devastating secrets about the past and fight for a real, lasting happily-ever-after for two troubled countries—and for themselves.
Smart and unconventional, this novel will appeal to readers of romance and adventure alike.
"This thought-provoking blend of genres deserves a spot in most middle and high school collections." –SLJ

All Things New by Lauren Miller
Title: All Things New, Author: Lauren MillerFrom the author of Parallel and Free to Fall comes a novel about brokenness and beauty and the healing power of hope.
Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn't help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and visible scars, Jessa can no longer pretend that she's okay--now she looks as shattered as she feels.
Fleeing from her old life in Los Angeles, Jessa moves to Colorado to live with her dad, but her anxiety only gets worse in the wake of the accident. That is, until she meets Marshall, a boy with a heart defect whose kindness and generous spirit slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world—a place where souls get hurt just as badly as bodies, and we all need each other to heal.
All Things New is a love story about perception and truth, physical and emotional pain, and the messy, complicated people we are behind the masks we put on for the world, perfect for fans of All the Bright Places and The Fault in Our Stars.
“This one is sure to please fans of many genres, combining a page-turning thriller with a realistic romance, surprising twists, and an utterly satisfying ending.” —June/July 2017 Girls’ Life Must Read

Also in Hardcover

Title: Kissing Max Holden, Author: Katy Upperman  Title: Solo (B&N Exclusive Edition), Author: Kwame Alexander  Title: Truthers, Author: Geoffrey Girard  Title: The Secret History of Us, Author: Jessi Kirby 
 Title: These Things I've Done, Author: Rebecca Phillips  Title: Sparks of Light, Author: Janet B. Taylor  Title: When I Am Through with You, Author: Stephanie Kuehn  Title: Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Author: Jason Reynolds  Title: Genius: The Con (Genius Series #2), Author: Leopoldo Gout 
Title: Project Pandora, Author: Aden Polydoros  Title: Huntress (Night World Series #7), Author: L. J. Smith  Title: Black Dawn (Night World Series #8), Author: L. J. Smith  Title: Witchlight (Night World Series #9), Author: L. J. Smith  Title: We Now Return to Regular Life, Author: Martin Wilson 
 Title: Genius: The Con (Genius Series #2), Author: Leopoldo Gout  Title: Love Is Both Wave and Particle, Author: Paul Cody  Title: Black Light Express, Author: Philip Reeve  Title: Blight, Author: Alexandra Duncan  Title: Strange Alchemy, Author: Gwenda Bond  
  Title: The Wood, Author: Chelsea Bobulski  Title: Of Jenny and the Aliens, Author: Ryan Gebhart  Title: #Truth: 365 Devotions for Teens Connecting Life and Faith, Author: Josh McDowell  Title: All in All Journaling Devotional: Loving God Wherever You Are, Author: Sophie Hudson  Title: Trashing the Planet: Examining Our Global Garbage Glut, Author: Stuart Kallen     

New in Paperback

Title: Just Friends, Author: Tiffany Pitcock  Title: Sleeper, Author: MacKenzie Cadenhead  Title: Awaken, Author: Molly Jauregui  Title: Omega, Author: Jus Accardo  Title: The Way It Hurts, Author: Patty Blount 
 Title: Wild Goose, Author: Damaris West  Title: Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens and Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma, Author: Janina Scarlet 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: Salt to the Sea, Author: Ruta Sepetys  Title: The Edge of the Light, Author: Elizabeth George  Title: Frostblood, Author: Elly Blake  Title: The Crown (Selection Series #5), Author: Kiera Cass  Title: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Lost Stars, Author: Claudia Gray 
  Title: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, Author: Cassandra Clare  Title: The Gilded Cage, Author: Lucinda Gray  Title: Rebellion, Author: J. A. Souders  Title: The Other Way Around, Author: Sashi Kaufman  Title: Fear Street Super Thriller: Nightmares, Author: R. L. Stine 
    Title: The Marked Girl (Marked Girl Series #1), Author: Lindsey Klingele  Title: Whatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@cked, Author: S. J. Goslee  Title: Eight Rivers of Shadow, Author: Leo Hunt  Title: Tommy: The Gun That Changed America, Author: Karen Blumenthal  Title: Enter Title Here, Author: Rahul Kanakia 

Monday, July 17, 2017

week of 7/24/17

21 new and 10 reprints can be found during this last week of July.  Hope you find one that will captivate you 'til dawn!  Happy Reading!

Buried Heart, book 3 and conclusion of The Court of Fives series by Kate Elliott

Title: Buried Heart, Author: Kate Elliott In this third book in the epic Court of Fives series, Jessamy is the crux of a revolution forged by the Commoner class hoping to overthrow their longtime Patron overlords. But enemies from foreign lands have attacked the kingdom, and Jes must find a way to unite the Commoners and Patrons to defend their home and all the people she loves. Will her status as a prominent champion athlete be enough to bring together those who have despised one another since long before her birth? Will she be able to keep her family out of the clutches of the evil Lord Gargaron? And will her relationship with Prince Kalliarkos remain strong when they find themselves on opposite sides of a war? Find all the answers in this beautifully written and exciting conclusion to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's debut New York Times bestselling young adult trilogy!

The Inevitable Collision of Birdie Bash, by Candace Ganger

Title: The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash, Author: Candace Ganger Sebastian Alvaréz is just trying to hold the pieces together, to not flunk out, to keep his sort-of-best friend Wild Kyle from doing something really bad. And to see his beloved Ma through chemo. But when he meets Birdie Paxton, a near-Valedictorian who doesn’t realize she’s smoking hot in her science pun T-shirt, at a party, an undeniable attraction sparks. And suddenly he’s not worried about anything. But before they are able to exchange numbers, they are pulled apart. A horrifying tragedy links Birdie and Bash together – yet neither knows it. When they finally reconnect, and are starting to fall – hard – the events of the tragedy unfold, changing both their lives in ways they can never undo. Told in alternating perspectives full of the best nerdy banter this side of Ohio, some seriously awesome skate moves, and the promise of a kiss destined to make the world stop turning, The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash will break your heart and put it back together again.
"One of 2017's Biggest Debuts... Obsession-worthy." - Bustle

First We Were IV, by Alexandria Sirowy
Title: First We Were IV, Author: Alexandra SirowyA group of friends start a secret society in this out-of-control thriller from the author of The Telling and The Creeping that examines the all-consuming love of lifelong friendship—and what someone is capable of when they’re afraid of losing it.
Izzie loves nothing more than her three best friends, Viv, Graham, and Harry, and the bond the four of them share. And she’s terrified of their friendship falling apart next year when they go off to college. To bind them together, she decides to create something that will belong only to them, a special thing that they’ll always share between the four of them. And so they dream up the Order of IV, a secret society devoted to mischief that rights wrongs and pays back debts. At first, it works like a charm—but when the Order of IV’s escapades get recognition beyond their wildest expectations, other people start wanting in. And soon, what started as a game of friendship is spiraling into something dangerous and beyond their control—and before it’s over, they’ll pay the ultimate sacrifice.
"The concept alone makes First We Were IV stand out in the ever-expanding roster of small-town YA thrillers. But Sirowy’s phenomenal execution will have readers salivating to get to the end. Her fine-tuned writing style draws an intricate sketch of events as they unfold and there are no extraneous details that delay the plot. The characters are unique, well-developed and perfectly flawed." -Romantic Times

Also new in Hardcover

 Title: Daughter of the Burning City, Author: Amanda Foody  Title: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls, Author: Lauren Karcz  Title: Everything All at Once, Author: Katrina Leno  Title: Lucky in Love, Author: Kasie West 
 Title: Vanguard, Author: Ann Aguirre  Title: Far from the Tree: Young Adult Edition--How Children and Their Parents Learn to Accept One Another . . . Our Differences Unite Us, Author: Andrew Solomon  Title: 16 Ways to Break a Heart, Author: Lauren Strasnick  Title: A Promising Life, Author: Emily Arnold McCully  Title: Little Monsters, Author: Kara Thomas 
Title: The Wrong Train, Author: Jeremy De Quidt  Title: In 27 Days, Author: Alison Gervais 

New in Paperback

 Title: Life After Lila, Author: Ginna Moran  Title: Changes in Latitudes, Author: Jen Malone  Title: Thin Places, Author: Lesley Choyce  Title: Sovereign (Nemesis Series #2), Author: April Daniels 
 Title: Caden's Comet, Author: Annabelle Jay  Title: Sundancer: The Saddle Creek Series, Author: Shelley Peterson  Title: Stagestruck: The Saddle Creek Series, Author: Shelley Peterson 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints

 Title: Gemini, Author: Sonya Mukherjee  Title: The Telling, Author: Alexandra Sirowy  Title: The Goose Girl, Author: Shannon Hale  Title: Enna Burning, Author: Shannon Hale  Title: Black Moon (Zodiac Series #3), Author: Romina Russell 
 Title: This Is Where the World Ends, Author: Amy Zhang  Title: The Season of You & Me, Author: Robin Constantine  Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts Series #1)  Title: The Call, Author: Peadar O'Guilin  Title: P.S. I Like You, Author: Kasie West