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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #184

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Below are the (mostly) YA books releasing this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

These are books for the week of July 8th-July 14th that I have pre-ordered.


Through to You

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THROUGH TO YOU by Lauren Barnholdt will be released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 288 pages.


I absolutely adored THROUGH TO YOU and cannot wait for the finished copy to download to my Kindle on Tuesday. I love Lauren Barnholdt’s writing and I was so excited to have had the chance to read this super early.

It was all sorts of angsty and sweet and romantic. I loved getting to see things from both Harper and Penn’s POV. And I will definitely be reading this one again this summer.

I don’t want to spoil all the twisty-turny moments, so I won’t reveal whether there is a happy ending for the two. But as it’s such a quick read that can be totally devoured in one sitting, you won’t have to wait very long to find out.

Description…

Opposites attract—and then complicate—in this romantic, relatable novel from the author of Two-Way Street and Sometimes It Happens.

It starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattingly’s eye. Penn—resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital “T.” And okay, smolderingly sexy.

Harper’s surprised by Penn’s attention—and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.

Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differences—if Penn knew how to talk about feelings.

Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride…


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BOOMERANG by Noelle August will be released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in paperback and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by William Morrow, the print edition is 336 pages.

BOOMERANG is the first book in a new series of the same name by the authors. The second book in the series, REBOUND, is slated for release on December 9th.


I almost ended up buying the various installments of BOOMERANG, even though I had the eARC and got the chance to read it early and love, love, loved it. I almost couldn’t wait for the complete version to be available so it could become a permanent part of my collection. But I’m glad I did and can’t wait for it to finally download.

This was a fantastic and sexy New Adult title that had me anxiously anticipating every last thing between Mia and Ethan. I loved their chemistry. I loved the situation they found themselves in after the night they met. I loved the dual POVs, even though it made me even more nervous about every single suspenseful thing that I won’t talk about.

As I recently read this, I won’t be reading it again right away, but I will be reading it again just before REBOUND releases. It was soooo good.

Description…

The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August

Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?


Earthquake

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EARTHQUAKE by Aprilynne Pike will be released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Razorbill, the print edition is 352 pages.

EARTHQUAKE is the second book in Aprilynne Pike’s Earthbound series.


I am counting down the hours until my copy of EARTHQUAKE downloads to my Kindle so I can start reading it immediately. I loved the first book in this series, and after having read the description for this book, I’m even more excited for this sequel.

I don’t want to say too much, as all things related to book two in the description are super spoiler-y for book one. But this was such an intriguing concept. I loved the characters. And I’ve been eager to find out what happens with Tavia given the way things left off.

I have been so nervous about spoilers that I haven’t even looked at the Character Interview I have for my tour stop next week. As I hope to be finished reading this by Wednesday, I won’t have to peek, thankfully. But I cannot WAIT to get this on the pile late tonight.

Description…

Tavia Michaels has discovered that she’s an Earthbound—a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth—and that a rival faction of Earthbounds, the Reduciata, has created a virus that is literally wiping swaths of the planet out of existence.

Tavia is captured and imprisoned before she can act on this information, along with her eternal lover, Logan. Huddled in a claustrophobic cell, they lose track of the days, their attempts to escape proving as ephemeral as Tavia’s newly gestating powers. But then Tavia and Logan are mysteriously rescued. . . .

They’re brought to the underground headquarters of the Curatoria, another group of Earthbounds that Tavia doesn’t fully trust. There, she’s told that she can save the Earth before it disappears. She agrees.

Tavia quickly realizes that she isn’t like other Earthbound, and as her abilities continue to awaken, they begin to threaten her centuries-long relationship with Logan. When Benson—Tavia’s former best friend and romantic interest—appears at Curatoria headquarters, Tavia will again have to make a choice about who to be with even as she tries to stop the virus that is destroying the world and uncover the truth about the two Earthbound organizations that have her tangled up in their webs.


The Half Life of Molly Pierce

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THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE by Katrina Leno will be released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 240 pages.


I have been totally intrigued by THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE ever since I first learned of its existence. And while I am so sad that I didn’t get to read it early, I am stoked that my Kindle copy will be downloading at Midnight.

This story sounds so very different from much of the books I’ve read. And I can’t wait to find out why Molly can’t remember parts of her life. I can’t wait to find out who she loved that she can’t let go of. I can’t wait to find out whether she’ll remember everything that was lost.

As this is such a short novel, I really hope to be able to get it on the pile this summer. Hopefully early next month at the very latest.

Description…

You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.

You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.

Me, I live and I forget.

But now—now I am remembering.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves.


The Kiss of Deception

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THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson will be released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), the print edition is 496 pages.

THE KISS OF DECEPTION is the first book in the Remnant Chronicles by the author. The second book in the series, HEART OF BETRAYAL, is slated for release in 2015.


I am currently reading THE KISS OF DECEPTION and am madly in love with it. But I can’t wait for my Kindle copy to download so that I can finish reading it in eBook format as I seem to only have time to read in the early hours of the morning these days.

The writing in this book is gorgeous. The story is epic. The world is amazing. And because I want to get back to reading it – and possibly finishing it – by Midnight tonight, I shall say no more… for now.

Well, except to add that I’m nervous that the ending will leave me hanging for the year until the next installment releases. I’ve refused to take a peek at any of the reviews or listen to any of the chatter. But hopefully there won’t be a killer cliffhanger in my future. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Description…

In this timeless new trilogy about love and sacrifice, a princess must find her place in a reborn world.

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.


Idols

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IDOLS by Margaret Stohl will be released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 432 pages.

IDOLS is the second book in Margaret Stohl’s Icons series.


I have not yet read the first book in the series but have had IDOLS pre-ordered for ages and can’t wait for it to land on my Kindle. I love Margaret Stohl’s writing and I’ve been very curious about reading this series written solely by her.

I can’t wait to meet Dol, Ro, Tima and Lucas and find out what it means to be Icon Children. This series promises to be both action-packed and romantic and I cannot wait to see how the author marries the two.

I did end up peeking at the description for this book – I just couldn’t help it – and I am even more thrilled with the idea of reading both books back-to-back. Especially with an “epic showdown” ahead and with the death of a potentially beloved character to be heartbroken over. And I’d love to be able to read both books later this August.

Description…

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us.

Most of us.

Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated – and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child, if only through her visions. When Dol and the others escape to Southeast Asia in search of this missing child, Dol’s dreams, feelings and fears collide in an epic showdown that will change more than just four lives — and stop one heart forever.

In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity’s strongest chance at survival.


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THIS SUMMER by Katlyn Duncan will be released in the U.S. on July 9, 2014 in eBook format. It is currently available to pre-order online at AMAZON.

Published by Carina, the book is 288 pages.


I am also currently reading THIS SUMMER and will likely be finished before my Kindle pre-order downloads on Thursday. I fell in love with this cover when I first saw it and had been anxious to read Hadley and Will’s love story ever since.

As I have read some – but not all – of this book, I won’t reveal whether Hadley is having a “summer to remember” or whether Will’s arrival changed everything. And I won’t reveal – because I don’t yet know – all the secrets that Will’s keeping.

But I can’t wait to find out what exactly has been going on with him and why he feels the need to keep things from Hadley.

Description…

Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas – ex-boyfriends who don’t seem to know what ‘ex’ means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn’t anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago.

Will may have shot up a foot and filled out (oh yes), but inside he carries the weight of guilt – for leaving, for coming back… Now he’s just passing through to tie up loose ends but it’s clear the old chemistry still crackles between him and Hadley. Trouble is, it’s built on two years of lies…

This summer might just be the best time of their lives, but is Hadley ready for everything to change – again?


eBook Novellas

The InitiateTHE INITIATE: A DIVERGENT STORY (Divergent #0.2) by Veronica Roth

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Find it: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

Description:

More Four!

Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by “The Initiate,” the second of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.

Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.


The SonTHE SON: A DIVERGENT STORY (Divergent #0.3) by Veronica Roth

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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Description:

More Four!

Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Son’, the third of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.

This short story continues to explore the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown secrets of his personality and intriguing backstory.


The TraitorTHE TRAITOR: A DIVERGENT STORY (Divergent #0.4) by Veronica Roth

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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Description:

More Four!

Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by “The Traitor,” the fourth of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.

Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.


Other Books of Note

Wild CoverWILD by Alex Mallory

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: HarperTeen

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Description:

In this action-packed and timely “Tarzan for the digital age,” Cade, a teen raised in the wilderness, is brought into modern civilization.

The forest is full of secrets, and no one understands that better than Cade. Foraging, hunting, surviving-that’s all he knows. Alone for years, Cade believes he’s the sole survivor. At least, until he catches a glimpse of a beautiful stranger…

Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break camping trip. Instead, she discovers a primitive boy-he’s stealthy and handsome and he might be following her. Intrigued, Dara seeks him out and sets a catastrophe in motion.

Thrust into society, Cade struggles with the realization that the life he knew was a lie. But he’s not the only one. Trying to explain life in a normal town leaves Dara questioning it.

As the media swarm and the police close in, Dara and Cade risk everything to get closer. But will the truth about Cade’s past tear them apart?


UnravelUNRAVEL (Linked #2) by Imogen Howson

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Description:

Untold dangers await telepathic twins in this sequel to the futuristic, romantic thriller called classic sci-fi, space-travel adventure at its best.

After Elissa and Lin exposed the government’s secret experiments in Linked, which Booklist called a roller-coaster ride into space that just about everyone should enjoy, their home planet Sekoia is thrown into chaos. Determined to do their part to help the planet they’ve hurt, they return to Sekoia only to discover that things are far worse that they imagined. Resources are suddenly scarce, people are scared, and there’s a rising current of anger against the Spares. When Lissa and Lin find themselves among another group of Spares and twins, they feel like they’ve found their kindred spirits at last. But a threat none of them could have expected is lying in wait for Sekoia’s Spares.


In DeepIN DEEP by Terra Elan McVoy

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Simon Pulse

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Description:

Ultracompetitive Brynn from The Summer of Firsts and Lasts craves swimming victory—and gets in over her head—in this irresistible novel from Terra Elan McVoy.

Swim.
Push.
Breathe.
Swim.

Nothing else matters to Brynn as she trains her body and mind to win. Not her mediocre grades and lack of real friends at school. Not the gnawing grief over her fallen hero father. Not the strained relationship with her absent mother and clueless stepdad. In the turquoise water, swimming is an escape and her ticket to somewhere—anywhere—else. And nothing will get in her way of claiming victory.

But when the competitive streak follows Brynn out of the pool in a wickedly seductive cat-and-mouse game between herself, her wild best friend, and a hot new college swimmer, Brynn’s single-mindedness gets her in over her head, with much more than a trophy to lose.


UncagedUNCAGED (The Singular Menace #1) by John Sandford and Michele Cook

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

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Description:

#1 New York Times bestselling Prey author John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane young adult thriller series.

Shay Remby arrives in Hollywood with $58 and a handmade knife, searching for her brother, Odin.

Odin’s a brilliant hacker but a bit of a loose cannon. He and a group of radical animal-rights activists hit a Singular Corp. research lab in Eugene, Oregon. The raid was a disaster, but Odin escaped with a set of highly encrypted flash drives and a post-surgical dog.

When Shay gets a frantic 3 a.m. phone call from Odin—talking about evidence of unspeakable experiments, and a ruthless corporation, and how he must hide—she’s concerned. When she gets a menacing visit from Singular’s security team, she knows: her brother’s a dead man walking.

What Singular doesn’t know—yet—is that 16-year-old Shay is every bit as ruthless as their security force, and she will burn Singular to the ground, if that’s what it takes to save her brother.


The DefiantTHE DEFIANT (The Forsaken #3) by Lisa M. Stasse

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Description:

In this gripping conclusion to The Forsaken Trilogy, Alenna’s loyalties are put the ultimate test—and it’s one of life and death.
Alenna Shawcross and the others who escaped the wheel are working toward an all-out assault on the United Northern Alliance. The plan is to dismantle it from the inside—and Alenna is one of the few people who can access the organization’s inner sanctum. But when she returns to the home she has nearly forgotten, she encounters old friends and is swept into a secret plan that puts everything she loves in danger.

Knowing what is at stake for her and her friends, Alenna ventures into the heart of the treacherous UNA. She’s determined to bring them down, because freedom is the only choice. Or is it?


Embers & AshEMBERS & ASH (Cold Fury #3) by T.M. Goeglein

Pub. Date: July 10, 2014

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

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Description:

Sara Jane Rispoli is on the wrong side of the Russian mob, but closer to finding her family than ever. And she’s willing to do whatever it takes to finally end this terrible journey even if the price is her own life.

The very cold fury that has seen her through the worst of her troubles is now killing her; she knows the cure, but she can’t sacrifice the deadly electricity until she’s rescued her family. But when she finally does rescue them, it’s not the happy reunion she pictured. And the torment doesn’t stop there, not even when she finally discovers Ultimate Power. Only destroying the Outfit completely can end this terrible nightmare.

Old enemies return to seek vengeance, double-crosses abound, and even more mysteries are uncovered as we rocket toward an end no one saw coming.


Zom-B ClansZOM-B CLANS (Zom-B #8) by Darren Shan

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Description:

B’s first mission with the Angels –sentient, do-gooder zombies– went horribly wrong when vicious members of the Ku Klux Klan attacked New Kirkham, a stronghold of precious human survivors. B is not about to let the racist thugs persecute innocent people, but while saving the town, one of B’s oldest friends is kidnapped by the Klan.

The Angels are prepared to do what it takes to save him, but B will have to make some very hard decisions about loyalties–to old friends, to the Angels, and to new families and old.


Midnight ThiefMIDNIGHT THIEF (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

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Description:

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.


Demon DerbyDEMON DERBY by Carrie Harris

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Delacorte Press

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Description:

Casey kicked cancer’s ass. Now a demon wants to kick hers. . . .

Casey hates being known as the girl who survived cancer. She wants people to treat her like her old self, fearless and strong. And after a creepy encounter with a crazy guy in an alley, Casey is all about reclaiming her power.

So when she has a chance to try out for the Apocalypsies roller derby team, she jumps on it. Being a derby girl would prove that she doesn’t need anybody’s pity. It doesn’t hurt that Michael, the team manager, is almost unnaturally hot. Which makes sense when Casey finds out that he’s not human.

Michael’s got a secret: he trains demon hunters. That crazy guy in the alley? Demon. And the fact that Casey went head to head with evil and lived makes her a threat to demonkind. Casey thought she’d already fought and won the battle of her lifetime. But it’s only beginning. . . .


StarbreakSTARBREAK (Starglass #2) by Phoebe North

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Description:

The Asherah has finally reached Zehava, the long-promised planet. There, Terra finds harsh conditions and a familiar foe—Aleksandra Wolff, leader of her ship’s rebel forces. Terra and Aleksandra first lock horns with each other . . . but soon realize they face a much more dangerous enemy in violent alien beasts—and alien hunters.

Then Terra finally discovers Vadix. The boy who has haunted her dreams may be their key to survival—but his own dark past has yet to be revealed. And when Aleksandra gets humanity expelled from the planet, it’s up to Terra, with Vadix by her side, to unite her people—and to forge an alliance with the alien hosts, who want nothing more than to see humanity gone forever.


MindWarMINDWAR (MindWar #1) by Andrew Klavan

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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Description:

Rick Dial has the potential to be a hero. He just doesn’t know it yet.

Rick’s high school football team couldn’t be stopped when he was leading them as their quarterback. He was going to Syracuse on a scholarship. But then his dad abandoned them and a terrible accident left him crippled.

Certain his old life is completely lost, Rick spends months hiding away in his room playing video games. He achieves the highest scores on so many games that he’s approached by a government agency who claims to be trying to thwart a cyber attack on America that would destroy the technological infrastructure of the entire country. The agents say that the quick-thinking of a quarterback coupled with Nick’s gaming experience make him perfect for this assignment. The problem is that there are no extra lives and this isn’t just a game . . . but Rick doesn’t have many other options at the moment.

Entering “The Realm” gives Rick the one thing he thought he’d never have again: a body that’s as fast and as strong as he ever was before the accident. But the more time he spends in The Realm, the more questions he has. What secrets are these agents keeping from him? What really happened to his father? How many others have gone into The Realm already . . . and failed? And perhaps most important, is he the hero they think he is?


Spirits of Ash and FoamSPIRITS OF ASH AND FOAM (Rain Cacique #2) by Greg Weisman

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

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Description:

In this second book of the Rain of the Ghosts series, Rain Cacique (who can talk to ghosts thanks to a gift from her dead grandfather) is navigating high school while searching for answers.

Welcome to the Prospero Keys (or as the locals call them: the Ghost Keys), the beautiful chain of tropical islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle where Rain Cacique lives. When Rain’s maternal grandfather passed away, he left her his special armband: two gold snakes intertwined, clasping each other’s tails in their mouths. Rain soon discovers that the armband is actually a zemi – a very powerful talisman created by the island’s native Arawak Taino Indians – and that it allows Rain to see ghosts, including her own grandfather who is determined to help her uncover the Ghost Keys’ hidden world of mystery and mysticism, intrigue and adventure.

Now, Rain Cacique’s looking for a few answers — and the second zemi, a Taino relic that allows her to see dead people. But it’s the first week of school, so she’s pretty busy juggling teachers, homework, baby-sitting duties, new friends, missing tourist kids… and a vampire with a tribal twist.


Four A Divergent CollectionFOUR: A DIVERGENT COLLECTION (Divergent #0.1-0.4) by Veronica Roth

Pub. Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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Description:

Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling divergent series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy.


eBook Collections

UNDER THE NEVER SKY Complete Collection by Veronica Rossi – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

LYING GAME Complete Collection by Sara Shepard – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

CRASH Complete Collection by Nichole Williams – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

THE PARTIALS SEQUENCE Complete Collection by Dan Wells – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

THE DIVERGENT LIBRARY by Veronica Roth – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

SHATTER ME Complete Collection by Tahereh Mafi – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: First Bite 4-Book Collection – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE


Other Releases

DIVERGENT SERIES ULTIMATE FOUR-BOOK BOX SET by Veronica Roth – AMAZON | BARNES &  NOBLE


Parting words…

I knew it was a crazy week for releases, and I am pretty sure I’m missing a ton. But as I have seven full-length books and three eBook novellas pre-ordered, I figured it would be dangerous to keep looking just in case I might have missed something.

I don’t think I missed anything last week. But as I haven’t yet checked my Kindle for downloads, it’s possible that there are a few books I’d missed. Though I really hope not.

And as there are quite a few of the “other books of note” that I’d love to add to my collection this week – WILD, UNRAVEL, IN DEEP, THE DEFIANT, MIDNIGHT THIEF and DEMON DERBY – I really, really, hope not.

Anyway… If you’ve been waiting for THE KISS OF DECEPTION I’m so excited for you that the wait is finally over. And if you’re looking for some perfect summer romance reads, then there are plenty of lovely books to choose from.

Happy bookish acquiring, happy reading, and happy book birthday!

DividerIcy

As always, I would love to hear what you’re hoping to add to your collection this week!

And if you have any great suggestions of “must read” books to buy that are releasing this week, please let me know!

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