Books Released This Week: December 11 – 17 2017

Hey everyone! Not that many releases this week, which is probably good considering I’ve tapped out my book buying budget for the month. With the holidays I’ve been spending a bit more than I should, will just have to work on saving as one of my resolutions. Anyway, let me know if there are any releases you’re excited for this week (or upcoming) in the comments!

The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy
Published December 12, 2017 by Delacorte Press

Fight or Flight.

All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limit Foods. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving.

All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life.

But when fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will live.

Freed by Flame and Storm (Bound by Blood and Sand #2) by Becky Allen
Published December 12th 2017 by Delacorte Press

Revolution is nigh, and one seventeen-year-old girl stands at the head of it all.

Jae used to be a slave, laboring with the rest of her people under a curse that forced her to obey any order she was given. At seventeen, she found the source of her people’s lost magic and became the only person to break free—ever. Now she wants to use her power to free the rest of her people, but the ruling class will do anything to stop her.

Jae knows that breaking the curse on her people would cause widespread chaos, even unimaginable violence between the castes, and her caste would likely see the worst of it. Many would die. But to let them remain shackled is to doom them to continue living without free will.

How is one girl, raised a slave and never taught to wield power, supposed to decide the fate of a nation?

Let me know your most anticipated release in the comments!
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Books Released This Week: December 4 – 10 2017

We’re in our first week of December releases! I can’t believe 2017 is almost done. So many amazing books came out this year, and I know just as many (if not more) are scheduled for 2018. This week I think I’m most looking forward to Ever the Brave, the first book in this series was just okay for me, I enjoyed but it was very typical fantasy, until the ending where we got a tease of something. Let me know what your most anticipated release is in the comments!

Ever the Brave (Clash of Kingdoms #2) by Erin Summerill
Published on December 5, 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Published on December 5, 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for. Continue reading

Books Released This Week: November 27 – December 3 2017

November is almost over! Gosh everything has been going by so quick I don’t even know how to keep up, but the holidays are my favorite time of year (despite the cold, I hate the cold) so I couldn’t be more excited to start decking the halls, watch The Year Without a Santa Clause, and consume copious amounts of hot chocolate. This week I know I’m super excited for the release of Seduction, the third book in the Curse of the Gods series, which I’m totally gonna binge. Let me know what your most anticipated release is in the comments!

R.I.P. Eliza Hart by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Published on November 28, 2017 by Scholastic Press

When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie’s childhood best friend.

Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie’s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie’s suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.

Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza’s death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.

New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel delivers a gripping mystery and a sensitive and moving examination of the secrets that can hold us back—and even destroy us. Continue reading

Books Released This Week: November 21 – 26 2017

Hey everyone, not a ton of new releases this week. Anybody else notice that it’s usually like the first week or two during the month that we’re just blasted with new releases? Anyway, there are so many that have come out recently that are on my TBR and hopefully I’ll be gifted them or will just gift myself them this holiday season. Let me know your most anticipated release in the comments!

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
Published on November 21, 2017 by Wednesday Books

Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn’t going to do this summer.

1. She isn’t going to stay home in Sacramento, where she’d have to sit through her stepmother’s sixth community theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
2. She isn’t going to mock trial camp at UCLA.
3. And she certainly isn’t going to the Air Force summer program on her mother’s base in Colorado Springs. As cool as it would be to live-action-role-play Ender’s Game, Ellie’s seen three generations of her family go through USAF boot camp up close, and she knows that it’s much less Luke/Yoda/”feel the force,” and much more one hundred push-ups on three days of no sleep. And that just isn’t appealing, no matter how many Xenomorphs from Alien she’d be able to defeat afterwards.

What she is going to do is pack up her attitude, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and go to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College, the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program. And she’s going to start over as Ever Lawrence, on her own terms, without the shadow of all her family’s expectations. Because why do what’s expected of you when you can fight other genius nerds to the death for a shot at the dream you’re sure your family will consider a complete waste of time?

This summer’s going to be great.  Continue reading

Books Released This Week: November 13-19 2017

So last week was absolutely chock full of new releases, and there are a fair share of ones coming out today too. My TBR just keeps growing! Let me know what release you’re most excited for in the comments!

Whichwood (Furthermore #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Published on November 14, 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.

Flashtide (Flashfall #2) by Jenny Moyer
Published on November 14, 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Orion has survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, filled with mutant creatures and dangers around every bend. She has traversed the cordons, exposed to the radiation of the flash curtain and hunted by forces that want her stopped, dead or alive. Now, with Dram by her side, she has made it to the safety of the mountain provinces, where free Conjurors live and practice their craft of manipulating matter.

But Orion’s story is far from over.

With the effects of the flashfall spreading and the might of the protected city of Alara looming, Orion must travel into the hands of her enemies once again. Heart-pounding action and adventure await in this sequel to Flashfall. Continue reading

Books Released This Week: November 6 – 12 2017

There are a TON of releases for the first full week of November! I’m so overwhelmed by what to read. I’m definitely most excited for Renegades by Marissa Meyer—I’m actually even going to the launch event tonight, which will be fun! Let me know what release you’re most excited for this week in the comments!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Published on November 7, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
Published on November 7, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

A healer who cannot be healed . . .

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.

A soldier shattered by war . . .

Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.

Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.

Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
Published on November 7, 2017 by HarperTeen

For fans of Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything, Emery Lord’s When We Collided, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Anna Priemaza’s debut novel is a heartwarming and achingly real story of finding a friend, being a fan, and defining your place in a difficult world.

Kat and Meg couldn’t be more different. Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to people. Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing people away. But when the two girls are thrown together for a year-long science project, they discover they do have one thing in common: They’re both obsessed with the same online gaming star and his hilarious videos.

It might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship—if they don’t kill each other first. Continue reading

Books Released This Week: October 30 – November 5 2017

Hey everyone! It’s officially the end of October, I can’t believe it flew by so quick, also it’s Halloween! Does anyone have any spooky plans? I’m honestly just coming home like normal, maybe going to spin class. We live in an apartment building on the top floor so I don’t think we’re going to get any trick or treaters, which is kind of disappointing but also I don’t have any candy so.

The Empress (The Diabolic #2) by S.J. Kincaid
Published on October 31, 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young

It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.

Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it? Continue reading

Books Released This Week: October 23 – 29 2017

Hey everyone! Another week, another round of releases. I couldnt’ find too many. The Glass Spare definitely has caught my interest though. Let me know if there are any release you know of that I’ve missed?

The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1) by Lauren DeStefano
Published on October 24, 2017 by Balzer + Bray

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Handase
Published on October 24, 2017 by HarperTeen

On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . . 

what is your most anticiapted read of the week? let me know in the comments!