News Report: September 11, 2015

Friday News Report: Friday, September 11, 2012

So this week was super crazy and hectic for me in regards to school, so I was unable to finish I Heard the Owl Call my Name this week, but I’m shooting to finish it this weekend. The book that I will be reading next is Queen of Shadows (I’ve been avoiding all the spoilers since it was released) and I will have that reviewed as soon as possible. I will also say that eventually I will go back and write reviews for the other books in the Throne of Glass series, just not yet. Anyways, there weren’t as many releases this week as last week, but I was able to find some New Adult books and some Adult books as well! There were also some cover reveals this week and they have special giveaway opportunities, so go check those out!

Updated reading list:

  • Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (review will be posted Sunday)
  • I Heard the Owl Call my Name by Margret Craven (currently reading)
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

New releases this week:

  • Friday September 4, 2015
    • YA
      • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
    • Adult
      • Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig
    • Sunday September 6, 2015
      • New Adult
        • Sacked (Gridiron #1) by Jen Frederick
      • Tuesday September 8, 2015
        • YA
          • Serpentine (Kingdom of Xia #1) by Cindy Pon
          • Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
          • Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
          • Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
          • Evolution (Extraction #3) by Stephanie Diaz
          • Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley
          • Never Ending by Martyn Bedford
          • Sunset Ranch by A. Destiny
          • 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
          • Portrait of Us by A. Destiny
          • The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
          • Drift & Dagger Kendall Kulper
          • The Spiritglass Charade (Stoker and Holmes Series #2) by Colleen Gleason
          • Mortal Gods (Goddess War Series #2) by Kendare Blake
          • Rogue: The Paladin Prophecy Book 3 by Mark Frost
          • The Suffering by Rin Chupeco
          • Every Word by Ellie Marney
          • Earth Flight by Janet Edwards
          • Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
          • The Invisible (Brokenhearted Series #2) by Amelia Kahaney
          • Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish by Juan Felipe Herrera
          • Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash
        • New Adult
          • The End Game by Kate McCarthy
        • Adult
          • The Hanging Girl (Department Q Series #6) by Jussi Adler-Olsen
          • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
          • The First Bad Man: A Novel by Miranda July
          • Make Me by Lee Child
          • Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde
          • Fear of Dying by Erica Jongby Joe Urschel
          • Betrayed (Rosato & DiNunzio Series #2) by Lisa Scottoline
          • The Courtesan: A Novel by Alexandra Curry
          • Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder
          • Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins (Jesse Stone Series #14) by Reed Farrel Coleman
        • Wednesday September 9, 2015
          • New Adult
            • Sexy by J.A. Huss

New Authors:

Cover Releases:

Wax

Wax by Gina Damico

Release date: August 2, 2016

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

About the Book:

Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady. Poppy hightails it home, only to be shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. She tries to return him to the candle factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop—and the old woman is nowhere to be seen.

With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy resolves to find out who was behind the fire. But in the course of her investigation, she discovers that things in Paraffin aren’t always as they seem, that the Grosholtz Candle Factory isn’t as pure as its reputation—and that some of the townspeople she’s known her entire life may not be as human as they once were. In fact, they’re starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can Poppy and Dud extinguish the evil that’s taking hold of their town before it’s too late?

Fans of Gina Damico’s creepy Croak trilogy and the acclaimed Hellhole will be wowed by Wax!

If you are interested, there is a giveaway for this book and you can find the details here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-wax-by-gina-damico-giveaway-us-canada

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr

Release date: January 1, 2016

Publisher: Merit Press

About the Book:

When curvaceous Annalise Bradley’s scandalous freshman year hookup sparks the anger of her female classmates, three of them decide to get her back by “catfishing” her, creating a fake online profile of the perfect boy to toy with her affections. Against her better nature, introverted Noelle Spiers goes along with her friends’ plan, hoping to distract Annalise from dreamy Cooper Franklin, her lifelong crush who has fallen for Annalise instead. As Annalise discovers she is being played and seeks revenge, Noelle increasingly regrets her role in the cruel hoax and tries to salvage their relationship. Told in alternative perspectives, IDENTITY CRISIS covers romance, betrayal, and timeless friendship in the age of modern technology.

If you’re interested, there’s a giveaway for this book and you can find the details here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-identity-crisis-by-melissa-schorr-giveaway-us-canada

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