Friday New Report: First Friday in February 2016!

Friday News Report: Friday, February 5, 2016

So this week was pretty busy, for myself and the publishing world! I hope to catch up this weekend, but I make no promises…

Updated reading list:

  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (still reading…)
  • The F*** it List by Julie Halpern
  • Evo: The Elements by Nicoline Evans
  • STAR WARS: The Weapon of a Jedi (A Luke Skywalker Adventure) by Jason Fry

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday February 2, 2016
    • YA
      • The Baroque Period: Odysseys in Art by Anne Fitzpatrick
      • Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
      • When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
      • Late Modernism: Odysseys in Art by Anne Fitzpatrick
      • Realism: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle Series #1) by Heather Demetrios
      • Remember by Eileen Cook
      • Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning by Justin Ross Muchnick
      • Invaded (An Alienated Novel) by Melissa Landers
      • The Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
      • Pull by Anne Riley
      • Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy
      • In Place of Never by Julie Anne Lindsey
      • Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren Trilogy Series #2) by Mary Weber
      • Fairest: Levana’s Story (Lunar Chronicles Series) by Marissa Meyer
      • Man Walks on the Moon (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Shadow of the War Machine by Kristin Bailey
      • Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
      • The Holocaust (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Almost Midnight: Shadow Falls: The Novella Collection by C. C. Hunter
      • King by Ellen Oh
      • Remembrance (Mediator Series #7) by Meg Cabot
      • The Unpopular Ones: Fifteen American Men and Women Who Stood Up for What They Believed In by Jules Archer
      • Impressionism: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • God of Beer by Garret Keizer
      • Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
      • Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
      • Scripted by Maya Rock
      • Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little
      • Spirit Level by Sarah N. Harvey
      • Starflight by Melissa Landers
      • Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen
      • Gothic Art: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
      • The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston
      • Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer
      • The Asylum Novellas: The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, The Warden by Madeleine Roux
      • Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
      • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
      • Romanticism: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
      • The V-Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex by Amber J. Keyser
      • The 9/11 Terror Attacks (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Cubism: Odysseys in Art by Shannon Robinson
      • A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World’s First National Park by Erin Peabody
      • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
    • Adult
      • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
      • Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives. by David Denby
      • Breakdown (Alex Delaware Series #31) by Jonathan Kellerman
      • This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon by L. Jon Wertheim
      • Brotherhood in Death (In Death Series #42) by J. D. Robb
      • On My Own by Diane Rehm
      • Opening Belle: A Novel by Maureen Sherry
      • This Was Not the Plan: A Novel by Cristina Alger
      • Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack by Robert Knott
      • The Paris Winter: A Novel by Imogen Robertson
      • The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
      • The Marriage Test: Our 40 Dates Before “I Do” by Jill Andres
      • Prudence by Gail Carriger
      • How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb
      • United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists by Peter Bergen
      • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
      • The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
      • Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig
      • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
      • The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
      • Friction by Sandra Brown
      • Bettyville by George Hodgman
  • Thursday February 4, 2016
    • YA
      • Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty by Ann Angel

Cover Reveals

For this life only

 For This Life Only by Stacey Kade

Release date: August 30, 2016

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

About the Book

Three minutes. Jace Palmer died for three life-changing minutes.

And when he wakes, nothing is the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is broken. Jace’s planned future is crushed, along with his pitching arm. Everyone keeps telling him that Eli’s in a better place, but Jace isn’t so sure. Because in those three minutes, the bright light and welcoming voice promised by his church and his pastor father–they weren’t there.

Overwhelmed by guilt and doubt, Jace struggles to adjust to this new version of the world, one without his brother, one without the certainties he once relied on. And then Thera comes into his life.

She’s the last girl he should be turning to for help.

But she’s also the first person to truly see him.

If you’re interested in a book giveaway, check it out here!

Weekly Bookish News and Happy New Years!

Friday, January 1, 2016:

Wow! The last week of the year sure is busy! It appears that bookstores are releasing as many books as they can before 2015 is up. There have also been quite the number of cover reveals, at least that I have found, as well. I hope everyone had a wonder and safe New Years Celebration, I know I did! And next week I hope to catch up with some of my reviews, including some new kinds of storytelling. Psssst! Pssst! I’m going to be adding comics, graphic novels, and manga to my reviewing! I’m horrible at keep secrets…Anyways, have a wonderful weekend and an amazing start to 2016!

Updated Reading List:

  • Escape From Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth (posted review)
  • Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis (currently reading)
  • Mechanica by Betsy Cornwall

New Releases This Week

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2015
    • YA
      • Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass
      • Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, Book 3) by Maggie Stiefvater
      • In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds Series #3) by Alexandra Bracken
      • Endure (Defy Series #3) by Sara B. Larson
      • Unforgotten by Jessica Brody
      • Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep
      • Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch
      • HEAR by Robin Epstein
      • Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
      • Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
      • What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass
      • Hobart by Anita Briggs
      • UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin
    • Adult
      • The Forgotten Soldier (Pike Logan Series #9) by Brad Taylor
      • Mastered by Maya Banks
      • The Ice Queen (Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein Series) by Nele Neuhaus
      • Pet Friendly by Sue Pethick
      • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Smoke and Shadow Part Two by Gene Luen Yang
      • First Touch by Laurelin Paige
      • The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
      • The Center of the World by Jacqueline Sheehan
      • The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
      • Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel by C. W. Gortner
      • The First Hostage (J. B. Collins Series) by Joel C. Rosenberg
      • The Hunting Trip: A Novel of Love and War by William E. Butterworth
      • After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson
      • Die Wergelder  1 by Hiroaki Samura
      • West of Sunset: A Novel by Stewart O’Nan

Cover Reveals:


INTO THE ABYSS by Stefanie Gaither

Release date: August 29, 2016

Publisher: Simon and Schuster BFYR

About the Book

The real Violet Benson is dead.

Scientists at the CCA have awakened the newest version of her, once again breathing life into her cloned body. The only thing missing? Every memory of all the Violet Bensons that came before. And that blank-slate mind, coupled with her super-human abilities, traps her as a valuable tool—one the president of the CCA intends to use in her fight against the other, brainwashed clones that plague the city of Haven.

So long as Violet follows CCA orders, that artificial heart of hers can keep beating.

But Violet has woken up in a city on the brink of war. A city full of houses burning. Children going missing. Families falling apart. And all of it linked to cloning. So when that turmoil in the city above suddenly makes its way into the CCA headquarters below, Violet finds herself caught in the middle, guilty by association and because of a violent past she can’t even remember.

Now, she’ll have to overcome that past and find a way to make the fighting stop—or else give up any hope of a future.

If you’re interested, there’s a giveaway for a free hardcover of the book and a signed ARC-copy as well! Just check it out here: giveaway


A TASTE FOR MONSTERS by Matthew J. Kirby
Release date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic
About the Book

IT’S LONDON 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory, who has nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in the London Hospital. Evelyn wants to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut in from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred who does not recoil from her and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper’s dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity’s worst nightmares.
A Taste for Monsters is a terrifying and haunting tale of the monstrosity of men and the salvation one may find in the unlikeliest places, from Edgar Award–winning author Matthew J. Kirby.

There’s also a signed giveaway bundle with Icefall, The Arctic Code, and an ARC of A Taste for Monsters which can be found here!

The Unlucky News Report (Friday November 13)

Hahaha! Get it? Happy Friday the 13th everybody! I hope nobody runs into any terrible luck today, I know that my luck can’t get any worse at this point.  Not a lot has really happened this week, just some new releases on Tuesday and cover reveal. See you Sunday for the next review, if chemistry doesn’t kill me first!

P.S. If I sound a bit scatterbrained it’s because of this head cold, at least it’s amplifying my typical scatterbrained self!

Updated reading list:

  • Predestined by Abbi Glines (Posted yesterday)
  • Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles) by Kresley Cole (Review will be posted Sunday)
  • Hidden Moon by K.R Thompson (Reading now)
  • The Body in the Woods by April Henry
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot


New releases this week:

  • Tuesday November 10, 2015
    • YA
      • Winter (Lunar Chronicles Series #4) by Marissa Meyer (in practically every format)
      • Da Vinci’s Tiger by L. M. Elliott (NOOK Book and Hardback)
      • Prince Across the Water by Jane Yolen (NOOK Book)
      • Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts (NOOK Book, Hardcover)
      • Autumn’s Kiss by Bella Thorne (Hardcover)
      • UnDivided by Neal Shusterman (Audiobook)
      • The Adventures of Hermes, God of Thieves: 100 Journeys Through Greek Mythology by Murielle Szac (Hardcover)
      • Paladin by Sally Slater (Audiobook)
      • For the Record by Charlotte Huang (NOOK Book)
      • Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz (Hardcover)
      • The Robert Stanek Short Story & Novella Collection by Robert Stanek (NOOK Book)
      • This Way Home by Wes Moore (Hardcover, NOOK Book)
      • Flesh by David Galef (NOOK Book)
      • I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil (Paperback)
      • Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick (NOOK Book, Hardcover)
      • Unforgiven by Lauren Kate (Hardcover, NOOK Book, Audiobook)
      • The Escape from Furnace Series by Alexander Gordon Smith (NOOK Book)
      • Soundless by Richelle Mead (Audiobook, NOOK Book, Hardcover)
      • Incinerator (Crusher Series #2) by Niall Leonard (Paperback)
      • Bloodwitch (Maeve’ra Series #1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Paperback)
      • The August 5 by Jenna Helland (Hardcover, NOOK Book)
      • The Rogues by Jane Yolen (NOOK Book)
      • Ella by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee (NOOK Book)
      • The August 5 (11/10/2015)
      • by Jenna Helland
      • Hello? by Liza Wiemer (NOOK Book, Paperback)
      • Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath (Paperback)
      • Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz (NOOK Book)
      • Consent by Nancy Ohlin (Hardcover, NOOK Book)
      • All the Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse (Hardcover)
      • The Lost (Witch and Wizard Series #5) by James Patterson (Paperback)
      • Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall (Paperback)
      • Autumn’s Kiss by Bella Thorne (NOOK Book)
    • Adult
      • Anne Perry’s Merry Mysteries: Two Victorian Holiday Novels by Anne Perry (Paperback)
      • Hostage: A Novel by Kristina Ohlsson (Paperback)
      • Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke (Hardback)
      • At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen (Paperback)
      • November 9 by Colleen Hoover (Paperback)
      • Sidney Sheldon’s Reckless: A Tracy Whitney Novel by Sidney Sheldon (Hardcover)
      • Crimson Shore (Special Agent Pendergast Series #15) by Douglas Preston (Hardcover)
      • The 613 by Archie Rand (Hardcover)
      • Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by Marvel Comics (Hardcover)
      • The Promise (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #16) by Robert Crais (Hardcover)
      • A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham (Hardcover)
      • Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Series #9) by Charles Finch (Hardcover)
      • A Christmas Escape by Anne Perry (Hardcover)
      • Legends and Liars by Julia Knight (Paperback)
      • Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (Paperback)
      • Angel in Aisle 3: The True Story of a Mysterious Vagrant, a Convicted Bank Executive, and the Unlikely Friendship That Saved Both Their Lives by Kevin West (Hardcover)
      • A Moment of Silence: Midnight III by Sister Souljah (Hardcover)

Cover Reveal:

Out of Ashes

Five: Out of the Ashes by Holli Anderson

Release date: November 30, 2015

Publisher: Curiosity Quills

About the Book:

Their last battle ended with death and despair, but they have no time to mourn. One of their own has been taken and the Quinae Praesidia set out to find and rescue her.

In this third and last installment of the FIVE series, the FIVE discover new powers, make a desperate run through the Netherworld, land on an island paradise . . . and find that Brone, always a step ahead of them, is becoming more powerful than ever.

If anyone is interested, you can enter a giveaway for a free (signed) copy of the book or an e-book from the author! Just click here: 

Friday News Report: September 4, 2015

September 4, 2015

Welcome to September and hopefully cooler weather! So this week was a pretty exciting week, at least for the readers in my circle. The fourth book to one of my favorite fantasy series came out on Tuesday, and I totally when to Barnes and Noble after my classes to get the book! There were also a nice handful of book covers revealed as well, and the site that I saw them on is also having giveaway opportunities for some of them so I added the links if you’re interested! I hope everyone stays safe during Labor Day weekend, and watch out for cops!

Updated reading list:

  • Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong (review posted yesterday)
  • Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (finished and working on review)
  • I Heard the Owl Call my Name by Margaret Craven (currently reading)
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

New releases this week:

  • September 1, 2015
    • Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius
    • Are You Still There by Sarah Lynn Scheerger
    • The Body Institute by Carol Riggs
    • Burn Girl by Mandy Mikulencak
    • Catacomb (Asylum #3) by Madeleine Roux
    • Chloe By Design: Balancing Act by Margaret Gurevich
    • Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian
    • The Dogs by Allan Stratton
    • Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
    • The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles #1) by Kim Harrison
    • Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt
    • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
    • Faceless (Mortal Monsters #1) by Monica Millard (self-published)
    • The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies #6) by Pittacus Lore
    • Firewalker (The Worldwalker Trilogy #2) by Josephine Angelini
    • The Fix by Natasha Sinel
    • The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly
    • The Glowing Knight (The Black Knife Novellas #2) by Jodi Meadows
    • Has to Be Love by Jolene Perry
    • Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
    • Hunter (Hunter #1) by Mercedes Lackey
    • Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler
    • Jillian Cade: (Fake) Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein
    • Midnight Dolls (The Dolls #2) by Kiki Sullivan
    • Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott
    • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas (I BOUGHT THIS AND I’M SO EXCITED TO READ IT!!!!)
    • Queen Song (Red Queen #0.5) by Victoria Aveyard
    • Shades of Doon (Doon #3) by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
    • The Shadow Behind the Stars by Rebecca Hahn
    • Smoked (Scorched #3) by Mari Mancusi
    • State of Grace by Hilary Badger
    • The Suffering (The Girl from the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco
    • Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
    • The Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos
    • Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
    • Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson (ed.)
    • Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle (Vivian Apple #2) by Katie Coyle
    • Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger
    • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
    • A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) by Liz Braswell
    • Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheider
  • September 3, 2015
    • All of the Above by James Dawson
    • The Body by RJ Martin

Cover Reveals:

I Love HIm I love Him Not

by Ella Martin

Release date: September 29, 2015

Publisher: Clean Reads/Astraea Press

About the Book

Talia Nicoletti’s life has been turned upside down–and that’s probably an understatement. Her mother goes off on a business trip… and comes back married. Her estranged father wants to be less estranged. And her best friend Jake DeSantos suddenly has a new confidante who Talia doesn’t want to like but kind of does anyway.

Talia has to unravel her tangled up emotions to figure out what she really wants. Does she want to accept her father back in her life? Can she trust her new-stepfather? There’s too much hitting her at once, and she’s not ready to deal with any of it. The one person she can always turn to is Jake, and he’s being secretive and isn’t exactly available. And that hurts her more than she thought possible. Talia prides herself on being able to keep her emotions in check and hates that she’s jealous of the new girl in Jake’s life, especially since she can’t decide if she loves him … or if she loves him not.

Go here for the giveaway:


by J.R. Stewart

Release date: November 10, 2015

Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers

About the Book

When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?

Larissa lives in a world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the supposed death of her soul mate, Andrew, Larissa is able to find solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world where anything is possible – even visits with Andrew. Although Larissa knows that these meetings are not real, she cannot shake her suspicion that Andrew is indeed alive. When she begins an investigation of the Hexagon, the very institution that she has been taught to trust, Larissa uncovers much more than she ever expected. Her biggest challenge, however, remains determining what is real – and what is virtual.

Nirvana is a fast-paced page-turning young adult novel combining elements of the romance, mystery, and science fiction genres. Part of a three-part series, this book introduces readers to a heroine who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so. As the lines between the real and virtual worlds begin to blur, Larissa and the reader realize that all is not as it seems, and the complex mystery only deepens.

Go here for the giveaway:


by Christina Farley

Release date: September 29, 2015

Publisher: Skyscape

About the Book

Sworn to an ancient god of darkness, Jae Hwa fights to gain her freedom and restore the balance of Korea… but first she must gain back the trust of her loved ones.

Jae Hwa Lee spent her sixteenth year in Seoul, trying to destroy the evil immortals who had been torturing her family for centuries. The last thing she expected was to be forced to become their assassin. Trapped in the darkest part of the Spirit World as a servant to the Korean god Kud, fighting to keep her humanity, and unable to contact her loved ones, Jae Hwa is slowly losing hope. Kud, god of darkness, will do anything to keep her as a pawn in his quest for power over all of Korea, her entire family thinks she’s dead, and Jae’s true love, Marc, believes she is lost to him forever.

When Kud sends Jae to find and steal the powerful Black Turtle orb, Jae sees an opportunity to break free and defeat Kud once and for all…but first she needs to regain Marc’s trust and work with him to vanquish the darkness that threatens to overwhelm Korea. There’s much to lose as Jae struggles to save the land she’s come to call home.

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