Saturday, May 30, 2015

June 2015 Book Releases

Some books that I am excited for this June. Might have missed some books but oh well. 

Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Genre: Young-Adult, Fantasy
Type: Series 
Date Published: August 20, 2013
Sequel: Destined for Doon (September 2, 2014)
Publisher: Blink

Summary: Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.
But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.
Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare. 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Genre: Comtemporary
Type: Stand-Alone
Date Published: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+ Bray

Summary: Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me. 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Genre: Comtemporary, Revenge
Type: Trilogy
Date Published: September 18, 2012
Sequel: Fire with Fire (August 13, 2013)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Summary: Postcard-perfect Jar Island is the kind of place where nobody locks their doors at night, where parents can sleep easy, knowing their daughters are tucked away safe and sound in their beds.
But bad things can happen, even to good girls, and sometimes the only way to make things right is do something wrong.

Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they've each had a taste. 

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu

Artist: Kaari
Genre: Dystopian
Type: Graphic Novel, Book Adaptation
Date Published: April 21, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Summary: Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often seem. One day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’s death. And the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the lengths their country will go to in order to keep its secrets. 

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier

Genre: Young Adult, German Lit, Paranormal
Type: Trilogy
Date Published: April 14, 2014 (Released in U.S.)
Sequel: ???
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Summary: Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv's dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she's in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.

The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They're classmates from her new school in London, the school where she's starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what's really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn't possibly know--unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute.... 

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Genre: Contemporary
Type: Stand-Alone
Date Published: May 5, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary: When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley... 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Artist: Adrian Alphona
Genre: Superheroes
Type: Comic Book
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Sequel: Ms. Marvel Vol.2: Generation Why (April 7, 2015)
Publisher: Marvel

Summary: Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, New York! 

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult
Type: Series
Date Released: May 12, 2015
Sequel: The Rose and the Dagger (2016)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Summary: Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. 

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, New Adult
Type: Trilogy
Date Published: May 5, 2015
Sequel: Untitled (2016)
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Summary: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. 

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Genre: Contemporary
Type: Series
Date Published: February 28, 2013
Sequel: Model Misfit (September 26, 2013)
Publisher: Harper Collins

Summary: Harriet Manners knows a lot of things. She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a "jiffy" lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn't quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she's spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves. 

As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn't seem to like her any more than the real world did. 

And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything? 

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Genre: Fantasy
Type: Trilogy
Date Published: October 14, 2014
Sequel: Ice Like Fire (October 13, 2015)
Publisher: Balzer+Bray

Summary: Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Genre: Fantasy
Type: Trilogy
Date Published: March 1, 2015
Sequel: ???
Publisher: Scholastic

Summary: I am the perfect weapon. I kill with a single touch.  Twylla is blessed. The Gods have chosen her to marry a prince, and rule the kingdom. But the favour of the Gods has it's price. A deadly poison infuses her skin. Those who anger the queen must die under Twylla's fatal touch.  Only Lief, an outspoken new guard, can see past Twylla's chilling role to the girls she truly is.  Yet in a court as dangerous and the queen's, some truths should not be told... 

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Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Genre: Fantasy
Type: Trilogy
Date Published: January 6, 2014
Sequel: Ice Kissed (May 5, 2015)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Summary: Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process? 

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