Monday, August 20, 2012

New Releases: August 19-25

The Burning Bush
Kenya Wright
August 19th by Dragonfairy Press

Summary: After Dante Bottelli’s slaughter of Vamp-owned Mixbreeds, Lanore and Zulu execute a well-planned attack that hits Dante where it hurts the most—his pockets. But their attack triggers a chain of unfortunate events, and allows Detective Rivera to blackmail Lanore.

Rivera forces Lanore to investigate his case, the Burning Bush murders. Someone's been tying girls to bushes and setting them on fire. Lanore must find the killer, or Rivera goes public with his information.
Meanwhile, Dante won't take his defeat without a fight. He counterattacks and the Santeria habitat, as well as Lanore’s and Zulu’s lives, are changed forever.

Alexandra Adornetto
August 21th by Feiwel and Friends

Summary: Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet. 
Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous
Kathryn Williams
August 21st by Henry Holt and Co.

Summary: Can a spot on a teen reality show really lead to a scholarship at an elite cooking school AND a summer romance?
The Raft
SA Bodeen
August 21st by Feiwel and Friends

Summary: Robie is an experienced traveler. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there’s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight.
The Rise of Nine
Pittacus Lore
August 21st by HarperCollins

Summary: Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.
Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .
The Sweetest Spell
Suzanne Selfors
August 21st by Walker Children's

Summary: Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher's daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability-she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.

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