Monday, August 6, 2012

New Releases: Week of August 5th-11th

Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Mass
August 7th by Bloomsbury USA Children's
Summary: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

James Patterson
August 6th by Little Brown and Company

Summary: One last chance...
For Max, Fang, Angel, Iggy, Nudge, and Gazzy.
Before it all ends. (Full summary on Goodreads)

Girl of Nightmares
Kendare Blake
August 7th by Tor Teen

Summary: It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on. (Full summary on Goodreads)

Rivals and Retribution
Shannon Delany
August 7th by St. Martin's Griffin

Summary: In Rivals and Retribution, the fifth book in the 13 to Life series by Shannon Delany, Pietr and Jessie will find themselves caught in a pack war with a new breed of werewolves. (Full summary on Goodreads)
Amanda Hocking
August 7th by St. Martins's Griffin

Summary: Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. (Full summary on Goodreads)
Andrea Cremer
August 7th by Tor Teen

Summary: Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy! (Full summary on Goodreads)

Fingerprints of You
Kristen-Paige Madonia
August 7th by Simon & Schuster

Summary: Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn’t exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. (Full summary on Goodreads)
The Boy Recession
Flynn Meaney
August 7th by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary: Down-to-earth Kelly is always the friend and never the girlfriend. But as her junior year of high school starts, Kelly is determined to finally reveal her true feelings for her long-time crush and good friend Hunter - that is, until the Boy Recession hits. (Full summary on Goodreads)

Heather Anastasiu
August 7th by St. Martin's Griffin

Summary:  In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. (Full summary on Goodreads)

Innocent Darkness
Suzanne Lazear
August 8th by Flux

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock's hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer's eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish. (Full summary on Goodreads)

Crissa-Jean Chappell
August 8th by Flux

Summary: Seventeen-year-old stoner Aaron Foster was offered a choice: go to jail or turn undercover narc to find the dealer who's funneling drugs into Miami's Palm Hammock High School. But Aaron has never been good at getting close to people. He's human wallpaper, a stoner wastecase who's obsessed with video games and street magic. (Full summary on Goodreads)


  1. Also Starling, Treachery of Beautiful Things, and Auracle!

    1. Aww shoot I KNEW I was forgetting something! Grr