Monday, October 14, 2013

New Release Round-Up: October 14-20, 2013

Young Adult

Fault Line
by Christa Desir

Release date: October 15, 2013
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 240
Publisher: SimonPulse
Suggested tags: young adult, romance, contemporary

From Goodreads:
"Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.

Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?

Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.

The Vow
by Jessica Martinez

Release date: October 15, 2013
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 432
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary

From Goodreads:
"No one has ever believed that Mo and Annie are just friends. How can a guy and a girl really be best friends?

Then the summer before senior year, Mo’s father loses his job, and by extension his work visa. Instantly, life for Annie and Mo crumbles. Although Mo has lived in America for most of his life, he’ll be forced to move to Jordan. The prospect of leaving his home is devastating, and returning to a world where he no longer belongs terrifies him.

Desperate to save him, Annie proposes they tell a colossal lie—that they are in love. Mo agrees because marrying Annie is the only way he can stay. Annie just wants to keep her best friend, but what happens when it becomes a choice between saving Mo and her own chance at real love?

Other YA new releases for this week:

Middle Grade

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit
by Octavia Spencer

Release date: October 15, 2013
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 224
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Suggested tags: middle grade, mystery

First in the Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective series. From Goodreads:
"Meet Randi Rhodes, the world’s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle grade series from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder’s Day Festival. But the festival’s main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town’s treasure, has gone missing.

Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee–inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating in a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect.

They have three days to find the treasure…the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day?

The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya
by Jane Kelley

Release date: October 15, 2013
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 208
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Suggested tags: middle grade, realistic fiction

From Goodreads:
"An orphaned African grey parrot who can speak 127 words. A girl so sick, she has forgotten what it means to try. Fate––and a banana nut muffin––bring them together. Will their shared encounter help them journey through storms inside and out? Will they lose their way, or will they find what really matters?

Here is a story that will remind readers how navigating so many of life’s desperate adventures requires friendship and, above all, hope.

Other Middle Grade new releases for this week:


  1. I didn't realize Fault Line was not out yet. Whoops! I went Saturday to the store to see if it was out. :)

    They did have 'The Vow' on the shelves though. Fail, book store employees, fail. (I was once a bookstore worker, so I'm surprised this happened.)


    1. I am a former bookstore worker too! :) Shame on them for having it on the shelves!