Monday, June 9, 2014

New Release Round-Up: June 9-15

Young Adult

by Michelle Krys

Release date: June 10, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 384
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, witches

First in The Witch Hunter series. From Goodreads:
"If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

The Murder Complex
by Lindsay Cummings

Release date: June 10, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 400
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Suggested tags: young adult, dystopia, thriller

First in The Murder Complex series. From Goodreads:
"An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.

Other YA new releases for this week:

Middle Grade

Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn
by Greg Leitich Smith

Release date: June 10, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 224
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Suggested tags: middle grade, science fiction

From Goodreads:
"Beach culture and UFOs collide in this lighthearted adventure story about an alien encounter at an aging Cocoa Beach motel.Twelve-year-old Aidan lives and works at his parents' motel on the Space Coast in Florida, so he's seen a lot of weird stuff. Even his best friend, Louis, is a little bit crazy—he's obsessed with UFOs and swears he saw one two years ago. But things at the Mercury Inn are about to get a whole lot weirder. When an actual unidentified flying object suddenly appears in the sky over the motel, Aidan begins to realize that some of the residents of the Mercury Inn may be much more unusual than he thought. And Louis might not be so crazy after all. Filled with quirky characters and atmosphere, this beachy alien caper, like the aging motel where it takes place, is anything but ordinary."

Quinny & Hopper
by Adriana Brad Schanen

Release date: June 10, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 240
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Suggested tags: middle grade, realistic fiction

From Goodreads:
"Quinny has a lot to say. Hopper gets to the point.

Quinny has one speed: very, very, extra-very fast. Hopper proceeds with caution.

Quinny has big ideas. Hopper has smart solutions.

Quinny and Hopper couldn't be more different. They are an unstoppable team.

But when summer ends, things suddenly aren't the same. Can Quinny and Hopper stick together in the face of stylish bullies, a killer chicken, and the brand-new Third Grade Rules-especially the one that says they aren't allowed to be friends anymore?

Other Middle Grade new releases for this week:

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