Monday, July 7, 2014

New Release Round-Up: July 7-13, 2014

Young Adult


The Half Life of Molly Pierce
by Katrina Leno

Release date: July 8, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 240
Publisher: HarperTeen
Suggested tags: young adult, mystery, thriller



From Goodreads:
"You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.

You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.

Me, I live and I forget.

But now—now I am remembering.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves."


Midnight Thief
by Livia Blackburne

Release date: July 8, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 368
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Suggested tags: young adult, fantasy



First in the Midnight Thief series. From Goodreads:
"Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.
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Other YA new releases for this week:



Middle Grade


All Four Stars
by Tara Dairman

Release date: July 10, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 288
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Suggested tags: middle grade, realistic fiction



From Goodreads:
"Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York’s toughest restaurant critic. (Just don’t tell anyone that she’s in sixth grade.)

Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea! Now she’s eleven, and after a crème brûlée accident (just a small fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). She’s devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she’s mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.

But in order to meet her deadline and keep her dream job, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her sixth-grade archenemy and sneak into New York City—all while keeping her identity a secret! Easy as pie, right?
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My Zombie Hamster
by Havelock McCreely

Release date: July 8, 2014
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 208
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Suggested tags: middle grade, dystopia, zombies



From Goodreads:
"A laugh-out-loud funny middle-grade debut with a scary twist, "My Zombie Hamster" will appeal to readers who like their animal stories mixed with chills. Fans of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps Most Wanted series will grab this one right up.

Matt Hunter and his buddies are looking forward to Christmas--actually, they're looking forward to receiving the latest sword-and-fantasy video game. But Matt's parents have other thoughts--they give him a fluffy little mammal, a hamster called Snuffles, for the holiday. And his grandmother makes it worse by giving him a hamster cage and wheel. But the hamster isn't all that cute--at least not after part of its cheek and belly fall right off--without bothering it a bit! And why is it staring at Matt with black beady eyes and a lean and hungry look?

Say hello to Anti-Snuffles, the zombie hamster! Or better yet, run!

This series combines middle-school readers' passions: humor, animals, and scary stories, into one unbeatable package.
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Other Middle Grade new releases for this week:

2 comments:

  1. I guess I can say I've seen everything now that you posted about the Zombie Hamster. Some interesting books today! Thanks.

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    1. lol, I know, isn't that fantastic? :D

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