Monday, March 20, 2017

8 New Releases this week 03/20-03/26 plus 3 Giveaways

Happy Monday! This week, we have multiple copies (!!) of NEMESIS and SHADOW RUN up for grabs, as well as a copy of THE HIDDEN MEMORY OF OBJECTS. Don't forget to check out all the other new releases too and enter to win below.
Happy Reading,

Shelly, Sam, Jocelyn, Martina, Erin, Susan, Kelly, Laura, Emily, Anisaa, and Lori Ann


YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK


Nemesis
by Brendan Reichs
Signed Hardcover Giveaway (3 Copies)
U.S. Only

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books
Released 3/21/2017

Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series.

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Nemesis?

My favorite thing about NEMESIS is getting to play with my characters in ways you’re not supposed to be able to. Min Wilder and Noah Livingston are each murdered five times by the same dark-suited man before the story even begins. That is, quite frankly, impossible—and it gets crazier from there. Exploring the idea that death might not be final—not in a ghost story way, or a zombie way, but in a honest-to-god-it-just-didn’t-happen sort of way—is what drew me to the story. Adding a planet-threatening asteroid and a sinister conspiracy to the mix was icing on the cake. I love twists and turns and surprises, and NEMESIS is packed with them. You can’t trust anything, or anyone. It’s everything I love about writing a thriller.

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Shadow Run
by Michael Miller and AdriAnne Strickland
Hardcover Giveaway (2 Copies)
Delacorte Press
Released 3/21/2017

"Firefly" meets DUNE in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is an antique.

As for Nev, he’s a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary.

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they’re more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive.

Nev’s mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power—and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Shadow Run?

AdriAnne: Swords in space!

Michael: You stole mine! In all seriousness, I think it’s that Qole has a super solid moral compass in a really difficult situation.

A: Well, both Qole and Nev deal with difficult situations and don't crumble. They carry on, moving toward their goals; they do the work.

M: Yes! Teenagers are tough as nails, and we see this in Alaska all the time. So, in conclusion, our favorite thing about SHADOW RUN is that swords in space are best wielded by teenagers.

A: That… maybe makes sense?


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The Hidden Memory of Objects
by Danielle Mages Amato
Hardcover Giveaway
U.S. Only

Balzer + Bray
Released 3/21/2017

Megan Brown’s brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide—something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler’s death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell—at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler’s belongings—and those memories reveal a brother she never knew.

Enlisting the help of an artifact detective who shares her ability and specializes in murderabilia—objects tainted by violence or the deaths of their owners—Megan finds herself drawn into a world of painful personal and national memories. Along with a trusted classmate and her brother's charming friend, she chases down the troubling truth about Tyler across Washington, DC, while reclaiming her own stifled identity with a vengeance.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Hidden Memory of Objects?

I think my favorite thing about the book is one of its characters: my main character Megan's good friend, Eric Bowling. He's a foil, a contrasting character for Megan in a lot of ways. While she's uncertain about her identity and fearful about taking risks, he's got a fearless self-acceptance that inspires me. He's offbeat and funny, and when he finds himself in a new or unusual situation, he responds by jumping in with both feet. He's got a lot of the qualities I'd like to have myself, and he made writing every scene he's in exceptionally fun.

I'd actually written an early draft of THE HIDDEN MEMORY OF OBJECTS when a former student of mine passed away in his early twenties -- he'd been an undergraduate when I was in graduate school. And it occurred to me that my character shared a lot of qualities with that young man. So I reached out to his family to see if it was okay to name my character in the real Eric Bowling's honor. I was delighted when they said yes. So while there's nothing in my character's life that's based on the real Eric that I knew, I hope some of his fearless, indomitable spirit lives on in my book. And since the real Eric was working on a master's degree in children's literature when he passed away, I hope he'd consider it a fitting tribute.


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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS

Echoes of Memory by A.R. Kahler: Jen P.
The Shadows We Know by Heart by Jennifer Park: Rosi H.

MORE YOUNG ADULT FICTION IN STORES NEXT WEEK WITH AUTHOR INTERVIEWS


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Pyromantic
by Lish McBride
Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
Released 3/21/2017

Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn’t set her free—she’s still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he’ll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since she’s currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks.

Then she gets sent to handle two local thugs with were-hare Sid. But when they arrive, the thugs are dead and a necromancer has raised them as mindless, aggressive zombies. Ava is faced with an epidemic—something is turning normal creatures into killing machines. Unfortunately, this means she has to work with Lock and his new girl. Worse than that, she has to work with her ex, Ryan. Compared to facing such emotional turmoil, she’d rather take on an entire herd of flesh-eating kelpies . . . or she could just do both. Isn’t she just the lucky gal?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Pyromantic?

Probably the killer ponies.

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MORE YOUNG ADULT NOVELS NEW IN STORES NEXT WEEK


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Blood Family
by Anne Fine
Hardcover
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Released 3/21/2017

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, this dark and gripping novel tells the tragic story of a smart, sweet child poisoned by circumstance as he struggles to escape the horrors of his childhood.

Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbor spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven.

Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done. Sent to live with a kind foster family, and then adopted, Edward struggles to adapt to normal life. Even as a smart and curious teenager it’s still clear to his new family and schoolmates there’s something odd about him.

Then in a science museum, Edward sees an image that shocks him to the core and robs him of his hard won sense of safety. Can anyone’s past truly be left behind? And could it be that, deep down, another Harris is waiting to break out?

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Redux
by A.L. Davroe
Paperback
Entangled: Teen
Released 3/21/2017

The domed city of Evanescence is in ruins. With nowhere to go, prodigy hacker Ellani “Ella” Drexel and a small band of survivors flee to the Undertunnel below their city.

To escape the wasteland she unknowingly created.

But sanctuary is hard to find. With malfunctioning androids and angry rebels at their backs, the group hopes to press on for the neighboring city of Cadence. But Ella’s chosen path is challenging…life-threatening, even. Worse, the boy she loves is acting distant, and not at all like the person she first met in Nexis.

But then Ella learns a secret…and it changes everything.

Ella knows she needs to turn back and make a stand to reclaim her home. She’s determined to bring a new—and better—life to all who’ve suffered.

Or die trying.

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Ten Miles One Way
by Patrick Downes
Hardcover
Philomel Books
Released 3/21/2017

The powerful story of a mind at the edge of unraveling, held together by love and acceptance.

Nest and Q walk through the city. Nest speaks and Q listens. Mile by mile, Nest tells Q about her life, her family, her past . . . and her Chimaera, the beast that preys on her mind and causes her to lose herself. Q knows only that his love for Nest runs deeper than the demon that plagues her thoughts, that he loves her in spite of—or perhaps because of—the personal battle she fights every day.

A beautifully-written, haunting story.

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8 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for Hidden Memory for so long!

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  2. All three of these sound amazing! I usually don't read much sci-fi but Firefly was the best!

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  3. I have all of these on my to-read list. Finally they are here!!

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  4. I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity

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  5. I want Nemesis and Shadow Run! Can't wait to get my hands on those two!

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  6. Oh my! Thank you for the list! This is definitely going to my to-read list. They sound amazing.

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