Monday, January 14, 2019

1 New Releases 01/14 - 01/20

Can you believe it's halfway through January already?! We hope the new year is treating you well and that your year will continue to be filled with great books. Don't forget to check out all the new releases below!

Happy Reading,

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


YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS


Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake: Katlyn D
Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson: Angel P.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus: Angel H.
When the Truth Unravels by RuthAnne Snow: Cordia P.

MORE YOUNG ADULT FICTION IN STORES NEXT WEEK WITH AUTHOR INTERVIEWS


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Famous in a Small Town
by Emma Mills
Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
Released 1/15/2019

For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for.

Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm's length. Sophie in particular.

Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Famous in a Small Town?

I’d say my favorite thing about FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN is the relationship between the protagonist, Sophie, and her group of best friends. Sophie, Brit, Terrance, Dash, and Flora have grown up together in their small rural town, and have an incredibly tight bond as a group—they’ve seen each other at their best and their worst. In my previous books, I’ve explored the idea of a protagonist opening up and bonding with new people, or creating their own found family. With FAMOUS, I really wanted to dive into a found family that already exists, and has existed for years—through ups and downs and fights and crushes and tragedies and all that comes with growing up. I really enjoyed writing a group of friends that are so familiar and so comfortable with each other, and have developed so many in-jokes and private references over their years together. I hope that readers enjoy their time with Sophie and her friends as much as I did!

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MORE YOUNG ADULT NOVELS NEW IN STORES NEXT WEEK


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96 Words for Love
by Rachel Roy and Ava Dash
Hardcover
jimmy patterson
Released 1/15/2019

Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, 17-year-old Raya Liston has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her.

Then her beloved grandmother dies, and Raya jumps at the chance to spend her last free summer at the ashram in India where her grandmother met and fell in love with her grandfather. Raya hopes to find her center and her true path. But she didn't expect to fall in love... with a country of beautiful contradictions, her fiercely loyal cousin, a local girl with a passion for reading, and a boy who teaches her that in Sanskrit, there are 96 different ways to say the word "love."

A modern retelling of the classic Indian legend of Shakuntala and Dushyanta, 96 Words for Love is a coming-of-age story about finding yourself in unexpected places.

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Echo North
by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Hardcover
MacMillan
Released 1/15/2019

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf―the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents Echo with an ultimatum: if she lives with him for one year, he will ensure her father makes it home safely. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes.

In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, each room must be sewn together to keep the home from unraveling, and something new and dark and strange lies behind every door. When centuries-old secrets unfold, Echo discovers a magical library full of books- turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, the rooms begin to disappear and Echo must solve the mystery of the wolf’s enchantment before her time is up otherwise Echo, the wolf, and Hal will be lost forever.

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