Monday, September 26, 2016

7 New Releases this week 9/26-10/2 plus Giveaway for SWARM

Happy Monday! This week, we have a giveaway of SWARM to offer as well as announcing all the winners from last week! Don't forget to check out all new releases and enter to win SWARM below.

Happy Reading,

Shelly, Sam, Jocelyn, Martina, Erin, Susan, Michelle, Laura, Anisaa, and Kristin


* * * *

by Scott Westerfeld
Hardcover Giveaway
U.S. Only

Simon Pulse
Released 9/27/2016

X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in the second book of an explosive new trilogy about a group of teens with amazing abilities.

They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.

These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they're trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground.

But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.

Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him.

Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?

Purchase Swarm at Amazon
Purchase Swarm at IndieBound
View Swarm on Goodreads


Ripple by Heather Smith Meloche: Caitlin O, Rosie G, D S.
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis: Alisha S
The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs: Karin M.
The Odds of Lightning by Jocelyn Davies: Morgan M.
The Swan Riders by Erin Bow: Kara S
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter: Kelsey M


* * * *

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire
by Rosamund Hodge
Balzer + Bray
Released 9/27/2016

When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . . .

Purchase Bright Smoke, Cold Fire at Amazon
Purchase Bright Smoke, Cold Fire at IndieBound
View Bright Smoke, Cold Fire on Goodreads

* * * *

Crooked Kingdom
by Leigh Bardugo
Henry Holt and Co.
Released 9/27/2016

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Purchase Crooked Kingdom at Amazon
Purchase Crooked Kingdom at IndieBound
View Crooked Kingdom on Goodreads

* * * *

Darcy Swipes Left
by Courtney Carbone and Jane Austen
Random House Books for Young Readers
Released 9/27/2016

Pride and Prejudice, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy had smartphones and dated IRL (in real life)? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice!

A truth universally acknowledged: a rich guy must want a wife.

A terrible first impression.

A couple that’s meant to be . . . if they can just get over themselves. #hatersgonnadate

Don’t miss: Lydia taking selfies with soldiers, Mrs. Bennet’s humble-brag status updates, Lizzy texting from her long walks, and Darcy swiping left on a dance card app.

Jane Austen’s most famous novel told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for any teen (or any reader with a sense of humor)!

Purchase Darcy Swipes Left at Amazon
Purchase Darcy Swipes Left at IndieBound
View Darcy Swipes Left on Goodreads

* * * *

Like a River Glorious
by Rae Carson
Greenwillow Books
Released 9/27/2016

After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.

Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom.

The second epic historical fantasy in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson, the acclaimed author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

Purchase Like a River Glorious at Amazon
Purchase Like a River Glorious at IndieBound
View Like a River Glorious on Goodreads

* * * *

Scrooge #worstgiftever
by Brett Wright and Charles Dickens
Random House Books for Young Readers
Released 9/27/2016

A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday’s greatest traditions told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and the whole Cratchit family had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol!

One grouchy old man who can’t stop asking “How did you get this number?!”

Three ghosts who communicate in the most modern ways, including one who ONLY uses emojis!

And a status update with the most “likes” ever: God bless us, everyone!

This retelling will cure even the worst bout of Bah hummingbird! #darnyouautocorrect

Purchase Scrooge #worstgiftever at Amazon
Purchase Scrooge #worstgiftever at IndieBound
View Scrooge #worstgiftever on Goodreads

* * * *

The Fever Code
by James Dashner
Delacorte Press
Released 9/27/2016

Once there was a world’s end.

The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.

Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.

Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.

The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.

Now there are secrets.

There are lies.

And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.

This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.

All will be revealed.

A prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets will be uncovered. Loyalties will be proven. Fans will never see the truth coming.

Purchase The Fever Code at Amazon
Purchase The Fever Code at IndieBound
View The Fever Code on Goodreads

* * * *

The Women in the Walls
by Amy Lukavics
Harlequin Teen
Released 9/27/2016

Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable—a family.

When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.

Purchase The Women in the Walls at Amazon
Purchase The Women in the Walls at IndieBound
View The Women in the Walls on Goodreads


  1. Can't wait for Crooked Kingdom and Like a River Glorious.

  2. I've been wanting to get started with this series ever since I first heard of it since I'm a fan of Margo Lanagan's other work. Thanks for this opportunity to win the latest book by these authors. Cheers, Kara S

  3. I love Scott Westerfeld and I'm really excited to read this one :)

  4. I've read one book by Scott Westerfeld (Afterworlds-loved it!) Zeroes has been on my list for awhile (along with Swarm!)
    Thank for this giveaway! <3

  5. Scrooge retelling sounds really funny. Thanks for the new books for my to-read list!

  6. I'd love to read Swarm, Crooked Kingdoms, and The Women in the Walls.


Tell us what you think. We'd love to hear from you! :)