Monday, August 13, 2018

4 New Releases this week 08/13 - 08/19 plus Giveaway of JULIA UNBOUND

Happy Monday! This week, we have a huge giveaway of the full A WITCH'S CHILD series as well has a few copies of the first book! Don't forget to check out all the books below and enter to win.

Happy Reading,

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


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Julia Unbound
by Catherine Egan
1 full series + 3 hardcovers of JULIA VANISHES Giveaway
U.S. Only

Knopf Books for Young Readers
Released 8/14/2018

Julia has been ensnared in so many different webs, it's hard to see how she'll ever break free. She must do Casimir's bidding in order to save the life of her brother. She must work against Casimir to save the lives of most everyone else she knows.

Casimir demands that Julia use her vanishing skills to act as a spy at court and ensure that a malleable prince is installed on the throne of Frayne. But Julia is secretly acting as a double agent, passing information to the revolutionaries and witches who want a rebel princess to rule.

Beyond these deadly entanglements, Julia is also desperately seeking the truth about herself: How is it she can vanish? Is she some form of monster? Is her life her own?

With every move she makes, Julia finds herself tangled ever tighter. Should she try to save her country? Her brother? A beloved child? Can she even save herself?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Julia Unbound?

JULIA UNBOUND is the final book in a trilogy I’ve spent years writing, and my favorite thing about both the process of writing it and the finished product is the immense satisfaction of tying up all the threads and answering all the questions from the previous two books.

I had an ending for the series in mind before I started drafting the first book. The outline of the book changed significantly a few times, but the broad strokes of the story have been in place from the beginning. There are scenes and big reveals in this book I have been waiting literally years to write. I didn’t know what to do with myself after writing the final scene in the book; I had to take a long walk just to settle my mind again. I’ve laid my clues and questions carefully, and I hope that the final book pays off for readers and is as much fun to read as it was to write.

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Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution by KaeLyn Rich: Megan D.
The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby: Megan K.


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Our Stories, Our Voices
by Amy Reed
Simon Pulse
Released 8/14/2018

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America.

This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors—including award-winning and bestselling writers—touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today’s America, and the intersection with race, religion, and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and solidarity to anyone who reads it, Our Stories, Our Voices belongs on every young woman’s shelf.

This anthology features essays from Martha Brockenbrough, Jaye Robin Brown, Sona Charaipotra, Brandy Colbert, Somaiya Daud, Christine Day, Alexandra Duncan, Ilene Wong (I.W.) Gregorio, Maurene Goo. Ellen Hopkins, Stephanie Kuehnert, Nina LaCour, Anna-Marie LcLemore, Sandhya Menon, Hannah Moskowitz, Julie Murphy, Aisha Saeed, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Amber Smith, and Tracy Walker.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Our Stories, Our Voices?

My favorite thing about OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is the hope it gives me at a time when hope can be really hard to find. Like so many Americans, I am terrified and enraged about what is happening to our country and to the people in it. It is easy for me to focus on all the bad news, to let my anxiety and fear win and immobilize me. But working on this book, reading the stories the authors have shared about their own experiences and how they have found strength, reminds me that I am not alone in my fear, that none of us are. There are people all across this country, people like us and people different than us, who care about our wellbeing and the integrity of our democracy. We are surrounded by allies who are fighting to protect the most vulnerable among us. We are surrounded by people who have our back. My fear makes me feel tiny, but my hope connects me to everyone else who wants a better world. This book reminds me of the power of our voices and the power of speaking truth, the power all of us have to be agents of change and add a little goodness to the world. It helps me have faith that, in the end, with all of us supporting each other and working hard in our own ways, justice and truth will win.

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See All the Stars
by Kit Frick
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Released 8/14/2018

It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.

Then: They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. (Venus. Earth. Moon. Sun.) Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.

Now: Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.

Then: Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.

Now: Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about See All the Stars?

When I set out to write SEE ALL THE STARS, I knew I wanted to dig deep into friendships between teen girls. It’s been my experience—and the experience of many women in my life—that friendships between women in adolescence and early adulthood are rarely simple. They’re intense—intensely good, intensely close, intensely consuming, intensely critical, intensely imbued with meaning, intensely fraught with the trappings of personal identity formation and navigating an often unforgiving social world. Developing the best friendship between Ellory and Ret—the good, the bad, the ugly—was my favorite part about writing SEE ALL THE STARS, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with readers.

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Fresh Ink
by Lamar Giles
Crown Books for Young Readers
Released 8/14/2018

Careful--you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written--whose next chapters are up to you.

Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared.

Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play about topics like gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty and ranging in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.

AUTHORS INCLUDE: Schuyler Bailar, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Sharon G. Flake, Eric Gansworth, Malindo Lo, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel Jos├ę Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Aminah Mae Safi, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon

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How to Breathe Underwater
by Vicky Skinner
Swoon Reads
Released 8/14/2018

Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she's been a part of her whole life.

Now in a new home and new school, faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn't so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. But when she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But when Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There's only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend.

As the pressures of love, family, and success press down on her, can Kate keep her head above water?

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My Life Uploaded
by Rae Earl
Released 8/14/2018

Hello! Millie Porter here. I’m posting this from a garden shed, because three so-called adults are in the house arguing over whether you can train penguins. You see, I moved in with my dad, granddad, and aunty to escape my mum’s neat freak boyfriend. (He follows me around with a vacuum cleaner, like that’s a normal thing to do. It’s not.)

The point is, this reality thing is HARD, so my BFF Lauren and I are taking it online to tell you how to handle it. We are going to make a difference with this vlog. That is, if I can just get Dave the cat’s tail OUT OF MY FACE.

Yes, we know it’s usually only ├╝bergeeks like Bradley Sanderson who do vlogs. Yes, we know that Instagram queen Erin Breeler will not like it ONE TINY BIT. But Lauren says she’ll be too obsessed with the hot new boy at school to notice us.

You get to see me juggling real life, online life, and a cat intent on my destruction as it happens―IRL.

This is my life. Uploaded.

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Surviving Adam Meade
by Shannon Klare
Swoon Reads
Released 8/14/2018

Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire―Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.

Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants . . . until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist . . .

With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

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The Looking Glass
by Janet McNally
Released 8/14/2018

GIRLS IN TROUBLE. That’s what Sylvie Blake’s older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now Julia has disappeared—and no one knows for sure if she wants to be away, or if she’s the one in trouble.

Then a copy of their old storybook arrives with a mysterious list inside, and Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister, and their favorite fairy tales, everywhere she goes.

With the help of her best friend’s enigmatic brother and his beat-up car, Sylvie sets out to follow the strange signs right to Julia and return to New York with her in tow. But trouble comes in lots of forms—and Sylvie soon learns that the damsel in distress is often the only one who can save herself.

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The Raging Ones
by Becca Ritchie and Krista Ritchie
Wednesday Books
Released 8/14/2018

An edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court―which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

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  1. I love that cover for "My Life Uploaded"!

  2. See all the Stars is a must read for me.

  3. These books all seem so great! See All The Stars is the one I'm most excited about!


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