Monday, June 29, 2020

5 New Releases This Week 6/29 - 7/5

There are only a few new releases this week, but hopefully you'll find something entertaining to add to your TBR list.

For our US readers, we hope you have a fabulous Fourth of July weekend!

Happy Reading,

Jocelyn, Halli, Martina, and Elizabeth


Goddess in the Machine
by Lora Beth Johnson
Released 6/30/2020

When Andra wakes up, she's drowning. Not only that, but she's in a hot, dirty cave, it's the year 3102, and everyone keeps calling her Goddess. When Andra went into a cryonic sleep for a trip across the galaxy, she expected to wake up in a hundred years, not a thousand. Worst of all, the rest of the colonists--including her family and friends--are dead. They died centuries ago, and for some reason, their descendants think Andra's a deity. She knows she's nothing special, but she'll play along if it means she can figure out why she was left in stasis and how to get back to Earth. Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Eerensed, has other plans. Four years ago, the sleeping Goddess's glass coffin disappeared from the palace, and Zhade devoted himself to finding it. Now he's hoping the Goddess will be the key to taking his rightful place on the throne--if he can get her to play her part, that is. Because if his people realize she doesn't actually have the power to save their dying planet, they'll kill her. With a vicious monarch on the throne and a city tearing apart at the seams, Zhade and Andra might never be able to unlock the mystery of her fate, let alone find a way to unseat the king, especially since Zhade hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Andra. And a thousand years from home, is there any way of knowing that Earth is better than the planet she's woken to?

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I Killed Zoe Spanos
by Kit Frick
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Released 6/30/2020

What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried…

When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected—and that she knows what happened to her.

Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth?

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Ms. Gloria Steinem : A Life
by Winifred Conkling
Feiwel & Friends
Released 6/30/2020

Gloria Steinem was no stranger to injustice even from a young age.

Her mother, Ruth, having suffered a nervous breakdown at only 34, spent much of Gloria's childhood in and out of mental health facilities. And when Gloria was only 10 years old, her father divorced her mother and left for California, unable to bear the stress of caring for Ruth any longer.

Gloria never blamed her mother for being unable to hold down a job to support them both after that, but rather blamed society's intrinsic hostility toward women, and working women in particular. This was the spark that lit a fire in her that would burn for decades, and continues to burn brightly today.

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Perfect Liars : Such a Good Girl; Secrets, Lies, and Scandals
by Amanda K. Morgan
Trade Paperback
Simon Pulse
Released 6/30/2020

In Secrets, Lies, and Scandals, nothing ruins summer vacation like a secret—especially when it involves a dead teacher. When five teens find themselves with a dead body and no answers, they decide to make a pact to keep it a secret. With the police hot on the case, they don’t have much time to figure out how to trust each other. And one member of the group may decide the best way to protect themselves is to make sure someone else is found guilty…

In Such a Good Girl, Riley Stone is just about perfect. (Ask anyone.) She has a crush on her French teacher, Alex Belrose. (And she suspects he likes her, too.) Riley doesn’t usually play games. (But when she does, she always wins.) She thinks a game with her teacher is about to start. Riley always has a plan…and she always wins.

Will these teens come out on top, or will their tangled webs of deception and intrigue pull them under?

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TRUEL1F3 (Truelife)
by Jay Kristoff
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Released 6/30/2020

Best friends have become enemies. Lovers have become strangers. And deciding whose side you're on could be the difference between life and death. For Eve and Lemon, discovering the truth about themselves--and each other--was too much for their friendship to take. But with the country on the brink of a new world war--this time between the BioMaas swarm at CityHive and Daedalus's army at Megopolis, loyalties will be pushed to the brink, unlikely alliances will form and with them, betrayals. But the threat doesn't stop there, because the lifelikes are determined to access the program that will set every robot free, a task requiring both Eve and Ana, the girl she was created to replace. In the end, violent clashes and heartbreaking choices reveal the true heroes . . . and they may not be who you think they are.

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