Friday, 1 July 2016

JULY NEW RELEASES

Title: Nightshades
Author: Melissa F. Olson
Publisher: Macmillan/Tor Forge
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: 19th July 2016

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Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades.
Or vampires, as they’re more widely known.
Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late.
Title: The Emperor's Arrow
Author: Lauren D.M. Smith
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 18th July 2016

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Sent as a bride candidate for the emperor, Evony is anything but happy about the situation. She might be a trained warrior of the Amazzi, but she knows little of court and intrigue. It's her difference that draws the attention of the emperor, and as she slowly finds out more about the man who conquered the world, she can't deny her attraction to him. She wants him, and she's sure he feels the same, but she can't seem to crack through the shell he erected after the assassination of his sister.As a plot for his throne unfolds, Evony must choose between her honor and that of her people or her love for the emperor--even if she's not sure he feels the same.

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Title: I've Got Sand In All The Wrong Places
Authors: Lisa Scottoline & Fransesca Serritella
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Genre: Parenting & Families
Release Date: 12th July 2016

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Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This six book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron said of the fifth book in the series, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives once again and better than ever. You will identify with these tales of guilt and fall in love with them and fierce (grand) Mother Mary." This seventh volume will not disappoint as it hits the humorous and poignant note that fans have come to expect from the beloved mother-daughter duo.

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Title: The Bone Sparrow
Author: Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Hachette/Orion Children's Books
Genre: YA, Literary Fiction
Release Date: 14th July 2016

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Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that—every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of his containment.
The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie—a scruffy, impatient girl who appears on the other side of the wire fence and brings with her a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it herself, she relies on Subhi to unravel her family's love songs and tragedies.
Subhi and Jimmie might both find comfort—and maybe even freedom—as their tales unfold. But not until each has been braver than ever before.


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Title: Baby Doll
Author: Hollie Overton
Publisher: Red Hook Books
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers
Release Date: 12th July 2016

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Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked.

This is what happens next...

...to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter...and to her captor.


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Title: Nina Is Not Ok 
Author: Shappi Khorsandi
Publisher: Ebury Press
Genre: NA, Adult, General Fiction
Release Date: 28th July 2016

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Nina does not have a drinking problem. She likes a drink, sure. But what 17-year-old doesn’t?

Nina’s mum isn’t so sure. But she’s busy with her new husband and five year old Katie. And Nina’s almost an adult after all.

And if Nina sometimes wakes up with little memory of what happened the night before , then her friends are all too happy to fill in the blanks. Nina’s drunken exploits are the stuff of college legend.

But then one dark Sunday morning, even her friends can’t help piece together Saturday night. All Nina feels is a deep sense of shame, that something very bad has happened to her…


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Title: Blame
Author: Simon Mayo
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Children's, Corgi Children's
Genre: Children's Fiction, YA, Thriller
Release Date: 7th July 2016

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What happens when society wants you banged up in prison for a crime your parents committed?

That’s the situation in which Ant finds herself – together with her little brother Mattie and their foster-parents, she’s locked up in a new kind of family prison. None of the inmates are themselves criminals, but wider society wants them to do time for the unpunished ‘heritage’ crimes of their parents.

Tensions are bubbling inside the London prison network Ant and Mattie call home – and when things finally erupt, they realize they’ve got one chance to break out. Everyone wants to see them punished for the sins of their mum and dad, but it’s time for Ant to show the world that they’re not to blame.


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Title: What She Wanted
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Kensington Books, Lyrical Press
Genre: Children's Fiction
Release Date: 19th July 2016

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It seems Katy has been waiting for her eighteenth birthday all her life. Raised by a grandfather who never got over losing Katy’s mother to cancer at a young age, she’s dreamed of a life free of the burdens of her family’s tragedies. But just before her birthday, she learns tragedy isn’t finished telling its story . . .
 
Before she can begin her new life, Katy’s grandfather suffers a heart attack, a box of her mother’s keepsakes, including a journal written to Katy while she was in her mother’s womb, at his side. Believing the only thing her grandpa loves enough to live for is her mother’s memory, Katy reads to him from the journal every night at the hospital. Night after night, line after line, Katy begins to see herself as her mother saw her in her dreams. Buoyed by her mother’s undying love and conviction, Katy vows to make her mother’s sacrifice mean something and promises to fulfill all her mother’s requests. Even the hard ones. Especially those . . .


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Title: The Girl He Needs
Author: Kristi Rose
Series: A No Strings Attached Novel
Publisher: Kensington Books, Lyrical Shine
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 5th July 2016

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The safe choice can be the riskiest of all…

Ever since her beloved older brother disappeared after an accident, Josie Woodmere’s been on a mission to find him—and maybe herself—along the way. That’s meant leaving her pampered, parent-approved life behind. Two years, four moves, and a body piercing later, she’s finally got a lead on her brother’s whereabouts, and she’s headed to Florida. She didn’t plan to ditch her sputtering car and accept a ride from Brinn McRae. But she didn’t plan to be attracted to a straight-laced guy like him either, much less land in his hometown, Daytona Beach…

A self-made man with a tough past, Brinn is a workaholic who allows very little room for pleasure—until he meets Josie. Their powerful chemistry is a distraction neither wants, yet neither can resist. Hoping they can burn it off, Brinn agrees to a no-strings arrangement. But they can only hide their deepening feelings for so long—until a disaster strikes, exposing truths that threaten to ruin everything…

Now, not only will Josie have to contend with the troubling secret her brother has finally revealed—she’ll have to convince Brinn she’s more than a rich girl playing at being free. This time, she’s playing for keeps.


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