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$18.99
ISBN: 9781442472457
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

The Arc of a Scythe series is quickly toping my list of books that I think anyone and everyone should read. Thunderhead is set a year after we last saw Citra and Rowan in Scythe and the growing tensions and divided loyalties within the Scythedom have only escalated. Now on the brink of total and devastating revolution, the Scythedom—and perhaps even all of humanity—relies on the actions of two teenagers. Thunderhead is a deep exploration of not only the perennial question of what it means to be human, but also of some of the biggest and most pressing issues of our time. Ultimately, Shusterman delivers a gripping, page-turner story, yet all the while gives us completely thought-provoking material on the past, present, and future of humanity. Thunderhead is a novel deftly written and one that is utterly absorbing to read. Poignant. Perfect. My highest recommendation and my deepest entreaty: read. this. book. – Kelly


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501172168
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Published: Atria Books - January 23rd, 2018

Set in London, mostly in the Inner Temple High Court, this engrossing novel is a scrutiny of deceit and abuse of power. Kate, a criminal barrister, has just been awarded the biggest case of her career as well as an opportunity for revenge, seething since her college days. Sophie is a devoted mother and wife of James who has just admitted to having an affair. James, a junior Home Office minister in London’s government, has a promising career if he could only curb his “indiscretions.”  James’ latest mistake is colossal, and he is being charged with rape. The trial must go on, dragging Sophie into depths of despair and doubt. Kate, who is prosecuting the case, faces challenges and memories almost beyond her capacity. When it seems like justice has failed one must hope that the human spirit will rebound – but will it? – Guest Reviewer Bunny Hand

 

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$32.50
ISBN: 9781501163401
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 26th, 2017

The Aurora virus sweeps across the world like a sleeping curse of apocalyptic scale, leaving only the men awake to fend for themselves. Strange cocoons enshroud the women struck by the curse, and woe to the man who tries to free them from their pupal state. If disturbed, the infected women attack in savage rage. Evie Black, imprisoned for murder, is immune to the curse, can communicate with animals, and exhale magic moths. Some men view her as a savior, others as witch, who religious zealots cannot suffer to live. Is Evie (the dark Eve) Maleficent or Moses, as she offers women a promised land free of toxic masculinity? A vicious, timely fairy tale that will keep you up at night. – Rob


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By Joe Ide
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316267779
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 17th, 2017

Joe Ide’s debut novel, IQ, was one of my favorite books of 2016. The concept was cool and unique: an edgy Sherlock Holmes with a hip hop flavor. Righteous is no different and picks up right where we left off. Isaiah Quintabe or IQ receives a cry for help from his brother’s former girlfriend, Sarita: find her younger sister, Janine. What follows is a sometimes comical high stakes journey to the neon lights of Las Vegas where Isaiah finds himself pitted against a psychotic loan shark and a Chinese triad. Meanwhile, he continues to obsess over the hit and run that killed his older brother, Marcus, eight years ago. The two storylines intertwine together seamlessly, revealing IQ’s intelligence, wit, and buried pain. I love the way Ide guides us down one path only to bring us to a conclusion that is surprising yet so inevitable, we wonder how we missed it. Another standout from Ide and the IQ series. – Sarah


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$27.99
ISBN: 9781501176845
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2nd, 2018

Received in San Diego on January 2nd!


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$28.00
ISBN: 9781524798055
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250073037
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780316310277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781101985366
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Published: Dutton Books - July 11th, 2017

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By Amy Tan
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062319296
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Published: Ecco Press - October 17th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780316504041
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780765399113
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Published: Tor Books - October 31st, 2017

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