Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Releases January 7-January 13

The Impossible Knife of Memory 
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publication Date: January 7, 2014

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.


Flame (Sky Chasers #3)
Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 7, 2014

In the thrilling conclusion to the Sky Chasers series Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon—and take down their enemies before it's too late.

Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have scattered, and their home ship has been destroyed. Their mission to rescue their parents didn't go as planned, and now they're at an even greater disadvantage: trapped with their enemies on the New Horizon, trying to find a way to survive. Kieran has been pulled under Anne Mather’s wing, but is she really trying to make peace, or just using Kieran to build her own power? Meanwhile, Waverly is taken in by a mysterious old man who wants to help her bring Anne Mather down—but the more Waverly cooperates with him, the more dangerous her position is, and the more at odds with Kieran she becomes.

Seth's situation is even worse. After setting out from the Empyrean on his own, with only a vague strategy to guide him, he is a fugitive aboard the New Horizon. He's doing what he can to challenge the power of Anne Mather, but he's badly hurt, and getting sicker.

Will Seth ever see Waverly again? Will his health hold out long enough to help her topple their enemies? And will Waverly find a way to unite with her friends before they all fall? Nothing is sure and every moment is a risk in this explosive finale of the Sky Chasers series.

Other New Releases This Week:
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (1/7/14) [Delacorte]
Love Reborn (Dead Beautiful #3) by Yvonne Woon (1/7/14) [Disney-Hyperion]
Darkest Fear (Birthright #1) by Cate Tiernan (1/7/14) [Simon Pulse]
A Breath of Frost (Lovegrove Legacy #1) by Alyxandra Harvey (1/7/14) [Walker]
Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau (1/7/14) [Houghton Mifflin Harcourt]
Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A.G. Howard (1/7/14) [Amulet]
Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy #2) by Mark Frost (1/7/14) [Random House]
Erased (Altered #2) by Jennifer Rush (1/7/14) [Little, Brown]
Zom-B Gladiator (Zom-B #6) by Darren Shan (1/7/14) [Little, Brown]
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale (1/7/14) [Harper Teen]

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