New Releases: Week of June 5, 2018

The Art of French Kissing
Author: Brianna R. Shrum
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom's warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.

After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they're involved in a full-fledged culinary war. Just as the tension between them reaches its boiling point, Carter and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid's constant presence in her brain is about more than rivalry. And if maybe her desire to smack his mouth doesn't necessarily cancel out her desire to kiss it.

Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas #2)
Author: Zoraida Cordova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead.

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.

Then a bus crash turns Lula's world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn't the only one who's been brought back...


Smoke In The Sun (Flame In The Mist #2)
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Publication Date: June 5, 2018

The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist—an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn.

After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice—to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and very the safety of the empire.

Save The Date 
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BYR
Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.


Other New Releases This Week:
Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone (6/5/18) [Disney-Hyperion]
Eden Conquered (Dividing Eden #2) by Joelle Charbonneau (6/5/18) [Harper Teen]
City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2) by Andrew Shvarts (6/5/18) [Disney-Hyperion]
Sweet Black Waves (Sweet Black Waves #1) by Kristina Perez (6/5/18) [Imprint]
Tell Me No Lies (Follow Me Back #2) by A.V. Geiger (6/5/18) [Sourcebooks Fire]
Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi (6/5/18) [Harper Teen]
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno (6/5/18) [Harper Teen]
Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim (6/5/18) [Harper Teen]
Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (6/5/18) [Katherine Tegen]
Whisper of the Tide (Song of the Current #2) by Sarah Tolcser (6/5/18) [Bloomsbury]
Social Intercourse by Greg Howard (6/5/18) [Simon & Schuster BYR]
Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos (6/5/18) [Harlequin Teen]
The Bird and The Blade by Megan Bannen (6/5/18) [Balzer + Bray]
Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (6/5/18) [Entangled: Teen]
The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando (6/5/18) [Bloomsbury YA]

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