New Releases: Week of January 8, 2019

The Wicked King (Folk of the Air #2) 
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown BYR
Publication Date: January 8, 2019

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

Slayer (Slayer #1) 
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: January 8, 2019

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) 
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publication Date: January 8, 2019

This is the story of a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

For anyone . . .

Other New Releases This Week: 
Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus (1/8/19) [Delacorte Press]
The Girl King (The Girl King #1) by Mimi Yu (1/8/19) [Bloomsbury YA]
White Stag (Permafrost #1) by Kara Barbieri (1/8/19) [Wednesday Books]
Undying (Unearthed #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (1/8/19) [Disney-Hyperion]
Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson (1/8/19) [Inkyard Press]
Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake (1/8/19) [Entangled: Teen]
A Sky For Us Alone by Kristin Russell (1/8/19) [Katherine Tegen]
Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith (1/8/19) [Swoon Reads]


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    1. Yes!!! I bought it yesterday! I read the prologue so far, but am putting off starting the chapters til I finish the novella The Lost Sisters!


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