Welcome to the Monday Morning Book Buzz, a preview of notable books being released this week. Some of them will be added to the Academy Library collection; if you read about a title that you would like added to the collection, let me know by either commenting on this post or by contacting me directly at the Library.
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This week’s releases are listed by category: Young Adult Fiction, General Fiction and Nonfiction. On-sale dates are indicated in parentheses.
Notable New Releases for the week of September 3rd:
- Tiger’s Destiny (Tiger’s Curse Series #4) by Colleen Houck (9/4/2012) — Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan race against time and the evil sorcerer Lokesh on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal as they seek Durga’s final gift, the Rope of Fire, that will finally break the tiger’s curse.
- Beneath the Glitter by Elle and Blair Fowler (09/04/2012) — After their makeup and fashion videos go viral on YouTube, sisters Sophia and Ava London are thrust into the exclusive life of the Los Angeles elite, but beneath the glitter of the Hollywood social scene lies a world of ruthless ambition, vicious gossip and betrayal.
- Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Series #4) by Roland Smith (9/4/2012) — Vesper One commands Dan and Amy Cahill to steal the Golden Jubilee, one of the world’s largest diamonds, but what they do not know is that the Jubilee theft is just a setup and someone is going to die.
- Caught (Missing Series #5) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (9/4/2012) — When Jonah and Katherine travel to early 1900s Switzerland and Serbia to return Albert Einstein’s daughter, Lieserl, to history, her mother Mileva grasps entirely too much about time travel and has no intention of letting her daughter go. “Haddix provides fascinating information about Mileva Einstein and the as-yet-unresolved mysteries surrounding her first child.” — Booklist
- Entice by Jessica Shirvington (09/04/2012) — Seventeen-year-old Violet Eden, who is part angel and responsible for protecting humans from angry exiled angels, worries she cannot trust her partner, Lincoln, and finds her power pushed to extremes in her search for an artifact which could help. “This is one emotional thrill ride, filled with passion and suspense, ending with a cliffhanger that will leave readers panting for the next book.” — Kirkus Reviews
- Outpost (Razorland Series #2) by Ann Aguirre (09/04/2012) — Deuce struggles for respect in a new topside town where she is treated like a child and avoided by Fade, a situation that compels her to volunteer for patrol duty and protect topside citizens from an unexpected upsurge in Freak activity. “An engaging world and forward-moving plot with a resolution that promises new settings and challenges in Book 3.” — Kirkus Reviews
- Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr (09/04/2012) — A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy in the exotic and otherworldly Carnival of Souls, the mercantile center of the daimon dimension. “The fast pace, feisty female warriors, and themes of social justice bear more than a small resemblance to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, but Marr’s many fans from the Wicked Lovely series won’t be disappointed.” –Booklist
- Dead Is a Killer Tune by Marlene Perez (09/04/2012) — Jessica and the other viragos must find who is responsible for the haunting music that is compelling Nightshade residents to commit crimes.
- The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George (09/04/2012) — When her mother abandons her on Whidbey Island, Washington, a fourteen-year-old girl with psychic abilities meets a Ugandan orphan with a secret.
- Origin by Jessica Khoury (09/04/2012) — Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest and is genetically engineered to be immortal and be the future of the human race, but on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.
- Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts (09/04/2012) — The sequel to Dark Inside. After the apocalypse wipes out most of the world’s population and unleashes an ancient evil, murderous Baggers begin to create a new world order and teenagers Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael must learn how to trust and rely on each other in order to survive.
- Frozen by Mary Casanova (09/07/2012) — Set during the roaring 1920s in the beautiful, wild area on Rainy Lake where Minnesota meets Canada, Frozentells the remarkable story of Sadie Rose, whose mother died under strange circumstances the same night that Sadie Rose was found, unable to speak, in a snowbank.
- My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt (09/04/2012) — Sixteen-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught. “Based on the factual disappearance of dozens of Vancouver women, this novel of innocence compromised is bleak, but not without hope or humor. An astonishing, wrenching achievement.” — Kirkus starred review
- Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (9/3/2012) — All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.
- The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (9/4/2012) — Following his punishment for trying to measure God’s greatest gift, Father Time is granted his freedom and is sent on a mission to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
- The Tombs (Fargo Adventure Series #4) by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry (9/4/2012) — When husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are requested to help excavate a top secret historical site, they discover clues that point to hidden tombs and buried treasure and find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian.
- Lord of Mountains (Emberverse Series #9) by S. M. Stirling (9/4/2012) — Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant, but the war still rages on and in order to prove himself as ruler of the people he undertakes a quest to the Lake at the Heart of Mountains.
- NW by Zadie Smith (9/4/2012) — Describes the lives of four northwest Londoners trying to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood.
- Gone by Randy Wayne White (9/4/2012) — When Hannah Smith, a Florida woman with fishing guide clients and a small investigation agency, rescues a client from a brutal storm, he requests her help in locating his missing niece Olivia.
- Tiger’s Claw by Dale Brown (9/4/2012) — After he and his team refurbish America’s aging weapon systems, Patrick McLanahan heads to Guam to oversee strategy, which causes the Chinese to take the offensive, launching a preemptive strike on a small American fleet that ignites a battle for the Pacific.
- The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose (Darling Dahlias Series #3) by Susan Wittig Albert (9/4/2012) — As the members of the garden club in Darling, Alabama, prepare to plant roses for their annual Confederate Day celebration, they find themselves distracted by a series of mysteries involving stolen funds, a secret code, and a local resident’s odd behavior.
- The Spirit Well by Stephen R. Lawhead (9/4/2012) — Kit Livingstone is on a quest across time, space, and multiple realities in search for a map and its secrets and has mastered the ability to travel across realities using ley lines forging a link from the Bone House to the fabled Spirit Well.
- Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now by Margaret Coel (9/4/2012) — The regalia worn by Chief Black Heart in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show are to be returned to his people, but when the cartons arrive at the museum empty, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley must uncover the truth about a blood feud.
- No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen (9/4/2012)
- Fresh Air: Trading Stale Spiritual Obligation for a Life-Altering, Energizing, Experience-It-Everyday Relationship with God by Chris Hodges (9/4/2012)
- Our Constitution Rocks by Juliette Turner (9/4/2012)
- Mortality by Christopher Hitchens (9/4/2012)
- The Ultimate Conversation: Talking with God Through Prayer by Charles F Stanley (9/4/2012)
- A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball by Dwyane Wade (9/4/2012)
- True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol (9/5/2012)
- Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin (9/4/2012)
- How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough (9/4/2012)
- Finally Free: An Autobiography by Michael Vick (9/4/2012)