Monday Morning Book Buzz

Welcome to the Monday Morning Book Buzz. Every week we’ll take a look at some notable new books being released in the coming days.

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This Week’s Notable New Releases

  • Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic Series #2) by Patricia C. Wrede — Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child – her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful seventh son of a seventh son. And yet, Eff is the one who saved the day for the settlements west of the Great Barrier.
  • Back of Beyond by C. J. Box — A troubled cop tries to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters Series #3) by Michelle Zink — In this conclusion to the trilogy, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help—or risk her life trying.
  • Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3 by Alexander Gordon Smith — After he fails to escape the underground Furnace Penitentiary a second time, Alex faces an even worse punishment–in the hidden, bloodstained laboratories beneath the prison, he will be made into a monster.
  • Downpour (Greywalker Series #6) by Kat Richardson — In this follow-up to Labyrinth, Harper Blaine, while recovering from a gunshot wound, sees a ghostly car accident whose victim insists that he was murdered and that the nearby community of Sunset Lakes is to blame.
  • Edda by Conor Kostick — In this final book in a trilogy, everyone in the virtual universe of Edda is made of pixels-except Penelope. While her body is kept alive in a hospital bed, her avatar runs free, able to go anywhere and do anything, including create deadly weapons for Edda’s ruler, Lord Scanthax.
  • Eternal by Gillian Shields — The third book in Shield Immortal series. At Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, Sarah is the faithful friend to Evie and Helen, her sisters in the Mystic Way — until she finds that their friendship is being tested.
  • Misfit by Jon Skovron — Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl.
  • Murder by Mocha (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #10) by Cleo Coyle — Clare’s Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion, a “Mocha Magic Coffee” — but when the editor of a popular social networking site is murdered at the product launch, Clare is convinced a bitter killer wants the secret formula.
  • Retribution (Dark-Hunter Series #20) by Sherrilyn Kenyon — A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave, until the day when he finally found a reason to live. After he loses his life, Brady is brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, swearing to spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.
  • A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler — Chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after twenty-four years of marriage.
  • Unsaid by Neil Abramson — Helena Colden, a veterinarian who has just died of breast cancer, is forced to witness the rapid emotional deterioration of her husband David, a successful Manhattan attorney who loses the only connection that had made his life full. Because of Helena, David becomes involved in a court case to save the life of a chimpanzee that may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of animals consciousness.
  • The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly — Bestselling author Donnelly continues her sweeping historical saga that began with Tea Rose and Winter Rose. In 1914 London, World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth.

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