Monday Morning Book Buzz

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 July 23rd:

Young Adult Fiction

  • Endlessly (Paranormalcy Series #3) by Kiersten White (07/24/2012) — In this final installment of the bestselling series, sixteen-year-old Evie is forced to face the truth about her supernatural past when a deadly faerie battle threatens the future of the entire paranormal world.
  • Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard (07/24/2012) — In an alternate nineteenth-century Philadelphia, Eleanor Fitt sets out to rescue her brother, who seems to have been captured by an evil necromancer in control of an army of Undead. “Blending historical fiction, horror, romance, and mystery, Dennard creates a roaring-and addictive-gothic world.” — Publishers Weekly
  • Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein (07/24/2012) — Sixteen-year-old Chicago preparatory school student Sara Jane Rispoli must unravel a web of complex mysteries after her family goes missing and she is pursued by unknown enemies. “For readers who have had to look to adult suspense for a rush, this novel has a heroine worth cheering for.” — Booklist

General Fiction

  • Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld Series #13) by Kelley Armstrong (07/24/2012) — In this final installment of the bestselling series, the denizens of the Otherworld face off against the Supernatural Liberation Movement that threatens to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.
  • Where We Belong by Emily Giffin (07/24/2012) — Thirty-six-year-old television producer Marian Caldwell seems to have built the perfect life for herself, but when Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old-girl with a key to Marian’s past, shows up at the door, both women begin a path to self-discovery.
  • Friends Forever by Danielle Steel (07/24/2012) — Traces through many years the lives, challenges, and lasting friendship of three boys and two girls who met their first day in kindergarten.
  • Black List by Brad Thor (07/24/2012) — Counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must evade assassins after his name appears on a secret government hit list, but while he scrambles to find out who added him to the list, Harvath must also try and stop an impeding terrorist attack against the United States.
  • Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad Series #4) by Tana French (07/24/2012) — In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher’s haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.
  • Judgment Call (Joanna Brady Series #14) by J. A. Jance (07/24/2012) — Cochise County Shreiff Joanna Brady’s personal and profession worlds collide when her daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high school principal.
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (07/24/2012) — Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.
  • Let the Devil Sleep (Dave Gurney Series #3) by John Verdon (07/24/2012) — Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened and re-examines the case of The Good Shepherd, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.



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