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 December 3rd:
- Burned (Pretty Little Liars Series #12) by Sara Shepard (12/4/2012) — The girls embark on a cruise vacation away from Rosewood, but trouble follows and new secrets are formed as Emily gets friendly with a stowaway, Aria goes treasure-hunting, Spencer goes overboard for a crush, and Hanna is reunited with someone from the past.
- Poison by Molly Cochran (12/04/2012) — Katy receives a “gift” of poison that turns her into a killer, while powerful witches stir up trouble, not only at Ainsworth School, but in a world known as Avalon as well. “The introduction of Arthurian legend is intriguing, and the last few chapters are real nail-biters.” — Kirkus Reviews
- The Farm by Emily McKay (12/04/2012) — Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined — and when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.
- Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne (12/04/2012) — Megan never meant to hurt her best friend, Anna. She made a mistake, and she’s spent all year trying to regain Anna’s trust. So when Anna invites her to spend the summer on her uncle’s farm, Megan is excited…and relieved. The past is finally behind them — until Anna falls for Jordan, a rugged summer-hand. “Just how and where Anna, a ticking time bomb, will explode keeps readers riveted.” — Kirkus Reviews
- The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook (12/04/2012) — Sadie can’t wait to get away from her backwards small town, her delusional mom, her jailbird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was raised…even though leaving those things behind also means leaving Brendan. But when Sadie’s mother wipes out Sadie’s savings, her escape plan is suddenly gone.
- Threat Vector by Tom Clancy (12/4/2012)
- Shiver by Karen Robards (12/4/2012)
- Nano by Robin Cook (12/4/2012)
- And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris (12/4/2012)
- Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding (12/4/2012)
- Found Guilty at Five by Ann Purser (12/4/2012)
- Rising Sun by Robert Conroy (12/4/2012)
- Dying on the Vine (Gideon Oliver Series #17) by Aaron Elkins (12/4/2012)
- Living with Honor: A Memoir by America’s First Living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War by Sal Giunta (12/4/2012)
- John Wayne: The Legend and the Man: An Exclusive Look Inside the Duke’s Archives by John Wayne Enterprises (12/4/2012)
- Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas (12/4/2012)
- The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah” by Alan Light (12/4/2012)
- Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years by David A. Goodman (12/4/2012)
- Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Cathy Fenner (12/4/2012)
- Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart (12/4/2012)
- Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice by Larry S. Gibson (12/4/2012)
- Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West by William Kilpatrick (12/3/2012)