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: Teen Fiction, General Fiction and Nonfiction. On-sale dates are indicated in parentheses.

Notable New Releases for the week of March 18th:

Teen Fiction

  • Inferno: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon (3/19/2013) — Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.
  • The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (3/21/2013) — When eighteen-year-old Margo learns she lost the lead in her high school musical to a sophomore because of a modern-day genie, she falls in love with Oliver, the genie, while deciding what her own wishes should be and trying to rescue him from an old foe.
  • Fox Forever: The Jenna Fox Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson (03/19/2013) — Before he can start a life with Jenna, seventeen-year-old Locke, who was brought back to life in a newly bioengineered body after an accident destroyed his body 260 years ago, must do a favor for the resistance movement opposing the nightmarish medical technology. “The mind-bending Adoration of Jenna Fox can easily stand alone, but this is a crucial, memorable conclusion for readers who have moved on to Inheritance.” — Kirkus Reviews
  • 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma (03/21/2013) — Seventeen-year-old Lauren has visions of girls her own age who are gone without a trace, but while she tries to understand why they are speaking to her and whether she is next, Lauren has a brush with death and a shocking truth emerges, changing everything. “A compelling, skillfully written page-turner.” — Booklist
  • OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn (03/21/2013) — Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school–in appearance and attitude–but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm’s length. “Reminiscent of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Vaughn’s work avoids stereotypical pitfalls and deftly tackles the sensitive issue of a teen’s struggle with mental illness with humor and integrity. A must-read.” — Kirkus Reviews
  • Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices Series #3) by Cassandra Clare (03/19/2013) — When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.
  • Everafter by Elizabeth Chandler (03/19/2013) — The sequel to Everlasting. Star-crossed lovers Ivy and Tristan struggle to clear Tristan’s name when he is returned to Earth in the body of an accused murderer, a situation complicated by Tristan’s endangering his own soul.

General Fiction


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