Holy new books Batman! There are a ton of newbies hitting the shelves this week and a boat load of older ones coming out in paperback. Let’s jump into it!
NEW IN HARDCOVER
Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I’d been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . . I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we’re looking for the others—including John. But so are they. But they’ll have to fight us first.
Over You by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
When seventeen-year-old Max Scott got her heart broken she didn’t just sit at home sobbing into her ice cream and obsessing over her ex, Hugo’s, latest Facebook postings. Well, actually she did. But she also decided that no girl should have to be tortured like that, so she read through all the psych books, Oprah transcripts, and historical precedents she could get her hands on and came up with a foolproof program to get over being dumped. These days, Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when Hugo shows up in her neighborhood, suddenly Max is so busy trying to avoid her own ex that she isn’t able to help anyone else with theirs. As Hugo invades her life all over again, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over her ex once and for all.
Life Happens Next by Terry Trueman
Stuck in Neutral, a Printz Honor Book, introduced the world to Shawn McDaniel, a fourteen-year-old kid with cerebral palsy. But what happens next? Shawn’s got a new perspective on life. But no one has a clue. That’s because they can see only his wheelchair, his limp body, his drool. What they don’t see? His brain, with perfect auditory memory. And his heart, which is in love with a girl. And his fierce belief that someday someone will realize there’s way more to him than his appearance. How do you connect with others when you can’t talk, walk, or even wave hello? In the sequel to Stuck in Neutral, which ALA Booklist called “an intense reading experience,” Shawn McDaniel discovers a new definition of “normal” and finds that life happens next for everyone.
Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates
The girls of Tink, Inc. are: Merissa (“The Perfect One”). Nadia (“The Slut”). Hannah. Chloe. And, until last summer, Tink. This year, their last year together, the girls need Tink. Their secrets are toxic: Merissa is cutting late at night. Nadia is in love with her science teacher. Tink had a secret, too, but no one knows what it was. But then, the girls hear Tink, whispering to them. Sometimes, the girls feel Tink, trying to tell them something . . . . Tink is here, and she speaks to the girls, helps them through their crises, and brings Tink, Inc. together again.
The Last Apprentice: Lure of the Dead by Joseph Delaney
Nobody enters here after dark. Come back in the morning . . . if you’re still breathing. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son, and apprentice to the local Spook. He has battled boggarts, witches, and the most powerful evils of the Dark. But his most trying task is yet to come. When Tom and the Spook are deceived by one they trust, they find themselves in the most terrifying danger yet. Blood-hungry creatures have invaded a sleepy village. Tom can save the Spook-and the whole county-but only by betraying one of his greatest allies. With everything on the line, Tom must have the courage to stand and fight, and to face a choice that could break his heart.
NOW IN PAPERBACK
Also on sale this week:
The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto
Pizza, Love and Other Stuff that Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams