Posted August 19, 2012 by girlswit in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

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This weeks new releases all are on August 21st, 2012.

Only sixteen when she started the
series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited
conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to
Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they
defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel
and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying
form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart,
destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and Xavier can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open,
and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at
college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still
danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever –
and face leaving the love of her life?

Widow’s Web
(Elemental Assassin) by Jennifer

I used to murder people for money, but
lately it’s become more of a survival technique.

Once an assassin, always an
assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland
gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town
anyway. Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a
dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice
and Stone power. Salina also has an intimate history with my lover, Owen
Grayson, and now that she’s back, she thinks he’s hers for the taking. Salina’s
playing a mysterious game that involves a shady local casino owner with a
surprising connection to Owen. But they call me the Spider for a reason. I’m
going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging
by a thread.

Destiny (Harlequin Nocturne) by Anna Leonard

Nothing can stop a shape-shifter
from fulfilling his legacy…except a beguiling yet forbidden young woman on a
quest to save her sister.

There are some boundaries
mustangs must never cross—even for true love.

Libby wasn’t looking for anything
but escape when she took her little sister and fled the malevolent cult they
once called family. When a horse appears to carry them from danger, she sees
only a ride—and not the horn set in its forehead.

Josh knows he wants Libby from
the moment their eyes meet. Trouble is, his heritage demands that he claim a
virgin bride—or else suffer dark consequences. But he can’t turn away from a
female in need, either. With “The Community” closing in, the
unicorn-shifter will have to summon all of his strength to resist Libby’s
allure and protect the sisters from harm.

He may be no knight in shining
armor, but he’s got the hooves to back up his claim.

Redemption (Harlequin Nocturne) by Alexis Morgan

Just when he’s getting his
life back on track, the woman responsible for ruining it arrives—in jeopardy—on
his doorstep.

When gunfire erupts just
outside the gates of the O’Day estate, chief of security Conlan Shea is first
on the scene. With bared fangs, the half vampire, half human gently turns the
wounded victim over only to find himself staring into the exquisite turquoise
eyes of the woman who ripped his heart out three years ago.

Kat Karr. The name still
evokes such turmoil. One night of fierce passion had cost Conlan his life, his
job and his heart. Now she’s back, injured and desperate for help. Kat’s in
real danger, and Conlan is her only hope. With the enemy fast approaching, Kat
is running out of time. Suddenly for Conlan, revenge doesn’t seem so sweet….

The Rise of
Nine (I Am Number Four series)
by Pittacus Lore

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.

They caught Number One in
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York—but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.

But they’ll have to fight us

Wards of
Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara
[Deckle Edge]
by Terry Brooks

years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York
bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most
popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers
for more than three decades.

When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled—and
the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay.
But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void,
he carried away more than her heart.

Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the
Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves
have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order
and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has
used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation.
Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil
has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the
shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge
been so very dangerous—as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by

Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her.
For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the
advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her
allies—Druids, Elves, and humans alike—remember the monstrous history of the
Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign
of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that
tide is another question entirely.

Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Coming down from the mountain to
a new life in the city is a thrill to Miri. She and her princess academy
friends have been brought to Asland to help the future princess Britta prepare
for her wedding.There, Miri also has a chance to attend school-at the Queen’s
Castle. But as Miri befriends students who seem sophisticated and exciting she
also learns that they have some frightening plans. Torn between loyalty to the
princess and her new friends’ ideas, between an old love and a new crush, and
between her small mountain home and the bustling city, Miri looks to find her
own way in this new place. Picking up
where Princess Academy left off, and celebrating the joys of friendship,
romance and the fate of fairy tale kingdoms, this new book delivers the
completely delightful new story that fans have been waiting for.

Big Nate
Makes the Grade (Big Nate Comic Compilations) by

Nate Wright is known to his pals
and teachers for many things, his penchant for mischief and his school record
for detentions being the foremost. But beating out brainiac Gina’s grades is
not one of those things! In Big Nate Makes the Grade, the school life
goings-on of Nate, his pals, and his long-suffering teachers are recounted in hilarious

Orchardist: A Novel by Amanda Coplin


At the turn of the twentieth
century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist,
William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A
gentle man, he’s found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the
quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls
appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to the outskirts
of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very
pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge’s land and indulge in his deep
reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in
the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set
Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but also to
reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.

Transcribing America as it once
was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a
tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty
and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in The
she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts
the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the
world in.

The Last
Apprentice: Lure of the Dead (Book 10) by
(Author), Patrick

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.
Two or
Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce Carol
It wasn’t like she had not warned
It wasn’t like she had not
prepared us.
We’d known that something was
wrong those last several months.
But then, Tink hasn’t actually
vanished. Tink is gone, and yet—she is here somewhere, even if we can’t see
Tink? Are you—here?
Smashed by Lisa Luedeke
A field
hockey star grapples with addiction in this riveting debut that will appeal to
fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.

Stay out of trouble for one
more year, and Katie Martin can leave her small town loneliness behind forever.
She is a field hockey star on the fast track to a college scholarship, but her
relationship with alcohol has always been a little questionable. Then trouble
finds her. Alec is the most popular guy in school, and also the biggest
bully—with his sights set firmly on Katie. When Alec turns on the charm, Katie
thinks she must have been wrong about him.
Except that she wasn’t. On
a rain-soaked, alcohol-drenched night, one impulsive decision leaves Katie
indebted to Alec in the worst possible way. This debut novel is a fast-paced
and compelling story of addiction, heartbreak, and redemption.
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.
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne
Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of
her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the
forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical
ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom
where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day
Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter—and
instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her
a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only
Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his
love enough to save her from the danger all around her? In a departure from her
contemporary teen romances, Suzanne Selfors crafts an irresistible re-imagined
fairy tale that will tempt readers with a delicious story of love that is
sweeter than the richest chocolate.
A Face in the Crowd (available in ebook format only) by Stephen King,
Stewart O’Nan
about the 2004 Red Sox championship season, takes readers to the ballpark
again, and to a world beyond, in an eBook original to be published on August
21, 2012.
Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better
to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners,
and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows
up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone
who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a
parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home
plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier….


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