New Releases for the Week of September 23rd

Posted September 23, 2012 by sarah in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

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There are a couple of dates for the New Releases this week.
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER 24TH
 
 
Confession of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they’re keeping from one another.


On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can’t trust anyone–maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud’s intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents’ affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

SEPTEMBER 25TH
Rapture by JR Ward (Fallen Angels Series #4)

Out of the wickedly inventive imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes a world where sin and salvation collide in a battle for the future of mankind—where a cynical fallen angel struggles against the seven deadly sins and a demon’s lure over seven chosen souls…

Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they’re in over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too…

As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover’s memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you’re trapped in a no holds barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels’s heart at risk, what in Heaven—or in Hell—will it take to save them both?

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan Series #10)
 

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other.

Pulled in by the FIB to help investigate, former witch-turned-day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: others want to create their own demons, and to do so they need her blood.

She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more—but this time Rachel’s toughest challenge might be humanity itself.

The Next Always by Nora Roberts (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1)
 


“America’s favorite writer” (The New Yorker) begins an all-new trilogy-inspired by the inn she owns and the town she loves.

The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen…



 

Alchemystic by Anton Strout
 

Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City, even though her family is rich in real estate, including a towering Gothic Gramercy Park building built by her great-great-grandfather. But the truth of her bloodline is revealed when she is attacked on the street and saved by an inhumanly powerful winged figure. A figure who knows the Belarus name…

Lexi’s great-great-grandfather was a Spellmason—an artisan who could work magic on stone. But in his day, dark forces conspired against him and his, so he left a spell of protection on his family. Now that Lexi is in danger, the spell has awoken her ancestor’s most trusted and fearsome creation: a gargoyle named Stanis.

Lexi and Stanis are equally surprised to find themselves bound to each other. But as they learn to work together, they realize that only united can they save the city they both love…

Shadows of Treachery by Christian Dunn & Nick Kyme (Horus Heresy Book #22)
 

From the battlefields of Phall and Isstvan, to the haunted shadows of Terra itself – the Horus Heresy rages on across the galaxy in this collection of short stories and novellas.

 
 
Covet by Melissa Darnell

Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart.

Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she’s becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake.

Tristan can’t believe Sav won’t even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don’t expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for.

A reckoning is coming…and not everyone will survive.

Breakin Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Movie Edition Cover)

Fans of The Twilight Saga will stampede to snatch up Breaking Dawn, the much anticipated fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire love series.

In this riveting novel, questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward will be revealed.

How will it all end?

Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

I’ve experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you’ll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I’ve put together for you in this book. I think you’ll find I’ve left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I’m saying is, let us begin, shall we?

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies
 

When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. It’s not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she’ll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.
Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she’s capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can’t forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion.
A Fractured Light picks up right after A Beautiful Dark‘s shocking cliffhanger ending and is perfect for fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen and Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush saga.
 
 
 
The Talisman A Novel by Stephen King & Peter Straub (ebook)
 
Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.
 
The Void of Mist and Thunder by James Dashner (13th Reality Series #4)
 
Atticus Higginbottom is trapped in the Nonex with his mortal enemy Mistress Jane and the corrupt and powerful Mr. Chu. No one has ever escaped the Nonex before, but for Tick, Jane, or Mr. Chu to have any hope of surviving the strange and deadly realm, they will have to work together for the first time in their lives.
And they must escape. An all-consuming void has opened up and is unleashing monsters throughout the Realities. All of reality is unraveling at the seams and Ticks friends and fellow Realitants are facing an epic war that could spell the end of all they hold dear.
Master George has one last weapon at his disposal: the mysterious and unpredictable Karma button. And depending on the character of the person who wields it will determine if its unlimited power is used for good or for evil.
The Void of Mist and Thunder is the fourth and final book in the 13th Reality series.
 
 
 
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel by Jeanne DuPrau, Dallad Middaugh & Niklas Asker
 
In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians—whole communities—discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau’s story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out. Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold. Now experience Jeanne DuPrau’s vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faithfully brings to life the glare of the lamps, the dinginess of the streets, and the brilliance of the first sunrise.
 
 
Dearly Beloved by Lia Habel

Can the living coexist with the living dead?

That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.

Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.

As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the illness—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

Lia Habel’s spellbinding, suspenseful sequel to Dearly, Departed takes her imaginative mash-up of period romance, futuristic thriller, and zombie drama to a whole new level of innovative and irresistible storytelling.

Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick (Ashes Trilogy Series #2)

Earth’s few remaining normal teenagers struggle to survive in this gruesome, bloody post-apocalyptic sequel. The world’s gone completely to hell: All nonelderly adults are dead, and most teenagers are Changed into zombielike feral children who eat humans alive. Survivors huddle into protective enclaves and protect themselves with deadly force. The cliffhanger ending of Ashes (2011)–Alex flees from the strangely religious community of Rule only to stumble into the bone-strewn larder of a pack of Changed–takes 100 pages to resolve, mostly due to the shifts in perspective to other un-Changed teenagers driving these action-packed short chapters. Alex is a prisoner of the Changed, and as they drive her through the snowy wilderness, she sees that their behavior is, disturbingly, growing less feral: They use guns, make uniforms and practice profitless cruelties. The remaining adults seem nearly as cruel, practicing Josef Mengele–style experiments and killing children to cover ancient political feuds. Sometimes it seems like the only difference is that the Changed eat their prey, devouring them in sensuously described murder and torture scenes packed with fountaining blood and festooned guts. Nearly every chapter ends with a cliffhanger, keeping the horror appropriately unending: “And then Spider squeezed the trigger.” “The knife hacked down with a whir.” “And then, it moved.” Plenty of mysteries and betrayals set up the trilogy’s forthcoming conclusion, which fans will eagerly await. (Horror. 14-17)

The Chew: Food. Life. Fun. by The Chew

The hosts of ABC’s hit daytime TV show The Chew bring you their easy, delicious meals, entertaining tips, and money-saving tricks, in this must-have companion cookbook.

Every day millions of people tune in and pull up a home-side seat at The Chew‘s kitchen counter to celebrate life through food. The show’s five beloved hosts dish on everything to do with cooking and entertaining. This lively companion book not only captures The Chew‘s trademark wit, fun, practical advice, and recipes—but highlights the easy ideas that have brought so much to America’s family table. The Chew‘s Iron Chefs, Mario Batali and Michael Symon, show you how to be the master of your own grill; Style Master Clinton Kelly shows you the perfect—and affordable—Thanksgiving table (and what never to bring to a party!). Of course, there are mouth-watering creations from dessert diva Carla Hall, as well as Daphne Oz’s delicious life-enhancing shakes. Drool over Mario Batali’s Chestnut Crepes, Carla Hall’s Chocoholic Whoopie Pies, Daphne Oz’s Superfoods Smoothie, Michael Symon’s Deep-Dish Pizza Casserole, and Clinton Kelly’s Spicy Grapefruit Margarita, aka “The Clinton Caliente.”

From entertaining to family dinner to holiday planning, The Chew was created to make life a little bit easier and a lot more fun. And so was this book.


But wait there’s more . . .
A behind-the-scenes look at the hit show and what makes it tick The Chew Chili Champion Face-Off The dishes that made the hosts fall in love with food The reason you should put marbles in the medicine cabinet Dozens of photos featuring your favorite moments from the show.

Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young

Neil Young—reflective, introspective, insightful, brutally honest—discusses his life and career. From his youth in Canada (where his father was a well-known journalist) to his first band’s travels across the U.S. seeking fame (and girls), to his forming of the Buffalo Springfield, his massively successful solo career highlighted by After the Gold Rush, to his joining with Crosby, Stills & Nash, to his roll as one of the last uncompromised (and uncompromising) survivors of rock ‘n’ roll—this is Neil’s tale. Told episodically, with great detail, and intermingling his current obsessions with musical sound quality and the environment with his recollections of the way things were, this is a memoir that will stand beside those of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards as exemplar of the genre.

This beautiful limited edition will be signed by Neil Young and repackaged in a slip case and linen cover. Only 1,500 copies will be printed, making it an essential addition to every music lover’s collection.

SEPTEMBER 26TH
 
 
Pretty Powerful by Bobbi Brown with Sara Bliss
 

In book after book, Bobbi Brown (Beauty Rules; Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual) has displayed her ability to raise the beauty IQ of her readers. In this large format, 288-page hardcover, she uses words and pictures to show how dozens of celebrities and non-celebrities achieve their most flattering look. But this is no hat-tip to the rich and powerful; instead, it is a step-by-step, start-to-finish pictorial tutorial on affordable makeup techniques that you can use to enhance your face and skin. Whether you want brighten your eyes, add luster to your lips, improve your skin color, or tame your unruly brows, Pretty Powerful is the book for you.

SEPTEMBER 27TH
 
 
 
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
 
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.


SEPTEMBER 28TH
 
 
 
Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
 
 

Total

For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.

World

All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.

Destruction

With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it’s too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson’s ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from “One of the best of the best.” (TIME)





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