Saturday, August 12, 2017

Notable Releases: 8/6-8/12

Here are this past week's notable releases. Another rather busy week for books. ;sound of the TBR list growing in the distance;


In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody

I love books that play on the what if angle. Looks like this has that in spades, so I'll be giving it a look.

Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert

This author's debut book, Pointe was great. I can't wait to read this new one from her, which has been getting lots of buzz.

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

New book from the author of Illusive. This one looks just as interesting and unique.

The League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis

This one has it compared to National Treasure in the summary and if it's as campy and fun as those movies, it might be a good time.

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

Contemporary that I've been hearing some good things about.

Shimmer and Burn Book 1 by Mary Taranta

Interesting sounding new fantasy series that is hopefully good. I've been having bad luck with this year's batch of new YA fantasy sadly.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee

This sounds like a combination of The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (an extremely underrated old Cartoon Network show) and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (one of my favorite cheesy Disney Channel Original Movies). So I'm in.

Adult Fiction

The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester

Historical mystery centering around Bletchley? Yes, please. I'm ignoring the so far low rating on Goodreads. Sorry, but I've read one too many really good books that have really low ratings there for me to take the ratings too seriously.

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Interesting looking historical fiction dealing with family drama, racism in the south and so on.


You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, and Other Mixed Messages by Carina Chocano

Essay collection exploring female representation in popular media. Sounds right up my alley.

The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, and Feminism by Anna Fields

A look at how feminism and comedy have effected each other throughout history. Looks interesting, I hope it goes outside the straight white feminist box though.

Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology by Ellen Ullman

Essay collection that has been getting some buzz.


Mega Princess Vol. 1
Over the Garden Wall Vol. 2
Angel Season 11 Vol. 1: Out of the Past
Drifters Vol. 4
Cyborg Vol. 2: Danger in Detroit

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