13 May 2014

Book Releases: May 8-14

Releases for May 1-7 are here. May 8-14 are listed below.


by Sarah Strohmeyer
Published May 13, 2014 by Balzer + Bray
YA - Paperback, 304p.

With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim. Goodreads | Amazon


FREE TO FALL by Lauren Miller -- In the future, an app exists that makes all of your decisions for you and guarantees happiness. What happens when Rory feels like something's wrong and meets a boy who doesn't use the app? Goodreads | Amazon

SECOND STAR by Alyssa B. Sheinmel -- A contemporary Peter Pan retelling with a touch of magic. Hmm.  Goodreads | Amazon

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart -- I buy every book by E. Lockhart without question. I've seen this book described as "atmospheric"... Throw in the setting (a private island!) and a bunch of liars, and I'm super intrigued.  Goodreads | Amazon

REBEL (REBOOT #2) by Amy Tintera -- I loved Reboot (see!) and this book wraps up the story. (Yep, it's NOT a trilogy!) It's sci-fi, and different from anything else I've read. Reboots are teens who have died and come back to life... how many minutes they were dead determines some things about them. I'm being vague because you should just read it. Goodreads | Amazon

FINALLY, FOREVER (FIRST COMES LOVE #3) by Katie Kacvinsky -- College basketball player... so it's New Adult! The author says it can be read as part of the series or on its own. I've seen lots of people mention loving the couple from the books, so will have to see why. Goodreads | Amazon

ALL LINED UP (RUSK UNIVERSITY #1) by Cora Carmack -- Texas football and Friday Night Lights? I'll give it a try! Goodreads | Amazon