Saturday, 23 May 2015

June 2015 New Book Releases

Can you believe we’re almost half way through 2015?! This year has gone scary-fast, but there is a good side to this: NEW BOOKS TO READ!

The first June new release I want to share is Endgame by C.J. Daugherty, and it’s the last novel in one of my favourite series. I was very fortunate to get an ARC, and I’ve just started it on Thursday evening past, and oh my goodness, it’s AMAZING! I highly recommend giving the Night School series a go, and now with the last book on the way, it’s the perfect time to read all five books back to back!

Endgame by C.J. Daugherty

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Broken. Scattered. But not defeated.

The spy is gone but the cost has been high - the rebels at Cimmeria Academy have lost their leader, and Carter West is missing. Nathaniel can taste victory. But Allie and the other survivors aren't done yet. First they have to get Carter back. Then they plan to make Nathaniel pay.

One way or another - the game must end.

Endgame is the thrilling fifth and final book in the internationally bestselling Night School series.

Three other books I can’t wait to read that are released in June are The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker, The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent, and The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. I was so lucky to get approved on Netgalley for The Witch Hunter, and I’ll hopefully get the chance to start it over the weekend. The early reviews I’ve read for both The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and The Stars Never Rise are looking really positive, and I can’t wait to read them for myself.

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

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Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

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Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

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The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust.

And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.

Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something—but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is a hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in oneself.

Some other June new releases that caught my eye:

 Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen  Tangled Webs by Lee Bross  The Leveller by Julia Durango  The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
 Spelled by Betsy Schow  Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger  Storm by Amanda Sun  Alive by Chandler Baker
 The Shadow Revolution by Clay and Susan Griffith  After Hours by Claire Kennedy  The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler  The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

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