Book Haul / In My Mailbox–August 18, 2014

Yep, you guessed it.  ANOTHER BOOK HAUL!

August Book Haul | wearewordnerds.com

Here are the books I was sent for consideration in the past week.

It was a really exciting week! I loved seeing some of my past reads finally coming out in paperback. And those new hardbacks. *drool*  #ILoveHardbacks #hardbackforever #hardcoversrule

Books mentioned in this video:


Latitude Zero
by Diana Renn
2014-07-03
from Viking Juvenile

The Shade of the Moon (Life As We Knew It Series) by Susan Beth Pfeffer| wearewordnerds.com
The Shade of the Moon (Life As We Knew It Series)
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
2014-09-28
from HMH Books for Young Readers

The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 by Jasper Fforde| wearewordnerds.com
The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2
by Jasper Fforde
2014-09-28
from HMH Books for Young Readers

The Outside (Hallowed Ones) by Laura Bickle| wearewordnerds.com
The Outside (Hallowed Ones)
by Laura Bickle
2014-09-28
from HMH Books for Young Readers

Greenglass House by Kate Milford| wearewordnerds.com
Greenglass House
by Kate Milford
2014-08-26
from Clarion Books

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts| wearewordnerds.com
Zac and Mia
by A. J. Betts
2014-09-02
from HMH Books for Young Readers

More Details:

Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

Release Date: 2014-07-03

“I have to run,” said Juan Carlos. “You will call? Please? It is very important.” “Yes. I will call. Definitely. At two.”   That’s what Tessa promises. But by two o’clock, young Ecuadorian cycling superstar Juan Carlos is dead, and Tessa, one of the last people ever to speak to him, is left with nothing but questions. The media deems Juan Carlos’s death a tragic accident at a charity bike ride, but Tessa, an aspiring investigative journalist herself, knows that something more is going on. While she grapples with her own grief and guilt, she is being stalked by spies with an insidious connection to the dead cycling champion. Tessa’s pursuit of an explanation for Juan Carlos’s untimely death leads her from the quiet New England backwoods to bustling bike shops and ultimately to Ecuador itself, Juan Carlos’s homeland. As the ride grows bumpy, Tessa no longer knows who’s a suspect and who is an ally. The only thing she knows for sure is that she must uncover the truth of why Juan Carlos has died and race to find the real villain—before the trail goes cold.

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The Shade of the Moon (Life As We Knew It Series) by Susan Beth Pfeffer| wearewordnerds.com

The Shade of the Moon (Life As We Knew It Series) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Release Date: 2014-09-28

The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever. It’s been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

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The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 by Jasper Fforde| wearewordnerds.com

The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 by Jasper Fforde

Release Date: 2014-09-28

Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies—but there’s no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle!

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Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts| wearewordnerds.com

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts

Release Date: 2014-09-02

Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize“

When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics.”

So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.

 

 

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Greenglass House by Kate Milford| wearewordnerds.com

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Release Date: 2014-08-26

It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house.

As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves.

 

 

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The Outside (Hallowed Ones) by Laura Bickle| wearewordnerds.com

The Outside (Hallowed Ones) by Laura Bickle

Release Date: 2014-09-28

After a plague of vampires was unleashed in the world, Katie was kicked out of the safe haven of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. She enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two friends and a horse by her side.

And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. But can they be trusted, and are they even people at all?

In this sequel to The Hallowed Ones, it’s up to one Amish girl to save her family, her community, and the boy she loves . . . but what will she be asked to sacrifice in return?

 

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And then the books I purchased this past week!

That’s it for this haul, guys!

Thanks for reading/watching guys! Hoping you found something for your own bookshelves in this post.  Have a great week!

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