It’s a book haul, y’all!
Yep, it is that time. You know, the time at which I show you the books I got in the last week? That’s today! haha. Not a huge huge batch of books this week, but definitely some good ones.
Anyway, these are the books we have received to feature here on WeAreWordNerds over the last week, and also some that I purchased. I hope you take a second and check them out.
New Books In My Mailbox Week of February 6th – 12th, 2017
This week was a great week, as far as subject matter goes, here at WeAreWordNerds. I received a Beauty and the Beast retelling (that I was really really wanting), some dark fantasy, and even horror! OMGosh, it is so nice to be sent some scary books! Seriously, I was starting to wonder if horror books were even a thing anymore. And then boom, there ya go!
“WOOT!” <- this was me, all week!
These are the purchases I made this week. The Neil Gaiman book and the Ania Ahlborn book were pre-orders I made a couple of weeks back, and the Lisa T Bergren book was one I ran across while clothes shopping for my new job. I squealed out loud and did a little happy dance when I saw it because Lisa is actually a friend of mine. Well, sort of. I met her a few years back and we’ve been facebook friends ever since.
Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 384
The Story: New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that readers won’t soon be able to forget.Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin, or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
Released: 2017-03-07 No. of Pages: 432
The Story: A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Young Adult Book of Spring 2017!In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price…Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha―one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!
Released: 2014-04-10 No. of Pages: 272
The Story: A riveting and original debut thriller from a crime writer you won’t want to miss, featuring a protagonist you won’t be able to forget.Horror writer Jericho Sands has had a hell of a month. He’s endured a bitter break up with his punk rocker girlfriend, learned that his lungs are blacker than a coal mine, and served time in county jail for throwing a United States Congressman in a dumpster. He’s heartbroken, sleep deprived and suffering from a debilitating case of writer’s blockLife is about to get much worse.Somebody from Jericho’s past has left a decapitated body on his doorstep. The similarity to methods used in his books, his lack of an alibi and his proximity to the victim all lead the detectives handling the case to quickly identify Jericho as the primary suspect.But being framed for murder is the least of Jericho’s problems, because this killer is only getting started. The mysterious executioner known as ‘The River City Slasher’ has made it clear that more innocent people will be killed before Jericho himself is the final victim. Unable to trust the cops, Jericho is forced to examine the darkest parts of his own psyche to catch a killer, save innocent lives, and free himself from his own guilt. When Jericho finally learns the identity of the killer terrorizing the city, it shocks him in ways he was unprepared for, causing him to doubt all he holds to be true, including his own judgment and motivations.The first book in the Jericho Sands series, Jericho’s Razor heralds the debut of a phenomenal new thriller writer in Casey Doran.
Released: 2016-11-01 No. of Pages: 432
The Story: Unlucky thieves invade a house where Home Alone seems like a playground romp. An antique bookseller and a mob enforcer join forces to retrieve the Atlas of Hell. Post apocalyptic survivors cannot decide which is worse: demon women haunting the skies or maddened extremists patrolling the earth.In this chilling twenty-first-century companion to the cult classic Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Ellen Datlow again proves herself the most masterful editor of the genre. She has mined the breadth and depth of ten years of terror, collecting superlative works of established masters and scene-stealing newcomers alike.
Released: 2017-04-18 No. of Pages: 272
The Story: Available in hardcover for the first time, a collection of cult sensation Jeremy Robert Johnson’s best and most bizarre short fiction, including a brand-new, never-before-published novella.For more than a decade, Jeremy Robert Johnson has been bubbling under the surface of both literary and genre fiction. His short stories present a brilliantly dark and audaciously weird realm where cosmic nightmares collide with all-too-human characters and apocalypses of all shapes and sizes loom ominously.
Released: 2017-03-07 No. of Pages: 192
The Story: The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl’s story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.
Released: 2017-04-04 No. of Pages: 40
The Story: Tea parties have certain rules. You must lay your napkin carefully in your lap, say “please” and “thank you,” and sip, not slurp, your tea. But SOMEONE at this tea party keeps breaking a very important rule—NO TOOTING! Will this tea party be ruined? And WHO keeps tooting, anyway? A charming and hilarious take on sibling dynamics that plays against gender expectations and has huge kid appeal. An afterword includes information on tea and all the wonderful and delicious ways it can be served.
Released: 2017-04-04 No. of Pages: 40
The Story: “Bring her a daisy,” Biggest Mouse said over his shoulder. “Bring her a rock,” Middle Mouse puffed. “They’re nice,” Little Mouse said. “But they’re not special enough for this special day.” Biggest Mouse, Middle Mouse, and Little Mouse all want to surprise Mother on Mother’s Day. But can these playful mice pick the best presents all by themselves without getting into a whole lot of trouble? A charming celebration of Mother’s Day, this is the perfect gift to share with someone special. Featuring a striking new cover design at a new trim size in paper-over-board format.
Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 384
The Story: “A perfect combination of adventure, humor, and pure imagination!” —Jessica Day George, New York Times best-selling author of Tuesdays at the Castle “Funny, scary, and endlessly inventive.” —Bruce Coville, author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents’ bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster—she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?
Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 272
The Story: When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. “Figures,” said Milo. So begins Milo’s adventure in Ogregon, a place populated with hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and—Dad? What’s Milo’s regular-old salesman father doing in Ogregon? For that matter, how did a shrimp like Milo end up there? He’s no hero. He can’t help those kids. Right? But there’s not much time for Milo to get the answers. After all, hungry ogres like nothing more than a tasty bite of boy, and what kid is going to stick around for that?