New Books: January 29-February 4, 2017

Another great week of book releases! Below you will find my list of books coming out Jan 29 – Feb 4. I caught a little slack for not including kid lit on last week’s list, so I have included it this week. A note about this book list: this listing contains books in both hardback and paperback.  If I missed a book, or if you added one of these to your wish list, make sure you leave a comment. I would love to talk about them with you!

New Book Releases in Fiction

The Prisoner (A John Wells Novel) by Alex Berenson| wearewordnerds.com
The Prisoner (A John Wells Novel)
by Alex Berenson
2017-01-31
from G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty| wearewordnerds.com
Six Wakes
by Mur Lafferty
2017-01-31
from Orbit

Bookburners by Max Gladstone| wearewordnerds.com
Bookburners
by Max Gladstone
2017-01-31
from Saga Press

Crossroads of Canopy: Book One in the Titan's Forest Trilogy by Thoraiya Dyer| wearewordnerds.com
Crossroads of Canopy: Book One in the Titan’s Forest Trilogy
by Thoraiya Dyer
2017-01-31
from Tor Books

The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace| wearewordnerds.com
The Girl in the Garden
by Melanie Wallace
2017-01-31
from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
**COVER LOVE**

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner| wearewordnerds.com
Right Behind You
by Lisa Gardner
2017-01-31
from Dutton

I Liked My Life: A Novel by Abby Fabiaschi| wearewordnerds.com
I Liked My Life: A Novel
by Abby Fabiaschi
2017-01-31
from St. Martin’s Press

Behind Her Eyes: A suspenseful psychological thriller by Sarah Pinborough| wearewordnerds.com
Behind Her Eyes: A suspenseful psychological thriller
by Sarah Pinborough
2017-01-31
from Flatiron Books

Fever in the Dark: A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries) by Ellen Hart| wearewordnerds.com
Fever in the Dark: A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries)
by Ellen Hart
2017-01-31
from Minotaur Books

A Short Time to Die by Susan Bickford| wearewordnerds.com
A Short Time to Die
by Susan Bickford
2017-01-31
from Kensington

The Mark (The Score Series) by Kiki Swinson| wearewordnerds.com
The Mark (The Score Series)
by Kiki Swinson
2017-01-31
from Dafina

Unpunished (A Gardiner and Renner Novel) by Lisa Black| wearewordnerds.com
Unpunished (A Gardiner and Renner Novel)
by Lisa Black
2017-01-31
from Kensington

The Winter Over by Matthew Iden| wearewordnerds.com
The Winter Over
by Matthew Iden
2017-02-01
from Thomas & Mercer

The Night Bird (Frost Easton Mystery) by Brian Freeman| wearewordnerds.com
The Night Bird (Frost Easton Mystery)
by Brian Freeman
2017-02-01
from Thomas & Mercer

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor| wearewordnerds.com
Binti: Home
by Nnedi Okorafor
2017-01-31
from Tor.com

The Good Liar: A Novel by Nicholas Searle| wearewordnerds.com
The Good Liar: A Novel
by Nicholas Searle
2017-01-31
from Harper Paperbacks

The Ex: A Novel by Alafair Burke| wearewordnerds.com
The Ex: A Novel
by Alafair Burke
2017-01-31
from Harper Paperbacks

Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard| wearewordnerds.com
Distress Signals
by Catherine Ryan Howard
2017-02-02
from Blackstone Publishing

New Book Releases in YOUNG ADULT (YA)

 

Piercing the Veil by Ruth Davidson| wearewordnerds.com
Piercing the Veil
by Ruth Davidson
2017-02-01
from Carpenter’s Son Publishing

Unrivaled (Beautiful Idols) by Alyson Noel| wearewordnerds.com
Unrivaled (Beautiful Idols)
by Alyson Noel
2017-01-31
from Katherine Tegen Books

Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts) by Colleen Oakes| wearewordnerds.com
Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts)
by Colleen Oakes
2017-01-31
from HarperTeen

The Conjuror (Orion Chronicles) by John Barrowman| wearewordnerds.com
The Conjuror (Orion Chronicles)
by John Barrowman
2017-02-01
from Head of Zeus

Pantomime (Micah Grey Trilogy) by Laura Lam| wearewordnerds.com
Pantomime (Micah Grey Trilogy)
by Laura Lam
2017-02-01
from Pan Macmillan

Testing Times for Tabitha Baird by Arabella Weir| wearewordnerds.com
Testing Times for Tabitha Baird
by Arabella Weir
2017-02-01
from Bonnier Publishing Fiction

Silver Stars (Front Lines) by Michael Grant| wearewordnerds.com
Silver Stars (Front Lines)
by Michael Grant
2017-01-31
from Katherine Tegen Books

Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr| wearewordnerds.com
Seven Black Diamonds
by Melissa Marr
2017-01-31
from HarperCollins

Blood Passage (Dark Caravan Cycle) by Heather Demetrios| wearewordnerds.com
Blood Passage (Dark Caravan Cycle)
by Heather Demetrios
2017-01-31
from Balzer + Bray

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley| wearewordnerds.com
Our Own Private Universe
by Robin Talley
2017-01-31
from Harlequin Teen

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh| wearewordnerds.com
Burning Midnight
by Will McIntosh
2017-01-31
from Ember

Caraval by Stephanie Garber| wearewordnerds.com
Caraval
by Stephanie Garber
2017-01-31
from Flatiron Books
**COVER LOVE**

The Dark Days Pact (A Lady Helen Novel) by Alison Goodman| wearewordnerds.com
The Dark Days Pact (A Lady Helen Novel)
by Alison Goodman
2017-01-31
from Viking Books for Young Readers
**COVER LOVE**

New Book Releases in Children’s Lit

Our Teacher Is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories by Mary Amato| wearewordnerds.com
Our Teacher Is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories
by Mary Amato
2017-01-30
from Holiday House

Desert Dark by Sonja Stone| wearewordnerds.com
Desert Dark
by Sonja Stone
2017-01-30
from Holiday House

Porcupine's Picnic: Who Eats What? (Millbrook Picture Books) by Betsy R. Rosenthal| wearewordnerds.com
Porcupine’s Picnic: Who Eats What? (Millbrook Picture Books)
by Betsy R. Rosenthal
2017-02-01
from Millbrook Press

Secret of the Pink Pokémon (Pokémon: Chapter Book) by Tracy West| wearewordnerds.com
Secret of the Pink Pokémon (Pokémon: Chapter Book)
by Tracy West
2017-01-31
from Scholastic Inc.

Journey to the Orange Islands (Pokémon: Chapter Book) by Tracy West| wearewordnerds.com
Journey to the Orange Islands (Pokémon: Chapter Book)
by Tracy West
2017-01-31
from Scholastic Inc.

Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler| wearewordnerds.com
Baker’s Magic
by Diane Zahler
2017-02-01
from Capstone Young Readers

The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema by Priscilla Shirer| wearewordnerds.com
The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema
by Priscilla Shirer
2017-02-01
from B&H Kids

What's Up? (A Flip Flap Pop Up Book) by Olivia Cosneau| wearewordnerds.com
What’s Up? (A Flip Flap Pop Up Book)
by Olivia Cosneau
2017-01-31
from Thames & Hudson

Sparkle Bunny Day! (Little Charmers: 8x8) by Jenne Simon| wearewordnerds.com
Sparkle Bunny Day! (Little Charmers: 8×8)
by Jenne Simon
2017-01-31
from Scholastic Inc.

Lost in Time (Geronimo Stilton Journey Through Time #4) by Geronimo Stilton| wearewordnerds.com
Lost in Time (Geronimo Stilton Journey Through Time #4)
by Geronimo Stilton
2017-01-31
from Scholastic Paperbacks

Dreams That Sparkle (Enchanted Pony Academy #4) by Lisa Ann Scott| wearewordnerds.com
Dreams That Sparkle (Enchanted Pony Academy #4)
by Lisa Ann Scott
2017-01-31
from Scholastic Paperbacks

Lifers by M.A. Griffin| wearewordnerds.com
Lifers
by M.A. Griffin
2017-01-31
from Chicken House

Hello, Mr. Dodo! by Nicholas John Frith| wearewordnerds.com
Hello, Mr. Dodo!
by Nicholas John Frith
2017-01-31
from Arthur A. Levine Books

The Wizard's War (Key Hunters #4) by Eric Luper| wearewordnerds.com
The Wizard’s War (Key Hunters #4)
by Eric Luper
2017-01-31
from Scholastic Paperbacks

The Forbidden Power (LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Knights Academy #1) by Max Brallier| wearewordnerds.com
The Forbidden Power (LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Knights Academy #1)
by Max Brallier
2017-01-31
from Scholastic Inc.

The Velveteen Rabbit Coloring Book: A Classic Editions Coloring Book by | wearewordnerds.com
The Velveteen Rabbit Coloring Book: A Classic Editions Coloring Book
by
2017-01-31
from Applesauce Press

The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn by Sam Gayton| wearewordnerds.com
The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn
by Sam Gayton
2017-01-31
from Margaret K. McElderry Books
**COVER LOVE**

Angel Wings Sparkling Collection Books 1-4: New Friends; Birthday Surprise; Secrets and Sapphires; Rainbows and Halos by Michelle Misra| wearewordnerds.com
Angel Wings Sparkling Collection Books 1-4: New Friends; Birthday Surprise; Secrets and Sapphires; Rainbows and Halos
by Michelle Misra
2017-01-31
from Aladdin

Scary Stories for 7 Year Olds by | wearewordnerds.com
Scary Stories for 7 Year Olds
by
2017-02-01
from Pan Macmillan

There's No WiFi on the Prairie (In Due Time) by Nicholas O. Time| wearewordnerds.com
There’s No WiFi on the Prairie (In Due Time)
by Nicholas O. Time
2017-01-31
from Simon Spotlight

The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell| wearewordnerds.com
The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence
by Jennifer Bell
2017-01-31
from Crown Books for Young Readers

Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman| wearewordnerds.com
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny
by Gordon Korman
2017-01-31
from Balzer + Bray

Space Taxi: B.U.R.P. Strikes Back by Wendy Mass| wearewordnerds.com
Space Taxi: B.U.R.P. Strikes Back
by Wendy Mass
2017-01-31
from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchantment (Disney) by Eric Geron| wearewordnerds.com
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchantment (Disney)
by Eric Geron
2017-01-31
from Disney Press

Most Anticipated Book of the Week (January 29th – Feb 4th, 2017)

Crossroads of Canopy: Book One in the Titan's Forest Trilogy by Thoraiya Dyer| wearewordnerds.com

Crossroads of Canopy: Book One in the Titan’s Forest Trilogy by Thoraiya Dyer

Release Date: 2017-01-31

The highly-anticipated fantasy debut from Aurealis and Ditmar Award-winning author Thoraiya Dyer, set in a giant mythical rainforest controlled by living gods

At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy’s position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side. The nation’s opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two other realms: Understorey and Floor, whose deprived citizens yearn for Canopy’s splendor.

Unar, a determined but destitute young woman, escapes her parents’ plot to sell her into slavery by being selected to serve in the Garden under the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. As a Gardener, she wishes to become Audblayin’s next Bodyguard while also growing sympathetic towards Canopy’s slaves. When Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory – at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance…or grant it by destroying the home she loves.

“I am majorly impressed with Thoraiya Dyer’s Crossroads of Canopy. A unique, gorgeous, and dangerous world, a stubborn female hero, and a writer to watch!”―Tamora Pierce

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WHY IT MADE THE WISHLIST:
This book seems to be popping up on a lot of friends wishlists and I have to admit, it sounds amazing. I read a story a while back one of my friends, Lindsay Mead,  was working on called “THE DAWN OF SKY”.  She was writing it for a contest submission and it had a lot of the same concepts. That story stuck with me and I kind of secretly hoped she would take it from the “story” stage and flesh it out into a novel. Seeing this really reminds me of her story, so I look forward to getting my hands on this one and giving it a read.

 

So how about you, anything new catch your eye? You planning on picking any of these books up this week?

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