Keep an Eye Out! – December 2016

I keep on finding myself getting very excited at various book announcements and wanting to share that excitement. Unfortunately, the people in my life, while they do love to read, they do not have quite the same level of excitement as I do. So, I thought I’d start a monthly(ish) post with books that I am looking forward to being published. Not a TBR, because a TBR post implies that I am planning on reading them in the next few months. More of a “hey, I’m excited about these books and I think that you should be too!”

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The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland Rebekah Crane
Published December 1, 2016 by Skyscape

Zander gets sent to a summer camp for at-risk teens because her parents need her to get out of her head. At first, she really doesn’t feel like she fits in, but as the summer progresses, friendships begin to form, and secrets are shared.

 

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AlterationsStephanie Scott
Published December 6, 2016 by Bloomsbury Spark

Amelia has a huge crush on Ethan, one of the sons of the famous family that her parents cook for. She watches him from the kitchen, and designs prom boards with him in mind on her favourite fashion app. So she’s not too keen on the idea of leaving him, or Miami, for a whole month for this fashion internship that her abuelita enrolled her in. Even if it’s in NYC. But once Amelia gets to New York, her whole world opens up.

glass.jpgThe Glass Universe: How the Ladies of Harvard University Took the Measure of the StarsDava Sobel
Published December 6, 2016 by Viking

Dava Sobel tells the true story of these women calculators who were employed by Harvard University to interpret the observations that were made through telescopes by their male counterparts every night. At the beginning, these women were mostly the wives, sisters, and daughters of the Harvard astronomers, but by the 1880s Harvard also was employing graduates of the new women’s colleges.
(What a great book to read before going to see Hidden Figures!)crystal

 

Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5)Morgan Rhodes
Published December 13, 2016 by Razorbill

The fifth book in the Falling Kingdoms series (which I still have yet to read! *wrist slap*), this series looks at 3 different kingdoms in Mytica where magic has been forgotten, but peace has reigned. Nothing lasts forever, though, and kingdoms must fall.

 

 

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Ever the HuntedErin Summerill
Published December 27, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers

The first in a new series, this is the YA debut novel from Erin Summerill. Britta Flannery tracks criminals with her bounty hunter father, until he is murdered. She is caught poaching by the royal guard, and is given a deal: her father’s killer in exchange for her life.

 

 

 

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Small AdmissionsAmy Poeppel
Published December 27, 2016 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Kate Pearson has always been intelligent and ambitious, but after being dumped by her handsome, French, almost-fiance, she’s become a bit of a slacker. She miraculously lands a job in the admissions office of a prestigous school, and she (along with her friends and family) hopes that this job will be enough to pull her out of her funk and help her get back on her feet.

 

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The Secret of a Heart NoteStacey Lee
Published December 27, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books

Mimosa is a sixteen year old aroma expert. Never heard of them? That’s because there’s only two on the planet. She mixes perfumes to help others fall in love. The only catch is, if she ever falls in love herself, her nose will be useless, and her only talent will be gone. But you can’t always choose whether or not you’re going to fall in love.

 

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