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July 26, 2010

This Week's New Releases

Posted by Marisa Emralino
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NewReleases_ButtonV1.jpgWe have a short list of new releases to share with you today, but remember, quality over quantity! This week, enjoy an inventive twist on the vampire craze in Adam Rex’s FAT VAMPIRE, who’s main protagonist, Doug Lee finds himself cursed with being fat and 15 forever when a desperate vampire bites him; then catch up with the Daniel X and Strange Angels series with the newest installments, DEMONS AND DRUIDS and JEALOUSY; and of course, join Ruby Oliver as she tries to keep sane during her 37th week in the state of Noboyfriend.

New Releases for July 26th

Hardcover

DANIEL X: DEMONS AND DRUIDS by James Patterson and Adam Sadler (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Daniel X's hunt to eliminate each and every intergalactic criminal on Earth is always relentless, but this time, it's getting personal. Number Three on the List of Alien Outlaws takes the form of raging, soul-possessing fire. And fire transports Daniel back to the most traumatic event of his life --- the death of his parents.

In the face of his "kryptonite", Daniel struggles with his extraordinary powers like never before, and more than ever is at stake: his best friends are in grave peril. The only way to save them is to travel back --- through a hole in time --- to the demon's arrival during the Dark Ages. Rip-roaring action and humor sets the pages afire in this gripping time-travel adventure with an Arthurian cast --- and countless other surprises!

 

New Releases for July 27th

Hardcover

FAT VAMPIRE: A NEVER COMING OF AGE STORY by Adam Rex (Balzer + Bray)

Doug Lee is undead quite by accident --- attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and 15 forever. When he has no luck finding some Goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her --- hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated --- it's not as easy as studying DRACULA. Especially when the star of “Vampire Hunters” is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings…

Paperback

THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS: NOEL. JACKSON, FINN, HUTCH, GIDEON --- AND ME, RUBY OLIVER by E. Lockheart (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

E. Lockhart offers a hilarious and realistic look at the trials and tribulations of being a teenager in her third Ruby Oliver novel. Find out what the real treasure is in Ruby’s life as she creates a treasure map of people she cares for and who return her feelings.

Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more:

· Noel is writing her notes,
· Jackson is giving her frogs,
· Gideon is helping her cook,
· and Finn is making her brownies.
· Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already sucky reputation is heading downhill.

Not only that, she’s also:

· running a bake sale,
· learning the secrets of heavy metal therapy,
· encountering some seriously smelly feet,
· defending the rights of pygmy goats,
· and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.

Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and --- if such a thing exists --- to find true love.

- Click here to read our review of THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS.

 

New Releases for July 29th

Paperback

JEALOUSY: Strange Angels, Book 3:  by Lili St. Crow (Razorbill)

It’s a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn’t slowing down --- and he won’t rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart…

Dru’s best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru’s heart get in the way of her survival?