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Current Obsession - Bone Gap by Laura Ruby


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Page count: 368 pages

Bone Gap is the story of Roza, a beautiful girl who is taken from a quiet midwestern town and imprisoned by a mysterious man, and Finn, the only witness,
who cannot forgive himself for being unable to identify her kidnapper.

As we follow them through their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss,
magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness--a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

Bone Gap is something we've been pushing on people since it came out and we'll continue pushing it on people until everyone in the world loves it as much as we do.
We're not the only ones who feel this way either, we know PLENTY of people who are also obsessed! READ IT NOW OKAY!

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Join the Summer of Swoon and Win Some Books!

The Summer of Swoon is coming to Books Inc. and we're throwing a special giveaway!!
Enter for your chance to win a package of SIX Swoon Reads titles!!
And join us for a very special evening on May 14th with the authors of Velvet, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters,
A Little Something Different, 
and The Boy Next Door!


The Deets:
* One lucky winner will receive a special prize pack featuring SIX Swoon Reads Titles!
* Entries must be submitted through the Rafflecopter form.
* Must be 13 or older to enter.
US ONLY
* Prize will be shipped via UPS, PO Box addresses not accepted.
* We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged packages.
* Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.
* Prize will be shipped in 2 weeks - 2 months.

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Highly Anticipating - Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella & Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes


Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Expected Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Page Count: 304 pages

From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, she is energized.
She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before.
As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

Why we can't wait: NEW SOPHIE KINSELLA!!!! Yes, we're huge fans, yes, she's awesome, yes, we wants the pretty.
 


Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes
Expected Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: Philomel Books
Page Count: 208 pages

A book that challenges the word "powerful" and obliterates it
Written in searing prose, this is the story of two boys: Erik, who performs miracles, and Thorn, who hears voices.
The book chronicles their lives as their minds devolve into hallucinations, and shows the way their worlds intersect, culminating in a final stand-off.
This debut novel offer a raw, insightful look at the forces that compel us to act against our will.
Even more so, it captivates and dares us to look away, knowing full well we can't.

Why we can't wait: This book just sounds amazing. And that cover is gorgeous! Love the crow print. And a kid who hears voices is ALWAYS a plus :)

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Giveaway - TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS by Leila Sales

Leila Sales is coming to NYMBC to celebrate the release of THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE in paperback and we're getting excited!!
To help Leila with her celebration, we're giving away THREE ARCs of TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS!
Check out the deets below and enter for your chance to win!


The Deets:
* Three lucky winnera will receive an ARC of TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS!
* Entries must be submitted through the Rafflecopter form.
* Must be 13 or older to enter.
US ONLY
* Prize will be shipped via UPS, PO Box addresses not accepted.
* We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged packages.
* Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.
* Prize will be shipped in 2 weeks - a month.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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Highly Anticipating - Novice by Taran Matharu & Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

The Novice by Taran Matharu
Expected Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Page Count: 368 pages

He can summon demons. But can he win a war?
Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning.
Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands.

Why we can't wait: A blacksmith who can summon demons?! This just sounds too good to be true. Also, Orcs? Yeah, we're in.
 

 

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Expected Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Count: 272 pages

The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic."

Nemeses Dragons Science Symbolism All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Why we can't wait: We LOVE Lumberjanes over here at Books Inc. and we're so excited for this awesome debut from cowriter, Noelle Stevenson!!! Comics? Check. Girl power? Check. This just sounds AMAZING!

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Current Obsession - An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Expected Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Page count: 464 pages

"I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.
THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME.
IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW
AND I WILL DESTROY YOU."
Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They've seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire's greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school's finest soldier--and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined--and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Yes, we're currently completely obsessed with An Ember in the Ashes and you should be too! It's fascinating, beautifully written, and heartbreaking with a well-developed world. Reading this on the train is dangerous. On more than one occasion I almost missed my stop. Also, crying in public gets you a lot of strange looks...

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