We have a fresh batch of books for you to enjoy! Take a look at this week’s awesome new releases.
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
(July 10, 2012, Hyperion)
In the series conclusion, criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back, and once again, he’s dealing with his nemesis, Opal Koboi. The evil pixie has brought some dead fairy soldiers back to life, and now they’re making trouble by possessing Artemis’s family. Can Artemis and his partner-in-crime, Holly Short, team up to get rid of the fairy spirits and defeat Opal Koboi for good?
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
(July 10, 2012, Random House Books for Young Readers)
Even though Goredd has been at peace for many years, the humans and the dragons don’t exactly trust each other. Seraphina is just a musician in the king’s court, but when a member of the royal family is murdered (possibly by a dragon), she’s recruited to help with the investigation. The crime increases the human-dragon tension, and Seraphina is under more pressure than ever to keep her true identity a secret.
The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman
(July 10, 2012, Schwartz & Wade)
Starting at a new school is hard enough, but it’s even harder when your new school might be haunted. New student Callista Wood doesn’t believe the rumors about the creepy forest around St. Bede’s Academy—at first. But even Cally has to admit that there’s definitely something suspicious about the girl who disappeared there. Soon, she’s deep in St. Bede’s secrets, desperate to uncover the truth.
Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
(July 10, 2012, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Kendra feels like she lives in the shadow of her brother Grayson’s OCD. She can’t help striving for perfection in order to stand out next to him. When she’s accused of cheating at school, Kendra runs away from everything with Grayson in tow. As the impromptu road trip lengthens, she discovers more about herself and her family, and soon only one question remains: When will she turn around and face her problems?
Fury’s Fire by Lisa Papademetriou
(July 10, 2012, Knopf Books for Young Readers)
In the sequel to Siren’s Storm, everyone believes the Sirens have left the beachside town of Walfang, but Gretchen and Will aren’t so sure. Gretchen can’t remember what happened the night the Sirens were defeated, and Will is terrified to tell her the truth. Then Gretchen starts to feel someone—or something—stalking her. Could the Sirens be after her? Or will Gretchen and Will be forced to face a more dangerous enemy?