Saturday, April 18, 2015

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

StS is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

For review:

The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York by Geoff Rodkey. 261 p. Little, Brown and Company, September 29, 2015. 978031634268.

Publisher synopsis: In the follow up to The Tapper Twins Go to War, Geoff Rodkey delivers another ultra-modern comedy told as oral history with texts, screenshots and smartphone photos. When Claudia initiates a citywide scavenger hunt to raise money for charity, it's not just the twins' opposing teams that run riot. With the whole school racing to trade in sights seen for points to score front row tickets at Madison Square Garden, they may not get to the finish line with their dignity-and social lives-intact!

I reviewed The Tapper Twins Go to War with Each Other for SLJ and am just thrilled to receive this arc of the next in the series.

Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman. 326 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic, April 28, 2015. 9780545651264.

Publisher synopsis: In critically acclaimed author Sarah Darer Littman's gripping new novel what happens online doesn't always stay online . . .
Lara just got told off on Facebook.
She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school's homecoming dance. It's been a long time since Lara's felt this bad, this depressed. She's worked really hard since starting high school to be happy and make new friends.
Bree used to be BBFs with overweight, depressed Lara in middle school, but constantly listening to Lara's problems got to be too much. Bree's secretly glad that Christian's pointed out Lara's flaws to the world. Lara's not nearly as great as everyone thinks.
After weeks of talking online, Lara thought she knew Christian, so what's with this sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse - are they true?
But no one realized just how far Christian's harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree.
As online life collides with real life, the truth starts to come together and the backlash is even more devastating than than anyone could have imagined.
I found the author's earlier novel, Want to Go Private, to be one of the most provocative and uncomfortable novels I have ever read. I can't wait to crack this one.

A Conspiracy of Princes by Justin Somper. An Allies and Assassins novel. 480 p. Little, Brown and Company (BYR), May 26. 2015. 9780316338226.

Publisher synopsis: The newly crowned Prince Jared, ruler of All Archenfield, has inherited a kingdom in crisis. The murder of his older brother has revealed a traitorous plot in his court, calling into question who, if anyone, Jared can trust as he ascends the throne. Now the realm is on the brink of invasion from the brutal princes of Paddenburg and Jared must travel to neighboring kingdoms in search of allies to defend his throne. Little does he know that an even more dangerous plot is hatching in the Archenfield court--one that threatens to remove Jared from power. One put in motion by the very people he left in charge.
The second book in Justin Somper's Allies & Assassins series delivers another twisted tale of high-stakes betrayal and political machinations set amid a lush medieval background.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you? Leave a link in the comments.


  1. I haven't heard of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  2. I'm so excited to read Backlash! I read her novel Do You Want to Go Private? and it was fantastic, so I have no doubt this one will be just as good. I hope you enjoy. :D

    Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews

  3. Great haul! Backlash sounds really good. I can't wait for it to come out so I can finally read it! I hope you enjoy everything.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Great Haul!

    I'm not familiar with these books but they look good. Hope you enjoy them.

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog