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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Recently Read: Upcoming Titles to Add to Your TBR Pile (3)

If you follow me on Goodreads and Twitter, you might have noticed that I'm one of those lucky readers who sometimes receives review copies of upcoming novels early. I won't lie, there are many really great things about advanced reader copies, but there are also negatives... namely being unable to finish a book and go out and encourage others to read it immediately. So I've decided that the next best thing is to feature these titles here at The Hiding Spot, no matter how early I've read them. Then you can add these books to your ever expanding to-be-read pile. Of course, nearer to the novel's release, I'll post my full review!

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Available September 2, 2014 from Amulet

In El Deafo, Cece Bell recounts her experience as the girl with the sonic ear, a hearing device that sets her apart, for better and worse. At first, Cece resents the hearing aide, which is bulky and awkward. It helps her hear, but it definitely doesn't allow her to blend in. All Cece truly wants is a true friend, someone who likes what she likes and, most of all, likes Cece for exactly who she is. A memorable story about friendship, standing up for oneself, and the joy of being a true individual. This fantastic graphic novel will pair well with novels like Wonder, as it has similar themes, but offers a very different storytelling format. Definitely a must-have for the classroom this fall.

The Troubles of Johnny Cannon by Isaiah Campbell

Available October 14, 2014 from Simon & Schuster
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It's 1961 in Cullman, Alabama and racial and political tensions are running high. Johnny's older brother, a pilot, is away on military assignment and Johnny is now the man of the house, left to look after his difficult, disabled father. While his father spends his days secreted away in a shed out back, unwilling to discuss the radio equipment he's suddenly so preoccupied with, Johnny struggles to find his place and point-of-view. Isaiah Campbell's debut offers a compelling look at 1960s espionage, Cold War paranoia, and Southern racial tensions, narrated by the singular Johnny Cannon, a voice readers won't soon forget.

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Available September 23, 2014 from Egmont
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In a hospital where teens undergo a procedure in which their memories are wiped, one patient must fight for her life and the truth about her past. Sarah’s final surgery is cut short when the hospital is invaded by unknown forces. Confused and afraid, she teams up with a hacker who covertly breached the hospital prior to the attack. As she navigates her way through the danger at hand, she must also wade through an onslaught of returning memories. Who is she? Is the tabula rasa surgery truly meant to protect her? Or is something far more sinister taking places in the secluded hospital? A non-stop thrill ride, Tabula Rasa is an explosive debut.


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