Because I have a book blog & I write about books as a freelancer, I receive books for review consideration almost every day. Here are a few that arrived this week that I'm particularly excited about
  1. The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawerence
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    Two boys are the only people left after a sailing accident off the coast of Alaska, They must learn to get along and to find a way to survive the wilderness For young teens and up (publishes in Jan 2016)
  2. Winterwood by Jacey Bedford
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    This an alternate history story that takes place in 1800. England is fighting France, but there is also magic in the world. Stars a woman privateer; involves family secrets, fate, & love. Adult audience (publishes in Feb 2016)
  3. The Blue Line by Ingrid Betancourt
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    This takes place in Argentina in the 1970s. It's about a women who is involved with revolution; has themes of freedom, hope, & fate. Adult audience (publishes in Jan 2016)
  4. All the Winters After by Sere Prince Halverson
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    This is another one set in Alaska. Two strangers who carry deep burdens meet. Themes of hope, family, & redemption. Adult audience (publishes Feb 2016)
  5. Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong
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    One of my favorite authors in the fantasy genre. This is the last in her Age of Legends series -- set in an imaginary world. Young adult audience (publishes in April 2016)
  6. The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
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    The true story of what happened to the Donner Party. I've always been intrigued by this event in American history. 1840s, Nonfiction; adult audience (published Sept 2015)
  7. The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull
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    Set in Ireland: folk legends, the fey, fate, love, and family. About a young woman who is able to sense another layer to the world; once she moves from Texas to her birth home in Ireland, her talents strengthen -- but are the beings she sees good or evil? Young adult audience (publishes in Jan 2016)