April 2013 Releases

Done with March 2013 Releases? Here are April 2013 Releases. For future titles, check Reading Wishlist.

Jessica Brody
Unremembered (Unremembered, Book 1)
Pan Macmillan (AU: 1st April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sixteen-year-old Jena is the only survivor of an explosion on a plane. She wakes up in hospital to find that she has no memory. The only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a top-secret science experiment. The only adult she trusts insists that she shouldn’t believe anything that anybody tells her. Jena must work out who she is and where she came from. Eventually she will learn that the only thing worse than forgetting her past is remembering it.

Jeaniene Frost
Twice Tempted (Night Prince, Book 2)
HarperCollins Avon (AU: 1st April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever – especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her… Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realises, Leila must decide who to trust – the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity…

Rachel Vincent
With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, Book 7)
Harlequin Teen (AU: 1st April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After spending the last year undead, Kaylee has had enough of the paranormal creatures who have plagued her ever since she came into her banshee powers. Now she’s ready to take her school back from the evil hellions…once and forever. To protect her friends, Kaylee will need to find a way to turn the living incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another. Yet when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realises she can’t save everyone she loves without making some powerful sacrifices…

Kelley Armstrong
The Rising (Darkness Rising, Book 3)
HarperCollins (US: 2nd April 2013); Hachette Little, Brown Atom (UK & AU: 2nd April 2013); Random House Doubleday (CA: 2nd April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they’re quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it’s not like they can just go to the authorities for help. All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control. But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever.

Rachel Caine
Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires, Book 3)
Penguin NAL Signet (US & CA: 2nd April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires. To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.

Karen Mahoney
The Stone Demon (Iron Witch, Book 3)
Random House (AU: 2nd April 2013) Llewellyn Flux (US: 8th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After being tricked into opening the doorway to the Demon Realm by Aliette, the Wood Queen, Donna Underwood is faced with a terrible ultimatum from the newly released demon hordes: the alchemists must deliver the Philosopher’s Stone, or the world will be plunged into a devastating modern-day Dark Age. Donna is sent to London, where she can learn how to recreate the Stone and complete her alchemist’s training. But time is running out. As she faces Demian, the vengeful demon king, Donna realises the awful truth about collecting the Stone’s elements. And this time, even braving death may not be enough to save the world.

Bethany Wiggins
Stung (Stung, Book 1)
Bloomsbury Walker (US: 2nd April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered – her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighbourhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist – a black oval with five marks on either side – that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she’s right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem – the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone – and on the wrong side of the wall…

Megan Hart
Broken
Mills & Boon Spice (UK: 5th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

This month my name is Mary. My name is different every month – Brandy, Honey, Amy…sometimes Joe doesn’t even bother to ask – but he never fails to arouse me with his body, his mouth, his touch, no matter what I’m called or where he picks me up. The sex is always amazing, always leaves me itching for more in those long weeks until I see him again. My real name is Sadie, and once a month over lunch Joe tells me about his latest conquest. But what Joe doesn’t know is that in my mind, I’m the star of every X-rated one-night stand he has revealed to me, or that I’m practically obsessed with our imaginary sex life. I know it’s wrong. I know my husband wouldn’t understand. But I can’t stop. Not yet.

Cyn Balog
Dead River
Random House (US & CA: 9th April 2013; AU: 15th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

My friends and I are spending prom weekend at a remote wooded cabin on the Dead. The Dead River. I thought it was going to be just us. I was wrong.

Holly Black
Black Heart (Curse Workers, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster Margaret K. McElderry (US & CA: 9th April 2013); Hachette Orion (UK: 11th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is the one he should stay the farthest away from. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy. But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet – this time on love.

Bree Despain
The Savage Grace (Dark Divine, Book 3)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 9th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything. With her boyfriend Daniel stuck in wolf form and the greatest alpha, Sirhan, near death, a Challenging Ceremony to determine the new leader of the pack looms. Destined to be a bloody battle, it will be Grace’s final chance to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons. Will Grace be able to save her family and hometown from perishing, or will she have to give into the wolf?

Jackie Morse Kessler
Breath (Riders of the Apocalypse, Book 4)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Graphia (US: 16th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Contrary to popular belief, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse aren’t just harbingers of doom – they actually keep life in balance. But what happens when their leader and creator, Death, becomes suicidal? Before the first living thing drew its first gasping breath, he was there. He has watched humanity for millennia. And he has finally decided that humanity is not worth the price he has paid time and again. When Death himself gives up on life, a teenager named Xander Atwood is the world’s only hope. But Xander bears a secret, one that may bring about the end of everything.

Marie Lu
Legend (Legend, Book 1)
Penguin (US & CA: 16th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbours. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Kelly Meding
Tempest (MetaWars, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US, UK & CA: 22nd April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Two months after the discovery of the powerful, non-Meta Recombinants, the former Rangers – Meta-powered humans dedicated to preserving the peace – have made no progress in uncovering the newcomers’ origins, or convincing the public to trust them. Newly powered Metas are popping up and causing trouble, while the former Banes – Metas who harm humans and create chaos – show no inclination that they even want to leave the island prison of Manhattan. With a presidential election looming, the hot political debate is all about Meta rights – and whether they deserve to have any. Still haunted by the murder of so many in the Meta War fifteen years earlier, Ethan “Tempest” Swift accepts an assignment in Manhattan, working with a team that’s interviewing Banes to determine which are still threats and which have reformed. But Ethan has a personal reason for going to the island as well. Armed with questions for the Bane who just might be his father, Ethan’s quest for answers is interrupted by an unexpected assault on the island. Forced to side with old enemies to uncover who’s responsible for the devastating attack, Ethan begins to question more than just his past – he questions his place in defending a world that sees him as its enemy.

Elizabeth Norris
Unraveling (Unraveling, Book 1)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 23rd April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Two days before the start of her junior year, Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed – as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from school Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And though it isn’t possible, she knows with every fibre of her being that Ben somehow brought her back to life. But her revival, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something – but to what? And as the clock ticks down, she realises that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets – and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

Elizabeth Norris
Unbreakable (Unraveling, Book 2)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 23rd April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but civilisation is slowly rebuilding, and life is starting to resume some kind of normalcy – until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up, asking for Janelle’s help. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human-trafficking ring – kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths. And Ben, with his unique abilities, is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days. When Janelle learns that someone she cares about – someone from her own world – has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realises that she’s in way over her head – and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

Rachel Caine
Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, Book 14)
Penguin Razorbill (AU: 24th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble… Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying goodbye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make.

Erica Hayes
Revelation (Seven Signs, Book 1)
Penguin Berkley (AU: 24th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Blind faith is for fools. That’s what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she’s going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city’s slums. She’s certain it’s not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease – until an angel appears in her morgue in a flash of glory. Luniel is not just a fallen angel. He’s a powerful warrior sworn to fight evil in hopes of a chance at redemption. He’s after the demon princes who are stealing the seven vials of holy wrath which, when perverted, will unleash eternal hell on earth. To stop the plague, Luniel needs Morgan’s help, and her faith. But Morgan believes science is their salvation. If the zombie plague is a demonic curse – and if Luniel is true – he’ll have to prove it. Even if he loses his heart to true love or his soul to hell…

Erica Hayes
Redemption (Seven Signs, Book 2)
Penguin Berkley (AU: 24th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

As a fallen angel, Japheth is determined to make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, the Prince of Thirst, there’s plenty to be done. But Japheth is after one vampire in particular – the one they call the Angel Slayer. Rose Harley never wanted to be a vampire, but the Prince of Thirst can turn even the kindest soul into a soldier of hell. Feeling abandoned by God, she stalks the West Village taking revenge on his angels – until she meets her match. When Japheth and Rose encounter each other, the battle is fierce and charged with desire. But when they discover a common enemy – the Prince of Thirst himself – they form a dangerous alliance that could either cost them their eternal lives, or spark a love more powerful than heaven or hell.

Becca Fitzpatrick
Finale (Hush Hush, Book 4)
Simon & Schuster (UK: 25th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean that they will always be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. But now they face their biggest challenge. Can their love survive a seemingly insurmountable divide – and, in the end, will there be enough trust left to rebuild what has been broken? The lines are drawn – but which sides are they on…?

Jill Hathaway
Imposter (Slide, Book 2)
HarperCollins (UK: 25th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Vee Bell has witnessed murder. She nearly died trying to track down the killer, all because of her secret condition. She’d tell her best friend Rollins but lately he seems more interested in his colleague Anna than her. Maybe she should confide in her long-lost aunt who’s turned up out of the blue? All of a sudden life is happening in reverse: Vee is waking up in weird places not knowing what she’s done. The only thing she’s sure of is that someone is messing with her. And when a prank goes horribly wrong, this time the hands with blood on them might be hers.

Gemma Malley
The Disappearances (Killables, Book 2)
Hachette Hodder & Stoughton (UK: 25th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

It’s been a year since Evie and Raffy escaped the controlling regime of the City, leaving Lucas behind to rebuild the ruins of the place they once called home. And Lucas knew that once he said goodbye, Evie would be lost to him forever… But the City soon finds itself plagued by another terrifying threat: the Disappearances: teenagers who have gone missing from within the City walls, apparently vanishing into thin air. With the City at stake, Lucas has no choice but to call on his old friends – even if seeing them together is more than he can bear.

A. A. Aguirre
Bronze Gods (Apparatus Infernum, Book 1)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He’s a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s all logic – and the division’s first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID. Then they’re assigned a potentially volatile case in which one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered – her body charred to cinders – Mikani and Ritsuko’s modus operandi is challenged as never before. It soon becomes clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it’s up to them to hunt him down. There’s a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything…

Kady Cross
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles, Book 2)
Harlequin Teen (US: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her “straynge band of mysfits” have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade – the dangerous device Jasper stole from him…for the life of the girl Jasper loves. One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei’s neck tightens. And tightens. From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens with supernatural abilities is on Jasper’s elusive trail. And they’re about to discover how far they’ll go for friendship. More than ever, Finley Jayne will rely on powerful English duke Griffin King to balance her dark magic with her good side. Yet Griffin is at war with himself over his secret attraction to Finley…and will risk his life and reputation to save her. Sam, more machine than man, finds his moody heart tested by Irish lass Emily – whose own special abilities are no match for the darkness she discovers on the streets. Now, to help those she’s come to care for so deeply, Finley Jayne must infiltrate a criminal gang. Only problem is, she might like the dark side a little too much…

Jordana Frankel
The Ward
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 30th April 2013)
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A catastrophic flood has washed out Manhattan, leaving the rivers polluted, and entire neighbourhoods underwater. Some areas are quarantined because of an outbreak of a deadly disease. The illness, known as the Blight, is killing sixteen-year-old Ren’s sister. Desperate to save her sister’s life, Ren agrees to lead a secret mission from the government to search for a cure. But her quest leads to a confounding mystery beneath the water and an unlikely friendship with a passionate scientist.

Colleen Hoover
This Girl (Slammed, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster Atria (US, UK & CA: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Slammed from Will’s point of view.

Karen Ann Hopkins
Belonging (Temptation, Book 2)
Harlequin Teen (US: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

I left everything I knew behind. But it was worth it. He was worth it. No one thought an ordinary girl like me would last two minutes living with the Amish, not even me. There are a lot more rules and a lot less freedom, and I miss my family and the life I once had. Worst of all, Noah and I aren’t even allowed to see each other. Not until I’ve proven myself. If I can find a way to make it work, we’ll be Noah & Rose together forever. But not everybody believes this is where I belong.

Caitlin Kittredge
Dark Days (Black London, Book 6)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Jack Winter and his girlfriend Pete Caldecott have encountered a lot of strange creatures in the Black – primordial demons, hungry ghosts, witch hunters, and the Prince of Hell himself, Belial. When Belial asks Jack for one last favour to help him keep his throne, Jack may have finally met his match because Belial’s rival is something that no one – human or demon – has ever seen before… There’s a revolution brewing in Hell, and Jack might be the only one who can stop Belial’s rival from ripping a hole between the Black and the mortal world – a catastrophe that could be worse than Armageddon. But to win, Jack will have to do the one thing he swore he never would: become a servant to the Morrigan, and risk losing everything he knows and loves…including Pete.

Sophie Littlefield
Rebirth (Aftertime, Book 2)
Harlequin Luna (US: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Civilisation has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back – she and Ruthie will be happy. Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence. Flesh-eating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass’s lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns. The survivalist community Cass has planted roots in is breaking apart, too. Its leader, Dor, implores Cass to help him recover his own lost daughter, taken by the totalitarian Rebuilders. And soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organisation promising humanity’s rebirth – at all costs. Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever.

Joan Frances Turner
Dust (Resurgam, Book 1)
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. And there are others – gangs of undead roaming the Indiana woods, fighting, hunting, hidden. But when a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must decide whether to stay and fight or flee to survive…

Rachel Vincent
Oath Bound (Unbound, Book 3)
Harlequin Mira (US: 30th April 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage – including a rare Skill – and take the reins of the TowerSyndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt. Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He’s fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he’d never realised just how close to the new heir he needed to get… Neither is used to trusting. But there’s something between them that can’t be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can’t figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is…

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