September 2013 Releases

Done with August 2013 Releases? Here are September 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Janet Edwards
Earth Star (Earth Girl, Book 2)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st September 2013; CA: 24th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an “ape” – a “throwback” – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else. Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?

Becca Fitzpatrick
Finale (Hush Hush, Book 4)
Simon & Schuster (AU: 1st September 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?

Laura Bickle
The Outside (The Hallowed Ones, Book 2)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 3rd September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After a plague of vampires was unleashed in the world, Katie was kicked out of the safe haven of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. She enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two friends and a horse by her side. And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. But can they be trusted, and are they even people at all?

Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Hachette (US & UK: 3rd September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

Sean Cummings
Student Bodies (Poltergeeks, Book 2)
Strange Chemistry (CA: 3rd September 2013; UK: 5th September 2013; US: 17th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Whoever said being a teenage witch would be easy? For fifteen-year-old Julie Richardson and the city’s resident protector from supernatural evil, the Left Hand Path doesn’t give a damn if you’ve found true love for the first time in your life. There’s someone lurking the halls of Crescent Ridge High School with enough malice to unleash an epidemic of Soul Worms – supernatural larvae that feed on the very fabric of a victim’s humanity. After witnessing the death of one of the most popular kids at school, Julie and über-genius boyfriend Marcus find themselves in a race against time to find out who is behind the attacks. All the evidence points to a horrifying plot at the City Weir during the Winter Solstice; the place where icy waters of the Bow River and a thunderous spillway will mean the deaths of more than a hundred of Julie’s classmates. If she has any hope of saving their lives, she’ll need a little help from a coven of white witches and an Aboriginal mage whose snarky attitude is matched only by her magical prowess.

Kass Morgan
The 100
Hachette (US: 3rd September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents – considered expendable by society – are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonise the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission. Clarke was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. Wells, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves – but will she ever forgive him? Reckless Bellamy fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And Glass managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth. Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.

Caragh M. O’Brien
Promised (Birthmarked, Book 3)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 3rd September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia’s absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what – or whom – she loves most?

Robin Wasserman
The Waking Dark
Hachette Little Brown Atom (UK & AU: 5th September 2013); Random House Knopf (US & CA: 10th December 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbours, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand…except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn’t even know why she killed – or whether she’ll do it again. Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander, Kansas – something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who’s not sure she deserves a life at all; and Ellie, who believes in sacrifice, fate, and in evil. Ellie, who always goes too far. They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their town – and in them.

Amanda Grace
The Truth About You & Me
Llewellyn Flux (US: 8th September 2013)
Review
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

On her first day at Green River Community College, Madelyn Hawkins meets Bennett Cartwright, her biology professor. He’s funny. He’s interested. And he has no idea that Madelyn is only sixteen. When they’re together, Madelyn feels more alive than she’s ever felt before. And she knows Bennett feels the same way. She also knows that if she tells him her real age, their relationship will be over. So Madelyn makes a simple decision. She won’t tell him.

Ilsa J. Bick
Monsters (Ashes, Book 3)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 10th September 2013); Quercus (UK: 26th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn’t get much worse – until the doctors found the monster in her head. She headed into the wilderness as a Alex is tough. She has survived the EMP blast, she has lived among the flesh-eating Changed, and she has been separated from Tom for months. And she hasn’t given up. But on the brink of starvation and in the grip of a winter that just won’t end, Alex discovers a new and terrible truth: The Changed are still evolving. And…they’ve had help.

Kathleen Peacock
Thornhill (Hemlock, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 10th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The ripple effect caused by Mac’s best friend Amy’s murder has driven Mac’s new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enrol in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumoured to be torturous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with barely sober pal Jason – and Amy’s all-seeing ghost – in tow. Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado – but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill – and realises that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.

Colleen Hoover
This Girl (Slammed, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster (UK: 12th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband; even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past.

Amy Christine Parker
Gated
Random House (AU: 15th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In the Community, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban development have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned: Pioneer is her leader. Will is her Intended. The end of the world is near. Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves and prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound’s underground fortress – the Silo. Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she’d rather think about a certain boy outside the development than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But as the end of days draws near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.

Kelley Armstrong, Christopher Golden, David Liss, & Jonathan Maberry
Four Summoner’s Tales (Anthology)
Simon & Schuster Gallery (US & CA: 17th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

What if the dead could be summoned from their graves – for a price? What if a quartet of storytellers took a stab at this deceptively simple idea – on a date? The answers lie here, as these writers accept the challenge and rise to the occasion – in four ways. It’s all in the execution…

Tracey Garvis Graves
Covet
Penguin Dutton (US: 17th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he’s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire’s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can’t weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely. Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July parade. When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they’re spending hours together. Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room. Daniel knows that Claire’s marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic. But it doesn’t take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she’ll never cross.

Kelly Keaton
The Wicked Within (Gods & Monsters, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 17th September 2013); Publisher (UK: Date); Publisher (CA: Date); Publisher (AU: Date)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. Her one lead sends her on a quest for the Hands of Zeus, an ancient relic last seen in the charge of New 2’s ruling elite, the Novem. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus – and Athena always gets what she wants. Before either can locate the Hands, the statue goes missing, and a trail of blood follows those who once protected the relic’s secrets. Ari knows that her city, her friends, Sebastian – her life – depend upon her finding the statue before Athena. And with rumours an ancient power is on the rise that may not be her only concern…

Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle, Book 2)
Scholastic (US: 17th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

Kat Zhang
Once We Were (Hybrid Chronicles, Book 2)
HarperCollins (US: 17th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Eva was never supposed to have survived this long. As the recessive soul, she should have faded away years ago. Instead, she lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls, but Eva and Addie escaped before the doctors could strip Eva’s soul away. Now fugitives, Eva and Addie find shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance. Surrounded by others like them, the girls learn how to temporarily disappear to give each soul some much-needed privacy. Eva is thrilled at the chance to be alone with Ryan, the boy she’s falling for, but troubled by the growing chasm between her and Addie. Despite clashes over their shared body, both girls are eager to join the rebellion. Yet as they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence, they start to wonder: How far are they willing to go to fight for hybrid freedom? Faced with uncertainty and incredible danger, their answers may tear them apart forever.

Megan Hart
Naked
Harlequin Spice (AU: 19th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

I didn’t think he wanted me. And I wasn’t about to get involved with him, not after what I’d heard. Alex Kennedy was tall, dark and unbearably hot, but I’ve been burned before. Maybe it was stupid of me to offer, but he needed a place to crash and I needed to pay the rent, but now he’s my tenant…with benefits. And now that we’ve crossed that line, I can’t seem to find my way back. But I can’t give my heart to a man who’s so…unconventional. His last relationship was with a married couple. It’s enough that my ex-fiancé preferred men – I won’t take that chance again no matter how much my body thrives on Alex’s touch. I can’t risk it, but I can’t resist it, either. Alex can be very convincing when he wants something. And he wants me.

S. A. Bodeen
The Fallout (The Compound, Book 2)
Macmillan Feiwel & Friends (US: 24th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Eli and his family lived in an underground shelter they called the Compound for six years. They thought they were the only survivors of a nuclear attack, but when Eli learned that it was all a twisted experiment orchestrated by his tech-visionary father, he broke the family out. His father died trying to keep them imprisoned. Now, the family must readjust to life in the real world. Their ordeal has made them so famous, they must stay in hiding – everyone from fatalists preparing for doomsday to the tabloid media wants a piece of them. Even worse, their father’s former adviser continues to control the company Eli and his twin brother are the heirs of. As Eli tries to determine who the family can trust, he learns the nightmare of the Compound – and his father’s experiment – might not be over.

Steven Brust & Skyler White
The Incrementalists
Macmillan Tor (US: 24th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The Incrementalists – a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories. Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else’s, has loved Celeste – and argued with her – for most of the last four hundred years. But now Celeste, recently dead, embittered, and very unstable, has changed the rules – not incrementally, and not for the better. Now the heart of the group must gather in Las Vegas to save the Incrementalists, and maybe the world.

Kat Falls
Inhuman
Scholastic (US: 24th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In the wake of a devastating biological disaster, the United States east of the Mississippi has been abandoned. Now called the Feral Zone, a reference to the virus that turned millions of people into bloodthirsty savages, the entire area is off-limits. The punishment for violating the border is death. Lane McEvoy can’t imagine why anyone would risk it. She’s grown up in the shadow of the great wall separating east from west, and she’s curious about what’s on the other side – but not that curious. Life in the west is safe and comfortable…just how she likes it. But Lane gets the shock of her life when she learns that someone close to her has crossed into the Feral Zone. And she has little choice but to follow. Lane travels east, completely unprepared for what she finds in the ruins of civilisation…and afraid to learn whether her humanity will prove her greatest strength or a fatal weakness.

Megan Hart
Stranger
Harlequin MIRA (US: 24th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

I pay strangers to sleep with me. I have my reasons…but they’re not the ones you’d expect. For starters, I’m a funeral director taking over my dad’s business. Not exactly the kind of person you’d expect to fork over cash for the intimacy and urgency only skin-to-skin contact can create. Looking at me, you wouldn’t have a clue I carry this little secret so close it creases up like the folds of a fan. Tight. Personal. Ready to unravel in the heat of the moment. Unsurprisingly, my line of work brings me face-to-face with loss. So I decided long ago that paying for sex would be one of the best (and most arousing) ways to save me from the one thing that would eventually cut far too deep. But Sam was a mistake. Literally. I signed on to “pick up” a stranger at a bar, but took Sam home instead. And now that I’ve felt his heat, his sweat and everything else, can I really go back to impersonal? Let’s just hope he never finds out about my other life…

Mindy McGinnis
Not a Drop to Drink
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 24th September 2013)
Review
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty or doesn’t leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, the night-time threats, and the gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it…

Michelle Rowen
Countdown
Harlequin Teen (US: 24th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Kira Jordan survived her family’s murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira’s psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan’s secrets prove ever more deadly, Kira’s only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can’t escape.

Gena Showalter
Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, Book 2)
Harlequin Teen (US: 24th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her…from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole’s secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking…and if she fails at a single task, they’re all doomed.

Rachel Caine
Terminated (Revivalist, Book 3)
Allison & Busby (UK: 26th September 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Already addicted to the pharmaceutical drug that keeps her body from decomposing, Bryn has to stop a secretive group of rich and powerful investors from eliminating the existing Returné addicts altogether. To ensure their plan to launch a new, military-grade strain of nanotech, the investors’ undead assassin – who just happens to be the ex-wife of Bryn’s lover Patrick – is on the hunt for anyone that stands in their way. And while Bryn’s allies aren’t about to go down without a fight, the secret she’s been keeping threatens to put those closest to her in even more danger. Poised to become a monster that her own side – and her own lover – will have to trap and kill, Bryn needs to find the cure to have any hope of preserving the lives of her friends, and her own dwindling humanity…

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