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8th April 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kelley Armstrong
Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, Book 1)
HarperCollins (US: 8th April 2014); Hachette Little, Brown Atom (UK & AU: 8th April 2014); Random House Doubleday (CA: 8th April 2014)
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In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned. Only this year, the souls will not be quieted. Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court – one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

Kristi Helvig
Burn Out
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 8th April 2014)
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Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth’s final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns “red giant,” but discovers her fellow survivors are even more deadly than the hostile environment. Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone – her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun – one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in. When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora’s fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honouring her father’s request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

Marie Lu
Prodigy (Legend, Book 2)
Penguin (US & CA: 8th April 2014)
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June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request – June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. But as June realises this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood – what if the Patriots are wrong?

Saundra Mitchell
The Elementals (The Vespertine, Book 3)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (8th April 2014)
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Kate Witherspoon has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents. In 1917, the new art form of the motion picture is changing entertainment – and Kate is determined to become a director. Meanwhile, midwestern farm boy Julian Birch has inherited the wanderlust that fueled his parents’ adventures. A childhood bout with polio has left him crippled, but he refuses to let his disability define him. Strangers driven by a shared vision, Kate and Julian set out separately for Los Angeles. When they finally meet, the teenage runaways realise their true magical legacy: the ability to triumph over death, over time. But as their parents before them learned, all magic comes with a price.

Dani Worth
Origin (Kithran Regenesis, Book 4)
Samhain (US: 8th April 2014)
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After fourteen torturous years as a slave on a galaxy roving entertainment ship, Siri carries only vague memories of parents who loved her, Gwinarian food, and her beautiful home planet of Kithra. When two space pirates burst into her owner’s room, the choice they offer her is all too easy: stay and face government questioning about the two intruders, or take a chance and go with them. Claybourne and Anders had planned to help expose the pleasure ship owner’s involvement in Kithra’s destruction. But when they happen upon Siri, saving one of the last – and most beautiful – of the Gwinarian race takes precedence. Siri tastes freedom long denied…and temptation to succumb to the deep sexual tension vibrating between her and her two liberators. Clay and Anders take pleasure in letting her take the lead in rediscovering the power of intimacy. But there are more secrets to uncover, and Siri senses that the closer they come to the truth, the closer she comes to the most painful choice of all – to let her pirate lovers go.

11 New Covers (Armstrong, Elliott, Hart, Jones, Koch, Littlefield, McGarry, Moss, Reisz, Stiefvater)

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April 2014 Releases

Done with March 2014 Releases? Here are April 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: OTHERWORLD NIGHTS: 28th October 2014: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE NATURALS (paperback): 7th October 2014: Buy (US)
Steve Bein: YEAR OF THE DEMON (paperback): 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)
Steve Bein: DISCIPLE OF THE WIND: 2nd December 2014: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: SNAKEROOT (paperback): 4th November 2014: Buy (US)
Alaya Dawn Johnson: LOVE IS THE DRUG: 30th September 2014: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: THE YOUNG ELITES: 7th October 2014: Buy (US)
Carrie Mesrobian: PERFECTLY GOOD WHITE BOY: 1st October 2014: Buy (US)
Devon Monk: HOUSE IMMORTAL: 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)
Elizabeth Norris: UNBREAKABLE (paperback): 11th November 2014: Buy (US)
Cherie Priest: MAPLECROFT: 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)

[REVIEW] Wild Justice – Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong
Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford, Book 3)
Penguin Plume (US: 26th November 2013); Hachette Little, Brown Sphere (UK: 26th November 2013; AU: December 2013); Random House Vintage (CA: 26th November 2013)
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The third and final Nadia Stafford novel starts strongly with a fabulous premise. The preceding books in the trilogy don’t really work for me, so Wild Justice‘s revelatory beginning seems like a major upswing.

Until a romance stuffs it all up.

Okay, it’s not the romance itself that’s problematic, but rather the way it’s handled.

They decide to keep it secret.

It’s not like either party is seeing anyone else, but they don’t want the ex to find out, in case he chucks a tantrum and won’t help out at work.

And that’s when my four-star expectations slipped to three. Disappointing.

5 New Covers (Armstrong, Arthur, McGarry, Stiefvater)

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15th December 2013 Releases

Kelley Armstrong [Dust jacket & interior illustrations by Xaviere Daumarie]
Brazen (Otherworld, Novella)
Subterranean (US: 15th December 2013)
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Nick Sorrentino knows everyone in the supernatural world considers him the Pack’s playboy, the pretty but not very useful werewolf whose only reputation involves his amorous exploits. Usually, Nick couldn’t care less what anyone outside the Pack thinks of him. But when it affects his hunt for Malcolm Danvers, a psychotic bogeyman from the Pack’s past, it matters. Necessity forces Nick to team up with mercenary half-demon Vanessa Callas to run Malcolm to ground in Detroit. Together, they discover Malcolm is more deadly than ever. And he wants to play. It’s time for Nick to prove he’s not just a lover. He’s a fighter.

26th November 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kelley Armstrong
Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford, Book 3)
Penguin Plume (US: 26th November 2013); Hachette Little, Brown Sphere (UK: 26th November 2013); Random House Vintage (CA: 26th November 2013)
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Protect the innocent. If there is any one principle that drives hit-woman Nadia Stafford it’s this. When she was 13 she failed to protect her older cousin Amy from being raped and murdered. Now, she fails again, disastrously, when she botches a hit on a man who’s been beating his wife. Before she’s had a chance to fix things, the wife is murdered and Nadia plunges into despair. To help her find equilibrium again, her mentor, Jack, brings her a gift: the location and new identity of the serial predator that killed her cousin. Vengeance, justice? With the predator in her sights, nothing seems more right, more straightforward, more simple. But fierce as Nadia is, she is shaken to the core by what she discovers about the real events of her past. The wounds inscribed on her soul during the long night when her cousin was killed have shaped her, and justice is wild indeed.

Katie McGarry
Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, Book 3)
Harlequin (US & UK: 26th November 2013)
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The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life – that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker – a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind. Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks – no matter how angelic she might look. But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.

Joan Frances Turner
Frail (Dust, Book 2)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 26th November 2013)
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Since a devastating, morphing plague swept through human and zombie populations, almost everyone who survived is an “ex” these days. Ex-human. Ex-zombie. Both creatures crave flesh, have the strength and speed of predators – and are seemingly immortal. Pierced skin and broken bones mend, but their all-consuming hunger never dies… Amy is the only purely human survivor from her town: a frail. For a girl used to going it alone, trusting anyone isn’t easy, but Amy will have to. She has secrets from her past she can’t afford to face by herself, and secrets in her future that will cost her just about everything – including her humanity…

December 2013 Releases

Done with November 2013 Releases? Here are December 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: VISIONS: 19th August 2014: Buy (US)
Rachel Caine: DAYLIGHTERS (paperback): 1st April 2014: Buy (US)
Francesca Haig: THE FIRE SERMON: 4th February 2015: Buy (UK)
Kim Harrison: THE UNDEAD POOL (paperback): 29th July 2014: Buy (US)
Megan Hart & Sarah Morgan: TANGLED UP: 27th May 2014: Buy (US)
Herman Koch: SUMMER HOUSE WITH SWIMMING POOL: 3rd June 2014: Buy (US)
Nichola Reilly: DROWNED: 24th June 2014: Buy (US)
Kat Richardson: REVENANT: 5th August 2014: Buy (US)
Anna Schumacher: END TIMES: 20th May 2014: Buy (US)
Jessica Spotswood: SISTERS’ FATE: 14th August 2014: Buy (US)
Laurie Faria Stolarz: WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE: 22nd July 2014: Buy (US)
Susanne Winnacker: IMPOSTOR (paperback): 29th May 2014: Buy (US)
Dani Worth: SOLE SURVIVORS: 14th January 2014: Buy (US)