August 2016 Releases

Done with July 2016 Releases? Here are August 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews: Broken Glass: 28th February 2017: Buy (US)
Madeline Ashby: reV: 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: RISE (paperback): 31st January 2017: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: THE TURN: 7th February 2017: Buy (US)
S. F. Henson: DEVILS WITHIN: 7th March 2017: Buy (US)
Marissa Meyer: STARS ABOVE (paperback): 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Stephenie Meyer: THE CHEMIST: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Madeleine Roux: ESCAPE FROM ASYLUM (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Diana Rowland: WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE UNCHAINED: 4th April 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: THE HUNT (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)

26th July 2016 Releases

Harlequin, you need to get your release dates co-ordinated. Amazon says you have books out on July 26th (today), yet your website lists those same books as out on August 1st. Grr… I’ll be including those books on my August lists, so hopefully the authors don’t think I’m ignoring their books because your website isn’t accurate.

Ahem. Happy Release Day to:

Megan Abbott
You Will Know Me
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 26th July 2016); Pan Macmillan Picador (AU: 26th July 2016)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

How far will you go to achieve a dream? That’s the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits – until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumours swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers – about her daughter’s fears, her own marriage, and herself – forces Katie to consider whether there’s any price she isn’t willing to pay to achieve Devon’s dream.

V. C. Andrews [also published as Virginia Andrews]
Whitefern (Audrina, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (US, UK, CA, & AU: 26th July 2016)
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Audrina remembers a better time, when her husband, Arden, was a young man with a heart filled with devotion for her. He didn’t used to be this ambitious, expansive…this cruel. But then, the death of Audrina’s father changed a great many things. When the reading of her father’s will reveals that Audrina herself will control fifty-one percent of the family brokerage – the halls of Whitefern again don’t feel safe. Arden’s protestations become frantic, nearly violent. And while Audrina didn’t anticipate running the family business, she’s curious to do so. And she can’t help but wonder what had made her father change his will at the last minute? What did he know about Arden that she didn’t? Trapped in the middle of it all: her fragile, simple sister – the beautiful, trusting Sylvia. Audrina promised her father she’d watch over the young woman. But after years of relative quiet, the dark days of Whitefern may have returned…

21st July 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Deidre Knight
Butterfly Tattoo (Ultimate Edition)
TKA Distribution (US: 21st July 2016)
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The new and expanded ultimate edition. Includes an exclusive “Dear Reader” letter from Deidre, new reader discussion questions, and some of Deidre’s blogs discussing the writing of the book and its impact on LGBT fiction. You never know where love will find you. Michael Warner had never been with a man before, until the night Alex Richardson turned his world upside down with a single kiss. Together they shared a home, and a daughter, until a drunk driver brought an end to their Happily Ever After. A year later, Michael is still drowning in grief when fate throws him a lifeline in the form of Rebecca O’Neill, a powerhouse producer with a collection of skeletons piled just as high as his own. How could anyone ever love this face? That’s what Rebecca thinks every time she looks in the mirror. Once she was Hollywood’s favourite “It Girl” and every man’s fantasy. Now, a jagged slash serves as a daily reminder of the attack that destroyed her dreams, and nearly took her life. But, when Michael is called to her office to fix a power outage, the sound of the rugged electrician’s voice stirs feelings of desire she thought were lost forever. And, when the lights come up, she sees a pain as familiar as her own behind his haunted brown eyes. With each kiss, Rebecca mends a piece of Michael’s shattered heart. And with each touch, he reminds her of how beautiful she was – and still is. But, no matter how carefully they tiptoe around the landmines of the past, it’s just a matter of time before unfinished business and a bombshell revelation test the limits of their new and fragile love.

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19th July 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Carrie Jones
Flying (Flying, Book 1)
Macmillan Tor (US: 19th July 2016)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

People have always treated seventeen-year-old Mana as someone in need of protection. She’s used to being coddled, being an only child, but it’s hard to imagine anything could ever happen in her small-town, normal life. As her mother’s babying gets more stifling than ever, she’s looking forward to cheering at the big game and getting out of the house for a while. But that night, Mana’s life goes haywire. First, the hot guy she’s been crushing on at school randomly flips out and starts spitting acid during the game. Then they get into a knockdown, drag-out fight in the locker room, during which Mana finds herself leaping around like a kangaroo on steroids. As a flyer on the cheerleading squad, she’s always been a good jumper, but this is a bit much. By the time she gets home and finds her house trashed and an alien in the garage, Mana starts to wonder if her mother had her reasons for being overprotective. It turns out, Mana’s frumpy, timid mom is actually an alien hunter, and now she’s missing – taking a piece of technology with her that everyone wants their hands on, both human and alien. Now her supposed partner, a guy that Mana has never met or heard of (and who seems way too young and way too arrogant to be hunting aliens), has shown up, ordering Mana to come with him. Now, on her own for the first time, Mana will have to find a way to save her mother – and maybe the world – and hope she’s up to the challenge.

Beth Revis
A World Without You
Penguin Razorbill (US: 19th July 2016)
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Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.” At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time – that he somehow left her in the past, and now it’s his job to save her.

Laurie Faria Stolarz
Return to the Dark House (Dark House, Book 2)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 19th July 2016)
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Ivy Jensen survived the Dark House once, but can she make it out a second time? Two months have passed since Ivy narrowly escaped the Nightmare Elf’s grip, but the memories of Parker, Natalie, Shayla, Frankie, and Garth continue to haunt her. Their killer is still out there – somewhere. The police trail has gone cold, though, and it’s up to Ivy to piece together the clues to find him. When a cryptic video arrives in her inbox, Ivy soon finds herself back in the spotlight, this time on a twisted scavenger hunt through the dark, ancient halls of a long-forgotten Gothic school building. Ivy’s not alone, either. Taylor Monroe has returned to the scene. But can Taylor be trusted? Or is she another pawn in the Nightmare Elf’s deadly game?

Rachel Vincent
The Stars Never Rise
Random House Ember (US & CA: 19th July 2016)
Review
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When sixteen-year-old Nina Kane discovers that her sister, Mellie, is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble. To save her sister, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive and rogue exorcist with deep green eyes and a penchant for hoodies. What they’ll do together might just keep them all alive, stop the Church, and change the face of the world. Holy hellfire indeed.

18th July 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kelly Meding
Oracle
Smedge Press (US: 18th July 2016)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Dr. Dean Frey is a man of science. His lifelong desire to create a better future for mankind has led him to the prestigious, and highly mysterious, Wilderness Institute of Scientific Research & Technology, as the head of their Robotics Engineering department. Building on the research and designs of others before him, Dean’s own genius culminates in the successful creation of Anthony – the first fully-automated, free-thinking android prototype. And now Wilderness wants to sell Anthony to the military. Unwilling to allow his achievement to become weaponised, Dean reaches out to a former Wilderness employee with the resources to help him steal Anthony and relocate them both to safety. He’s put into contact with the very secretive Nick and Olivia, who ask for one simple thing in return: trust us, no matter what you see or hear. Blind trust isn’t in Dean’s cautious nature, but he has no other choice. For telekinetic Olivia, rescuing a fellow Psion from a life of imprisonment and experimentation is one of her favourite things. Being paid is nice, but she’ll do the job for free, if it means giving Wilderness the finger. When Olivia’s reclusive mentor solicits her and her telepathic partner Nick’s help in smuggling a very special Project out of Wilderness, they jump at the chance to infiltrate their former home and do some internal damage to the institute that created them. With their combined knowledge of the facility, breaking Anthony out of Wilderness should have been easy – but Olivia learned a long time ago to never underestimate her enemies, or the lengths they’ll go to retrieve what’s theirs. And this time, the price for stealing the Project may be more than she’s willing to pay.