April 2010 Releases

Done with March 2010 Releases? Here are April 2010 Releases. To look into the future, check Reading Wishlist.

Kylie Chan
White Tiger (Dark Heavens, Book 1)
HarperCollins Angry Robot (UK: 1st April 2010; CA: 7th April 2010; US: 27th April 2010)
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Emma Donahue went to Hong Kong to become a nanny to John Chen’s daughter. But John’s world is different, and he is no ordinary businessman – all the gods, demons and dragons in hell want him dead. And though she doesn’t know it, Emma holds the power to save them all…

Kylie Chan
Red Phoenix (Dark Heavens, Book 2)
HarperCollins Angry Robot (UK: 1st April 2010)
Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When Emma became nanny to John Chen’s daughter, she never expected to be caring for the child of a Chinese god, or that all the demons in hell would want him dead. Now she’s in love with John, and they are hunted from China to Europe by a race of demons. But who are the real pawns in this deadly celestial game?

Kylie Chan
Blue Dragon (Dark Heavens, Book 3)
HarperCollins Angry Robot (UK: 1st April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Emma’s beloved, John Chen, is a 3000-year-old Chinese god. He is becoming weaker by the day in his battle to protect her and his daughter from the Demons who pursue them relentlessly. But it is Emma who is nagged by doubts about her own nature, and must find the courage to save them all…

Susan Beth Pfeffer
This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 1st April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbours are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

Maria V. Snyder
Inside Out
Harlequin Teen (US: 1st April 2010)
Review
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I’m Trella. I’m a scrub. One of thousands who work in the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. The Trava family who rules our world from their spacious Upper levels wants us to be docile and obedient, like sheep. To insure we behave, they send the Pop Cops to police us. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? Not like it’s all that dangerous – the only neck at risk is my own. Until a lower level prophet claims a Gateway to Outside exists. And guess who he wants to steal into the Upper levels to get the proof? You’re right. Me. I alone know every single duct, pipe, corridor, shortcut, hole and ladder of Inside. It’s suicide plain and simple. But guess who can’t let a challenge like that go unanswered? Right again. Me. I should have just said no…

Robin Wasserman
Crashed (Skinned, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (UK: 1st April 2010)
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Before the accident, Lia Kahn was happy. Before the accident, Lia Kahn was loved. Lia was a lot of things before…She was normal, alive…and human. But Lia no longer believes in before. Six months after the crash that killed her, six months after being reborn, Lia has finally accepted her new reality. She is a machine, a mech, and she belongs with her own kind. It’s a wild and carefree life, without rules and without fear. Because there’s nothing to fear when you have nothing left to lose. But when a voice from her past cries out for revenge, everything changes and Lia is forced to choose between her old life and her new one. How many people – mechs and human – is Lia willing to hurt to protect her freedom? And how far is she willing to go to protect the people she loves?

Gayle Ann Williams
Tsunami Blue
Dorchester Love Spell (US: 1st April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

With her badass rain boots, her faithful dog, and the ability to predict the monster tsunamis that have reduced the US to a series of islands, Kathryn O’Malley isn’t afraid of much. Cut off from all society, she takes to the airwaves as Tsunami Blue, hoping to save something of humanity as the world around her crumbles. But Blue should be afraid – because her message reaches the wrong ears. Now she’s the target of ruthless pirates known as Runners who want to use her special talents for their own profiteering – as soon as they can find her. Blue’s only shot at survival lies with the naked stranger who washes up on her rocky beach. A man who might just be working for Runners himself. Torn between suspicion and attraction, the two will have to navigate a surging tide of danger and deceit if they hope to stay alive.

Carrie Jones
Captivate (Need Pixies, Book 2)
Bloomsbury (UK: 5th April 2010)
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Zara and her friends knew they hadn’t solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king’s needs grow deeper every day he’s stuck in captivity, while his control over his people becomes weaker. It’s made him vulnerable. And now there’s a new king in town. A turf war is imminent. The new pixie king is moving in quickly. He swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he’s one of the good guys. Zara isn’t so sure. Despite herself, she wants to trust the new king, but there’s a lot more than her relationship with boyfriend Nick at stake. It’s her life – and his.

Ann Aguirre
Hell Fire (Corine Solomon, Book 2)
Penguin Roc (US & CA: 6th April 2010)
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As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and know its history. It’s too bad she can’t seem to forget her own. With her ex-boyfriend Chance in tow – lending his own supernatural brand of luck – Corine journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia, in order to discover the truth behind her mother’s death and the origins of “gift”. But while trying to uncover the secrets in her past, Corine and Chance find that something is rotten in the state of Georgia. Inside Kilmer’s borders there are signs of a dark curse affecting the town and all its residents – and it can only be satisfied with death…

Kelley Armstrong
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, Book 3)
HarperCollins (US: 6th May 2010); Hachette Orbit (UK: 6th May 2010); Random House Doubleday (CA: 6th May 2010)
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Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, Chloe happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be “cursed”?) friends are now running for their lives from the evil corporation that created them. As if that’s not enough, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she’s leaning towards the werewolf…Definitely not normal.

Richelle Mead
Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, Book 4)
Penguin (US & CA: 6th April 2010)
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The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them…including Dimitri. He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa – the one she has sworn to protect no matter what – and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?

Sara Creasy
Song of Scarabaeus
HarperCollins Eos (CA: 7th April 2010; US: 27th April 2010)
Review
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Trained since childhood in advanced biocyph seed technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, Edie’s mission is to terraform alien worlds while her masters bleed the outlawed Fringe populations dry. When renegade mercenaries kidnap Edie, she’s not entirely sure it’s a bad thing…until they leash her to a bodyguard, Finn – a former freedom fighter-turned-slave, beaten down but never broken. If Edie strays from Finn’s side, he dies. If she doesn’t cooperate, the pirates will kill them both. But Edie’s abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn as her only ally as the merciless Crib closes in, she’ll have to prove it or die on the site of her only failure…a world called Scarabaeus.

Jeaniene Frost
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 1)
Hachette Gollancz (UK: 8th April 2010)
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Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of those deadbeats is her father – the guy responsible for ruining her mother’s life. But when she’s captured by Bones, a bounty hunter and a vampire, she finds herself forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for his help in finding her father, and still astonished she hasn’t ended up as his dinner, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. But that’s not all Bones has to show her – Cat’s starting to believe maybe vampires aren’t all evil after all, especially ones as cute as Bones. She’s half-convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as confident kick-ass demon hunter Cat finds herself, and Bones, hotly pursued by a band of killers. She’s is going to have to pick a side – and fast…

Carrie Ryan
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2)
Hachette Gollancz (UK & AU: 8th April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She’s content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she’s ever known and, and all she needs for happiness. But life after the Return is never safe and there are threats even the Barrier can’t hold back. Gabry’s mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but, like the dead in their world, secrets don’t stay buried. And now, Gabry’s world is crumbling. One night beyond the Barrier…One boy Gabry’s known forever and one veiled in mystery…One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother’s past.

Heather Davis
The Clearing
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Graphia (US: 12th April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school. Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist – Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him. But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known – but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence.

Kelley Armstrong
Tales of the Otherworld/Tales from the Otherworld (Anthology)
Random House (US & CA: 13th April 2010); Hachette Orbit (UK & AU: 13th April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

A young vampire learns the heavy price of his new existence; black witch Eve Levine meets Kristof Nast, her soul mate and her nemesis; Lucas Cortez, lawyer, sorcerer and unwilling heir to his father’s Cabal, sets out on a case that will change his destiny; Paige Winterbourne discovers just how fraught a white (witch) wedding can be and Elena Michaels begins her unwitting journey to a new life – as the only female werewolf in the world…

Rachel Caine
Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires, Book 8)
Penguin Signet (US & CA: 27th April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big-time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs – which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he’s been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael’s all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell…

Lori Devoti
Amazon Queen (Amazon Ink, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (US & CA: 27th April 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Amazon queen Zery Kostovska has never questioned tribe traditions. After all, these rules have kept the tribe strong for millennia and enabled them to live undetected, even in modern-day America. Zery is tough, fair, commanding – the perfect Amazon leader. At least, she was. A new high priestess with a penchant for secrecy and technology is threatening Zery’s rule. Plus, with the discovery of the Amazon sons, males with the same skills as their female counterparts, even Zery can’t deny that the tribe must change. But how? Some want to cooperate with the sons. Others believe brutal new leadership is needed – and are willing to kill to make it happen. Once, Zery’s word was law. Now, she has no idea who to trust, especially with one powerful Amazon son making her question all her instincts. For Zery, tribe comes first, but the battle drawing near is unlike any she’s faced before…and losing might cost her both the tribe and her life.

Laura Bickle
Embers (Lantern, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (UK: 29th April 2010)
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Unemployment, despair, anger – visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya – who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern – suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya – with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team – can stop it. Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced.

Kat Falls
Dark Life
Simon & Schuster (UK: 29th April 2010)
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Ty has lived under the ocean for his entire life. Following global warming and the rise of the seas, his family joined an underwater community in hopes of living in the new frontier of the ocean floor. But When Ty meets Gemma, a girl from “topside”, who is searching the seas for her brother, she quickly makes his life very complicated. Together Ty and Gemma face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town’s rough underworld as they search for her missing brother. But the deeper they dig, the more attention they attract, and soon Ty and Gemma find themselves being hunted by a gang of outlaws who roam the underwater territories causing havoc, and who seem to have eerie abilities. But Ty has a secret of his own; living underwater for his entire life has meant he has also developed a “special” power. Can he keep it a secret from Gemma and his family or is it time for him to finally tell everyone the truth?

Kim Harrison
Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, Book 8)
HarperCollins Voyager (UK: 29th April 2010)
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Having barely escaped being skewered by the criminal vampire overlord of Cincinnati, Rachel now has even bigger problems to contend with. The demon, Algaliarept, although banished back into the everafter, has infected others of his kind with his interest in a witch who can channel demon magic. Rachel soon finds herself with not one but three hellions on her tail; and one of them is even crazier and more dangerous than all the fairy assassins, weres and vampires on the planet.

Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, Book 2)
Harlequin Teen (AU: April 2010)
Review
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When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies. So when teen pop star, Eden, croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul. The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune, ending up with eternity in the Netherworld – a consequence they can’t possibly understand. Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk…

4 responses to “April 2010 Releases

  1. How unfair. I want the UK cover of “Tales”. So much cooler than the US version.

    Also – I know a girl who looks oddly like the model for “Amazon Queen.” (It’s not her, though. She’s not the type to have the confidence for that kind of photo-shoot, I suspect. Nor does she have that kind of body. πŸ˜‰ )

    • BookDepository.co.uk – The UK TALES is a paperback, so it’s likely cheaper than the American hardcover. Plus, FREE WORLDWIDE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE. How can you resist? πŸ˜‰

  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Tez! πŸ™‚

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