December 2010 Releases

Done with November 2010 Releases? Here are December 2010 Releases. To see further into the future, check Reading Wishlist.

Sophie McKenzie
Blood Ransom (Blood Ties, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (AU: 1st December 2010)
Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Clones Rachel and Theo now live thousands of miles apart. They keep in touch, but things just aren’t the same. When Rachel discovers that evil scientist Elijah is still working in secret for a section of the government and about to murder Daniel, she sets out to rescue the little boy, but her plans backfire with disastrous consequences. Across the Atlantic, Theo becomes suspicious when Rachel misses their weekly internet chat. He discovers a report online saying she’s killed herself and travels to Scotland to find her, certain that she has been kidnapped. A clue leads him to Elijah’s mysterious clinic, where the sinister Aphrodite Experiment is underway. But what is Elijah really planning? Why does he need to track Rachel down so badly? And will Rachel and Theo be able to pay the ultimate ransom that he demands?

Jessica Verday
The Haunted (The Hollow, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Children’s (AU: 1st December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with by the bridge where her best friend drowned – the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead – Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, determined to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into schoolwork, perfume-making and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be able to help her get over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey is never going to truly be able to move on from Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side: for Caspian is a Shade and Abbey is his destiny. The two are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and the famous legend that binds their fates – a legend whose true ending and dark truths they are only just beginning to guess…

Ally Condie
Matched
Penguin Razorbill (UK: 2nd December 2010; AU: 7th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he’s not. In Cassia’s society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that’s when her whole world begins to unravel…

Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6)
Penguin (US, UK, CA & AU: 7th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.

Dia Reeves
Bleeding Violet (Portero, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 7th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna’s tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home. But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she’s far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

Carrie Jones
Entice (Need Pixies, Book 3)
Bloomsbury Children’s (US: 14th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that’s not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he’s been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it’s taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there’s that other small problem: Zara’s been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn’t turned into just any pixie… She’s Astley’s queen.

Kim Harrison
Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, Book 8)
HarperCollins Eos (CA: 17th December 2010; US: 28th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter – and lived to tell the tale. But she’s never faced off against her own kind…until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment – her worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom. But trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and a lowlife ex-boyfriend-turned-thief.

Bree Despain
The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine, Book 2)
Egmont (US: 28th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot – a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble. Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities – not realising that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Catherine Fisher
Sapphique (Incarceron, Book 2)
Penguin Dial (US & CA: 28th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends are still captive? Can you be free if your world is frozen in time? Can you be free if you don’t even know who you are? Inside Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved? Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring destruction to the world? Inside. Outside. All seeking freedom. Like Sapphique.

Nancy Holzner
Hellforged (Deadtown, Book 2)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 28th December 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

A demon is stalking Vicky’s dreams – just as several of Deadtown’s zombies are viciously attacked and become really dead. And when Vicky realises she is the only connection between the victims, she suspects that the demon is somehow working through her dreams to become Deadtown’s living nightmare.

4 responses to “December 2010 Releases

  1. Ooh, December is going to be so fantastic! Thanks for reminding me about the Lost Saint–that one’s going on my Christmas wishlist too! I don’t think I can wait ’til for Last Sacrifice though–that’s a day-of-release buy!

  2. You’d think that there would be so much more new titles released in December with the whole shopping fest thing. Odd.

    • I’m sure there are many more books being released, but I only list the ones that I’m interested in – I’m selfish that way 😉 But yes, it’s shorter than my usual monthly lists.

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