November 2011 Releases

Done with October 2011 Releases? Here are November 2011 Releases. To see future titles, check Reading Wishlist.

Rachel Caine
Last Breath (Morganville Vampires, Book 11)
Penguin NAL (US & CA: 1st November 2011); Allison & Busby (UK: 1st November 2011)
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There is a question Claire has long been asking: why do vampires live so far out in a sunny desert when they’re sensitive to sunlight? The reason doesn’t have to do with sunlight but water – and an ancient enemy who has finally found a way to invade the vampires’ landlocked community. Vampires aren’t the top predator on earth. There’s something worse that preys on them…something much worse. Which means if Claire, and Morganville, want to live, they will have to fight on to the last breath.

Ally Condie
Crossed (Matched, Book 2)
Penguin (US, CA, AU: 1st November 2011; UK: 24th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky – taken by the Society to his certain death – only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander – who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart – change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

Lauren Dane
Heart of Darkness (Bound by Magick, Book 1)
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 1st November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Meriel Owen, next in line to control the largest organisation of witches in the country, is asked to investigate the owner of a notorious club reportedly siphoning magic from the font of the Clan. It’s a direct violation of the Clan Code of Conduct, but one look at Dominic Bright and Meriel’s willing to make a deal. One taste of the sexually feral outlaw witch, and she’s eager to go further: he’s her bond mate, a legal conduit into the world of Clan witches and their magic. Playing by the rules isn’t Dominic’s style, but bonding with Meriel – night after explosive night – is. However, Meriel has unwittingly invited someone else into her world: Dominic’s mother, a dangerous and poisonously influential magic addict whose lust for death and power corrupts all she touches. Now her shadow is closing in on Meriel, her Clan, and the man Meriel loves, and it’s casting them all into the inescapable heart of darkness.

Jeaniene Frost
One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress, Book 6)
HarperCollins Avon (AU: 1st November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Having narrowly averted an (under)World War, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’s voodoo queen just keeps on giving – leading to a personal favour that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity – forever. But one wrong step and they’ll be digging their own graves.

Rebecca Lim
Muse (Mercy, Book 3)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Mercy is an angel, exiled from heaven, and when she wakes in the body of nineteen-year-old Irina, Mercy discovers that she’s one of the world’s most infamous supermodels on the verge of a very public breakdown. Against the glamorous background of Milan’s opulent fashion world, Mercy continues her increasingly desperate search for Ryan Daley, the mortal boy she remembers falling for in a past life. But, this time, Mercy’s memories and powers are growing ever stronger – and she begins to doubt the pleas of her dream lover, Luc, as more of her mysterious past is revealed by beings both celestial and demonic. Are Luc’s desires as selfless as her own or does he want her for a more terrifying purpose? The grand scale celestial battle for Mercy’s soul builds to an incredible stormy crescendo as archangels and demons clash in a cataclysmic showdown that not all will survive…

Caragh M. O’Brien
Prized (Birthmarked, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (AU: 1st November 2011; UK: 10th November 2011); Macmillan (US: 8th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Having escaped from the corrupt Enclave, Gaia ventures into the wasteland with her baby sister, Maya, hoping to find a settlement that’s rumoured to lie in the Dead Forest. After days of travelling, Gaia is close to death when Peter, a ranger from the mysterious village of Sylum, finds her and takes her back with him. Gaia soon realises that Sylum has as many strict laws as the Enclave she fled from, but when Maya is taken from her by the ruthless village leader, the Matrarc, Gaia is forced to stay and submit to their strict social code, or risk losing her sister forever. But Sylum is in trouble. The population is falling and the amount of women dwindling dramatically, and with a deadly fever affecting striking down anyone who tries to leave, the future is bleak for the village. Desperate to escape with her sister, Gaia is determined to uncover the secrets of the village, whatever it takes. And when Leon is captured too, Gaia is faced with another tough choice between the boy who captured her heart in the Enclave, and Peter, for whom she can’t deny her growing feelings. But when the decisions you make affect the lives of everyone around you, how can you be sure you’re making the right choices?

Lili St. Crow
Reckoning (Strange Angels, Book Number 5)
Penguin (US & CA: 1st November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru. She’s battled killer zombies, jealous djamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a full-fledged svetocha – rare, beautiful, and toxic to all vampires – the worst is yet to come. Because getting out alive is going to cost more than she’s ever imagined. And in the end, is survival really worth the sacrifice?

Rachel Vincent
Blood Bound (Unbound, Book 1)
Mills & Boon Mira (AU: 1st November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Most can’t touch the power, but Liv Warren is special. A paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood, Liv makes her own rules and the most important one is trust no one. When her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the young girl. And thanks to a childhood oath, she can’t rest until the child is home safe. Except that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her. Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner, every touch and every kiss… But more blood will be spilled before it’s over…

Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me
HarperCollins (CA: 2nd November 2011; US: 15th November 2011); Allen & Unwin (AU: 26th November 2011)
Review
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No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time – and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever.

Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, Book 1)
Hachette Little, Brown Piatkus (UK & AU: 3rd November 2011); Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 29th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Private investigator Charlotte Davidson was born with three things: looks; a healthy respect for the male anatomy; and the rather odd job title of grim reaper. Since the age of five, she has been helping the departed solve the mysteries of their deaths so they can cross. Thus, when three lawyers from the same law firm are murdered, they come to her to find their killer. In the meantime, Charley’s dealing with a being more powerful – and definitely sexier – than any spectre she’s ever come across before. With the help of a pain-in-the-ass skip tracer, a dead pubescent gangbanger named Angel, and a lifetime supply of sarcasm, Charley sets out to solve the highest profile case of the year and discovers that dodging bullets isn’t nearly as dangerous as falling in love.

Brenna Yovanoff
The Space Between [also published as Smoulder]
Penguin (US: 14th November 2011; CA: 15th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped – and Daphne realises she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie’s whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.

Heather Davis
Wherever You Go
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 15th November 2011)
Review
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Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. But she has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, trying to get close to Holly – but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. As their uncertain new relationship progresses, the past comes back to haunt Holly and Jason. Her Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?

Bree Despain
The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine, Book 2)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 22nd November 2011)
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.

J. N. Duncan
The Vengeful Dead (Deadworld, Book 2)
Penguin Kensington (AU: 28th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Jackie Rutledge just can’t put her past to rest. Her Bureau partner is dead, but not gone. And her sanity is becoming as fragile as her career. Worst of all, a wrenching journey into Deadworld has given her unwanted new abilities – and exhuming memories she hoped to keep buried… Now a merciless force capable of possessing humans is on a killing spree, destroying the guilty and innocent alike. It isn’t long before Jackie is a prime suspect, struggling to stay two steps ahead of her savvy new partner, and her undead P.I. and paramour, Nick. But to clear her name, she’ll have to take on her greatest challenge yet: confronting an inner darkness as inescapable as the one she hunts – and capable of annihilating more than her soul…

Marie Lu
Legend (Legend, Book 1)
Penguin (AU: 28th November 2011; US, UK, CA: 29th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America’s two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history…Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake sector, fifteen-year old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family’s door with an X – the sign of infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Day has no choice; he must steal it. Born to an elite family in the wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic’s most promising prodigy. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country – until the day her brother Metias is murdered during a break-in at the plague hospital. Only one person could be responsible. Day. And now it’s June’s mission to hunt him down. The truth they’ll uncover will become legend.

Michelle Rowen & Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide
Penguin (AU: 28th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Discover the history of St. Vladimir’s Academy, explore the dark psychology behind Rose and Lissa’s spirit bond, and find out even more illicit secrets about Moroi society.

Joan Frances Turner
Dust (Resurgam, Book 1)
Penguin (AU: 28th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After she was buried, Jessie awoke. She tore the earth and arose, reborn, a zombie. Her gang is the Fly-by-Nights. They roam the dark places humans have learned to avoid. She’s in love with Joe, a maggot-infested corpse. They fight, hunt, dance together as one – something humans can never understand. But now, Jessie and the Fly-by-Nights see new creatures in the woods – things neither human nor zombie. A strange new illness is causing the undead to become more alive and the living to teeter on the brink of death. As bits and pieces of the truth fall around Jessie, like the flesh off her bones, she’ll have to choose between looking away or staring down the madness – and hanging onto everything she calls life…

Beth Revis
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, Book 1)
Penguin (US & CA: 29th November 2011)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to awaken on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed‘s scheduled landing, Amy’s cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed. Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed‘s passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed‘s hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

3 responses to “November 2011 Releases

  1. Oh, I can’t wait for Crossed!

  2. Yeah, but I kind of forgot it was coming out and ordered a few others instead. One of the sisters has a job now, I can probably convince her to buy it and then let me borrow it!

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