May 2013 Releases

Done with April 2013 Releases? Here are May 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Kylie Chan
Dark Serpent (Celestial Battle, Book 1)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (Worldwide)

John and Emma head to Wales to try and work out who – or what – Emma is. But rather than providing a clear path to their long hoped-for marriage the answer could tear them apart forever. Emma will be forced to betray John, her beloved Xuan Wu, or her past and birthright. To make matters worse, John’s celestial home at Wudangshan is under attack from the Demon King. Can John find the Emma he knows and love, and save Wudangshan from demonic destruction?

Jill Hathaway
Imposter (Slide, Book 2)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Vee Bell has witnessed murder. She nearly died trying to track down the killer, all because of her secret condition. She’d tell her best friend Rollins but lately he seems more interested in his colleague Anna than her. Maybe she should confide in her long-lost aunt who’s turned up out of the blue? All of a sudden life is happening in reverse: Vee is waking up in weird places not knowing what she’s done. The only thing she’s sure of is that someone is messing with her. And when a prank goes horribly wrong, this time the hands with blood on them might be hers.

Rachel Vincent
Oath Bound (Unbound, Book 3)
Harlequin Mira (AU: 1st May 2013; UK: 3rd May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt. Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He’s fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he’d never realised just how close to the new heir he needed to get. Neither is used to trusting, but there’s something between them that can’t be ignored. So Sera is on the run with a man she can’t figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is…

Bethany Wiggins
Stung
Bloomsbury Walker Children’s (AU: 1st May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered – her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighbourhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist – a black oval with five marks on either side – that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she’s right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem – the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone – and on the wrong side of the wall…

R. J. Anderson
Quicksilver (Ultraviolet, Book 2)
Hachette Orchard (UK: 2nd May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Once I was a girl who was special. Now I am extraordinary. And they will never stop hunting me.

Sara Grant
Half Lives
Hachette Orion (UK: 2nd May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Present day: Icie is a typical high school teenager – until disaster strikes and her parents send her to find shelter inside a mountain near Las Vegas. The future: Beckett lives on The Mountain – a sacred place devoted to the Great I AM. He must soon become the leader of his people. But Beckett is forced to break one of the sacred laws, and when the Great I AM does not strike him down, Beckett finds himself starting to question his beliefs. As Beckett investigates The Mountain’s history, Icie’s story is revealed – along with the terrifying truth of what lies at the heart of The Mountain.

Beth Revis
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, Book 3)
Penguin Razorbill (UK: 2nd May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They’re ready to start life afresh – to build a home – on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has travelled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn’t the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who – or what – else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. But each new discovery brings more danger. And if their colony collapses then everything they have sacrificed – friends, family, life on Earth – will have been meaningless…

Dee Shulman
Delirium (Parallon, Book 2)
Penguin Razorbill (UK: 2nd May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Two worlds. Two millennia. One love. A fearless Roman gladiator. A reckless twenty-first-century girl. A mysterious virus unites them. Seth and Eva have survived the virus that brought them together, but as Eva’s health deteriorates, they must find the source before it’s too late. As more and more people succumb to the lethal fever, Seth must begin the perilous journey across time to try and stop its spread. But even he can’t predict the devastating chain of events the virus has unleashed. Can love survive when worlds collide and time itself is threatened?

K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr
Loki’s Wolves (Blackwell Pages, Book 2)
Hachette Little, Brown (US, UK & AU: 7th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters – wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds – all bent on destroying the world. But the gods died a long time ago. Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history – because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. But knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids – led by Matt – must stand in for the gods in the final battle, Matt can hardly believe it. Matt’s, Laurie’s, and Fen’s lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to stop the end of the world.

Kira Brady
Hearts of Shadow (Deadglass, Book 2)
Kensington Zebra (US: 7th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Grace Mercer’s unmatched wraith-killing ability made her the unofficial defender of a city shattered by supernatural catastrophe. So there’s no way she’ll allow the new regent of Seattle’s most powerful dragon shifter clan to “protect” her from a vicious evil stalking the ruined streets – and keep her from the freedom she’s risked everything to earn. Leif’s science-honed instincts tell him Grace is the key to keeping shifters and humans safe. But helping this wary fighter channel her untapped power is burning away the dragon’s sensual self-control and putting a crucial alliance at risk. Soon the only chance Leif and Grace will have to save their world will be a dangerously fragile link that could forever unite their souls…or consume all in a storm of destruction.

Rachel Caine
Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, Book 14)
Penguin NAL Signet (US & CA: 7th May 2013); Allison & Busby (UK: 7th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble… Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make…

Andrea Cremer & David Leviathan
Invisibility
Penguin Philomel (US: 7th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed. Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It’s easy to blend in there. Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen’s amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth’s amazement, she wants him to be able to see her – all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way – a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they’re thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they’re going to go – because the answer could mean the difference between love and death.

Colleen Hoover
Hopeless
Simon & Schuster Atria (US, CA & AU: 7th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defences and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth. Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries.

Amy Tintera
Reboot
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 7th May 2013)
Review
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes, she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Wren’s favourite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie – Callum Reyes – is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet he’s still her newbie. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line – or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows that if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum. The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Carol Lynch Williams
Waiting
Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman Books (US & CA: 7th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London’s father is distant. Her mother won’t speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and whispers: Was it London’s fault? Alone and adrift, London finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself – and ultimately redemption.

Rhiannon Held
Tarnished (Silver, Book 2)
Macmillan Tor (US: 21st May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Andrew Dare has found his mate in Silver, but they haven’t found the pack they can call home. Some of his old friends think he should return and challenge Roanoke for leadership of all the werewolf packs on the East Coast. But Andrew has baggage – his violent history with the packs of Spain and the rumours of his lack of control. And then there’s Silver – the werewolf who has lost her wild self to a monster’s assault, and who can no longer shift forms. But perhaps together they can overcome all the doubters.

Kady Cross
The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles, Book 3)
Harlequin Teen (US: 28th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken. When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What’s left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons – or forfeit her friends’ lives. With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke’s sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him…and for Griffin. Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel’s desolate alleyways to Mayfair’s elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine. To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist’s ultimate creation – an automaton more human than machine. And if she’s to have any chance of triumph, she must summon a strength even she doesn’t know she has…

Sophie Littlefield
Horizon (Aftertime, Book 3)
Harlequin Luna (US: 28th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Cass Dollar is a survivor. She’s overcome the meltdown of civilisation, humans turned mindless cannibals and the many evils of man. But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveller arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North – a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others follow him into the unknown. Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. One – her beloved Smoke – is not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what’s inside her – dark memories from when she was a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon…

Katie McGarry
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, Book 2)
Harlequin Teen (US: 28th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does… Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock – with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams – and his life – for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all…

Susanne Winnacker
Impostor
Penguin (US & CA: 28th May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. Tessa hates everything about being an impostor – the stress, the danger, the deceit – but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

Máire Claremont
The Dark Lady (Mad Passions, Book 1)
Hachette Headline (AU: May 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin – his childhood companion and first love – that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can’t anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined to a madhouse. Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy – and prove her sanity to England’s unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva’s tragic past are finally unlocked…

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