June 2013 Releases

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

Debra Driza
Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0, Book 1)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After the sudden death of her father, Mila’s at a new school, trying to fit in and falling for mysterious sexy Hunter. But her world slams upside down in a heartbeat when a car accident reveals a secret she never knew; a secret about herself. Mila is devastated to learn that her memories are just chimeras, her dreams untrue. She can’t even rely on her emotions to tell her who she is. So how can she grieve for her father or feel the way she does about Hunter? And why is her mom running scared? Worse still, who are the creepy stalkers so desperate to get their hands on her…?

Saundra Mitchell (ed.)
Defy the Dark (Anthology)
HarperCollins Teen (AU: 1st June 2013; US & CA: 18th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

A creepy guy who stares too long. The secrets of the core of the earth. Dreams of other people’s lives. A girl who goes mad in the darkness. Monsters in Bavaria. A generational spaceship where night doesn’t exist. And other mysteries and oddities. The contributors are: Sarah Rees Brennan, Tessa Gratton, Rachel Hawkins, Christine Johnson, Valerie Kemp, Malinda Lo, Myra McEntire, Saundra Mitchell, Sarah Ockler, Jackson Pearce, Aprilynne Pike, Dia Reeves, Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan, Jon Skovron, Courtney Summers, and Kate Espey, winner of the Defy the Dark new author contest.

Elizabeth Norris
Unbreakable (Unravelling, Book 2)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st June 2013; UK: 6th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but civilisation is slowly rebuilding, and life is finally starting to resume some kind of normality. Until Interverse agent Taylor Barclay shows up. He’s got a problem, and he needs Janelle’s help. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring – kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths. And Ben, with his unique abilities, is the prime suspect. To make things worse, Janelle learns that someone she cares about – someone from her own world – has become one of the missing. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

Tiffany Reisz
The Mistress Files (Original Sinners, Anthology)
Harlequin Mira (US: 1st June 2013; UK: 7th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Kingsley Edge, owner of the 8th Circle BDSM club and Nora’s occasional lover, has ordered her to compose client profiles so the other Dominatrixes in his employ can learn from her expert erotic encounters. She’s the best Dominatrix at the club and her clients always leave satisfied, no matter how unusual their requests may be. And The Mistress’s first five cases are anything but vanilla… The young actress known as “America’s Sweetheart” who definitely isn’t innocent. The ex-Dom whose wife wants to experience the pleasure of domination – if Nora can convince him to trust his wife’s desires. The rock star who says he’s researching a music video, but whose arousal makes Nora determined to prove he’s a sub. The special client who’s secretly a Switch like Nora, both dominant and submissive, and only comes to her when he wants pain. And the woman with a very unique request, who Nora will never see in her dungeon again…

Cassie Alexander
Shapeshifted (Edie Spence, Book 3)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 4th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When Edie Spence was fired from her paranormal nursing job at County Hospital, her whole world came crashing down. Now she’s once again shaken to her core. Her mother is deathly ill and there’s only one thing that will save her: vampire blood. But with the paranormal community shunning Edie, where can she obtain it…without losing her own life in the process? Edie hopes to procure it at her new job at the clinic across town, where the forces of evil loom large. Vampire gang wars are rampant. Old underground enemies are rising to the surface. And Edie’s zombie ex-boyfriend has arrived at the scene – but is he the same man he used to be? And what should she make of the enigmatic doctor with whom she shares an unexpected connection? She’ll have to figure it out soon, because all hell is about to break loose – literally – and time is running out…

Keri Arthur
Darkness Unmasked (Dark Angel, Book 5)
Penguin Signet (US & CA: 4th June 2013); Hachette Little, Brown (UK: 4th June 2013; AU: June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is beginning to believe that the only way to find the keys she’s been searching for and save her friends is by dying. And when Wolfgang Schmidt, the lover of her boss at the vampire council, is found dead, her worst fears are confirmed. With the first portal of hell permanently open, the energies of the dark path are leaching into the world. Searching for Schmidt’s killer and the keys at the same time, Risa and reaper Azriel track a shape-shifting spider spirit capable of changing her form into a seductive woman. But when they finally find the second key, the Aedh Lucian snatches it and disappears. Risa is intent on finding Lucian and fighting him to the death – for in her mind, she knows that neither can remain while the other lives…

Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book 2)
Scholastic (US: 4th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumours of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Sylvia Day
Entwined with You (Crossfire, Book 3)
Penguin (US, CA & AU: 4th June 2013; UK: 6th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognised something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside – so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become. Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…

Tara Hudson
Elegy (Hereafter, Book 3)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 4th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths in the French Quarter of New Orleans – Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now she’s back in Oklahoma, and all she wants to do is spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua Mayhew. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does. As the body count rises, Amelia thinks she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can no longer save the people she’s lost to the darkness…and she can never see Joshua again. Faced with impossible choices, Amelia decides to take her afterlife into her own hands…and fight back.

Richelle Mead
Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, Book 1)
Penguin (US, CA & AU: 4th June 2013; UK: 6th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March is a former investigator of religious groups who was sent into exile after a failed job, a fate that has left the brilliant servitor bitter and free to indulge his addictive personality. Suddenly, Justin is sent home to the Republic of United North America with a peculiar assignment – to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena. Justin’s unexpected return comes with an even bigger shock: his new partner and body guard is a praetorian, one of the elite and deadly super soldiers of the RUNA. Mae Koskinen’s inexplicably perfect beauty and aristocratic upbringing pique Justin’s avid curiosity – and his desire – though her true nature holds more danger than anyone realises. As their investigation unfolds, Justin and Mae find themselves in the path of terrible danger. Mysterious enemies and powers greater than they can imagine have begun to assemble in the shadows, preparing to reclaim a world where humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Saundra Mitchell
The Elementals (Vespertine, Book 1)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s (US: 4th June 2013)
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Kate Witherspoon has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents. In 1917, the new art form of the motion picture is changing entertainment – and Kate is determined to become a director. Meanwhile, Midwestern farm boy Julian Birch has inherited the wanderlust that fuelled his parents’ adventures. A childhood bout with polio has left him crippled, but he refuses to let his disability define him. Strangers driven by a shared vision, Kate and Julian set out separately for Los Angeles, the city of dreams. There, they each struggle to find their independence. When they finally meet, the teenage runaways realise their true magical legacy: the ability to triumph over death, and over time. But as their powerful parents before them learned, all magic comes with a price.

Monica Seles & James LaRosa
Game On (Academy, Book 1)
Bloomsbury Children’s (US: 4th June 2013; UK: 6th June 2013)
Review
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The Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes of all sports. There are only two ways in. Deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship. Young tennis star Maya’s dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya’s fantasy of The Academy doesn’t quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens, there’s a lot of drama. Meet the players: Cleo: Maya’s rebel/punk roommate who is nearing the top of the golf world. Renee: The gorgeous swimmer with enough money to buy her way into The Academy. Nicole: A tennis star who feels threatened by Maya (but she’d never admit it). Travis: The son of The Academy owner – perfectly groomed to be the next NFL star. Jake: Travis’ younger brother – the bad boy to his brother’s good.

Claire Merle
The Fall (Glimpse, Book 2)
Faber Children’s (UK: 6th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In the not-so-distant future, society has been divided into Pures and Crazies according to the results of a DNA test. But Ana has uncovered dangerous evidence that the tests are false. Determined to expose the lies, Ana escapes her Pure Community and makes it to the Enlightenment Project. Back in the arms of Cole, nothing is simple. Some believe her presence in the protest camp jeopardises their safety, others believe she is the Angel from their prophetic Writings… As Ana struggles with her past and her identity, she must take greater and greater risks for the truth. Threatened with losing everyone she cares about, can she finish what she’s started?

Jessica Spotswood
Star Cursed (Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 2)
Penguin (UK: 6th June 2013; US & CA: 18th June 2013; AU: 26th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate’s friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers – if Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves. Cate doesn’t want to be a weapon, and she doesn’t want to involve her friends and Finn in the Sisterhood’s schemes. But when Maura and Tess join the Sisterhood, Maura makes it clear that she’ll do whatever it takes to lead the witches to victory. Even if it means sacrifices. Even if it means overthrowing Cate. Even if it means all-out war.

Blythe Woolston
Black Helicopters
Walker (UK: 6th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Ever since Mabby died suddenly while picking beans in their garden – with the pock-a-pock of a helicopter overhead – four-year-old Valley knows what her job is: hide in the underground den with her brother, Bo, while Da is working, because Those People will kill them like coyotes. But now, with Da unexpectedly gone and no home to go back to, a teenage Valley (now Valkyrie) and her big brother must bring their message to the outside world – a not-so-smart place where little boys wear their names on their backpacks and young men don’t pat down strangers before offering a lift.

Katie McGarry
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, Book 2)
Mills & Boon Mira Ink (UK: 7th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Beth’s the bad girl that no-one wanted, not even parents. Ryan’s the high school hero that everyone wants a piece of, even if no-one knows the real him. Their paths should never have crossed; now they’re each other’s only life line. If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s mum, they’d send her mother to jail. So seventeen-year-old Beth protects her mum at all costs. Until the day she can’t. Suddenly sent to live with her uncle in a small town, Beth’s now stuck with an aunt who doesn’t want her, and at a school that doesn’t get her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t go anywhere near a girl like Beth… Ryan Stone is gorgeous, a popular jock and the town golden boy with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Even his friends. As Ryan and Beth dare to let each other in, they’re treading on dangerous ground and the consequences could change their worlds forever.

Marta Acosta
Dark Companion
Macmillan Tor Teen (US: 11th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. There, for the first time, Jane finds herself accepted by a group of friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress’s gorgeous son, Lucien. Things seem too good to be true. They are. The more she learns about Birch Grove’s recent past, the more Jane comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the previous scholarship student, whose place Jane took? Why does Lucien’s brother, Jack, seem to dislike her so much? As Jane begins to piece together the answers to these puzzles, she must find out why she was brought to Birch Grove – and what she would risk to stay there…

Kate Karyus Quinn
Another Little Piece
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 11th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished. A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon. Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish…a bloody razor…and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese’s fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape – unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.

Eve Silver
Rush (Game, Book 1)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 11th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby – pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team’s alluring and secretive leader. He evades her questions, holds himself aloof from the others, and claims it’s every player for himself. But when he puts himself at risk to watch Miki’s back, he leaves her both frustrated and fascinated. Jackson says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival. And the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

Kelley Armstrong
13 [also published as Thirteen (Otherworld, Book 13)
Random House Vintage (CA: 18th June 2013)
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Savannah Levine, a young witch of remarkable power and a dangerous pedigree, staggers away from a bomb blast in New Orleans, glad that she’s managed to rescue her half-brother Bryce from the supernatural revolutionaries who’d held him captive. But everyone and everything she holds dear is still at risk. The reveal movement has shaken the Otherworld to its core and the resulting chaos has thinned the boundaries between dimensions, allowing creatures of the deeper realms to break through and wreak havoc, on supernaturals but also on innocent humans. Although she’s been temporarily stripped of her powers, Savannah knows she has a crucial part to play in this war of survival. Only in the final battle will Savannah find out her true capacities, and what love will drive her to do.

Megan Hart
Naked
Harlequin Mira (US: 25th June 2013)
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I didn’t think he wanted me. And I wasn’t about to get involved with him, not after what I’d heard. Alex Kennedy was tall, dark and unbearably hot, but I’ve been burned before. Maybe it was stupid of me to offer, but he needed a place to crash and I needed to pay the rent, but now he’s my tenant…with benefits. And now that we’ve crossed that line, I can’t seem to find my way back. But I can’t give my heart to a man who’s so…unconventional. His last relationship was with a married couple. It’s enough that my ex-fiancé preferred men – I won’t take that chance again no matter how much my body thrives on Alex’s touch. I can’t risk it, but I can’t resist it, either. Alex can be very convincing when he wants something. And he wants me.

Megan Hart
The Favor
Harlequin Mira (US: 25th June 2013)
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Janelle Decker has happy childhood memories of her grandma’s house, and even lived there through high school. Now she’s back with her twelve-year-old son to look after her ailing Nan, and hardly anything seems to have changed, not even the Tierney boys next door. Gabriel Tierney, local bad boy. The twins, Michael and Andrew. After everything that happened between the four of them, Janelle is shocked that Gabe still lives in St. Mary’s. And he isn’t trying very hard to convince Janelle he’s changed from the moody teenage boy she once knew. If anything, he seems bent on making sure she has no intentions of rekindling their past. To this day, though there might’ve been a lot of speculation about her relationship with Gabe, nobody else knows she was there in the woods that day…the day a devastating accident tore the Tierney brothers apart and drove Janelle away. But there are things that even Janelle doesn’t know, and as she and Gabe revisit their interrupted romance, she begins to uncover the truth denied to her when she ran away all those years ago.

Demitria Lunetta
In the After
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 25th June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Amy is watching TV when the world is attacked by Them. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to survive – and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket. Then, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream, with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realises that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby – and much more.

Dee Shulman
Delirium (Parallon, Book 2)
Penguin Puffin (CA: 25th June 2013; AU: 26th June 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?

Amanda Sun
Ink (Paper Gods, Book 1)
Harlequin Teen (US: 25th June 2013)
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On the heels of a family tragedy, Katie Greene must move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building. When Katie meets aloof but gorgeous Tomohiro, the star of the school’s kendo team, she is intrigued by him…and a little scared. His tough attitude seems meant to keep her at a distance, and when they’re near each other, strange things happen. Pens explode. Ink drips from nowhere. And unless Katie is seeing things, drawings come to life. Somehow Tomo is connected to the kami, powerful ancient beings who once ruled Japan – and as feelings develop between Katie and Tomo, things begin to spiral out of control. The wrong people are starting to ask questions, and if they discover the truth, no one will be safe.

Beth Revis
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, Book 3)
Penguin Puffin (AU: 26th June 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…

R. J. Anderson
Quicksilver (Ultraviolet, Book 2)
Hachette (AU: June 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.

Holly Black
Black Heart (Curse Workers, Book 3)
Hachette Gollancz (AU: June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy. But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet – this time on love.

Gemma Malley
The Disappearances (Killables, Book 2)
Hachette Hodder & Stoughton (AU: June 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

It’s been a year since Evie and Raffy escaped the controlling regime of the City, leaving Lucas behind to rebuild the ruins of the place they once called home. And Lucas knew that once he said goodbye, Evie would be lost to him forever… But the City soon finds itself plagued by another terrifying threat: the Disappearances: teenagers who have gone missing from within the City walls, apparently vanishing into thin air. With the City at stake, Lucas has no choice but to call on his old friends – even if seeing them together is more than he can bear.

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