November 2013 Releases

Done with October 2013 Releases? Here are November 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Naturals
Quercus (AU: 1st November 2013; UK: 7th November 2013); Hyperion Teens (US: 5th November 2013)
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Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But, it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie. What Cassie doesn’t realise is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides – especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own. Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms close. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

Allie Brosh
Hyperbole and a Half
Random House Square Peg (AU: 1st November 2013)
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Fully illustrated with over 50% new material. “Hyperbole and A Half” is a blog written by a 20-something American girl called Allie Brosh. She tells stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like “Why Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving” and “The God of Cake”. She accompanies these with naive drawings using Paint on her PC. Now her full-colour debut book chronicles the many “learning experiences” Brosh has endured as a result of her own character flaws. It includes stories about her rambunctious childhood; the highs and mostly lows of owning a mentally challenged dog; and an account of her struggles with depression.

Sarah Crossan
Resist (Breathe, Book 2)
Bloomsbury (AU: 1st November 2013)
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Resistance to the Pod Leadership has come apart. The Grove has been destroyed but so has the Pod Minister. Quinn, Bea and Alina separately must embark on a perilous journey across the planet’s dead landscape in search of the rumoured resistance base Sequoia. The welcome they receive at Sequoia is not what they expect, and soon they are facing a situation that seems as threatening as that of the Pod inhabitants. Meanwhile the former Pod Minister’s son, Ronan, is beginning to have his doubts about the regime but as a member of an elite force he is sent out of the pod to hunt down the Grove’s survivors. In a world in which the human race is adapting to survive with little air, the stakes are high.

Lauren DeStefano
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, Book 1)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st November 2013)
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Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find – or whom she will lose.

Veronica Roth
Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st November 2013)
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The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of her – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Keri Arthur
Darkness Splintered (Dark Angel, Book 6)
Penguin Signet (US & CA: 5th November 2013); Hachette Little, Brown Piatkus (UK: 5th November 2013; AU: 12th November 2013)
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Risa Jones has angered several powerful people, and now she’s feeling the pressure from all sides. In particular, she’s come under the eagle-eyed scrutiny of the vampire council – some of whom consider her a monster who should be destroyed. But then they decide to offer her a secret, bloody bargain: to save her own life she must help them defeat Hunter, the lethal head of the council… As the search for the keys to hell heats up, Risa realises that she has no choice. For the sake of the people she loves, she must find the keys – and get rid of Hunter – before the next gate is opened and brings the world closer to all hell breaking loose…

Rachel Caine
Daylighters (Morganville Vampires, Book 15)
Penguin (US & CA: 5th November 2013; AU: 6th November 2013); Allison & Busby (UK: 5th November 2013)
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Something drastic has happened in Morganville, Texas, while Claire Danvers and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated – vampires from humans – they realise that the changes definitely aren’t for the better. It seems that an organisation called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation – even for the vampires themselves – the truth is far more sinister and deadly. Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end…

Marie Lu
Champion (Legend, Book 3)
Penguin (US, UK & CA: 5th November 2013; AU: 6th November 2013)
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June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic – and each other – and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defence. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has.

Jackson Pearce
Cold Spell
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 5th November 2013)
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Kai and Ginny grew up together – best friends since they could toddle around their building’s rooftop rose garden. Now they’re seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together. But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora – a beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough. If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he loved – and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?

Angie Smibert
Memento Nora (Memento Nora, Book 1)
Amazon Skyscape (US: 5th November 2013)
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In Nora’s world you don’t have to put up with nightmares. Nora goes with her mother to TFC – a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic. There, she can describe her horrible memory and take the pill that will erase it. But at TFC, a chance encounter with a mysterious guy changes Nora’s life. She doesn’t take the pill. And when Nora learns the memory her mother has chosen to forget, she realises that someone needs to remember. With newfound friends Micah and Winter, Nora makes a comic book of their memories called Memento. It’s an instant hit, but it sets off a dangerous chain of events. Will Nora, Micah, and Winter be forced to take the Big Pill that will erase their memories forever?

J. A. Souders
Revelations (Elysium Chronicles, Book 2)
Macmillan Torn (US: 5th November 2013)
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Six weeks after her arrival on the Surface, Evelyn Winters is no closer to unlocking the memories lost in her subconscious than she was when she first came. Isolated in a strange new society, Evie has only Gavin Hunter to remind her of who she once was. But even with a clean slate, it’s easy to see that Evie doesn’t fit in on the Surface. And as her differences make her feel more and more alone, she can’t help but yearn for that place she doesn’t remember: the isolated city hidden in the depths of the ocean. Elysium. Home. But she can’t exactly tell Gavin what she’s feeling. Not when he’s the one who helped her escape Elysium in the first place, and has the scars to prove it. Though the doctors say otherwise, Gavin believes that Evie just needs time. And if her memories don’t come back, well, maybe she’s better off not remembering her past. But the decision may be out of their hands when Evie’s ever-elusive memories begin to collide with reality. People and images from her past appear in the most unlikely places, haunting her, provoking her…and making her seem not only strange but dangerous. Evie and Gavin can’t wait around for her memories to return. They’ll have to journey across the Outlands of the Surface to find help, and in the end, their search may just lead them back to the place it all started…

Kathleen Peacock
Deadly Thorns [also published as Thornhill] (Hemlock, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (UK: 7th November 2013)
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Kyle is still on the run, despite Mac’s best efforts to track him down and bring him home. But when they finally find themselves back together, it’s not in the best of circumstances. Trapped in a werewolf prison camp where inmates keep disappearing and not returning, Mac knows that something sinister is happening, but can they find out the truth? And with Jason still sure of his own feelings for Mac, will she start to doubt her own for Kyle?

Kelly Meding
Chimera (MetaWars, Book 4)
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US, UK, CA & AU: 11th November 2013)
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Growing up with blue skin never made Renee “Flex” Duvall feel like at outcast. She learned early on to put people at ease with her wit and exuberant personality. So she’s certainly not going to let her façade crack when she and her teammates suddenly face a new breed of genetically manipulated and brainwashed Metas: the well-trained teenage criminals known as the Recombinants. When a desperate battle leaves one of their friends wounded, Renee and Ethan follow a clue to Manhattan Island, where the Banes have been imprisoned. There they find a Bane named Chimera, who refuses to cooperate despite possessing information that could help them stop the Recombinants. Chimera’s emotional scars are as devastating as Renee’s physical scars, and soon the two find common ground in shared pain. Against her better judgment, Renee forms an alliance with this Bane. They both can gain much from working together, so the only question is who has more to lose by cooperating…

Krissy Kneen
Steeplechase
Text (US: 12th November 2013)
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Bec Reich is recovering from surgery when Emily calls, so naturally she thinks she is hallucinating. Emily, famous worldwide for her paintings, and also for her schizophrenia, lives in Beijing. But that’s not why she hasn’t spoken to Bec for so many years. And now she wants Bec to come to China for the opening of her new show. Which would mean revisiting the sinister games and shared delusions of their strange, locked-in childhood. It would mean a risk of hurt; even damage. Or worse.

Karsten Knight
Embers & Echoes (Wildefire, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, volcano goddess Ashline Wilde travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But she soon discovers that a cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire. Meanwhile, unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future. Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.

Karsten Knight
Afterglow (Wildefire, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Teenage volcano goddess Ashline Wilde discovers that her former lover, Colt Halliday, has an evil plan to kill the Cloak, the benevolent beings that oversee the gods. And that’s not all – he also wants to merge Ash and her two sisters back into a single, too-powerful goddess, Pele. Ash must stop her trickster-god ex-boyfriend once and for all…and to do it, she’s going to have to feed a few flames.

Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole – and now she’s pregnant. Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship – and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn’t seen him since she told him she’s pregnant, and now he’s bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called. So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother – assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.

Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
A Stranger Thing (Ever-Expanding, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Pregnancy was pretty rough for sixteen-year-old Elvie Nara, what with the morning sickness, constant food cravings, and the alien race war she found herself in the middle of. But if she thought giving birth to an extraterrestrial’s baby would be the hard part, she was sorely mistaken. After Elvie somehow has a baby girl, the always-male Almiri completely wig out. Suddenly Elvie’s supposed allies have shipped her – along with her father, her best friend, Ducky, and her maybe-boyfriend, boneheaded Almiri commando Cole Archer – off to a remote “retention facility” (aka alien jail) in Antarctica. Talk about cold. But things really get complicated when a new group of hybrid aliens arrive with information that sends Elvie’s world spinning. Before long, Elvie is trekking across the bottom of the Earth with a band of friends and frenemies to uncover the secrets of her own origin. Will Elvie ever be able to convince the Almiri that a conspiracy to conquer the planet is a greater threat than a sixteen-year-old girl and a newborn who won’t stop crying?

Kate Locke
Long Live the Queen (Immortal Empire, Book 3)
Hachette Orbit (US, UK & AU: 12th November 2013)
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Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler when she accepted the goblin crown and became their queen, but life has only become more complicated. Everyone – vampires, werewolves and humans – wants the goblins on their side, because whoever has the goblins – wins. Queen Victoria wants her head, Alpha wolf Vex wants her heart, and she still doesn’t know the identity of the person who wanted her blood. What she does know is that a project from one of the “secret” aristocrat labs has gotten free and she’s the only one who can stop the perfect killing machine – a sixteen-year-old girl. With human zealots intent on ridding the world of anyone with plagued blood and supernatural politics taking Britain to the verge of civil war, Xandra’s finding out that being queen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and if she doesn’t do something fast, hers will be the shortest reign in history.

Beth Revis
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, Book 3)
Penguin (US: 14th November 2013; CA: 19th November 2013)
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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 Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed‘s former passengers aren’t alone on this planet. And if they’re going to stay, they’ll have to fight. Amy and Elder must race to discover who – or what – else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed – friends, family, life on Earth – will have been for nothing.

Marie Lu
Legend (Legend, Book 1) [Collector’s Edition]
Gauntlet Press (CA: 15th November 2013)
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Set in a dark, futuristic Los Angeles. It tells the story of two young people from opposite sides of the tracks: Day, a fifteen-year-old boy from the slums who has become America’s most wanted criminal, and June, a fifteen-year-old from a wealthy family who is America’s most gifted soldier-in-training. The two’s paths seem like they should never cross – but when June’s older brother is murdered in the line of duty and Day is the main suspect, June sets out to hunt Day down and bring him to justice. But seeking out her brother’s killer brings unexpected revelations about her world, society, and family. In this new America, what is truth and what is a lie? Marie Lu created several character sketches of June and Day, which will be included. These sketches are exclusive to the limited edition. This limited edition also contains two outtakes, character profiles of June and Day, and an alternate ending. One of the outtakes and the alternate ending will appear in all editions of the book. The longest deleted section will appear only in the lettered edition. Marie will also provide an introduction to the novel (again, exclusive to the limited edition). The lettered edition will contain additional material that will not be in the numbered version. Besides one of the outtakes there are several sections dealing with Marie’s inspiration for Day. She says: “I wrote a fantasy novel called The Glass Sonata. This fantasy story was where I first created Day as a character. I also drew quite a lot of inspiration for Legend from my old manuscript. So I’ve included excerpts from that old manuscript, which depict Day the way he was back when I first created him.” Will be signed by Marie Lu and Ridley Pearson, who wrote an Afterword for the book.

Ally Condie
Reached (Matched, Book 3)
Penguin (US & CA: 19th November 2013)
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Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait is over. One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most – family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.

Andrea Cremer
Rise (Nightshade Prequels, Book 2)
Penguin (US & CA: 19th November 2013)
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Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the couple faces relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only change for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.

Richelle Mead
The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, Book 4)
Penguin (US, CA & AU: 19th November 2013)
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life, and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment, she made a decision that shocked even her… But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path – or risk being sent to re-education. Her skill with magic is growing in ways she never imagined – but that doesn’t stop the near-constant threat of evil magic users, Vampire Hunters, and Strigoi from growing ever closer.

Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent, Book 1)
HarperCollins (UK: 21st November 2013)
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In the world of Divergent, society is divided into five factions – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful) and Erudite (the intelligent). Every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice Prior, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is. Her choice shocks everyone, including herself. During the initiation that follows, Tris and her fellow initiates undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them, Tris must determine who her friends really are – and where the boy who seems to both threaten and protect her fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, kept hidden because she’s been warned it can mean death. As unrest and growing conflict threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris learns that this secret might save those she loves…or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth
Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2)
HarperCollins (UK: 21st November 2013)
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One choice can transform you – or it can destroy you. Tris Prior’s initiation day should have been marked by victorious celebrations with her chosen faction; instead it ended with unspeakable horrors. Now unrest surges in the factions around her as conflict between their ideologies grows. War seems inevitable; and in times of war sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge and choices will become ever more irrevocable. Tris has already paid a terrible price for survival and is wracked by haunting grief and guilt. But radical new discoveries and shifting relationships mean that she must fully embrace her Divergence – even though she cannot know what might be lost in doing so.

Mark Henry
Parts & Wreck
Entangled Covet (US: 25th November 2013)
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Wade Crowson, a brutish and brooding playboy and veteran vivisectionist for the Parts Department, runs into more than he bargained for in new partner, Lucid Montgomery, a quirky beauty with a bizarre secret and a string of psychiatric diagnoses she tries hard to keep hidden. Loving Luce will stamp a demonic target on her back and thrust Wade into a frenzied whirlwind of misunderstandings and, quite possibly, a stripping gig for empty-nesters. Can they withstand the savagery of an exorcism (with or without the split pea soup) and come out alive and…in love?

Kelley Armstrong
Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford, Book 3)
Penguin Plume (US: 26th November 2013); Hachette Little, Brown Sphere (UK: 26th November 2013); Random House Vintage (CA: 26th November 2013)
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Protect the innocent. If there is any one principle that drives hit-woman Nadia Stafford it’s this. When she was 13 she failed to protect her older cousin Amy from being raped and murdered. Now, she fails again, disastrously, when she botches a hit on a man who’s been beating his wife. Before she’s had a chance to fix things, the wife is murdered and Nadia plunges into despair. To help her find equilibrium again, her mentor, Jack, brings her a gift: the location and new identity of the serial predator that killed her cousin. Vengeance, justice? With the predator in her sights, nothing seems more right, more straightforward, more simple. But fierce as Nadia is, she is shaken to the core by what she discovers about the real events of her past. The wounds inscribed on her soul during the long night when her cousin was killed have shaped her, and justice is wild indeed.

Katie McGarry
Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, Book 3)
Harlequin (US & UK: 26th November 2013)
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The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life – that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker – a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind. Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks – no matter how angelic she might look. But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.

Joan Frances Turner
Frail (Dust, Book 2)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 26th November 2013)
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Since a devastating, morphing plague swept through human and zombie populations, almost everyone who survived is an “ex” these days. Ex-human. Ex-zombie. Both creatures crave flesh, have the strength and speed of predators – and are seemingly immortal. Pierced skin and broken bones mend, but their all-consuming hunger never dies… Amy is the only purely human survivor from her town: a frail. For a girl used to going it alone, trusting anyone isn’t easy, but Amy will have to. She has secrets from her past she can’t afford to face by herself, and secrets in her future that will cost her just about everything – including her humanity…

Mira Grant
Parasite
Hachette Orbit (AU: November 2013)
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A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.

Gemma Malley
The Disappearances (Killables, Book 2)
Hachette Hodder (AU: November 2013)
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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.

Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt (eds.)
Rags & Bones (Anthology)
Hachette Headline (AU: November 2013)
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A unique collection of stories: retellings of timeless tales. Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman and Garth Nix.

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