February 2014 Releases

Done with January 2014 Releases? Here are February 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Kim Harrison
Ever After (Hollows, Book 11)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans falls apart. Of course, there’s also the small fact that Rachel is the one who caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. Not to mention the most powerful demon in the ever-after – the soul-eater Ku’Sox Sha-Ku’ru – has vowed to destroy her, and has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up, they will die. Forced by circumstance, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack – a partnership fraught with dangers of the heart as well as betrayal of the soul – to return to the ever-after and rescue those she loves. One world teeters on the brink of interspecies war, the other on the brink of its very demise – and it’s up to Rachel to keep them both from being destroyed.

Monica Seles
Love Match (Academy, Book 2)
Bloomsbury (AU: 1st February 2014; UK: 13th February 2014; US: 25th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Getting into The Academy is the easy part. Staying there takes more than just talent. After being betrayed by her rival and her boyfriend, Maya knows she needs to shrug off the drama and focus on her game. And after a strong showing in the semi-finals at a tennis competition, Maya seems pretty focused. Until that competition brings a new round of gossip, a modelling gig, and renewed feelings for…her ex? And Maya’s not the only one with drama. Cleo just won her first big golf tournament, but the blogs are bashing her alternative style. Renee is smitten with the school’s newest soccer star, Diego. And the Reed brothers are being pitted against each other by their father, their love for Maya, and the press.

Julianna Baggott
Burn (Pure, Book 3)
Hachette (US & UK: 4th February 2014; AU: 11th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father’s place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge’s former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don’t seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right. Perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome – and Partridge – to rule it. Outside the Dome Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them by their parents from the time before the detonations. Soon they will be able to help heal the Wretches, freeing them from their monstrous fusings and the Dome’s oppression once and for all. But their success also depends on Partridge. Can they still trust their friend and ally to see their plan through? Or will a new war begin?

Rachel Caine
Prince of Shadows
Penguin (US & CA: 4th February 2014); Allison & Busby (UK: 24th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honour and – if they survive – marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born. Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona – and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona… And will rewrite all their fates, forever.

Máire Claremont
A Lady Undone (Mad Passions, Book 2.5) [novella]
Penguin Signet Eclipse (US: 4th February 2014); Hachette Headline (UK: 4th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Duchess Clare Ederly is lucky to be alive. Having outlived her violent, abusive husband, she decides to put her significant inheritance to good use helping other battered women by opening a refuge for those seeking to escape. But not everyone is pleased with her work. Someone wants to see her sanctuary torn down – at any cost. Her only hope of protecting her home and tenants is a former spy, whose skill at tracking deadly men is matched only by his dangerous charm… The Earl of Wyndham has done his part for Queen and country; he has had his fill of plotting and politics and simply wants to retire to the pleasant life of his club. But Duchess Clare’s razor-sharp wit and fierce determination awaken new purpose and admiration in him. To protect her, he will once again delve into the treacherous world of espionage. To win her love, he will do almost anything…

Melissa Landers
Alienated
Disney-Hyperion (US: 4th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket. Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing though: no human boy is this good-looking. But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realises that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life – not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

Marissa Meyer
Cress (Lunar Chronicles, Book 3)
Macmillan Feiwel & Friends (US: 4th February 2014); Penguin Puffin (AU: 4th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Saundra Mitchell
Mistwalker
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 4th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When Willa Dixon’s brother dies on the family lobster boat, her father forbids Willa from stepping foot on deck again. With her family suffering, she’ll do anything to help out – even visit the Grey Man. Everyone in her small Maine town knows of this legendary spirit who haunts the lighthouse, controlling the fog and the fate of any vessel within his reach. But what Willa finds in the lighthouse isn’t a spirit at all, but a young man trapped inside until he collects one thousand souls. Desperate to escape his cursed existence, Grey tries to seduce Willa to take his place. With her life on land in shambles, will she sacrifice herself?

Jenny Trout
Such Sweet Sorrow
Entangled Teen (US: 4th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo… But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility – a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure and the chance to avenge his father’s death. In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants, and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price…

Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Hachette Orion Indigo (UK & AU: 6th February)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. It’s an eternal party, shown on TV 24 hours a day – gorgeous, glamorous, deadly! Because, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave…

Veronica Rossi
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, Book 3)
Hachette Little, Brown Atom (UK & AU: 6th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Outside the dome of Reverie, Aria and Perry are struggling to keep their people from tearing each other apart. Their situation is desperate, and with the Aether storms worsening time is running out for them to rescue Cinder from Hess and Sable. Cinder is both the key to unlock the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, so Aria and Perry assemble an unlikely team to attempt a daring rescue mission. They know that in a dying world, the bond of friendship is what matters most.

Gena Showalter
Alice through the Zombie Glass [also published as Through the Zombie Glass] (White Rabbit Chronicles, Book 2)
Mills & Boon MIRA Ink (UK: 7th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her…from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole’s secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking…and if she fails at a single task, they’re all doomed.

Kristopher Reisz
The Drowned Forest
Llewellyn Flux (US: 8th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Best friends Jane and Holly have jumped into the river off Swallow’s Nest Bluff hundreds of times. But one day, Holly’s jump goes wrong. Her body never comes up, yet something else does – a sad creature of mud, full of confusion and sorrow. It’s Holly, somehow, trapped and mixed up with the river. And if Jane can’t do something to help, Holly will take everybody down with her – even the people she loves the most.

Ilsa J. Bick
White Space (Dark Passages, Book 1)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 11th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Seventeen-year-old Emma Lindsay has problems: a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetable, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it’s as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs. But one thing Emma has never doubted is that she’s real. Then she writes “White Space,” a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard. Unfortunately, “White Space” turns out to be a dead ringer for part of an unfinished novel by a long-dead writer. The manuscript, which she’s never seen, is a loopy Matrix meets Inkheart story in which characters fall out of different books and jump off the page. Thing is, when Emma blinks, she might be doing the same and, before long, she’s dropped into the very story she thought she’d written. Trapped in a weird, snow-choked valley, Emma meets other kids with dark secrets and strange abilities: Eric, Casey, Bode, Rima, and a very special little girl, Lizzie. What they discover is that they – and Emma – may be nothing more than characters written into being from an alternative universe for a very specific purpose. Now what they must uncover is why they’ve been brought to this place – a world between the lines where parallel realities are created and destroyed and nightmares are written – before someone pens their end.

Megan Crewe
The Worlds We Make (Fallen World, Book 3)
Hyperion (US: 11th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When Kaelyn and her friends reached Toronto with a vaccine for the virus that has ravaged the population, they thought their journey was over – but hope has eluded them once again. Now there is a dangerous group of survivors, intent on tracking them down and stealing the cure no matter the costs. Forced onto the road again, Kaelyn redoubles her efforts to find a safe haven. But when the rest of her group starts to fall apart, the chances for her success grow slim. Kaelyn’s resolve is strong, but is she willing to surrender everything in order to stay alive?

Tiffany Reisz
Misbehaving
Harlequin Cosmo Red-Hot Reads (US & AU: 11th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus-one to play with. The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag – and he’s as temptingly gorgeous as ever. The bad news: Ben turned down Bea’s offer of graduation-night sex five years ago. The best news: He’s not planning on making the same mistake twice…

Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent, Book 1)
HarperCollins (US, UK & CA: 11th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

This special edition features cover artwork from the major motion picture. The paperback edition (US/Canada) includes bonus materials: an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a playlist, faction manifestos, quiz questions, writing tips, and a peek of the second book in the trilogy. One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

Kristen Simmons
Three (Article 5, Book 3)
Macmillan Tor Teen (US: 11th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence. And all that’s left is smoking ruins. Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the only thing left to them – tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors. With their high profile, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amidst the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past – someone he never thought he’d see again. Banding together, they search for a place to hide; aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about…a settlement that is rumoured to house the nebulous organisation known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run. Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story. At fighting back.

Joan Frances Turner
Grave (Resurgam, Book 3)
Candlemark & Gleam (US: 11th February 2014)
Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After observing years of in-fighting between humans and zombies, Death himself has had enough and resolves to destroy the planet altogether. Humans and nonhumans alike must band together to save their world from Death, who promises to undo the havoc in the world – for a price.

Erica Hayes
Hunter’s Heart (Hunter, Book 2) [short story]
Amazon StoryFront (US: 12th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Jessica Brody
Undiscovered (Unremembered, Book 0.5) [novella]
Macmillan Farrar, Straus & Giroux (US: 14th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Before the crash of Freedom Airlines flight 121… There was a top-secret research compound hidden deep in the desert. There was a girl held prisoner in a restricted sector. And there was a boy who found her. And risked everything to set her free.

Rhiannon Held
Reflected (Silver, Book 3)
Macmillan Tor (US: 18th February 2014)
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Silver and her mate Andrew Dare are pack leaders of the entire North American werewolf population, and that makes the more traditional packs in Europe very nervous indeed. It’s getting hard to hide from human surveillance.

Susan Vaught
Insanity
Bloomsbury (US: 18th February 2014)
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Never, Kentucky, is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossway, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing… When the dead husband of one of Forest’s patients makes an appearance late one night, seemingly accompanied by an agent of the Devil, Forest loses all sense of reality and all sense of time. Terrified, she knows she has a part to play, and when she does so, she finds a heritage that she never expected.

Jessica Brody
Unforgotten (Unremembered, Book 2)
Macmillan (US: 25th February 2014; UK: 27th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After a daring escape from the Diotech scientists who created her, Seraphina and Zen believe they are finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await them at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend Sera. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long.

Cecil Castellucci
Tin Star
Macmillan Roaring Brook (US: 25th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist’s leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station. When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula’s desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book 3)
Scholastic (US: 25th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

Kim Harrison
The Undead Pool (Hollows, Book 12)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 25th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic – earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic – and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something – or someone – is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. The only way to do so is through the ancient elven magic, but that carries its own perils – for magic always has a price, and gods do not come lightly when called.

Sophie Littlefield
House of Glass
Harlequin MIRA (US: 25th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Jen Glass has worked hard to achieve the ideal life: a successful career, a beautiful home in an affluent suburb of Minneapolis, a seemingly perfect family. But inside the Glass house, everything is spinning out of Jen’s control. Her marriage to her husband, Ted, is on the brink of collapse; her fifteen-year-old daughter grows more distant each day; and her five-year-old son barely speaks a word. Jen is on the verge of breaking, but nothing could have prepared her for what is to come… On an evening that was supposed to be like any other, two men force their way into the Glasses’ home, but what begins as a common robbery takes an even more terrifying turn. Held hostage in the basement for more than forty-eight hours, Jen and Ted must put aside their differences if they have any hope of survival. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe – even if it means risking their own lives.

Jessica Brody
Unremembered (Unremembered, Book 1)
Pan Macmillan (UK: 27th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sixteen-year-old Sera is the only survivor of an explosion on a plane. She wakes up in hospital to find that she has no memory. The only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a top-secret science experiment. The only adult she trusts insists that she shouldn’t believe anything that anybody tells her. Sera must work out who she is and where she came from. Eventually she will learn that the only thing worse than forgetting her past is remembering it.

J. Nelle Patrick
Tsarina
Penguin Razorbill (US: 27th February 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Natalya knows a secret. A magical Faberge egg glows within the walls of Russia’s Winter Palace. It holds a power rooted in the land and stolen from the mystics. A power that promises a life of love for her and Alexei Romanov. Power that, in the right hands, can save her way of life. But it’s in the wrong hands.

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