January 2015 Releases

Done with December 2014 Releases? Here are January 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist. NOTE: If reading this in a feed-reader, please go to my WordPress (click this blog post’s title) in order for the formatting to show up correctly.

Karen Mahoney
Hunting the Dark (Moth, Book 2)
Random House (UK & AU: 1st January 2015)
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Adjusting to life as a vampire hasn’t been easy for Moth. Torn between her family and her maker Theo, Moth spends her time running from one deadly situation to the next. That’s not her only problem. There’s a killer on the loose and no vampire is safe. Even worse, the prime suspect is Jace Murdoch, Moth’s friend and one-time crush. He is in serious danger. Moth needs to hunt down the killer before Jace is destroyed.

Katie McGarry
Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits, Book 5)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (UK & AU: 1st January 2015)
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For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so…different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything – except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for. But when the reason behind Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants – even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves. Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah’s more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he’d be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn…seriously epic.

Carrie Mesrobian
Sex & Violence
Lerner Carolrhoda (US: 1st January 2015)
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Sex has always come without consequences for seventeen-year-old Evan. Until he hooks up with the wrong girl and finds him in the wrong place at very much the wrong time. After an assault that leaves Evan scarred inside and out, he and his father retreat to the family cabin in rural Minnesota – which, ironically, turns out to be the one place where Evan can’t escape other people. Including him. It may also offer him his best shot at making sense of his life again.

Jessica Spotswood
Sisters’ Fate (Cahill Witch, Book 3)
Penguin (UK: 1st January 2015)
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A fever is spreading. As she reveals her powers to help the people, Cate is about to become the most wanted witch in all of New England. Meanwhile her beloved Finn doesn’t remember who she is – she’s torn between protecting him and encouraging him to fall for her again. And as Tess’s visions become more deadly, the prophecy that one Cahill sister will murder another looms ever closer…

Kat Zhang
Once We Were (Hybrid, Book 2)
HarperCollins (UK: 1st January 2015)
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Eva should not be alive. She should have been separated from her sister soul Addie – but instead they are a fugitive hybrid, on the run from the government. Joining an underground resistance movement, they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence. Meanwhile Eva is falling further for fellow fugitive Ryan – but clashing with Addie over their shared body. Faced with incredible danger, will Eva and Addie be torn apart forever?

Katie Coyle
Vivian Apple at the End of the World [also published as Vivian Versus the Apocalypse] (Vivian Apple, Book 1)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 6th January 2015)
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Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed “Rapture,” all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country road-trip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivian Apple isn’t looking for a saviour. She’s looking for the truth.

Melissa Landers
Alienated (Alienated, Book 1)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 6th January 2015)
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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 realizes 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.

Sophie Littlefield
Infected
Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 6th January 2015)
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Carina’s senior year is spiralling downward. Fast. Both her mother and her uncle, the only two family members she’s ever known, are dead. Their deaths were accidents, unfortunate results of the highly confidential research they performed for a national security organization. Or so she’s been told. She’s not buying it. After finding a unique code hidden beneath the stone in a ring her mother left to her, Carina goes straight to the only family she has left: her boyfriend, Tanner. The people Carina loved kept dangerous secrets. Secrets that make her question the life she’s been living up to now. Her life is on the line, but more importantly, so is Tanner’s. And if she fails? He dies.

Kathleen Peacock
Thornhill [also published as Deadly Thorns] (Hemlock, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 6th January 2015)
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The ripple effect caused by the solving of her BFF Amy’s murder has driven Mac’s new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac refuses to accept his decision, especially since it puts him in danger. So she sets out in search of Kyle with barely sober pal Jason – and Amy’s all-seeing ghost – in tow. Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in the most surprising place – a werewolf den located in the mountains of Colorado – but their reunion is cut short by a terrifying Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle find themselves trapped inside the tall electric fences of Thornhill, a rehabilitation camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill – and realises that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.

Kathleen Peacock
Willowgrove [also published as Deadly Willow (Hemlock, Book 3)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 6th January 2015)
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Ever since Mac’s best friend, Amy, was murdered, Hemlock has been a dangerous place. But now that Mac, her boyfriend, Kyle, and Amy’s ex, Jason, instigated a mass breakout from Thornhill, a werewolf “rehabilitation” camp, the danger has only grown. Fear of the infection spreading is at an all-time high and anyone with a scar is suspected of being a wolf. What makes Mac even more afraid are the dark experiments that the warden of Thornhill was performing on werewolves in a secret asylum called Willowgrove. Mac knows that uncovering proof of what happened and who did it is the only way to save the people she loves from the violence surrounding them and the powerful forces that want to silence the truth. And Amy won’t stop haunting her dreams until she does.

Lissa Price
Enders (Starters, Book 2)
Random House Embers (US & CA: 6th January 2015)
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Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael – teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations – Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn’t want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life – but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena’s memories, too…and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body? No one is ever who they appears to be, not even the Old Man. Determined to find out who he really is and grasping at the hope of a normal life for herself and her younger brother, Callie is ready to fight for the truth. Even if it kills her.

Jennifer Rush
Reborn (Altered, Book 3)
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 6th January 2015)
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The Branch is in shambles, but Anna, Sam, Cas, and Nick can’t rest easy. Remnants of the organization lurk unseen and the flashbacks to their old lives are only getting stronger – especially Nick’s. Following scattered memories and clues from his Branch file, Nick sets off alone in search of answers and in search of the girl who haunts his dreams. But the sleepy town where she lives in full of secrets and Nick soon learns that uncovering their shared past may have deadly consequences.

Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Never, Never
Amazon Digital Services (US: 11th January 2015)
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Best friends since they could walk. In love since they were fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning. He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

Kelly Meding
Freak House [short story from the Carniepunk anthology]
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US, UK, CA, & AU: 12th January 2015)
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Sheltered and raised by her gypsy mother, Shiloh Harrison has never explored the djinn heritage of her absentee father – until she learns he’s been captured by a man whose underground paranormal freak show is the latest rage among the rich and elite.

Holly Black
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 13th January 2015)
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Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of them. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for. Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the centre of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointy as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking. Until one day, he does… As the world turns upside down and a hero is needed to save them all, Hazel tries to remember her years spent pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Jessica Brody
Unleashed (Unremembered, Novella)
Macmillan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (US: 13th January 2015)
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Seraphina has escaped the compound. The president of Diotech has fallen gravely ill. Now, Dr. Alixter rests his last hope on a genetically enhanced soldier. A boy designed to apprehend her. A boy incapable of failure…

Amy Rose Capetta
Unmade (Entangled, Book 2)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 13th January 2015)
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Cadence is in a race against time and space to save her family and friends from the Unmakers, who are tracking the last vestiges of humanity across the cosmos. As the epic battle begins, Cade learns that letting people in also means letting them go.

Richelle Mead
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, Book 5)
Penguin Razorbill (US & CA: 13th January 2015)
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Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him…

Jen Estes
Fifteen (Dreamwalker Diaries, Book 1)
Curiosity Quills (US: 15th January 2015)

Legend has it if you die in your dreams, you die in real life. Fifteen-year-old Ashling Campbell knows that’s not true because when she closes her eyes each night, she doesn’t dream about public nudity or Prom dates. Instead, she’s catapulted to the front row of her future self’s execution – fifteen years from now – where monsters have taken control of her hometown and she, or rather, her 30-year-old counterpart, is their public enemy number one. For three months and counting, it’s been the same dream…until an encounter with an antique dreamcatcher. Ash falls asleep to discover she’s no longer a mere spectator in these dreams – now she’s astral-projecting into the body of her future self. Each night, she goes on the run with a ragtag group of rebels – who have no idea she’s really a high school sophomore and not their noble warrior. She has to make it through each night so that she can wake up and find a way to change the future. For every action she does in the present day, she falls asleep to discover it had an equal impact fifteen years later. It’s up to her to manage her two worlds and make sure she’s still got a place in both.

Karen Ann Hopkins
Whispers from the Dead (Serenity’s Plain Secrets, Book 2)
Karen Ann Hopkins (US: 20th January 2015)

Sheriff Serenity Adams and Daniel Bachman are once again partnered up in a criminal investigation, when they travel to a northern Amish settlement that has been riddled by arsons for the past two decades. Serenity quickly discovers that there is much more going on in the touristy community than just barns set on fire. The new group of Amish have their own secrets to hide. She begins to unravel an extensive criminal underworld that threatens to destroy everything that the simple people of Poplar Springs hold dear and even puts her own life in jeopardy. And although Serenity tries desperately to avoid it, things begin heating up between her and Daniel, making her wonder if true love and happiness are really within her grasp.

Kelly Meade
White Knight (Cornerstone Run, Book 3)
Penguin InterMix (US: 20th January 2015)
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Despite a month of peace from hybrid attacks, the constant threat of violence has the loup garou on edge. Knight McQueen’s home feels like a military compound and his people have become battle-weary soldiers. And Knight’s tenuous grip on his own self-control has been further damaged by the disappearance of the only woman whose touch brings him peace. Held prisoner by her hybrid half-sisters and forced to care for an unknown child, Shay Butler’s quarterly is approaching but a silver-laced collar prevents her from shifting. As her time draws closer, her sanity begins to slip. The opportunity to rescue Shay arrives when Magus enemy Archimedes Atwood requests a parley to discuss ways to end the conflict between their people and stop the rogue hybrids. Alpha Bishop McQueen agrees, bringing his brothers together to form a plan that will bring Shay home to Knight, stop the final two hybrids – and finally bring Archimedes to justice once and for all…

Veronica Roth
Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 20th January 2015)
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One choice can transform you – or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves – and herself – while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable – and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. Bonus materials include: Alternate Beginning; Evelyn’s Speech to the Factionless; “The Reality of Grief” by Veronica Roth; Faction Playlist; Insurgent Discussion Guide; and an Excerpt from Allegiant.

Kristen Simmons
Three (Article 5, Book 3)
Macmillan Tor Teen (US: 20th January 2015)
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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 organization 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.

V. C. Andrews also published as Virginia Andrews]
Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger (Diaries, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (US, UK, CA, & AU: 27th January 2015)
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Christopher Dollanganger was fourteen when he and his younger siblings – Cathy and the twins, Cory and Carrie – were locked away in the attic of Foxworth Hall, prisoners of their mother’s greedy inheritance scheme. For three long years he kept hope alive for the sake of the others. But the shocking truth about how their ordeal affected him was always kept hidden – until now. Seventeen-year-old Kristin Masterwood is thrilled when her father’s construction company is hired to inspect the Foxworth property for a prospective buyer. The once grand Southern mansion still sparks legends and half-truths about the four innocent Dollanganger children, even all these decades later. Foxworth holds a special fascination for Kristin, who was too young when her mother died to learn much about her distant blood tie to the notorious family. Accompanying her dad to the “forbidden territory,” they find a leather-bound book, its yellowed pages filled with the neat script of Christopher Dollanganger himself. Her father grows increasingly uneasy about her reading it, but as she devours the teen’s story page by page, his shattering account of temptation, heartache, courage, and betrayal overtakes Kristin’s every thought. And soon her obsession with the doomed boy crosses a dangerous line…

Erica Hayes
Scorched
HarperCollins Impulse (AU: 27th January 2015)
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In a world where everyone wears a mask, you can’t trust anyone…not even yourself. Verity Fortune was once Sapphire City’s top crime-fighter, wielding her powers of telekinesis to battle the city’s most despicable villains. Now, she’s consumed by a single burning desire – Revenge. Against those who took away her mask, her memory, and nearly her life. Having escaped from the asylum they left her to rot in, Verity dons her mask once again and becomes the Seeker, a vigilante warrior for truth. But when she unwittingly uncovers an evil conspiracy deep within her own family, she’s suddenly on the run, alone and hunted by those she thought were on her side…

Caitlin Kittredge
Black Dog (Hellhound, Book 1)
HarperCollins (AU: 27th January 2015)
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Ava has spent the last hundred years as a hellhound, the indentured servant of a reaper who hunts errant souls and sends them to Hell. When a human necromancer convinces her to steal her reaper’s scythe, Ava incurs the wrath of the demon Lilith, her reaper’s boss. As punishment for her transgression, Lilith orders Ava to track down the last soul in her reaper’s ledger…or die trying. But after a hundred years of servitude, it’s time for payback. And Hell hath no fury like an avenging Ava…

Marissa Meyer
Cress (Lunar Chronicles, Book 3)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 27th January 2015)
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Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

Marissa Meyer
Fairest (Lunar Chronicles, Book 3.5)
Macmillan Feiwel & Friends (US: 27th January 2015)
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Queen Levana is a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told…until now.

Megan Shepherd
A Cold Legacy (Madman’s Daughter, Book 3)
HarperCollins (US, CA, & AU: 27th January 2015; UK: 29th January 2015)
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After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet – along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward – has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls. Then she uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation – and her own intended role in it – forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

Kelley Armstrong [illustrated by Xavière Daumarie]
Forsaken (Otherworld, Novella)
Subterranean (US: 31st January 2015)
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Three years after being named Alpha of the North American pack, Elena Michaels is in London battling for respect from the British pack. When it becomes apparent she won’t get it, she heads home, expecting a much-needed rest on her family vacation, only to discover a battle brewing of a very different kind. One of her eight-year-old twins has disappeared, and all evidence points to Malcolm Danvers. It seems as if the psychotic former Pack member they’ve been tracking for the past year has brought the fight to them, setting the bait he knows Elena can’t afford to ignore.

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