13th January 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

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…

Beth Revis
The Future Collection
Scripturient Books (US: 13th January 2015)
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This collection of short stories features science fiction tales about the future. DOCTOR-PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY: A young woman wakes up in a cryomed ward of a hospital. As she recalls what led to her confinement, she starts to realise just what the consequences of her actions were, and how much time has passed since she was injured. THE MOST PRECIOUS MEMORY: In a world where memories can be bought and sold as highly addictive drugs, one transaction takes an unusual turn. (*Note*: this story was previously published in the Soothe the Savage Beast anthology.) THE GIRL AND THE MACHINE: A man has limited abilities to travel through time, but a cute girl pops up in his life, informing him that her time machine can open the door to far greater powers. But there’s something ominous about it… (*Note*: This story is available as an individual short.) LAG: A reporter had been chasing down a lead…but after a malfunction in the teleporter she used, she’s forgotten what the lead was. Now she’s searching for clues in her own life to discover what it was she’s missing. THE TURING TEST: A college student participates in a turing test to see if she can distinguish which of the two subjects is human and which is an android. (*Note:* A version of this story is a part of the Special Edition of The Body Electric novel and was previously published in Lightspeed Magazine.) AS THEY SLIP AWAY: A group of artists on a generation space ship that reviles art is given a unique assignment, one that draws one young lady far too close to a possessive man protected by the ship’s government. (*Note:* This short story is available free online and is linked to the Across the Universe world.) Also included in this collection are end notes, describing the inspiration behind each short story and hidden clues and allusions to sci fi classics. The collection concludes with two sample chapters from Beth’s latest book, The Body Electric.

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