Category Archives: Cassandra Rose Clarke

Now Available for US Pre-Order

V.C. Andrews: SHATTERED MEMORIES: 31st October 2017: Buy (US)
Kylie Chan: RED SCALES SONATA: 1st March 2018: Buy (US)
Cassandra Rose Clarke: STAR’S END (paperback): 10th October 2017: Buy (US)
Margaret Fortune: ARCHANGEL (paperback): 2nd January 2018: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: INTO THE DROWNING DEEP: 14th November 2017: Buy (US)
Francesca Haig: THE FOREVER SHIP: 5th December 2017: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: THE TURN (paperback): 31st October 2017: Buy (US)
Nancy Holzner: FIRESTORM: 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: UNEARTHED: 9th January 2018: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE RED: 11th July 2017: Buy (US)
Laurie Faria Stolarz: SHUTTER (paperback): 3rd October 2017: Buy (US)

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21st March 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Jenna Black
Nightstruck (Nightstruck, Book 1)
Macmillan Tor (US: 21st March 2017)
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Becket is an ordinary teenage girl, wrestling with the upheaval of her parents’ divorce. A studious high school senior, her biggest problems to date have been choosing which colleges to apply to, living up to her parents’ ambitious expectations for her, and fighting her secret crush on her best friend’s boyfriend. But that all changes on the night she tries to save an innocent life and everything goes horribly wrong. Unbeknownst to her, Becket has been tricked into opening a door between worlds, allowing a dark magic into the mortal world. As the magic trickles in, the city begins to change at night. Strange creatures roam the streets, and inanimate objects come to life, all of them bloodthirsty and terrifying. The city returns to normal when the sun rises in the morning, and no one can capture the strange changes – such as potholes turning into toothy mouths and wires turning into strangling vines – on film, which prompts the government to declare that the city has been infected with some kind of madness and must be quarantined. Meanwhile, venturing out of one’s house at night has become a dangerous proposition, and the moment the sun sets, most of the citizens of the city shut themselves up in their houses and stay there even in the case of dire emergencies. The magic is openly hostile to most mortals, but there are some individuals it seems to covet, trying to lure them out into the night. While Becket struggles to protect her friends and family from predatory creatures of the night, she is constantly tempted to shrug off all her responsibilities and join them. Joining the night world means being free of not just responsibility, but conscience, and it means no longer caring about the fate of others.

Cassandra Rose Clarke
Star’s End
Simon & Schuster Saga Press (US, UK, CA, & AU: 21st March 2017)
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The Corominas family owns a small planet system, which consists of one gaseous planet and four terraformed moons, nicknamed the Four Sisters. Phillip Coromina, the patriarch of the family, earned his wealth through a manufacturing company he started as a young man and is preparing his eldest daughter, Esme, to take over the company when he dies. When Esme comes of age and begins to take over the business, she gradually discovers the reach of her father’s company, the sinister aspects of its work with alien DNA, and the shocking betrayal that estranged her three half-sisters from their father. After a lifetime of following her father’s orders, Esme must decide if she should agree to his dying wish of assembling her sisters for a last goodbye or face her role in her family’s tragic undoing.

Jenny Trout
Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Jenny Trout (US: 21st March 2017)
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When she’s hired to adapt the blockbuster novel, Beautiful Darkness, for film, screenwriter Jessica Yates sees an opportunity she can’t pass up. The only thing standing between her and a guaranteed hit movie is the author. Lynn Baldwin’s rise from Midwestern housewife to literary superstardom has gone straight to her head, and she’s not willing to see her creation hit the screen without her total approval. As the entire creative team struggles with the hard-to-please author, Jessica’s personal life spins out of control. When there’s more relationship drama and kinky sex off the page than on, she’s forced to reevaluate what she really wants – before Beautiful Darkness destroys her Hollywood dreams forever.

March 2017 Releases

Done with February 2017 Releases? Here are March 2017 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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5 New Covers (Armstrong, Clarke, Jones, Vega, Vincent)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: MISSING: 18th April 2017: Buy (US)
Viola Carr: THE DASTARDLY MISS LIZZIE: 18th April 2017: Buy (US)
Cassandra Rose Clarke: FOUR SISTERS: 21st March 2017: Buy (US)
Kathy Hepinstall: THE BOOK OF POLLY: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Meg Howrey: THE WANDERERS: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Demitria Lunetta: BAD BLOOD: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Kelly Meding: ORACLE: 18th July 2016: Buy (US)
Carrie Mesrobian: JUST A GIRL: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE NIGHT MARK: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: 100 HOURS: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)

Books I Read & Rated 5 Stars in 2015

A short list – only six books – but a good collection. Only one was published in 2015; the others are from previous years.

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27th October 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

V. C. Andrews [also published as Virginia Andrews]
Bittersweet Dreams
Simon & Schuster Pocket (US, CA, & AU: 27th October 2015)
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Mayfair Cummings is young, beautiful, and brilliant. But her intelligence makes her the outcast of both the private school she attends and the broken family she hopes to salvage. When she catches the eye of both a popular senior and her handsome English teacher, not even her brilliant mind can help her navigate the explosive new relationships she is forming, or a scandal that is brewing…

Laura Bickle
Mercury Retrograde (Dark Alchemy, Book 2)
Harper Voyager Impulse (US, CA, & AU: 27th October 2015)
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It’s been two months since Petra Dee and her coyote sidekick Sig faced off against Temperance’s resident alchemist, but things are far from quiet. When an Internet video of a massive snake in the backcountry of Yellowstone goes viral, a chase for the mythical basilisk is on. Monster hunters swarm into the area, and never one to pass up the promise of discovery, Petra joins in the search. Among the newcomers is a snake cult on wheels – the biker gang Sisters of Serpens. Unlike some, the Sisters don’t want to kill the basilisk – they want to worship it. But things get complicated when the basilisk develops a taste for human flesh that rivals the Sisters’ own murderous skills. Meanwhile, the alchemical tree of life is dying, and the undead Hanged Men of Temperance who depend on it know the basilisk may be their last chance for survival. With time running out for everyone around her, Petra will be forced to decide who survives and who she must leave behind.

Holly Black
Red Glove (The Curse Workers, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster Saga Press (US & CA: 27th October 2015)
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Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe’s world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realised his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth – he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything – or anyone – into something else. After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov’s retribution and finding out that Lila will never be his, Cassel is trying to re-establish some kind of normalcy in his life. That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family tied to one of the big crime families, and a mother whose cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is also coming to terms with what it means to be a transformation worker and figuring out how to have friends. But normal doesn’t last very long-soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past. A past he remembers only in scattered fragments and one that could destroy his family and his future. Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on because neutrality is not an option. And then he will have to pull off his biggest con ever to survive. Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

J. C. Carleson
Placebo Junkies
Random House Knopf (US & CA: 27th October 2015)
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Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For Audie and her friends, “volunteering” for pharmaceutical drug trials means a quick fix and easy cash. Sure, there’s the occasional nasty side effect, but Audie’s got things under control. If Monday’s pill causes a rash, Tuesday’s ointment usually clears it right up. Wednesday’s injection soothes the sting from Tuesday’s “cure,” and Thursday’s procedure makes her forget all about Wednesday’s headache. By the time Friday rolls around, there’s plenty of cash in hand and perhaps even a slot in a government-funded psilocybin study, because WEEKEND! But the best fix of all is her boyfriend, Dylan, whose terminal illness just makes them even more compatible. He’s turning eighteen soon, so Audie is saving up to make it an unforgettable birthday. That means more drug trials than ever before, but Dylan is worth it. No pain, no gain, Audie tells herself as the pills wear away at her body and mind. No pain, no gain, she repeats as her grip on reality starts to slide…

Viola Carr
The Devious Dr. Jekyll (Electric Empire, Book 2)
Harper Voyager (US & CA: 27th October 2015)
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Solving the notorious Chopper case was supposed to help crime scene physician Dr. Eliza Jekyll – daughter of the infamous Henry – establish her career in the chauvinistic world of Victorian law enforcement. But the scrutiny that comes with her newfound fame is unwelcome for a woman with a diabolical secret: her dark and jealous shadow self, Lizzie Hyde. And there is the mercurial Royal Society agent with his own secret to hide, Captain Remy Lafayette. Does he want to marry Eliza or burn her at the stake? It’s impossible, however, for Eliza to push Remy away when he tempts her with the one thing she can’t resist: a bizarre crime to investigate. And although Eliza is uncertain about Remy, Lizzie isn’t. Lizzie wants to steal the magnetic and persistent agent and usurp Eliza’s life. As the search for a bloodthirsty torturer dubbed the Pentacle Killer draws Eliza and Remy into a terrifying world of spies, art thieves, and evil alchemy – where the price of immortality is madness or damnation – only Lizzie’s dark ingenuity can help Eliza survive. Eliza and Remy must race to thwart a foul conspiracy involving the sorcerous French, but they must also overcome a sinister enemy who is all too close to home: the vengeful Lizzie, who is determined to dispose of Eliza for good.

Cassandra Rose Clarke
Our Lady of the Ice
Simon & Schuster Saga Press (US, UK, CA, & AU: 27th October 2015)
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In Argentine Antarctica, Eliana Gomez is the only female PI in Hope City – a domed colony dependent on electricity (and maintenance robots) for heat, light, and survival in the icy deserts of the continent. At the centre is an old amusement park – now home only to the androids once programmed to entertain – but Hope City’s days as a tourist destination are long over. Now the City produces atomic power for the mainland while local factions agitate for independence and a local mobster, Ignacio Cabrera, runs a brisk black-market trade in illegally imported food. Eliana doesn’t care about politics. She doesn’t even care – much – that her boyfriend, Diego, works as muscle for Cabrera. She just wants to save enough money to escape Hope City. But when an aristocrat hires Eliana to protect an explosive personal secret, Eliana finds herself caught up in the political tensions threatening to tear Hope City apart. In the clash of backstabbing politicians, violent freedom fighters, a gangster who will stop at nothing to protect his interests, and a newly sentient robot underclass intent on a very different independence, Eliana finds her job coming into deadly conflict with Diego’s, just as the electricity that keeps Hope City from freezing begins to fail…

Tiffany Reisz
The Queen (The Original Sinners: The White Years, Book 4)
Harlequin MIRA (US: 27th October 2015)
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Out of money and out of options after her yearlong exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground. While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonising choice – will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren’s collar?