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6th June 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Tara Altebrando
The Leaving
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
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Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are…fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max – the only one who hasn’t come back. Which leaves Max’s sister, Avery, wanting answers. She wants to find her brother – dead or alive – and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story. But as details of the disappearance begin to unfold, no one is prepared for the truth.

Tara Altebrando
The Possible
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
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What if…no one knows the truth about you? It’s been thirteen years since Kaylee’s biological mother, Crystal, once infamous for her supposed telekinetic ability, got a life sentence for killing Kaylee’s little brother in a fit of telekinetic rage. Today, Kaylee’s living a normal life with her adoptive parents and almost never thinks of Crystal. Until a woman shows up on Kaylee’s doorstep, asking to interview her for a podcast about her mother. Was the whole telekinesis thing a hoax, or does Crystal have some kind of special powers? Is it possible that Kaylee has them, too? It would certainly explain some of the stranger things that have happened to her over the years. What if…she did the interview? Met her mother for the first time since the trial? Can her mother prove she can make things happen with her mind? Can Kaylee do the same? And what if she has been doing it, all along? As the podcast begins airing, everyone in Kaylee’s life – everyone in the country – is hearing this dark history and asking questions that even Kaylee has never dared ask herself.

Keri Arthur
Blood Kissed (Lizzie Grace, Book 1)
Keri Arthur (US: 6th June 2017)
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In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic. But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. It’s a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive – that’s if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don’t get her first.

Danielle Rollins
Burning
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
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Tucked away, deep in the woods, Brunesfield Correctional Facility’s cold walls and empty hallways keep dangerous girls away from the world…girls like Angela Davis, whose fate was determined by one bad decision. After a few years in juvie, Angela is finally close to her release, but everything changes the day a new warden with dark plans takes over. Angela knows evil when she sees it, and as strange disappearances and frightening incidents happen more and more frequently, it becomes clear that Brunesfield could be the end of them. Angela and her friends must find a way to get out, but how can they save themselves from very place keeping them locked away?

Danielle Rollins
Breaking
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
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Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Ariel is daring and mysterious. Devon is beautiful and brilliant. Although Charlotte never lived up to the standards of the school – or her demanding mother, Dr. Gruen – her two best friends became the family she never had. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There’s a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth…

Cristin Terrill
Here Lies Daniel Tate
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 6th June 2017)
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It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of ten, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. At first too traumatized to speak, he is eventually able to tell the authorities who he is and is reunited with his overjoyed family. In time, they tell him, he’ll recover the memories he’s missing; all that matters is that they have him back. It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing: That boy isn’t Daniel Tate. But he wants to be. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Daniel has everything he’s ever dreamed of – wealth, privilege, the chance to make a fresh start, and most importantly, a family that loves him. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck. Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth – he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.

Danielle Vega
The Exorcism of Sofia Flores (The Merciless, Book 2)
Penguin Random House Razorbill (US & CA: 6th June 2017)
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Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else…until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish. Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil… Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?

Mary Weber
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow
HarperCollins Thomas Nelson (US: 6th June 2017)
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In a world where skycams follow your every move and the details of your life are uploaded each hour, Sofi knows that her eyes are the only caring ones watching her brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, she works behind the scenes to protect Shilo as he competes in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb destroys the gaming arena, she is helpless to rescue him – and certain that his disappearance was no accident. Despite all the evidence of Shilo’s death, Sofi’s nightmares tell her he is still alive. Could the dreams be truer than what everyone else claims? For Miguel – a charming young playboy from Earth – the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets. In the aftermath of the bombing, he fears he has lost Sofi forever, even as he wonders if she is really who she seems. Now he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: help the blackmailers or lose more than anyone can fathom – or than Earth can afford.

June 2017 Releases

Done with May 2017 Releases? Here are June 2017 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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5 New Covers (Caine, Gray, Heathfield, Terrill)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Madeline Ashby: COMPANY TOWN (paperback): 18th July 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Hart: ALL THE SECRETS WE KEEP: 13th June 2017: Buy (US)
Carrie Jones: FLYING (paperback): 25th July 2017: Buy (US)
Carrie Jones: ENHANCED: 25th July 2017: Buy (US)
Cindy Pon: WANT: 13th June 2017: Buy (US)
Alexandra Sirowy: THE TELLING (paperback): 25th July 2017: Buy (US)
Alexandra Sirowy: FIRST WE WERE IV: 25th July 2017: Buy (US)
J. A. Souders: REBELLION (paperback): 18th July 2017: Buy (US)
Cristin Terrill: HERE LIES DANIEL TATE: 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Laura Tims: THE ART OF FEELING: 25th July 2017: Buy (US)
Danielle Vega: THE MERCILESS III: THE ORIGIN OF EVIL: 27th June 2017: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

S. A. Bodeen: THE FALLOUT (paperback): 30th September 2014: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody: UNDISCOVERED: 14th February 2014: Buy (US)
Amy Rose Capetta: ENTANGLED (paperback): 4th November 2014: Buy (US)
Becca Fitzpatrick: BLACK ICE (Kindle Edition): 7th October 2014: Buy (US)
Amelia Kahaney: THE INVISIBLE: 7th October 2014: Buy (US)
Kass Morgan: DAY 21: 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: SLEEP NO MORE: 16th September 2014: Buy (US)
Cristin Terrill: as-yet-untitled 2nd novel: 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)
Kat Zhang: ONCE WE WERE (paperback): 16th September 2014: Buy (US)
Kat Zhang: ECHOES OF US: 16th September 2014: Buy (US)

[REVIEW] All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

Cristin Terrill
All Our Yesterdays (Cassandra Chronicles, Book 1)
Bloomsbury (UK & AU: 1st August 2013); Disney Hyperion (US: 3rd September 2013)
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(SPOILER ALERT: It’s halfway into the review, so stop reading there if you don’t want to know.)

Fair warning: The lead character is named Marina Marchetti, which immediately reminds me of Melina Marchetta, an Australian author. Is Cristin Terrill’s character named as pseudo-homage to the author, or a coincidence of sorts? The answer doesn’t matter; just caught my attention.

Also, weird situation that All Our Yesterdays is being released in the UK and Australia a full month before the US publication, especially odd considering the author is American. This is not a complaint, as I’m in Australia so yay for me.

Okay, time travel. It’s a mindbender, especially for a left-brained person like yours truly. I’ve a big problem with paradoxes. Time travel is not my forte, so I base all my knowledge and opinions on “Bender’s Big Score”, the Futurama multi-part. (Not my favourite Futurama multi-part, mind you – that honour goes to “The Beast with a Billion Backs”, but that’s a subject for another post.)

Like the TV episode, Cristin Terrill’s All Our Yesterdays runs along the theory that…SPOILER ALERT! Continue reading