Category Archives: Francesca Zappia

July 2017 Releases

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June 2017 Releases

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30th May 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Jenna Black
Night Magic (Nightstruck, Book 2)
Macmillan Tor (US: 30th May 2017)
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Philadelphia is locked in the grip of an evil magic that transforms its streets into a nightmare landscape the minute the sun sets each night. While most of the city hunkers down and hopes to survive the long winter nights, Becket Walker is roaming the darkened streets having the time of her life. Once, the guilt of having inadvertently let the night magic into the city – and of having killed her onetime best friend – had threatened to destroy her. But now she’s been Nightstruck, and all her grief and guilt and terror have been swept away – along with her conscience. So what if she’s lost her friends, her family, and her home? And so what if her hot new boyfriend is super-controlling and downright malevolent? Mesmerized by the power and freedom of not having to care about anyone but herself, Becket is sinking ever deeper into the night magic’s grasp. But those who love her refuse to give up on her – even if she’s given up on them. If they can’t find a way to help Becket break the night magic’s hold, the entire city might soon find itself shrouded in perpetual night. But the last thing Becket wants is to be “rescued” from her brand new life, and she will fight tooth and claw to stay exactly where she is.

Mira Grant
Feedback (Newsflesh, Book 4)
Hachette Little, Brown Orbit (US: 30th May 2017)
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We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we unleashed something horrifying and unstoppable. The infection spread leaving those afflicted with a single uncontrollable impulse: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, a team of scrappy underdog reporters relentlessly pursue the facts while competing against the brother-and-sister blog superstars, the Masons. Surrounded by the infected, and facing more insidious forces working in the shadows, they must hit the presidential campaign trail and uncover dangerous truths. Or die trying.

Laura Lam
False Hearts
Macmillan Tor (US: 30th May 2017)
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Raised in the closed cult of Mana’s Hearth and denied access to modern technology, conjoined sisters Taema and Tila dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When the heart they share begins to fail, the twins escape to San Francisco, where they are surgically separated and given new artificial hearts. From then on they pursue lives beyond anything they could have previously imagined. Ten years later, Tila returns one night to the twins’ home in the city, terrified and covered in blood, just before the police arrive and arrest her for murder – the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Tila is suspected of involvement with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate that deals in the flow of Verve, a drug that allows violent minds to enact their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape. Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin’s life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.

Madeleine Roux [illustrated by Iris Compiet]
House of Furies (House of Furies, Book 1)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 30th May 2017)
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After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved. Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?

Rachel Vincent
Spectacle (Menagerie, Book 2)
Harlequin MIRA (US: 30th May 2017)
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When their coup of Metzger’s Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of “exotic wildlife.” Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favours, the Spectacle’s owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted – for the right price. But Vandekamp’s closely guarded client list isn’t the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.

Francesca Zappia
Eliza and Her Monsters
HarperCollins Greenwillow (US & CA: 30th May 2017)
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In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built – her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity – begins to fall apart.

2nd May 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Marissa Meyer
Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles, Anthology)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 2nd May 2017)
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The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories – and secrets – that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies? Nine stories – five of which have never before been published.

Amy Plum
Dreamfall (Dreamfall, Book 1)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 2nd May 2017)
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Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it because they think it can’t get any worse. But they couldn’t be more wrong. When the lab equipment malfunctions, the patients are plunged into a terrifying dreamworld where their worst nightmares have come to life – and they have no memory of how they got there. Hunted by monsters from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, these seven strangers will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.

Francesca Zappia
Made You Up
HarperCollins Greenwillow (US & CA: 2nd May 2017)
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Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?

May 2017 Releases

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

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5 New Covers (Baggott, Grant, Khan, McGarry, Zappia)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Claire Cameron: THE LAST NEANDERTHAL: 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT (paperback): 27th June 2017: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: ILLUMINAE (paperback): 4th April 2017: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE KEEP OF AGES: 11th July 2017: Buy (US)
Beth Revis: A WORLD WITHOUT YOU (paperback): 13th June 2017: Buy (US)
Madeleine Roux: HOUSE OF FURIES: 30th May 2017: Buy (US)
Kristen Simmons: BURNED AWAY: 28th September 2016: Buy (US)
Danielle Vega: THE MERCILESS II: THE EXORCISM OF SOFIA FLORES (paperback): 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
M. D. Waters: GEMINI’S EDGE: 21st October 2016: Buy (US)
Francesca Zappia: ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS: 30th May 2017: Buy (US)