Category Archives: Ilsa J. Bick

1st January 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Ilsa J. Bick
The Dickens Mirror (Dark Passages, Book 2)
Lerner Carolrhoda Lab (US: 1st January 2017)
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Emma Lindsay has nowhere to go. Her friends are dead. Eric and Casey are lost to the Dark Passages. Emma commands the cynosure, a device that allows for safe passage between the Many Worlds, to put her where she might find her friends again. But Emma wakes up in the body of Little Lizzie, all grown up. And in this alternative Victorian London, Elizabeth McDermott is mad. Elizabeth’s physician, Dr. Kramer, has drugged her to allow Emma – who’s blinked to this London before – to emerge as the dominant personality. Elizabeth is dying, and if Emma can’t find a way out, everyone as they exist in this London will die with her.

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January 2017 Releases

Done with December 2016 Releases? Here are January 2017 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Tara Altebrando: THE LEAVING (paperback): 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Tara Altebrando: THE POSSIBLE: 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Marianna Baer: THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN: 4th April 2017: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE LONG GAME (paperback): 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Ilsa J. Bick: THE DICKENS MIRROR (paperback): 1st January 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: A MORTAL SONG: 13th September 2016: Buy (US)
Alexandra Duncan: BLIGHT: 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: DEFY THE STARS: 4th April 2017: Buy (US)
Amy Plum: DREAMFALL: 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Danielle Rollins: BURNING (paperback): 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Danielle Rollins: BREAKING: 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Tiffany Schmidt: BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE (paperback): 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Amanda Sun: HEIR TO THE SKY (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: SPECTACLE: 30th May 2017: Buy (US)
Wendy Walker: ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN (paperback): 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Francesca Zappia: MADE YOU UP (paperback): 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)

10th March 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Ilsa J. Bick
The Dickens Mirror (Dark Passages, Book 2)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 10th March 2015)
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Emma Lindsay finds herself with nowhere to go, no place to call home. Her friends are dead. Eric, the perfect boy she wrote into being, and his brother, Casey, are lost to the Dark Passages. With no way of knowing where she belongs, she commands the cynosure, a beacon and lens that allows for safe passage between the Many Worlds, to put her where she might find her friends – find Eric – again. What she never anticipated was waking up in the body of Little Lizzie, all grown up – or that, in this alternative London, Elizabeth McDermott is mad. In this London, Tony and Rima are “rats,” teens who gather the dead to be used for fuel. Their friend, Bode, is an attendant at Bedlam, where Elizabeth has been committed after being rescued by Arthur Conan Doyle, a drug-addicted constable. Tormented by the voices of all the many characters based on her, all Elizabeth wants is to get rid of the pieces under her skin once and for all. While professing to treat Elizabeth, her physician, Dr. Kramer, has actually drugged her to allow Emma – who’s blinked to this London before – to emerge as the dominant personality…because Kramer has plans. Elizabeth is the key to finding and accessing the Dickens Mirror. But Elizabeth is dying, and if Emma can’t find a way out, everyone as they exist in this London, as well as the twelve-year-old version of herself and the shadows – what remains of Eric, Casey, and Rima that she pulled with her from the Dark Passages – will die with her.

Lauren DeStefano
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 10th March 2015)
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Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city and her home, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. There’s too much for her on Internment: her parents, best friend Pen, and her betrothed, Basil. Her life is ordinary and safe, even if she sometimes does wonder about the ground and why it’s forbidden. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, Judas is being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find – or whom she will lose.

Lauren DeStefano
Burning Kingdoms (Internment Chronicles, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 10th March 2015)
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After escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island home. The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement park. It is also a land at war. Everyone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they’re caught under the watchful eye of another king who wants to dominate his world. They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them?

Francesca Haig
The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Gallery (US & CA: 10th March 2015)
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Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha – physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega – burdened with deformity, small or large. With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world’s sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other. Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality. For daring to envision a world in which Alphas and Omegas live side-by-side as equals, both the Council and the Resistance have her in their sights.

Megan Hart
Don’t Deny Me
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 10th March 2015)
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Alice and Mick had it all: the happy days, the heartfelt evenings, the hot, slow nights. Mick knew she was too much, too good, more than he deserved…and when Mick couldn’t give her what she needed, in a moment of crisis, they lost everything. Torn apart, Alice tries to pry him out of her life and move on – until a not-so-chance meeting at an old friend’s party brings them face-to-face once more. Now they’re talking again, Alice can’t escape the burning in her chest whenever he’s near, the way his eyes still follow her around the room…but she won’t repeat the mistakes of her past. Because people, and relationships, can’t really ever change. But if Alice does decide to let him back into her heart – and into her bed – will Mick be ready to show her the man that he’s become…and take a chance on love? And can Alice ever trust him again?

Lisa Heathfield
Seed
Running Press (US: 10th March 2015)
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All that Pearl knows can be encapsulated in one word: Seed. It is the isolated community that she was born into. It is the land that she sows and reaps. It is the center of her family and everything that means home. And it is all kept under the watchful eye of Papa S. At fifteen years old, Pearl is finally old enough to be chosen as Papa S.’s companion. She feels excitement…and surprising trepidation that she cannot explain. The arrival of a new family into the Seed community – particularly the teenage son, Ellis – only complicates the life and lifestyle that Pearl has depended upon as safe and constant. Ellis is compelling, charming, and worldly, and he seems to have a lot of answers to questions Pearl has never thought to ask. But as Pearl digs to the roots of the truth, only she can decide what she will allow to come to the surface.

Colleen Hoover
Confess
Simon & Schuster Atria (US, UK, CA, & AU: 10th March 2015)
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At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it. To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

Peggy Kern
Little Peach
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 10th March 2015)
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What do you do if you’re in trouble? When Michelle runs away from her drug-addicted mother, she has just enough money to make it to New York City, where she hopes to move in with a friend. But once she arrives at the bustling Port Authority, she is confronted with the terrifying truth: she is alone and out of options. Then she meets Devon, a good-looking, well-dressed guy who emerges from the crowd armed with a kind smile, a place for her to stay, and eyes that seem to understand exactly how she feels. But Devon is not who he seems to be, and soon Michelle finds herself engulfed in the world of child prostitution, where he becomes her “Daddy” and she his “Little Peach.” It is a world of impossible choices, where the line between love and abuse, captor and savior, is blurred beyond recognition.

March 2015 Releases

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10th February 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Ilsa J. Bick
White Space (Dark Passages, Book 1)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 10th February 2015)
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Seventeen-year-old Emma Lindsay has problems: a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetable, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it’s as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs. But one thing Emma has never doubted is that she’s real. Then she writes “White Space”, a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard. Unfortunately, “White Space” turns out to be a dead ringer for part of an unfinished novel by a long-dead writer. The manuscript, which she’s never seen, is a loopy Matrix meets Inkheart story in which characters fall out of different books and jump off the page. When Emma blinks, she might be doing the same and, before long, she’s dropped into the very story she thought she’d written. Trapped in a weird, snow-choked valley, Emma meets other kids with dark secrets and strange abilities: Eric, Casey, Bode, Rima, and a very special little girl, Lizzie. What they discover is that they – and Emma – may be nothing more than characters written into being from an alternative universe for a very specific purpose. Now what they must uncover is why they’ve been brought to this place – a world between the lines where parallel realities are created and destroyed and nightmares are written – before someone pens their end.

Viola Carr
The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, Book 1)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 10th February 2015)
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In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London with blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching “the Chopper” could make Eliza’s career – or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father’s forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde. When the Royal Society sends their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a sorceress, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Chopper case draws her into London’s luminous, magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbours an evil curse of his own. Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free…

Stephanie Diaz
Rebellion (Extraction, Book 2)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 10th February 2015)
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It’s been seven days since Clementine, Logan, and their allies retreated into hiding on the Surface. Clementine feels almost safe in their company, but she knows it won’t last. The rebels may have won one fight against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from over. He will find a way to fly his Core battleship to the nearby planet, Marden, no matter how many lives are lost in the process. Unless the rebels defeat him first. The plan is simple: they will infiltrate each sector and weaken his infrastructure from within his ranks. They will convince the underage workers in the camps to join in the uprising. They will hijack ships, enter the Core, and assassinate Charlie. But Charlie has more weapons in his possession than guns and bombs, and he will do whatever it takes to keep the rebels from ruining his plans. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan and everyone she cares about – and losing control of herself.

Liz Maverick
Hot & Bothered
Harlequin Cosmopolitan Red-Hot Reads (US: 10th February 2015)
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Hosting a fabulous party is the perfect cap-off to Cassie Hagen’s successful business trip in Paris. Living in the land of decadent macarons, French fashion and champagne is great – especially compared to her past life as the scholarship student at a tony New York private school. Then Jack Marchand shows up. Sure, he’s hot, French and superapologetic about how he humiliated her in high school. He was all of her firsts: her first lover, the first to break her heart and the first to dump her after one night together. Jack has never forgotten Cassie. He’s determined to prove he’s changed and win her back. As an apology, it’s pretty much perfect. Deliciously so. But Cassie isn’t quite ready to forgive him.

Richelle Mead
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, Book 6)
Penguin (US, UK, CA, & AU: 10th February 2015)
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

Jennifer Rush
Played (Altered, Book 3.5)
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 10th February 2015)
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Leaving Nick and Elizabeth behind, genetically-altered Chloe has only one thing on her mind: revenge. She’s determined to take the Branch down, starting with the organization’s merciless leader Tom Riley. Tracking Riley to Washington, D.C., Chloe seems to be closing in on her goal with each passing hour. But just because the Branch made her virtually indestructible doesn’t mean she’s immune to her emotions. And when a shadow from her past appears in the unlikeliest of places, Chloe is forced to reexamine her allegiances once and for all.

Kristen Simmons
The Glass Arrow
Macmillan Tor Teen (US: 10th February 2015)
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Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some man’s forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they’re all used up. Only in the wilderness, away from the city, can true freedom be found. Aya has spent her whole life in the mountains, looking out for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her. Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she’s raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom…if she can truly trust him.

February 2015 Releases

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