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25th April 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Megan Abbott
You Will Know Me
Hachette Back Bay (US: 25th April 2017)
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How far will you go to achieve a dream? That’s the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits – until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumours swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers – about her daughter’s fears, her own marriage, and herself – forces Katie to consider whether there’s any price she isn’t willing to pay to achieve Devon’s dream.

Claire Cameron
The Last Neanderthal
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 25th April 2017)
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40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate. But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of her. In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artefacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women’s lives.

Debra Driza
Redemption (MILA 2.0, Book 3)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 25th April 2017)
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Mila has been running for her life for so long. But that was before she betrayed Hunter, the boy she’ll always love, and before she discovered she was an incredible danger to anyone who dares to get close to her. Now she’s gone into hiding with friend and tech expert Lucas. But when Mila discovers that her enemy General Holland is an even bigger threat to humanity than she is, she must make a choice: either push aside her fears and fight him with everything she’s got…or turn her back on the world forever.

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Illuminae (Illuminae Files, Book 1)
Penguin Random House Ember (US & CA: 25th April 2017)
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Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. But the warship could be the least of their problems. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their biggest threat; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra.

Madeleine Roux
Escape from Asylum (Asylum, Book 4)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 25th April 2017)
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Ricky Desmond has been through this all before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn’t belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a very special program – a program that the warden claims will not cure him but perfect him – Ricky realizes that he may not be able to wait for his mom a second longer. With the help of a sympathetic nurse and a fellow patient, Ricky needs to escape now.

Megan Shepherd
The Hunt (Cage, Book 2)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 25th April 2017)
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After their failed escape attempt, Cora, Lucky, and Mali have been demoted to the lowest level of human captives and placed in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals and other human outcasts. They must serve new Kindred masters – Cora as a lounge singer, Lucky as an animal wrangler, and Mali as a safari guide – and follow new rules or face dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Nok and Rolf have been moved into an enormous dollhouse, observed around the clock by Kindred scientists interested in Nok’s pregnancy. And Leon, the only one who successfully escaped, has teamed up with villainous Mosca black-market traders. The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all fronts – and maybe worst of all, one of the Hunt’s Kindred safari guests begins to play a twisted game of cat and mouse with Cora. Separated and constantly under watch, she and the others must struggle to stay alive, never mind find a way back to each other. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilities – to prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntlet – she’ll have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom.

Amanda Sun
Heir to the Sky
Harlequin (US: 25th April 2017)
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As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits: by her duties as a member of the royal family, by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman, and by the edge of the only world she’s ever known – a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what’s left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft. When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks and other terrifying creatures. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.

April 2017 Releases

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

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: LOST SOULS (hardcover): 31st March 2017: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE (paperback): 14th November 2017: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: RITUALS: 15th August 2017: Buy (US)
Cyn Balog: UNNATURAL DEEDS (paperback): 1st November 2017: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: AVALANCHE (paperback): 28th November 2017: Buy (US)
Cat Clarke: THE LOST AND THE FOUND (paperback): 10th October 2017: Buy (US)
Stefanie Gaither: INTO THE ABYSS (paperback): 14th November 2017: Buy (US)
Lisa Heathfield: PAPER BUTTERFLIES: 1st October 2017: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: ILLUMINAE (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Malinda Lo: A LINE IN THE DARK: 17th October 2017: Buy (US)

18th October 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff [guest journal illustrations by Marie Lu]
Gemina (Illuminae Files, Book 2)
Random House Knopf (US & CA: 18th October 2016)
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Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia – and possibly the known universe – is in their hands. But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Laurie Faria Stolarz
Shutter
Disney Hyperion (US: 18th October 2016)
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THE FACTS: • Julian Roman, age sixteen, is an escapee from the Fairmount County Juvenile Detention Facility. • His parents, Michael Roman and Jennifer Roman, are dead. • Julian is wanted for murder. THE QUESTIONS: • Why is Julian Roman on the run? • Just how dangerous is he? • And who did kill Michael and Jennifer Roman, if not Julian? Sixteen-year-old Day Connor views life through the lens of her camera, where perspective is everything. But photographs never tell the whole story. After Day crosses paths with Julian, the world she pictures and the truths she believes – neatly captured in black and white – begin to blur. Julian is not the “armed and dangerous” escapee the police are searching for, but his alibis don’t quite add up, either. There is more to his story. This time, Day is determined to see the entire picture…whatever it reveals. Did he? Or didn’t he? Day digs deeper into the case while Julian remains on the run. But the longer her list of facts becomes, the longer the list of questions becomes, too. It’s also getting harder to deny the chemistry she feels for him. Is it real? Or is she being manipulated? Day is close to finding the crack in the case. She just needs time to focus before the shutter snaps shut.

Carol Lynch Williams
Messenger
Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman (US, UK, CA & AU: 18th October 2016)
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Evie Messenger knows that her family is different from other families. But it isn’t until her fifteenth birthday that the Messenger gift is revealed to her. Evie has the family’s gift – a special power. Soon she realizes she is able to see and talk to the dead – ghosts – often with no idea who the person was. Or as Evie says: “I see Dead People. It’s a Messenger gift.” That doesn’t mean she wants the Messenger gift. So Evie tries to ignore it but soon she finds she cannot. Can Evie find a way to live her life without letting her power take over? And what if the dead person is someone close to Evie’s family?

October 2016 Releases

Done with September 2016 Releases? Here are October 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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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)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews: THE MIRROR SISTERS: 25th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: BETRAYALS: 9th August 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: ALL IN (paperback): 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: BAD BLOOD: 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: THE TURNCOAT’S GAMBIT: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: WAYLAID: 4th April 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: THE OPERATOR: 22nd November 2016: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: GEMINA: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kate Kessler: TWO CAN PLAY: 8th November 2016: Buy (US)
Justine Larbalestier: MY SISTER ROSA: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE CONFESSIONS: 15th March 2016: Buy (US)