Category Archives: Katharine McGee

September 2017 Releases

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29th August 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Katharine McGee
The Dazzling Heights (Thousandth Floor, Book 2)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 29th August 2017)
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New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets… LEDA is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden – even if it means trusting her enemy. WATT just wants to put everything behind him…until Leda forces him to start hacking again. Will he do what it takes to be free of her for good? When RYLIN wins a scholarship to an upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being there means seeing the boy whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return. AVERY is tormented by her love for the one person in the world she can never have. She’s desperate to be with him…no matter the cost. And then there’s CALLIOPE, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who arrives in New York, determined to cause a stir. And she knows exactly where to begin. But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

Caragh M. O’Brien
The Rule of Mirrors (Vault of Dreamers, Book 2)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 29th August 2017)
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The entire country was watching when Rosie Sinclair was expelled from Forge, the prestigious arts school that doubles as a reality TV show. But few know how Dean Berg was mining students’ dreams in laboratories deep below the school. And no one, least of all the Dean himself, knows that when Rosie’s dreams were seeded into the mind of another patient, Rosie’s consciousness woke up in that body – a girl far from Forge, a girl with a completely different life from Rosie, a girl who is pregnant.

Caragh M. O’Brien
The Keep of Ages (Vault of Dreamers, Book 3)
Macmillan Roaring Brook (US: 29th August 2017)
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Driven by fear when Dean Berg kidnaps her family, Rosie Sinclair strikes out across the country to rescue them. When an elusive trail leads her to Grisly Valley, the contaminated ruin of a horror theme park, Rosie has to consider that Berg may once again be manipulating her every move to make her fearful, priming her for a final, lethal dream mining procedure. As Rosie struggles to outmanoeuvre Berg, she unearths the ultimate vault of dreamers and the hint of a consciousness more powerful and dangerous than any she’s imagined before. Faced with unspeakable suffering and otherworldly beauty, Rosie must discover how to trust her mind, her friends, and reality itself.

August 2017 Releases

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5 New Covers (Arthur, Haig, Kaczynski, McGee, McGinnis)

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6 New Covers (Altebrando, Grant, Haig, McGee, Rollins, Rowland)

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[REVIEW] The Thousandth Floor – Katharine McGee

Review originally published at Speculative Chic.

Katharine McGee
The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, Book 1)
HarperCollins (UK: 30th August 2016; AU: 1st September 2016; US & CA: 6th June 2017)
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In Manhattan 2118 stands a thousand-floor building, kind of a city within itself. It contains homes, schools, parks, clubs, and plenty of futuristic goodies. Welcome to the vertical urbanism of Katharine McGee’s The Thousandth Floor.

The prologue shows a girl in a dress plummeting to the ground outside. Who is she? Did she jump, or was she pushed? The series is marketed as the new Gossip Girl, but once I put away notions of who represents Serena and Blair, I was able to appreciate these new characters for themselves. Leda is fresh out of rehab. Eris loses her wealthy lifestyle and is forced to move way down the Tower. Watt is hired as a hacker, but the case turns personal. And then there’s Nadia, who’s altogether awesome.

The drama is contemporary, but the extravagant futuristic setting adds delightful spark. There’s life outside the Tower, too, including travel to other continents in just a few hours. Not all of the sub-plots appeal, but there’s an undeniable addictiveness to The Thousandth Floor that’s left me impatient for more. Book 2, The Dazzling Heights is scheduled for publication later this year.

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Rachel Caine: STILLHOUSE LAKE: 27th June 2017: Buy (US)
Alexandra Duncan: BLIGHT: 1st August 2017: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: FEEDBACK (paperback): 30th May 2017: Buy (US)
Kate Kessler: THREE STRIKES: 11th July 2017: Buy (US)
Katie Khan: HOLD BACK THE STARS: 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Katharine McGee: THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR (paperback): 25th July 2017: Buy (US)
Stephenie Meyer: THE CHEMIST (paperback): 11th July 2017: Buy (US)
An Na: THE PLACE BETWEEN BREATHS: 5th September 2017: Buy (US)
Alissa Nutting: MADE FOR LOVE: 4th July 2017: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE RULE OF MIRRORS (paperback): 11th July 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: BRAVE NEW GIRL: 9th May 2017: Buy (US)
Mary Weber: THE EVAPORATION OF SOFI SNOW: 6th June 2017: Buy (US)