Category Archives: Laura Bickle

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Mario Acevedo: RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE: 3rd May 2015: Buy (US)
Cassie Alexander: BOXSET: THE HAUNTED, THE HUNTED, THE HATED: 28th April 2015: Buy (US)
Madeline Ashby: COMPANY TOWN: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: MERCURY RETROGRADE: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody: UNCHANGED (paperback): 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Allie Brosh: SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: A SKY UNBROKEN: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE WARD (paperback): 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE ISLE: 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: MAYBE NOT (paperback): 22nd December 2015: Buy (US)
Krissy Kneen: EATING MY GRANDMOTHER: 1st July 2015: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE VAULT OF DREAMERS (paperback): 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE RULE OF MIRRORS: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Rush: REBORN (paperback): 12th January 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Savage: AFTER THE WOODS: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: A COLD LEGACY (paperback): 26th January 2016: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE RAVEN KING: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)

24th March 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Laura Bickle
Dark Alchemy
HarperCollins Voyager Impulse (US & AU: 24th March 2015)
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Geologist Petra Dee arrives in Wyoming seeking clues to her father’s disappearance years ago. What she finds instead is Temperance, a dying western town with a gold rush past and a meth-infested present. But under the dust and quiet, an old power is shifting. When bodies start turning up – desiccated and twisted skeletons that Petra can’t scientifically explain – her investigations land her in the middle of a covert war between the town’s most powerful interests. Petra’s father wasn’t the only one searching for the alchemical secrets of Temperance, and those still looking are now ready to kill. Armed with nothing but shaky alliances, a pair of antique guns, and a relic she doesn’t understand, the only thing Petra knows for sure is that she and her coyote sidekick are going to have to move fast – or die next.

Lydia Kang
Catalyst (Control, Book 2)
Penguin Kathy Dawson (US & CA: 24th March 2015)
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In the past year Zel lost her father, the boy she loves, her safety, and any future she might have imagined for herself. Now she, her sister, and the band of genetic outcasts they’ve come to call their family are forced on the run when their safe house is attacked by men with neural guns. But on the way to a rumored haven in Chicago, Zel hears something – a whisper from Cy, the boy who traded himself for her sister’s safety. And when she veers off plan in order to search for him, what she finds is not what she expected. There’s more to their genetic mutations than they ever imagined…aspects that make them wonder if they might be accepted by the outside world after all.

[REVIEW] Dark Alchemy – Laura Bickle

Laura Bickle
Dark Alchemy
HarperCollins Voyager Impulse (US & AU: 24th March 2015)
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Temperance, Wyoming, is a town of illicit drug use, rapidly-healing ranch hands, and the last known location of Dr. Petra Dee’s father. Whilst asking questions, the geologist comes across calcified corpses and a mystery that leads underground, where the most beautiful and grotesque things live.

Laura Bickle brings a fresh approach to alchemy, explaining the stages to achieve transformation in an understandable and interesting way that makes learning chemistry fun. Petra Dee is a clever and relatable heroine who keeps her eye on the prize, accompanied by her trusty coyote friend. But it’s the gobsmacking, vivid imagery of the caves and the Lunaria that will really grab readers.

This fascinating novel provides a great look at a proto-science about which I’d love to learn more. Dark Alchemy is brilliant as a stand-alone, yet a return trip to Temperance wouldn’t be unwelcome. Come for the western, but stay for the weird science!

March 2015 Releases

Done with February 2015 Releases? Here are March 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist. (NOTE: If reading via a feed-reader, the formatting may be wrong. Click the blog post’s title to take you to my WordPress, where it should show up fine.)

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[COVER REVEAL] Dark Alchemy – Laura Bickle

This blog post is part of the official cover reveal for Laura Bickle’s Dark Alchemy. Below, you’ll find the author’s links, and information about her books.

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9th September 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Ilsa J. Bick
Monsters (Ashes, Book 3)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 9th September 2014)
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When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn’t get much worse – until the doctors found the monster in her head. She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death. Now, with no hope of rescue – on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won’t quit – she discovers a new and horrifying truth. The Change isn’t over. The Changed are still evolving. And…they’ve had help.

Laura Bickle
The Outside (Hallowed Ones, Book 2)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 9th September 2014)
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After a plague of vampires was unleashed in the world, Katie was kicked out of the safe haven of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. She enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two friends and a horse by her side. And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. But can they be trusted, and are they even people at all?

Kim Harrison
The Witch with No Name (Hollows, Book 13)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 9th September 2014)
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Rachel Morgan’s come a long way from the klutzy runner fleeing a bad job. She’s faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She’s crossed worlds, channelled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She’s lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more. But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now. To save her best friend Ivy’s soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever-after and our own world from utter destruction at the hands of fanatics, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.

Marie Lu
Champion (Legend, Book 3)
Penguin (US & CA: 9th September 2014)
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June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic – and each other – and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defence. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has.

Jessica Verday
Of Monsters and Madness
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 9th September 2014)
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Annabel Lee is summoned from Siam to live with her father in 1820s Philadelphia shortly after her mother’s death, but an unconventional upbringing makes her repugnant to her angry, secretive father. Annabel becomes infatuated with her father’s assistant Allan, who dabbles in writing when he’s not helping with medical advancements. But in darker hours, when she’s not to be roaming the house, she encounters the devilish assistant Edgar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Allan, and who others insist doesn’t exist. A rash of murders across Philadelphia, coupled with her father’s strange behaviour, leads Annabel to satisfy her curiosity and uncover a terrible truth: Edgar and Allan are two halves of the same person – and they are about to make the crimes detailed in Allan’s stories come to life. Unless Annabel stops them.

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Madeline Ashby: reV: 5th May 2015: Buy (US)
Chris Beckett: MARCHER: 15th August 2014: Buy (US)
Chris Beckett: MOTHER OF EDEN: 12th May 2015: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: THE RAVEN KING: 24th March 2015: Buy (US)
Jillian Cantor: SEARCHING FOR SKY (paperback): 5th May 2015: Buy (US)
Naomi Clark: THE BEAST OF BIRCH HILL: 21st August 2014: Buy (US)
Kady Cross: THE GIRL WITH THE WINDUP HEART (paperback): 31st March 2015: Buy (US)
Kady Cross: SISTERS OF BLOOD AND SPIRIT: 31st March 2015: Buy (US)
Sean Cummings: THE NORTH: 6th October 2014: Buy (US)
Bree Despain: THE ETERNITY KEY: 12th May 2015: Buy (US)
Kat Falls: INHUMAN (paperback): 31st March 2015: Buy (US)
Tracey Garvis Graves: CHERISH (paperback): 28th October 2014: Buy (US)
Megan Hart: VANILLA: 28th April 2015: Buy (US)
Lisa Heathfield: SEED: 10th March 2015: Buy (US)
Kristi Helvig: BURN OUT (paperback): 12th May 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY (paperback): 5th May 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: EIGHTH GRAVE AFTER DARK: 19th May 2015: Buy (US)
Karen Kincy: STORMS OF LAZARUS (paperback): 12th August 2014): Buy (US)
Beth Revis: THE BODY ELECTRIC (standard edition only): 6th October 2014: Buy (US)
Jennifer Rush: BETRAYED: 26th August 2014: Buy (AU)
Carrie Ryan: A GAME OF FIRSTS: 19th August 2014: Buy (US)
Tiffany Schmidt: HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH: 19th May 2015: Buy (US)
Eve Silver: PUSH (paperback): 12th May 2015: Buy (US)
Paul G. Tremblay: A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS: 12th May 2015: Buy (US)
Skyler White: STRONGEST CONJURATION: 27th August 2014: Buy (US)