Category Archives: Laurie Faria Stolarz

March 2017 Releases

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

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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

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19th July 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Carrie Jones
Flying (Flying, Book 1)
Macmillan Tor (US: 19th July 2016)
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People have always treated seventeen-year-old Mana as someone in need of protection. She’s used to being coddled, being an only child, but it’s hard to imagine anything could ever happen in her small-town, normal life. As her mother’s babying gets more stifling than ever, she’s looking forward to cheering at the big game and getting out of the house for a while. But that night, Mana’s life goes haywire. First, the hot guy she’s been crushing on at school randomly flips out and starts spitting acid during the game. Then they get into a knockdown, drag-out fight in the locker room, during which Mana finds herself leaping around like a kangaroo on steroids. As a flyer on the cheerleading squad, she’s always been a good jumper, but this is a bit much. By the time she gets home and finds her house trashed and an alien in the garage, Mana starts to wonder if her mother had her reasons for being overprotective. It turns out, Mana’s frumpy, timid mom is actually an alien hunter, and now she’s missing – taking a piece of technology with her that everyone wants their hands on, both human and alien. Now her supposed partner, a guy that Mana has never met or heard of (and who seems way too young and way too arrogant to be hunting aliens), has shown up, ordering Mana to come with him. Now, on her own for the first time, Mana will have to find a way to save her mother – and maybe the world – and hope she’s up to the challenge.

Beth Revis
A World Without You
Penguin Razorbill (US: 19th July 2016)
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Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.” At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time – that he somehow left her in the past, and now it’s his job to save her.

Laurie Faria Stolarz
Return to the Dark House (Dark House, Book 2)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 19th July 2016)
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Ivy Jensen survived the Dark House once, but can she make it out a second time? Two months have passed since Ivy narrowly escaped the Nightmare Elf’s grip, but the memories of Parker, Natalie, Shayla, Frankie, and Garth continue to haunt her. Their killer is still out there – somewhere. The police trail has gone cold, though, and it’s up to Ivy to piece together the clues to find him. When a cryptic video arrives in her inbox, Ivy soon finds herself back in the spotlight, this time on a twisted scavenger hunt through the dark, ancient halls of a long-forgotten Gothic school building. Ivy’s not alone, either. Taylor Monroe has returned to the scene. But can Taylor be trusted? Or is she another pawn in the Nightmare Elf’s deadly game?

Rachel Vincent
The Stars Never Rise
Random House Ember (US & CA: 19th July 2016)
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When sixteen-year-old Nina Kane discovers that her sister, Mellie, is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble. To save her sister, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive and rogue exorcist with deep green eyes and a penchant for hoodies. What they’ll do together might just keep them all alive, stop the Church, and change the face of the world. Holy hellfire indeed.

July 2016 Releases

Done with June 2016 Releases? Here are July 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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7 New Covers (Arthur, Harrison, Jones, Landers, Preston, Stolarz)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Mario Acevedo: RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE: 11th April 2016: Buy (US)
Cyn Balog: UNNATURAL DEEDS: 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: STRANDED (paperback): 29th November 2016: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: ISOLATED: 29th November 2016: Buy (US)
J. C. Carleson: PLACEBO JUNKIES (paperback): 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Becca Fitzpatrick: DANGEROUS LIES (paperback): 8th November 2016: Buy (US)
Stefanie Gaither: INTO THE ABYSS: 30th August 2016: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU (paperback): 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU: 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE (paperback): 6th December 2016: Buy (US)
Mur Lafferty: SIX WAKES: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)
R. C. Lewis: SPINNING STARLIGHT (paperback): 4th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kristen Lippert-Martin: TABULA RASA (paperback): August 2016: Buy (US)
Kristen Lippert-Martin: INCOGNITA: October 2016: Buy (US)
Eileen Rendahl: COVER ME IN DARKNESS (paperback): 8th December 2016: Buy (US)
Laurie Faria Stolarz: SHUTTER: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)
Carol Lynch Williams: THE MESSENGER: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Megan Abbott: YOU WILL KNOW ME: 26th July 2016: Buy (US)
Josephine Angelini: FIREWALKER (paperback): 6th September 2016: Buy (US)
Josephine Angelini: WITCH’S PYRE: 6th September 2016: Buy (US)
Abigail Barnette: THE BABY: 9th November 2015: Buy (US)
Steve Bein: DISCIPLE OF THE WIND (paperback): 3rd March 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: NINE OF STARS: 12th Aprill 2016: Buy (US)
Sharon Cameron: ROOK (paperback): 31st May 2016: Buy (US)
Naomi Clark: COLD NIGHT MOON: 14th November 2015: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: THE CONJURER’S RIDDLE (paperback): 2nd August 2016: Buy (US)
Sylvia Day: ONE WITH YOU: 5th April 2016: Buy (US)
Erica Hayes: SCARRED: 14th January 2016: Buy (US)
J. Kenner: STARK AFTER DARK: 9th February 2016: Buy (US)
Eileen Rendahl: DREIDELS AND DEMONS: 15th November 2015: Buy (US)
Beth Revis: PAPER HEARTS, VOLUME 2: SOME PUBLISHING ADVICE: 1st December 2015: Buy (US)
Laurie Faria Stolarz: RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE (paperback): 19th July 2016: Buy (US)
Karri Thompson: ASCENDANCY: 30th November 2015: Buy (US)
Carol Lynch Williams: NEVER SAID (paperback): 16th August 2016: Buy (US)

September 2015 Releases

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21st July 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Avery Hastings
Torn (Feuds, Book 2)
St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 21st July 2015)
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Determined to escape from TOR-N, a corrupt Narxis research centre, Davis meets another recovered patient, Mercer, whose sweet smile and quirky sense of humour give her hope in humanity again – and a way out. As they make a perilous journey seeking clues that could lead to a cure, Davis and Mercer’s friendship begins to evolve into something more…but she’s still struggling to let go of her feelings for Cole, whom she believes is dead. Meanwhile, Cole has plans to change his identity in order to compete in the Olympiads – where Imps have now been invited to compete against Priors. He begins training with Mari, the intense and rebellious daughter of a retired fighter, but through trials and tests that are both exhausting and exhilarating, he finds himself in over his head – literally.

Amanda Panitch
Damage Done
Random House (US & CA: 21st July 2015)
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22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend. After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police. Now that she’s Lucy Black, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school. And someone much more dangerous. She thought her brother’s crimes were behind her. But now she’s being forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean? One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning…

Laurie Faria Stolarz
Return to the Dark House (Dark House, Book 2)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 21st July 2015)
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Two months have passed since Ivy narrowly escaped the Nightmare Elf’s grip, but the memories of Parker, Natalie, Shayla, Frankie, and Garth continue to haunt her. Their killer is still out there – somewhere. The police trail has gone cold, though, and it’s up to Ivy to piece together the clues to find him. When a cryptic video arrives in her inbox, Ivy soon finds herself back in the spotlight, this time on a twisted scavenger hunt through the dark, ancient halls of a long-forgotten Gothic school building. Ivy’s not alone, either. Taylor Monroe has returned to the scene. But can Taylor be trusted? Or is she another pawn in the Nightmare Elf’s deadly game?