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1st August 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Alexandra Duncan
Blight
HarperCollins Greenwillow (US & CA: 1st August 2017)
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Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm north of Atlanta, Georgia, since she was found outside its gates at the age of five. Now she’s part of the security force guarding the fence and watching for scavengers – people who would rather steal genetically engineered food from the Company than work for it. When a group of such rebels accidentally sets off an explosion in the research compound, it releases into the air a blight that kills every living thing in its path – including humans. With blight-resistant seeds in her pocket, Tempest teams up with a scavenger boy named Alder and runs for help. But when they finally arrive at AgraStar headquarters, they discover that there’s an even bigger plot behind the blight – and it’s up to them to stop it from happening again.

Lydia Kang
A Beautiful Poison
Amazon Lake Union (US: 1st August 2017)
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Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned – and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note. Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help. The investigation brings her closer to Jasper, an apprentice medical examiner at Bellevue Hospital who still holds her heart, and offers the delicate Birdie a last-ditch chance to find a safe haven before her fragile health fails. As more of their friends and family die, alliances shift, lives become entangled, and the three begin to suspect everyone – even each other. As they race to find the culprit, Allene, Birdie, and Jasper must once again trust each other, before one of them becomes the next victim.

Melissa Landers
United (Alienated, Book 3)
Elire Publishing (US: 1st August 2017)
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After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be – days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms. But the vacation is short-lived. The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin. With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever – not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds.

J. A. Souders
Rebellion (Elysium Chronicles, Book 3)
Macmillan Tor (US: 1st August 2017)
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Back in Elysium at last, Evie has finally found her true self hidden under layers and layers of false memories implanted by the woman she knew as Mother. Thanks to the intervention of her father, she knows the horrible truth about Mother and her insidious plans for the city. With the help of the love of her life, Gavin, and her best friend, Asher St. James, Evie is determined to free her people from the cruel dictatorship of Mother’s laws. But how do you free people who don’t know they need rescuing? Working with the growing Underground rebellion, Evie tries to remove Mother from her position by force – with disastrous results. As the body count rises, Evie must find a way to save Elysium before Mother destroys them all.

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August 2017 Releases

Done with July 2017 Releases? Here are August 2017 Releases. For future releases, check my Reading Wishlist.

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6 New Covers (Bickle, Kang, Kaufman & Spooner, Oliver, Simmons, Thompson)

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6 New Covers (Arthur, Baggott, Heathfield, Kang, von Ziegesar, Weber)

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Free 60-Day Trial of Kindle Unlimited, and the Books Available

On Facebook, a friend shared a Groupon for a Free 60-Day Kindle Unlimited Membership (US $19.98 Value). I know nothing about Kindle Unlimited. I’m hoping that “borrowing” books through is like the way my libraries work – download books, and they get automatically deleted after a certain number of days, or you return them earlier. I’m hoping it’s not the “read for free” thing that publishers sometimes do on their websites where you can only read web-based – no downloads.

You’ll need an Amazon account, and will need to make sure the settings have your location as the United States. You’ll also need a Groupon account, for which I used my Facebook, and make sure that you’re not signed up to any of their newsletters if you’re treating this Groupon as a one-off deal.

Group will ask you for “payment”, but I clicked the PayPal button, so I wasn’t charged – because the deal is free, after all. There’s also an option for credit card info.

Once you’ve got your Amazon organised, click here and input the code from your email, to activate the deal.

And now comes the part for why you’re here – borrowing books for free. I don’t know if there are expiry dates or what kind of borrowing system it is (see above about publishers vs. libraries). I’m on the wrong machine right now, but tomorrow on my laptop, I plan to investigate the following links. I systematically checked my reading wishlist, and here are the Kindle Unlimited-eligible books I’m interested in. Some are “pre-orders”, so I doubt you’ll be able to borrow them now. Be sure to check that the ones you’re interested in have Kindle Unlimited on the page, just in case I included a non-eligible title or if the authors/publishers decide to take them off the programme.

Vicki Hendricks: Miami Purity
Cyn Balog: Drowned
Chris Beckett: The Peacock Cloak
Jenna Black: Sealed with a Curse
Rachel Caine: Stillhouse Lake (pre-order)
Amy Rose Capetta: Entangled
Naomi Clark: The Ungrateful Dead; Wild; Gone to the Dogs; Ice Ice Baby; Stakeout
Liz Coley: The Captain’s Kid
Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Mockingjay
Megan Crewe: Earth & Sky; A Clouded Sky; A Sky Unbroken
Deborah Halverson: Writing New Adult Fiction
Jen Estes: Fifteen; Sixteen
Christina Farley: Gilded; Silvern; Brazen
Megan Hart: The Resurrected Compendium; Clearwater; The Lies We Tell (pre-order); The Secrets We Keep (pre-order)
Erica Hayes: Hunter’s Heart
Anthology: Tick Tock
Karen Ann Hopkins: Lamb to the Slaughter; Embers; Whispers from the Dead; Rachel’s Deception; Gaia; Secrets from the Grave; Tempest; Hidden in Plain Sight
Lydia Kang: A Beautiful Poison (pre-order)
PD Martin: Coming Home; When Justice Fails; Missing; The Wanderer; Grounded Spirits
Liz Maverick: The Transporter (pre-order)
Seanan McGuire: Indexing; Reflections
Will McIntosh: Futures Near & Far
Tracey O’Hara: Once Upon a Moonlit Night
Jackson Pearce: Turn Here
Cheryl Rainfield: Stained; Parallel Visions
Dia Reeves: Rhymes with Vampire
Leah Rhyne: In the Land of the Blind
Carrie Ryan: A Game of Firsts
Holly Schindler: Fifth Avenue Fidos; Play It Again; Forever Finley
Jeri Smith-Ready: Bridge
Lila Veen: Burning for You
Jessica Verday: Flesh Which Is Not Flesh
M.D. Waters: Gemini’s Edge
Skyler White: Offerings
Susanne Winnacker: Between the Shadow & the Soul

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Lauren DeStefano: THE GLASS SPARE: 24th October 2017: Buy (US)
Amy Ewing: THE BLACK KEY (paperback): 3rd October 2017: Buy (US)
Heather Kaczynski: DARE MIGHTY THINGS: 10th October 2017: Buy (US)
Lydia Kang: THE NOVEMBER GIRL: 7th November 2017: Buy (US)
Justine Larbalestier: MY SISTER ROSA (paperback): 12th September 2017: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: WARCROSS: 3rd October 2017: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis: THIS DARKNESS MINE: 10th October 2017: Buy (US)
Marissa Meyer: WINTER (paperback): 7th November 2017: Buy (US)
Marissa Meyer: Untitled Superhero #1: 7th November 2017: Buy (US)
Lauren Oliver: RINGER: 3rd October 2017: Buy (US)
Leah Rhyne: SHAPELESS: 10th October 2017: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE RAVEN KING (paperback): 12th September 2017: Buy (US)
Mary G. Thompson: AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE (paperback): 3rd October 2017: Buy (US)
Cecily von Ziegesar: DARK HORSES (paperback): 3rd October 2017: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Keri Arthur: ASHES REBORN: 5th September 2017: Buy (US)
Julianna Baggott: THE VIRTUAL SWALLOWS OF HOG ISLAND: 25th January 2017: Buy (US)
Claire Cameron: THE LAST NEANDERTHAL (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: FINAL GIRLS: 30th April 2017: Buy (US)
Lydia Kang: A BEAUTIFUL POISON: 11th July 2017: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman: ONE SMALL STEP…: 24th April 2017: Buy (AU)
Mindy McGinnis: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES (paperback): 5th September 2017: Buy (US)
Stephanie Oakes: THE ARSONIST: 22nd August 2017: Buy (US)
Kristen Simmons: BLOOD AND TAR: 26th September 2017: Buy (US)
Wendy Walker: EMMA IN THE NIGHT: 29th August 2017: Buy (US)