Category Archives: Megan Shepherd

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: MISSING (paperback): 24th April 2018: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: DEFY THE STARS (paperback): 6th March 2018: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: DEFY THE WORLDS: 3rd April 2018: Buy (US)
Meg Howrey: THE WANDERERS (paperback): 2nd January 2018: Buy (US)
Kate Kessler: FOUR OF A KIND: 6th March 2018: Buy (US)
Amy Plum: DREAMFALL (paperback): 1st May 2018: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: MICHAEL’S WINGS: 7th November 2017: Buy (US)
K. R. Richardson: FIRST POLICEMEN AT THE END OF THE JUMPWAY: 8th May 2018: Buy (US)
Madeleine Roux: HOUSE OF FURIES (paperback): 24th April 2018: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: THE GAUNTLET (paperback): 8th May 2018: Buy (US)
Danielle Vega: ORIGINS OF EVIL (paperback): 24th April 2018: Buy (US)

23rd May 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Karen Bao
Dove Alight (Dove Chronicles, Book 3)
Penguin Random House Viking (US, CA, & AU: 23rd May 2017)
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Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But as the death tolls rise, the cost of the war weighs heavily on Phaet, even as she’s forced to lead her siblings and Wes, the love of her life, into terrible danger. Phaet started this war because she lost someone she loved. Will she have to lose another to end it?

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Long Game (Fixer, Book 2)
Bloomsbury (US: 23rd May 2017)
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Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke Academy in Washington D.C., can fix just about any problem her classmates – or their power-wielding parents – might have. After all, this sort of thing runs in the family. But she’s happy to be using her skills on the odd class election these days, together with the help of her friends at Hardwicke. Then a terrorist attack strikes in the heart of the capital, followed by an attempt on the President’s life, and Tess soon finds herself investigating a plot that may hit closer to home than she ever could have imagined. Can she piece it all together in time before anyone else gets hurt?

Megan Shepherd
The Gauntlet (Cage, Book 3)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 23rd May 2017)
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Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong – a supposed safe haven on a small moon – where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds. With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn’t just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species – the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca – all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world – though it might destroy her in the process.

May 2017 Releases

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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

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7 New Covers (Fortune, Howrey, Revis, Roux, Shepherd, Walker)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Karen Bao: DOVE ALIGHT: 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Jenna Black: NIGHT MAGIC: 30th May 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Hart: ALL THE LIES WE TELL: 21st March 2017: Buy (US)
Laura Lam: FALSE HEARTS (paperback): 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Laura Lam: SHATTERED MINDS: 20th June 2017: Buy (US)
Veronica Rossi: RIDERS (paperback): 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Veronica Rossi: SEEKER: 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: THE GAUNTLET: 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Eve Silver: FROZEN: 29th November 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Tims: THE BEST THING ABOUT PAIN: 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Alison Umminger: AMERICAN GIRLS (paperback): 20th June 2017: Buy (US)