Category Archives: Megan Shepherd

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)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews: Broken Glass: 28th February 2017: Buy (US)
Madeline Ashby: reV: 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: RISE (paperback): 31st January 2017: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: THE TURN: 7th February 2017: Buy (US)
S. F. Henson: DEVILS WITHIN: 7th March 2017: Buy (US)
Marissa Meyer: STARS ABOVE (paperback): 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Stephenie Meyer: THE CHEMIST: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Madeleine Roux: ESCAPE FROM ASYLUM (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Diana Rowland: WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE UNCHAINED: 4th April 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: THE HUNT (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)

24th May 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Megan Shepherd
The Cage (The Cage, Book 1)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 24th May 2016)
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When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments – tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone. Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer appears – a handsome young guard called Cassian – they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo – where the exhibits are humans.

Megan Shepherd
The Hunt (The Cage, Book 2)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 24th May 2016)
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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.

Danielle Vega
Survive the Night
Penguin Razorbill (US & CA: 24th May 2016)
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Just back from rehab, Casey regrets letting her friends Shana, Julie, and Aya talk her into coming to Survive the Night, an all-night, underground rave in a New York City subway tunnel. Surrounded by frightening drugs and menacing strangers, Casey doesn’t think Survive the Night could get any worse…until she comes across Julie’s mutilated body in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Casey thought she was just off with some guy – no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music. And by the time they get back to the party, everyone is gone. Desperate for help, Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway tunnels, searching for a way out. But every manhole is sealed shut, and every noise echoes eerily in the dark, reminding them they’re not alone. They’re being hunted. Trapped underground with someone – or something – out to get them, Casey can’t help but listen to Aya’s terrified refrain: “We’re all gonna die down here.”

May 2016 Releases

Done with April 2016 Releases? Here are May 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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March 2016 Reads

Yes, this is coming a week late, but it took time to summon up the brainpower to even write a single paragraph about a book. In the end, I reviewed six books, and wrote a paragraph for a seventh.

Megan Shepherd: Her Dark Curiosity: 5 stars
Erica Spindler: The Final Seven: 3 stars: Review
Blythe Woolston: MARTians: 5 stars: Review
Carrie Mesrobian: Cut Both Ways: 3 stars: Review
Megan Hart: Hold Me Close: 4 stars: Review
Robin Bridges: Dreaming of Antigone: 3 stars: Review
Sophie Littlefield: The Guilty One: 3 stars: Review

HER DARK CURIOSITY
When Book 1 in a series is worth five stars, you may hesitate to pick up Book 2. What if the sequel can’t live up to the quality of its predecessor? I needn’t have worried, because Her Dark Curiosity is another smashing read from Megan Shepherd. The novel opens with science, which bodes well for the rest of the story, a battle not to cure but to perhaps manage a violent condition. I’m not sure why Juliet shags Edward, but otherwise it’s a fabulous read that I definitely recommend. (NOTE TO ANIMAL LOVERS: There’s a dog character, and he’s alive for the entire book. There are thoughts against him, though thankfully none of them turn into action.)

26th January 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

V. C. Andrews [also published as Virginia Andrews]
Sage’s Eyes
Simon & Schuster Pocket (US & CA: 26th January 2016)
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Sixteen-year-old Sage is a lonely child. Her adoptive parents watch her obsessively, as if studying her for warning signs of…something. And maybe they’re right to – even she can’t make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. She possesses knowledge that other teenagers don’t, that her parents and teachers – no adult – could possibly have. So when Sage finally makes a friend who understands her alarming gift, he becomes her confidant, a precarious link to the truth about who she really is. For Sage and the alluring new boy at school share many things in common. Perhaps, they’ll learn, far too many things.

Kelley Armstrong
Otherworld Secrets (Anthology)
Penguin Plume (US: 26th January 2016)
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Features rare and never-before-published short stories – plus a brand new novella.

Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Saga (US & CA: 26th January 2016)
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Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and a bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole – and now she’s pregnant. Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship – and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn’t seen him since she told him she’s pregnant, and now he’s bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called. So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother – assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.

Megan Shepherd
A Cold Legacy (The Madman’s Daughter, Book 3)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 26th January 2016)
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After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet and her friends have escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s walls. Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation – and her own intended role in it – forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.