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22nd October 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Rinda Elliott
Blood of an Ancient (Beri O’Dell, Book 2)
Samhain (US: 22nd October 2013)
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Beri O’Dell is on a mission. She has to rip back into a hell dimension fast, but needs two things first – the blood of an ancient and a fix for her friend Blythe’s magic, which careened out of control after the battle with the Dweller. Finding ancient blood isn’t easy when the old ones are rare and unwilling to donate. She needs to find Blythe’s former mentor…except the woman has lost her mind and joined a travelling band of singing witches. That’s not the only magical monkey on her back. Nikolos is imprisoned, and after a screwed-up spell lets her witness the horror that has become his life, her fear for him grows by the day. Now there’s another problem – a powerful being unleashed during the battle with the Dweller likes her gluttonous new existence, and will kill anyone who threatens it. But Beri has a few tricks up her costumed sleeve, even if it means mining the darkness of her soul to set everything right…and get Nikolos back in her arms.

Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt (eds.)
Rags & Bones (Anthology)
Hachette (US & UK: 22nd October 2013)
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In this collection, authors re-imagine their favourite classic stories, the ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them, the ones that have become ingrained in modern culture, and the ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and reassemble them for a new generation of readers. Written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction. Sir Edmund Spenser’s “The Faerie Queene” – Saladin Ahmed. W. W. Jacobs’s “The Monkey’s Paw” – Kelley Armstrong. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” – Holly Black. “Sleeping Beauty” – Neil Gaiman. The Brothers Grimm’s “Rumpelstiltskin” – Kami Garcia. Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” – Melissa Marr. Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King” – Garth Nix. Henry James’s “The Jolly Corner” – Tim Pratt. E. M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” – Carrie Ryan. Horace Walpole’s “The Castle of Otranto” – Margaret Stohl. William Seabrook’s “The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban” – Gene Wolfe. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” – Rick Yancey. And six illustrations by Charles Vess.

Richelle Mead
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, Book 3)
Penguin (US & CA: 22nd October 2013)
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch – a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realises that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood – or else she might be next.

A. D. Robertson
Captive (Forbidden Side of Nightshade, Book 1)
Penguin Dutton (US: 22nd October 2013)
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Twenty-five-year-old Tristan Doran enjoys a life of incredible power and privilege. As a direct descendant of the Keepers – witches who have embraced dark magic – he defers to no one but his overlord, Lord Bosque Mar. For most of his life, Tristan has been kept out of the centuries-old Witches War, his bloodline too valuable to risk in battle. But when a beautiful, young human Searcher named Sarah is captured and made a prisoner in his Irish castle, Tristan’s infatuation with her flings him headlong into the fray. Captive and captor, unable to contain their longing, embark on a passionate, forbidden romance together – only to learn that their love is at the heart of a prophecy predicting the downfall of the Keepers’ ages-old reign.

Veronica Roth
Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3)
HarperCollins (US, UK & CA: 22nd October 2013)
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The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of her – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

October 2013 Releases

Done with September 2013 Releases? Here are October 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Marta Acosta: MAKE IT CATCHY: THE QUINTESSENTIAL GUIDE TO WRITING QUERY LETTERS: Buy (US)
Jack Blaine: TWITCH: Buy (US)
Cecil Castellucci: TIN STAR: 25th February 2014: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: THE INVENTOR’S SECRET: 22nd April 2014: Buy (US)
Bailey Cunningham: PILE OF BONES: 30th July 2013: Buy (US)
Rinda Elliott: BLOOD OF AN ANCIENT: 22nd October 2013: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: MAYBE SOMEDAY: 18th March 2014: Buy (US)
Karen Ann Hopkins: FOREVER: 28th January 2014: Buy (US)
Stacia Kane: CLOSE TO YOU: 8th October 2013: Buy (US)
Gemma Malley: THE SYSTEM: 21st November 2013: Buy (US)
Diana Peterfreund: THE FIRST STAR TO FALL: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz (ed.): FELT TIPS (paperback): Buy (US)
Lila Veen: DROWNING IN A DREAM: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: SEA OF SHADOWS: 8th April 2014: Buy (US)
Kylie Chan: BLACK SCALES WHITE FUR: 12th June 2014: Buy (US)
Bree Despain: THE SHADOW PRINCE: 11th March 2014: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: MILA 2.0 (paperback): 15th April 2014: Buy (US)
Alexandra Duncan: SALVAGE: 1st April 2014: Buy (US)
Rinda Elliott: DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD (paperback): 4th March 2014: Buy (US)
Whitney Miller: THE VIOLET HOUR: 8th March 2014: Buy (US)
J. Nelle Patrick: TSARINA: 27th February 2014: Buy (US)
Kristopher Reisz: THE DROWNED FOREST: 8th February 2014: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: FOUR: A DIVERGENT STORY COLLECTION: 11th February 2014: Buy (US)
Jessica Spotswood’s STAR CURSED (paperback): 10th April 2014: Buy (US)

26th March 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Rinda Elliott
Dweller on the Threshold (Beri O’Dell, Book 1)
Samhain (US: 26th March 2013)

Beri O’Dell is working on the side investigating paranormal creatures because she wants to know what she is. She’s taller and stronger than most men, she astral projects with an annoyingly real instead of metaphysical cord, and she can peel through dimensional layers to see the creatures and spirits beyond. She once helped her foster sister, Detective Elsa Remington, track down killers in Jacksonville, Florida, but stopped when a nasty fire elemental turned her strength against her. Now, she finds herself pulled back when something steals Elsa’s soul and puts her into a coma. This thing has put a lot of people into comas and beings called Dweller Demons are coming through the bodies. With little time to spare, Beri battles Dweller Demons while searching for the truth. She has help in her spirit guides Fred and Phro, but others come along for the ride, including a pyro-nervous witch, and an androgynous necromancer. With all this on her hands, the last thing Beri needs is to fall in love with a centuries-old Minoan warrior – one who has something scary wrong with him. But unfortunately, Nikolos knows what creature she’s after because he battled it before on what is now known as Crete. It’s bad. Really, really bad. He calls it the Dweller on the Threshold.

Jill Hathaway
Impostor (Slide, Book 2)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 26th March 2013)
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Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding” – slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes – has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago. But just as things are getting back to normal – and her relationship with her best friend, Rollins, is heating up – Vee has a bizarre experience: She loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, staring down at the lifeless body of the boy who had taken advantage of her last year. As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone else she knows has the ability to slide. And this “slider” is using Vee to exact revenge.

Sophie Littlefield
Aftertime (Aftertime, Book 1)
Harlequin Luna (US: 26th March 2013)
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Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Wearing unfamiliar clothes and having no idea how many days – or weeks – have passed, she slowly realises the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished. And with her, nearly all of civilisation. Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters – people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong. In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get her Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her saviour, and her safety. For the Beaters are out there. And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world…

Emily Murdoch
If You Find Me
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 26th March 2013)
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A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys. Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go…a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.

Rachel Vincent
With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, Book 7)
Harlequin Teen (US: 26th March 2013)
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After not really surviving her junior year (does “undead” count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever. But then she meets Wrath and understands that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realises she can’t save everyone she loves without risking everything she has…

Blythe Woolston
Black Helicopters
Candlewick (US: 26th March 2013)
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Ever since Mabby died while picking beans in their garden – with the pock-a-pock of a helicopter overhead – four-year-old Valley knows what her job is: hide in the underground den with her brother, Bo, while Da is working, because Those People will kill them like coyotes. But now, with Da unexpectedly gone and no home to return to, a teenage Valley (now Valkyrie) and her big brother must bring their message to the outside world – a not-so-smart place where little boys wear their names on their backpacks and young men don’t pat down strangers before offering a lift.

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Holly Black: THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN (paperback): 17th September 2013: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: RISE (paperback): 19th November 2013: Buy (US)
Rinda Elliott: DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD: 26th March 2013: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: PARASITE: 5th November 2013: Buy (US)
Megan Hart: STRANGER re-release: 24th September 2013: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: THIS GIRL: 30th April 2013: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: LOSING HOPE: 15th October 2013: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: FIFTH GRAVE PAST THE LIGHT (paperback): 31st December 2013: Buy (US)
Kelly Meding: CHIMERA: 11th November 2013: Buy (US)
Claire Merle: THE FALL: 6th June 2013: Buy (US)
Beth Revis: SHADES OF EARTH (paperback): 14th November 2013: Buy (US)
Michelle Rowen: COUNTDOWN: 24th September 2013: Buy (US)
Gena Showalter: THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS: 24th September 2013: Buy (US)

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March 2013 Releases

Done with February 2013 Releases? Here are March 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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[COVER ART] Dweller on the Threshold – Rinda Elliott

Rinda Elliott: Dweller on the Threshold