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[REWIND] May 2020 Releases

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If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

MAY 2020 RELEASES

Naomi Clark: The Witch’s Guide to Werewolves: Buy
Cassandra Rose Clarke: Sacred Summer: Buy
Suzanne Collins: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: Buy
Stephanie Diaz: Extraction: Buy: Goodreads
Stephanie Diaz: Rebellion: Buy
Stephanie Diaz: Evolution: Buy
Jenna Glass: Queen of the Unwanted: Buy
Megan Hart: Broken: Buy
Samantha Hayes: The Happy Couple: Buy
R. Z. Held: Dirty Burnout: Buy
Kristi Helvig: Burn Out: Buy: Goodreads
Karen Ann Hopkins: Unholy Ground: Buy
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Aurora Burning: Buy
Laura Lam: Goldilocks: Buy
Tiffany Reisz: The Return: Buy
Andrea Robertson: Forged in Fire and Stars: Buy
Francesca Serritella: Ghosts of Harvard: Buy

May 2020 Releases

The following is a list of books released in May 2020, which was last month.

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October 2015 Releases

Done with September 2015 Releases? Here are October 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

TRIGGER WARNING: The cover image for Andrea Kleine’s Calf (13th October) is confronting.

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8th September 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Stephanie Diaz
Evolution (Extraction, Book 3)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 8th September 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Clementine’s world is on the brink of destruction. An army of aliens from the distant planet Marden has arrived with a massive fleet of battleships, intent on finally putting an end to the war Kiel’s old rulers initiated. With the Alliance headquarters reduced to rubble and one of the rebel leaders close to death, Clementine and her friends have no choice but to retreat to the Core to escape the alien ships attacking the Surface. But safety in the Core means forming a temporary alliance with their sworn enemy, Commander Charlie. He’s a ruthless man and a liar, but striking a bargain with him – his pardon in exchange for their help defeating the Mardenites – is the only way the rebels might survive the war. And Charlie needs their help too, for Marden’s force is more powerful than anyone anticipated, with weapons and technologies never before seen on Kiel. Unless old feuds can be set aside long enough for a diplomatic solution to be found, all of Kiel’s people will be destroyed, and everything Clementine and her friends have sacrificed in their fight for peace will have been for nothing.

Janet Edwards
Earth Flight (Earth Girl, Book 3)
Pyr (US: 8th September 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portaling to other planets. Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity’s worlds. On top of everything, the first alien artefact ever discovered appears to be waiting for Jarra to reveal its secrets. But to do so, she must somehow find a way to leave Earth – or else the alien artefact will be lost forever. Is there a way for Jarra to travel to another planet? Or is her destiny only to look to the stars – but never to reach them?

Amelia Kahaney
The Invisible (The Brokenhearted, Book 2)
HarperCollins Teen (US: 8th September 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

After a perilous accident that literally stopped her heart, Anthem Fleet was left with a jagged scar down the front of her chest – and a strength she is still learning to control. Her new powers helped her defeat a network of criminals in Bedlam’s seedy underbelly, but Anthem doesn’t want the life of a crime-fighting vigilante. She just wants to practice ballet, and help nurse Ford, her friend and partner, back to health. But when a mysterious group called the Invisible starts attacking the privileged North Siders, Anthem’s whole world is thrown into chaos. Invisible’s threats seem like harmless pranks at first, but as their demands escalate, people start to die. Now Anthem must step up and be the hero that the city needs, or Bedlam will fall…once and for all.

Mindy McGinnis
In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 8th September 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already – a house, a man, children, and a water source – and anything beyond their life by the pond is beyond reach. When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumours of a “normal” lifestyle in California set Lucy and Lynn on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.

Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot (Boxed Kit)
Llewellyn (US: 8th September 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The iridescent sheen of a raven’s wing reveals a tantalizing glimpse of the future. A tattooed hand, sinews roiling like ley lines, peels back the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next. With art and instructions by Maggie Stiefvater – New York Times bestselling author of the Raven Cycle series – The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot reveals the wisdom of dreams, helping you harness the opposing forces of intuition and cunning, Moon and Raven, spirit and intellect. Inspired by Stiefvater’s artist mentors, this deck is a path to a more creative life for everyone.

September 2015 Releases

Done with August 2015 Releases? Here are September 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist. NOTE: If viewing this on a feed-reader, the formatting may be screwy, so probably best to read at my WordPress.

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6 New Covers (Diaz, Ewing, Hart, Hastings, Priest, Reisz)

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10th February 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Ilsa J. Bick
White Space (Dark Passages, Book 1)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 10th February 2015)
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Seventeen-year-old Emma Lindsay has problems: a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetable, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it’s as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs. But one thing Emma has never doubted is that she’s real. Then she writes “White Space”, a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard. Unfortunately, “White Space” turns out to be a dead ringer for part of an unfinished novel by a long-dead writer. The manuscript, which she’s never seen, is a loopy Matrix meets Inkheart story in which characters fall out of different books and jump off the page. When Emma blinks, she might be doing the same and, before long, she’s dropped into the very story she thought she’d written. Trapped in a weird, snow-choked valley, Emma meets other kids with dark secrets and strange abilities: Eric, Casey, Bode, Rima, and a very special little girl, Lizzie. What they discover is that they – and Emma – may be nothing more than characters written into being from an alternative universe for a very specific purpose. Now what they must uncover is why they’ve been brought to this place – a world between the lines where parallel realities are created and destroyed and nightmares are written – before someone pens their end.

Viola Carr
The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, Book 1)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 10th February 2015)
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In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London with blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching “the Chopper” could make Eliza’s career – or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father’s forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde. When the Royal Society sends their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a sorceress, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Chopper case draws her into London’s luminous, magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbours an evil curse of his own. Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free…

Stephanie Diaz
Rebellion (Extraction, Book 2)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 10th February 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

It’s been seven days since Clementine, Logan, and their allies retreated into hiding on the Surface. Clementine feels almost safe in their company, but she knows it won’t last. The rebels may have won one fight against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from over. He will find a way to fly his Core battleship to the nearby planet, Marden, no matter how many lives are lost in the process. Unless the rebels defeat him first. The plan is simple: they will infiltrate each sector and weaken his infrastructure from within his ranks. They will convince the underage workers in the camps to join in the uprising. They will hijack ships, enter the Core, and assassinate Charlie. But Charlie has more weapons in his possession than guns and bombs, and he will do whatever it takes to keep the rebels from ruining his plans. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan and everyone she cares about – and losing control of herself.

Liz Maverick
Hot & Bothered
Harlequin Cosmopolitan Red-Hot Reads (US: 10th February 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Hosting a fabulous party is the perfect cap-off to Cassie Hagen’s successful business trip in Paris. Living in the land of decadent macarons, French fashion and champagne is great – especially compared to her past life as the scholarship student at a tony New York private school. Then Jack Marchand shows up. Sure, he’s hot, French and superapologetic about how he humiliated her in high school. He was all of her firsts: her first lover, the first to break her heart and the first to dump her after one night together. Jack has never forgotten Cassie. He’s determined to prove he’s changed and win her back. As an apology, it’s pretty much perfect. Deliciously so. But Cassie isn’t quite ready to forgive him.

Richelle Mead
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, Book 6)
Penguin (US, UK, CA, & AU: 10th February 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

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. After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

Jennifer Rush
Played (Altered, Book 3.5)
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 10th February 2015)
Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Leaving Nick and Elizabeth behind, genetically-altered Chloe has only one thing on her mind: revenge. She’s determined to take the Branch down, starting with the organization’s merciless leader Tom Riley. Tracking Riley to Washington, D.C., Chloe seems to be closing in on her goal with each passing hour. But just because the Branch made her virtually indestructible doesn’t mean she’s immune to her emotions. And when a shadow from her past appears in the unlikeliest of places, Chloe is forced to reexamine her allegiances once and for all.

Kristen Simmons
The Glass Arrow
Macmillan Tor Teen (US: 10th February 2015)
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Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some man’s forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they’re all used up. Only in the wilderness, away from the city, can true freedom be found. Aya has spent her whole life in the mountains, looking out for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her. Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she’s raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom…if she can truly trust him.

February 2015 Releases

Done with January 2015 Releases? Here are February 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist. If you’re reading this on a feed-reader, the formatting likely isn’t right, so go to my WordPress.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

S. A. Bodeen: THE DETOUR: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Stephanie Diaz: EVOLUTION: 8th September 2015: Buy (US)
Janet Edwards: EARTH FLIGHT: 8th September 2015: Buy (US)
Faith Hunter: THE ROGUE MAGE RPG GAME MASTER’S GUIDE: 1st December 2014: Buy (US)
Emiko Jean: WE’LL NEVER BE APART: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: EIGHTH GRAVE AFTER DARK (paperback): 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Amelia Kahaney: THE INVISIBLE (paperback): 8th September 2015: Buy (US)
Sophie Littlefield: THE END OF ORDINARY TIME: 16th June 2015: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: THE ROSE SOCIETY: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis: IN A HANDFUL OF DUST (paperback): 8th September 2015: Buy (US)

22nd July 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Stephanie Diaz
Extraction (Extraction, Book 1)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 22nd July 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her 16th birthday when she’ll be tested for Extraction, in the hopes of being sent from Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be “extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life. What she finds initially at the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface – it’s free of hard labour, gun-wielding officials, and the moon’s lethal acid – but life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet’s leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers – and that means Logan, too. Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet’s leaders don’t want her running – they want her subdued.

Laurie Faria Stolarz
Welcome to the Dark House
Disney-Hyperion (US: 22nd July 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

What’s your worst nightmare? For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams. And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up…at least for now. Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group – the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting. Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.