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14th March 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kathy Hepinstall
The Book of Polly
Penguin Random House Pamela Dorman (US & CA: 14th March 2017)
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Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to chase varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonise the neighbours – and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town. She was in her late fifties when Willow was born, so Willow knows she’s here by accident, a late-life afterthought. Willow’s father died before she was born, her much older brother and sister are long grown and gone and failing elsewhere. It’s just her and bigger-than-life Polly. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and especially Polly’s life pre-Willow. Why did she leave her hometown of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years ago and vow never to return? Who is Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who possibly killed a man? And will Polly be able to outrun the Bear, the illness that finally puts her on a collision course with her past?

Meg Howrey
The Wanderers
Penguin Random House G.P. Putnam’s Sons (US & CA: 14th March 2017)
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In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Constantly observed by Prime Space’s team of “Obbers,” Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realises that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The borders between what is real and unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters – and each other.

Demitria Lunetta
Bad Blood
Penguin Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 14th March 2017)
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All sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she’s worn all year like a scratchy sweater. After her compulsion to self-harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor’s watchful eye. Her family thinks she’s better – and there’s nothing she wants more than for that to be true. She still can’t believe she’s allowed to spend her summer vacation as she always does: at her aunt’s home in Scotland, where she has lots of happy memories. Far away from all her problems save one: she can’t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams into her skin. Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can cure almost anything…except nightmares. Heather can’t stop dreaming about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who somehow seem tied to her own life. Their presence lurks just beneath the surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a peaceful summer. The twins might hold the key to putting Heather’s soul at rest…or they could slice her future deeper than any knife.

Paul Tremblay
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock
HarperCollins William Morrow (US & CA: 14th March 2017)
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Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her thirteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park. The search isn’t yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her young daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend Tommy’s disappearance. Feeling helpless and alone, their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration: the local and state police have uncovered no leads. Josh and Luis, the friends who were the last to see Tommy before he vanished, may not be telling the whole truth about that night in Borderland State Park, when they were supposedly hanging out a landmark the local teens have renamed Devil’s Rock. Living in an all-too-real nightmare, riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. She believes a ghostly shadow of Tommy materialises in her bedroom, while Kate and other local residents claim to see a shadow peering through their windows in the dead of night. Then, random pages torn from Tommy’s journal begin to mysteriously appear – entries that reveal an introverted teenager obsessed with the phantasmagorical; the loss of his father, killed in a drunk-driving accident a decade earlier; a folktale involving the devil and the woods of Borderland; and a horrific incident that Tommy believed connects them. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more haunting and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night and Tommy’s disappearance at Devil’s Rock.

March 2017 Releases

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1st November 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Cyn Balog
Unnatural Deeds
Sourcebooks Fire (US: 1st November 2016)
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Victoria Zell doesn’t fit in, not that she cares what anyone thinks. She and her homeschooled boyfriend, Andrew, are inseparable. All they need is each other. That is, until Zachary Zimmerman joins her homeroom. Within an hour of meeting, he convinces good-girl Vic to cut class. And she can’t get enough of that rush. Despite Vic’s loyalty to Andrew, she finds her life slowly entwining with Z’s. Soon she’s lying to everyone she knows in an effort to unravel Z’s secrets. Except Z’s not the only one with a past. Victoria’s hiding her own secrets, secrets that will come back to haunt her…and destroy everything in her path.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Bad Blood (Naturals, Book 4)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 1st November 2016)
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When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI’s Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother’s murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful – and dangerous – than anything the Naturals have faced so far. As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.

J. C. Carleson
Placebo Junkies
Random House Ember (US & CA: 1st November 2016)
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Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For Audie and her friends, “volunteering” for pharmaceutical drug trials means a quick fix and easy cash. Sure, there’s the occasional nasty side effect, but Audie’s got things under control. If Monday’s pill causes a rash, Tuesday’s ointment usually clears it right up. Wednesday’s injection soothes the sting from Tuesday’s “cure,” and Thursday’s procedure makes her forget all about Wednesday’s headache. By the time Friday rolls around, there’s plenty of cash in hand and perhaps even a slot in a government-funded psilocybin study, because WEEKEND! But the best fix of all is her boyfriend, Dylan, whose terminal illness just makes them even more compatible. He’s turning eighteen soon, so Audie is saving up to make it an unforgettable birthday. That means more drug trials than ever before, but Dylan is worth it. No pain, no gain, Audie tells herself as the pills wear away at her body and mind. No pain, no gain, she repeats as her grip on reality starts to slide…

Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, Book 2)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 1st November 2016)
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Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse – even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions. The hunt for each splinter of Paul’s soul sends Marguerite racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris, where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other.

Claudia Gray
A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, Book 3)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 1st November 2016; UK: 3rd November 2016)
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Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent’s invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the centre of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead. Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite’s side, the Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It’s a battle of the Marguerites…and only one can win.

Stephanie Oakes
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
Penguin Speak (US & CA: 1st November 2016)
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The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something – but she’s not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of – if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

November 2016 Releases

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6 New Covers (Armstrong, Ewing, Grant, Howrey, Lunetta, McGee)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: MISSING: 18th April 2017: Buy (US)
Viola Carr: THE DASTARDLY MISS LIZZIE: 18th April 2017: Buy (US)
Cassandra Rose Clarke: FOUR SISTERS: 21st March 2017: Buy (US)
Kathy Hepinstall: THE BOOK OF POLLY: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Meg Howrey: THE WANDERERS: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Demitria Lunetta: BAD BLOOD: 14th March 2017: Buy (US)
Kelly Meding: ORACLE: 18th July 2016: Buy (US)
Carrie Mesrobian: JUST A GIRL: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE NIGHT MARK: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: 100 HOURS: 28th March 2017: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews: THE MIRROR SISTERS: 25th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: BETRAYALS: 9th August 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: ALL IN (paperback): 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: BAD BLOOD: 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: THE TURNCOAT’S GAMBIT: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: WAYLAID: 4th April 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: THE OPERATOR: 22nd November 2016: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: GEMINA: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kate Kessler: TWO CAN PLAY: 8th November 2016: Buy (US)
Justine Larbalestier: MY SISTER ROSA: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE CONFESSIONS: 15th March 2016: Buy (US)