Dark Life (Dark Life, Book 1)
Scholastic (US & CA: 1st February 2011); Simon & Schuster (UK: 5th August 2010; AU: 1st October 2010)
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Ty Townson knows all about life underwater; Benthic Territory is his home turf. But for Gemma Straid, it’s entirely new ground she’s had to venture to find her brother. Meanwhile, outlaws are deflating homes, the Territory is running out of Liquigen, and the sheriff wants nothing more than to return Topside.
This futuristic Western YA comes with a great male narrator, shifty characters, claustrophobic setting, some genuinely creepy moments, and the first steps of a realistic romance. Towards the end it gets more paranormal, which doesn’t work for me (I’ve read enough teens-with-strange-abilities books), but I’ll stick with this trilogy for the futuristic elements.
Done with January 2011 Releases? Here are February’s releases. To see further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.
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Posted in Alayna Williams, Ava Gray, Caitlin Kittredge, Carrie Ryan, Catherine Fisher, Darynda Jones, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Armintrout, Jory Strong, Karen Mahoney, Kat Falls, Kelly Keaton, Kim Harrison, Leah Clifford, Lilith Saintcrow, Lora Leigh, Maria V. Snyder, Megan Hart, Michelle Rowen, Rachel Caine, Reading Wishlist, Richelle Mead, Sophie Littlefield, Stacey Jay, Tobsha Learner
Tagged A Touch Mortal, Aftertime, American Vampire, Dark Life, Darkness Becomes Her, Fade Out, February 2011 Releases, First Grave on the Right, Ghost Town, Incarceron, Iron Crowned, January 2011 Releases, Kiss of Death, Nightshade, Outside In, Pale Demon, Primal, Rogue Oracle, Spirit Bound, Taken, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Iron Thorn, The Iron Witch, The Locket, This Side of the Grave, Tithed, Yearn
Done with September 2010 Releases? Here are the October 2010 Releases. To check release dates further into the future, check Reading Wishlist.
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Posted in Alexander Gordon Smith, Amanda Marrone, Andrea Cremer, Anya Bast, Becca Fitzpatrick, Jackie Morse Kessler, Jeff Somers, Kat Falls, Megan Hart, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Reading Wishlist, Rebecca Lim, S. L. Viehl, Sophie McKenzie, Stephenie Meyer, Trisha Telep, Yvonne Navarro
Tagged Alpha, Blood Ransom, Breaking Dawn, Crescendo, Dark Life, Dream Called Time, Feast of Fools, Fugitives, Ghost Town, Highborn, Hunger, Mercy, Midnight Alley, Nightshade, October 2010 Releases, Selfish Is the Heart, September 2010 Releases, Slayed, The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2, The Morganville Vampires Volume 2, The Terminal State, Wicked Enchantment
Done with July 2010 Releases? Here are August 2010 Releases. To see further into the future, check Reading Wishlist.
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Posted in Alyson Noël, Ann Aguirre, Caitlin Kittredge, Cassandra Clare, Claire Delacroix, Francesca Lia Block, Gena Showalter, Jeff Somers, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jessica Verday, Kat Falls, Kat Richardson, Kelley Armstrong, Kelly Gay, Kristin Cast, Kylie Chan, Laura Bickle, Lili St. Crow, Maggie Shayne, Megan Hart, Michele Lang, P. D. Martin, Reading Wishlist, Richelle Mead, S. L. Viehl, Stacia Kane, Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Trisha Telep, Vicki Pettersson
Tagged August 2010 Releases, Breaking Dawn, Bring On the Night, Cheat the Grave, City of Ghosts, Clockwork Angel, Dark Life, Dream Called Time, Hell to Heaven, Jealousy, July 2010 Releases, Kill Me Again, Killbox, Kiss Me Deadly, Kiss Me Kill Me, Kiss of Death, Kisses from Hell, Labyrinth, Lady Lazarus, Mockingjay, Naked, Night Life, Pure Blood, Rebel, Second Skin, Sparks, The Darkest Edge of Dawn, The Haunted, The Terminal State, Unraveled, Vanished, Waking the Witch
Done with March 2010 Releases? Here are April 2010 Releases. To look into the future, check Reading Wishlist.
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Posted in Ann Aguirre, Carrie Jones, Carrie Ryan, Gayle Ann Williams, Heather Davis, Jeaniene Frost, Kat Falls, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Kylie Chan, Laura Bickle, Lori Devoti, Maria V. Snyder, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Reading Wishlist, Richelle Mead, Robin Wasserman, Sara Creasy, Susan Beth Pfeffer
Tagged Amazon Queen, April 2010 Releases, Black Magic Sanction, Blood Promise, Blue Dragon, Captivate, Crashed, Dark Life, Embers, Halfway to the Grave, Hell Fire, Inside Out, Kiss of Death, March 2010 Releases, My Soul to Save, Red Phoenix, Song of Scarabaeus, Tales of the Otherworld, The Clearing, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Reckoning, This World We Live In, Tsunami Blue, White Tiger
C. A. Moulton called out for a list of 2010 & 2011 YA fantasy fiction, but my list here contains other YA subgenres, too 😉 These are only the ones with known release dates – those without are on my Reading Wishlist. Release dates can and probably will change in the lead-up to the books’ publication. Some are re-releases, international editions, etc. Of course, I don’t list every single book – only the ones that I’ve heard of and am interested in.
ANN AGUIRRE – Razorland – Dec 2010
KELLEY ARMSTRONG – The Reckoning – 27 Apr 2010/6 May 2010
JENNIFER LYNN BARNES – Raised by Wolves – 8 Jun 2010
HOLLY BLACK – White Cat – 4 May 2010/17 Jun 2010/1 May 2011
S. A. BODEEN – The Gardener – 25 May 2010
RACHEL CAINE – Kiss of Death – 3 May 2010/4 May 2010
KRISTIN CAST et al – Kisses from Hell – 8 Aug 2010
CASSANDRA CLARE – The Clockwork Angel – 1 Sep 2010/14 Sep 2010
ANDREA CREMER – Nightshade – 14 Oct 2010
HEATHER DAVIS – The Clearing – 15 Mar 2010/12 Apr 2010
KAT FALLS – Dark Life – 29 Apr 2010/1 May 2010
CATHERINE FISHER – Incarceron – 26 Jan 2010
BECCA FITZPATRICK – Crescendo – 2010
AMY GARVEY – Cold Kiss – 2011
TERI HALL – The Line – 4 Mar 2010/9 Mar 2010
STACEY JAY – Undead Much? – 21 Jan 2010/26 Jan 2010
STACEY JAY – My So-Called Death – 1 Mar 2010/1 Apr 2010
CARRIE JONES – Captivate – 5 Jan 2010/5 Apr 2010
KELLY KEATON – Darkness Becomes Her – 2011
JACKIE MORSE KESSLER – Hunger – 11 Aug 2010
JACKIE MORSE KESSLER – Rage – 2011
KAREN KINCY – Other – 1 Jul 2010
GEMMA MALLEY – The Returners – 1 Feb 2010/2 Mar 2010
RICHELLE MEAD – Spirit Bound – 18 May 2010
JACKSON PEARCE – Sisters Red – 3 Jun 2010/7 Jun 2010
SUSAN BETH PFEFFER – This World We Live In – 4 Mar 2010/1 Apr 2010/3 May 2010
CARRIE RYAN – The Dead-Tossed Waves – 9 Mar 2010/8 Apr 2010/1 Mar 2011
JERI SMITH-READY – Shade – 4 May 2010/18 May 2010
MARIA V. SNYDER – Inside Out – 1 Apr 2010
LILI ST. CROW – Jealousy – 29 Jul 2010/3 Aug 2010
MAGGIE STIEFVATER – Linger – 20 Jul 2010
JESSICA VERDAY – The Haunted – 31 Aug 2010
ROBIN WASSERMAN – Wired – 14 Sep 2010
Posted in Amy Garvey, Andrea Cremer, Ann Aguirre, Becca Fitzpatrick, C. A. Moulton, Carrie Jones, Carrie Ryan, Cassandra Clare, Catherine Fisher, Gemma Malley, Heather Davis, Holly Black, Jackie Morse Kessler, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jessica Verday, Karen Kincy, Kat Falls, Kelley Armstrong, Kelly Keaton, Kristin Cast, Lili St. Crow, Maggie Stiefvater, Maria V. Snyder, Rachel Caine, Reading Wishlist, Richelle Mead, Robin Wasserman, S. A. Bodeen, Stacey Jay, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Teri Hall
Tagged Captivate, Cold Kiss, Crescendo, Dark Life, Darkness Becomes Her, Hunger, Incarceron, Inside Out, Jealousy, Kiss of Death, Kisses from Hell, Linger, My So-Called Death, Nightshade, Other, Rage, Raised by Wolves, Razorland, Shade, Sisters Red, Spirit Bound, The Clearing, The Clockwork Angel, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Gardener, The Haunted, The Line, The Reckoning, The Returners, This World We Live In, Undead Much?, White Cat, Wired
UK cover for Kat Falls’s Dark Life. The US edition was okay, but this UK one has more colour and more action – and thus more to my liking 😉
US cover art for Kat Falls’s Dark Life.