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December 2015 Releases

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9 New Covers (Armstrong, Barnette, Kenner, Lam, Martin, Roth)

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November 2014 Releases

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21st October 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Karen Ann Hopkins
Embers (Wings of War, Book 1)
Karen Ann Hopkins (US: 21st October 2014)
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Following a violent episode with her aunt’s boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember’s exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she learns that she’s a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember is instructed about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two teenagers who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the young men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it is cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war, that’s been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil, and the greyness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realises that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She also might be one of the few champions who will make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.

Darynda Jones
Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, Book 7)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 21st October 2014); Hachette Little, Brown Piatkus (UK: 21st October 2014)
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Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out Charley Davidson’s jugular and serve her body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and as she retraces his last steps she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life. But all of that barely scratches the surface of her problems. Recent developments have forced her to become a responsible adult. To conquer such a monumental task, she’s decided to start small. Really small. She gets a pet. But how can she save the world against the forces of evil when she can’t even keep a goldfish alive?

Kelly Meade
Gray Bishop (Cornerstone Run, Book 2)
Penguin InterMix (US: 21st October 2014)
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With the attacks on their homes escalating and human half-breeds seeking sanctuary among them, the loup garou are reaching their breaking point. Two, in particular. After failing to stop his little brother’s kidnapping years ago, Bishop McQueen angrily broods on his shame, though no one else blames him. Jillian Reynolds is still dealing with a tragic accident that took everything she ever wanted from life. And her attraction to Bishop is only making things more difficult. When word reaches them that Jillian’s hometown is under attack, the Alpha takes Bishop, Jillian, and a group of enforcers to assist in the battle. And it is in this chaos that both Bishop and Jillian will have to face their pasts – and the true feelings they have for each other – if they are going to survive…

Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent, Book 1) [Collector’s Edition]
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 21st October 2014)
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This deluxe package features: 72 pages of bonus content, including: -Two essays by Veronica Roth, including excerpts from early drafts of Divergent. -An essay about the psychology behind fear and the “exposure therapy” of Dauntless initiation. -Artistic renderings of the Choosing Ceremony Bowls. -An excerpt from the movie script. -Favourite quotes from Divergent, illustrated by fellow Initiates. -A map of the Dauntless compound. –Divergent discussion questions. Plus: -A four-colour fold-out poster. -A brilliant metallic book jacket. -A satin ribbon placeholder.

Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Raven Cycle, Book 3)
Scholastic (US: 21st October 2014)
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Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost. Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel.

October 2014 Releases

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March 2014 Releases

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11th February 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Ilsa J. Bick
White Space (Dark Passages, Book 1)
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 11th February 2014)
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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. Thing is, 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.

Megan Crewe
The Worlds We Make (Fallen World, Book 3)
Hyperion (US: 11th February 2014)
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When Kaelyn and her friends reached Toronto with a vaccine for the virus that has ravaged the population, they thought their journey was over – but hope has eluded them once again. Now there is a dangerous group of survivors, intent on tracking them down and stealing the cure no matter the costs. Forced onto the road again, Kaelyn redoubles her efforts to find a safe haven. But when the rest of her group starts to fall apart, the chances for her success grow slim. Kaelyn’s resolve is strong, but is she willing to surrender everything in order to stay alive?

Tiffany Reisz
Misbehaving
Harlequin Cosmo Red-Hot Reads (US: 11th February 2014)
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As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus-one to play with. The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag – and he’s as temptingly gorgeous as ever. The bad news: Ben turned down Bea’s offer of graduation-night sex five years ago. The best news: He’s not planning on making the same mistake twice…

Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent, Book 1)
HarperCollins (US, UK & CA: 11th February 2014)
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This special edition features cover artwork from the major motion picture. The paperback edition (US/Canada) includes bonus materials: an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a playlist, faction manifestos, quiz questions, writing tips, and a peek of the second book in the trilogy. One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

Kristen Simmons
Three (Article 5, Book 3)
Macmillan Tor Teen (US: 11th February 2014)
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Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence. And all that’s left is smoking ruins. Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the only thing left to them – tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors. With their high profile, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amidst the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past – someone he never thought he’d see again. Banding together, they search for a place to hide; aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about…a settlement that is rumoured to house the nebulous organisation known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run. Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story. At fighting back.

Joan Frances Turner
Grave (Resurgam, Book 3)
Candlemark & Gleam (US: 11th February 2014)
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After observing years of in-fighting between humans and zombies, Death himself has had enough and resolves to destroy the planet altogether. Humans and nonhumans alike must band together to save their world from Death, who promises to undo the havoc in the world – for a price.