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24th February 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Karen Bao
Dove Arising (Dove Chronicles, Book 1)
Penguin Viking (US & CA: 24th February 2015)
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Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested. The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider. Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom: that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble…

Jessica Brody
Unforgotten (Unremembered, Book 2)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 24th February 2015)
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After a daring escape from the Diotech scientists who created her, Seraphina and Zen believe they are finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await them at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend Sera – a weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind, a secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long.

Jessica Brody
Unchanged (Unremembered, Book 3)
Macmillan (US: 24th February 2015)
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After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera’s history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious past she longs to forget. But as Sera and Kaelen embark on a nationwide tour to promote Diotech’s new product line – a collection of controversial genetic modifications available to the public – Sera’s mind starts to rebel. She can’t stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in. As more secrets are revealed, more enemies are uncovered, and the reality of a Diotech-controlled world grows closer every day, Sera will have to choose where her true loyalties lie, but it’s a choice that may cost her everything she’s ever loved.

Cecil Castellucci
Tin Star (Tin Star, Book 1)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 24th February 2015)
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On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist’s leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station. When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula’s desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

Cecil Castellucci
Stone in the Sky (Tin Star, Book 2)
Macmillan Roaring Brook (US: 24th February 2015)
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Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a home, a family, and even love. When it’s discovered that the abandoned planet beneath the station is abundant with a rare and valuable resource, aliens from across the galaxy race over to strike it rich. With them comes trouble, like the man who nearly killed Tula years ago – the man she has dreamed of destroying ever since.

Kylie Chan
Demon Child (Celestial Battle, Book 2)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 24th February 2015)
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War with Hell looms and the cruel demons could gain control of everything. Emma Donahoe has faced down threats to her loved ones and never given up the fight. But as the demons close in, she faces a new danger – John’s love for her could lead to her complete annihilation. As battles rage for control of Heaven and Earth, Emma must fight her own war to retain her identity as it disintegrates into the man she loves…

Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam
Elusion (Elusion, Book 1)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 24th February 2015)
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A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor, and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications – or consequences – of real life. Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality. Still, when there are rumours of trouble in Elusion – accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous – Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome skeptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions.

Megan Hart
Vanilla
Harlequin (US: 24th February 2015)
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Elise knows what she wants in the bedroom and she makes sure she gets it. Her thirst for domination has long been quenched by a stable of men only too happy to bow down before her. But sexual satisfaction isn’t the same as love, and she’s been burned in the past by giving her heart too freely. Niall is handsome, smart, successful and sweet – sweet as vanilla. When they meet, their romantic connection is electric, even though he’s way on the opposite end of the kink spectrum. Despite how she fights it, Elise falls for him – but how can a relationship work when both lovers want to be on top?

Kass Morgan
Day 21 (The 100, Book 2)
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 24th February 2015)
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It’s been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They’re the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries. Or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group safe after a tragic attack. Clarke strikes out in search of other colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.

Kass Morgan
Homecoming (The 100, Book 3)
Hahcette (US, UK, & AU: 24th February 2015)
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Humanity is coming home. Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from space. These new arrivals are the lucky ones – back on the Colony, the oxygen is almost gone – but after making it safely to Earth, GLASS’s luck seems to be running out. CLARKE leads a rescue party to the crash site, ready to treat the wounded, but she can’t stop thinking about her parents who may still be alive. Meanwhile, WELLS struggles to maintain his authority despite the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY must decide whether to face or flee the crimes he thought he’d left behind. It’s time for the Hundred to come together and fight for the freedom they’ve found on Earth, or risk losing everything – and everyone – they love.

February 2015 Releases

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Cassie Alexander: THE HOUSE: 1st June 2014: Buy (US)
Ilsa J. Bick: WHITE SPACE (paperback): 10th February 2015: Buy (US)
Máire Claremont: LADY WILD: 13th May 2014: Buy (US)
Carolyn Crane: CONJURING MAX: 31st May 2014: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: THE INVENTOR’S SECRET (paperback): 10th March 2015: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: THE WORLDS WE MAKE (paperback): 10th February 2015: Buy (US)
Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam: ELUSION (paperback): 17th February 2015: Buy (US)
Lydia Kang: CONTROL (paperback): 5th February 2015: Buy (US)
Lydia Kang: CATALYST: 24th March 2015: Buy (US)
Melissa Landers: INVADED: 3rd February 2015: Buy (US)
Ceri A. Lowe: PARADIGM: 13th June 2014: Buy (US)
Katie McGarry: BREAKING THE RULES: 30th December 2014: Buy (US)
Richelle Mead: SILVER SHADOWS (paperback): 13th January 2015: Buy (US)
Richelle Mead: THE RUBY CIRCLE: 10th February 2015: Buy (US)
Whitney A. Miller: THE CRIMSON GATE: 8th March 2015: Buy (US)
Lisa Ann O’Kane: ESSENCE (paperback): 23rd May 2014: Buy (US)
J. Nelle Patrick: TSARINA (paperback): 24th February 2015: Buy (US)

18th March 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam
Elusion (Elusion, Book 1)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 18th March 2014)
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A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, a visor, and a wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications – or consequences – of real life. Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality. Still, when there are rumours of trouble in Elusion – accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous – Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome sceptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions.

Colleen Hoover
Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, Novella)
Simon & Schuster (US, CA & UK: 18th March 2014)
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A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it was. Moments like that happen only in fairy tales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn’t guarantee a happily ever after…it only further threatens it. Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardise Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other?

Colleen Hoover
Maybe Someday
Simon & Schuster (US, UK, CA & AU: 18th March 2014)
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Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble – she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope… Maybe someday…

Kassy Tayler
Remnants of Tomorrow (Ashes of Twilight, Book 3)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 18th March 2014)
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Wren’s father takes her on a journey through the dome where she sees the after-effects of the destruction caused by her friends and the blue coats who came into the tunnels. What he doesn’t realise is that instead of subduing her, he is giving more purpose and fuel to her cause. When he realises his plan has backfired, he sells Wren and her friends caught inside to the rovers. They manage to escape and add more fuel to the hatred between the rovers and the dome. Wren and her friends from inside the dome and America are caught in the middle as the battle escalates and whoever wins the battle wins the right to life. It’s up to Wren to make both sides see that the only way they can survive is by working together.

March 2014 Releases

Done with February 2014 Releases? Here are March 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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8 New Covers (Arthur, Baggott, Caine, Cremer, Gabel & Klam, Kane, Patrick, Rossi)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Ilsa J. Bick: WHITE SPACE: 11th February 2014: Buy (US)
Kira Brady: HEARTS OF CHAOS: 4th March 2014: Buy (US)
Laurie Cinotto: ITTY BITTY KITTY COMMITTEE: 11th March 2014: Buy (US)
Jeaniene Frost: UP FROM THE GRAVE: 28th January 2014: Buy (US)
Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam: ELUSION: 18th March 2014: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: THE UNDEAD POOL: 25th February 2014: Buy (US)
Jill Hathaway: IMPOSTOR (paperback): 25th February 2014: Buy (US)
Michele Lang: FADE AWAY AND RADIATE: 27th May 2013: Buy (US)
A. D. Robertson: CAPTIVE: 22nd October 2013: Buy (US)
Veronica Rossi: INTO THE STILL BLUE: 28th January 2013: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER (paperback): 23rd December 2013: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: HER DARK CURIOSITY: 28th January 2014: Buy (US)
Jeri Smith-Ready: THIS SIDE OF SALVATION: 1st April 2014: Buy (US)
Jenny Trout: SUCH SWEET SORROW: 4th February 2014: Buy (US)
Susan Vaught: ASYLUM: 18th February 2014: Buy (US)

7 New Deals (Forster, Gabel & Klam, Locke, Mahoney, Mitchell, Souders, Yovanoff)

Miriam Forster‘s debut House of a Thousand Dolls. Takes place on an isolated estate where orphaned girls are trained for nefarious purposes. When people start dying, a servant must uncover the truth or she will be sold into slavery.

Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam‘s Elusion & Etherworld to Katherine Tegen Books (NA). A futuristic thriller series about 3 teenagers attempting to solve a mystery with serious personal stakes. It leads them inside an alternate reality game which transports users to dangerously seductive Utopian world.

Kate Locke (a.k.a. Kathryn Smith/Kady Cross): 3 books to Orbit US. God Save the Queen (July 2012) is a contemporary urban fantasy – but Queen Victoria still rules 175 years after her ascension. Half-blood Alexandra has been born into a world where horse-drawn carriages, ballgowns & corsets mesh with the modern fashions of the humans outside of the vampire aristocracy.

Karen Mahoney: 3 YA novels to Random House Children’s Books (UK), including The Stone Demon & Beautiful Ghosts.

Saundra Mitchell‘s Mistwalker & Aetherborne to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (World). Aetherborne concludes the trilogy that began with The Vespertine & The Springsweet. Mistwalker is about a local legend in a lobstering town in Maine & the girl who becomes entangled in its mysteries.

J. A. Souders‘s Renegade. Set in an underwater Utopia where a female assassin realises that she does not control her own mind or body, & that her memories have been altered.

Brenna Yovanoff‘s Paper Valentine to Razorbill (NA) in a 2-book deal, for publication in 2013. A girl haunted by the troubled ghost of her best friend finds herself sucked into a darkly mesmerising string of murders, in which a serial killer who leaves a paper-heart “valentine” on his victims’ bodies draws ever closer.