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Heartless – Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer
Heartless
Macmillan (US & AU: 8th November 2016; UK: 9th February 2017)
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It’s Thursday 8th December, the day I’m due to post a review for Marissa Meyer’s Heartless. I was unsure I could review in time, but the Australian publisher mailed the copy ASAP, and I started reading it on November 5th.

Even with an entire month to read it, at the time of writing I have not progressed past page 15 (of the 453-page ARC). The Internet isn’t entirely to blame for my distraction. And there’s nothing terrible about the book, though I’m not really interested in the source material and I find talking animals weird in fiction. The novel begins with the makings of delicious-sounding lemon tarts, and there’s likely more wonderful food to follow.

It’s not a bad book. I just find it far too easy to put down. We’re probably not well suited, but perhaps you’ll fare better with Heartless than I have thus far.

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8th November 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kate Kessler
Two Can Play (Audrey Harte, Book 2)
Hachette Redhook (US & AU: 8th November 2016)
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Halloween is approaching, and criminal psychologist Audrey Harte has been hired by the prosecution to help prepare for the trial of 19-year-old serial killer Ian “Boy Scout” Monroe. His one surviving victim, Tori Scott, is the star witness, but when someone begins killing with Monroe’s M.O., the authorities – and Audrey – begin to wonder if Monroe had a partner. Keeping Tori safe is the main concern, but Audrey has also attracted the copy-cat’s attention. Audrey is drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, and when someone close to her is abducted by the killer, Audrey has no choice but to play…

Marissa Meyer
Heartless
Macmillan Feiwel & Friends (US & AU: 8th November 2016)
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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favourite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Stephenie Meyer
The Chemist
Hachette Little, Brown (US, UK, & AU: 8th November 2016)
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She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous. Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

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November 2016 Releases

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10th May 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Leah Rhyne
Heartless
Polis (US: 10th May 2016)
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Jolene Hall is dead – sort of. She can walk, think and talk, but her heart doesn’t beat and her lungs stopped breathing ages ago. Her body’s a mosaic of jagged wounds and stapled flesh. Jolene Hall has a choice: turn herself in to the authorities, led by a suspiciously handsome police officer, or team up with her roommate Lucy and her boyfriend Eli to find a way to save her. To Jo, the choice is clear. She’d like to know who turned her into a monster, and she’d like to live to see another sunrise. But that choice has drastic repercussions. On a trip deep into the snowy White Mountains, to a hidden laboratory filled with danger and cadavers, Jo and Lucy find more reanimated girls. Part body, part machine, run by batteries and electricity, these girls are killers, created by a shadowy Order with a penchant for chaos…and murder. To make matters worse, a photo on a wall of victims reveals Lucy is next in line to be “recruited” into this army of beautiful, walking corpses. When Jo’s physical condition takes a turn for the irreparable, and the Order kidnaps those she loves most, she must sacrifice herself to save them all.

Paul Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts
HarperCollins William Morrow (US & CA: 10th May 2016)
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The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s bizarre outbursts and subsequent descent into madness. As their home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight for a reality television show. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and medical bills looming, the family reluctantly agrees to be filmed – never imagining that The Possession would become an instant hit. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long-ago events from her childhood – she was just eight years old – painful memories and long-buried secrets that clash with the television broadcast and the Internet blogs begin to surface.

May 2016 Releases

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Amy Ewing: THE BLACK KEY: 4th October 2016: Buy (US)
Sarah Maria Griffin: SPARE AND FOUND PARTS: 4th October 2016: Buy (US)
Andrea Kleine: CALF (paperback): 11th October 2016: Buy (US)
Melissa Landers: UNITED: 2nd August 2016: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: 20th September 2016: Buy (US)
Dawn Metcalf: INVINCIBLE: 26th July 2016: Buy (US)
Marissa Meyer: HEARTLESS: 8th November 2016: Buy (US)
Natasha Preston: THE CABIN: 1st September 2016: Buy (US)
Eileen Rendahl: COVER ME IN DARKNESS: 8th December 2016: Buy (US)
Mary G. Thompson: AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE: 11th October 2016: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: SPECTACLE: 27th September 2016: Buy (US)