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July 2016 Releases

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17th May 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Madeline Ashby
Company Town
Macmillan Tor (US: 17th May 2016)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

New Arcadia is a city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd. Hwa is of the few people in her community (which constitutes the whole rig) to forgo bio-engineered enhancements. As such, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig – making her doubly an outsider, as well as a neglected daughter and bodyguard extraordinaire. Still, her expertise in the arts of self-defence and her record as a fighter mean that her services are yet in high demand. When the youngest Lynch needs training and protection, the family turns to Hwa. But can even she protect against increasingly intense death threats seemingly coming from another timeline? Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city’s stability and heightens the unease of a rig turning over. All signs point to a nearly invisible serial killer, but all of the murders seem to lead right back to Hwa’s front door. Company Town has never been the safest place to be – but now, the danger is personal.

Justine Larbalestier
Razorhurst
Random House Soho (US: 17th May 2016)
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Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighbourhood, 1932. Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached a fragile peace – one maintained by “razor men.” Kelpie, orphaned and homeless, is blessed (and cursed) with the ability to see Razorhurst’s many ghosts. They tell secrets that the living can’t know about the cracks already forming in the mobs’ truce. Kelpie meets Dymphna Campbell, Gloriana’s prize moll, over the body of the latest of Dymphna’s beaus to meet an untimely end – a string that’s earned her the nickname the “Angel of Death.” Dymphna can see ghosts, too, and she knows that Gloriana’s hold is crumbling one henchman at a time. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens the two girls at every turn, Dymphna is determined to rise to the top with Kelpie at her side.

Jenny Martin
Marked (Tracked, Book 2)
Penguin Dial (US & CA: 17th May 2016)
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Cash, the prince of Bisera and leader of the rebellion, is missing. Phee’s uncle James is dead. And Charles Benroyal, once again, is behind it all. Caught between grief, thoughts of revenge, and traumatizing flashbacks of battle, Phee struggles to aid the resistance and prove her worth, even as she attempts to reconcile her growing romantic feelings for Bear with her loyalty to Cash. But when Benroyal’s attacks grow bolder, no one is prepared for the sacrifices Phee will have to make to win this war once and for all.

Tiffany Schmidt
Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family, Book 1)
Bloomsbury (US: 17th May 2016)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In Penelope Landlow’s world, almost anything can be bought or sold. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families controlling the black market for organ transplants. Because of an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise easily, Penny is considered too “delicate” to handle the family business, or even to step foot outside their estate. All Penelope has ever wanted is independence – until she’s suddenly thrust into the dangerous world all alone, forced to stay one step ahead of her family’s enemies. As she struggles to survive the power plays of rival crime families, she learns dreams come with casualties, betrayal hurts worse than bruises, and there’s nothing she won’t risk for the people she loves.

Robin Wasserman
Girls on Fire
HarperCollins (US & CA: 17th May 2016)
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Hannah Dexter is nobody, ridiculed at school by golden girl Nikki Drummond and bored at home. But in their junior year of high school, Nikki’s boyfriend walks into the woods and shoots himself. In the wake of the suicide, Hannah finds herself befriending new girl Lacey and soon the pair are inseparable, bonded by their shared hatred of Nikki. Lacey transforms good girl Hannah into Dex, a Doc Marten and Kurt Cobain fan, who is up for any challenge Lacey throws at her. The two girls bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live; unconcerned by the mounting discomfort that their lust for chaos and rebellion causes the inhabitants of their parochial small town, they think they are invulnerable. But Lacey has a secret, about life before her better half, and it’s a secret that will change everything…

Brenna Yovanoff
Places No One Knows
Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 17th May 2016)
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Waverly Camdenmar spends her nights running until she can’t even think. Then the sun comes up, life goes on, and Waverly goes back to her perfectly hateful best friend, her perfectly dull classes, and the tiny, nagging suspicion that there’s more to life than student council and GPAs. Marshall Holt is a loser. He drinks on school nights and gets stoned in the park. He is at risk of not graduating, he does not care, he is no one. He is not even close to being in Waverly’s world. But then one night Waverly falls asleep and dreams herself into Marshall’s bedroom – and when the sun comes up, nothing in her life can ever be the same. In Waverly’s dreams, the rules have changed. But in her days, she’ll have to decide if it’s worth losing everything for a boy who barely exists.

May 2016 Releases

Done with April 2016 Releases? Here are May 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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October 2015 Releases

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TRIGGER WARNING: The cover image for Andrea Kleine’s Calf (13th October) is confronting.

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September 2015 Releases

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: DRIVEN: 31st January 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE FIXER paperback: 10th May 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle et al: A FANTASY MEDLEY 3: 31st December 2015: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: untitled 3rd Dark Alchemy novel: 12th April 2016: Buy (US)
Rachel Caine: MIDNIGHT BITES: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)
Rhiannon Held: WOLFSBANE: 29th September 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Andrea Kleine: CALF: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Seanan McGuire: CHAOS CHOREOGRAPHY: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)
Amy Plum: UNTIL THE BEGINNING (paperback): 3rd May 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Schmidt: HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH (paperback): 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Schmidt: BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
Robin Wasserman: GIRLS ON FIRE: 3rd May 2016: Buy (US)
Brenna Yovanoff: PLACES NO ONE KNOWS: 3rd May 2016: Buy (US)

19th May 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Darynda Jones
Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, Book 8)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 19th May 2015); Hachette Little, Brown Piatkus (UK: 19th May 2015)
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Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they’ve made Charley their target. And so she takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. Of course, if hellhounds aren’t enough, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent. Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behaviour of her husband, and Charley’s tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full…but also tied. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders like evil sentries, so Charley has been forbidden from leaving the sacred grounds. Luckily, she has her loyal team with her, and they’re a scrappy bunch who won’t let a few thirsty hellhounds deter them. While the team scours the prophesies, searching for clues on the Twelve, for a way to kill them or at least send them back to hell, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. Their presence is comforting. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life…

Tiffany Schmidt
Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family, Book 1)
Bloomsbury (US: 19th May 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In Penelope Landlow’s world, almost anything can be bought or sold. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families controlling the black market for organ transplants. Because of an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise easily, Penny is considered too “delicate” to handle the family business, or even to step foot outside their estate. All Penelope has ever wanted is independence – until she’s suddenly thrust into the dangerous world all alone, forced to stay one step ahead of her family’s enemies. As she struggles to survive the power plays of rival crime families, she learns dreams come with casualties, betrayal hurts worse than bruises, and there’s nothing she won’t risk for the people she loves.

Francesca Zappia
Made You Up
HarperCollins Greenwillow (US & CA: 19th May 2015)
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Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?