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October 2015 Releases

Done with September 2015 Releases? Here are October 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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

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8th September 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Stephanie Diaz
Evolution (Extraction, Book 3)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 8th September 2015)
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Clementine’s world is on the brink of destruction. An army of aliens from the distant planet Marden has arrived with a massive fleet of battleships, intent on finally putting an end to the war Kiel’s old rulers initiated. With the Alliance headquarters reduced to rubble and one of the rebel leaders close to death, Clementine and her friends have no choice but to retreat to the Core to escape the alien ships attacking the Surface. But safety in the Core means forming a temporary alliance with their sworn enemy, Commander Charlie. He’s a ruthless man and a liar, but striking a bargain with him – his pardon in exchange for their help defeating the Mardenites – is the only way the rebels might survive the war. And Charlie needs their help too, for Marden’s force is more powerful than anyone anticipated, with weapons and technologies never before seen on Kiel. Unless old feuds can be set aside long enough for a diplomatic solution to be found, all of Kiel’s people will be destroyed, and everything Clementine and her friends have sacrificed in their fight for peace will have been for nothing.

Janet Edwards
Earth Flight (Earth Girl, Book 3)
Pyr (US: 8th September 2015)
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Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portaling to other planets. Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity’s worlds. On top of everything, the first alien artefact ever discovered appears to be waiting for Jarra to reveal its secrets. But to do so, she must somehow find a way to leave Earth – or else the alien artefact will be lost forever. Is there a way for Jarra to travel to another planet? Or is her destiny only to look to the stars – but never to reach them?

Amelia Kahaney
The Invisible (The Brokenhearted, Book 2)
HarperCollins Teen (US: 8th September 2015)
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After a perilous accident that literally stopped her heart, Anthem Fleet was left with a jagged scar down the front of her chest – and a strength she is still learning to control. Her new powers helped her defeat a network of criminals in Bedlam’s seedy underbelly, but Anthem doesn’t want the life of a crime-fighting vigilante. She just wants to practice ballet, and help nurse Ford, her friend and partner, back to health. But when a mysterious group called the Invisible starts attacking the privileged North Siders, Anthem’s whole world is thrown into chaos. Invisible’s threats seem like harmless pranks at first, but as their demands escalate, people start to die. Now Anthem must step up and be the hero that the city needs, or Bedlam will fall…once and for all.

Mindy McGinnis
In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 8th September 2015)
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Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already – a house, a man, children, and a water source – and anything beyond their life by the pond is beyond reach. When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumours of a “normal” lifestyle in California set Lucy and Lynn on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.

Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot (Boxed Kit)
Llewellyn (US: 8th September 2015)
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The iridescent sheen of a raven’s wing reveals a tantalizing glimpse of the future. A tattooed hand, sinews roiling like ley lines, peels back the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next. With art and instructions by Maggie Stiefvater – New York Times bestselling author of the Raven Cycle series – The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot reveals the wisdom of dreams, helping you harness the opposing forces of intuition and cunning, Moon and Raven, spirit and intellect. Inspired by Stiefvater’s artist mentors, this deck is a path to a more creative life for everyone.

September 2015 Releases

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

S. A. Bodeen: THE DETOUR: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Stephanie Diaz: EVOLUTION: 8th September 2015: Buy (US)
Janet Edwards: EARTH FLIGHT: 8th September 2015: Buy (US)
Faith Hunter: THE ROGUE MAGE RPG GAME MASTER’S GUIDE: 1st December 2014: Buy (US)
Emiko Jean: WE’LL NEVER BE APART: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: EIGHTH GRAVE AFTER DARK (paperback): 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Amelia Kahaney: THE INVISIBLE (paperback): 8th September 2015: Buy (US)
Sophie Littlefield: THE END OF ORDINARY TIME: 16th June 2015: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: THE ROSE SOCIETY: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis: IN A HANDFUL OF DUST (paperback): 8th September 2015: Buy (US)

October 2014 Releases

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23rd September 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Christina Farley
Silvern (Gilded, Book 2)
Amazon (US: 23rd September 2014)
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Jae Hwa Lee is ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life. Until the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her. She escapes with the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Tiger Orb, and joins the Guardians of Shinshi to seek out the orb before Kud can find it. But Kud is a stronger and more devious god than Jae ever imagined. Jae is soon painfully reminded that by making an enemy of Kud, she has placed her closest friends in danger, and must decide how much she can bear to sacrifice to defeat one of the most powerful immortals in all of Korea.

Kristen Lippert-Martin
Tabula Rasa
Random House Egmont (US & CA: 23rd September 2014)
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Sarah starts a crazy battle for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison when a procedure to eliminate her memory goes awry and she starts to remember snatches of her past. Was she an urban terrorist or vigilante? Has the procedure been her salvation or her destruction? The answers lie trapped within her mind. To access them, she’ll need the help of the teen computer hacker who’s trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, and a pill that’s blocked by an army of mercenary soldiers poised to eliminate her for good. If only she knew why…

Mindy McGinnis
In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 23rd September 2014)
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Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already – a house, a man, children, and a water source – and anything more than life by the pond is beyond reach. When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumours of desalinisation plants in California have lingered in Lynn’s mind, and the prospect of a “normal” life for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.

Scott Westerfeld
Afterworlds
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 23rd September 2014)
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Darcy has secured a publishing deal for her three paranormal books. Now she must find the wherewithall to write the second one whilst she has a reprieve from going to college, thanks to her savvy sister. She has enough funds for 3 years in NY…if she eats only noodles every day. In the story Darcy has written, the character Lizzie survives a traumatic shooting event only to discover that she has become a phsychopomp; a spirit guide to the dead. But she’s not dead…or is she? With one foot in each world, Lizzie’s challenges are somewhat unique. Then there’s her hot spirit guide…and all those ghosts that keep appearing…and the “living” friend she usually tells everything to…

September 2014 Releases

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2 New Covers (Howson, McGinnis)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Laura Bickle: THE OUTSIDE (paperback): 9th September 2014: Buy (US)
Steven Brust & Skyler White: THE INCREMENTALISTS (paperback): 26th August 2014: Buy (US)
Amy Rose Capetta: UNMADE (Kindle Edition): 13th January 2015: Buy (US)
Carolyn Crane: OFF THE EDGE: Buy (US)
Alaya Dawn Johnson: THE SUMMER PRINCE (paperback): 29th July 2014: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY: 21st October 2014: Buy (US)
J. Kenner: TAME ME (paperback): 11th March 2014: Buy (US)
Kristen Lippert-Martin: TABULA RASA: 23rd September 2014: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis: IN A HANDFUL OF DUST: 23rd September 2014: Buy (US)
Susan Beth Pfeffer: THE SHADE OF THE MOON (paperback): 16th September 2014: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE DREAM THIEVES (paperback): 29th July 2014: Buy (US)