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January 2010 Releases

Done with December 2009 Releases? Then get ordering these January 2010 Releases. For titles even further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist. As always, this list doesn’t include everything, release dates may change, etc. US, Canada, UK and Australia represented.

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September 2009 Releases

Done buying August 2009 Releases? Now time for September 2009 Releases. As always, I got my info from Amazon, publishers’ websites and authors’ websites, so if I’m wrong…blame them, not me 😉 If you know of more September releases that aren’t here, it’s either because I don’t know of their existence, or I’m not interested. I play favourites, and there’s no shame in that 😉

If you’re reading this in a feed, behind the cut you shall find my monthly summary. If you’re looking for stuff further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

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[REVIEW] Intertwined – Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter
Intertwined
HarlequinTEEN (US: 1st September 2009)
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The supernatural and psychological mix in Gena Showalter’s slightly confusing, but mostly epic, young adult urban fantasy, Intertwined.

Aden Stone has four souls living inside him, each with their own paranormal ability: raising the dead, seeing the future, possessing another human, and time travelling. Aden can hear them most of the time – except when Mary Ann Gray is around. Somehow she negates their presence, but how, and why?

Vampires and werewolves also feature in the novel, but their sub-plots are unremarkable. Witches, demons and fairies also have their place here, but these create a kitchen sink effect – chuck everything in, and see what happens. This ultimately lets the story down, because the time travel is undoubtedly the most engaging and engrossing part of Intertwined. Having never really encountered it before, it comes across as fresh and new, with an original take making it more personal for the characters, and thus more relatable for readers. It’s riveting reading, and signals time travel as perhaps the next big thing in fiction. I know I’m intrigued.

[COVER ART] My Soul to Take – Rachel Vincent; Intertwined – Gena Showalter

Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, Book 1)
HarlequinTEEN (US & CA: 1st August 2009)
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From here:
Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh. She doesn’t see dead people, but… She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to be a normal girl, basking in the joy of having caught the attention of Nash, the hottest guy in school. But getting through a first date isn’t easy when he seems to know more about Kaylee’s need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only she knows who’ll be next…

Gena Showalter
Intertwined
HarlequinTEEN (US & CA: 1st September 2009)
Cover art
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From here:
Like most teens, Aden Stone has friends. They just happen to be the four human souls living inside him. One can time travel; one can raise the dead; one can foretell the future; one can possess another human. Lately, however, they’ve been causing him all kinds of trouble, playing mind games with our young hero. Just when Aden thinks peace of mind will never be his, he meets Mary, an outgoing spirit who is his opposite in every way. And, incredibly, she is capable of quieting the voices. Theirs becomes an inexplicable bond of friendship — one to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter and an irresistible vampire princess. All four of these characters, their fates intertwined, will enter a dark underwold of intrigue and danger. But not all of them will emerge alive.

New US & Canadian Pre-Order Links

MARIO ACEVEDO – The Werewolf Sex Club (22 Feb 2010): Buy (CA)
KIM HARRISON – Black Magic Sanction (22 Feb 2010): Buy (CA)
GENA SHOWALTER – Intertwined (1 Sep 2009): Buy (US) Buy (CA)