Faye Kellerman & Aliza Kellerman
HarperCollins (CA: 15th June 2009; US: 23rd June 2009; AU: 1st October 2009)
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On the road for a school excursion to the Carlsbad Caverns, one teacher and three teens in their van crash. The teens manage to escape, and seek shelter in a small cave when it begins to rain. But inside, they fall into nothingness…but awaken in their beds as if the whole thing never happened. In fact, their school trip is still a week away. But the world isn’t the same now: there’s no medical care. If someone gets sick or badly injured, it’s pretty much a death sentence. Kaida Hutchenson doesn’t want her new friend Joy to die, and so she must track down some forbidden research whilst also pay a spill dealer for something that could save Joy’s life. But now all of their lives are at risk of being murdered.
If you’ve never read a parallel universe novel before, here’s a great place to start. The characters may be cardboard cut-outs, but the social conscience is a winner, and this could be an ideal wake-up call for teens to stand up and start caring for their own health, and the well-being of others. Though a bit dragging in parts, it’s a killer premise.
Done buying September 2009 Releases? Now time for October’s list, with books from the US, Canada, UK and Australia. As always, I don’t include anything – just the ones I’ve heard of and am interested in. Covers and release dates are subject to change, so if I’m wrong, blame my sources 😉
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Posted in Alexander Gordon Smith, Aliza Kellerman, Becca Fitzpatrick, Caitlin Kittredge, Christine Warren, Claudia Gray, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Erica Hayes, Faye Kellerman, Jeaniene Frost, Jenna Maclaine, Jennifer Armintrout, Justine Larbalestier, Kat Richardson, Kelley Armstrong, Keri Arthur, Kit Whitfield, Kristin Cast, Lili St. Crow, Maggie Stiefvater, Megan Hart, Nancy Holder, P. C. Cast, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Tanith Lee, Tracey O'hara, Trisha Telep
Tagged Betrayals, Bound to Shadows, Carpe Corpus, Child of Darkness, Death Sentence, Frostbite, Frostbitten, Huntress, Hush Hush, Immortal, In Great Waters, Liar, Lockdown, Night's Cold Kiss, No Greater Pleasure, October 2009 Releases, Prism, Queene of Light, September 2009 Releases, Shadowfae, Shiver, The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance, Thorn Queen, Vanished
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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Posted in Alexander Gordon Smith, Aliza Kellerman, Amanda Marrone, Ann Aguirre, Cheyenne McCray, Claire Delacroix, Faye Kellerman, Gena Showalter, Jennifer Armintrout, Jessica Verday, Kelley Armstrong, Laurie Faria Stolarz, Megan Crewe, Megan Hart, Reading Wishlist, Robin Wasserman, S. A. Bodeen, Sophie McKenzie, Suzanne Collins, Tracey O'hara, Trisha Telep, Yolanda Sfetsos
Tagged August 2009 Releases, Black is for Beginnings, Catching Fire, Crashed, Demons Not Included, Devoured, Doubleblind, Faithless, Fallen, Frostbitten, Intertwined, Night's Cold Kiss, Pleasure and Purpose, Prism, Queene of Light, September 2009 Releases, Solitary, The Compound, The Hollow, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, The Set-Up, Witch Craft
Done buying July Releases? Now onto August – here are my choice picks from the US, UK, Canada and Australia. As always, I don’t list EVERYTHING in the UF or futuristic genres – I’ll leave that to other bloggers. Instead, I just choose the ones I think are worthy. And yes, I play favourites 😉 Keep an eye on Reading Wishlist for release dates further into the future.
No purchase links as yet for Melanie Nilles’s Starfire Angels or Lexxie Couper’s Death, the Vamp and His Brother, but keep an eye on the authors’ websites and blogs.
NOTE: I own Kat Richardson’s Underground, and Rachel Vincent’s Pride, but haven’t read them yet.
NOTE: I have reviewed Rachel Vincent’s My Soul to Take, and Tracey O’hara’s Night’s Cold Kiss.
All other books listed here I’d be happy to read and review. If you’re willing to post a hard copy out to me in Australia, send me an email.
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Posted in Aliza Kellerman, Anya Bast, C. L. Anderson, Cassandra Clare, Cecil Castellucci, Christine Warren, Debbie Viguié, Dina James, Faye Kellerman, Holly Black, Jeaniene Frost, Jeff Somers, Jenna Maclaine, Jocelynn Drake, Karen Mahoney, Kat Richardson, Kelley Armstrong, Lauren Dane, Lexxie Couper, Libba Bray, Lili St. Crow, Lilith Saintcrow, Lori Devoti, Maggie Stiefvater, Maria V. Snyder, Marjorie M. Liu, Melanie Nilles, Melissa de la Cruz, Melissa Marr, Nancy Holder, Rachel Vincent, Reading Wishlist, Richelle Mead, Sarah Rees Brennan, Tracey O'hara, Trisha Telep, Vicki Pettersson
Tagged Amazon Ink, August 2009 Releases, Bitter Angels, Blood Promise, Death the Vamp and His Brother, Huntress, July 2009 Releases, Laid Bare, Love Bites, My Soul to Take, Night's Cold Kiss, Pride, Prism, Redemption Alley, Relentless, Shiver, Starfire Angels, Succubus Heat, The Eternal Kiss, The Eternal Prison, Thorn Queen, Unbound, Underground, Vanished, Witch Fury