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13th October 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kelley Armstrong
The Masked Truth
Random House Doubleday (US & CA: 13th October 2015); Hachette Little, Brown Atom (UK & AU: 13th October 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

A few months ago, Riley Vasquez was caught up in a horrific murder. Now everyone around her thinks she’s a hero. Riley isn’t so sure. Meanwhile British army brat Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn’t dare reveal. The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with “issues”. But that’s exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree. Riley and Max know that if they can’t get out, they’ll be next. They’ll have to work together – but first they’ll have to trust each other with their deepest secrets.

Megan Crewe
A Sky Unbroken (Earth & Sky, Book 3)
Amazon Skyscape (US: 13th October 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The rebels have been disbanded, their plans ruined. Betrayed by those she trusted most, Skylar finds herself herded, along with a small group of Earthlings, into a living museum – a human zoo – on the Kemyates’ space station, subject to her captors’ every whim. Any move Skylar makes could result in the extinction of her people – but giving in means losing any hope of freedom. Meanwhile, Win returns home and evades punishment by pretending to be loyal to Kemya. But he can’t bear knowing that Skylar is imprisoned or watch his fellow Kemyates swallow the Council’s lies about Earth. He must bring the truth to the Kemyate public and see the Earthlings freed – even if it means openly challenging his world’s rulers. Neither Skylar nor Win knows they are about to uncover an even deeper conspiracy – one that could push the future they’re fighting for completely out of reach.

Gail Giles
Girls Like Us
Random House Candlewick (US & CA: 13th October 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed. program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first “real world” apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realise that they might have more in common than they thought – and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward.

Mira Grant
Symbiont (Parasitology, Book 2)
Hachette Orbit (US: 13th October 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world’s population began attacking their hosts, turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped.

J. Kenner
Seduce Me (Stark Ever After, Novella)
Random House Bantam (US & CA: 13th October 2015); Hachette Headline Eternal (UK: 13th October 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

I’ve never felt as close to anyone as I have with Damien Stark. I know every line of his body, every secret within his soul. There’s nothing I crave more than his touch, and with his kiss, he seals his claim. Las Vegas is the perfect place for us, where we can indulge every desire and fantasy. But when someone from my past resurfaces, I can’t ignore my instinct that I have to make things right. With Damien by my side, I feel safe no matter the danger. Our passion protects us, drives us, makes us whole. His pleasure is an exquisite game, and one that I’ll play forever.

Andrea Kleine
Calf
Perseus Soft Skull Press (US: 13th October 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The year was 1981. The US was entering a deep recession, Russia was our enemy, and John Hinckley, Jr.’s assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan shocked the nation. It was also the year author Andrea Kleine learned her close childhood friend had been violently murdered by her socialite mother, Leslie DeVeau. Both events took place in Washington, DC. Hinckley and Deveau were both sent to St. Elizabeth’s hospital, guilty by reason of insanity. It was there that they met, and later became lovers. These two real-life and ultimately converging events inspired Kleine’s novel, Calf. Made up of dual narratives and told over the course of one year, Kleine’s account follows a fictionalised John Hinckley Jr. as he stalks a young actress in the lead-up to the assassination attempt, and eleven-year-old Tammy, whose friend is murdered in her sleep.

Marie Lu
The Rose Society (The Young Elites, Book 2)
Penguin (US & CA: 13th October 2015)
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Adelina Amouteru’s heart is set on revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she flees Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. The leader of the Inquisition wants her dead, and her former friends at the Dagger Society want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

Richelle Mead
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, Book 6)
Penguin Razorbill (US & CA: 13th October 2015)
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When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, she and Adrian become enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world and alter their lives forever.

Blythe Woolston
MARTians
Random House Candlewick (US & CA: 13th October 2015)
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Last girl Zoë Zindleman, numerical ID 009-99-9999, is starting work at AllMART, where “your smile is the AllMART welcome mat.” Her living arrangements are equally bleak: she can wait for her home to be foreclosed and stripped of anything valuable now that AnnaMom has moved away, leaving Zoë behind, or move to the Warren, an abandoned strip-mall-turned-refuge for other left-behinds. With a handful of other disaffected, forgotten kids, Zoë must find her place in a world that has consumed itself beyond redemption. She may be a last girl, but her name means “life”, and Zoë isn’t ready to disappear into the AllMART abyss. Zoë wants to live.

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October 2015 Releases

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

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Cassie Alexander: The HATED: 1st February 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: THE MASKED TRUTH: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Holly Black: BLACK HEART (mass market paperback): 24th November 2015: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: STRANDED: 25th August 2015: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody, Marissa Meyer, Caragh M. O’Brien, et al: FIERCE READS: KISSES AND CURSES: 19th May 2015: Buy (US)
Viola Carr: TENFOLD MORE WICKED: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Cassandra Rose Clarke: OUR LADY OF THE ICE: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Becca Fitzpatrick: untitled novel: 10th November 2015: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: SYMBIONT (paperback): 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU: 3rd November 2015: Buy (US)
R. C. Lewis: SPINNING STARLIGHT: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: PRODIGY: COLLECTOR’S EDITION: 6th February 2015: Buy (US)
Richelle Mead: THE RUBY CIRCLE (paperback): 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Richelle Mead: SOUNDLESS: 17th November 2015: Buy (US)
Scott Westerfeld: AFTERWORLDS (paperback): 29th September 2015: Buy (US)

25th November 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Mira Grant
Symbiont (Parasitology, Book 2)
Hachette Orbit (US, UK, & AU: 25th November 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The SymboGen-designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world’s population began attacking their hosts, turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped.

Megan Hart
Lovely Wild
Harlequin MIRA (US: 25th November 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Brought up in the savage captivity of her unstable grandmother’s rural Pennsylvania home, Mari Calder once yearned for rescue. Now she struggles every day to function as an adult in the confines of normal society. Left with only a foggy recollection of her childhood, she’s consumed with being a dutiful wife to her husband, Ryan, and mother to their two children. But an unexpected twist of events returns her to that long-forgotten house in the woods. Soon, Mari is greeted with reminders of a past life, the clarified memories only inviting a new level of strangeness into her fragile world. To protect her family, she must find the beautiful, powerful strength hidden in her inner chaos. Because someone is bent on exploiting Mari’s trauma, and as normal and wild begin to blend, a string of devastating truths force Mari to question all she thought she knew.

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
These Broken Stars (Starbound, Book 1)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 25th November 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder – would they be better off staying here forever? Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

Tiffany Reisz
The King (Original Sinners: White Years, Book 2)
Harlequin MIRA (US: 25th November 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side – handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder – Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy – only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club: a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list that’ll change the scene forever. The club becomes Kingsley’s obsession – and he’s enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combined – and considerable – expertise in domination can’t subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won’t rest until King’s dream is destroyed. It’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s…

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Keri Arthur: WICKED EMBERS: 7th July 2015: Buy (US)
Abigail Barnette: THE EX: 22nd November 2014: Buy (US)
Holly Black: THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST: 13th January 2015: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: THOSE WHO LIVED: 2nd December 2014: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: SYMBIONT: 25th November 2014: Buy (US)
Erica Hayes: UNFORGIVEN: 16th November 2014: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: MAYBE NOT: 24th November 2014: Buy (US)
Herman Koch: SUMMER HOUSE WITH SWIMMING POOL (paperback): 28th April 2015: Buy (US)
Kass Morgan: HOMECOMING: 24th February 2015: Buy (US)
Kat Richardson: REVENANT (paperback): 4th August 2015: Buy (US)
Jennifer Rush: REBORN: 6th January 2015: Buy (US)

November 2014 Releases

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Done with October 2014 Releases? Here are November 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews: BITTERSWEET DREAMS: 28th October 2014: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: KILLER INSTINCT: 4th November 2014: Buy (US)
Karen Bao: DOVE ARISING: 19th August 2014: Buy (US)
Kylie Chan: THE GRAVITY ENGINE: 1st March 2014: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: SYMBIONT: 25th November 2014: Buy (US)
Karen Ann Hopkins: LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER: 14th March 2014: Buy (US)
Stacey Jay: OF BEAST AND BEAUTY (paperback): 9th December 2014: Buy (US)
Stacey Jay: PRINCESS OF THORNS: 9th December 2014: Buy (US)
Sarah K.: BOUND TO PLEASE: 18th July 2014: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: THIS SHATTERED WORLD: 11th November 2014: Buy (US)
Sophie Littlefield: THE MISSING PLACE: 14th October 2014: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: CHAMPION (paperback): 9th September 2014: Buy (US)