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6th June 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Tara Altebrando
The Leaving
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are…fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max – the only one who hasn’t come back. Which leaves Max’s sister, Avery, wanting answers. She wants to find her brother – dead or alive – and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story. But as details of the disappearance begin to unfold, no one is prepared for the truth.

Tara Altebrando
The Possible
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

What if…no one knows the truth about you? It’s been thirteen years since Kaylee’s biological mother, Crystal, once infamous for her supposed telekinetic ability, got a life sentence for killing Kaylee’s little brother in a fit of telekinetic rage. Today, Kaylee’s living a normal life with her adoptive parents and almost never thinks of Crystal. Until a woman shows up on Kaylee’s doorstep, asking to interview her for a podcast about her mother. Was the whole telekinesis thing a hoax, or does Crystal have some kind of special powers? Is it possible that Kaylee has them, too? It would certainly explain some of the stranger things that have happened to her over the years. What if…she did the interview? Met her mother for the first time since the trial? Can her mother prove she can make things happen with her mind? Can Kaylee do the same? And what if she has been doing it, all along? As the podcast begins airing, everyone in Kaylee’s life – everyone in the country – is hearing this dark history and asking questions that even Kaylee has never dared ask herself.

Keri Arthur
Blood Kissed (Lizzie Grace, Book 1)
Keri Arthur (US: 6th June 2017)
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In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic. But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. It’s a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive – that’s if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don’t get her first.

Danielle Rollins
Burning
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
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Tucked away, deep in the woods, Brunesfield Correctional Facility’s cold walls and empty hallways keep dangerous girls away from the world…girls like Angela Davis, whose fate was determined by one bad decision. After a few years in juvie, Angela is finally close to her release, but everything changes the day a new warden with dark plans takes over. Angela knows evil when she sees it, and as strange disappearances and frightening incidents happen more and more frequently, it becomes clear that Brunesfield could be the end of them. Angela and her friends must find a way to get out, but how can they save themselves from very place keeping them locked away?

Danielle Rollins
Breaking
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
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Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Ariel is daring and mysterious. Devon is beautiful and brilliant. Although Charlotte never lived up to the standards of the school – or her demanding mother, Dr. Gruen – her two best friends became the family she never had. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There’s a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth…

Cristin Terrill
Here Lies Daniel Tate
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 6th June 2017)
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It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of ten, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. At first too traumatized to speak, he is eventually able to tell the authorities who he is and is reunited with his overjoyed family. In time, they tell him, he’ll recover the memories he’s missing; all that matters is that they have him back. It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing: That boy isn’t Daniel Tate. But he wants to be. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Daniel has everything he’s ever dreamed of – wealth, privilege, the chance to make a fresh start, and most importantly, a family that loves him. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck. Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth – he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.

Danielle Vega
The Exorcism of Sofia Flores (The Merciless, Book 2)
Penguin Random House Razorbill (US & CA: 6th June 2017)
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Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else…until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish. Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil… Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?

Mary Weber
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow
HarperCollins Thomas Nelson (US: 6th June 2017)
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In a world where skycams follow your every move and the details of your life are uploaded each hour, Sofi knows that her eyes are the only caring ones watching her brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, she works behind the scenes to protect Shilo as he competes in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb destroys the gaming arena, she is helpless to rescue him – and certain that his disappearance was no accident. Despite all the evidence of Shilo’s death, Sofi’s nightmares tell her he is still alive. Could the dreams be truer than what everyone else claims? For Miguel – a charming young playboy from Earth – the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets. In the aftermath of the bombing, he fears he has lost Sofi forever, even as he wonders if she is really who she seems. Now he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: help the blackmailers or lose more than anyone can fathom – or than Earth can afford.

June 2017 Releases

Done with May 2017 Releases? Here are June 2017 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Tara Altebrando: THE LEAVING (paperback): 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Tara Altebrando: THE POSSIBLE: 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Marianna Baer: THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN: 4th April 2017: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE LONG GAME (paperback): 23rd May 2017: Buy (US)
Ilsa J. Bick: THE DICKENS MIRROR (paperback): 1st January 2017: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: A MORTAL SONG: 13th September 2016: Buy (US)
Alexandra Duncan: BLIGHT: 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: DEFY THE STARS: 4th April 2017: Buy (US)
Amy Plum: DREAMFALL: 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Danielle Rollins: BURNING (paperback): 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Danielle Rollins: BREAKING: 6th June 2017: Buy (US)
Tiffany Schmidt: BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE (paperback): 16th May 2017: Buy (US)
Amanda Sun: HEIR TO THE SKY (paperback): 25th April 2017: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: SPECTACLE: 30th May 2017: Buy (US)
Wendy Walker: ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN (paperback): 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)
Francesca Zappia: MADE YOU UP (paperback): 2nd May 2017: Buy (US)

7th June 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Jessica Alcott
Even When You Lie to Me
Random House Ember (US & CA: 7th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Charlie, a senior, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favourite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom. But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he’s the only one who gets her. She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.

Tara Altebrando
The Leaving
Bloomsbury (US: 7th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are…fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max – the only one who hasn’t come back. Which leaves Max’s sister, Avery, wanting answers. She wants to find her brother – dead or alive – and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story. But as details of the disappearance begin to unfold, no one is prepared for the truth.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Long Game (Fixer, Book 2)
Bloomsbury (US: 7th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

For Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington D.C., fixing runs in the family. But Tess has another legacy, too, one that involves power and the making of political dynasties. When Tess is asked to run a classmate’s campaign for student council, she agrees. But when the candidates are children of politicians, even a high school election can involve life-shattering secrets. Meanwhile, Tess’s guardian has also taken on an impossible case, as a terrorist attack calls into doubt who can – and cannot – be trusted on Capitol Hill. Tess knows better than most that power is currency in Washington, but she’s about to discover first-hand that power always comes with a price.

Sara Wilson Etienne
Lotus and Thorn
Penguin G.P. Putnam’s Sons (US & CA: 7th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Ravaged by a plague known as Red Death, the planet Gabriel, a former colony of Earth, is a barren wasteland. Since being abandoned by Earth 500 years ago, resources are scarce and life is cheap. To stay alive, the survivors, the Citizens, scavenge the remains of a now dead city, trading for food with the resource-rich Curadores, the only other survivors on Gabriel. Every old computer, every piece of wire, every scrap of metal counts. To steal is the ultimate sin. So when tough-as-nails seventeen-year-old Leica is caught doing just that, she’s exiled and left to the mercy of Gabriel’s unforgiving desert for the rest of her life. While in exile, Leica discovers a mysterious shuttle, which may not only lead her home, but even more impossible – re-establish contact with Earth. Then Red Death rears its head again, killing her entire work crew, leaving Leica all alone until a handsome Curador offers her refuge in the Dome – the only place on Gabriel untouched by Red Death, where a decadent and sultry life awaits. But there’s a catch: Leica can only enter the Dome as his concubine – his Kisaeng. When a rogue group of Citizens see their chance for revolution in Leica’s good fortune, she finds herself unravelling a deadly mystery with chilling answers to the true origin of Red Death and the reason Earth really abandoned them so long ago.

Margaret Fortune
Nova
Penguin DAW (US & CA: 7th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Lia Johansen was created for only one purpose: to slip onto the strategically placed New Sol Space Station and explode. But her mission goes to hell when her clock malfunctions, freezing her countdown with just two minutes to go. With no Plan B, no memories of her past, and no identity besides a name stolen from a dead POW, Lia has no idea what to do next. Her life gets even more complicated when she meets Michael Sorenson, the real Lia’s childhood best friend. Drawn to Michael and his family against her better judgment, Lia starts learning what it means to live and love, and to be human. It is only when her countdown clock begins sporadically losing time that she realizes even duds can still blow up. If she wants any chance at a future, she must find a way to unlock the secrets of her past and stop her clock. But as Lia digs into her origins, she begins to suspect there’s far more to her mission and to this war, than meets the eye. With the fate of not just a space station but an entire empire hanging in the balance, Lia races to find the truth before her time – literally – runs out.

Tiffany Schmidt
Break Me Like a Promise (Once Upon a Family, Book 2)
Bloomsbury (US: 7th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

All Magnolia Vickers ever wanted was to follow in her father’s path and head up the Family business. And, once upon a time, she and Carter Landlow were going to do it together. But new legislation is about to destroy the Family’s operations in the black-market organ trade, and Carter, her love, is dead. Then Maggie runs into Alex, who needs something her family is uniquely able to deliver, and he’s willing to manipulate her to get it. Maggie hates being blackmailed into fulfilling his bargain, but the longer it takes to help him – and as Alex’s health declines – Maggie is surprised to find herself falling for him. Like it or not, if she wants to save Alex’s life and carve out a place in the new legalized organ business, she’s going to have to fight for both.

Alison Umminger
American Girls [also published as My Favourite Manson Girl]
Macmillan Flatiron (US: 7th June 2016); Hachette Little, Brown ATOM (UK & AU: 7th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Anna has had a miserable year. Everything feels wrong with her life. And rather than stay and face the mess, she steals a credit card and books herself a seat on the first flight out of town to Los Angeles, to crash with her sister. But soon after she lands, cold reality soon dawns on her: Hollywood isn’t the escape she needs. She is trapped in a town full of lost souls and wannabes, with no friends, no cash and no return ticket. When she’s offered a job researching the murderous Manson girls for a dubious film, she reluctantly accepts – she needs the money. But soon enough, among the fake smiles and glitter-fuelled parties, things turn from strange, to dark, to dangerous… This is not going to be the summer Anna had in mind.

June 2016 Releases

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5 New Covers (Altebrando, Frost, Hoover, Jones, McGarry)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Tara Altebrando: THE LEAVING: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
Lenore Appelhans, Lydia Kang, R. C. Lewis, Demitria Lunetta, Mindy McGinnis, Phoebe North, Kate Karyus Quinn, Beth Revis et al: AMONG THE SHADOWS: 14th September 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: CITY OF THE LOST: 10th May 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE LONG GAME: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
Kady Cross: SISTERS OF BLOOD AND SPIRIT (paperback): 29th March 2016: Buy (US)
Kady Cross: SISTERS OF SALT AND IRON: 29th March 2016: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE (mass market paperback): 31st May 2016: Buy (US)
Jenny Martin: MARKED: 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Katie McGarry: WALK THE EDGE: 29th March 2016: Buy (US)
Amanda Panitch: DAMAGE DONE (paperback): 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: FOUR (paperback): 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Madeleine Roux: THE WARDEN: 2nd February 2016: Buy (US)
Holly Schindler: SPARK: 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Amanda Sun: HEIR TO THE SKY: 26th April 2016: Buy (US)
Paul Tremblay: A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS (paperback): 10th May 2016: Buy (US)
Alison Umminger: MY FAVORITE MANSON GIRL: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)