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23rd May 2017 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Karen Bao
Dove Alight (Dove Chronicles, Book 3)
Penguin Random House Viking (US, CA, & AU: 23rd May 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But as the death tolls rise, the cost of the war weighs heavily on Phaet, even as she’s forced to lead her siblings and Wes, the love of her life, into terrible danger. Phaet started this war because she lost someone she loved. Will she have to lose another to end it?

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Long Game (Fixer, Book 2)
Bloomsbury (US: 23rd May 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke Academy in Washington D.C., can fix just about any problem her classmates – or their power-wielding parents – might have. After all, this sort of thing runs in the family. But she’s happy to be using her skills on the odd class election these days, together with the help of her friends at Hardwicke. Then a terrorist attack strikes in the heart of the capital, followed by an attempt on the President’s life, and Tess soon finds herself investigating a plot that may hit closer to home than she ever could have imagined. Can she piece it all together in time before anyone else gets hurt?

Megan Shepherd
The Gauntlet (Cage, Book 3)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 23rd May 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong – a supposed safe haven on a small moon – where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds. With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn’t just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species – the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca – all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world – though it might destroy her in the process.

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May 2017 Releases

Done with April 2017 Releases? Here are May 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

Done with May 2016 Releases? Here are June 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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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)