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2nd September 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Josephine Angelini
Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, Book 1)
Macmillan (US: 2nd September 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life=threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted…which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear. Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem – one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian…Lily’s identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. Lily realises that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn’t understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected. But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

Steve Bein
Year of the Demon (Fated Blades, Book 2)
Penguin NAL Roc (US & CA: 2nd September 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan’s elite Narcotics unit – and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he’ll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask – or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields. The secret of this mask originated hundreds of years before Mariko was born, and over time the mask’s power has evolved to bend its owner toward destruction, stopping at nothing to obtain Inazuma steel. Mariko’s fallen sensei knew much of the mask’s hypnotic power and of its mysterious link to a murderous cult. Now Mariko must use his notes to find the mask before the cult can bring Tokyo to its knees – and before the underboss decides her time is up…

Avery Hastings
Feuds (Feuds, Book 1)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 2nd September 2014)
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For Davis Morrow, perfection is a daily reality. Like all Priors, Davis has spent her whole life primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects, or “Imps.” A fiercely ambitious ballerina, Davis is only a few weeks away from qualifying for the Olympiads and finally living up to her mother’s legacy when she meets Cole, a mysterious boy who leaves her with more questions each time he disappears. Davis has no idea that Cole has his own agenda, or that he’s a rising star in the FEUDS, an underground fighting ring where Priors gamble on Imps. Cole has every reason to hate Davis – her father’s campaign hinges on the total segregation of the Imps and Priors – but despite his best efforts, Cole finds himself as drawn to Davis as she is to him. Then Narxis, a deadly virus, takes its hold – and Davis’s friends start dying. When the Priors refuse to acknowledge the epidemic, Davis has no one to turn to but Cole. Falling in love was never part of their plan, but their love may be the only thing that can save her world…

Mary Miller
The Last Days of California
W. W. Norton Liveright (US: 2nd September 2014)
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Jess is fifteen years old and waiting for the world to end. Her evangelical father has packed up the family to drive west to California, hoping to save as many souls as possible before the Second Coming. With her long-suffering mother and rebellious (and secretly pregnant) sister, Jess hands out tracts to nonbelievers at every rest stop, Waffle House, and gas station along the way. As Jess’s belief frays, her teenage myopia evolves into awareness about her fracturing family.

Devon Monk
House Immortal (House Immortal, Book 2)
Penguin NAL Roc (US & CA: 2nd September 2014)
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One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized… Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all. Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death – and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity. The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece…

Cherie Priest
Maplecroft (Borden Dispatches, Book 2)
Penguin NAL Roc (US & CA: 2nd September 2014)
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The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny. But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean’s depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness. This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.

September 2014 Releases

Done with August 2014 Releases? Here are September 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: OTHERWORLD NIGHTS: 28th October 2014: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE NATURALS (paperback): 7th October 2014: Buy (US)
Steve Bein: YEAR OF THE DEMON (paperback): 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)
Steve Bein: DISCIPLE OF THE WIND: 2nd December 2014: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: SNAKEROOT (paperback): 4th November 2014: Buy (US)
Alaya Dawn Johnson: LOVE IS THE DRUG: 30th September 2014: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: THE YOUNG ELITES: 7th October 2014: Buy (US)
Carrie Mesrobian: PERFECTLY GOOD WHITE BOY: 1st October 2014: Buy (US)
Devon Monk: HOUSE IMMORTAL: 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)
Elizabeth Norris: UNBREAKABLE (paperback): 11th November 2014: Buy (US)
Cherie Priest: MAPLECROFT: 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)

1st October 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Steve Bein
Year of the Demon (Fated Blades, Book 2)
Penguin Roc (US & CA: 1st October 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan’s elite Narcotics unit – and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he’ll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask – or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields. The secret of this mask originated hundreds of years before Mariko was born, and over time the mask’s power has evolved to bend its owner toward destruction, stopping at nothing to obtain Inazuma steel. Mariko’s fallen sensei knew much of the mask’s hypnotic power and of its mysterious link to a murderous cult. Now Mariko must use his notes to find the mask before the cult can bring Tokyo to its knees – and before the underboss decides her time is up…

Rachel Caine
Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, Book 14)
Penguin NAL Signet (US & CA: 1st October 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble… Claire never thought she’d get to leave Morganville, but she can’t pass up the chance to finally attend her dream school, MIT. After all, getting to invent anti-vamp devices with Professor Anderson – a Morganville exile herself – sounds like a dream come true…until Claire realises that there are sinister forces in play, and she’s not the only one with a vampire-related agenda. Without her friends Shane, Eve and Michael, surviving a killer schedule may be hard…but with them, it might turn out to be impossible.

Amy Rose Capetta
Entangled
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 1st October 2013)
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Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan. Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws – her first friends – on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.

Máire Claremont
Lady in Red (Mad Passions, Book 2)
Penguin Signet (US & CA: 1st October 2013); Hachette Headline (UK: 1st October 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lady Mary Darrel should be the envy of London. Instead, all society believes her dead. For Mary holds a secret so dangerous, her father chose to keep her locked away…and have a grave made for her near her mother’s. Driven to the edge of desperation, Mary manages to escape the asylum, only to find that her fate yet again rests in the hands of a man… Edward Barrons, Duke of Fairleigh, longs for some way to escape the torment of his father’s crimes. In Mary’s warrior spirit and haunted gaze – which so mirrors his own – he finally sees his path to redemption. He will stop at nothing to keep her safe, even as she seeks revenge. But will the passion they discover in each other be enough to save them from their demons?

Lauren DeStefano
Perfect Ruin (Internment, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 1st October 2013)
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On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge. Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find – or whom she will lose.

Becca Fitzpatrick
Finale (Hush Hush, Book 4)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 1st October 2013)
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Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made and a friend’s ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn – but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can’t conquer?

Cheryl Rainfield
Stained
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 1st October 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for “normal.” Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that – or succumb to a killer.

Jessica Verday
The Beautiful and the Damned
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 1st October 2013)
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Cyn Hargrave is on the run, but she can’t escape her dark past. The brother of her murdered boyfriend is convinced she’s the killer – and now he’s tracked her down. Cyn has only one person to turn to, and she can’t stand him. Avian knows the evil that lives inside of Cyn, but he’s still compelled to help her. As the thirteenth Revenant he’s scorned by heaven and unwanted by hell, so he understands what it’s like to be a part of two worlds and not fit into either. Together they will need to deal with the danger that follows her – and the danger inside of her – before one of them destroys her.

October 2013 Releases

Done with September 2013 Releases? Here are October 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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4 New Covers (Bein, Caine, Cross, Veen)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: WILD JUSTICE: 26th November 2013: Buy (US)
Steve Bein: YEAR OF THE DEMON: 1st October 2013: Buy (US)
Rachel Cohn: EMERGENT: 15th October 2013: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: PARASITE: 29th October 2013: Buy (US)
Tracey Garvis Graves: UNCHARTED: 2nd July 2013: Buy (US)
Mark Henry: SEAFOAM: 17th March 2013: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: THIS GIRL (paperback): 13th August 2013: Buy (US)
Sarah K.: BONDS OF LOVE: 1st August 2013: Buy (US)
Marie Lu: CHAMPION: 5th November 2013: Buy (US)
Katie McGarry: CROSSING THE LINE: 1st April 2013: Buy (US)