7.07.2012

New Covers, Books to Watch, Updates


THE LAZARUS MACHINE
Tweed & Nightingale Adventures, Book One
by Paul Crilley
Coming 11/06/12
ISBN-13: 978-1616146887
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Pages: 280
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An alternate 1895... a world where Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace perfected the Difference engine. Where steam and tesla-powered computers are everywhere. Where automatons powered by human souls venture out into the sprawling London streets. Where the Ministry, a secretive government agency, seeks to control everything in the name of the Queen.

It is in this claustrophobic, paranoid city that seventeen-year-old Sebastian Tweed and his conman father struggle to eke out a living.

But all is not well...

A murderous, masked gang has moved into London, spreading terror through the criminal ranks as they take over the underworld. as the gang carves up more and more of the city, a single name comes to be uttered in fearful whispers.

Professor Moriarty.

When Tweed’s father is kidnapped by Moriarty, he is forced to team up with information broker Octavia Nightingale to track him down. But he soon realizes that his father’s disappearance is just a tiny piece of a political conspiracy that could destroy the British Empire and plunge the world into a horrific war. 






DANCE OF SHADOWS
(Previously listed as DIABOLICAL)
Book One
by Yelena Black
Coming 12/24/12
ISBN-13: 978-1599909400
Publisher: Bloomsbury/Walker Books BYR
Pages: 304
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Curtains up on a deliciously dark new YA trilogy from the creators of Lauren Kate’s Fallen.

Vanessa Adler isn’t so sure she really belongs at the School of American Ballet. But dance runs in her family. It’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas, and her older sister Margaret was, too. That is, until Margaret mysteriously disappeared from school three years ago. Vanessa is heir to the family’s gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister’s destiny. She has no choice.

But she never could have guessed how dangerous the school is. The infamous choreographer, Josef, isn’t just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school’s dancers—prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline—become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons. 




BLOOD-KISSED SKY
Darkness Before Dawn, Book Two
by J.A. London
Coming 12/26/12
ISBN-13: 978-0062020666
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 386
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With Victor in charge as the new vampire overlord, Dawn finally feels safe. But then Victor’s half brother, Sin, decides he wants her for himself. If she refuses to become one of his followers, he and his Day Walkers will destroy the city. Dawn escapes to L.A. to investigate a rabies-like disease that is infecting vampires. But in her search for answers she discovers just how far Sin will go to gain power.

Dawn and Victor’s steamy, forbidden romance crackles with palpable heat and combines with the heart-pounding action and engaging narrative voice to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The unique blend of dystopian and paranormal fiction will appeal to fans of Christopher Pike’s Thirst novels and the House of Night series.




THE ESSENCE
The Pledge, Book Two
by Kimberly Derting
Coming 01/01/13
ISBN-13: 978-1442445598
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: 352 pages
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Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.






PAPER VALENTINE
by Brenna Yovanoff
Coming 01/08/13
ISBN-13: 978-1595145994
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 368
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A girl does a macabre dance with death in this eerie new novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff
 
Hannah’s best friend Lillian died six months ago. Now it is high summer and Hannah can no longer pretend everything’s fine. Because Lillian’s ghost still haunts Hannah, and Hannah can’t tell anyone about her. Then a young girl is found murdered in Muncy Park—the first of three who will be killed during the summer’s heat wave. Hysteria grips the city of Ludlow. And Hannah finds herself drawn to Finny Boone, a bad boy and petty criminal. Lillian’s ghost demands that Hannah investigate the mysterious string of murders. And though she would prefer to be with Finny, Hannah enters a world populated by ghost girls and horrifying secrets. Hannah becomes obsessed
with the crimes and realizes that only by confronting the killer will she be able to come to terms with her grief, and put the loss of Lillian behind her.




RISE
Nightshade Prequel, Book Two
by Andrea Cremer
Coming 01/08/13
ISBN-13: 978-0399159602
Publisher: Philomel
Pages: 432
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The sequel to Rift and the prequel to the New York Times bestselling Nightshade
 
Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the couple faces relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.
 
Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea Cremer’s fifth book set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page-turner.



SHADES OF THE EARTH
Across The Universe, Book Three
by Beth Revis
Coming 01/15/13 
ISBN-13: 978-1595143990
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 400
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Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They’re ready to start life afresh—to build a home—on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn’t the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. And that’s before people start disappearing . . . Amy and Elder must race to uncover who—or what—else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together.

But as each new discovery brings more danger, Amy and Elder will have to look inward to the very fabric of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed—friends, family, life on Earth—will have been meaningless.



BREAKING POINT
Article 5, Book Two
by Kristen Simmons
Coming 02/05/12
ISBN-13: 978-0765329592
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 384
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The second installment in Kristen Simmons's fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series

After faking their deaths to escape from prison, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance — an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper's true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion…

Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.

Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.

With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding… or fight back?




INDIGO SPELL
Bloodlines, Book Three
by Richelle Mead
Coming 02/12/13
ISBN-13: 978-1595143198
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 432
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The third book in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlinesseries by Richelle Mead has more magic, more romance, and more action than ever before

After an event that changed Sydney and Adrian’s lives forever, Sydney struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring Marcus Finch, a former Alchemist who pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her. And when Sydney comes face to face with an evil magic user, she finally begins to embrace the mysterious magic she knows she holds within . . .

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.




PIVOT POINT
by Kasie West
Coming 02/12/13
ISBN-13: 978-0062117373
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 320
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Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. When Addie’s parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with — her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known — the answer should be easy. One six-week Search proves it’s not. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through... and who she can’t live without.

Reminiscent of the movie Sliding Doors, the chapters alternate between Addie’s two possible futures. With sweet romance, surprising twists, and brilliant storytelling, readers will have no choice but to fall in love with Pivot Point.




THE DIFFERENT GIRL
by Gordon Dahlquist
Coming 02/21/13
ISBN-13: 978-0525425977
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages: 242
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Four nearly identical girls on a desert island. An unexpected new arrival. A gently warped near future where nothing is quite as it seems.
Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl—the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck—suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.

Sly and unsettling, Gordon Dahlquist’s timeless and evocative storytelling blurs the lines between contemporary and sci-fi with a story that is sure to linger in readers’ minds long after the final page has been turned.



PULSE
Book One
By Patrick Carman
Coming 02/26/13
ISBN-13: 978-0062085764
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
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From New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman, a teen fantasyadventure of epic proportions. In 2051, some teens have a “pulse,” the power to move objects with their minds. Compulsively readable, with thrilling action scenes and a tender love story.

The year is 2051, and the world is still recognizable. With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.

In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters so powerful they will flatten their enemies by uprooting street lights, moving boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with great talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both.

Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy is a stunning, action-filled triumph about the power of the mind—and the power of love.






NAMELESS
Tales Of Beauty and Madness, Book One
by Lili St. Crow
Coming 04/03/13
ISBN-13: 978-1595143570
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 304
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A dark and eerie retelling of Snow White from Lili St. Crow, New York Times bestselling author of the Strange Angels series

Sixteen-year-old Camille doesn’t remember her lifeWatch before she was adopted by the powerful Vultusino family—the missing childhood years that left her scarred and silent. Now she lives a life of luxury, protected by the supernatural Mafia Vultusinos, especially Nico, her adopted brother.

But Cami knows that she is not really Family. She is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until a mysterious boy approaches her and reveals scars of his own that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her past . . . to find out where she comes from and what danger she now finds herself in.










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