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Title: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry
Expected Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Pages: 733



ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID. 

I am coming.


Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!
Title: Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Expected Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Pages: 560


Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

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Title: These Broken Stars
Authors: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Expected Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Pages: 384



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.


Title: Ashes to Ashes

Authors: Melissa Walker
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Publication Date: December 23, 2013
Pages: 356



If I Stay meets the movie Ghost in this first book in a teen duology about a teenage-girl-turned-ghost who must cling to the echoes of her former life to save the people she left behind.

Ashes to Ashes is author Melissa Walker’s sweeping, romantic, and emotionally rich story about the things that torment and tempt us, even from the Great Beyond. This book is perfect for fans of Die for Me andImaginary Girls, and its breathtaking ending will leave readers anxiously awaiting the series conclusion, Dust to Dust.



When Callie’s life is cut short by a tragic accident, she expects to find nothingness, or maybe some version of heaven.



Instead, her spirit travels to the Prism, an ethereal plane populated by the ghosts she thought were fictional. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who is meant to guide her as she learns to haunt and bring peace to the loved ones she left behind.



However, Callie uncovers a dark secret about the spirit world: The angry souls who always populate ghost stories are real, dangerous, and willing to do whatever it takes to stay on Earth, threatening the existence of everyone she ever cared about.



As she fights to save them, Callie will learn that while it may no longer beat, her heart can still love-and break.






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The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) Title: The House of Hades
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Expected Publication: October 8, 2013
Pages: 594




At the conclusion of The
Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight
to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief
and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of
Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy
and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be
able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising
Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and
Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods
don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about
a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are
higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of
Tartarus.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Title: Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Publication: October 22, 2013
Pages: 544

 

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is
shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss
and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the
limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and
Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies,
tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new
reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old
discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths
change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle
to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while
facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and
love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1
New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent
series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the
dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and
Insurgent.


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Unbreakable (Legion, #1)Expected publication: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author: Kami Garcia

Pages: 320
 
 
 
Supernatural
meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the
first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami
Garcia.

I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.

When
Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She
doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones
pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart
break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill
her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret
society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a
society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now
Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to
uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest
and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to
destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step
of the way.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this
chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia,
bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.


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Hi guys I’m back! It’s been so long since I did this, sorry I’ve been really busy for a while. 


Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)Expected publication: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen
Author: Kendare Blake

Pages: 336


The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die…


Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.


Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god. 


These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning. 


Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. 


Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.


The Goddess War is about to begin.

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Frozen (Heart of Dread, #1)Expected publication: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Author: Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston

Pages: 336

From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.


Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.


At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.


But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

3:59 
 
Expected publication: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Author: Gretchen McNeil

Pages: 368

Josie Byrne’s life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she’s betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can’t get worse.


Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.


Jo’s life is everything Josie wants: she’s popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they’re just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo. 


Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo’s perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.


But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo’s boyfriend, he hates her. Jo’s mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.


By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?


From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.

Thin SpaceExpected publication: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Beyond Words / Simon Pulse
Author: Jody Casella

Pages: 256

Ever since the car accident that killed his twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends, to right his wrongs and set things right. He must find a Thin Space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side. 


But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling of all his secrets.


As they get closer to finding a thin space—and closer to each other—Marsh must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead.



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Smash Into You 

Expected publication: August 13, 2013
 

Jude has spent the
whole twenty one years of his life running. From what, he wasn’t quite
sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move
on the horizon, a week’s pay always stashed away. She tried to instill
in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He
never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he
wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and
all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three
final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being.

Never stop running…

Now
he’s semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to
blend into. It’s been three months since he had to move because
‘Biloxi’, as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once
more.

Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as
infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes
into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that
whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now,
they’re after them both.

 
 
GatedExpected publication: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Random House Childrens
Author: Amy Christine Parker

Pages: 384
 
 

Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

In
Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated
suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader
who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her
parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the
9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now
seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Like
Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of
humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the
unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound’s
underground fortress–the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and
friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice.
And lately she’d rather think about a certain boy outside the compound
than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of
days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let
everyone know where she stands.

 
 

Just Like FateExpected publication: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Author: Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young

Pages: 304
 
 
 
Caroline is at a
crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her
family, Caroline’s been at Gram’s bedside since her stroke. With the
pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape–both her family
and the reality of Gram’s failing health. So when Caroline’s best friend
offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must
choose: stay by Gram’s side, or go to the party and live her life.

The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline’s fate into two separate paths–and she’s about to live them both.

Friendships
are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts
to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she
stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she
goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything
she’s ever wanted.

Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending.

 
 
 
 
 

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Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)Expected publication: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Walker Books by Young Readers
Author: Simone Elkeles
Pages: 288
 
 
 
After getting kicked
out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to
live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed.
Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move
them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days
before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get
involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows
one thing for certain–people you care about leave without a backward
glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to
leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until
her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their
rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting
Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she
willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

  
 

The Forgotten (The Lux Guardians, #1)
Expected publication: July 30, 2013
Author: Saruuh Kelsey

Pages: 380
 
 


Good and goodness will prevail.

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin.

Forgotten
London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a
four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was
set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earth’s
population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares
brought with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that
plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of
the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries
now known as The Cities – States and Bharat. The rest of the world – The
Forgotten Lands – is contained within borders for the people’s
protection against even deadlier Strains outside the barrier. But
fifteen year old Honour thinks differently. He thinks that they’re kept
inside the fence for other, more menacing reasons. He thinks that States
are planning to kill them.

Branwell and Bennet Ravel are twins living in a world of danger and secrecy.

In
Victorian London, years before the solar flares hit, the Ravels’ world
has just been turned upside down. Their father, poisoned by something
even genius Branwell can’t determine, has passed away. His dying words
were unnerving orders to keep each other safe no matter the cost, and to
hide everything he has ever invented. When one of his creations goes
missing – a device named The Lux that can generate unlimited energy –
the twins are shocked to discover that their very own government has
stolen it and, according to their father’s journals, are planning to use
it to create unfathomable explosions to destroy their world.

The
Ravel twins will have to find and reclaim The Lux if they are to stop
their world’s planned destruction, but when they’re transported to an
unfamiliar, derelict world, the search for the device will become harder
than ever. Honour and Horatia, against all odds, will have to find a
way to stop States before the remainder of Earth is eradicated and their
world is lost for good, or somehow get every single citizen of
Forgotten London outside of the fence.

 
PremeditatedExpected publication: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books Young Readers
Author: Josin Mcquein

Pages: 336

 

 
 
 
A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.

Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.

Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.

Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.

Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.

Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.

By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead.

 
 
  

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Little IslandExpected publication: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Author: Katharine Britton

 

FROM THE AUTHOR OF
HER SISTER’S SHADOW


Grace
Flowers
By the water
Have fun!

These are Joy’s grandmother’s last words—left behind on a
note. A note that Joy’s mother, Grace, has interpreted as instructions
for her memorial service. And so, the far-flung clan will gather at
their inn on Little Island, Maine, to honor her.

Joy can’t help
dreading the weekend. Twenty years ago, a tragedy nearly destroyed the
family—and still defines them. Joy, Grace, her father Gar, and twins
Roger and Tamar all have their parts to play. And now Joy, facing an
empty nest and a nebulous future, feels more vulnerable than ever to the
dangerous currents running through her family.

But this time,
Joy will discover that there is more than pain and heartbreak that binds
them together, when a few simple words lift the fog and reveal what
truly matters…

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)Expected publication: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Author: Amanda Sun

 

I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On
the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do
is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka,
Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can
barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of
taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s
gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did
he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer.
But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying
the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being
near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the
wrong people notice, they’ll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive. 

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Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)Expected publication: August 6, 2013
Publisher: EgmonthUSA
Author: Myra McEntire

 

The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series.

The
Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating
time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities
to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers
is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small
moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and
future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and
sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order.

With
the Infinityglass (central to understanding and harnessing the time
gene) at large, the hunt is on to find it before someone else does.

But
the Hourglass has an advantage. Lily, who has the ability to locate
anything lost, has determined that the Infinityglass isn’t an object.
It’s a person. And the Hourglass must find him or her first. But where
do you start searching for the very key to time when every second could
be the last?

Control (Control, #1) Expected publication: December 26, 2013
Publisher: Dial Books For Young Readers
Author: Lydia Kang





An un-putdownable thriller for fans of Uglies

When
a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she
needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is
taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself
in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen
before—teens who shouldn’t even exist. Using broken-down technology, her
new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to
get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is
encoded in Dyl’s DNA.

A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in
2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy
drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic
“mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can
turn out to be heroes.

“Control blew me away.”—James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner trilogy