Hot off the Press: New UF Releases for March

February 26, 2010 Uncategorized 10

It’s the last Friday of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re going to be reading next month in HOT OFF THE PRESS! As requested by one of my brilliant readers, this list will now be split into two sections: Adult titles first, YA titles second.  To clarify, I’m using Urban Fantasy as an umbrella term to include books that combine paranormal elements with modern characters in contemporary settings (Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal YA, Contemporary Fantasy, even a little Paranormal Steampunk etc.)

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March – Adult titles

Shift by Rachel Vincent – March 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; Original edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778327604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778327608

 

 

Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways.

As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option….


A Local Habitation: An October Daye Novel by Seanan McGuire – March 1, 2010

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: DAW; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756405963
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756405960

 

 

Now comes the second in the series-from a dynamic new fantasy talent!
Toby Daye-a half-human, half-fae changeling-has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world had other ideas…
Now her liege, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills, has asked Toby to go to the Country of Tamed Lightening to make sure all is well with his niece, Countess January O’Leary. It seems like a simple enough assignment-until Toby discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, and that if the killer isn’t stopped, January may be the next victim.


Chick with a Charm: A Babes On Brooms Novel by Vicki Lewis Thompson– March 2, 2010

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451229363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451229366

 

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blonde with a Wand–another charming tale of love and witchcraft
Lily Revere is free-spirited and fun-loving-two dangerous qualities in a witch. Lily needs a date for her sister Anica’s engagement party, and she’s determined to bring hot Griffin Taylor. But the jaded divorce lawyer claims his job has warned him off romance. Slipping a love elixir into Griffin’s drink may not be the noble thing to do-but it sure works! There’s just one problem: Are Griffin’s feelings the result of some truly good witchcraft-or could he really be in love?


Ghouls Gone Wild (Ghost Hunter Mysteries, No. 4) by Victoria Laurie – March 2, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045122941X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451229410

 

 

New in the national bestselling series
Psychic M.J. Holliday finds herself in a witchy situation…

When M.J. and her friends travel to a small town near Edinburgh, Scotland, to film the first installment of their new cable TV show Ghoul Getters, they find plenty of spooky action in a series of supposedly haunted caverns. But when they discover the body of a maintenance worker, the cause of death is reminiscent of an old legend involving a witch’s wrath…


Where Angels Fear to Tread: A Remy Chandler Novel by Thomas E. Sniegoski- March 2, 2010

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Trade; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451463145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451463142

 

 

Six year-old Zoe York has been taken and her mother has come to Remy for help. She shows him crude, childlike drawings that she claims are Zoe’s visions of the future, everything leading up to her abduction, and some beyond. Like the picture of a man with wings who would come and save her-a man who is an angel.
Zoe’s preternatural gifts have made her a target for those who wish to exploit her power to their own destructive ends. The search will take Remy to dark places he would rather avoid. But to save an innocent, Remy will ally himself with a variety of lesser evils-and his soul may pay the price…


Deep In the Woods (Vampire Babylon) by Chris Marie Green- March 2, 2010

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Trade; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441018203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441018208

 

 

A brand new novel in the "dark, dramatic, and erotic" Vampire Babylon saga.
With the female master of the London Underground in her hands, stuntwoman-turned ­vampire hunter Dawn Madison must fight off her followers, a vicious pack of undead teenage girls who put the vamps Dawn had to deal with in Los Angeles to shame…


Roadkill (Cal Leandros, Book 5) by Rob Thurman – March 2, 2010

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Roc; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451463196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451463197

 

 

New from the national bestselling author of Deathwish
It’s time to lock, load, and hit the road…

Once, while half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko were working on a case, an ancient gypsy queen gave them a good old-fashioned backstabbing. Now, just as their P.I. business hits a slow patch, the old crone shows up with a job.
She wants them to find a stolen coffin that contains a blight that makes the Black Death seem like a fond memory. But the thief has already left town, so the Leandros brothers are going on the road. And if they’re very, very lucky, there might even be a return trip…


Serpent Moon (Tales of the Sazi) by C. T. Adams – March 2, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765364255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765364258

 

 

Eric Thompson has always lived in the shadow of his older brother, the Alpha of the Canadian werewolf pack. While he has strength and speed and a howl that can truly make his pack whole, he doesn’t have his brother’s viciousness—and the pack wasn’t worth either of them dying. To Eric, a leader should lead wisely and well, and his brother has done neither. So he left to become a lone wolf.

Holly Sanchez has likewise lived in the shadows. A full human born to the Omega of the Boulder pack, she was attacked and turned into the very thing she had come to hate. Worse still, she became an alphic healer—except that as a wolf, she now terrifies the very animals she’d hoped to one day treat as a veterinarian.

But as the world goes mad and species begins to attack species, Holly and Eric learn that they may only have their special gifts, and each other, to rely on to hold together the fragments of what was once a mighty shapeshifter population.

For She has finally come, and the world will never again be the same.


Shadowglass by  Erica Hayes – March 2, 2010

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; Original edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312578016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312578015

 

 

Welcome to a secret world hidden behind shadowy fairy glamour, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, big green trolls kick heads at nightclubs and vampire Mafiosi rule the streets. Here a seductive magic mirror lies hidden deep in a demon’s lair, with a simple warning: don’t stare at the glass…Ice is a light-fingered fairy who can’t resist a look at the powerful mirror. The mirror offers her a chance to achieve everything she’s ever dreamed of. But when she pilfers it, she discovers that its power comes with a price: the mirror is a gateway to obsession and madness…and it will take every trick in her arsenal just to survive.


Angelology: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni – March 9, 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (March 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670021474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670021475

 

 

 

A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven’s darkest creatures
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Genesis 6:5
Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.
For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.


Werewolf Smackdown by Mario Acevedo – March 9, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Eos (March 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061567183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061567186

 

 

 

WEREWOLF SMACKDOWN puts undead PI Felix Gomez right in the middle of a supernatural battle for power, one that will wake the ghosts of Charleston and could destroy both human and undead if he’s not careful. A civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions and Gomez will do anything he can to ensure this conflict doesn’t turn into an all out battle that will make the supernatural underworld explode. But between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and several other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a vampire detective may not be able to handle.


The Devil’s Playground (Morgan Kingsley, Book 5) by Jenna Black – March 23, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Original edition (March 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440244943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440244943

 

 

Morgan Kingsley, a kick-ass exorcist, can deal with Lugh, the super-sexy demon living inside her, but does he have to moan softly during her intimate moments with her mortal lover? Understandably, Brian is reluctant to share the pleasures of Morgan’s flesh with a gorgeous rogue from the Demon Realm.

But personal matters will have to wait when the opportunistic owner of The Seven Deadlies demon club in Philadelphia enlists Morgan’s help in heading off a crisis: It seems that demons have started showing up at the hot spot in alarming numbers and in the unwilling bodies of rough trade club-goers. Morgan is sure that Dougal, Lugh’s sworn enemy, is behind this, but why? To find out Morgan must summon every ounce of power at her command—or risk becoming just another casualty in an all-out demon war.


Mind Games by Carolyn Crane – March 23, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra (March 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553592610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553592610

 

 

 

JUSTINE KNOWS SHE’S GOING TO DIE. ANY SECOND NOW.
Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of problem.
Or is it? In Midcity, a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers. And while Justine’s first missions, including one against a nymphomaniac husband-killer, are thrilling successes, there is more to Packard than meets the eye. Soon, while battling her attraction to two very different men, Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry, eroticism, and cosmic secrets. With Packard’s help, Justine has freed herself from her madness—only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone’s worst fears.


Master of None by Sonya Bateman – March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439160848
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439160848

One unlucky thief.
One unlikely genie.
One very odd couple.

Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he loses an irreplaceable item that he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor—well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have Donatti cornered good, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him.

Unfortunately, this genie—who goes by the very non- magical name of “Ian”—is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn’t interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life’s purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is.

At first Donatti’s too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own—with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it—Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be—or the entire world could pay the price… .


Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5) by Patricia Briggs – March 30, 2010

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Hardcover (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044101819X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441018192

 

 

All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…


Key to Justice (Gillian Key) by Talia Gryphon – March 30, 2010

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441018629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441018628

 

 

 

Psychologist to the paranormal Gillian Key has a new patient. He is a vampire who calls himself Csangal, but he is also a creature hiding his true motives-and his true identity: Dracula.


Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger – March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316074144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316074148

 

 

 

Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears – leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.
But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can.
She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.


In the Darkest Night (Light Warriors, Book 4) by Patti O’Shea – March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765361701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765361707

 

 

 

Kel Andrews has spent the last year living with nightmares and flashbacks. Unwilling to share what happened, he’s withdrawn from his family and the Gineal council has removed him from his position as a troubleshooter. But when a woman shows up asking for protection from a demon, Kel reluctantly agrees to help–and finds himself facing an unexpected adversary, one he doesn’t know how to fight.


The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane) by Jaye Wells – March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031603780X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316037808

 

 

 

Sabina Kane doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, the leader of the vampire race, just tried to kill her. When she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family, the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional.
On top of that, the Hekate Council wants to use her as a pawn in the brewing war against the vampires. Her mission will take her into the bowels of New York’s Black Light district, entangles her in mage politics, and challenges her beliefs about the race she was raised to distrust. And Sabina thought vampires were bloodthirsty.


Never Cry Werewolf: A Crimson Moon Novel (Crimson Moon Novels) by L. A. Banks – March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312943008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312943004

 

The last fight between the werewolf clans spilled onto the streets of New Orleans—and now the whole city’s on red alert. Martial law has gone into effect. Mediums, ghost hunters, and other supernatural pundits have taken over the media, swarming the Big Easy to expose the hard truth about lycanthropes. And to make matters worse, a beastly killer is clawing up humans…

Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau doesn’t like what she’s seeing—a series of brutal and bloody slayings that appear to be wolf-like attacks. It might be the work of a copy cat killer—vampire or Unseelie or some other enemy of the Seelie clan. But while Sasha races to find suspects and motives, the panic level is rising—and the city’s human population is clamoring for an all-out wolf hunt…


Embers by Laura Bickle – March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439167656
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439167656

 

 

Truth burns.

Unemployment, despair, anger–visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city.

Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya–who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern–suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya–with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team –can stop it.

Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced.

First of the Lantern Series!


Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, Book 5) by Richelle Mead March 30, 2010

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758232004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758232007

 

 

 

Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals–all child’s play to a succubus like her.

Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend’s wedding is a different story. Georgina isn’t sure which is worse–that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth.

But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t–and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity. . .


Can’t Teach an Old Demon New Tricks by Cara Lockwood March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416550976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416550976

 

 

Get an east Texas girl good and mad,and there’s going to be hell to pay!

Rachel Farnsworth doesn’t believe in the paranormal—she can find plenty of evil forces right in Dogwood County, like the Mega-Mart that’s driving her family’s hardware store into the ground. Then there’s her own little hell-raiser—a rowdy toddler who can turn his birthday candles into a blazing inferno with just one breath. But when her marriage goes up in smoke, Rachel discovers her husband, Kevin, isn’t just a deadbeat, he’s also a demon (a sloth demon, no less, which explains why he never helped around the house) with a renegade bounty hunter—a fallen angel named Sam—chasing down a powerful secret Kevin has kept for a millennium or two. Sam’s downfall was a beautiful mortal woman . . . and now, the heavenly attraction zinging between them has down-to-earth Rachel believing in celestial magic. But will it be enough to save her and her son from the dark forces Kevin has unwittingly unleashed on Dogwood County?


Death Blows: The Bloodhound Files by DD Barant – March 30, 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312942591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312942595

 

 

FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a human serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves. Now she works for the National Security Agency of the Unnatural States of America—and her boss is a vampire.

At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone and dressed in the costume of the comic book hero the Flash—a character who isn’t supposed to exist here. Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world. Soon, she’s following a trail of dead bodies into the sinister underworld of black-market comics—where a deranged madman gives new meaning to the term “super-villain”…


Shade Fright (Valerie Stevens 1) by Sean Cummings – March 31, 2010 March 1, 2010

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Snowbooks (March 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906727465
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906727468

 

 

"I fell into this job quite by accident, when I discovered that I possessed the ability to see the preternatural world. There are a handful of people with similar abilities, and part of my job is to locate them, since Government Services and Infrastructure Canada likes to keep track of these things. Don’t ask me why."

There’s a malevolent force in town, and it’s quite literally Valerie Stevens’ job to determine who’s behind it and why they want to destroy the world, starting with Calgary.

She’ll have help, in the form of her best friend (now more or less a zombie, unfortunately), a powerful dwarf troll, and the ghost of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King (but he goes by ‘Bill’ these days). But that’s not all – Valerie has some tricks up her sleeve and, she hopes, luck on her side. Oh, and her boyfriend, Dave. He drives a dump truck.

    March – YA titles

    Beautiful Dead: Jonas by Eden Maguire – March 1, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Paperback: 288 pages
    • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (March 1, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1402239440
    • ISBN-13: 978-1402239441

      

     

    Not alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.

    Something strange is happening at Ellerton High. Phoenix is the fourth teenager to die within a year. His street-fight stabbing follows the deaths of Jonas, Summer, and Arizona in equally strange and sudden circumstances. Rumors of ghosts and strange happenings rip through the small community as it comes to terms with shock and loss.

    Darina, Phoenix’s grief-stricken girlfriend, is on the verge. She can’t escape her intense heartache or the impossible apparitions of those that are meant to be dead. And all the while the sound of beating wings echos inside her head…

    And then one day Phoenix appears to Darina. He tells her that she must help Jonas-the first of the four to die-right the wrong linked to his death. Only with her help can Jonas finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?


    My So-Called Death by Stacey Jay– March 1, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Paperback: 240 pages
    • Publisher: Flux (March 1, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0738715433
    • ISBN-13: 978-0738715438

     

     

    Just because you don’t have a pulse doesn’t mean you can’t be perky.
    One second, freshman Karen Vera’s on top of the most fabulous cheer pyramid ever. The next, she’s lying on the pavement with seriously unflattering cranial damage. Freakishly alive without a pulse, Karen learns that she’s a genetically undead zombie.

    Suddenly, Karen’s non-life is an epic disaster. She’s forced to attend a boarding school for the "death-challenged," her roommate is a hateful wannabe-Goth weirdo, and she’s chowing down on animal brains every day to prevent rot (um, ew?). Even worse, someone is attacking students and harvesting their brains for a forbidden dark ritual. And it might be the hottest guy at DEAD High, the one who makes Karen’s non-beating heart flutter!

    Armed with a perky smile and killer fashion sense, it’s up to Karen to track down the brain snatcher and save her fellow students from certain zombie death.


    Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins – March 2, 2010

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    • Reading level: Ages 9-12
    • Hardcover: 336 pages
    • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (March 2, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1423121309
    • ISBN-13: 978-1423121305

      

     

    Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

    By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

    As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.


    The Line by Teri Hall – March 4, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Hardcover: 224 pages
    • Publisher: Dial (March 4, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0803734662
    • ISBN-13: 978-0803734661

     

     

    An invisible, uncrossable physical barrier encloses the Unified States. The Line is the part of the border that lopped off part of the country, dooming the inhabitants to an unknown fate when the enemy used a banned weapon. It’s said that bizarre creatures and superhumans live on the other side, in Away. Nobody except tough old Ms. Moore would ever live next to the Line.

    Nobody but Rachel and her mother, who went to live there after Rachel’s dad died in the last war. It’s a safe, quiet life. Until Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from Away. The voice is asking for help.

    Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?


    The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2) by Carrie Ryan – March 9, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Hardcover: 416 pages
    • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (March 9, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0385736843
    • ISBN-13: 978-0385736848

     

    Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.


    Hourglass (Evernight Series) by Claudia Gray – March 9, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Hardcover: 352 pages
    • Publisher: HarperTeen (March 9, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0061284416
    • ISBN-13: 978-0061284410

     

     

    Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.

    After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option.

    Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can’t escape her destiny.

    Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what’s to come?


    Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson -March 15, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Hardcover: 336 pages
    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 15, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0316036196
    • ISBN-13: 978-0316036191

     

     

    Being a kid with wings–constantly on the run–has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the flock makes her fear the worst. Then, a cryptic message from a young girl arrives, warning them "The sky will fall." And as if an impending apocalypse weren’t bad enough, canny birdkid Angel makes a dire prophecy about Max’s soul mate: Fang will be the first to die.
    Max’s desperate desire to protect Fang brings the two closer than ever. But can the team weather the storm, or will the turmoil rip them apart for the last time?


    The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting – March 16, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Hardcover: 336 pages
    • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 16, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0061779814
    • ISBN-13: 978-0061779817

     

     

    Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

    Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

    Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.


    Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn – March 16, 2010 

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Hardcover: 320 pages
    • Publisher: HarperTeen (March 16, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0061798940
    • ISBN-13: 978-0061798948

     

     

    On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity’s deepest fears: dragons.

    Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she’s breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she’d rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.

    But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter­actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

    In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.


     The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith – March 16, 2010

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    • Reading level: Young Adult
    • Hardcover: 608 pages
    • Publisher: HarperTeen (March 16, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 006172081X
    • ISBN-13: 978-0061720819

     

     

    On the run . . .

    Elena Gilbert’s love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by demonic spirits who are wreaking havoc in Fell’s Church. While her friends Bonnie and Meredith explore the evil that has taken over their town, Elena goes in search of Stefan.

    In order to find him, she entrusts her life to Stefan’s brother, Damon Salvatore, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul. Along with her childhood friend Matt, they set out for the slums of the Dark Dimension, where Stefan is being held captive. It is rumored to be a world where vampires and demons roam free, but humans must live enslaved to their supernatural masters. . . .

    Elena will stop at nothing to free Stefan. Yet with each passing day the tension between Elena and Damon grows, and she is faced with a terrible decision: Which brother does she really want?

    Back in Fell’s Church, Bonnie and Meredith have made some dire discoveries. They hastily try to follow Elena and warn her—only to be caught up in Elena’s most dangerous adventure yet.


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    10 Responses to “Hot off the Press: New UF Releases for March”

    1. Sean Cummings

      Just to let everyone know – the release date for Shade Fright is actually March 1st. I've talked with my publisher and together, we have no idea why it's still listed as March 31st.

    2. Rebecca @ DSB

      This is a very comprehensive list Abigail – very nice. I'm too lazy to do one of these myself, so I'm going to link to yours. I'm gonna blow a lot of dough in March.

    3. Manda

      Thanks so much for this list and great presentation. They're all books I'd be interested in reading too.