Hot Off the Press: 56 new Urban Fantasy titles for January

December 31, 2010 Uncategorized 7

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! I’ve tweaked the format a little for this post and shortened the descriptions for each book.  The ‘…more’ link takes you to the Goodreads page for each book.   Let me know if you prefer the original format in the comments.

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January – Adult Titles #36

Kiss at Your Own Risk

Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: January 1, 2011
ISBN-10: 140224195X
ISBN-13: 978-1402241956

Kiss at Your Own Risk
by Stephanie Rowe

Trinity Harpswell is a cursed Black Widow-death and mayhem are all part of the job description. If she can manage to go just one more week without accidentally killing someone, she’ll break this killer curse and put her Black Widow days behind her. When sexy Blaine Underhill III shows up at her door and asks for her help rescuing his friend from the clutches of Death’s evi…more

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Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publisher: January 1, 2011
ISBN-10: 1402241895
ISBN-13: 978-1402241895

I Dream of Genies
by Judi Fennell

Having a 2,000 year old magic genie fall right into your lap should be a good thing. At least, that’s what down-on-his luck Matt Ewing thought. But Eden is no subservient fairy tale genie. Beautiful and independent, Eden isn’t so keen on having to answer to yet another master. Then, af…more

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Flip this Zombie (Living with the Dead, #2)

Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Orbit
Publisher:January 3, 2011
ISBN-10: 0316102954
ISBN-13: 978-0316102957

Flip this Zombie (Living with the Dead #2)
by
Jesse Petersen

The Zombie Apocalypse has been good to Sarah and David. Their marriage is better than ever. They communicate well, share responsibilities, and now, they’re starting a business. ZombieBusters-for all your zombie extermination needs.

There are lots of zombies and that means lots of customers…Except one of them doesn’t want the zombies dead, he wants them alive and ready fo…more

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Managing Death (Death Works, #2)
Mass Market Paperback:
352 pages
Publisher: Orbit
Published: January 3, 2011
ISBN-10: 0316077984
ISBN-13: 978-0316077989

Managing Death (Death Works #2) by Trent Jamieson

It’s not easy being Death. For starters, people keep dying. And then, they keep getting up again.Steven de Selby got promoted. This makes the increasing number of stirrers (and the disturbing rumors of a zombie god rising sometime soon) his problem. That time management seminar he keeps meaning to take would also remind him that he’s got a Death Moot to plan, a Christmas p…more

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Cover of My Immortal Assassin

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Forever
Published:January 3, 2011
ISBN-10: 0446563862
ISBN-13: 978-0446563864

My Immortal Assassin (Witches #3) by Carolyn Jewel

Revenge. It’s all Grayson Spencer wants. Christophe dit Menart, a human with dark magical powers, destroyed the life she loved. She wants the pleasure of killing him, no matter the cost to her. If not for Durian, a dangerously sexy demon fiend charged with keeping Christophe alive, she would have succeeded, too. Now, she’s certain all hope is gone. But he has a plan and an…more

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Tempest's Legacy (Jane True, #3)

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Orbit; Original edition
Publisher: January 3, 2011
ISBN-10: 031605660X
ISBN-13: 978-0316056601

Tempest’s Legacy (Jane True#3)by Nicole Peeler

Jane True has become proficient in basic magics, confident in herself and her abilities, and happily rooted in Rockabill. Her life is still divided between her supernatural brethren and her human friends and family, but it’s a division she maintains with very little trouble.
Everything changes, however, when Anyan brings Jane news that will force her to confront…more

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Angel at Dawn (Novel of the Upyr)

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425239659
ISBN-13: 978-0425239650

Angel at Dawn (Novel of the Upyr)
by Emma Holly

Five hundred years ago, Grace Gladwell had captured Christian Durand’s heart and then abandoned him in his darkest hour. Seeing Grace again after all these years has sent Christian reeling-even though she seems to remember nothing of the medieval soldier, he wants her more than ever. But is Grace merely a pawn of the vampire queen who has set her immortal sights on Christi…more

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Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7)

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425239195
ISBN-13: 978-0425239193

Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi #7)
by Eileen Wilks

Ex-cop Lily Yu and werewolf Rule Turner’s engagement announcement is stirring up ugly passions in the Humans First camp. There’s hate mail, followed by death threats. And when a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree, Lily realizes that it’s only the opening skirmish in an all-out war.

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Demon Marked (Demon Bound, #2)

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0451232100
ISBN-13: 978-0451232106

Demon Marked (Demon Bound #2)
by Anna J. Evans

Desire burns in the second powerful Demon Bound novel-from the author of Shadow Marked.

Emma Quinn satisfies her demonic cravings by feeding on human life force, and keeps her conscience clean by preying only upon those who deserve it. But when Emma overindulges one night, she’s in trouble with her victim’s gang-or she will be…if they find his body. She turns to mob law…more

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Frostfire (Kyndred, #3)

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Signet Select
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0451413024
ISBN-13: 978-0451413024

Frostfire (Kyndred #3)
by Lynn Viehl

As one of the genetically enhanced Kyndred, Lilah’s mind-reading powers make her vulnerable to a mysterious biotech company willing to murder to acquire her superhuman DNA. But her true fear may come from her own Kyndred brethren…

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Home for a Spell (A Bewitching Mystery, #7)

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425238679
ISBN-13: 978-0425238677

Home for a Spell (A Bewitching Mystery #7)
by Madelyn Alt

As the newest witch in Indiana, Maggie O’Neill already has plenty to deal with. So being hobbled by a broken leg doesn’t help. Neither does the fact that her best friend and upstairs neighbor is getting ready to tie the knot with her own boyfriend and move away. This leads Maggie to wonder if it isn’t time to find herself a new pad.

But when she finds a place, Maggie’s dre…more

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A Hard Day's Knight (Nightside, #11)

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover 
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0441019706
ISBN-13: 978-0441019700

A Hard Day’s Knight (Nightside #11)
by Simon R. Green

John Taylor is a P.I. with a special talent for finding lost things in the dark and secret center of London known as the Nightside. He’s also the reluctant owner of a very special-and dangerous-weapon. Excalibur, the legendary sword. To find out why he was chosen to wield it, John must consult the Last Defenders of Camelot, a group of knights who dwell in a place that some…more

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Immortal Champion (Immortal Brotherhood, #3)

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425239217
ISBN-13: 978-0425239216

Immortal Champion (Immortal Brotherhood #3)
by Lisa Hendrix

Part of a cursed Viking crew, Gunnar the Red must toil through eternity as a half-man, half-beast. Only the magic of true love can release him. Though she is betrothed to another, could Lady Eleanor de Neville be his salvation?

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The Lost Gate (Mithermages)Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0765326574
ISBN-13: 978-0765326577

The Lost Gate
by Orson Scott Card

Dan North knows from early childhood that his family is different — and that the differences are secrets that can never be told.  This contemporary Urban Fantasy introduces the North family, a clan of mages in exile in our world, and their enemies who will do anything to keep them locked here.

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Master of Smoke (Mageverse, #11)Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425239160
ISBN-13: 978-0425239162

Master of Smoke (Mageverse #11)
by Angela Knight

After being attacked by a werewolf, Beth Roman is now able to shift into one. Luckily she saves a handsome shapeshifter from a similar attack. Beth does not know his true identity as Smoke, a Sidhe warrior. His attacker was Warlock, the magic-imbued leader of a cult of werewolf assassins trained to destroy all others. As a war ignites between all the immortals in the Magev…more

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Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3)

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Roc
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0451463722
ISBN-13: 978-0451463722

Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock #3)by Faith Hunter

Jane, a shapeshifting vampire-hunter-for-hire, crosses paths with a stranger who has arrived in New Orleans, enlisted to hunt vampires who have gone insane-or so he says…

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 Nocturne 
Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Vanguard Press Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 1593156286
ISBN-13: 978-1593156282

Nocturne by Syrie James

When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger.

Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him and soon comes to realize that the feeling is mutual. But there are things about him that mys…more

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Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #3)

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: DAW
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0756406528
ISBN-13: 978-0756406523

Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian #3)
by Diana Rowland

Homicide detective Kara Gillian has a special talent: she can sense the "arcane" in our world, and there’s quite a bit of it, even in Beaulac, Louisiana. She’s also a summoner of demons, and works on a task force that deals with supernatural crimes. Her partners are attractive and smart FBI agents, but they’re not summoners, and they’re not telling Kara why they …more

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Skin Heat (Skin, #3)

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425239209
ISBN-13: 978-0425239209

Skin Heat (Skin #3)
by Ava Gray

More wild thing than man…
Zeke Noble has escaped from a secret facility; he has no idea why he was abducted, but the experiments were cruel, soul-killing, and they changed him forever. Now free, his natural affinity with animals has evolved into a dark and dangerous instinct, a curse that costs him too much of his humanity. But he has to rebuild his life, or his torme…more

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Surrender to Darkness (Soul Gatherer, #3)Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Signet
Publisher: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0451231937
ISBN-13: 978-0451231932

Surrender to Darkness (Soul Gatherer #3)
by Annette McCleave

As an immortal, Jamie Murdoch has spent lifetimes battling demons. But he’s cursed with an inner berserker, and his expertise as a Soul Gatherer is overshadowed by uncontrollable rage. Sent to Japan to investigate a mystical weapon that can destroy demons, Jamie feels out of place in a society that values tranquillity and self-control.

Kiyoko Ashida has dedicated her life t…more

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Taken By The Others (H & W Investigations, #2)

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Zebra
January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 1420111884
ISBN-13: 978-1420111880

Taken By The Others (H & W Investigations #2)
by Jess Haines

Jess Haines draws readers deep into the mesmerizing world of the Others–werewolves, vampires, and mages who make their home among humans, and are turning Shiarra Waynest’s life upside down…
Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest’s most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she’s dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for …more

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Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Signet
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 045123247X
ISBN-13: 978-0451232472

A Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild about You #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Emma Gavin writes about werewolves, but that doesn’t mean she believes in them-not until a pack of real-life New York weres decide to investigate the striking accuracy of her "fiction".

When Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, tries to sniff out Emma’s potential informant, he discovers something even more dangerous- an undeniable attraction to her.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside, #10)

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Published: January 5, 2010
ISBN-10: 0441018165
ISBN-13: 978-0441018161

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside #10)
by Simon R. Green

Things were going so well for P.I. John Taylor, that it was only a matter of time before everything hit the fan. Walker, the powerful, ever-present, never-to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of The Authorities, is dying. And he wants John to be his successor–a job that comes with more baggage, and more enemies, than anyone can possibly imagine.

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Shadowfever (Fever, #5)

Hardcover: 608 pages Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publisher: January 18, 2011
ISBN-10: 0385341679
ISBN-13: 978-0385341677

Shadowfever (Fever #5)
by
Karen Marie Moning

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient …more

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Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: January 18, 2011
ISBN-10: 0312658907
ISBN-13: 978-0312658908

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military’s emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog…more

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God's War

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Published: January 18, 2011
ISBN-10: 159780214X
ISBN-13: 978-1597802147

God’s War by Kameron Hurley

Some days, Nyx was a Bel Dame – an honored, respected, and deadly government-funded assassin – other days, she was a butcher and a hunter; a woman with nothing to lose. Now the butcher has a bounty to bring in. Nyx and her rag-tag group of mercenaries is about to take up a contract that will shake the foundations of two warring governments…

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Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: January 18, 2011
ISBN-10: 0312662238
ISBN-13: 978-0312662233

The Kensei (Lawson the Fixer #5) by Jon F. Merz

Meet Lawson. A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance between vampires and humans, he is part cop, part spy, and part commando—James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home.
In The Kensei,…more

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Pack of Lies

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Luna
Published: January 18, 2011
ISBN-10: 0373803249
ISBN-13: 978-0373803248

Pack of Lies (Paranormal Scene Investigations #2) by Laura Anne Gilman

My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I’m an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. 

The team’s tight… but we have our quirks, too. And our Big Dog, Benjamin Venec…well, he’s a special case, all right.

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Archangel's Consort  (Guild Hunter, #3)

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425240134
ISBN-13: 978-0425240137

Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh

An ancient and malevolent female immortal is rising in Manhattan to reclaim her son, the archangel Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena Deveraux, a vampire-hunter-and Raphael’s lover.

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Bloodshot (The Cheshire Red Reports, #1)

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Spectra
Publisher: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0345520602
ISBN-13: 978-0345520609

Bloodshot (The Cheshire Red Reports #1)
by Cherie Priest

VAMPIRE FOR HIRE
Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missin…more

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A Brush of Darkness

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Pocket
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 1439198322
ISBN-13: 978-1439198322

A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark,…more

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Crossed (Void City, #3)

Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pocket Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 1439191328
ISBN-13: 978-1439191323

Crossed (Void City #3) by J.F. Lewis

COMMITTED. CONFLICTED. AND UTTERLY CHAOTIC.

In spite of his continuing hot-blooded affair with his soon-to-be sister-in-law Rachel, Eric’s plan is simple: Give his vampire girlfriend Tabitha the fancy wedding she’s always wanted, then head off to Paris for their honeymoon in the hopes of tracking down his sire, the Empress vampire Lisette. The City of Love proves anything…more

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Death's Sweet Embrace (Dark Brethren #2)Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Eos
Publisher: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0061783145
ISBN-13: 978-0061783142

Death’s Sweet Embrace (Dark Brethren #2)
by Tracey O’Hara

After centuries of secret conflict, humans and parahumans have reached an uneasy truce. But unspeakable evil now threatens the tenuous peace.

Teenaged shapeshifters are being slaughtered by a sadistic serial killer who rips their still-beating hearts from their paralyzed bodies. A task force forms to halt the madness, including the vampiric Aeternus Antoinette Petresc…more

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Play Dead (Dog Days, #4)

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace
Publisher: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0441019641
ISBN-13: 978-0441019649

Play Dead (Dog Days #4)
by John Levitt

Mason used to be an enforcer, ensuring that those magic practitioners without a moral compass walked the straight and narrow. But now he just wants to keep his head down, play guitar, and maintain a low profile with Lou, his magical canine companion. But Mason is down on his luck, and when a job with a large payout comes along, he finds the offer hard to resist—not knowing…more

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Raziel (Fallen, #1)

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 1439191921
ISBN-13: 978-1439191927

Raziel (Fallen #1) by Kristina Douglas

Kristina Douglas’s sexy new series introduces a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, where an eternal rebellion is brewing . . . and one unsuspecting woman can change the fate of the Fallen forever.

She was just an ordinary mortal . . .

“You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man…more

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The Fallen Blade: Act One of the Assassini (The Vampire Assassin Trilogy, #1)

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Orbit
Published: January 27, 2011
ISBN-10: 031607439X
ISBN-13: 978-0316074391

The Fallen Blade: Act One of the Assassini (The Vampire Assassin Trilogy #1)
by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

In the depths of night, customs officers board a galley in a harbor and overpower its guards. In the hold they find oil and silver, and a naked boy chained to the bulkhead. Stunningly beautiful but half-starved, the boy has no name. The officers break the boy’s chains to rescue him, but he escapes.
Venice is at the height of its power. In theory Duke Marco commands. But M…more

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January – YA Titles #20

My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication: January 1, 2011
ISBN-10: 0373210272
ISBN-13: 978-0373210275

My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

YOU WANT MY SOUL AND MY BOYFRIEND?

Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can’t just pretend nothing happened.

But “complicated” doesn’t even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn’t just an ordinary g…more

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Wishful Thinking

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Point
Published: January 1, 2011
ISBN-10: 0545139074
ISBN-13: 978-0545139076

Wishful Thinking by Alexandra Bullen

If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real?

Adopted as a baby, Hazel Snow has always been alone. She’s never belonged anywhere–and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from. So when she receives three stunning, enchanted dresses–each with the power to grant one wish–Hazel wishes to k…more

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Trickster's Girl

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Published: January 3, 2011
ISBN-10: 0547196202
ISBN-13: 978-0547196206

Trickster’s Girl
by Hilari Bell

In the year 2098 America isn’t so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn’t just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states. Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.

The night Kelsa bur…more

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The Vyne: Mystery of the Hidden Ember

Paperback: 388 pages
Publisher: Two Harbors
Published: January 3, 2011
ISBN-10: 1936198967
ISBN-13: 978-1936198962

The Vyne: Mystery of the Hidden Ember
by Daniel Walls

A chilling, heart-wrenching tale of colliding worlds and forbidden love, The Vyne reinvents steampunk-fantasy for a whole new generation.

Asher Meadows has a secret—one he’s so terrified of, he calls it his curse.
For as long as he can remember he has possessed unexplainable abiliti…more

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Awakened (House of Night, #8)

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0312650248
ISBN-13: 978-0312650247

Awakened (House of Night #8) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey – or her relationship with her super-hot Warrior, Stark …more

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Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #2)

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0062003941
ISBN-13: 978-0062003942

Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #2) by Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec

A new beginning . . .

When Stefan Salvatore’s first love turned him into a vampire, his world—and his soul—were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered . . . and killed.

The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires—and va…more

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Night School (Blood Coven, #5)

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publisher: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0425240428
ISBN-13: 978-0425240427

Night School (Blood Coven #5)
by Mari Mancusi

Vampires, Slayers and…FAIRIES? Sunny and Rayne McDonald are about to get SCHOOLED.
After their parents’ shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins find themselves on the run—forced to hide out at Riverdale Academy , a boarding school for vampire slayers, deep in the Swiss Alps. With no …more

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Shadowspell (Faeriewalker, #2)

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0312575947
ISBN-13: 978-0312575946

Shadowspell (Faeriewalker #2)
by Jenna Black

On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the F…more

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Unearthly

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: January 4, 2011
ISBN-10: 0061996165
ISBN-13: 978-0061996160

Unearthly
by Cynthia Hand

In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what th…more

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Balefire

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: January 6, 2011
ISBN-10: 1595144110
ISBN-13: 978-1595144119

Balefire
by
Cate Tiernan

The whole Balefire series by Cate Tiernan is now in one edition.
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she is forced to leave the only home she’s ever known to live with a total stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and mysteries, but none as unbelievable as the moment she comes face to …more

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Entangled

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Published: January 6, 2011
ISBN 13: 9781849163941 ISBN 10: 1849163944

Entangled by Cat Clarke

The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?
AM I GOING TO DIE?
17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper – and no clue how she got here.
As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she’s tried to f…more

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All Just GlassReading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published: January 11, 2011
ISBN-10: 0385737521
ISBN-13: 978-0385737524

All Just Glass
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Sarah Vida has given up everything for love. From a legendary family of vampire-hunting witches, Sarah was raised to never trust a vampire, to never let her guard down, and to avoid all tricky attachments of the heart. But now Sarah IS a vampire—changed by the boy she thought she loved. Her family has forsaken her, and Sarah herself is disgusted by her appetite for blood. …more

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Warped

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
January 11, 2011
ISBN-10: 0385738919
ISBN-13: 978-0385738910

Warped
by Maurissa Guibord

Tessa doesn’t believe in magic. Or Fate. But there’s something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally…more

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Hexbound (Dark Elite, #2)

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Gollancz
Published: January 20, 2011
ISBN-10: 0575095431
ISBN-13: 978-0575095434

Hexbound (Dark Elite #2)
by Chloe Neill

Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend…or your worst enemy.
They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who th…more

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BlessedReading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0763643262
ISBN-13: 978-0763643263

Blessed
by Cynthia Leitich Smith

With a wink and a nod to Bram Stoker, New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious dark fantasy her fans will devour.

Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life — or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love,…more

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Dark Goddess (A Devil's Kiss Novel)Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 1423127595
ISBN-13: 978-1423127598

Dark Goddess (A Devil’s Kiss Novel)
by Sarwat Chadda

New enemies, new romance, and new horrors,
Billi’s back, and it seems like the Unholy just can’t take a hint.
Still reeling from the death of her best friend, Kay, Billi’s thrust back into action when the Templars are called to investigate werewolf activity.  And these werewolves are like nothing Bilil’s seen before. 
They call themselves the Polenit…more

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The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3)Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harlequin
Publisher: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0373210183
ISBN-13: 978-0373210183

The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3)
by Julie Kagawa

My name is Meghan Chase.PI thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful,…more

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The Iron Witch (The Ironbridge Chronicles, #1)

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Flux 
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 073872582X
ISBN-13: 978-0738725826

The Iron Witch (The Ironbridge Chronicles, #1) by Karen Mahoney

Freak. That’s what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna’s own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents an…more

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Red Riding Hood

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Poppy
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0316176044
ISBN-13: 978-0316176040

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Catherine Hardwicke

The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace.
When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and every…more

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Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: January 25, 2011
ISBN-10: 0375867007
ISBN-13: 978-037586700

Throat by R.A. Nelson

R. A. Nelson takes us on a supernatural thrill ride, a modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue. Seventeen-year-old Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy—until the lost night. She’s shocked to wake up in the hospital one morning, weak from blood loss. When her memories begin to return, she pieces together that it was a man—a monste…more

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7 Responses to “Hot Off the Press: 56 new Urban Fantasy titles for January”

  1. Catherine

    Wow, I didn't realize some of those were coming out this month. Thanks for the list! Looks like January will be a good month.