Hot Off The Press: 66 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in May

April 29, 2012 Hot Off The Press 0

It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re going to be reading next month in:

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Hi Guys, Abigail here. There is not conversation snippet with my TBR Pile today. Instead I have a few updates for you. First, you may notice things look a little different today that’s because I’ve finally updated the layout for the Hot Off The Press posts.  This new layout is much easier and quicker for us to put together, eliminates unnecessary info (ISBNs etc) while keeping the description etc., and allows us to include a larger cover image.  Hopefully you guys will like the slightly streamlined layout, but as always, sound off in the comments or on twitter @Abigail_ATUF if you aren’t happy (or if you are happy).  I’m including the Amazon storefront again since I know it can be nice to see prices (plus, if you want to support ATUF and plan on buying through Amazon, it’s one stop shopping).  However, we ARE NOT ditching our traditional Hot Off The Press posts, we are just including the Amazon store as an extra :)

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*Release dates are subject to change.  Many of the descriptions have been truncated for space.  Clicking the ‘more’ link will take you to that title’s Goodreads page where the full description may be read.  Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month.

30 Adult Titles
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12)

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12)

by Charlaine Harris

With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the d…more

Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Ace Hardcover

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Demon's Bride (The Hellraisers #2)

Demon’s Bride (The Hellraisers #2)

by Zoe Archer

Hell to Pay
Leo Bailey may have been born to poverty, but ruthless business sense and sparkling intelligence have made money worries a thing of his past. It doesn’t hurt that the Devil himself has granted Leo the ability to read the future.
But even infallible predictions are a déclassé commoner’s trick to some members of the ton. They’ll never see Le…more

Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Zebra
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Embrace of the Damned (Brotherhood of the Damned #1)

Embrace of the Damned (Brotherhood of the Damned #1)

by Anya Bast

A damned Viking warrior.
Centuries ago Broder Calderson committed murder. As punishment, he was given over to the dominion of Loki, the Trickster God, made part of the Brotherhood of the Damned and condemned to an immortal life of battle against the Blight, blood-drinkers from Hel.
A mysterious woman he can’t resist.
One thousand years to t…more

Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Berkley Sensation
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Heart of Brass (Wardens of the Realm #1)

Heart of Brass (Wardens of the Realm #1)

by Kate Cross

Arden is an undercover agent for one of the most powerful organizations of this steam-powered world—the Wardens of the Realm, a group with extraordinary abilities, dedicated to protecting England against evil.
Arden Grey enjoys a life most women in 1898 London can’t even dream of: she has the social status, wealth, and independence of a countess. She also has th…more

Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Signet Eclipse

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In the Company of Witches (Arcane Shot #2)

In the Company of Witches (Arcane Shot #2)

by Joey W. Hill

Experience Joey W. Hill’s scintillating blend of modern-day witchcraft, ancient evil, and the magical tricks men and women play in the name of love…
All witch and part succubus, savvy businesswoman Raina has converted a Southern plantation house into an extremely profitable old-fashioned bordello. Because of her abilities as a witch, the demons under Raina’s protectio…more

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Berkley

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Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands #2)

Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands #2)

by Shona Husk

Trapped for centuries in the bleak Shadowlands, Dai clings to his humanity with a thirst for knowledge. But now he’s free of the goblin curse, and some would say he knows too much—he can make nature bend to his will, influence the minds of others, and command magic. Yet love eludes him. Then he meets Amanda, a single mother with a sick daughter whom he feels compelled to p…more

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sparks Fly (Light Dragons #3)  

Sparks Fly (Light Dragons #3)

by Katie MacAlister

The First Dragon has Ysolde de Bouchier in his sights demanding
that she right past wrongs. So, with the help of some familiar friends, Ysolde sets into motion an elaborate plan that will have repercussions throughout the mortal and immortal worlds. But when a member of her family is held hostage, no one is safe from the fire of her rage…

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Signet

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The Impossible Cube (Clockwork Empire #2)

The Impossible Cube (Clockwork Empire #2)

by Steven Harper

Declared enemies of the Crown, Alice Michaels and Gavin Ennock have little choice but to flee in search of a cure for the clockwork plague ravaging Gavin’s mind. Accompanying them is Dr. Clef, a mad genius driven to find the greatest and most destructive force the world has ever seen:The Impossible Cube. If Dr. Clef gets his hands on it, the entire universe will face extinction.

Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Roc

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The Seven Year Witch

The Seven Year Witch (That Old Black Magic #2)

by Jodi Redford

After this much foreplay, something’s bound to combust.
As head mistress of Beaumont coven house, Clarissa Miles has perfected two things: keeping her sister witches from accidently turning innocent bystanders into toads, and resisting the sexy overtures of her familiar, werewolf Logan Scott.
But her resolve is vanishing—fast. Seven years ago she sold her soul to save her f

Paperback, 264 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Samhain Publishing, LTD
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The Shifter

The Shifter

by Jean Johnson

Years have passed since there was any sighting of Family Mongrel. Yet traces remain in the Correda Mountains. Kenyen Sin Siin tracks down these hints from the past to make sure the curs have not survived. As the trail becomes more tangled he’s trapped in a valley where not everything is as it seems…including the beautiful and mysterious Migela Laun Far.

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Berkley Trade

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Under Suspicion (Underworld Detection Agency #3)

Under Suspicion (Underworld Detection Agency #3)

by Hannah Jayne

She’s the new head of the Underworld Detection Agency’s strangest division. What a nightmare…
Being a human immune to magic helped Sophie Lawson get promoted. It’s also made her a major, very reluctant player in a game that stretches beyond even the Underworld. Having handsome buttoned-down Englishman Will as her new guardian is one tempting blessing, especially…more

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

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Hunting the Shadows

Hunting the Shadows

by Alexia Reed

Amy has spent her life in isolation. Locked away in the Centre, a secret government facility where children with extraordinary abilities are raised as highly skilled fighters, she longs for a normal life. A life where being around people doesn’t overload her sensitive telepathic mind. A life where she can’t see through the eyes of a murderer as he hunts down his next victi…more

Expected publication: May 7th 2012 by Carina

 
Dark Magic

Dark Magic

by James Swain

Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. No one, not even his live-in girlfriend…more

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Tom Doherty Associates

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Guardian of the Night

Guardian of the Night

by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

A darkly seductive tale where destiny and duty collide, drawing together two souls whose passion has the power to destroy.The Guardian. An immortal with incredible strength, created centuries ago to protect the purity of the vampire bloodline and fight those who would abuse its power. As one of the seven Blood Knights, Mason LanVal spent lifetimes honoring his vows without…more

Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Harlequin
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Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #3)

Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #3)

by Larissa Ione

They’re here.
They ride.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell’s minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . .
LETHAL RIDER
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of …more

Paperback, 464 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Grand Central Publishing

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Midnight's Master (Dark Warriors #1)

Midnight’s Master (Dark Warriors #1)

by Donna Grant

Gwynn Austin has no idea why her father has disappeared on a mysterious trip to Scotland. When she goes on a desperate mission to search for him she finds more than she bargains for in a ruggedly handsome, wickedly exciting Highlander who exudes danger and mystery. And when she discovers her own link to Scotland, she’ll have to trust …more

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin’s Press

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Nightshifted (Nightshifted #1)

Nightshifted (Nightshifted #1)

by Cassie Alexander

NightshiftedCassie Alexander From debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the nightshift can be a real nightmare.Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of Cou…more

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin’s Press

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Shadow Bound (Unbound #2)

Shadow Bound (Unbound #2)

by Rachel Vincent

If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light…
KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, …more

Paperback, US
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Mira

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The Enemy's Kiss

The Enemy’s Kiss

by Zandria Munson

When two different worlds collide, sworn enemies must choose whether to kiss or kill in Zandria Munson’s explosive new romance…The curse he’d edured for centuries had finally been lifted. And although Nicholas Drakon no longer turned to stone at daybreak, his priority was still to protect his family. So when expert thief Daniela Ferreria stole an ancient Drakon artifact,…more

Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Harlequin
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Zombie Island (Shakespeare Undead #2)

Zombie Island (Shakespeare Undead #2)

by Lori Handeland

In the follow-up to Shakespeare Undead, vampire William Shakespeare and his Dark Lady
are stranded on a mystical island where zombies are plentiful and one man will stop at nothing to become all-powerful
Fresh from a triumphant battle over the zombie horde that invaded London, vampire William Shakespeare concocts a plot to rid the love of his life from t…more

Paperback, 272 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin’s Press

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A Blood Seduction (Vamp City #1)

A Blood Seduction (Vamp City #1)

by Pamela Palmer

Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city’s magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal world…one who knows nothing of the power she wields.
Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself a…more

Paperback, 1st Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Avon

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Bleeding Out (OSI #5)

Bleeding Out (OSI #5)

by Jes Battis

From the author of Infernal Affairs comes a story of murder. mayhem, and demon relations. Is this really the vacation Tess was looking for?
Though she’s on leave from the Occult Special Investigations squad, Tess Corday is still grappling with her own personal mysteries. But finding out the truth about her demonic heritage has been more difficult than she expected. Plus, her unauthorized investigation into an addictive new vampire street drug is driving a stake between her and her undead boyfriend.

Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Ace

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Blood Lite III: Aftertaste

Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (Blood Lite #3)

by Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, J.G. Faherty,Stephen Dorato, Jeff Ryan, Mike Resnick, Lezli Robyn, Will Ludwigsen

The third book in the hilarious and horrifying national bestselling anthology series from the Horror Writers Association–a frightfest of sidesplitting stories from such “New York Times” bestselling authors as Jim Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Heather Graham, L.A. Banks, Kelley Armstrong, and many more

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Gallery Press

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Darkness Becomes Her (Offspring #6)

Darkness Becomes Her (Offspring #6)

by Jaime Rush

Lachlan and Jessie are two people who don’t play well with others. But they’re going to have to learn to, and quickly. Because they are the only two people in the world who can save each other.

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers

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Devilishly Sexy

Devilishly Sexy

by Kathy Love

Every office has one…
Demon slayer Michael Archer longs for the old days when his work required a lot less strategizing and a lot more ass-kicking. Unfortunately, his current boss at Hot! magazine, a.k.a. Central Demon Intelligence, is more concerned with bad press than beheading…
Hot! fashionista Liza McLane has been possessed by an exasperatingly chatty d…more

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Night's Engines (The Nightbound Land #2)

Night’s Engines (The Nightbound Land #2)

by Trent Jamieson

The conclusion of the Nightbound Land duology. The Roil has not yet been defeated – and the Roil extends its grip on Shale, following the commands of the Dreaming Cities.
Wars will be fought. Doomsday weapons employed. And night will fall.

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Angry Robot
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Seeker of Shadows (Moonlight #6)

Seeker of Shadows (Moonlight #6)

by Nancy Gideon

His town.
Susanna Duchamps came to New Orleans to settle a debt and to temporarily escape the controlled constraints of her life among the Chosen. What she finds is an opportunity to make miraculous strides with her research into Shifter genetics . . . and an unexpected, but never forgotten, man from her complicated past. more

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Pocket Books
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Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11)

Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11)

by Nalini Singh

Adria, wolf changeling soldier, has made a break with a past as
unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer whose lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It’s primal. And it consumes them as completely as the impending cataclysmic Psy war—a battle that may alter the very fate of the world.

Hardcover
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Berkley

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When Passion Lies (The Shadow Keepers, #4)

When Passion Lies (The Shadow Keepers #4)

by J.K. Beck

Tiberius is a vampire dedicated to protecting his kind—and the secrets of the shadow world. Now, as his quest to become head of the Alliance draws within reach, a shattering new threat puts him to the ultimate test. It’s a nightmare of grim proportions: a dark plot to bring about the mass extermination of human and shadow alike. And it forces Tiberius to turn to the woman…more

Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Bantam (first published May 29th 2011)
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Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant #3)

Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant #3)

by Ben Aaronovitch

A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP
It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than an…more

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Del Rey

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36 YA Titles
Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires #12)

Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires #12)

by Rachel Caine

The hotly-anticipated twelfth installment in the Morganville Vampires series
In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires… their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to the residents of the Glass House: Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire, to take the fight to an enemy who…more

Expected publication: May 1st 2012

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Body and Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3)

Body and Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3)

by Stacey Kade

The final book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy!
The Ghost
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily…or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I a…more

Hardcover
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Hyperion

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Destined (Wings #4)

Destined (Wings #4)

by Aprilynne Pike

Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and she is working with Klea to conquer and destroy Avalon. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares for a fight she never thought she would have to face.
Filled with heart-pounding action, sweeping romance, and higher stakes at every turn, Destined…more

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by HarperCollins

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Elemental

Elemental

by Emily White

Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn’t mean she should.
But she wants to.
For ten years—ever since she was a small child—Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers.
Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories?
…more

Paperback, 260 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Spencer Hill Press

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Insurgent (Divergent #2)

Insurgent (Divergent #2)

by Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
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Hardcover, 525 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen

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Shine (Shade #3)

Shine (Shade #3)

by Jeri Smith-Ready

In this dramatic conclusion to the Shade trilogy, Aura and Zachary’s relationship sizzles as the secrets of the Shift are revealed.
Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth…more

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Simon Pulse

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Silence (The Queen of the Dead #1)

Silence (The Queen of the Dead #1)

by Michelle Sagara West

“It began in the graveyard. Ever since her boyfriend Nathan died in a tragic accident Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there—Eric, who had …more

Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by DAW

 
Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil

by Wendy Higgins

What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.
Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixte…more

Paperback, 1st Edition, 464 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen

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The Peculiars

The Peculiars

by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance. On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern so…more

Hardcover, 354 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Amulet Books

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The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1)

The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1)

by Zoraida Córdova

When an unnatural riptide sweeps lifeguard Tristan Hart out to sea for three days and then dumps him back on the shore of Coney Island, it’s the start of the Sea Court claiming its own. Suddenly, Tristan’s girlfriend dramas and swimming championship seem like distant worries as he discovers the truth: he’s a Merman. Now Tristan must fight for his life, the lives of his fri…more

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire

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Wrecked

Wrecked

by Anna Davies

Secrets of the sea have never been sexier than this. Ever since the death of her parents, Miranda has lived on Whym Island, taking comfort in the local folklore, which claims a mysterious sea witch controls the fate of all on the island and in its surrounding waters. Sometimes it’s just easier to believe things are out of your control. But then a terrible boating accident…more

Hardcover, 321 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

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Broken Dream (Dark Angel, #3)

Broken Dream (Dark Angel #3)

by Eden Maguire

Tania’s film studies take her to New York City where she looks forward to getting lost in the anonymity of the big crowded bustling city. But Hell is all around and no place is safe as the Dark Angel’s relentless pursuit of dark souls continues.
But this time it’s more peronsal than it’s ever been before. When the Dark Angel sets its sights on Tania’s beloved Orlando it’s t…more

448 pages
Expected publication: May 3rd 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Until I Die (Revenants #2)

Until I Die (Revenants #2)

by Amy Plum

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.
As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, wi…more

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 3rd 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

Broken Illusions (Midnight Dragonfly #2)

Broken Illusions (Midnight Dragonfly #2)

by Ellie James

It’s Mardi Gras, but for 16 year-old psychic Trinity Monsour this is no time for celebration. Another girl is missing. Haunted by visions she doesn’t understand—of an empty street lined by crumbling old buildings, a terrified voice warning her to be careful, and a body lying motionless in the grass–Trinity embarks upon a dark odyssey she could never have imagined. She’ll …more

Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)

by Cassandra Clare

The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their kn…more

Hardcover, 536 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry

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Endure (Need #4)

Endure (Need #4)

by Carrie Jones

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure wha…more

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

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Hemlock (Hemlock #1)

Hemlock (Hemlock #1)

by Kathleen Peacock

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.
Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.
Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the ris…more

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by HarperCollins

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Last Rite (Personal Demons #3)

Last Rite (Personal Demons #3)

by Lisa Desrochers

In this final installment of the thrilling, edgy Personal Demons series, the battle between Heaven and Hell has become critical, and Frannie Cavanaugh is right at the center of it.
With the help of the powerful angel Gabe and demon-turned-mortal Luc, Frannie has been able to stay one step ahead of the forces of Hell. But when the demons killed Frannie’s best f…more

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Tor Teen

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Magic in Manhattan Volume One (Magic in Manhattan #1-2)

Magic in Manhattan Volume One (Magic in Manhattan #1-2)

by Sarah Mlynowski

What if all your wishes could come true?
In Bras & Bromsticks, fourteen-year-old Rachel learns the outrageously unfair fact that yes, magic exists, but she’s not the one who’s a witch: Miri, her younger sister, is!
The magic continues in Frogs & French Kisses when the teeny-tiny love spell Rachel talks Miri into casting goes horribly wrong. Now the fate of their family, the …more

Paperback, 608 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Ember

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Magic in Manhattan Volume Two: Spells & Sleeping Bags/Parties & Potions (Magic in Manhattan #3-4)

Magic in Manhattan Volume Two: More Magic in Manhattan (Magic in Manhattan #3-4)

by Sarah Mlynowski

Witches have a lot of secrets. . . .
In Spells & Sleeping Bags, Rachel’s psyched for the summer. Sure, her new powers are out of control, but her dream boyfriend, Raf, is with her. Too bad a backstabber in her cabin is making her life miserable.
The supernatural scene is heating up in Parties & Potions as Rachel and Miri get ready for their Samsorta, a debutante party for wi…more

Paperback, 656 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Ember

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Revived

Revived

by Cat Patrick

As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.
A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can …more

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Struck (Struck #1)

Struck (Struck #1)

by Jennifer Bosworth

Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.
Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and …more

Hardcover, 373 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR

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The Hunt (The Hunt #1)

The Hunt (The Hunt #1)

by Andrew Fukuda

Don’t Sweat.  Don’t Laugh.  Don’t draw attention to yourself.  And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.
Gene is different from everyone else around him.  He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood.  Gene is a human, and he knows the rules.  Keep the truth a secre…more

Hardcover, 1st USA Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2)

Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2)

by Meg Cabot

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth begun in ABANDON continues … into the Underworld.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.
Not this time.
But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journ…more

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Point

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As Dead As It Gets (Bad Girls Don't Die #3)

As Dead As It Gets (Bad Girls Don’t Die #3)

by Katie Alender

It’s been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small’s violent death, and all she wants is for her life to return to normal.
But normal people don’t see decaying bodies haunting photographs. Normal people don’t have to deal with regular intrusions from Lydia’s angry ghost, sometimes escalating to terrifying attacks.

Hardcover, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 15th 2012 by Hyperion Books for Children

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Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses #9)

Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses #9)

by Ellen Schreiber

Athena “Stormy” Sterling is coming to Dullsville, and Raven is both excited and panicked in anticipation of Alexander’s little sister’s visit. Alexander tells Raven that she and his sister have a lot in common, but can the mini-Raven be everything she hopes for? Alexander calls her Stormy for a reason.
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Hardcover
Expected publication: May 15th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books

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Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1)

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1)

I don’t do dangerious,  Smart, ü ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing-and I don’t know if I can get it back. Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he …more

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Harlequin Teen

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Fated (The Soul Seekers #1)

Fated (The Soul Seekers #1)

by Alyson Noel

The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.
Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her m…more

Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin’s Press

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Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon

by Anna Banks

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds t…more

Hardcover, 324 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

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Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves #3)

Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves #3)

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Bryn knows first-hand that being the alpha of a werewolf pack means making hard decisions, and that being human makes things a thousand times worse. She’s prepared to give up her humanity, but the wolf who promised to Change her is waiting – though for what, Bryn doesn’t know. Still human, she must take her place in the werewolf Senate, the precarious democracy that rules …more

Expected publication: May 22nd 2012

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The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles #2)

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles #2)

by Kady Cross

In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling – or dangerous.
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her “straynge band of mysfits” have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from …more

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Harlequin

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The Lost Code (The Atlanteans #1)

The Lost Code (The Atlanteans #1)

by Kevin Emerson

WHAT IS OLDEST WILL BE NEW, WHAT IS LOST SHALL BE FOUND.
The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history.
No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient ra…more

Hardcover, 435 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by HarperCollins Children’s Books

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Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy #1)

Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy #1)

by Shannon Dittemore

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .
ANGEL EYES
Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
…more

320 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Thomas Nelson Fiction

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Dark Frost (Mythos Academy #3)

Dark Frost (Mythos Academy #3)

by Jennifer Estep

since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.
Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find l…more

Paperback, 1st Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by Kensington

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Darkness Before Dawn

Darkness Before Dawn

by J.A. London

This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.
Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerfu…more

Paperback, 272 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by HarperTeen

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Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)

Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)

by Josephine Angelini

As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.
As an…more

Hardcover, 487 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012 by HarperTeen

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Monthly Must Haves
These are our most anticipated May releases:
Abigail’s Picks
Julia’s Picks
Kristina’s Pick’s
I’m cheating this month & picking four:
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)Shine (Shade, #3)Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11)
Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (Blood Lite #3) Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11)  
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