Books released today…
All Your Wishes (Blood Singer #7) by Cat Adams. Urban Fantasy, Tor Books
A client begs Celia Graves—part human, part Siren, part vampire—to help return a genie to his bottle. The attempt makes Celia a target for the currently incorporeal ifrit. If she doesn’t give him her body, he’ll kill everyone she loves. If she does, he’ll use her physical form to free thousands of evil djinn. Celia’s not going to hand over her body, but her client tries to trick her into it—so that he can kill the ifrit while it’s trapped in her flesh. That doesn’t end well for the client. Celia might not get paid for the gig, but she’s got to get the ifrit re-bottled before all hell breaks loose—possibly literally!
The Black Key (Lone City #3) by Amy Ewing. YA Fantasy, Harper Teen
For too long, Violet and the people of the outer circles of the Lone City have lived in service of the royalty of the Jewel. But now, the secret society known as the Black Key is preparing to seize power. While Violet knows she is at the center of this rebellion, she has a more personal stake in it—for her sister, Hazel, has been taken by the Duchess of the Lake. Now, after fighting so hard to escape the Jewel, Violet must do everything in her power to return not only to save Hazel, but the future of the Lone City.
Closer to the Chest (Herald Spy #3) by Mercedes Lackey. High Fantasy, DAW
Herald Mags, the King of Valdemar’s Herald-Spy, has been developing a clandestine network of young informants who operate not only on the streets of the capital city of Haven, but also in the Great Halls and kitchens of the wealthy and highborn. His wife Amily is growing into her position as the King’s Own Herald, though she is irritated to encounter many who still consider her father, Herald Nikolas, to be the real King’s Own. Nonetheless, she finds it increasingly useful to be underestimated, for there are dark things stirring in the shadows of Haven and up on the Hill. Someone has discovered many secrets of the women of the Court and the Collegia—and is using those secrets to terrorize and bully them. Someone is targeting the religious houses of women, too, leaving behind destruction and obscene ravings. But who? And what is this person hoping to achieve? Mags and Amily will have to track down someone who leaves few clues behind and thwart whatever plans have been set in motion, and quickly—before terror turns to murder.
Feedback (Newsflesh #4) by Mira Grant. Post Zombie Apocalypse, Orbit
We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we unleashed something horrifying and unstoppable. The infection spread leaving those afflicted with a single uncontrollable impulse: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, a team of scrappy underdog reporters relentlessly pursue the facts while competing against the brother-and-sister blog superstars, the Masons. Surrounded by the infected, and facing more insidious forces working in the shadows, they must hit the presidential campaign trail and uncover dangerous truths. Or die trying. Feedback is a full-length Newsflesh novel that overlaps the events of the acclaimed first novel in the series, Feed, and offers a new entry point to this thrilling and treacherous world.
Otherworld Chills by Kelley Armstrong. Urban Fantasy, Plume
Embrace the obscure. In the final installment of the Otherworld anthology series, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong once again opens the gates to the Otherworld. This collection of rare and never-before-published novellas and short stories brings the clever wit, dark twists, and intense suspense Otherworld readers have come to expect. Favorite characters return, secrets are revealed, and several important storylines reach their conclusions.
Way Down Dark by J.P. Smythe. YA Science Fiction, Quercus.
Seventeen-year-old Chan’s ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. Generations later, they are still searching. Every day aboard the interstellar transport ship Australia is a kind of hell. Fiercely independent and entirely self-sufficient, Chan has learned to keep her head down as much as possible, careful not to draw attention to herself amidst the mayhem. For the Australia is a ship of death, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults, vying for supremacy in a closed environment with limited resources and no hope. And then one day Chan makes an extraordinary discovery—there may be a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so will only bring her to the attention of the fanatics and murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. Is it worth endangering her life and the lives of her few friends and loved ones for an uncertain return to a home world that may be uninhabitable? Especially since to do so she must descend into the deep dark in the bowels of the ship, which is piled high with the bodies and the secrets of the dead…
The White Spell (Nine Kingdoms #10) by Lynn Kurland. Fantasy, Berkley
Acair of Ceangail, youngest bastard son of the worst black mage in history, has followed in his father’s footsteps, wreaking havoc throughout the world and leaving powerful enemies in his wake. After a year of reparation, he owes a final bit of penance: twelve months spent working in a barn without using his magic. Léirsinn of Sàraichte understands horses, stable work, and how to judge men’s hearts. When she starts seeing shadows where there should only be light, she knows there is evil afoot. Unfortunately, it’s something she can’t fight on her own. Acair’s attempts to aid Léirsinn only draw the notice of dangerous mages against whom he is currently defenseless. With only each other to rely on, Acair and Léirsinn find themselves suddenly in a race to save the world before it’s consumed by darkness…
- A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky. Urban Fantasy, ReganArts
- Aerie (Magonia #2) by Maria Dahvana Headley. YA Contemporary Fantasy, HarperCollins
- Angels of Music by Kim Newman. Steampunk, Titan
- The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy by John Joseph Adams & Karen Joy Fowler, editors. Anthology, Mariner
- Book of the Night: The Black Musketeers by Oliver Potzsch. Historical/Arthurian Fantasy, AmazonCrossing
- Crosstalk by Connie Willis. Cyberpunk, Del Rey
- Fleet Inquisitor by Susan R. Matthew. Science Fiction Omnibus, Baen Books
- Goldenhand (Old Kingdom #5) by Garth Nix. High Fantasy, HarperCollins
- Haunting Muses by Doreen Perrine, editor. Anthology, Bedazzled Ink
- Impersonations (A Story of Praxis) by Walter Jon Williams. Space Opera, Tor.com Publishing
- Into the Guns (America Rising #1) by William Dietz. Post-Apocalyptic, Ace
- Legacy of the Demon (Demon Novels #8) by Diana Rowland. Urban Fantasy, DAW
- Level Grind (Twenty-Sided Sorceress Vol. 1) by Annie Bellet. Urban Fantasy 4-Book Omnibus, Saga
- The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue. Fantasy Horror, Picador
- Nemesis by Anna Banks. YA Fantasy, Feiwel & Friends
- Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow #2) by Pintip Dunn. YA Science Fiction, Entangled Teen
- Replica by Lauren Oliver. YA Science Fiction, HarperCollins
- The Rift Uprising by Amy S. Foster. YA Science Fiction, Harper Voyager
- The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu. Science Fiction, Angry Robot
- Savant by Nik Abnett. Science Fiction, Solaris
- Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin. YA Dystopia, Greenwillow
- Swift to Chase by Laird Barron. Short Story Collection, JournalStone
- Viscera by Gabriel Squailla. Fantasy, Talos
- The Wall of Storms (Dandelion Dynasty #2) by Ken Liu. Fantasy, Saga
Happy reading! Until next week in geek…