Saturday, 1 November 2014


Please see below, here are my chosen November New Releases that I am either looking forward to reading (If I have them) or adding to my wishlist if I don't have them! They are featured in no particular order, just basically as I thought/found them when organising this post.

Title: The Walled City
Series: N/A
Author: Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Release Date: 4th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run. 

Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there run drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.

I am super lucky to have been sent a paperback copy of this one to read. I really want to read it right now but I have some books "booked in" to be read by set dates so I'll have to wait a little. It definitely sound like my kind of read!

Title: The Book Of Ivy
Series: The Book Of Ivy Bk1
Author: Amy Engel
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: 11th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. 

This year, it is my turn. 

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power. 

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…

I have read. . .and loved this one, thanks to Entangled who gave me an e-arc. If you love dystopian this is a must read for you! My review appeared on my blog on 2nd Nov 2014.

Title: Creed
Series: N/A
Author: Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: 8th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.

But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

Ooo this one sounds kind of spooky!

Title: A Thousand Pieces Of You
Series: Firebird Bk1
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: 4th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

I think this is one for my wishlist!

Title: Anomaly
Series: Schrodinger's Consortium Bk1
Author: Tonya Kuper
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: 25th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…
Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…

Mmmm I think I fancy reading this one too. Have you seen the book trailer, I was part of the reveal on 4th Nov 2014.

Title: Captive
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion Bk2
Author: Aimée Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: 29th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.

But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she's accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.

As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in—but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?

I still haven't managed to read Bk1 in this series yet. I must get around to it soon, then hopefully go on to read this one too.

Title: Waistcoats & Weaponry
Series: Finishing School Bk3
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Release Date: 4th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Class is back in session...
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style--with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what--or who--they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos and she must decide where her loyalties lie, once and for all. 

I have bought my daughter a few Gail Carriger books so this one may make its way onto my list of things to buy my daughter for Christmas.

Title: Stranger
Series: The Change Bk1
Author: Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: 11th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, "the Change,” arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now resembles a Wild West frontier town… where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed.

Teenage prospector Ross Juarez’s best find ever – an ancient book he doesn’t know how to read – nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is set on him to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble.

This one is going on my WTRWL (WantToReadWishList)

Title: The Retribution Of Mara Dyer
Series: Mara Dyer Bk3
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 4th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

This is one of a series of books that my daughter has read and enjoyed so far.

Title: The Unhappening Of Genesis Lee
Series: N/A
Author: Shallee McArthur
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: 18th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi—a small group of genetically-enhanced humans—Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve memories perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena’s best friend.

Anyone could be next. Which is why Gena is less than pleased to meet a strange but charming boy named Kalan who claims that they’ve not only met, but that Gena knows who the thief is.

The problem is, Gena doesn’t remember Kalan, she doesn’t remember seeing the thief, and she doesn’t know why she’s forgetting things— or how much else she might forget. As growing tensions between Mementi and ordinary humans drive the city of Havendale into chaos, Gena and Kalan team up to search for the thief. And as Gena loses more memories, they realize they have to solve the mystery fast.

Because Gena’s life is unhappening around her.

Basically I just found this one as I was looking for titles to feature in my post.

Titles: An Unexpected Kiss, Feels Like Love, Full Court Devotion, 
           Risking It All For Love & Blue Christmas
Series: Christmas In Snow Valley
Authors: Cindy Roland Anderson, Jeanette Lewis, Cami Checketts,
                    Taylor Hart, Kimberely Montpetit & Lucy McConnell
Publisher: Self/Indie
Release Date: 3rd November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Christmas in Snow Valley is packed with six wonderful Christmas novellas sure to bring romance into your holiday season.

Snow Valley, Montana, is a small community with the tradition of doing Christmas big. Festivities begin with tree lighting in the town square the day after Thanksgiving and continue until the culminating romantic Christmas Ball. From the Polar Express to a Winter Carnival, there’s something for every wonder-filled child—and every couple who’s in love—or about to be.

An Unexpected Kiss by Cindy Roland Anderson
Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than the guy she kissed at the airport?

Feels Like Love by Jeanette Lewis
Christmas in Snow Valley is the perfect way for April Winston to introduce her city slicker fiancé, Scott Mecham, to life on a farm. If only Wade Hadley, hometown boy and high school sweetheart, will cooperate! But Wade has no intention of letting April go without a fight. This Christmas, Wade is determined to overcome their painful past and show April that she already has what she’s been seeking all along.

Full Court Devotion by Cami Checketts
Kazlyn is too busy with her schooling and future plans to enjoy life, let alone fall in love with a man who has heartbreak written all over him. Tyrese Hamilton, a college basketball star and major heartthrob, is intrigued when Kazlyn doesn’t pursue him or even seem interested. Ty’s career is in jeopardy, and he needs a miracle and Kazlyn to save him.

The Christmas Eve Kiss by Taylor Hart
When Molly O’Hare gets a prediction that she will kiss her true love on Christmas Eve, she thinks it’s utterly ridiculous. But when she gets teamed up with Kevin Snow, aka her ex-boyfriend, to decorate a Christmas tree, things start to change. Too bad getting over the past is hard and seeing him kiss another girl is even harder. Now Molly is left with a choice—run away from home and heartbreak or let Christmas work out a miracle all of its own.

Risking it all for Love by Kimberley Montpetit
Succumbing to family pressure, Jessica Mason reluctantly comes home for Christmas. Ever since her high school boyfriend’s death from a car accident three years earlier, Jessica and religion have not been compatible. So, when she visits Michael’s grave, she’s surprised to meet the handsome James Douglas, Pastor John’s nephew, who’s studying for the ministry. James can not only dish back Jessica’s finely-tuned sarcasm but understands grief all too well, turning Jessica’s world upside down. Is she ready to take another risk on love?

Blue Christmas by Lucy McConnell (Christina Dymock)​
As head of Snow Valley hospital’s fundraising effort, Paisley Hackett barely has time to organize the craft show, cookie decorating party, and the annual Christmas Ball. What she doesn’t have time for is falling in love with Clay Jett, the incredibly handsome bass player who sweeps into town. She’s been burned by a tourist romance before and, with everything going on, Paisley will have to work overtime to protect her heart from Clay and his swoon-worthy ballads.

This is one both myself and my mum have both read. If you are looking for a festive read, and that warm and cosy feeling then this is the anthology for you! The review of this one appears on my blog on 8th November 2014.

Title: Judgement
Series: Cassidy & Spenser Bk1
Author: Carey Baldwin
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Release Date: 18th November 2014

BLURB from Goodreads
Carey Baldwin, author of the thrilling novel Confession, returns with a new story featuring two of her most beloved characters. Fans of Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Gardner will devour this riveting story of rivals caught in a killer's twisted web.

When a coed falls prey to a sadistic murderer, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin "Caity" Cassidy and Special Agent Atticus Spenser are called in to testify--one for the defense, one for the prosecution. With warring approaches to justice, these two rivals have been butting heads for years--both inside the courtroom and out. And at first, this case appears to be no different.

But when a brutal attack leaves the accused man dead and Caity in critical condition, petty differences take a backseat to saving lives. As the lone survivor, Caity knows too much, and the killer--a madman calling himself the Man in the Maze--is coming back for round two. Now Caity and Spense must join forces to uncover the killer's identity before Caity's time--and luck--runs out.

I have found this months New Releases post a little harder than usual, I ended up going on Fantastic Fiction to track down some extra titles. This is one of those titles, that I discovered and wouldn't mind reading. I hadn't heard of this author prior to viewing fantastic fiction.

Titles: Christmas at Briar Farm, Kate's Miracle, The Gift, 
              Christmas at Thalstead Halt, 
              You'll Never Know Just How Much I Love You,   
              & A Wounded Christmas        
Series: Christmas Fireside Stories
Authors: Diane Allen, Rita Bradshaw, Margaret Dickinson, Annie Murray,
                   Pam Weaver, & Mary Wood
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 6th November 2014

BLURB from Amazon
This collection includes delicious Christmas recipes recommended by the authors as well as extracts from Pan Macmillan's latest saga novels.

Christmas at Briar Farm by Diane Allen

Christmas preparations are in full swing at Briar farm as the Bainbridge family get ready for a traditional 1960s Christmas - with all the trimmings.

Kate's Miracle by Rita Bradshaw
Its Christmas 1919 and things are looking bleak for Kate and her two small children in the north of England. That is until Kate discovers the strength of friendship and community at Christmas time . . .

The Gift by Margaret Dickinson
Christmas Eve, 1914. A moment of hope unites soldiers on both sides of the firing line as the spirit of Christmas crosses even the divides of war, and an act of generosity changes one man's life forever.

Christmas at Thalstead Halt by Annie Murray
At Thalstead Halt, the station master has the unexpected task of sheltering snow bound passengers in the run up to Christmas 1886. And the eclectic mix of travellers bring more than one surprise with them . . .

You'll Never Know Just How Much I Love You by Pam Weaver
Christmas, 1943. The post office at Goring-on-Sea is surrounded by a heavy blanket of winter snow but nothing can stop the last post, or the power of true love at Christmas time.

A Wounded Christmas by Mary Wood
Can friendship, humour and a Boxing Day party help to ease the sorrows of 1942? A heart-warming story featuring characters from the saga novel Proud of You.

I found this one quite accidentally on Amazon! and it's gone straight onto my Christmas Reading Wishlist. I love a good Christmassey book, to give you that "warm and fuzzy" feeling curled up in a chair by the fire reading. I also think my mum would love this collection of books as she has already read and enjoyed books by some of the authors featured in this anthology.

So that's my Fourteen November 2014 New Releases that I fancy reading! I will be trying to find out some more Christmas themed books to share with you and I will either be adding them within my Fourteen December New Releases or if I have the time and can find enough I may put together a special Christmas Themed New Releases Post.

So what November Releases are YOU looking forward to? 
Have YOU heard of any Christmas Themed books coming out between now and Christmas that YOU would recommend? I'd love a comment or two, and I will try my best to reply . . . .

1 comment: