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Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy

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As many of you know, I am a huge Vampire Academy fan (Dimitri *swoon*) and as such, I am super excited about the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy being released late November.  Ten years – wow.  It seems like just yesterday that we were introduced to Rose, Dimitri, and Lissa. 🙂

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy will feature the original novel – plus bonus stories, expanded scenes, and prequels all set during Vampire Academy.

Check out the new cover below:

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Vampire Academy Tenth Anniversary Edition (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

Book description (from Richelle Mead’s website) –

Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players:

The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty…

Hello My Name is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt…

The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes…

From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life…

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires–the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be prepare for a life fraught with danger. Rose and Lissa must navigate their treacherous world and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever. But soon Rose finds herself gripped by temptation of forbidden love, leaving Lissa exposed to Strigoi attack. Now she must choose between the best friend she lives for, and the man she can’t live without….

Published by: Penguin Random House
Release date: 29th November 2016

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So excited for this book.

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More information about the Vampire Academy series and author Richelle Mead:

goodreads ~ website ~ blog ~ facebook

If you would like an autographed copy of the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy or any of Richelle Mead’s books, check out the University Book Store website. 🙂  Also, check out point ten in this post, in which Richelle explains how to order an autograph copy from University Book Store (and they do ship internationally).

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Soon to be released spotlight – May 2012

Below are five novels, due to be released in May, that sounds really good.  Will you be adding any of them to your ‘to be read’ list?

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Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Book description (from Goodreads) –

What if there were teens whose lives literally 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 sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

To be released : 1st May 2012

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Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Book description (from Goodreads) –

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 the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

To be released : 22nd May 2012 (USA)/June 2012 (Australia)

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Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Book description (from Goodreads) –

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 danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.

To be released : 8th May 2012 (USA)/June 2012 (Australia)

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Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Book description (from Goodreads) –

It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past – and hers?

To be released : 8th May 2012

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Fated by Alyson Noel (Soul Seekers #1)  (Australian cover pictured)

Book description (from Goodreads) –

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 Noel.

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 mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.

There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before…but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

To be released : 22nd May 2012 (USA)/1st June 2012 (Australia)

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Which books, being released this month, are you looking forward to?

Soon to be released spotlight – April 2012

Below are five novels, due to be released in April, that sounds really good.  Will you be adding any of them to your ‘to be read’ list?

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Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Book description –

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her: Everything that’s happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben’s sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl’s fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

To be released: 24th April 2012

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Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals #1)

Book description –

When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten up in the school parking lot, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Because Chris Merrick is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
With her life at stake, she doesn’t know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. Hunter, the mysterious new kid with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, might be the one boy Becca can put her faith in.     

But with two boys vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all?
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – the storm is coming…

To be released: 24th April 2012 (Australia/USA)

*Australian cover pictured.

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Preloved by Shirley Marr

Book description –

A sassy ghost story with a Chinese twist. Amy is always the support act to the beautiful and glamorous Rebecca. The two friends find a locket during an 80s theme school dress up day. Rebecca does not want anything to do with itas she thinks it is ugly.

Using wisdom borrowedfrom Tolkien, Amy is able to open the locket andwhen she does she releases the ghost inside. Logan, the handsome teenager – obviously meant
to haunt Rebecca, but stuck with Amy.

Through helping Logan, Amy realises that she is a bit of a hungry ghost herself – she has a lot of unresolved sadness about her parents’ separation and what she sees as her father’s abandonment of her.

To be released: 1st April 2012 (Australia)

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #1)

Book description –

You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not
be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

To be released: 24th April 2012 (USA)/May 2012 (Australia)

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Choker by Elizabeth Woods

Book description –

Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has always been a loner, even more so since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, a few years ago. Cara mostly spends her time avoiding the popular girls who call her ‘choker’ after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria, and watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her.

Then one day Cara comes home and finds Zoe waiting for her. Zoe’s on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With Zoe back, Cara’s life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and before she can blink, Cara is flirting with Ethan and getting invited to parties. And best of all, she has her best friend to confide in again.

But just as quickly as Cara’s life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect ~ including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving very strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she’s at school. You’re supposed to be able to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?

To be released: April 2012 (Australia)

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