On Sale: October 2018
Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
Originally published in 1818, the hubris of Victor Frankenstein and his creation has inspired readers, film goers, and television watchers for two centuries. In Kiersten White’s newest novel, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s classic gets a new interpretation—this time from the perspective of young Elizabeth Lavenza. You remember Elizabeth, of course—the sweet, beautiful young girl adopted by the Frankenstein family when she and Victor are ...
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
Release date: August 2018
On the back of the sea, who do we trust?
When our ship falters, who do we trust?
In a storm of Bullets, who do we trust,
Caledonia Styx knows heartbreak. Her entire life, Cal has lived on the high seas in awe of her mother, the captain of the Ghost. So much so, that Cal begs her mother for the chance to ...
Power is a tricky thing.
It can embolden and enable rebellions, catapulting the disenfranchised into action to take what has been lost or stripped from them. It can inspire hunger and greed, creating a vicious cycle of amassing and protecting it at all costs—even if it means taking it from others.
I’ve been thinking a lot about power lately—the genesis of it, the lack of it, the struggles inherent in trying to keep it. In science fiction and fantasy, the ...
I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me.
Ever since they were children, Jovan and Kalina have worked towards a singular purpose — to serve their family, their city, and, above all, their Chancellor. Though Kalina is the elder of the two siblings, her physical condition — a weaker immune system and asthmatic lungs — prevent her from taking her role as proofer. That is, food taster. Jovan inherits that honor, working tirelessly from the age ...
Annex by Rich Larson
Release date: July 2018
The end of the world arrives in a spaceship.
All adults are now mindless, smiling zombies, clamped on the back of their heads with an alien technology. Anyone under the age of fifteen, however, faces a different fate. Scooped up by flying pods and dropped into warehouses, the surviving children are each injected with a parasite in their bellies, with whirling machines as their jailors. Bo was one of those children ...
City of Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
I was Tilla of the tunnels, Tilla the traitor, Tilla the exile, Tilla the bastard. I was the girl who chose rebellion, the girl who loved a Zitochi warrior, the girl who risked it all to avenge her friend.
Sometimes, it takes a bunch of bastards to save the day.
At least, that’s what Tilla and her friends tell themselves. Having thwarted the treasonous rebellion of their parents, Tilla and her friends have taken ...
Awakened by James S. Murray, Darren Wearmouth
Release date: Jun 26, 2018
There’s something inherently creepy about subways.
I say this as a New Yorker (at least, I’ve lived in New York for the past eight years and have had to ride the subway everyday so I feel entitled to make this observation). Forget the rats that dart across the subway tracks visible from the train platform, beneath the city streets entire unseen worlds exist. Depending on your imagination ...
Once again, it’s that time of year! Bibliophiles from all over bravely journey against the heat (or this year, the rain) to the Javits Center to meet authors and find all kinds of new books at the largest book-centric convention of the year: BookExpo and BookCon! (Usually, media, authors, book publishing professionals, booksellers, and librarians attend BookExpo, while the general public jumps into BookCon—think comic-con, but exclusively for all of the books and authors you love. It’s wondrous, magical chaos ...