Sunday, 13 November 2011

Publisher Spotlight: Hodder & Stoughton - September 2011 - March 2012 Releases

I thought it would be fun to start spotlighting new releases that different publishers have coming up over the next few months for us to look forward to.  I'm constantly looking for new books to add to my wish list and thought it would be a nice way of spreading the bookish love with other bloggers.  So stepping into the spotlight today we have . . .

Hodder & Stoughton have a fantastic range of YA titles over the next few months (and I'm going to mention a couple that are already available too!).  For more information check out the Hodder & Stoughton website.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor was published back in September but I had to include it in the list because I absolutely loved this book (you can read my review here).  If you haven't already picked this one up it is definitely a must read and I'm already dying to get my hands on the sequel!  You can find out more on Laini Taylor's website.

Errand requiring immediate attention.  Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it.  Karou read the message.  'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things.  When Brimstone called, she always came.

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance.  On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family.  Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping.  She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

Next we have the highly anticipated third book in the Tiger Saga series - Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck.  This was released a couple of days ago on the 10th of November and I've already started reading my copy.  I loved the first two books in this series Tiger's Curse and Tiger's Quest (click on the links to read my reviews) and it feels like I have been waiting forever for this one.  If you've not started this series yet then it's one I would highly recommend for paranormal romance fans!  Check out Colleen Houck's website for more information.

With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is.  As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections - leaving Kelsey more confused than ever.

Fraught with danger, filled with magic, and packed with romance, Tiger's Voyage brings Kelsey and her two tiger princes one step closer to breaking the curse.

On the 5th of January you can look forward to the second book in Cate Tiernan's Immortal Beloved series - Darkness Falls.  I haven't started this series yet but have heard great things about the first book Immortal Beloved and will be reading my copy soon, I also have to mention how much I love the covers of these books - they're so pretty!  You can find out more at Cate Tiernan's website.

He was the thorn in my side, nightmare of my past, destroyer of my family, source of all my troubles, and the most beautiful guy I had seen in 450 years.

Are you dizzy from being flung into my world like this?  I feel the same way every morning when I open my eyes to find I'm still me, still here.

Still immortal.

Desire, death and painful secrets are revealed in this additively compulsive sequel to IMMORTAL BELOVED.

On the 2nd of February we have British author James Treadwell's debut novel Advent to look forward to.  I love stories about magic and am really looking forward to Advent, the description doesn't really give many clues to what the story will be about but gives just enough to raise my curiosity levels.  I really like the cover too!  For more information check out James Treadwell's website.

For centuries it has been locked away
Lost beneath the sea
Warded from earth, air, water, fire, spirits, thought and sight.

But now magic is rising to the world once more.

And a boy called Gavin, who thinks only that he is a city kid with parents who hate him, and knows only that he sees things no one else will believe, is boarding a train, alone, to Cornwall.

When he arrives, there is no one there to meet him.

On the 1st of March we have the release of one of my most anticipated books of 2012.  I loved Lauren Oliver's Delirium (read my review here) so have already been waiting months for the sequel Pandemonium.  I literally can not wait to get my hands on this one!  You can find out more about the series on Lauren Oliver's website.  There is no UK cover image available yet (I'll be sure to post it as soon as I can) but here is the blurb to whet your appetite:

Love, the deadliest of all deadly things.
It kills you when you have it.
And when you don't.

I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Pandemonium is a poignant, explosive, recklessly romantic and utterly heartbreaking novel. Like Delirium, the first in the compelling trilogy, it will take you to the very edge. That's all you need to know. We'll let Lena do the rest of the talking . . .

Last but not least we have Gemma Malley's new book The Killables which will be available on the 29th of March.  This is the first book in a new trilogy and Gemma is currently working on the second book, visit her website for more information.  I love dystopian stories so this one looks like just my kind of thing and has been added to my wish list.  Again there is no cover image currently available but here is the blurb:

THE KILLABLES is set in the year 2065 and follows Evie and Raffy who work for the government in a society where evil no longer exists. After a war on terror that almost destroyed the world, The City has been established, where brain surgery removes the potential for evil thought and citizens are labelled on The System according to how 'good' they are. Evie and Raffy are both System operators and discover a mistake when an academic has been labelled a K, the label given to dangerous criminals. But as they investigate further they discover that it wasn't a mistake; that The City has secrets and a dark side that the government will hide at all costs. They are horrified to discover that 'K' stands for 'Killable' - the state's mark of death. And then Evie gets another K report to change on the System. Only this time it's for Raffy...

So what do you think?  I told you Hodder & Stoughton have some exciting books for us!  Which of these is at the top of your wish list?


  1. ooh nevr heard of advent
    on my book radar from now on

  2. Hi roro, Advent looks awesome doesn't it! I'm really looking forward to that one :o)

  3. Cannot wait to read The Killables!! Sounds amazing.

  4. I can't wait to read Advent. I am putting it off for as long as I can. I am just about to start Colleen's book!

  5. @ Kulsuma - The Killables looks fab doesn't it! I really like dystopian stories so this one is definitely on my wish list :o)

    @ Viv - I'm so tempted to start reading next years releases now but I don't want to run out of reviews to post this year lol. I've promised myself I can start on the January books as soon as I've finished scheduling posts for December though so hopefully soon! I'm very excited about Tiger's Voyage (I didn't actually start it when I'd planned to but it's definitely going to be one of my next reads)

  6. I'm reading the Houck books at the moment. :) I've finished the first, and have two and three waiting in the TBR.

  7. Hi Stephanie, I really love the Tiger's Saga so I hope you're enjoying them as much as I did. I'm really looking forward to getting started on book 3 :o)

  8. Just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone and loved it. x

  9. Hi Susan, DoSaB is wonderful isn't it! I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel :o)



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