* Aguirre, A. A. : Silver Mirrors
(Ace 978-0-425-25820-0, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0698139664
Apparatus Infernum #2

Steampunk fantasy novel, second in a series following Bronze Gods (2013), about two Criminal Investigation Division inspectors in an alternate Britain.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• A.A. Aguirre is the pseudonym for Ann & Andres Aguirre.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The solid mix of police procedural and magical adventure will satisfy urban fantasy fans.”

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+ Chan, Kylie : Dark Serpent
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-232906-6, $7.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062329073
Celestial Battle #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, about a couple who heads to Wales to discover the woman’s celestial ancestry.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The book was first published last year in Australia and New Zealand. The author’s site has this page with details of the book’s publication history.
• Amazon’s page, in its about the author section, has a suggested reading order for the author’s many works, which share a common universe.

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* de Pierres, Marianne : Peacemaker
(Angry Robot 978-0857664181, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2014, cover art Joey Hi-Fi)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857664198
UK edition: 9780857664174 (Thu 1 May 2014)
Peacemaker #1

Science fiction novel, first in a series, about a park ranger in the world’s last natural landscape, dealing with drug runners and dead bodies.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Kowal, Mary Robinette : Valour and Vanity
(Tor 978-0-7653-3416-9, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1466808393
Glamourist Histories #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Shades of Milk and Honey (2010), Glamour in Glass (2012), and Without a Summer (2013), set in a Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered essential for a lady of quality.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has this page for the book.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Jane and Vincent’s affectionate but never anachronistic relationship, and Kowal’s clever incorporation of period artifacts into the schemes, are of particular note.”

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* Ochse, Weston : Grunt Life
(Solaris 978-1781082010, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Task Force Ombra #1

Military SF novel, first of a new series, about a military man fighting an alien invasion of Earth.
• Solaris’s site has this description.

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* Posey, Jay : Morningside Fall
(Angry Robot 9780857663658, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, May 2014, cover art Steven Meyer-Rassow)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857663672
UK edition: 9780857665089 (Thu 1 May 2014)
Legends of the Duskwalker #2

SF novel, second in a series following Three (2013), set in a post-apocalypse western US.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Rawn, Melanie : Thornlost
(Tor 978-0-7653-2878-6, $26.99, 384pp, hardcover, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1429946537
Glass Thorns #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Touchstone (2012) and Elsewhens (2013), about a magical theater group run by the son of aristocrats determined to reach high society with his talents.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Rawn’s characters are so intimately involved with their world that their new innovations in illusion seem as natural and exciting as the intrigues they’re swept up in. Despite looming issues of class differences, bigotry, and addiction, at heart, the Touchstone players just want to stay together and make great art.”

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* Sebold, Gaie : Shanghai Sparrow
(Solaris 978-1781081853, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014

SF steampunk novel set in an alternate England and China.
• Solaris’ site has this description.

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* Sparks, Kerrelyn : How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)
(Harpercollins/Avon 978-0-06-210776-3, $7.99, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062107756
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062309228
Love at Stake #15

Romantic fantasy novel, 15th in a series that began with How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (2005) and included most recently The Vampire With the Dragon Tatoo (2013).
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.

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+ Tan, Shaun : Rules of Summer
(Scholastic/Levine 978-0545639125, $18.99, 48pp, hardcover, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014

Picture book about two boys and their rules for summer knowledge.
• The book was first published last year in Australia by Lothian Children’s Books.
• Book site http://www.rulesofsummer.com.au/ includes a description, with links to an app and a teachers’ guide, and to several YouTube videos.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “As always, the swirl of emotion that Tan’s artwork kicks up lingers long after the book is closed.”

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