Top 5 books coming out in January

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#5- Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Out: 1/3

All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.

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#4- Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett

Out: 1/16

When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakable things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…

The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.

Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.

Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.

When Kyle’s terrible past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness finally extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?

Out: 1/16

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#3 – The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater Part 2 by TM Frazier

Out: 1/24

Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.

Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.
A girl who isn’t even an option.

At least, not anymore.

Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.

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#2- Stay by AL Jackson

Out: 1/23

I’m Ash Evans.
The life of the party.
Hot. Rich. Charismatic.
A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet.
I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.

I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest.
Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.

Willow Langston found me at my lowest.
Literally.
Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.

I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt.
What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.

Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation.
I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago.
Now I want her more than my next breath.
But she doesn’t know what I know.

Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?

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#1- Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

Out: 1/31

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

Other books coming out are Ray of Hope by EL Todd, Cursed by Jessica Sorensen, Broken Record by KA Linde, Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

What book are you most excited to read this month?

Bracken reveals the title for the third “The Darkest Minds” book

Early today, author of The Darkest Minds trilogy Alexandra Bracken has revealed the title for the third book in the series, In the After Light.

You can watch the video below.

In the 8-minute video, Xtinemay talks with the author about the title and about the book and how Bracken came up with the sentence for the titles. In case you haven’t noticed yet, the three titles read as a sentence: “The Darkest Minds Never Fade In the After Light”. This is a very clever way of writing the titles for the trilogy.

Bracken goes over more details about the book and hints at some things that we can expect. She hints at deaths and is nervous of the backlash that author Veronica Roth got from Allegiant. The most interesting part of the video is Bracken talking about the title and how it relates to the story.

In the book, In the After Light, Ruby and the survivors from the attack try and regroup in the north. They try and form a plan to get back circulating it around the president’s son Clancy Gray and they wonder if anyone can get any power over him.

Bracken is already working on another series after this one ends. The series does not have a title yet, but she has announced the titles for the first two books as Passenger and Wayfarer. This series is about a young girl who figures out that she has the ability to travel through time and is trying to return back home. The books are expected to be released in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

You can add In the After Light to your Goodreads page by going here. In the After Light is set to come out September 16th.

What do you think of the title?

as published by on examiner.com