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January 2014 young adult book releases: Paranormal - Ghosts & Souls

Fragile Spirits
Philomel

These books are being released in January 2014. For other January releases, please see the links at the bottom of the article. Stay tuned for more January releases.

In this list:

  • "Fragile Spirits" (Souls #2) by Mary Lindsey
  • "Hollow City" (Miss Peregrine #2) by Ransom Riggs
  • "In Dreams" by Erica Orloff
  • "Love Reborn" (Dead Beautiful #3) by Yvonne Woon

The list only contains summaries of the stories. For more information and reviews, please check out the individual titles on goodreads.com.

Fragile Spirits
Fragile Spirits Philomel

Fragile Spirits

Title: Fragile Spirits (Souls #2)
Author: Mary Lindsey
Release date: January 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 311
Publisher: Philomel
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Paul has always known he was a Protector, fated to serve a Speaker who could hear the voices of spirits lingering after death and help those souls find peace.

Vivienne ignores the voices of the dead.

Paul has always followed the Protector’s rule book, preparing diligently for the day when he’d be matched with his Speaker and fulfill his destiny.

Vivienne never does what she’s told.

So when Paul is matched with Vivienne, they both find the pairing less than satisfactory. But a kidnapping, a malevolent spirit and power stronger than both of them may just prove that they are two halves of the same whole.

In a stunning story about the beauty of fate and the power of secrets, Mary Lindsey returns to the world of Shattered Souls with a breathtaking thrill-ride of a novel.

Hollow City
Hollow City Quirk Books

Hollow City

Title: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine #2)
Author: Ransom Riggs
Release date: January 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

In 1940 after the first book ends, Jacob and his new Welsh island friends flee to London, the Peculiar capital of the world. Caul, a dangerous madman, is Miss Peregrine’s brother, and can steal Peculiar abilities for himself. The Peculiars must fight for survival, again.

In Dreams
In Dreams Speak

In Dreams

Title: In Dreams
Author: Erica Orloff
Release date: January 9, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Publisher: Speak
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

In the land of nightmares, she finds the man of her dreams...
He haunts her in her dreams.

She is always searching, looking for the man who calls her from afar, a disembodied voice who knows everything about her.

But when she discovers the unimaginable secret her family has hidden for so long, her dreams—and her nightmares—invade her reality.

Her true love beckons, but the terrors await her. . . . Can she find him in time, or will their love—and her life—be destroyed?

Sixteen-year-old Iris has a recurring dream a long corridor of many doors, and behind each door a hidden world—some magical, some terrifying. But always she is searching for the man who calls to her—the man of her dreams—who knows everything about her, who stirs feelings in her she’s never felt before. When she discovers her father is actually the god of dreams, her nightmares and dreams follow her into reality, with both frightening and romantic results. Hunted by the god of nightmares, stalked by the horrifying creatures of the underworld, Iris must try to navigate both her worlds, as she tries to finally be with Sebastian, the man of her dreams. Can she triumph over the dangers that have haunted her forever, and be with Sebastian, or will terrors ultimately destroy them both?

Love Reborn
Love Reborn Disney-Hyperion

Love Reborn

Title: Love Reborn (Dead Beautiful #3)
Author: Yvonne Woon
Release date: January 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Renée and Dante are dying. The soul they share cannot sustain them both, and they're quickly running out of time.

But Renée has in her possession a legendary chest said to contain the secret to eternal life-if only they could solve the clues that lie within it. With both the Liberum, a Brotherhood of the Undead, and a team of Monitors, led by Renée's own grandfather, in hot pursuit, Renée and Dante must keep the chest safe or risk having it fall into the wrong hands.

With the help of a mysterious letter-writer called only Monsieur, Renée and Dante follow a series of clues that lead them on a treacherous journey across Europe. They seek the Netherworld, a legendary chasm where souls go to be cleansed. It's their only chance at a fresh start, but with it comes a terrible choice, one they never imagined they would be forced to make.

The third novel in the acclaimed Dead Beautiful series is a haunting story of sacrifice, loyalty, and a love that can never die.