New Book Releases – February 8th, 2022

Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Here is a preview of 18 books that are released today so that you can make plans on which one you want to read first!. Of course, there are more books released this week, this is just a small preview!

Let us know which books you have been waiting for!

  1. The Last Grand Duchess: A Novel of Olga Romanov, Imperial Russia, and Revolution by Bryn Turnbull
Genre:   Fiction / World War I Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ MIRA 
Publish date: February 8, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

Premise of the book:  This sweeping novel takes readers behind palace walls to see the end of Imperial Russia through the eyes of Olga Nikolaevna Romanov, the first daughter of the last tsar.

2. White Lies: The Double Life of Walter F. White and America’s Darkest Secret by A. J. Baime

Genre:  NonFiction / Biographies of Social Activist
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariners Book
Publish date: February 8, 2022
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this debut novel: A riveting biography of Walter F. White, a little-known Black civil rights leader who passed for white in order to investigate racist murders, help put the NAACP on the map, and change the racial identity of America forever

3. The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman

Genre:  NonFiction / Popular Culture
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Press
Publish on: February 8, 2022
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook 

Premise of this book: From the New York Times bestselling author of But What if We’re Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human consciousness of any decade in American history.

4. The Book of the Most Precious Substance by Sara Gran 

Genre:  Fiction / Supernatural Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dreamland Books
Publish on:  February 8, 2022
Format:  Paperback and eBook

The premise of the book is:  After a tragedy too painful to bear, former novelist Lily Albrecht has resigned herself to a dull, sexless life as a rare book dealer. Until she gets a lead on a book that just might turn everything around. The Book of the Most Precious Substance is a 17th century manual on sex magic, rumored to be the most powerful occult book ever written--if it really exists at all. And some of the wealthiest people in the world are willing to pay Lily a fortune to find it-if she can. Her search for the book takes her from New York to New Orleans to Munich to Paris, searching the dark corners of power where the world's wealthiest people use black magic to fulfill their desires. Will Lily fulfill her own desires, and join them? Or will she lose it all searching for a ghost? The Book of the Most Precious Substance is an addictive erotic thriller about the lengths we'll go to get what we need-and what we want.

5. Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy by Erich Schwartzel

Genre:  NonFiction / Sports and Entertainments
Publisher ‏ : ‎  Penguin Pres
Publish on: February 8, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook 

The Premise of the book is below:  Red Carpet is packed with memorable characters who have—knowingly or otherwise—played key roles in this tangled industry web: not only A-list stars like Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Gere but also eccentric Chinese billionaires, zany expatriate filmmakers, and starlets who disappear from public life without explanation or trace. Schwartzel combines original reporting, political history, and show-biz intrigue in an exhilarating tour of global entertainment, from propaganda film sets in Beijing to the boardrooms of Hollywood studios to the living rooms in Kenya where families decide whether to watch an American or Chinese movie. Alarming, occasionally absurd, and wildly entertaining, Red Carpet will not only alter the way we watch movies but also offer essential new perspective on the power struggle of this century.

6. Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes

Genre:  Fiction / Science Fiction / Horror
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Nightfire
Publish on:  February 8, 2022
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress signal. With nothing to lose and no desire to return to Earth, Claire and her team decide to investigate.

What they find is shocking: the Aurora, a famous luxury spaceliner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick search of the ship reveals something isn’t right.

Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Messages scrawled in blood. Claire must fight to hold on to her sanity and find out what really happened on the Aurora before she and her crew meet the same ghastly fate.

7. Not the Witch You Wed (Supernatural Singles, 1) by April Asher

Genre:  Fiction / Romantic Comedy
Publisher ‏ : St. Martin's Griffin
Publish on: February 8, 2022
Format:  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
The Premise of the book: In Not the Witch You Wed, April Asher brings all the hilarity and sweet, sexy moments you love in a romantic-comedy―plus a fun dose of magic―to this spell-binding new series about being sexy, single, and supernatural in New York City.

8. Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult LGBTQ+ Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Feiwel & Friends
Publish on: February 8, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.

9. Rise of the Mages (The Age of Ire Book 1) by Scott Drakeford

Genre:  Fiction / Action and Adventure Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Books
Publish on: February 8, 2022
Format: Paperback and eBook

The Premise of the book is: Emrael Ire wants nothing more than to test to be a weapons master. His final exam will be a bloody insurrection, staged by corrupt nobles and priests, that enslaves his brother.

With the aid of his War Master tutor, herself an undercover mage, Emrael discovers his own latent and powerful talents.

To rescue his brother, Emrael must embrace not only his abilities as a warrior but also his place as last of the ancient Mage Kings—for the Fallen God has returned.

10.  Golden Boys by Phil Stamper
Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult LGBTQ+ Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publish Date: February 1st, 2022
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The premise of the book is:  National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams.

11. Cherish Farrah: A Novel by Bethany C. Morrow
Genre:  Fiction /  Psychological Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dutton
Publish on: February 8, 2022 
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: Told in Farrah’s chilling, unforgettable voice and weaving in searing commentary on race and class, this slow-burn social horror will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.

12. God Is a Black Woman by Christena Cleveland

Genre:  NonFiction / Black & African American Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperOne
Publish on: February 8, 2022 
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  In this timely, much-needed book, theologian, social psychologist, and activist Christena Cleveland recounts her personal journey to dismantle the cultural “whitemalegod” and uncover the Sacred Black Feminine, introducing a Black Female God who imbues us with hope, healing, and liberating presence.

13. Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors 

Genre:  Fiction / Friendship
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish on: February 8, 2022
Format: Hardcover and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Each compulsively readable chapter explores the lives of Cleo, Frank, and an unforgettable cast of their closest friends and family as they grow up and grow older. Whether it's Cleo's best friend struggling to embrace his gender queerness in the wake of Cleo's marriage, or Frank's financially dependent sister arranging sugar daddy dates to support herself after being cut off, or Cleo and Frank themselves as they discover the trials of marriage and mental illness, each character is as absorbing, and painfully relatable, as the last.

As hilarious as it is heartbreaking, entertaining as it is deeply moving, Cleopatra and Frankenstein marks the entry of a brilliant and bold new talent.

14. Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Genre: Fiction / Dark Fantasy Horror
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Nightfire
Publish on: February 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of this book is: From international bestselling sensation Thomas Olde Heuvelt comes Echo, a thrilling descent into madness and obsession as one man confronts nature—and something even more ancient and evil answers back.

15. Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon

Genre: Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Romantic Comedy 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dial Books
Publish on: February 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Sunny G's brother left him one thing when he died: His notebook, which Sunny is determined to fill up with a series of rash decisions. Decision number one was a big one: He stopped wearing his turban, cut off his hair, and shaved his beard. He doesn't look like a Sikh anymore. He doesn't look like himself anymore. Even his cosplay doesn't look right without his beard.

16. Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay

Genre: Fiction / Woman Historical FIction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish on: February 8, 2022 
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Food and a good life—they can’t be separated. It is a discovery the women share, not only with each other, but with the men in their lives. Because of her correspondence with Joan, Imogen’s decades-long marriage blossoms into something new and exciting, and in turn, Joan learns that true love does not always come in the form we expect it to. Into this beautiful, intimate world comes the ultimate test of Joan and Imogen’s friendship—a test that summons their unconditional trust in each other.
 
A brief respite from our chaotic world, Love & Saffron is a gem of a novel, a reminder that food and friendship are the antidote to most any heartache, and that human connection will always be worth creating

17. Red as Flame: A Dark Elf Fairytale (The Darkwood Trilogy Book 4) by Anthea Sharp

Genre: Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Fairy Tale Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fiddlehead Press
Publish on: February 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, Paperback and eBook

The Premise of this book: The final, anticipated book in the Darkwood Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp. A fantasy fairy-tale weaving elements of Snow White & Rose Red with romance, magic, and dangerous secrets that will destroy a kingdom.

18. Abandoned in Death  by J. D. Robb

Genre: Fiction / Mystery Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press
Publish on: February 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: The woman’s body was found in the early morning, on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong—like the tattoo and piercings, clearly new. The clothes, decades out of date. The fatal wound hidden beneath a ribbon around her neck. And the note: Bad Mommy, written in crayon as if by a child.

When Eve discovers that other young women—who physically resemble the first victim—have vanished, the clock starts ticking louder. But to solve this case she will need to find her way into a hidden place of dim light and concrete, into the distant past, and into the cold depths of a shattered mind. 

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.   I have at least three! on my radar and will be getting them soon.  Of Course, I will review them for you! What about you? Were you waiting for any of these new releases?  Hope you have a great week and that the time goes slow enough for you to read more than usual!

2 responses to “New Book Releases – February 8th, 2022”

  1. I can’t waiit! Also, if you’d like a book to read, I hecking enjoyed Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. (And it’s a book with a bird on its cover for your 2022 reading challenge!) Thank you as usual for this great insight :))

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