New Book Releases – March 29, 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. Four Aunties and a Wedding (Book 2) by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Genre:   Fiction / Mystery Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley
Publish date: March 29, 2022
Pages: 303 
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

Premise of the book:  The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.

Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can't wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wants them to enjoy the day as guests. As a compromise, they find the perfect wedding vendors: a Chinese-Indonesian family-run company just like theirs. Meddy is hesitant at first, but she hits it off right away with the wedding photographer, Staphanie, who reminds Meddy of herself, down to the unfortunately misspelled name.

2. The Diamond Eye: A Novel by Kate Quinn

Genre:  Fiction / War Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎William Morrow
Publish date: March 29, 2022
Pages: 447
Format: Hardcover,  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this debut novel:  In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

3. Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

Genre:  Fiction / LGBTQ+ Fantasy Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Redhook
Publish on: March 29, 2022
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook 

Premise of this book: In the aftermath of World War I, a naive woman is swept into a glittering world filled with dark magic, romance, and murder in this lush and decadent debut.

On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. 

Neither real magic nor faux magic interests Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She’s only on the island to settle her late father’s estate and, hopefully, reconnect with her long-absent best friend, Beatrice, who fled their dreary lives for a more glamorous one. 

4. So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult LGBTQ+ Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish on:  March 29, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is:  Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive.

5. Message Not Found by Dante Medema

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult
Publisher ‏ : ‎  Quill Tree Books
Publish on: March 29, 2022
Pages: 400
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook 

The Premise of the book is below:  
Bailey and Vanessa shared everything: laughter, secrets, and packets of Pop Rocks to ward off bad days. But that all changed the night Vanessa left Bailey’s, headed for home, and ended up swerving off a cliff nowhere near her house. Now Bailey, who thought she knew Vanessa better than anyone in the world, is left with a million unanswered questions, and the only person with answers is gone.

6. A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult European Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Inkyard Press; Original edition
Publish on:  March 29, 2022
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  Myra has a gift many would kidnap, blackmail, and worse to control: she’s a portrait artist whose paintings alter people’s bodies. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone. But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor's dead son.

7. Generation Sleepless: Why Tweens and Teens Aren’t Sleeping Enough and How We Can Help Them by Heather Turgeon MFTJulie Wright MFT  

Genre:  NonFiction / Teen Health
Publisher ‏ : TarcherPerigee
Publish on: March 29, 2022
Pages: 304
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Hardcover
The Premise of the book: If you could protect your teen from unnecessary anxiety, depression, and chronic stress, and foster a greater sense of happiness and well-being in their life, wouldn’t you? In Generation Sleepless, the authors of the classic guide to helping babies and young children develop healthy sleep habits The Happy Sleeper uncover one of the greatest threats to our teenagers’ physical and mental health: sleep deprivation. Caught in a perfect storm of omnipresent screens, academic overload, night owl biology and early school start times, Generation Sleepless illustrates how our teens are operating in a constant state of sleep debt and "social jet lag" while struggling to meet the demands of adolescence.

8. How to Be a Wallflower: A Would-Be Wallflowers Novel by Eloisa James

Genre:  Fiction / Medieval Historical Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Avon
Publish on: March 29, 2022
Pages: 396
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  From New York Times bestseller Eloisa James, a new Regency-set novel in which a heiress with the goal of being a wallflower engages a rugged American in a scorchingly sensual, witty wager that tests whether clothing does indeed make the man—or the wallflower! A perfect companion story to Eloisa's My American Duchess.

9. A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea, 1) by Judy I. Lin

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Epic Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Feiwel & Friends
Publish on: March 29, 2022
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the book is: For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it's her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her―the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu.

When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom's greatest shennong-shi―masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making―she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning's only chance to save her sister's life.

10. The Bloody Throne (Hostage of Empire Book 3) by S. C. Emmett
Genre:   Fiction / Magic Asian Myth & Legend
Books Publisher: Orbit
Publish Date: March 29, 2022
Pages: 641
Format:  Paperback, eBook

The premise of the book is:  The great Zhaon empire is in turmoil. The emperor is dead, and the crown prince has fallen to hidden schemes, leaving his most dangerous brother to assume the throne. The imperial court is seething, and whispers of war grow to shouts.

The once-vanquished kingdom of Khir marches again to regain their honor, the savage Tabrak raid the borders after ravaging the South, and assassins lurk in the shadows seeking imperial favor.

11. Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage by Rachel E. Gross
Genre:  NonFiction /  Anatomy and Education 
Publisher ‏ : W. W. Norton & Company
Publish on: March 29, 2022 
Pages: 336
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: A camera obscura reflects the world back but dimmer and inverted. Similarly, science has long viewed women through a warped lens, one focused narrowly on their capacity for reproduction. As a result, there exists a vast knowledge gap when it comes to what we know about half of the bodies on the planet.

That is finally changing. Today, a new generation of researchers is turning its gaze to the organs traditionally bound up in baby-making―the uterus, ovaries, and vagina―and illuminating them as part of a dynamic, resilient, and ever-changing whole. Welcome to Vagina Obscura, an odyssey into a woman’s body from a fresh perspective, ushering in a whole new cast of characters.

12. Always Jane by Always Jane

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Humorous 
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish on: March 29, 2022 
Pages: 381
Format:  Hardcover, and eBook

The Premise of the book is: Eighteen-year-old chauffeur’s daughter Jane Marlow grew up among the domestic staff of a wealthy LA rock producer, within reach of bands she idolizes, but never a VIP. Every summer, Jane and her father head to the Sierras to work at the producer’s luxury lodge at Lake Condor—a resort town and the site of a major musical festival.

13. Last Resort: S.I.N. Series (Book 1) by K. Bromberg

Genre:  Fiction / Contemporary Romance 
Publisher: JKB Publishing, LLC
Publish on: March 29, 2022
Pages: 287
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Billionaire heir apparent who abides by no rules, bucks convention, and is determined to complete one final project to honor his late father’s legacy before walking away from the family business for good. Luckily and unluckily for me, I’ve been tasked to go to the Virgin Islands to help accomplish his goal. Callahan has no problem breaking his company’s no fraternization rule, but not me. There’s too much at stake.

14. All the White Spaces: A Novel by Ally Wilkes

Genre: Fiction / LGBTQ+ Horror 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Publish on: March 29, 2022 
Pages: 367
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of this book is: In the wake of the First World War, Jonathan Morgan stows away on an Antarctic expedition, determined to find his rightful place in the world of men. Aboard the expeditionary ship of his hero, the world-famous explorer James “Australis” Randall, Jonathan may live as his true self—and true gender—and have the adventures he has always been denied. But not all is smooth sailing: the war casts its long shadow over them all, and grief, guilt, and mistrust skulk among the explorers.

15. Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins

Genre: NonFiction / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Publisher : Knopf
Publish on: March 29, 2022 
Pages: 896
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's twentieth-century empire was the largest empire in human history. For many Britons, it epitomized their nation's cultural superiority, but what legacy did the island nation deliver to the world? Covering more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary and racialized doctrine that espoused an unrelenting deployment of violence to secure and preserve the nation's imperial interests. She outlines how ideological foundations of violence were rooted in the Victorian era calls for punishing recalcitrant "natives," and how over time, its forms became increasingly systematized. And she makes clear that when Britain could no longer maintain control over the violence it provoked and enacted, it retreated from empire, destroying and hiding incriminating evidence of its policies and practices.

16. Until the Last of Me: Take Them to the Stars, Book Two  by Sylvain Neuvel

Genre:  Fiction / Alien Invasion Science Fiction 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tordotcom
Publish on: March 29, 2022 
Pages: 287
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: The First Rule is the most important: Always run, never fight.

For generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars.
The year is 1968 and she is on the cusp of destiny, poised to launch the first humans into space.

But she cannot take them to the stars, not quite yet. Her adversary is at her heels, the future of the planet at stake, and obeying the First Rule is no longer an option.

17. Conversations with People Who Hate Me: 12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers  by Dylan Marron

Genre: Non Fiction / Communication & Social Skills
Publisher ‏ : ‎  Atria Books
Publish on: March 29, 2022 
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook,  and eBook

The Premise of this book: Dylan Marron’s work has racked up millions of views and worldwide support. From his acclaimed Every Single Word video series highlighting the lack of diversity in Hollywood to his web series Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People, Marron has explored some of today’s biggest social issues.

18. Sea Storm: A Thriller (Underwater Investigation Unit Book 3) by Andrew Mayne

Genre: Fiction / Crime Action & Adventure
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer
Publish on: March 29, 2022 
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: A distress call draws rescuers Sloan McPherson and the Underwater Investigation Unit to a cruise ship off the coast of Fort Lauderdale that’s sinking from a mysterious explosion. When it appears to be the work of an ecoterrorist and other ships are threatened, it becomes a race against time. More clues are discovered, and evidence is in danger of being washed away by a coming tropical storm. Sloan grows concerned that key details are being ignored, and a strange lack of urgency by authorities sets off alarms.

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.   I have at four! 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!

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