New Book Releases – April 26, 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. Nettle & Bone  by T. Kingfisher
Genre:   Fiction / Fairy Tales - Folklore
Publisher ‏ : ‎Tor Books;
Publish date: April 26, 2022
Pages: 248
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

Premise of the book:  This isn't the kind of fairytale where the princess marries a prince.  It's the one where she kills him.

As the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter, she escaped the traditional fate of princesses, to be married away for the sake of an uncaring throne. But her sister wasn’t so fortunate—and after years of silence, Marra is done watching her suffer at the hands of a powerful and abusive prince. 

2. The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon

Genre:  Fiction / Ghost Thrillers
Publisher ‏ : Gallery/Scout Press
Publish date: April 26, 2022
Pages: 349
Format: Hardcover,  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this debut novel:  1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hildreth, is acclaimed for her compassionate work with the mentally ill. But when she’s home with her cherished grandchildren, Vi and Eric, she’s just Gran—teaching them how to take care of their pets, preparing them home-cooked meals, providing them with care and attention and love.

2019: Lizzy Shelley, the host of the popular podcast Monsters Among Us, is traveling to Vermont, where a young girl has been abducted, and a monster sighting has the town in an uproar. She’s determined to hunt it down, because Lizzy knows better than anyone that monsters are real—and one of them is her very own sister.

3. Kaikeyi: A Novel by Vaishnavi Patel

Genre:  Fiction / Ancient Historial Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎Redhook 
Publish on: April 26, 2022
Pages: 497
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook 

Premise of this book: So begins Kaikeyi’s story. The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, she is raised on tales of the gods: how they churned the vast ocean to obtain the nectar of immortality, how they vanquish evil and ensure the land of Bharat prospers, and how they offer powerful boons to the devout and the wise. Yet she watches as her father unceremoniously banishes her mother, listens as her own worth is reduced to how great a marriage alliance she can secure. And when she calls upon the gods for help, they never seem to hear.

4. The Girl and the Moon (The Book of the Ice 3) by Mark Lawrence

Genre:  Fiction / Action and Adventure Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ace
Publish on:  April 26, 2022
Pages: 411
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is:  On the planet Abeth, a narrow Corridor of green land is surrounded on all sides by ice plains where only the strong survive. Ice triber Yaz has completed a perilous journey and arrived at the Corridor, and it exceeds and overwhelms all of her expectations. Everything seems different but some constants remain: her old enemies are still two steps ahead, bent on her destruction. She makes her way to the Convent of Sweet Mercy, where nuns train young girls who show the old gifts, but like the Corridor itself the convent is packed with peril and opportunity. Yaz has much to learn from the nuns—if they don’t decide to execute her.

5. The Discord of Gods (A Chorus of Dragons Book 5) by Jenn Lyons

Genre:  Fiction / Action and Adventure Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : Tor Books
Publish on: April 26, 2022
Pages: 518
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook 

The Premise of the book is below:  Relos Var's final plans to enslave the universe are on the cusp of fruition. He believes there's only one being in existence that might be able to stop him: the demon Xaltorath.

As these two masterminds circle each other, neither is paying attention to the third player on the board, Kihrin. Unfortunately, keeping himself classified in the 'pawn' category means Kihrin must pretend to be everything the prophecies threatened he'd become: the destroyer of all, the sun eater, a mindless, remorseless plague upon the land. It also means finding an excuse to not destroy the people he loves (or any of the remaining Immortals) without arousing suspicion.

6. Maria, Maria: & Other Stories by Marytza K. Rubio

Genre:  Fiction / Magical Realism
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Liveright
Publish on:  April 26, 2022
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover and eBook, 

The Premise of the book is below:  Set against the tropics and megacities of the Americas, Maria, Maria takes inspiration from wild creatures, tarot, and the porous borders between life and death. Motivated by love and its inverse, grief, the characters who inhabit these stories negotiate boldly with nature to cast their desired ends. As the enigmatic community college professor in “Brujería for Beginners” reminds us: “There’s always a price for conjuring in darkness. You won’t always know what it is until payment is due.” This commitment drives the disturbingly faithful widow in “Tijuca,” who promises to bury her husband’s head in the rich dirt of the jungle, and the sisters in “Moksha,” who are tempted by a sleek obsidian dagger once held by a vampiric idol.

7. The School for German Brides: A Novel of World War II by Aimie K. Runyan

Genre:  Fiction / Woman Religious Fiction
Publisher ‏ : William Morrow Paperbacks 
Publish on: April 26, 2022
Pages: 354
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Hardcover
The Premise of the book: As the war begins, Hanna Rombauer, a young German woman, is sent to live with her aunt and uncle after her mother's death. Thrown into a life of luxury she never expected, Hanna soon finds herself unwillingly matched with an SS officer. The independence that her mother lovingly fostered in her is considered highly inappropriate as the future wife of an up-and-coming officer and she is sent to a "bride school." There, in a posh villa on the outskirts of town, Hanna is taught how to be a "proper" German wife. The lessons of hatred, prejudice, and misogyny disturb her and she finds herself desperate to escape.

8. The Fervor by Alma Katsu 

Genre:  Fiction / U.S. Historical Horror Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons 
Publish on:  April 26, 2022
Pages: 319
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  1944: As World War II rages on, the threat has come to the home front. In a remote corner of Idaho, Meiko Briggs and her daughter, Aiko, are desperate to return home. Following Meiko's husband's enlistment as an air force pilot in the Pacific months prior, Meiko and Aiko were taken from their home in Seattle and sent to one of the internment camps in the Midwest. It didn’t matter that Aiko was American-born: They were Japanese, and therefore considered a threat by the American government.

9. Finding Me: A Memoir  by Viola Davis

Genre:  NonFiction / Memoirs
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperOne
Publish on:  April 26, 2022
Pages:  304
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the book is: In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

10.  Love, Hate & Clickbait: A Novel by Liz Bowery
Genre: Fiction / Political - LGBTQ+ Romance
Books Publisher: MIRA
Publish Date: April 26, 2022
Pages: 336
Format:   Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

The premise of the book is:  Cutthroat political consultant Thom Morgan is thriving, working on the governor of California’s presidential campaign. If only he didn’t have to deal with Clay Parker, the infuriatingly smug data analyst who gets under Thom’s skin like it’s his job. In the midst of one of their heated and very public arguments, a journalist snaps a photo, but the image makes it look like they’re kissing. As if that weren’t already worst-nightmare territory, the photo goes viral—and in a bid to secure the liberal vote, the governor asks them to lean into it. Hard.

11. Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller
Genre:  Fiction /  Children's Asia & Asia America Stories
Publisher ‏ : Random House Books for Young Readers
Publish on: April 26, 2022 
Pages: 281
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: Thanks to her best friend, Reagan, Mallory Moss knows the rules of middle school. The most important one? You have to fit in to survive. But then Jennifer Chan moves in across the street, and that rule doesn’t seem to apply. Jennifer doesn’t care about the laws of middle school, or the laws of the universe. She believes in aliens—and she thinks she can find them.

12. An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher

Genre:  Fiction / Domestic Thriller
Publisher:  Graydon House
Publish on:  April 26, 2022 
Pages: 335
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the book is: When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.
 
And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.
 
What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.

13. Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Genre:  NonFiction / Forensics Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Celadon Books 
Publish on: April 26, 2022
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Crime solving for me is more complex than the challenge of the hunt, or the process of piecing together a scientific puzzle. The thought of good people suffering drives me, for better or worse, to the point of obsession. People always ask how I am able to detach from the horrors of my work. Part of it is an innate capacity to compartmentalize; the rest is experience and exposure, and I’ve had plenty of both. But I have always taken pride in the fact that I can keep my feelings locked up to get the job done. It’s only been recently that it feels like all that suppressed darkness is beginning to seep out.

14. Rosebud  by Paul Cornell

Genre: Fiction / Exploration Science Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tordotcom
Publish on: April 26, 2022 
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback and eBook

The Premise of this book is: When five sentient digital beings—condemned for over three hundred years to crew the small survey ship by the all-powerful Company—encounter a mysterious black sphere, their course of action is clear: obtain the object, inform the Company, earn lots of praise.

15. Good Eats: The Final Years  by Alton Brown

Genre: NonFiction / Cooking, Food & Wine Reference (Books)
Publisher : Abrams 
Publish on: April 26, 2022 
Pages: 432
Format: Hardback and eBook

The Premise of this book: This long-anticipated fourth and final volume in the bestselling Good Eats series of cookbooks draws on two reboots of the beloved television show by the inimitable Alton Brown—Good Eats Reloaded and Good Eats: The Return. With more than 150 new and improved recipes for everything from chicken parm to bibimbap and cold brew to corn dogs, accompanied by mouthwatering original photography, The Final Years is the most sumptuous and satisfying of the Good Eats books yet.

16. Just Tyrus: A Memoir by Tyrus

Genre: NonFiction / Wrestler Biographies 
Publisher : Post Hill Press  
Publish on: April 26, 2022   
Pages: 256 
Format: Hardback and eBook 

The Premise of this book: The product of a 1970s mixed marriage, George Murdoch learned to fight early in life, fending off both race-baiting bullies and the demons of a dysfunctional home. Couch surfing all through high school and most of college, the quick-witted, sharp-tongued giant played football, ran drugs, and bounced at clubs to try to survive. After a false start with the WWE, he eventually became Snoop Dogg’s bodyguard and traveled the world with the hip hop legend, biding his time and honing his rap. When the WWE urged him to return, George became “Brodus Clay” and, for the next several years, reinvented himself numerous times under the watchful mentorship of the legendary Dusty Rhodes, “the American Dream.” He was eventually christened “Tyrus,” and shortly after, a chance social media encounter with Greg Gutfeld at Fox News resulted in Tyrus finding a new skill: sage social commentator. Ferociously funny, blunt, and tenacious, Just Tyrus traces his unlikely and spectacular rise. As always with Tyrus, it’s in-your-face and offers no apologies.

17. City on Fire: A Novel  by Don Winslow

Genre: Fiction / Organized Crime Thrillers
Publisher : William Morrow   
Publish on: April 26, 2022   
Pages: 384  
Format: Hardback, Paperback, Audiobook and eBook 

The Premise of this book: Danny Ryan yearns for a more “legit” life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny has to rise above himself. To save the friends he loves like family and the family he has sworn to protect, he becomes a leader, a ruthless strategist, and a master of a treacherous game in which the winners live and the losers die.

From the gritty streets of Providence to the glittering screens of Hollywood to the golden casinos of Las Vegas, two rival crime families ignite a war that will leave only one standing. The winner will forge a dynasty.

18. Start Without Me: (I’ll Be There in a Minute) by Gary Janetti

Genre: Celebrity & Popular Culture Humor
Publisher : Henry Holt and Co  
Publish on: April 26, 2022    
Pages: 208  
Format: Hardback, Audiobook and eBook 

The Premise of the book: From New York Times bestselling author, and Family Guy writer Gary Janetti comes Start Without Me, a collection of hilarious, laugh out loud, true life stories about the small moments that add up to a big life.

Gary Janetti is bothered. By a lot of things. And thank God he’s here to tell us.

In Start Without Me, Gary returns with his acid tongue firmly in cheek to the moments and times that defined him. He takes us by the hand as we follow him through the summers he spends in his twenties, pursuing both the perfect tan and the perfect man to no avail and much regret. At his Catholic high school, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a nun who shares Gary’s love of soap operas, which becomes a salvation to them both. And don’t get him started on how a bad hotel room can ruin even the best vacation. This laugh-out-loud collection of true-life stories from the man “behind his generation’s greatest comedy” (The New York Times) is for anyone who has felt the joy in holding a decade-long grudge.

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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