New Book Releases – June 14, 2022

Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Here is a preview of 17 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 A Minded Mirror  by Alix E. Harrow

Genre:   Fiction / Teen & Young Adult / LGBTQ+ Fantasy Fiction
Publisher: Tordotcom  
Pages: 128 
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook 

Premise of the book:  Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.

2. Can’t Look Away: A Novel by Carola Lovering

Genre:  Fiction / Domestic Thrillers 
Publisher ‏ : St. Martin's Press
Pages: 314
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this novel:  In 2013, twenty-three-year old Molly Diamond is a barista, dreaming of becoming a writer. One night at a concert in East Williamsburg, she locks eyes with the lead singer, Jake Danner, and can’t look away. Molly and Jake fall quickly and deeply in love, especially after he writes a hit song about her that puts his band on the map...

3. Flying Solo: A Novel by Linda Holmes

Genre:  Fiction / Humorous
Publisher ‏ : ‎Ballantine Books 
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook 

Premise of this book: A woman returns to her small Maine hometown, uncovering family secrets that take her on a journey of self-discovery and new love, in this warm and charming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Evvie Drake Starts Over.

4. Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean 

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Delacorte Press
Pages: 374
Format:  Hardcover,  Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is: An American girl embarks on a competitive scavenger hunt in England—and along the way, meets up with a bookish British boy who can't help her with the clues . . .  but might make the trip take some unexpected turns.

5. Rise of the Vicious Princess by C. J. Redwine

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Pirate Action & Adventure
Publisher ‏ : Balzer + Bray
Pages: 423
Format:  Paperback, Audiobook, Kindle

The Premise of the book is below:  The first in a YA political fantasy duology about a fierce princess determined to bring lasting peace to her kingdom regardless of the cost to her heart—from C.J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series and the New York Times bestselling Ravenspire series. Perfect for fans of These Violent Delights, And I Darken, and Ash Princess.

6. The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brooke Robson

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dial Books
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook, 

The Premise of the book is below:  If there’s one thing Thea Fowler has learned from her mother, it’s that the only way for a woman to survive in a man’s world is to make herself strong, invulnerable even. Strength, after all, is how Clementine Fowler survived after her world was washed away by ash and lava and became one of the most notorious pirates the world has ever known.

7. The Blood Traitor (The Prison Healer Book 3) by Lynette Noni

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Dark Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : Clarion Books
Pages: 485
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Hardcover
The Premise of the book: After what happened at the palace, Kiva is desperate to know if her friends and family are safe, and whether those she wronged can ever forgive her. But with the kingdoms closer to the brink of war than they’ve ever been, and Kiva far away from the conflict, more is at stake than her own broken heart.

8. The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

Genre:  Fiction / Women's Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 447
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she’s named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that her local expertise and charismatic staff can win the favor of their new London billionaire owner, Xavier Darling, as well as that of Shelly Carpenter, the wildly popular Instagram tastemaker who can help put them back on the map. And while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a blissful paradise, complete with a celebrity chef-run restaurant and an idyllic wellness center, there’s a lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated pasts, and the hotel can’t seem to overcome the bad reputation it earned in 1922 when a tragic fire killed nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley. With Grace gleefully haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of secrets, and Lizbet’s own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket destined for success or doom? 

9. Evangelical Anxiety: A Memoir by Charles Marsh

Genre:  Personal Growth & Christianity 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperOne
Pages:  256 
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook 

The Premise of the book is: In this riveting spiritual memoir, the writer, scholar, and commentator tells the story of his struggles with mental illness, explores the void between the Christian faith and scientific treatment, and forges a path toward reconciling these divergent worlds.

10. Island Time: A Novel by Georgia Clark

Genre: Fiction / Romantic Comedy 
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books 
Pages: 416 
Format:   Paperback, eBook, and audiobook

The premise of the book is:  Love is in the salty sea air in this smart and steamy ensemble romantic comedy set in a tropical paradise, from the author of the “sparkly and entertaining” It Had to Be You. This is one island you won’t want to be rescued from.  

11. The Friendship Pact: A Novel (The Sunrise Cove Series Book 2) by Jill Shalvis

Genre:  Contemporary Women's Fiction
Publisher ‏ : Avon
Pages: 378
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook
 The Premise of the book is: New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a powerful, moving story about a young woman on a quest to find the truth about her father who learns the meaning of true love along the way.

12. The Wild One: A Novel by Colleen McKeegan 

Genre:  Fiction / Coming of Age 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper
Pages: 243
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook,  and eBook

The Premise of the book is:  In this dark and twisted coming-of-age thriller, a deadly childhood secret that binds three young women threatens to destroy their lives.

13. Last Summer on State Street: A Novel by Toya Wolfe

Genre:  Fiction / Black & African American Women's Fiction
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 220
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Felicia “Fe Fe” Stevens is living with her vigilantly loving mother and older teenaged brother, whom she adores, in building 4950 of Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes. It’s the summer of 1999, and her high-rise is next in line to be torn down by the Chicago Housing Authority. She, with the devout Precious Brown and Stacia Buchanan, daughter of a Gangster Disciple Queen-Pin, form a tentative trio and, for a brief moment, carve out for themselves a simple life of Double Dutch and innocence. But when Fe Fe welcomes a mysterious new friend, Tonya, into their fold, the dynamics shift, upending the lives of all four girls...

14. The Bridesmaids Union: A Novel by Jonathan Vatner

Genre: Fiction / Humorous Dark Comedy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook
The Premise of the book: From the author of Carnegie Hill, comes Jonathan Vatner's The Bridesmaids Union, a captivating novel of family, Facebook groups, and bridesmaids gone rogue.

15. Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa

Genre: Discrimination & Racism
Publisher : Doubleday
Pages: 288
Format: Hardback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: From an award-winning writer at the New York Times Magazine anda contributor to the 1619 Project comesa landmark book that tells the full story of racial health disparities in America, revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation.

16. I’d Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays by Tom Segura

Genre:  Love, Sex & Marriage Humor
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing 
Pages: 240
Format: Hardback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: From Tom Segura, the massively successful stand-up comedian and co-host of chart-topping podcasts “2 Bears 1 Cave” and “Your Mom’s House,” hilarious real-life stories of parenting, celebrity encounters, youthful mistakes, misanthropy, and so much more.

17. Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks

Genre:  Fiction / American Literature
Publisher : Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardback, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook 

The Premise of this book: A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.  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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