New Book Releases – August 23, 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 On the Subject of Unmentionable Things by Julia Walton

Genre:   Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Dating & Sex
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers  
Pages: 314
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook 

Premise of the book:  Julia Walton delivers a brutally honest novel about sex, social media, and the courage to pursue truth when misinformation is rife. Who knew truth could be so scandalous?

2. Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Genre:  Fiction / Romantic Comedy
Publisher ‏ : Berkley
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this novel:  From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.

Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project—a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia—Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

3. Four for the Road by K. J. Reilly

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Emotions & Feelings
Publisher ‏ : ‎Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover and eBook

Premise of this book: Complete with unexpected revelations, lots of chicken Caesar salads at roadside restaurants, a stolen motorcycle, and an epic kiss at a rest stop minimart, what begins as the road trip to revenge might just turn into a path towards forgiveness.

4. Lightlark (Book 1) by Alex Aster

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Dark Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Amulet Books 
Pages: 416
Format:  Hardcover,  Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is: Every 100 years, the island of Lightlark appears to host the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play. The invitation is a summons—a call to embrace victory and ruin, baubles and blood. The Centennial offers the six rulers one final chance to break the curses that have plagued their realms for centuries. Each ruler has something to hide. Each realm’s curse is uniquely wicked. To destroy the curses, one ruler must die.   
Isla Crown is the young ruler of Wildling—a realm of temptresses cursed to kill anyone they fall in love with. They are feared and despised, and are counting on Isla to end their suffering by succeeding at the Centennial.

5. Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives by Adam Cesare

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Horror
Publisher ‏ : HarperTeen
Pages: 416
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, Kindle

The Premise of the book is below:  It’s an all-new horror classic about what happens when the truth is the last thing we want to believe, from Bram Stoker Award–winner and master of thrills and chills, horror legend Adam Cesare.

6. We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife by Matt Fraser

Genre:  New Age Channeling / Reincarnation
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gallery Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover and eBook and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  Revealed through never-before-told stories and Matt’s conversations with the dearly departed, the wisdom in We Never Die is perfect for anyone seeking uplifting answers about life’s biggest questions. Discover the healing and fulfillment that await us and our loved ones in the afterlife—plus how these truths can bring us comfort, meaning, and guidance in our earthly lives.

7. Breaking History: A White House Memoir by Jared Kushner 

Genre:  International Diplomacy  / Political Memoirs
Publisher ‏ : Broadside Books
Pages: 288
Format:  Hardcover,  Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook
The Premise of the book: Jared Kushner was one of the most consequential presidential advisers in modern history. For the first time, he recounts what happened behind closed doors during the Trump presidency.

8. Azar on Fire by Olivia Abtahi

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Music - Romantic Comedy
Publisher ‏ : ‎  Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 368
Format:  Hardcover,  eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: Finding her voice takes on a whole new meaning when fourteen-year-old Azar Rossi sets out to win her local Battle of the Bands contest in this heartfelt and hilarious contemporary YA.

9. Girl, Forgotten: A Novel by Karin Slaughter

Genre:  Fiction / Murder and Suspense
Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Morrow
Pages:  397 
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook 

The Premise of the book is: US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there to find justice for Emily. The killer is still out there—and Andrea must discover the truth before she gets silenced, too…

10. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R. F Kuang

Genre: Fiction / Alternate History Science Fiction
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 560
Format:   Hardcover , eBook, and audiobook

The premise of the book is:  For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide…

Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence? 

11. Beguiled by Cyla Panin

Genre:  Fiction /  Teen & Young Adult Medieval Historical
Publisher ‏ : Amulet Books
Pages: 384
Format:  Hardcover and eBook
 The Premise of the book is: A dark and enthralling story about a young woman who makes a deal with a spirit to try and gain her independence—and the twisted price she has to pay for it
Ella is a 17-year-old weaver whose entire livelihood depends on her loom. She dreams of opening her own shop, but when her father died in debtor’s prison, she had to support herself by taking whatever clients she could get. In order to buy her supplies she goes into debt of her own, and when her loom breaks, Ella realizes she needs more help than a repairperson can give her. She, like everyone, has heard about the old washerwoman spirit called the Bean-Nighe who will grant any one wish—for a price.

12. Fox Creek: A Novel (19) (Cork O’Connor Mystery Series) by William Kent Krueger

Genre:  Fiction / Private Investigator Mysteries 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atria Books
Pages: 400
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook,  and eBook

The Premise of the book is:  The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor Mystery Series from the “master storyteller” (Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author) follows Cork in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries.

13. What She Found (Tracy Crosswhite Book 9) by Robert Dugoni

Genre:  Fiction / Women's Suspense and Murder
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages: 343
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Solving a decades-old disappearance sets Tracy Crosswhite on a dangerous collision course with the past in a pulse-pounding novel by New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.
Detective Tracy Crosswhite has agreed to look into the disappearance of investigative reporter Lisa Childress. Solving the cold case is an obsession for Lisa’s daughter, Anita. So is clearing the name of her father, a prime suspect who became a pariah. After twenty-five years, all Anita wants is the truth—no matter where it leads.

14. This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves

Genre: Fiction / Teen & Young Adult LGBTQ+ Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook
The Premise of the book: This fun, irreverent summer romp is Netflix’s Never Have I Ever meets What If It’s Us about a high school senior determined to get over his unrequited feelings for his best friend by getting under someone else.

15. Scenes from My Life: A Memoir by Michael K. Williams and Jon Sternfeld

Genre: Memoir
Publisher : Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Hardback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: A moving, unflinching memoir of hard-won success, struggles with addiction, and a lifelong mission to give back—from the late iconic actor beloved for his roles in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country

16. A Venom Dark and Sweet (The Book of Tea, 2) by Judy I. Lin

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Sword & Sorcery Fantasy
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 352
Format: Hardback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: The enthralling conclusion to Judy I. Lin's Book of Tea duology―#1 New York Times bestseller A Magic Steeped in Poison and A Venom Dark and Sweet―is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.

17. A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home by Frances Mayes

Genre:  Travelogues & Travel Essays
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 352
Format: Hardback, Audiobook, and eBook 

The Premise of this book: A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home.
A Place in the World explores Mayes’s passion and obsessions with houses and the things that inhabit them—old books, rich food, beloved friends, transportive art. The indelible marks each refuge has left on her and how each home influenced the next serve as the foundations of its chapters.

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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