New Book Releases – August 30, 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 Other Birds: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen

Genre:   Fiction / Magical Realism
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 
Pages: 288
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook 

Premise of the book:  Down a narrow alley in the small coastal town of Mallow Island, South Carolina, lies a stunning cobblestone building comprised of five apartments. It's called The Dellawisp and it's named after the tiny turquoise birds who, alongside its human tenants, inhabit an air of magical secrecy.  Delightful and atmospheric, Other Birds is filled with magical realism and moments of pure love that won't let you go. Sarah Addison Allen shows us that between the real and the imaginary, there are stories that take flight in the most extraordinary ways.

2. The Lost Girls of Willowbrook: A Heartbreaking Novel of Survival Based on True History by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Genre:  Fiction / Coming of Age Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : Kensington Books
Pages: 405
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this novel:  Girl, Interrupted meets American Horror Story in 1970s Staten Island, in the evocative new book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Collector. Fact, fiction, and urban legend blend in this haunting story about a young woman mistakenly imprisoned at Willowbrook State School, the real-life institution later shuttered for its horrendous abuses.

3. The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton

Genre:  Fiction / Coming of Age Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

Premise of this book: In 1705 Amsterdam, Thea Brandt is coming of age, trying to grapple with her family's secrets and her own identity as a young Dutch-African woman. She's drawn to the theater and an artistic life, but with her family in serious financial decline, pressure is on Thea to marry up in society.  A feat of sweeping, magical storytelling, The House of Fortune is an unputdownable novel about love and obsession, family and loyalty, and the fantastic power of secrets.

4. Daisy Darker: A Novel by Alice Feeney

Genre:  Fiction / Gothic Psychological Thrillers
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Flatiron Books 
Pages: 340
Format:  Hardcover,  Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is: Daisy Darker was born with a broken heart. Now after years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. When the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours.  But at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows…

5. Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre:  Fiction / Literary Sagas
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Pages: 363
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, Kindle

The Premise of the book is below:  At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked “the Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.
 In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.

6. Belladonna (Belladonna, 1) by Adalyn Grace

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Ghost Stories
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover and eBook and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy. Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.

7. Diary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery by Casey Parks

Genre:  LGBTQ+ Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher ‏ : Knopf
Pages: 357
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook
The Premise of the book: For ten years, Parks traveled back to rural Louisiana and knocked on strangers’ doors, dug through nursing home records, and doggedly searched for Roy’s own diaries, trying to uncover what Roy was like as a person—what he felt; what he thought; and how he grappled with his sense of otherness. With an enormous heart and an unstinting sense of vulnerability, Parks writes about finding oneself through someone else’s story, and about forging connections across the gulfs that divide us.

8. All of Our Demise (All of Us Villains, 2) by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Fairy Tales & Folklore
Publisher ‏ : ‎  Tor Teen
Pages: 480
Format:  Hardcover,  eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: For the first time in this ancient, bloodstained story, the tournament is breaking. The boundaries between the city of Ilvernath and the arena have fallen. Reporters swarm the historic battlegrounds. A dead boy now lives again. And a new champion has entered the fray, one who seeks to break the curse for good... no matter how many lives are sacrificed in the process.

9. The Liar’s Crown (Dominions, 1) by Abigail Owen

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Loners & Outcasts Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Entangled: Teen
Pages:  448 
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook 

The Premise of the book is: Everything about my life is a lie. As a hidden twin princess, born second, I have only one purpose―to sacrifice my life for my sister if death comes for her. I’ve been living under the guise of a poor, obscure girl of no standing, slipping into the palace and into the role of the true princess when danger is present.

10. Operation Pineapple Express: The Incredible Story of a Group of Americans Who Undertook One Last Mission and Honored a Promise in Afghanistan by Lt. Col. Scott Mann

Genre: United States Military Veterans History
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 416
Format:   Hardcover , eBook, and audiobook

The premise of the book is:  In April, an urgent call was placed from a Special Forces operator serving overseas. The message: Get Nezam out of Afghanistan now. Nezam was part of the Afghan National Army’s first group of American-trained commandos. He passed through Fort Bragg’s legendary Q course and served alongside the US Special Forces for over a decade. But Afghanistan’s government and army are collapsing, and Nezam is getting threatening texts from the Taliban. The message reached Nezam’s former commanding officer, retired Lt. Col. Scott Mann, who can’t face the idea of losing another soldier in the long War on Terror. He sends out an SOS to a group of Afghan vets (Navy SEALs, Green Berets, CIA officers, USAID advisors). They all answer the call for one last mission.

11. Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus

Genre:  Fiction /  Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Friendship
Publisher ‏ : Delacorte Press
Pages: 363
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook
 The Premise of the book is: Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher—a story that made headlines after the teacher’s body was found by three Saint Ambrose students in the woods behind their school. The case was never solved. Now that Brynn is moving home and starting her dream internship at a true-crime show, she’s determined to find out what really happened. 

12. That’s Debatable by Jen Doll

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Romantic Comedy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux 
Pages: 343
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook,  and eBook

The Premise of the book is:  She’s here to win, and she’s on track to set a record if—no, when—she wins the state debate tournament for the fourth year in a row.
Taggart Strong couldn’t care less about winning debate, much to the consternation of his teammates, school and parents. 
But when a tournament takes a scary turn, Millie and Tag find themselves unexpectedly working together. Maybe Millie can teach Tag a thing or two about using his head, and Tag can teach Millie a little bit about following her heart.

13. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder: A Delicious and Charming Cozy Mystery (A Baker Street Mystery Book 1) by Valerie Burns

Genre:  Fiction / Black & African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
Publisher: Kensington Cozies 
Pages: 271
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: In a brand-new culinary cozy series with a fresh edge and a delightful small-town setting, the acclaimed author introduces Maddy Montgomery, a social media expert who’s #StartingOver in small town Michigan after inheriting her great-aunt’s bakery…and a 200-pound English Mastiff named Baby.

14. The Ink Black Heart (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Galbraith

Genre: Fiction / Crime Action & Adventure
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mulholland Books
Pages: 1274
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook
The Premise of the book: The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case.

15. Masala: Recipes from India, the Land of Spices [A Cookbook] by Anita Jaisinghani

Genre: Cookbook
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Pages: 305
Format: Hardback, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Award-winning chef Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri restaurant in Houston, Texas, shows just how easy, delicious, and healthy Indian food can be in this stunning and accessible debut cookbook.  Masala will change the way you think about Indian cooking and the way you use spices in the kitchen.

16. How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Thrillers & Suspense 
Publisher : Razorbill
Pages: 304
Format: Hardback, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by sisterhood and were each other’s best friends.
  Until Claire was taken away from her.
On the first day of the murder trial, as Alice prepares to give her testimony, she is knocked out by a Sidney Prescott look-alike in the courthouse bathroom. When she wakes up, it is Halloween night a year earlier, the same day Claire was murdered. Alice has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim.

17. Knitting the National Parks: 63 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Beanies Inspired by the US National Parks (Knitting Books and Patterns; Knitting Beanies) by Nancy Bates

Genre:  Travel and Crafts
Publisher : Weldon Owen
Pages: 372
Format: Hardback

The Premise of this book: From the brightly colored pebbles of Lake McDonald in Montana’s Glacier National Park to the regal granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome in California’s Yosemite Valley, the US National Parks contain some of the most recognizable and iconic natural landmarks in the world. Capture the majesty each national park offers with original beanie patterns created by knitting designer and outdoor enthusiast Nancy Bates.

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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