Once again, Amanda and Erin are here to absolutely ruin your TBRs as they have updated the our list of the most comprehensive list of new book releases that you can find ANYWHERE online. This week you'll find some awesome BIPOC fantasy, thrillers and cute rom-coms. And you can always find our New Releases calendar in the navigation bar! This week, the releases we are most looking forward to are... ............................ 1. Gloria Buenrostro Is Not my Girlfriend by Brandon Hoang (An Exceptional Debut) Gary Võ is one of the few Vietnamese kids in his school and has been shy for as long as he can remember--being ignored and excluded by his classmates comes with the territory. So when the most popular guy in his grade offers Gary the opportunity to break into his inner circle, Gary jumps at the chance. All he needs to do is steal the prized possession of the most beautiful and untouchable girl they know--Gloria Buenrostro. https://bookshop.org/p/books/gloria-buenrostro-is-not-my-girlfriend-brandon-hoang/17554723?ean=9780374388577 2. Sing Me To Sleep by Gabi Burton (For Fans of Kalynn Bayron) Saoirse Sorkova survives on lies. As a soldier-in-training at the most prestigious barracks in the kingdom, she lies about being a siren to avoid execution. At night, working as an assassin for a dangerous group of mercenaries, Saoirse lies about her true identity. And to her family, Saoirse tells the biggest lie of all: that she can control her siren powers and doesn't struggle constantly against an impulse to kill. As the top trainee in her class, Saoirse would be headed for a bright future if it weren't for the need to keep her secrets out of the spotlight. But when a mysterious blackmailer threatens her sister, Saoirse takes a dangerous job that will help her investigate: she becomes personal bodyguard to the crown prince. https://bookshop.org/p/books/sing-me-to-sleep-gabi-burton/18803463?ean=9781547610372 3. The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade (For Fans of Erin A. Craig) Sutton going missing is the worst thing to happen to Casey, to their family. She's trying to help find her sister, but Casey is furious. She knows Sutton is manipulative, meanwhile everyone paints a picture of her perfection. People don't look for missing Black girls--or half-Black girls--without believing there is an angel to be saved. When Sutton reappears, Casey knows she should be relieved. Except Sutton isn't the same. She remembers nothing about while she was gone--or anything from her old life, including how she made Casey miserable. There's something unsettling about the way she wants to spend time with Casey and watch her goldfish swim for hours. What happened to Sutton? The more Casey starts uncovering her sister's secrets, the more questions she has. Did she really know her sister? Why is no one talking about the other girls who have gone missing in their area? And what will it take to uncover the truth? https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-shadow-sister/18922629?ean=9781728264479 4. Lay Your Body Down by Amy Suiter Clarke (For Fans of Agnes At The End Of The World) After Del Walker fled her small hometown and its cult-like church, she vowed to never return. The man she loved, Lars, left her to marry the local golden girl Eve, and their romance is now the focus of Eve's viral blog espousing the pastor's conservative philosophy about women and marriage. But six years later, Lars is suddenly killed, and she's convinced it couldn't have been an accident. When Del returns to her hometown for the funeral, she discovers the now mega-church--and the insidious, patriarchal teachings of Pastor Rick Franklin--has grown not only in size but in influence. Eve was clearly discontent in her marriage, despite the carefully constructed "Noble Wife" positivity of her blog posts, and Del knows better than anyone just how far she will go to get what she wants. Del is determined to cut through the church's lies and corruption to find out who killed Lars--even if it means confronting the religious trauma she's spent years trying to bury. https://bookshop.org/p/books/lay-your-body-down-amy-suiter-clarke/17254188?ean=9780358418313 5. Invisible Son by Kim Johnson (A Beloved Words & Whimsy/Nest Author!) Life can change in an instant. When you're wrongfully accused of a crime. When a virus shuts everything down. When the girl you love moves on. Andre Jackson is determined to reclaim his identity. But returning from juvie doesn't feel like coming home. His Portland, Oregon, neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying, and COVID-19 shuts down school before he can return. And Andre's suspicions about his arrest for a crime he didn't commit even taint his friendships. It's as if his whole life has been erased. The one thing Andre is counting on is his relationship with the Whitaker kids--especially his longtime crush, Sierra. But Sierra's brother Eric is missing, and the facts don't add up as their adoptive parents fight to keep up the act that their racially diverse family is picture-perfect. If Andre can find Eric, he just might uncover the truth about his own arrest. But in a world where power is held by a few and Andre is nearly invisible, searching for the truth is a dangerous game. https://bookshop.org/p/books/invisible-son/18849978?ean=9780593482100 6. Manslaughter Park by Tirzah Price ( A Beloved Words & Whimsy/Nest Author!) Aspiring artist Fanny Price is an unwelcome guest at her uncle Sir Thomas Bertram's estate. It's his affection for Fanny that's keeping her from being forced out by her cousins Tom and Maria and nasty Aunt Norris, back to a home to which she never wants to return. But then Sir Thomas dies in a tragic accident inside his art emporium, and Fanny finds evidence of foul play that, if revealed, could further jeopardize her already precarious position. Edmund, her best friend and secret crush, urges Fanny to keep quiet about her discovery, but Fanny can't ignore the truth: a murderer is among them. https://bookshop.org/p/books/manslaughter-park/18943373?ean=9780062889867 7. Playing For Keeps by Tristen Crone (For Fans of Tessa Bailey!) Farren puts on a good front, feigning confidence despite literally not fitting into society's narrow ideas of beauty and success. Inside, she's stuck, afraid to put herself and her ideas out there, especially the board game design she's kept a secret. She keeps things light and temporary-both at work as a substitute teacher and in her relationships. Overworked Sebastian abhors anything that gets in the way of his goals, including procuring the perfect pastry. The two meet when Sebastian accuses her of stealing his pastry in an amusing and awkward café incident. When Farren gets in the way of his coffee order with her huge personality she turns out to be even more than he bargained for. Instead of shrinking beneath his usually intimidating stare, Farren issues a challenge back: take a second away from his phone calendar with its down-to-the-minute scheduling and play her for it-live a little. If Sebastian wins the board game battle he gets to keep his precious croissant, if she wins he has to join their game night next week. https://bookshop.org/p/books/playing-for-keeps-tristen-crone/19903746?ean=9798987739129 8. Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Torzs (For Fans of Ninth House!) For generations, the Kalotay family has guarded a collection of ancient and rare books. Books that let a person walk through walls or manipulate the elements--books of magic that half-sisters Joanna and Esther have been raised to revere and protect. All magic comes with a price, though, and for years the sisters have been separated. Esther has fled to a remote base in Antarctica to escape the fate that killed her own mother, and Joanna's isolated herself in their family home in Vermont, devoting her life to the study of these cherished volumes. But after their father dies suddenly while reading a book Joanna has never seen before, the sisters must reunite to preserve their family legacy. In the process, they'll uncover a world of magic far bigger and more dangerous than they ever imagined, and all the secrets their parents kept hidden; secrets that span centuries, continents, and even other libraries . . . https://bookshop.org/p/books/ink-blood-sister-scribe-emma-torzs/19045286?ean=9780063253469 ............................ Happy Reading!

Posted by Jordan at 2023-06-23 23:00:02 UTC