There are a lot of new books coming out every week. With New Release Radar, I’ll help you narrow down the week’s new book releases into the titles you should get excited about. This week I have seven titles to share with you, including a few young adult thrillers and a fantastic modern twist on Jane Austen. Read on!

The Legacies by Jessica Goodman

Scoring an invitation to New York City’s exclusive Legacy Club is everything. Membership grants you power, wealth and protection. Excelsior Prep seniors Bernie, Isobel and Skyler have had their names on the list since birth. Scholarship student Tori, however, is a new and unexpected addition. As the students prepare for the Legacy Ball where their status will be confirmed, secrets unravel and a shocking death occurs in a desperate attempt to protect the truth.

Jessica Goodman’s newest YA thriller is Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars. Fans of her previous work and new readers alike will enjoy The Legacies if they’re looking for glitz and glamour mixed in with drama and deceit.

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The Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gornichec

The cover of The Weaver and the Witch has a tapestry-styke illustration of a blond woman with a hatchet standing next to a red haired woman with a staff.

In tenth-century Norway, Oddny and Gunnhild form an unlikely friendship due to a prophecy that binds them and Oddny’s sister Signy. When Viking raiders kidnap Signy, Oddny sets out to save her sister. Meanwhile, Gunnhild finds her destiny linked with that of the powerful King Eirik. As the women find their way back to each other, their bonds are put to the test in ways they could have never foreseen.

The Weaver and the Witch Queen is Genevieve Gornichec’s newest book release centered on Norse mythology. It’s a beautiful story highlighting women’s strength, resilience and determination that you don’t want to miss.

One of Us Is Back by Karen M. McManus

Since Simon’s death in detention, life hasn’t been easy for the Bayview Crew; they had to clear their names, then outwit a copycat killer. They’re quickly drawn back in when a mysterious billboard appears signaling the beginning of a deadly new game. When a member of the crew goes missing, it becomes clear that no one is safe. As secrets unravel and truths come to light, it’s clear that Bayview is about to get deadly once more.

In this fast-paced follow-up to Once of Us Is Lying and One of Us Is Next, fans get the chance to return to Bayview once more. With One of Us Is Back, Karen M. McManus unites characters from both books telling a story that spans years and multiple points of view.

Ghosted by Amanda Quain

Hattie Tilney doesn’t believe in ghosts, even though she’s a senior at America’s most (allegedly) haunted high school, Northanger Abbey. Her skepticism is challenged, however, when she’s paired with Kit Morland, a ghost-hunting enthusiast. As they investigate the school’s paranormal activity, Hattie begins to question her beliefs and discovers a connection with Kit that makes her consider believing in something – and someone – for the first time.

Ghosted is a gender-bent, contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Amanda Quain’s new book release is a coming-of-age story full of wit and slow-burn romance that’s perfect as a summer read.

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Bonesmith by Nicki Pau Preto

The cover of the bonesmith has a blond woman with gold armor and glowing light eyes standing in a cave and brandishing a thin sword. There are glowing skeletons behind her.

In a world where the dead linger and threaten the living, bonesmith Wren wants more than anything to become a ghost-fighting valkyr. After failing her qualifying trial, however, she’s sent to the Border Wall, the last line of defense against the Breach, where the dead roam freely. When the exiled House of Iron kidnaps a House of Gold prince, Wren seizes the opportunity to prove herself. Forming an uneasy alliance with one of the kidnappers, Wren must face not only the undead – and worse – that they find beyond the wall.

Simon and Schuster describes Bonesmith as Gideon the Ninth meets the White Walkers from Game of Thrones. The newest book from author Nicki Pau Preti is a dark YA fantasy full of haunted forests, necromancy and redemption.

The Sun and the Void by Gabriela Romero LaCruz

Reina, an outcast living on the fringes of society, sets out on a dangerous journey to find the grandmother she’s never met. Eva is an outcast too. Magic, punishable by death, calls to her and isolates her from her family. As the two cross paths with ancient gods, their lives intertwine, leaving both women changed forever.

The Sun and the Void is a powerful story of struggle and hope among gods and mortals. Gabriela Romero Lacruz’s debut draws on the history and folklore of Venezuela, creating a sweeping epic fantasy novel.

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Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington

Adina Walker knows her position as a Black scholarship student at the prestigious Edgewater Academy. After one mistake, she’s blacklisted by every Ivy League college. The only way to get her future back is to enter a competition called The Finish. The prize for winning is entry into the wealthy Remington family, but the consequences of losing may be deadly.

Blending Ace of Spades, Squid Game and The Bachelor, Joelle Wellington’s new book release is a truly wild ride. Their Vicious Games is a dark and biting satire about race, class, privilege and women who fight back.

You can check out these new book releases at or your local bookstore. What July 25 new release are you most excited to read? Let us know below, and tune in next week to grow your TBR.

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