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 six titles to share with you, including quite a few returns to familiar worlds. Read on!
And Then She Fell by Alicia Elliott
Alice looks like she has the perfect life with her husband and newborn daughter. Below the surface, however, she struggles with imposter syndrome, motherhood and the isolation of being the only Indigenous resident of her upscale Toronto neighborhood. As strange things occur and her neighbors’ behavior takes a sinister turn, Alice grows convinced that her goal of writing a modern retelling of the Haudenosaunee creation story holds the key to her and her daughter’s survival.
And Then She Fell is a thrilling debut. Alice Elliot’s intricately woven novel takes on racism, genocide, postpartum depression, addiction and more while skillfully blending genres.
Foul Heart Huntsman by Chloe Gong
Exposed as a national spy in 1930s Shanghai, Rosalind Lang is determined to rescue Orion, whose memories of her have been wiped. In an effort to find him, she embarks on a national tour under the guise of promoting unity. When the plan goes wrong and with the threat of Japanese invasion looming, she must navigate a web of old secrets, unexpected alliances, and a race against time to save Orion and her nation.
A sequel to Foul Lady Fortune and a companion to These Violent Delights, Chloe Gong’s new book release has all the author’s signatures. Foul Heart Huntsman is both heartbreaking and gripping, perfect for Gong fans.
A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak by Laura Taylor Namey
After her mother’s death, Flora is adrift in her hometown of Winchester, England. Without telling her family and abandoning her responsibilities at their tea shop, she flees for Miami. There, she grapples with self-doubt, navigating her educational future, her family’s demands and her romantic interests.
In this companion to A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, Laura Taylor Namey addresses grief, first love and self-discovery with true grace. Set against a vibrant Miami backdrop, A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak is an essential new YA read.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan
After all of his world-saving adventures, Percy Jackson just wants a normal senior year and to get into college. That’s easier said than done, however, when the gods of Mount Olympus send him on three quests to secure their college recommendation letters. His first mission? Help Zeus’s cup-bearer retrieve his goblet before it lands in the wrong hands.
The Fragile Threads of Power by V.E. Schwab
In a world of interconnected magical realms, the balance is threatened as new rulers emerge and old friends and enemies resurface. With the arrival of a new Antari and growing tensions across worlds, a girl named Tes gains possession of a device that could alter the fate of all four worlds.
Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang
Fleeing a dying city plagued by smog and crop failure, a chef finds refuge in a mountaintop colony that promises an escape from the world’s troubles. There, she rediscovers her passion for food and a new sensuality. Soon, she is drawn into a mysterious plan to reshape the world beyond just culinary pleasures, pushing her boundaries to thrilling limits.
I loved C Pam Zhang’s fantastical western How Much of These Hills Is Gold. I only read it recently, so I’m excited to see what else she has in store. Land of Milk and Honey is, at the same time, an exploration of desire and deception and a love letter to food that’s a true feast for the senses.
You can check out these new book releases at Bookshop.org or your local bookstore. What September 26 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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