Friday, February 25, 2022

New Fiction

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses; Book Four
"Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits….The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites…. Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms." --Amazon

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee      
Felicity Morrow returns to the Dalloway School after her girlfriend's tragic death, only to meet Ellis Haley--a new student and a teenage literary prodigy--who enlists Felicity's help in researching the school's bloody, occult history for her new book. -Summary







Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
Sequel to Dread Nation
“After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother. But nothing is easy when you're a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road, to a protected village called Nicodemus, has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880s America.” -WorldCat




Little Thieves by Margaret Owen   
"Vanja knows no gift is freely given, not even a mother's love. Abandoned as a child, she has scraped by as a maidservant with her quick wits and the ability to see her god-mothers' hands at work in the world. But when they demand her lifelong servitude in exchange, Vanja decides that gifts not given freely can always be stolen. When an opportunity rises to steal a string of enchanted pearls, Vanja seizes it, transforming herself into Gisele, the princess she's served for years. As the glamorous princess, Vanja leads a double life, charming the nobility while ransacking their coffers as a jewel thief. Then, one heist away from funding an escape from her god-mothers, Vanja crosses the wrong god, and is cursed to turn into jewels herself. The only way to save herself is to make up for what she's taken-starting with her first victim, Princess Gisele.” -WorldCat

Namesake by Adrienne Young      
Fable; Book Two
“With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination, she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems. As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.” -WorldCat


Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen      
Skin of the Sea; Book One
“I have a story to tell you. This is the story of many things . . . Of slave ships bearing their human cargo on to the new world. Of the mami wata - black mermaids who collect the souls of slaves thrown overboard and send their spirits home with a prayer. Of Simi who wants to save lives not souls. Of a great love - a love that will threaten worlds and anger Gods. Of a terrible choice and the lives that hang in the balance.” -WorldCat




The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab  
“There are no strangers in the town of Near. These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true. The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi's need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.” -WorldCat


Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson   
“Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends the Gray Sisters by awakening an ancient spirit known as a revenant. As she unravels a sinister mystery of saints, secrets, and dark magic, her bond with the revenant grows. And when a hidden evil begins to surface, she discovers that facing this enemy might require her to betray everything she has been taught to believe--if the revenant doesn't betray her first.  - adapted from jacket.