Thursday, November 3, 2022

New Fiction


A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
The Book of Tea; Book One
“Ning enters a cutthroat magical competition to find the kingdom's greatest master of the art of brewing tea, but political schemes and secrets make her goal of gaining access to royal physicians to cure her dying sister far more dangerous than she imagined.” –WorldCat
A Venom Dark and Sweet
by Judy I. Lin
The Book of Tea; Book Two
“On a mission to reclaim the Zhen throne, Ning, a young but powerful wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making, must stop an evil darkness from spreading throughout the kingdom.” –WorldCat
American Betiya
by Anuradha D. Rajurkar
“Eighteen-year-old Rani, a budding photographer, grapples with first love, family boundaries, and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship.” -WorldCat
Gallant
by V. E. Schwab
“Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother's journal--which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home--to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn't matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways. Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them.” -WorldCat
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe
by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
“When her twin sister reaches social media stardom, Moon Fuentez accepts her fate to be nothing more than her sister's camerawoman. Then Moon takes a summer job as the "merch girl" on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and her fate begins to shift in the best way possible. Most notable is her bunkmate and new nemesis, Santiago Phillips, who is grumpy, combative, and also the hottest guy Moon has ever seen. As chance, destiny, and proximity bring the two of them in each other's perpetual paths, Moon starts to question her destiny as the unnoticed, unloved wallflower she always thought she was.” -WorldCat
One For All
by Lillie Lainoff
In 1655 sixteen-year-old Tania is the daughter of a retired musketeer, but she is afflicted with extreme vertigo and subject to frequent falls; when her father is murdered she finds that he has arranged for her to attend Madame de Treville's newly formed Académie des Mariées in Paris, which, it turns out, is less a school for would-be wives, than a fencing academy for girls--and so Tania begins her training to be a new kind of musketeer, and to get revenge for her father.” -WorldCat
Self-Made Boys
by Anna-Marie McLemore
"Three teens chase their own version of the American Dream during the Roaring 20s in this YA remix of The Great Gatsby.” -WorldCat
Sunbearer Trials
by Aiden Thomas
“Transgender demigod Teo is unexpectedly selected for the Sunbearer Trials, a fierce competition among demigod heroes where the winner sacrifices the loser to Sol, their blood fueling the Sun Stones that protect Reino del Sol.” -WorldCat
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
by Axie Oh
“Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering. Many believe that Shim Cheong, the beloved of Mina’s older brother Joon, may be the legendary true bride. But on the night Cheong is to be sacrificed, Joon follows Cheong out to sea. To save her brother, Mina throws herself into the water in Cheong’s stead and is swept away to the Spirit Realm, a magical city of lesser gods and mythical beasts.” -WorldCat