Thursday, November 3, 2022

New Fiction

The Book of Tea; Book One
“Ning enters a magical competition to find the kingdom's greatest master of the art of brewing tea, but political schemes make her goal of gaining access to royal physicians to cure her dying sister far more dangerous than she imagined.” –WorldCat
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
“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 follows a tenacious heroine through haunted houses and battles with shadows as she searches for a home and family. -Summary
A romance starring a Mexican American teen who discovers love and profound truths about the universe when she spends her summer on a road trip across the country. -Summary
One for All is a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love.
"Three teens chase their own version of the American Dream during the Roaring 20s in this YA remix of The Great Gatsby.” -WorldCat
“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
“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