Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Fiction

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
Companion book to the His Fair Assassin series
“When Sybella accompanies the Duchess to France, she expects trouble, but she isn't expecting a deadly trap. Surrounded by enemies both known and unknown, Sybella searches for the undercover assassins from the convent of St. Mortain who were placed in the French court years ago. Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she no longer knows who she is or what she's supposed to be fighting for. When she discovers a hidden prisoner who may be of importance, she takes matters into her own hands. As these two worlds collide, the fate of the Duchess, Brittany, and everything Sybella and Genevieve have come to love hangs in the balance.” –WorldCat

Finale by Stephanie Garber
Caraval; Book Three
Even though Caraval is over, the three major players all have life-changing decisions to make: Tella, Scarlett, and Legend have yet to settle into the roles that past events have placed them in, or how those events have shaped them. There are no spectators this time, but the stakes are all-or-nothing. –Summary

Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake
"The Young Queens" is the story of a set of triplet sisters destined to fight to the death to win the crown; "The Oracle Queen" tells the story of the last queen born with the gift of sight.” – WorldCat

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de La Pena
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“When the dawn breaks, a hero rises. His power is beyond imagining. Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But he wasn't raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it's not like he's earned his powers . . . yet. But power comes with a price. Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark's not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth.” –WorldCat

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Claytob
The Belles; Book Two
“With a price on her head, the evil Queen Sophia out for blood, and no idea who to trust, Camellia Beaureguard, the former favorite Belle, must race against time to find the ailing Princess Charlotte, who has disappeared without a trace.” –WorldCat

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
“A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up. Dino doesn't mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He's just not used to them talking back. Until Dino's ex-best friend July dies suddenly--and then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead. As Dino and July attempt to figure out what's happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other, and all those grand mysteries of life.” –WorldCat

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
“Emma Saylor doesn't remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever. Now it's just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable ... until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother's family - her grandmother and cousins she hasn't seen since she was a little girl.” –WorldCat

Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan
Something Dark and Holy; Book One
“Nadya, a girl who can speak to gods, must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. In a centuries-long war, their paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. But a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.” –Publisher

Winter War Awakening by Rosalyn Eves
Blood Rose Rebellion; Book Three
“It seems, yet again, that breaking the Binding has shattered the world. And the only hope of mending it is Anna and Matyas, working together. But it's never that simple, is it? The praetheria, the creatures once held captive by the spell, are now waging war against the Austro-Hungarian empire. And they are holding Noemi hostage, using her life to manipulate Anna and Matyas, like marionettes on a string.” –WorldCat

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
“Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about, including superstar Clay Coolidge. Unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. Swayed by Clay’s charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.” –Amazon