December 2022 New Book Releases

December 2022 New Book Releases
December 2022 New Book Releases

The Path to You by Carrie Ann Ryan

This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy (review coming soon)
Snow White with the Red Hair (Vol. 22)
A Dash of Salt and Pepper by Kosoko Jackson
Twice in a Lifetime by Melissa Baron
Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca
Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken (review coming soon)
Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne

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November 2022 New Book Releases

November 2022 New Book Releases
November 2022 New Book Releases

Happy Tuesday and Happy First Day of November!

I’ve been looking forward to November releases all year. Not just because it’s my birth month, but November truly has a few of my must-have can’t-wait-no-longer book releases, such as Bloodmarked (the 8th), The Choice (the 22nd), A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal (the 8th), and Children of Ragnarok (8th). What else does a bookworm need for their birthday? I am beyond excited for these particular books and all the rest releasing this month.

Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria (review)
A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
The Rewind by Allison Scotch
A Restless Truth by Freya Marske
The Sour Grape by Jory John, Illustrated by Pete Oswald
Kiss Me, Catalina by Priscilla Oliveras
Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun
The Luminaries by Susan Denard

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn
A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal by Preslaysa Williams
Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima
Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston by Esme Symes-Smith
Nubia: The Awakening by Omar Epps
Futureland: Battle for the Park by H.D. Hunter
Better than Fiction by Alexa Martin

War of the Sea by Dana Claire

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade
Raine Down by C.B. Samet

The Choice by Nora Roberts
Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake
Reign of Clans and Gods by Ashley Merdalo
Jaguars and Other Game by Brynn Barineau

A Valentine for Christmas by Reese Ryan

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Waiting on Wednesday – October 19, 2022

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.

This week I’d like to spotlight The Luminaries by Susan Dennard, which I’m interested in reading. I haven’t read any of her books except for Truthwitch. She writes really well and I think this new book and series of hers could be really good – haunting, dangerous, and magical. The Luminaries has a setup I’m familiar with – mysterious town, treacherous woods/outside, heavy mysteries – but includes enough interesting differences to make it worth the read.

The Luminaries releases November 1, 2022.

"The Luminaries" by Susan Dennard cover showing an animal skull with flowers and leaves coming out of it.
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard

ABOUT: Hemlock Falls isn’t like other towns. You won’t find it on a map, your phone won’t work here, and the forest outside town might just kill you.

Winnie Wednesday wants nothing more than to join the Luminaries, the ancient order that protects Winnie’s town—and the rest of humanity—from the monsters and nightmares that rise in the forest of Hemlock Falls every night.

Ever since her father was exposed as a witch and a traitor, Winnie and her family have been shunned. But on her sixteenth birthday, she can take the deadly Luminary hunter trials and prove herself true and loyal—and restore her family’s good name. Or die trying.

But in order to survive, Winnie enlists the help of the one person who can help her train: Jay Friday, resident bad boy and Winnie’s ex-best friend. While Jay might be the most promising new hunter in Hemlock Falls, he also seems to know more about the nightmares of the forest than he should. Together, he and Winnie will discover a danger lurking in the forest no one in Hemlock Falls is prepared for.

Not all monsters can be slain, and not all nightmares are confined to the dark.

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October 2022 New Book Releases

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October 2022 New Book Releases

October 3

The Molten Key by T.L. Wilson

October 4

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet (review coming soon)

Snow White with the Red Hair (vol. 21)

Narwhalicorn and Jelly by Ben Clanton

You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky

When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke

How to Heal a Gryphon by Meg Cannistra

A Cat Cafe Christmas by Codi Gary

Vampire King by Stacey O’Neale

October 11

Iron Ember by Donna Grant

October 14

Leaves to My Knees by Ellen Mayer, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

October 18

Built to Last by Erin Hahn (review)

Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra (review coming soon)

Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega

Marikit and the Ocean of Stars by Caris Avendaño Cru

Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad

October 25

Marlowe Banks, Redesigned by Jacqueline Firkins (review coming soon)

Strike the Zither by Joan He

Sparrows in the Wind by Gail Carson Levine

Big Bold Beautiful Me by Jane Yolen & Maddison Stemple-Piatt, Illustrated by Chloe Burgett

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Waiting on Wednesday – September 28, 2022

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.

Would you ever want to star on a TV show?

No to being on TV let alone starring in a show. Buuuuut I might be inclined if it’s a TV musical type show as a happy ensemble character. Just let me sing and dance and I’m good.

Even though I haven’t read the other books in the Spoiler Alert series (I still really want to!), nevertheless, I’m excited for the upcoming release of Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade. Also, also, did I mention I’ve never read any of her books? It’s true. But this story sounds sugary sweet with a dash of humor and loads of pinning. The main character is plus size, which is awesome. I need more plus size leads in books in my life. And the cover? Radiating tons of chemistry.

Ship Wrecked releases November 15, 2022.

"Ship Wrecked" by Olivia Dade (cover)
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ABOUT: After All the Feels and Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade once again delivers a warm and wonderful romantic comedy about two co-stars who once had an incredible one-night stand–and after years of filming on the same remote island, are finally ready to yield to temptation again…

Maria’s one-night-stand–the thick-thighed, sexy Viking of a man she left without a word or a note–just reappeared. Apparently, Peter’s her surly Gods of the Gates co-star, and they’re about to spend the next six years filming on a desolate Irish island together. She still wants him…but he now wants nothing to do with her.

Peter knows this role could finally transform him from a forgettable character actor into a leading man. He also knows a failed relationship with Maria could poison the set, and he won’t sabotage his career for a woman who’s already walked away from him once. Given time, maybe they can be cooperative colleagues or friends–possibly even best friends–but not lovers again. No matter how much he aches for her.

For years, they don’t touch off-camera. But on their last night of filming, their mutual restraint finally shatters, and all their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion. Too bad they still don’t have a future together, since Peter’s going back to Hollywood, while Maria’s returning to her native Sweden. She thinks she needs more than he can give her, but he’s determined to change her mind, and he’s spent the last six years waiting. Watching. Wanting.

His shipwrecked Swede doesn’t stand a chance.

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September 2022 New Book Releases

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September 2022 New Book Releases


  • Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams
  • Dark Alpha’s Command by Donna Grant
  • Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert
  • The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster by Mo Willems
  • The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas
  • Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings
  • Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah
  • One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara DiLorenzo
  • Eden’s Everdark by Karen Strong



  • Guarding Her Heart by Negeen Papehn (review)



  • Maya and the Lord of Shadows by Rena Barron
  • Lucy on the Wild Side by Kerry Rae
  • Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango



  • Vanessa Jared’s Got a Man by LaQuette (review)
  • Seoulmates by Susan Lee (review coming soon)
  • Spy x Family (vol. 8)
  • Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory
  • Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland
  • The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass
  • All Is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne



  • House of Beating Wings by Olivia Wildenstein (review)
  • Rain Rising by Courtne Comrie
  • Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers by Rebel Girls
  • Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin
  • Falling Stars by Fern Michaels
  • Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
  • How the Wallflower was Won by Eva Leigh
  • Holler of the Fireflies by David Barclay Moore
  • After the Bite by Lynsay Sands



  • The Last Dragon King by Leia Stone

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August 2022 New Book Releases

August 2022 New Book Releases


Riley Reynolds Crushes Costume Day by Jay Albee
The Swordmaster’s Daughter by Terri Green


Snow White with the Red Hair (vol. 20)
Husband Material by Alexis Hall
How to Date a Superhero by Cristina Fernandez
The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon
Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan
Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders by Sarah Prager, Illustrated by Cheryl Thuesday
Long Past Summer by Noué Kirwan
Highland Jewel by Celeste Barclay
A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair
A Line in the Sand by Teri Wilson

"Husband Material" by Alexis Hall (cover)
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Not Betting on Forever by Natasha Moore


Bend Toward the Sun by Jen Devon (review)
Ruthless by Gena Showalter (review)
The Forgotten Cottage by Courtney Ellis
Black Boy, Black Boy by Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, Illustrated by Ken Daley
The Royal Tutor (vol. 17)
The Impossible Girl by Ashley White

"Bend Toward the Sun" by Jen Devon (cover)
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The Highlander’s Tudor Lass by Heather McCollum


The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Azar on Fire by Olivia Abtahi
Aven Green Music Machine by Dusti Bowling

"The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches" by Sangu Mandanna (cover)
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Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston
In the Event of Love by Courtney Kae

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Waiting on Wednesday – July 27, 2022

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.

Do you watch any K-dramas?

This Wednesday I can’t wait for Seoulmates by Susan Lee.

I’ve never seen a K-drama – I hardly watch TV these days. But I know it’s super popular, so it has got me partially interested in reading this book. It seems like my kind of read and I can already relate to the main character, Hannah, in small ways. A second chance, friends to lovers romance? Sounds utterly sweet.

I love the cover too. I watched a time lapse reel on IG of it being made and was so amazed by the work and amount of detail that went into it. I wish I could make digital art like that. The artist really succeeded in creating an appealing cover to go with an equally appealing story.

I can’t wait to see how the two former best friends reconnect after so much time apart.

Seoulmates releases September 20, 2022.

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ABOUT: Her ex-boyfriend wants her back. Her former best friend is in town. When did Hannah’s life become a K-drama?

Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out—the perfect summer with her boyfriend, Nate, and then a fun senior year with their friends.

But then Nate does what everyone else in Hannah’s life seems to do—he leaves her, claiming they have nothing in common. He and all her friends are newly obsessed with K-pop and K-dramas, and Hannah is not. After years of trying to embrace the American part and shunning the Korean side of her Korean American identity to fit in, Hannah finds that’s exactly what now has her on the outs.

But someone who does know K-dramas—so well that he’s actually starring in one—is Jacob Kim, Hannah’s former best friend, whom she hasn’t seen in years. He’s desperate for a break from the fame, so a family trip back to San Diego might be just what he needs…that is, if he and Hannah can figure out what went wrong when they last parted and navigate the new feelings developing between them.

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Waiting On Wednesday – July 13, 2022

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.

Excuse me while I fangirl over the striking cover of TJ Klune’s In the Lives of Puppets.

This may be the strangest cast of characters ever haphazardly assembled, but I am here for it. Klune has a way of making the unusual or ordinary into something totally worthwhile. And with the recent reveal of the cover art – which is very much aligned with the covers of his past two standalones (both excellent reads) – I am even more excited for this new book of Klune’s even if I have to wait until next year to read it. Klune is an auto-read and auto-buy author. Come what may, I am fully prepared for my feelings to be destroyed and/or possibly ugly cry – again.

In the Lives of Puppets releases March 28, 2023.

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ABOUT: New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.

In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots–fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.

The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled “HAP,” he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio-a past spent hunting humans.

When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.

Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: Can he accept love with strings attached?

Inspired by Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, and like Swiss Family Robinson meets Wall-E, In the Lives of Puppets is a masterful stand-alone fantasy adventure from the beloved author who brought you The House in the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door.

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.

As promised, I’m spotlighting my top 10 most anticipated books releasing in the second half of 2022. Lots of sequels and novels I’m counting down the days until.

Master of Iron by Tricia Levenseller (July 26)

I need to know what happens next. Book 1 didn’t go the way I expected or maybe I had too high expectations, but I still liked it. I thought the social anxiety rep was done really well, I loved the bond between sisters, and the world-building was great. Some things I didn’t like. Since this is a duology I want to know how it all ends. I’m optimistic about book 2.

The Forgotten Cottage by Courtney Ellis (Aug 9)

I like that this will be told in dual points of view by characters who are connected but separated by 100+ years. I’m intrigued by how the past (1914) impacts the present (2014) and the potential for great character growth and soul-searching. Ellis debuted last year and wow I was so I’m pressed, so this second historical novel was an insta-must-read long before now.

Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston (Aug 30)

The original release date was February of this year but it got pushed back. Book 1 blew me away. It was the kind of fantasy, supernatural, Black girl magic kind of story I’ve been looking for. Amari still has much to prove to the supernatural community, but she has the skills and heart to overcome.

Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams (Sept 6)

Denise Williams has become a must-read author ever since How to Fail at Flirting. I am enamored with her heartfelt romances and the strength of her main characters. I like that this latest novel is going to be a great enemies with benefits to lovers tale and that it centers around weddings.

Maya and the Lord of Shadows by Rena Barron (Sept 13)

It’s the final book of this series. Maya has worked hard to prove how capable she is. There have been plenty of missteps and impulsive decisions made, but I’ve been enjoying it nonetheless. Things took a turn in book 2 in new and interesting ways, so I wonder if those things will impede or help Maya defeat the Lord of Shadows once and for all.

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (Nov 8)

If you’re like me, Legendborn rocked your bookish world and destroyed your feelings so much that you have been in a book hangover for almost the past two years waiting for Bloodmarked’s release. This series is unlike any story I’ve ever read, infusing Black history and retelling the Arthurian legend into an accessible, thrilling, contemporary fantasy. I can’t wait to see how the characters deal with the fallout from book 1.

A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal by Preslaysa Williams (Nov 8)

I can’t wait to return to the lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina. The author’s descriptions of the area in her previous title made it seem so picturesque and steeped in history. This new book is a second chance romance, which is one of my favorite tropes. The premise is interesting and already tugging at the heartstrings. Williams is a great storyteller. I’m looking forward to reading more of her work.

The Choice by Nora Roberts (Nov 22)

Book 1 was astounding. I’m currently reading book 2 so that I have adequate time to process things before this third and final book releases. I’m trying my hardest not to peak at the synopsis. But I will gladly obsess over its beautiful cover art in the meantime.

This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy (Dec 6)

Another anticipated sequel from a series that was utterly amazing. Two twin sisters torn apart by the wicked world of politics and fate, their bond seemed irreparable. Now they work to reunite and potentially save Tourin from disaster. The odds are very much stacked against them. It’s hard to undo years of fear and hatred, waning magic, and those who plot against the queendom. I’m nervous but excited to read on.

The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken (Dec 27)

New book, new sister featured in this humorous and captivating fantasy series. Change and war are on the horizon. Each sister so far has been coming into their own, showing how strong, loyal, and capable they are. I wonder how Ainsley’s character will impact the overall story and I wonder what kind of relationship she’ll forge with Gruffyn. All things considered, book 3 is sure to be an entertaining read.

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