Summer is in full swing and this week we celebrate Independence Day! This Frolic YA expert plans to spend her time reading some new releases, how about all of you?
With that said, we have done our research, and have some bookish offerings for you this holiday week. So get to shopping and let me and us know if you pick up any of these new books!
Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart
In this sequel to Grace and Fury, banished by Asa at the end of Grace and Fury, Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never sets foot in the palace again. Their only hope is to find Nomi’s sister, Serina, on the prison island of Mount Ruin. But when Nomi and Malachi arrive, it is not the island of conquered, broken women that they expected. It is an island in the grip of revolution, and Serina, polite, submissive Serina, is its leader.
Betrayal, grief, and violence have changed both sisters, and the women of Mount Ruin have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of their island prison. They plan to sweep across the entire kingdom, issuing in a new age of freedom for all. But first they’ll have to get rid of Asa, and only Nomi knows how.
Separated once again, this time by choice, Nomi and Serina must forge their own paths as they aim to tear down the world they know and build something better in its place.
This sequel is a definite must for fans of edgy twists and turns and super immersive fantasy.
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia
Comic book character fans, rejoice, for there’s a new book in town sure to please.
When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom, and Raven’s memory, she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening, impossible things, Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.
But as she grows closer to her foster sister, Max, her new friends, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she’s ready to face what’s buried in the past…and the darkness building inside her.
This story is one sure to be enjoyed by fans of true adventures and strong female leads.
The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair
In this thriller, Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality, but she’s learned the hard way that it’s an addicting and dangerous power. One wrong move and you could hurt someone you love.
But when she earns a spot in the Tournament of the Unraveling, where competitors battle it out for a chance to rewrite the past, Vesper finally has a shot to reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever. She turns to Sam Hardy, a former MMA fighter who’s also carrying a tragedy he desperately wants to undo. However, helping heal Sam’s heart will mean breaking her own, and the competition forces her to master her powers, and these powers are some that she has been terrified of since they destroyed her life.
Make sure to pick this up if you’re a fan of pure suspense and thrills.