Hello Fellow Readers,
I hope you had a lovely weekend! I am posting today another round of “In Case You Missed It…“.
If you don’t know what this post series is, with “In Case You Missed It…” I am putting together recent (and mostly YA related) news I’ve seen around. It’s part of a couple of posts/projects I want to trial for this blog. I can’t promise it will be a weekly section for now but I will aim to make it at least monthly.
This week we have lots of amazing cover reveals:
📌Adalyn Grace, author of All The Stars and Teeth duology, reveals the cover of her new YA gothic novel Belladonna.
A girl confronts Death—and her own deathly powers—to solve a murder in this Gothic-infused, romantic young adult fantasy.
Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa Farrow has been raised by a string of guardians more interested in her wealth than her well-being—all of whom have died of mysterious circumstances. Her last remaining relatives are the Hawthornes, an eccentric family who live at Thorn Grove, a manor as glittering as it is gloomy.
Thorn Grove’s patriarch, Elijah, mourns his late wife, Lillian, through liquor and wild parties, while son Percy grapples to maintain the family’s waning reputation and daughter Blythe suffers from the same mysterious illness that killed her mother. But when Lillian’s spirit confronts Signa and claims it was poison that killed her and not an illness, Signa realizes that Blythe will be next to die unless the murderer is found.
Signa’s best chance of uncovering the culprit and solving Lillian’s murder is an alliance with Death himself—the very man she hates most. And Death, that fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side, shows her that their connection may be more powerful than she ever dared imagine.
Add this book to your Goodreads, it is expected to be published in August 2022.
📌Hodderscape and Lynette Noni presents the cover of the third and last book of The Prison Healer’s trilogy, The Blood Traitor.
She’d failed them. All of them. And now she was paying the price.
Kiva thought she knew what she wanted—revenge. But feelings change, people change… everything has changed.
After what happened at the palace, Kiva is desperate to know if her friends and family are safe, and whether those she wronged can ever forgive her. But with the kingdoms closer to the brink of war than they’ve ever been, and Kiva far away from the conflict, more is at stake than her own broken heart.
A fresh start will mean a perilous quest, forcing mortal enemies and uneasy allies together in a race against the clock to save not just Evalon, but all of Wenderall. With her loyalties now set, Kiva can no longer just survive—she must fight for what she believes in. For who she believes in. But with danger coming from every side, and the lives of everyone she loves at risk, does she have what it takes to stand, or will she fall?
The Blood Traitor will be out in June 2022 – add it to your Goodreads.
📌Tahereh Mafi presented the cover of her new awaited YA fantasy series – This Woven Kingdom.
Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people–bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.
To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.
The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom–and the world.
Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi, and Sabaa Tahir, this is the explosive first book in a new fantasy trilogy from the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-nominated author Tahereh Mafi.
“In a tale as exquisitely crafted as one of Alizeh’s own garments, Mafi weaves a spell of destiny and danger, forbidden love and courtly intrigue, magic and revolution.”–Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Hours
“This Woven Kingdom is an exquisite fantasy. Rich with clever prose, delicious twists, and breathtaking world building. Prepare to be destroyed–this one will wrench at your heart and make it pound, and in the end it will leave you entirely speechless.”–Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
This Woven Kingdom should be out in February 2022, add it here to your Goodreads.
📌Ashley Shuttleworth shares on her Twitter the cover for the second book of The Hollow Star Saga, sequel of A Dark and Hollow Star.
Half-fae Arlo becomes entangled in the courtly intrigue at the Seelie Summer palace as danger for ironborns mounts in this gripping sequel to A Dark and Hollow Star that’s The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones.
After thwarting the man behind the gruesome ironborn murders—and breaking several fae laws to do so—all Arlo wants is a quiet summer. As the deity of luck’s Hollow Star, capable of bringing about endless possibilities, this shouldn’t be too much to ask, right?
But someone is still trying to summon the mythical Seven Deadly Sins. All signs point to immortal meddling, and if this is the gods’ attempt at returning to the Mortal Realm, it’s Arlo they’re going to use to do it.
When Queen Riadne offers to host Arlo at the Seelie Summer palace, she jumps at the chance. She’ll get to see more of Vehan and Aurelian and perhaps even work out her complicated feelings for the gorgeous ex-Fury, Nausicaä. But no one trusts the infamous Queen of Light, even as Arlo wonders if she’s just been greatly misunderstood.
With the Summer Solstice quickly approaching, everyone expects Riadne to finally challenge the High King for his crown. And as Arlo struggles to get control of her powers and take charge of her destiny, she’ll soon be faced with a choice that won’t only change the fate of the Mortal Realm forever but could condemn it to a cruelty the likes of which the Courts have never known.
Add this book to your Goodreads.
That’s it for this round. Which of these cover reveals are you most excited about?
Do you have any YA news you want to share and you are excited about?
Let me know in the comments!