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    SPELLBREAKER BY CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG

    Title: Spellbreaker Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Release date: November 1, 2020 Pages: 300 Series: Book 1 of 2: Spellbreaker Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb A world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in the newest fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician. The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against…

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    THE SONGBOOK OF BENNY LAMENT BY AMY HARMON

    Title: The Songbook of Benny Lament Author: Amy Harmon Release date: March 16, 2021 Pages: 444 Series: Standalone Rating: FIVE STARS Blurb From the bestselling author of What the Wind Knows and From Sand and Ash comes a powerful love story about a musical duo who put everything on the line to be together. New York, 1960: For Benny Lament, music is his entire life. With his father’s deep ties to the mob, the Bronx piano man has learned that love and family can get you in trouble. So he keeps to himself, writing songs for other musicians, avoiding the spotlight…until the night his father brings him to see Esther Mine sing. Esther is…

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    NAMESAKE BY ADRIENNE YOUNG

    Title: Namesake Author: Adrienne Young Release date:  March 16, 2021 Series: Book 2 of 2: Fable Pages: 368  Rating: 5 STARS Blurb Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology. Trader. Fighter. Survivor. With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems. As Fable descends deeper into a world…

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    A COURT OF SILVER FLAMES BY SARAH J. MAAS

    Title: A Court of Silver Flames Author: Sarah J. Maas Release date: February 16, 2021 Series: Book 5 of 5: A Court of Thorns and Roses Pages: 768  Rating: FIVE STARS Blurb Sarah J. Maas’s sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre’s fiery sister, Nesta. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.…

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    FABLE BY ADRIENNE YOUNG

    Title: Fable Author: Adrienne Young Release date:  September 1, 2020 Series: Fable Pages: 361  Rating: 4 STARS Blurb Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology. Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men. As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever…

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    EASTERN LIGHTS BY BRITTAINY CHERRY

    Title: Eastern Lights Author: Brittainy Cherry Release date: February 17, 2021 Series: Compass Pages: 424  Rating: 5 STARS Blurb I once met a man on a cold Halloween night. He dressed as a superhero, and I dressed in red. For one night, I was his break from reality, and he was the temporary fix for my broken heart. Two years later, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to become a senior editor at one of the biggest magazine companies in the world. The only catch? Nail an exclusive interview with New York’s finest bachelor: Connor Roe. To the rest of the world he was becoming one of the…

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    THE EX-TALK BY RACHEL LYNN SOLOMON

    Title: The Ex Talk Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Release date: January 26, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 345 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon’s sparkling romantic comedy debut. Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately it’s been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who’s fresh off a journalism master’s program and convinced he knows everything about public radio. When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk,…

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    AURORA RISING BY AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF

    Title: Aurora Rising Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Release date: November 24th, 2020 Book details: Book 1 of 2: The Aurora Cycle Pages: 475 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . . The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . . A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasmA sociopath scientist with…

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    CONCRETE ROSE BY ANGIE THOMAS

    Title: Concrete Rose Author: Angie Thomas Release date: January 12, 2021 Book details: Prequel of The Hate U Give Pages: 368 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not…

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    AMELIA UNABRIDGED BY ASHLEY SCHUMACHER

    Title: Amelia Unabridged Author: Ashley Schumacher Release date: February 16, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 304 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Sparks fly between two teens as they grapple with grief, love, and the future in this unforgettable debut novel sure to entice fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer E. Smith Eighteen-year-old Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by the young and reclusive prodigy N. E. Endsley. They’re the books that brought her and her best friend Jenna together after Amelia’s father left and her family imploded. So when Amelia and Jenna get the opportunity to attend a book festival with Endsley in attendance, Amelia is ecstatic.…