A quick overview of some of the new releases coming out this month. The twist? There is only a one-lined synopsis to get you intrigued.
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Spectacle (Zdrok) • In 1887 Paris, Nathalie, a daily morgue reporter, gets caught up in a hunt for a serial killer when she has a vision of a young woman being murdered the same day a corpse is pulled from the Seine.
Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss (West) • Lacey Barnes has always wanted to be a movie star but struggling to balance filming and finishing high school was not the dream; good thing her father hired straight-laced Donavan to tutor her.
Watch Us Rise (Watson/Hagan) 🌷 • When one of Jasmine and Chelsea’s videos about intersectional feminism go viral, they are forced to fight off trolls and tradition-prone principals if they want their voices to be heard.
The Priory of the Orange Tree (Shannon) 🌷 • In a world divided, a queen without heir must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction; while across the dark sea, a dragon rider has been training to wake an ancient evil.
The Black Coats (Oakes) • When Natalie is invited to join the Black Coats, a secret society who exact vengeance on men who hurt women, she thinks she will finally be able to avenge her cousin but the Balancings’ brutality forces her to confront her own views on justice.
Watch Hollow (Funaro) • When Lucy and Oliver move to Watch Hollow, they have no idea that the clock their father is hired to repair does more than tell time… but they’re about to find out.
The Weight of Our Sky (Alkaf) 🌷🍄 • Melati is a music-loving teen w/ ocd who will do everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the 1969 Malaysian race riots.
The Lost Man (Harper) • The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish when their middle brother, Cameron, is found dead at an isolated landmark in outback Queensland.
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried (Hutchinson) • When Dino’s ex-best friend July dies unexpectedly but then sort of kind of comes back to life, they must figure out just what went so wrong in their friendship.
To Night Owl from Dogfish (Sloan/Wolitzer) • The Parent Trap with gay dads.
The Art of Losing (Mason) • Harley’s life is forever changed when her sister never comes home from the party where she caught her hooking up with her boyfriend.
An Affair of Poisons (Thorley) • After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin begins brewing curatives to undermine her mother’s Shadow Society and help her former enemy reclaim control of Paris.
The Beauty of the Moment (Bhathena) 🌷 • The story of Susan, the driven new girl from Saudi Arabia who desperately wants to be an artist, and Malcolm, the bad boy trying to put his life back together after his mother’s death.
The Waning Age (Grove) • In this parallel San Francisco, most children start to lose their ability to feel emotions in their teens but Natalia’s younger brother is kidnapped by a shadowy corporation when he shows signs of being an exception.
Bloom (Panetta/Ganucheau) 🌸 • Ari wants to escape his father’s stifling bakery for the big city but when he’s interviewing for his replacement, he meets Hector: a boy who loves baking as much as Ari hates it.
Nick and June Were Here (Stanley) 🍄 • When June’s recently diagnosed schizophrenia sends her to the hospital and her boyfriend Nick’s latest crime threatens a prison sentence, they decide to run away together.
Look Closer (Lewis) • When Tegan’s father dies, she starts to find names of strangers in random places – a cereal box, a windowsill, a food wrapper – who have one thing in common: if she doesn’t save them that day, they will die.
The Hiding Place (Tudor) • A teacher with a hidden agenda returns to settle scores at a school he once attended, only to uncover a darker secret than he could have imagined.
Warrior of the Wild (Levenseller) • Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior but when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away (Smith) • Something strange happens on a camping trip that has twelve-year-old Simon – who is obsessed with aliens and owls – questioning whether he’s about to be abducted for real or the victim of his own overactive imagination.
The Antidote (Sackier) • In a world where even life-saving magic is illegal, Fee must use her abilities in secret to save her deathly ill best friend.
The Hunting Party (Foley) • A group of friends take their annual New Years holiday to the Scottish Highlands but decades-long tensions begin to boil and two days later, one of them is dead… and another of them did it.
On the Come Up (Thomas) 🌷 • As the daughter of an underground rap legend, Bri wants nothing to be to the greatest rapper of all time but when her mum expectedly loses her job, homelessness becomes a very real possibility.
Sorry Not Sorry (Reed) 🌷🍄💐 • When Alyssa’s diabetes turns life-threatening without a kidney transplant, she has no choice but to mend her relationship with her ex-best friend, Janelle, who is her only donor match.
Immoral Code (Clark) 🌸🌷 • When Narioka’s best friend has her scholarship turned down because her estranged father is rich, she teams up with her ragtag group of tech friends to hack Something(?) and steal the money.
Four Dead Queens (Scholte) • When Keralie, a pickpocket, intercepts a comm disk showing the brutal murder of the kingdom’s four queens, she teams up with the original messenger to use the evidence as a bartering chip.
The Dysasters (Cast/Cast) • When Foster and Tate meet during a deadly tornado and unlock abilities to control the air, they learn that they are a part a group of teens Foster’s scientist father genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements.
Last of Her Name (Khoury) • When the Direktor arrives in Stacia’s small province claiming she is not only a long lost princess but the only survivor of a royal massacre sixteen years ago, it sets her off on a dangerous journey to rescue her friend.
A Danger to Herself and Others (Sheinmel) • Hannah is institutionalisaed after an accident involving her roommate and the only one who can get her to open up is the new resident, Lucy.
Song for a Whale (Kelly) 🌷🍄 • Twelve-year-old Iris sets out on a road trip with her grandmother, determined to use her Deafness and tech skills to find a way to communicate with the world’s loneliest whale, Blue 55.
Enchantée (Trelease) • After her brother disappears with her family’s savings, Camille uses forbidden dark magic to charm herself into the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, only to find herself playing a game of deadly secrets as revolution sweeps across Paris.
The Great Unknowable End (Ormsbee) • Stella and Galliard’s small town is afflicted with bizarre weather phenomena like red lightning the same week a giant mysterious clock appears above their town hall, ticking down to some great, unknowable end.
The Afterward (Johnston) 🌷🌸 • An apprentice knight and a not-at-all reformed thief try to figure out what to do with their lives a year after they saved the world.
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee (Zentner) • Delia and Josie may host a campy creature feature show on the local station together but the bonds of their friendships will be tested as they try to figure out their lives post-graduation.
Malice (Dunn) • In a race against time, our unnamed protagonist must figure out the identity of the boy in their class who will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.
The Ruin of Kings (Lyons) • When Kihrin, a bastard orphan, is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, he finds himself at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and a destiny that claims he will destroy an empire.
Master of Sorrows (Call) • Annev de Breth is an outsider even amongst the Academy’s warrior-thieves; struggling with the burdens of forbidden magic, he must learn to either embrace the doctrine of his tutors or accept the more difficult truth of who he is.
Smoke and Summons (Holmberg) • Sanis is a human vessel for an ancient spirit, able to transform against her will into an unstoppable weapon; in order to escape her master’s clutches, she must turn to cunning thief-for-hire Rone who has his own unique ability to grant himself immortality for one minute every day.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (James) 🌷 • Tracker, known for his hunting skills, joins a hodgepodge band of colourful characters, including a shapeshifting man, to help track down a missing boy… but the more they search, the more they begin to wonder just who this boy really is.
We Set the Dark on Fire (Mejia) • Daniela trains for her future duty as either a wife or a mother, but when she is asked to spy for a resistance group fighting for equality, she’ll have to decide whether she can sacrifice her own privilege for the greater good.
Crown of Feathers (Preto) 🌸🌷 • In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.
The Cerulean (Ewing) • Sera has always questioned the way of her people in the sapphic utopia Cerulean, but when she is chosen to be the sacrifice that breaks the tether between the City Above the Sky and the earthly world below, she learns the dangers she was warned about may be true.
Stolen Time (Rollins) • When Ash goes on a mission to rescue his professor who figured out the secret to time travel, he expected to put an end to the natural disasters and gang violence terrorising his timeline, not meet a girl trying to escape the suffocating confines of 1913.
Gates of Stone (Macallan) • In a world of blood and magic, the fates of an emperor’s daughter and a small island prince will entwine as a sorcerer begins his mission to unleash catastrophe upon the land.