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New This Week

June 21, 2022

This week we have two picks that haven’t gathered the holds like we think they deserve. The first is the launch of an epic fantasy series by an author who always brings something fresh to the table. The second is a romantic comedy (perfect for vacation reading) that offers some depth in addition to the light and swoony romance. Pick your favorite and jump the line while you can!

In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan

The author of the acclaimed Powder Mage series of flintlock fantasies is back with a brand new series starter. Demir Grappo fled a life of wealth and power to live as an exile. When his mother is murdered he returns to his old life, only to discover that godglass, the substance that powers all of civilization, is running out. Epic fantasy fans will want to take note.


Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic by Lauren Ho

Fans of romantic comedies with some unexpected depth may have found themselves enjoying Lauren Ho’s first book, Last Tang Standing. Her latest builds on that reputation with the story of a woman who is tired of waiting for Mr. Right to build the family she wants. Instead, she joins a platonic co-parenting site and finds the perfect co-parent. Together (but not together), they’ll move to Singapore to raise a family while also navigating the complexities of their relationship, their families’ disapproval, and a thoroughly modern parenting scheme in a world that values tradition.