Bayron, Kalynn: This Poison Heart
(Bloomsbury USA 978-1-5476-0390-9, $15.99, 384 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
YA novel featuring adopted teen Briseis, who has a power over plants. She only starts to learn the full extent of her power when an unexpected inheritance gives her a 40-acre estate full of deadly plants and secrets about her birth family.
deVos, Kelly: Eat Your Heart Out
(Penguin Random House/Razorbill 978-0-593-20482-5, $18.99, 352 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
Young-adult humorous zombie horror novel. Kids stuck at a weight-loss camp are beseiged by zombies.
Feehan, Christine: Murder at Sunrise Lake
(Penguin Random House/Berkley 978-0-593-33314-3, $28.00, 432 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
Standalone thriller/mystery novel with psychic elements. Stella Harrison, a serial killer’s daughter, has a gift for sensing serial killers through her dreams, and one’s about to strike the tiny mountain town where she has a resort.
Gerber, Daryl Wood: A Glimmer of a Clue
(Kensington 978-1-4967-2636-0, $15.95, 336 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
Fantasy mystery novel, the second in the Fairy Garden series featuring Courtney Kelly, who has a real fairy in her fairy garden store in Carmel CA.
Mandanna, Sangu: A War of Swallowed Stars
(Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press 978-1-5107-3380-0, $17.99, 288 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, June 29, 2021)
Young-adult space opera SF novel, third in the Celestial Trilogy. War is destroying the galaxy. Esmae has vanished without a trace. A terrifying, ravenous beast is devouring the stars one by one. Titania is offered a gift that may well be a curse. Alexi, the exiled prince, is asked to pay a heavy price for his mistakes. And far, far away, on a dark, mysterious planet, a sleeping god stirs awake
Mikuta, Zoe Hana: Gearbreakers
(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1-250-26950-8, $18.99, 416 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
Young-adult novel about two girls on opposite sides of a war involving giant mecha weapons called Windups.
Newman, James: Ride or Die
(Silver Shamrock , $10.99, 110 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, June 29, 2021)
A good girl learns that her father is having an affair and decides to be the bad girl for just one night, and chase away the homewrecker. Instead she finds a house of horrors.
Sagara, Michelle: Cast in Conflict
(Harlequin/Mira 978-0-7783-0938-3, $16.99, 544 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
Fantasy novel, 16th in the Chronicles of Elantra series. In the upheaval surrounding the Academia, the Tower in the fief of Candallar is now without its lord. The Towers were created to protect Elantra against Shadow. Dragon Bellusdeo wants to captain the Tower and continue a war she’ll never be able to abandon. But Sedarias, leader of the Barrani cohort, wants the Tower for the cohort. And Barrani and Dragons don’t negotiate, even when they’re living under the same roof.
Scott, Cavan: Star Wars: The Rising Storm
(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-15941-5, $28.99, 448 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
Star Wars tie-in novel. The heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe, following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi.
Sharpson, Neil: When the Sparrow Falls
(Tor 978-1-250-78421-6, $26.99, 336 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
SF spy novel set in 23rd-century Eastern Europe, where remnants of pure humanity hold out against an AI controlled world.
Teerdhala, Swati: The Chariot at Dusk
(HarperCollins/Tegen Books 978-0-06-286927-2, $18.99, 432 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
Young-adult epic fantasy novel inspired by Indian history and myth, the third book in the series begun in The Tiger at Midnight.
Wilson, F. Paul: Double Threat
(Tor/Forge 978-1-250-77664-8, $26.99, 384 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 29, 2021)
A standalone SF thriller novel, A female con artist encounters a slug-like creature named Pard, which melds with her, becoming a voice in her head and giving her the potentially profitable gift of healing.
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