Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne
On Sale: November 2018
Zivah and Dineas have done the impossible: they’ve successfully infiltrated the Amparan Empire’s center of power, gathered powerful intelligence about the cause of the Rosemarked plague and its weaponization, and have escaped with their lives. Under the cover of darkness and subterfuge, the pair flees from central Ampara and makes their way to Zivah’s mountain village, where both of their people—Zivah’s Dara village and Dineas’s Shidadi warrior tribe—await.
Getting home is just ...
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
Release date: November 2018
“Our bodies are not ornaments, they are instruments.”
In the world of Honoku, there are humans and there are yokai. Crafted with magical abilities and bearing fanciful, wild physical features such as scaled or transparent flesh, the yokai are powerful and feared by humankind. And so, to combat their fear, humans have outlawed the yokai and enslaved them with magics of their own, thanks to the power of ...
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Release date: October 2018
Some people were matches, a bit of light and no heat. And some were furnaces, all heat but little light. And then, once in a blue moon, there was a bonfire, something so hot and bright you couldn't stand too near without burning.
Marcella Morgan is tired of being taken for granted.
She loved her husband—truly loved him. Ever since they first met at college, Marcella and Marcus were ...
Holy cosplay-clad fandom, Batman! It’s time for New York Comic Con! Running from October 4 through 6, nearly 200,000 devoted fans will make their way to the Javits Convention Center in whole-hearted celebration of all things pop-geekery. With booths representing the biggest franchises and powerhouses in the industry (Marvel, DC) to the energy and hustle of indie creator tables in Artist’s Alley, NYCC has something for everyone.
This, of course, includes science fiction and fantasy books.
While San Diego ...
On Sale: October 2018
Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
Originally published in 1818, the hubris of Victor Frankenstein and his creation has inspired readers, film goers, and television watchers for two centuries. In Kiersten White’s newest novel, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s classic gets a new interpretation—this time from the perspective of young Elizabeth Lavenza. You remember Elizabeth, of course—the sweet, beautiful young girl adopted by the Frankenstein family when she and Victor are ...
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
Release date: August 2018
On the back of the sea, who do we trust?
When our ship falters, who do we trust?
In a storm of Bullets, who do we trust,
Caledonia Styx knows heartbreak. Her entire life, Cal has lived on the high seas in awe of her mother, the captain of the Ghost. So much so, that Cal begs her mother for the chance to ...
Power is a tricky thing.
It can embolden and enable rebellions, catapulting the disenfranchised into action to take what has been lost or stripped from them. It can inspire hunger and greed, creating a vicious cycle of amassing and protecting it at all costs—even if it means taking it from others.
I’ve been thinking a lot about power lately—the genesis of it, the lack of it, the struggles inherent in trying to keep it. In science fiction and fantasy, the ...
I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me.
Ever since they were children, Jovan and Kalina have worked towards a singular purpose — to serve their family, their city, and, above all, their Chancellor. Though Kalina is the elder of the two siblings, her physical condition — a weaker immune system and asthmatic lungs — prevent her from taking her role as proofer. That is, food taster. Jovan inherits that honor, working tirelessly from the age ...