Book of Night by Holly Black
Holly Black debuts her first adult fantasy book about a world of shadow magic. For a cost, shadows can be altered for beauty or power, but the alterations take hours or days off your life. In this magical world, Charlie Hall is a bartender with a side hustle as a low-level con artist. When a figure from her past returns, Charlie is dragged into the magical underground market for shadow trading in this new modern dark fantasy series.
Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
Every summer, the Sinclair family vacations on their private island off the coast of Massachusetts. In Family of Liars, Lockhart takes you back a generation, to the parents’ youthful summer of secrets and sorrows that ends in betrayal, mistakes, and lasting consequences.
The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner
Sarah Donhauser is surprised when her stepdaughter Ruby announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend. With only three months to the wedding at the family’s summer house on Cape Cod, family secrets and regrets create road bumps for all of the family members. As the wedding nears, confrontations lead to plenty of family drama in this summer beach read.
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice feels satisfied with everything in her life except her distant relationship with her father. When she wakes up the next day, she finds she has been transported back in the past to her 16-year-old self. Now with the eyes of an adult, Alice sees it as an opportunity to connect with her father and correct past mistakes.
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
In her imaginative new historical fantasy, Kelly Barnhill details the Mass Dragoning of 1955. In a shocking event, hundreds of thousands of ordinary mothers and wives transform into dragons and fly away. Alex can’t stop wondering after her beloved aunt is involved, but the subject is taboo though the consequences to her family are far-reaching.
My Wife is Missing by D. J. Palmer
While on vacation to New York City, Michael Hart is shocked when his wife, Natalie, and their kids disappear. When he realizes she left voluntarily after discovering secrets about his past, Michael will stop at nothing to find them. Meanwhile, Natalie’s escape plan hits a hurdle when she begins to have crippling insomnia which makes her question who she can trust.
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
Set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, Beatriz loses her father and her home in one fell swoop. When the mysterious Don Rodolfo Solórzano proposes, Beatriz ignores suspicious rumors about his first wife and flees to his Hacienda San Isidro in the countryside. However, when Don Rodolfo returns to work, Beatriz begins having frightening visions at the house that leave her shaken.
The Favor by Nora Murphy
Leah and McKenna have never met before. Their lives are somehow parallel to each other. There are no coincidences or casual bumps that cause them to meet. They have no common ground, have no acknowledgement of each other’s existence, yet they live the same ‘happy lives’.
Until one night, it happened, Leah drives past McKenna’s house and sees her ‘perfect husband’ behave the way her’s does. Much like her own marriage, Leah chooses to keep an eye out for Mckenna. But certain events make Leah intervene.
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
In the fantasy epic The Stardust Thief, Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who hunts and sells illegal magic. With the help of her jinn bodyguard, she saves the life of a prince but inadvertently draws the attention of his father, the sultan. When the sultan blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp, Loulie, the prince, and the jinn must quest together or suffer the consequences.
Either/Or by Elif Batuman
The highly anticipated follow-up to The Idiot, Either/Or follows Selin’s sophomore year at Harvard University. Her first order of business is to reconcile everything that happened over summer vacation, which included her crush, Ivan, and a trip to Hungary she won’t ever forget. Literature syllabus in hand, Selin makes it her mission to explore all the seemingly universal parts of college: alcohol, parties, and sex. After that, she’ll return to the idea of international travel.
By the Book by Amanda Sellet
In By the Book, romance maven Jasmine Guillory introduces readers to 25-year-old Izzy, a woman who has become increasingly jaded with her work as an editorial assistant — and with being the company’s sole Black employee. Her big break comes when one of the publisher’s bestselling authors, Beau Towers, stalls out while writing his next novel.
Patience Is a Subtle Thief: A Novel by Abi Ishola-Ayodeji
As the eldest daughter of a wealthy chief, Patience has wanted only for love — and to know why her mother was ostracized from the family compound, leaving her only with her standoffish father and stepmother. When she moves to Lagos to attend university and meets up with her cousin, she begins to unravel the mystery, while also getting tied up in a tricky knot of her own.