10 New Must-Read Books Out This Week

Including new titles from Emma Donoghue, R.F. Kuang, and Karin Slaughter.

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Fantasy novels, thrillers, romances, and more hit bookstores this week.

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One of TikTok’s most anticipated books, Lightlark — the story of a young queen who enters a once-in-a-lifetime competition to free her people from a deadly curse — finally lands on shelves this week.
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In this speculative romance, a cheerful undertaker falls for an anonymous pen pal — who just happens to be her nemesis, the town’s grumpy marshal.
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Emerson Wilde’s small-town life is upended when she suddenly develops magical powers... and learns that all of her friends have them, too.
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A pious monk living in 7th-century Ireland takes two acolytes — one a young orphan, the other an elderly, lonely man — to live in seclusion on a mysterious island. But tensions quickly rise, and with a harsh winter on the way, their chances of survival seem slim.
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Robin, a Chinese orphan, is given a new start in life when a British benefactor whisks him away to London to prepare for a career in linguistics. But when he realizes his work will help the British colonize the world, Robin finds himself torn between two missions.
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In this stunning follow-up to A Magic Steeped in Poison, four exiled women take on a prince who used assassination and subterfuge to steal the throne.
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Determined to make his own way in the world, Trey forgoes his six-figure inheritance and moves to New York City. There, he joins a community of gay Black men who take refuge in a bathhouse as the AIDS crisis builds outside.
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In this sequel to Pieces of Her, Andrea begins her new career as a U.S. Marshal by trekking to Longbill Beach, where she’ll protect a judge plagued by threats. Far more interesting for Andrea, however, is the unsolved murder locals have kept mum about for 40 years.
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With Helen Jean on her deathbed, her prodigal children and grandchildren return home for a climactic family reunion, years in the making.
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