10 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Taylor Jenkins Reid, Jessie Burton, and Elizabeth Lim.

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Fantasy novels, thrillers, and more await you this week.

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This follow-up to The Miniaturist, set at the dawn of the 18th century, centers on Thea — an artistic young Dutch woman who finds herself torn between a creative life and a comfortable one as she comes of age.
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Rio Cortez’s debut poetry collection excavates the history of her Afropioneer ancestors, who were among the first Black people to move west after Reconstruction. Already, Golden Ax has earned praise from the likes of Roxane Gay and Jason Reynolds.
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In All of Us Villains, a deadly, once-in-a-generation tournament went disastrously awry. Now, its sequel picks up with the surviving champions as they face a history-making choice: Continue with the time-honored bloodshed, or find a new way forward?
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For centuries, a cruel royal family has ruled by exploiting the powers of a god, held captive underneath their palace. When the god finally breaks free, she’ll do anything she can to end their reign of terror.
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Liz just wanted a She Shed: a space in her backyard that was hers and hers alone. She couldn’t have guessed that in building it, she’d release a demonic force... and that she’d wind up possessed, leaving her three best friends to save her — and their neighborhood — from unholy terror.
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Elizabeth Lim’s Six Crimson Cranes sequel is out this week. The Dragon’s Promise follows Shiori as she takes on a new quest: to return a magical artifact — which seems to have a mind of its own — to the dragon who lost it.
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The highly-anticipated new novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid (Daisy Jones & The Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo), Carrie Soto Is Back follows a 37-year-old tennis champ as she comes out of retirement to face off against a rising star.
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When his fears of court intrigue end with a preventable death, an anxious young prince struggles to get back into the good graces of his sister — the queen — by solving a mystery involving counterfeit coinage, assisted by his stoic and handsome new bodyguard.
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Two Black students at a majority-white prep school — one the editor of the school newspaper, the other in line to become the next varsity quarterback — are iced out after they catch wind of a sexual assault scandal involving the school’s celebrated football team.
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Alice is set to testify in her sister’s murder trial — but before she can take the stand, she’s knocked out cold. Upon waking, Alice finds herself pulled back in time to the night of her sister’s death. Has she been given a chance to stop the killer, or is something far fouler afoot?
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