Books

The Best New Books Out This Week, From ‘Caul Baby’ to ‘Peaces’

Morgan Jerkins’ debut novel and Helen Oeyemi’s Gingerbread follow-up are on this week’s list of must-reads.

Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

This week's most exciting books include 11 new YA, horror, and literary novels.

We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

Giphy

When his prom-posal plans are dashed by a homophobic cyberattack, a small-town high school student finds himself on a mission to unmask the anonymous bully.
$19.99
See On Amazon
'Caul Baby' by Morgan Jerkins
Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery
The Melancon family is in the magic business. But when a child born outside their clan promises to have the same powers, the Melancons adopt her and shield her from the outside world — until her birth mother finally catches up to her.
$27.99
See On Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery
An American ballerina studying in France for the summer has her plans interrupted when a handsome Parisian boy shows her the city’s greatest sights. Mia was in town on business... but is there time for a little romance as well?
$18.99
See On Amazon
Two of the stories in Kim Bo-young’s I’m Waiting for You follow a pair of lovers who, amid cosmic interferences, struggle to make it home in time for their wedding. The other two center on a holy man whose faith is shaken when the gods try to squash his child’s rebellion.
$26.99
See On Amazon
A teenager cursed with the ability to see the future must try to change it when he learns that his younger brother is fated to die — and soon.
$18.98
See On Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery
Markriss has just been given the chance to board the Ark — a safe haven for the privileged few — but what he finds inside will force him to question everything he thought to be true.
$28.95
See On Solid State Books
Gingerbread author Helen Oyeyemi returns to shelves this week with Peaces. In this surreal novel, two men and their pet mongoose board a train for a much-needed holiday, but find themselves caught up in a whimsical mystery for the ages.
$27
See On Brain Lair Books
Years after they used an old spell to siphon ambition out of stolen treasure, two young friends are forced into one last gold heist, in Sanjena Sathian’s powerful debut.
$27
See On Amazon
Ann Shin’s debut novel follows a pair of young lovers torn apart by famine. When her boyfriend does not return to their university after visiting his family in rural North Korea, a well-to-do student sets out from Pyongyang on a mission to find him.
$26.99
See On Amazon