New Releases

This week we’re watching for these two gorgeous new books.

A young woman with straight dark hair is holding many red flowers in her hands. Her ribs are visible and her skin in transparent so you can also see flowers within her body behind her ribs.Hungry Ghost by Victoria Ying
First Second

A beautiful and heart-wrenching young adult graphic novel takes a look at eating disorders, family dynamics, and ultimately, a journey to self-love.

Valerie Chu is quiet, studious, and above all, thin. No one, not even her best friend Jordan, knows that she has been binging and purging for years. But when tragedy strikes, Val finds herself taking a good, hard look at her priorities, her choices, and her own body. The path to happiness may lead her away from her hometown and her mother’s toxic projections—but first she will have to find the strength to seek help. — Cover image and summary via Goodreads

A Black teenage girl stands facing the viewer, though her head is turned slightly to the left. She is wearing Shakespeare era gray dress with a white shirt with sleeves that go past her elbows. She hair is up, and she is holding a sword in one hand, while the other is lifted. The blade of the sword seems to be turning into liquid metal and it forms almost a crescent around her head.That Self-Same Metal (Forge & Fracture Saga #1) by Brittany N. Williams
Amulet Books

Sixteen-year-old Joan Sands is a gifted craftswoman who creates and upkeeps the stage blades for William Shakespeare’s acting company, The King’s Men. Joan’s skill with her blades comes from a magical ability to control metal—an ability gifted by her Head Orisha, Ogun. Because her whole family is Orisha-blessed, the Sands family have always kept tabs on the Fae presence in London. Usually that doesn’t involve much except noting the faint glow around a Fae’s body as they try to blend in with London society, but lately, there has been an uptick in brutal Fae attacks. After Joan wounds a powerful Fae and saves the son of a cruel Lord, she is drawn into political intrigue in the human and Fae worlds.

Swashbuckling, romantic, and full of the sights and sounds of Shakespeare’s London, this series starter delivers an unforgettable story—and a heroine unlike any other.