New Book Tuesday: December 27th

Here are the new books coming out for this week on New Book Tuesday. Click each book for more information and to purchase. Which are you planning to read? Do you have a favorite of all the new titles being released this week? Tell us in the comments section below.

Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson

About the Book:

Senior year at Ellingham Academy for Stevie Bell isn’t going well. Her boyfriend, David, is studying in London. Her friends are obsessed with college applications. With the cold case of the century solved, Stevie is adrift. There is nothing to distract her from the questions pinging around her brain—questions about college, love, and life in general.

Relief comes when David invites Stevie and her friends to join him for study abroad, and his new friend Izzy introduces her to a double-murder cold case. In 1995, nine friends from Cambridge University went to a country house and played a drunken game of hide-and-seek. Two were found in the woodshed the next day, murdered with an ax.

The case was assumed to be a burglary gone wrong, but one of the remaining seven saw something she can’t explain. This was no break-in. Someone’s lying about what happened in the woodshed.

Seven suspects. Two murders. One killer still playing a deadly game.

About the Author:

Maureen Johnson is the bestselling author of several novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, the Truly Devious series, the Suite Scarlett series, and the Shades of London series. She has also written collaborative works such as Let It Snow with John Green and Lauren Myracle and The Bane Chronicles with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

About the Book:

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.

The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world.

Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi, and Sabaa Tahir, this is the explosive first book in a new fantasy trilogy from the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-nominated author Tahereh Mafi.

About the Author:

Tahereh Mafi is the National Book Award nominated and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of An Emotion of Great Delight, the This Woven Kingdom series, the Shatter Me series, A Very Large Expanse of SeaWhichwood, and Furthermore.

The Master Lightning Bolt by A. P. Mobley

About the Book:

After years of struggling to choose between duty to his gods and loyalty to his friends, Karter, Son of Zeus finally has the decision made for him.

Not only have the gods killed everyone he loves most, but his father has also received visions that Karter is meant to execute Diana, Daughter of Apollo. Apparently, when he does so, the war on the gods will end in Zeus’s favor, and, as a reward, Karter will be made into an immortal among the rest.

For a while, this seems like the perfect solution to Karter’s problems. After all, what he wants most is to forget his agonizing past and move toward a brighter future. But as he spends more time on Olympus, he begins to realize pain may not be so easily buried…

Karter will have to face the choices he’s made—and the gods who pushed him to make them. Otherwise, he’ll lose himself to the darkness forever.

About the Author:

A. P. Mobley is a YA fantasy author with an undying love for Greek mythology and epic, magical tales. She grew up in Wyoming and currently lives in South Dakota. She considers herself a huge nerd, loves coffee a little too much, and can be found snuggling with one of her pets into late hours of the night.

Blade of Fire by LM Preston 

About the Book:

There is always a price to pay for deception. Reece would make sure the creature that manipulated him into selling out his family, caused him to nearly kill his twin sister, days were numbered. He’d been captured by her enemy to pay his debt and finish her revenge. Reece let her believe that, but what he did, who he turned against her, will save his family and the world that Megan and Cyrillus wanted to destroy. He’d been the wrong pawn, and the girl that saved his life was the key to saving them all. Read other books in the Vigilant series: Insatiable Darkness, Caged Fire, Unbreakable Darkness, Scepter of Fire, Break the Darkness.

About the Author:

L.M. Preston, a native of Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. She is an author, an engineer, a professor, a mother and a wife. Her passion for writing and helping others to see their potential through her stories and encouragement has been her life’s greatest adventures.She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.