Here are some new reads for the book worm community to enjoy this upcoming summer.
The Corpse Queen by Heather M. Herrman
A dark historical novel which focuses on feminist undertones that twist in this thriller about a teenage orphan named Molly Green who is sent to live with her Aunt Ava when her best friend Kitty dies in a mysterious death. Being an unmarried girl in the 1850’s Philadelphia she feels like a tool for labor but realizes this so-called aunt of hers is very rich with a few secrets which she shares—for a price. Aunt Ava has gained her wealth by robbing graves and selling corpses to med students. She wants Molly’s help to gather the corpses. She soon learns about the process that occurs at night and is terrified but fascinated by what she learns from Doctor LaSalle. Molly can’t wait to be part of his group of male students. However, a murderer is loose in the city and Molly might be tangled into a deadly fate.
Burden Falls by Kat Ellis
Burden Falls is a small town that has superstition written all over it. Burden Falls is most known for its creepy mascot—and of course its cursed waterfall. Ava Thorn knows this to be true since she witnessed an accident last year which has caused her nightmares. But when someone close to Ava is murdered and she is the primary suspects she wonders if the legends in this suspicious town are truer than legends. Ava must find out the secrets behind Burden Falls and why the Thorns are the target.
A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I Lin
Ning blames herself for her mother’s death. She was the one who brewed the poison tea—a poison tea that she had no clue about, a tea that threatens to take her sister Shu.
When Ning hears about a competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shennong-shi—masters of the ancient and magical art of tea making, she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will get a favor from the princess which will be Ning’s only chance to save her sister, Shu’s life. But the competition: consisting of competitors that can stab you in the back, a handsome boy with a shocking secret and bloody court politics; Ning wonders if she is the one in grave danger.
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
Kat and Steve are polar opposites, theater kids and best friends who’ve decided to spend a night in New York City. Their plan consists of seeing a lay, eating at the most popular restaurant and having a great night.
Who knew their plan can fall apart so quickly.
They haven’t gotten off the train when their phones are somehow destroyed, family drama stirs and a pair of unexpected Pomeranians get in the picture. In the next few hours they have to deal with old flames, horrible theater and cab drivers that aren’t helpful. But on the plus side there are cute boys, parties to crash and an amazing museum to explore. Despite the night going from bad to somewhat amazing, Kat and Stevie learn about their friendship and choices and soon discover what they each want for the future.