Pub Day Choices // 2021 October 5 – Simone and her books

Happy Pub Day!

I know I was on the blog MIA recently, but sometimes you run out of juice and you need some time for it to flow again. This month is a great month for book publishing as well. A terrible month is one of my favorites, and fall is the best season to empathize with some books. Will any of them be included in your TBR?

shattered midnight

Zora Broussard arrived in New Orleans with nothing more than a bag of clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanting red shoes. Fleeing the tragic calamity caused by her magic, Zora wants nothing more than to merge, as well as avoid being an unruly aunt and cousin cousin. Music is becoming Zora’s only escape, but she is considering whether she should give up everything to remove the powers that make her a target, especially as a black woman in the South.

But when Zora gets a chance to perform at a famous jazz club, she meets a cute white pianist named Phillip with her magic, including a strange mirror that foretells their future together. Once in forbidden love, Zora and Phillip must keep their relationship a secret. And they soon discover a complex connection between their families, a connection that could lead to disaster for both. In an era of separation and speaking, Zora must change her destiny and fight for the one she loves. . . or risk losing everything.

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blood of the chosen

“Fantasy at its best.” – Nicholas Eames, continued Solar ash In Djang Wexler’s second epic fantasy trilogy about two brothers and sisters separated by magic and revolution, Gyre must travel through the kingdoms of Splinter to summon the rebels to his side, and his sister Maya reveals the secrets of a powerful artifact that can change everything.

Gyre finally sees a way to overthrow the omnipotence of the twilight order. But he will have to gain an alliance of both ghosts and human rebels to the south to even stand. And connecting them won’t be that easy.

His sister Maya is still a warrior of the Order. But after a confrontation with a brother, she is not so sure where her loyalty lies. By tracing the origin of a mysterious artifact to a long-lost library, it can simply find the answers it is looking for.

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vespertine

Loraile’s dead are not longing.

Artemisia learns to be a gray sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the dead so that their souls can transmit; otherwise they will rise as spirits, hungry for the living. She prefers to interact with the dead than with the living, who whisper about her scarred hands and troubled past.

When its monastery is attacked by obsessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit associated with a relic of a saint. It’s the avenger, a vicious creature that threatens to occupy her at the moment she drops protection. She is almost wasting her extraordinary power, but Loraile came to his death, and only the vespert, the priesthood, taught to administer a high relic, has the opportunity to stop it. Having lost all knowledge of the Vespertins, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the avenger himself.

When she reveals the menacing mystery, mystery, and dark magic of the saints, her relationship with the avenger grows. And when evil begins to hide, she learns that in the face of this enemy, she may have to betray everything she has been taught to believe – if the avenger does not betray her first.

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spindle splintered

In the US today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow Broken shaft gives it a patented charm for a new version of classic history.

It’s Zinnia Gray’s twenty-first birthday, which is special because it’s her last birthday. When she was young, an industrial accident rarely left Zinnia. Little is known about her illness, only so much so that no one lived after twenty-one.

Her best friend Charmas is going to make Zinnia’s last birthday special by providing a comprehensive sleeping beauty experience along with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia picks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she falls into the worlds, with another sleeping beauty, also desperately to avoid her fate.

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paybacks a witch

Emmy Harlow is a witch, but not very powerful – in part because she wasn’t home to the magical city of Thistle Grove for many years. Her own forced exile has much to do with the complex family history and desire to make her way in the world, and only the smallest thing about Gareth Blackmoore, the successor to the most powerful magical family and casual family, the heartbreaker and dream destroyer.

But when the spell tournament, which her family serves as an arbiter, turns out to be a tradition (or a really impressive journey through parental fault) pulling hard enough to bring back the Emmy. She is determined to do her family duty; spend quality time with your best friend Linden Thorn; and return to her real life in Chicago.

On the first night at home, the Emmy encounters Talia Avramov — utterly ugly, versed in darker magical menus — who is badly distinguished. . . with Gareth Blackmoore. Talia admired her, only to learn that Garnet also saw Linden – none of them knowing it. And now she and Linden want revenge. Just one question: is the Emmy involved?

But what excites her most: why can’t she stop thinking about the terribly competent, devastatingly ornate, brutally charming Thalia Avramov?

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luminous

A witch who must learn to use her power or risk losing her loved ones forever.

Liora has been hiding all her life, knowing that the discovery could mean he becomes the victim of Darius, the king’s wizard of war, who uses magic magic for his power. But when her worst nightmare comes true, Darius doesn’t accept it. Instead, he demands that her younger sister return to the capital with him. Worse, Evran, Liora’s childhood friend and the only one who knows her secret, disappears after Darius ’visit and leaves no one to turn to.

To find Evran and save her sister, Liora must embrace the power she has always feared. But the biggest danger she will face is yet to come, as Darius has plans to make the world fall into chaos, and Liora and Evran may be the only ones who can stop it.

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