Science Fiction & Fantasy Must-Read Books | October 2021 | NewInBooks
14 Oct 2021
Science Fiction & Fantasy Must-Read Books | October 2021
Looking for a new adventure this week? Don’t miss out on these exciting new must-read science fiction and fantasy books by A.J. Massey, Jessica Bell, Kelsey Josund, Des M. Astor, Willow Mason, and Emma Mieko Candon!
Fever Dreams and the End of All Things (Where Dragonwoofs Sleep and the Fading Creeps Book 2)
by A.J. Massey
Release Date: October 12, 2021
The sequel to the award-winning Where Dragonwoofs Sleep and the Fading Creeps by A.J. Massey…As Ben, Avery, and Marcus near their last summer break before high school, a feverish sleep beckons them back to the mysterious dream realm of Meridia. A new triad of villains threatens the land: The Ghastly Three. Traversing the Lost City of Contraptionists, the Drowned Swamps, and the Undercurrent ruled by the Nightmare Queen herself, Ben, Avery, and Marcus race against the Ghastly Three to stop them from obtaining the World Builder, an artifact that empowers the wielder to reshape Meridia to their wicked desire. Meanwhile, the real world is threatening to break them apart and thwart their summer plans. With changes unseen and secrets unspoken, will their friendship survive this supreme threat, as well as their transition to Trinity High?
by Kelsey Josund
Release Date: May 18, 2021
A stunning new novel from Kelsey Josund you shouldn’t miss…In near-future Silicon Valley, a young unemployed software engineer joins a tech giant’s secretive community seeking shelter from the chaos of a failing world. But this ideal society is not, in fact, so perfect. Sara must choose between surveillance and lies from the anonymous algorithms that protect her or face a vulnerable life outside the system to which she has signed away her next five years. Leaving, she learns, may not even be an option.
Professors & Kings
by Des M. Astor
Release Date: October 9, 2021
The first book in the Cobratongue University Saga by Des M. Astor…My name is Professor Luna Miller, and it’s my job to both learn magic and teach vampires wanting peace more about human literature within this magical college. Anyone can learn magic. Everyone has the ability to rise to legendary mage status. But it takes dedication, and decades to master the craft. Not to mention, quite a bit of pain along the way. All this while trying to survive the world’s new rulers that want to purge this established harmony… Oh. And did I mention many other formerly hidden magical creatures are now emerging from the shadows and joining the fray as well?
How Icasia Bloom Touched Happiness
by Jessica Bell
Release Date: September 21, 2021
Heart-warming, yet strangely unsettling, Jessica Bell’s novel questions everything we take for granted, and takes a long, hard look into our souls… Imagine being put to death for the crime of your child’s unhappiness. This is the tale of Icasia Bloom: how she is caught up in a story not initially her own, and how it changes her world. In a Globe controlled by a trusted yet elusive leader who has granted immortality to those who live by The Book, misfit Icasia Bloom is doomed to die young for the crime of her child’s unhappiness.
So Fairy So Good
by Willow Mason
Release Date: October 11, 2021
Book 2 of the Fairy Batmother Series by Willow Mason…As the small-time notoriety from my last endeavor fades from memory, I set my focus on expanding my investigation service. So, when a new client hires me to follow her husband and catch him “in flagrante,” I’m on board. Unfortunately, he soon turns up dead. Even worse, my fingerprints are on the murder weapon. Of course, there’s an innocent explanation, but getting the police to believe that is a Herculean task. With premature news reports painting me as public enemy number one, I’ll have to work hard to solve his murder if I want to keep my business (and myself) alive.
Ronin (Star Wars Visions)
by Emma Mieko Candon
Release Date: October 12, 2021
A mysterious former Sith wanders the galaxy in this stunning Star Wars tale, an original novel inspired by the world of The Duel from the Star Wars Visions animated anthology…Far on the edge of the Outer Rim, one former Sith wanders, accompanied only by a faithful droid and the ghost of a less civilized age. He carries a lightsaber, but claims lineage to no Jedi clan, and pledges allegiance to no lord. Little is known about him, including his name, for he never speaks of his past, nor his regrets. His history is as guarded as the red blade of destruction he carries sheathed at his side.