April is here! I’ve listed some historical and speculative new releases that sound interesting.
A 10th-century polish queen, 15th-century Korean murders, a magical romance from the author of Mexican Gothic, Jewish historical fantasy, and inter-galactic truck stops.
The Widow Queen by Elżbieta Cherezińska
Release date: April 6th, Forge Books, Adult
An epic historical novel imagines a Polish queen’s life, pitched for Vikings and Slavic history fans.
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Release date: April 6th, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Young Adult
A teen girl navigates the afterlife, including an AI entity, in a high-tech science fiction novel.
The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner
Release date: April 13th, Redhook, Adult
Historical fantasy with Jewish folklore set in the Hungarian woods, following King Solomon’s descendants as darkness creeps across Europe. Daughters with earthly abilities and secrets face their family’s survival.
The Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter
Release date: April 13th, Tor Books, Adult
A serial killer stalks the streets of a fantastical city in a book of heists, thieves, and monsters.
Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders
Release date: April 13th, Tor Teen, Young Adult
Intergalactic wars if Star Wars and Doctor Who were in a single book. A human clone commands a crew to save the world.
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
Release date: April 20th, Harper Voyager, Adult
Another novel in the Galactic Commons’ universe explores the reaches of the cosmos. On the planet Gora, there is no water and no life. The truck stop of the galaxy. Here, spacers can stretch their legs, get fuel, prepare for their next destination. A diverse cast, high-end worldbuilding, and character-driven arcs.
Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart
Release date: April 20th, HarperTeen, Young Adult
A Jamaican-inspired fantasy follows two rival witches in a deadly alliance to take down their enemy.
In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
Release date: April 20th, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Young Adult
A young prince must rely on a stranger to save him when kidnapped on his royal tour—a tale of forbidden magic, rogues, pirates, and open waters.
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur
Release date: April 20th, Feiwel & Friends, Young Adult
In 1426 Jonseon Korea, young women are disappearing in an atmospheric Young Adult historical mystery.
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Release date: April 27th, Tor Books, Adult
A sweeping and magical romance, the Beautiful Ones are Loisail’s most notable socialites. A season of debuts, disasters, malicious gossip, and telekinesis.