The Pond Book News #110 – Endings & Beginnings: Saying Goodbye to Beloved SFF Trilogies & Welcoming the New!

Welcome to Issue #110!

Sprout the sparrow, doing a curtsy with their eyes closed and a smile on their face. Their cape swooshes in the wind with their arm extended in their curtsy.

The trees are whispering…

Friends, welcome to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

Book Releases this Week [November 28th – December 4th]

Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan

New York Times bestselling author Natasha Ngan delivers a stunningly beautiful, heartbreaking finale to the epic Girls of Paper and Fire series.

“Don’t struggle, Lei-zhi. It’s time to take you back to the Hidden Palace. You’re going home.”

The final pages of Girls of Storm and Shadow brought a jaw-dropping conclusion that had the fates of Lei and Wren hanging in uncertainty. But one thing was certain – the Hidden Palace was the last place that Lei would ever consider home. The trauma and tragedy she suffered behind those opulent walls would plague her forever. She could not be trapped there with the sadistic king again, especially without Wren.

The last Lei saw of the girl she loved, Wren was fighting an army of soldiers in a furious battle to the death. With the two girls torn apart and each in terrorizing peril, will they find each other again or have their destinies diverged forever?

Releases on Nov 30. Add this book to Goodreads!


Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee

Jade, the mysterious and magical substance once exclusive to the Green Bone warriors of Kekon, is now known and coveted throughout the world. Everyone wants access to the supernatural abilities it provides, from traditional forces such as governments, mercenaries, and criminal kingpins, to modern players, including doctors, athletes, and movie studios. As the struggle over the control of jade grows ever larger and more deadly, the Kaul family, and the ancient ways of the Kekonese Green Bones, will never be the same.

The Kauls have been battered by war and tragedy. They are plagued by resentments and old wounds as their adversaries are on the ascent and their country is riven by dangerous factions and foreign interference that could destroy the Green Bone way of life altogether. As a new generation arises, the clan’s growing empire is in danger of coming apart.

The clan must discern allies from enemies, set aside aside bloody rivalries, and make terrible sacrifices… but even the unbreakable bonds of blood and loyalty may not be enough to ensure the survival of the Green Bone clans and the nation they are sworn to protect.

Releases on Nov 30. Add this book to Goodreads!

Book News

Cover Reveal: The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Illustration: Mars Lauderbaugh | Design: Liz Dresner | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Friends Fur-ever by Saadia Faruqi

Illustration: Anoosha Syed | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: If You Read This by Kereen Getten

Illustration: Erick Dávila | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


UK Cover Reveal: Nura & The Immortal Palace by M. T. Khan

Illustration: Hazem Asif | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Circling Back to You by Julie Tieu

Illustration: Maria Nguyen | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Monsters We Defy by Leslye Penelope

Design: Lisa Marie Pompilio | Add this book to Goodreads!


Book Announcement: A sapphic YA fantasy duology by Adrienne Tooley with political intrigue, magic, and slow-burn romance


Book Announcement: A queer, fat-positive YA romance by Jenna Miller about roleplaying and online relationships


Book Announcement: A middle grade graphic novel by Sangu Mandanna and Pablo Ballesteros about a girl who enters a magical school

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