The Pond Book News #112 – Ringing in the New Year: Catching Up on Holiday Cover Reveals & New Book Announcements!

Welcome to Issue #112!

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 cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! But first, some spring housekeeping as we ring in the new year:

If you missed our last announcement about the changes coming to The Pond Book News in 2022, you can find a full explanation here! Here is a brief TL;DR:

  • The Pond Book News is now a biweekly feature, instead of weekly!
  • We will no longer be covering new book releases, but we’re still rounding up lovely cover reveals and new book announcements every issue!
  • We’re hoping to instead cover all the book releases that we’re excited about in conjunction with our monthly wrap-ups, so be sure to stay tuned for those posts if you’d like to know what the Pond friends will be reading throughout the year. C:

Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

Cover Reveal: I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn

Illustration: Mozza | Design: Danielle Ceccolini | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah

Illustration: Sasha Vinogradova | Design: Natalie C. Sousa | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

Illustration: Adekunle | Design: David Stevenson | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: What’s Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla

Illustration: Beatriz Naranjalidad | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra

Illustration: Rose Bousamra (author) | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Marikit and the Ocean of Stars by Caris Avendaño Cruz

Illustration: Alexis Young | Design: Veronica Mang | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Don’t Go Baking My Heart by N. G. Peltier

Illustration: Leni Kauffman | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang

Illustration: awanqi | Design: Lesley Worrell | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

Illustration: Alyssa Winans | Design: Christine Foltzer | Add this book to Goodreads!


Book Announcement: A middle-grade fantasy set in a rotting terrarium full of fairies, featuring talking bugs, mold, and a girl facing her family’s legacy by Rebecca Mix


Book Announcement: A middle-grade historical fantasy by Miya T. Beck based on Japanese fairytales, featuring pearl-diving, supernatural foxes, and a girl determined to save her sister


Book Announcement: A YA horror by Meriam Metoui about two girls trapped in a deadly motel room


Book Announcement: A YA contemporary about a glittery elite island community, and a group of girls with a dark secret by Rachel Ekstrom Courage


Book Announcement: A queer middle-grade retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice by Kate Fussner about two girls falling in love


Book Announcement: A YA fantasy debut by Ivelisse Housman following an autistic changeling and their human twin, featuring heists, magic, and romance


Book Announcement: A queer YA horror by Kalynn Bayron about serial killers, a murderous cult, and a girl who works as a slasher film reenactment actor


Book Announcement: A middle-grade fantasy graphic novel by Angela Hsieh about the relationship between a Chinese American girl and her geozoologist grandmother


Book Announcement: Amparo Ortiz’s forthcoming YA fantasy about an enchanted coast of elves in Puerto Rico


Book Announcement: A YA contemporary about school bullying, secret societies, and a Taiwanese American teen navigating romance and friendship by Kara H. L. Chen


Book Announcement: Jade Song’s debut fiction novel about mermaids, competitive swimming, and queerness


Book Announcement: A YA fantasy by Anna-Marie and Elliott McLemore about a trans prince, a bigender assassin, and the sparks that fly between them


Book Announcement: A YA coming-of-age by E. L. Shen about three Asian American girls navigating romance, family, and growing up during one summer apart

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