The Pond Book News #113 – Family Secrets, Psychic Visions, Witches and Sisters: Upcoming Books about Latine Magic!

Welcome to Issue #113!

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! Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

Cover Reveal: Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong

Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Paperback Cover Reveal: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Illustration: Sija Hong | Design: Aurora Parlagreco | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Illustration: Tommy Arnold | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh

Design: David Curtis | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas

Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer

Illustration: Petra Braun | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale

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


Cover Reveal: You Only Live Once, David Bravo by Mark Oshiro

Illustration: Helder Oliveira | Design: Jessie Gang | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Mia & the Lightcasters by Janelle McCurdy, illustrated by Ana Latese

Illustration: Ana Latese | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

The debut novella from Persian American author Naseem Jamnia, The Bruising of Qilwa follows a nonbinary refugee who’s just fled a homeland where they faced persecution for being a practitioner of blood magic. Their promising new life faces its first challenge when a strange new disease begins to appear—and blood magic comes under fire once again.

Design Elizabeth Story | Add this book to Goodreads!


Book Announcement: A YA fantasy by Angela Montoya about a witch escaping her fate and her pirate conspirator


Book Announcement: Raquel Vasquez Gilliland’s adult debut about a group of magical sisters


Book Announcement: A debut YA by Lorraine Avila about a psychic teenager trying to prevent a school shooting


Book Announcement: Sarah Suk’s forthcoming speculative YA about a Korean-American girl who can time travel through scents


Book Announcement: A YA speculative thriller by Nia Davenport about a girl who swaps bodies with her best friend


Book Announcement: Sabrina Cotugno’s forthcoming YA graphic novel series about misunderstood monsters


Book Announcement: Laura Taylor Namey has two new upcoming books, including a companion novel to Cuban Girl’s Guide, and a novel about family secrets and frenemies


Book Announcement: A YA horror by Diana Rodriguez Wallach about a Latinx teenager who gets tangled in a murder mystery


Book Announcement: A YA anthology edited by Laura Silverman featuring stories from mixed genres about the firsts and lasts of teenage years


Book Announcement: A YA romcom by Leah Benavides Rodriguez following a Mexican-American teen movie star working to restore a local cinema


Book Announcement: Lisa Springer’s YA horror-comedy about a clown gone rogue at a Halloween Party

Bria Ragin at Delacorte has acquired Lisa Springer’s There’s No Way I’d Die First, a YA contemporary horror comedy debut pitched as There’s Someone Inside Your House meets Get Out, in which a horror movie buff hosts an elaborate Halloween party but finds the festivities upended as she and her guests are forced to put their survival skills to the test in a deadly game of tag started by the low-budget It clown she hired.


Book Announcement: H. E. Edgmon’s queer dystopian middle-grade debut set in the aftermath of a climate apocalypse, following a pair of siblings, a theatre troupe, and long-lost grandmothers


Book Announcement: A middle-grade fantasy about a pair of siblings who get stranded on a mysterious island hotel by Van Hoang


Book Announcement: A middle-grade novel about a kid navigating their gender identity and a mysterious shadow by Ash Van Otterloo


Book Announcement: A middle-grade contemporary by Christine Day about Native American community, and a school dance


Book Announcement: A queer middle grade by Nicole Melleby set in a seaside home following a big cozy blended family


From Page to Screen: Cindy Pon’s Want and Ruse are coming to TV!

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