The Pond Book News #114 – A Glorious, Glorious Season of Stunning Cover Reveals

Welcome to Issue #114!

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 issue of The Pond Book News! Twice a month, 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: Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction edited by Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpek, and Zelda Knight

Illustration: Manzi Jackson | Design: Christine Foltzer | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston

Design: Jamie Stafford-Hill | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: A Million to One by Adiba Jaigirdar

Illustration: Jack Hughes | Design: Corina Lupp | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Getaway by Lamar Giles

Design: Maeve Norton | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse

Illustration: Alexis Franklin | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Love from Mecca to Medina by S. K. Ali

Illustration: Mary Kate McDevitt | Design: Lucy Ruth Cummins | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins

Illustration: Kingsley Nebechi | Design: Zareen Johnson | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

Illustration: Natalie Shaw | Design: Chris Kwon | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Lords of Night: A Shadow Bruja Novel by J. C. Cervantes

Illustration: Alba Palacio | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson

Design: Jeff Manning | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Seoulmates by Susan Lee

Illustration: Michelle Kwon | Design: Gigi Lau | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Lord of the Fly Fest by Goldy Moldavsky

Illustration: Jon Barakat | Design: Rich Deas | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Road of the Lost by Nafiza Azad

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


Cover Reveal: Well, That was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Gingerbread Witch by Alexandra Overy

Illustration: Petur Antonsson | Design: Neil Swaab | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur

Illustration: Melina Ghadimi | Design: Trisha Previte | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Eden’s Everdark by Karen Strong

Illustration: Kaitlin June | Design: Sarah Creech | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker

Illustration: Jessica Coppet | Design: Kathleen Oudit | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Rumaysa: Ever After by Radiya Hafiza

Illustration: Rhaida El Touny | Design: Rachel Vale | Goodreads link TBA!


Cover Reveal: The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix

Illustration: Eliot Baum | Design: Karyn Lee | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting by Roseanne A. Brown

Illustration: El Carna | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken by Nita Tyndall

Illustration: Sarah Maxwell | Design: Corina Lupp | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers

Illustration: Kemi Mai | Design: Kerri Resnick | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera

Illustration: Mirelle Ortega | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by George Jreije

Illustration: Khadijah Khatib | Design: Molly Fehr | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: A Taste of Magic by J. Elle

Illustration: Brittany Jackson | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Book Announcement: A queer YA debut by Keah Brown following a Black girl with cerebral palsy falling in love with her best friend


Book Announcement: A YA thriller by Kosoko Jackson about a murder, and a creature lurking in the school forest


Book Announcement: A debut fantasy novel by Prashanth Srivatsa set in an Indian-inspired world where spices are magical


Book Announcement: A debut fantasy YA by Miranda Sun about a Chinese American girl who resurrects her nemesis, featuring a hate-to-love romance and a multi-generational feud


Book Announcement: Coco Ma’s forthcoming YA fantasy book series set in a near-future New York City, featuring a tournament and underground creatures lurking in the dark

The first in an urban fantasy duology pitched as Warcross meets These Violent Delights, the book is set in a near-future New York City where an organization known as The Syndicate protects the city against deadly underground creatures who rule the night, and follows a teenage maverick hell-bent on winning a tournament held by The Syndicate in order to secure her dream job and destroy the monsters that changed everything.


Book Announcement: A whirlwind YA rom-com by Sarvenaz Tash featuring a musical Iranian American teen who must pretend to be majoring in business when her parents suddenly show up in New York


Book Announcement: A queer YA fantasy duology by Jasmine Skye following a shapeshifter and a magical princess


Book Announcement: A cute middle-grade set in a boutique hotel about two magical matchmakers by Claire Kann


Book Announcement: A YA novel by Mahogany L. Browne consisting of interwoven snippets about life in Brooklyn during the COVID-19 pandemic


Book Announcement: A middle-grade fantasy by Kiyash Monsef about an Iranian American girl thrust into the world of magical veterinary

“Kendra Levin at Simon & Schuster has preempted world rights (along with S&S Children’s Books UK) to Kiyash Monsef’s debut novel Once There Was, about an Iranian American girl who, after her father is murdered, discovers that he was secretly a veterinarian to magical creatures out of the bedtime tales he told her as a child, and that she must take up his mantle despite the many dangers. Described as All Creatures Great and Small meets Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upper middle grade novel is slated for spring 2023.”


Book Announcement: A YA fantasy duology about whale-harvested magic by Sara Holland following a runaway heiress and a renegade captain


Book Announcement: A queer middle-grade about a nonbinary kid navigating friendship, safe spaces, and coming out by Ronnie Riley


Book Announcement: A middle-grade graphic novel about lion dancers by Cai Tse featuring two teen rivals


From Page to Screen: The Legendborn series by Tracy Deonn is headed to TV!


From Page to Screen: Tehlor Kay Mejia’s Paola Santiago is set to be a Disney live-action series!

One thought on “The Pond Book News #114 – A Glorious, Glorious Season of Stunning Cover Reveals

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these! I don’t know if I’m more uplifted by these gorgeous covers, or by the hope and excitement in every single post from each author. What a lovely thing to brighten a day!

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