Today we’re looking ahead to 2022, and if these new covers are any indication, there’s going to be a lot of adventure ahead. Be sure to read to the end, because we have some bonus sneak-preview art to share!
The Last Fallen Moon
By Graci Kim
On Sale 6/7/2022
The Last Fallen Star was one of our favorite reads this year, so we didn’t even need a stunning cover to get us excited about book 2 in the Gifted Clans series. But we got one anyway!
See below for a synopsis and stay tuned for more about The Last Fallen Moon.
For Riley Oh, life as the Godrealm’s last fallen star is not all it’s cracked up to be. Her new divine heritage doesn’t even come with cool magical powers; half of her friends and family (including her parents) can’t remember her; and to top it all off, the entire Gom clan is mad at her for killing the Cave Bear Goddess and stripping away their healing abilities. But when their anger boils over and a group of witches curses Riley’s home, she knows it’s up to her to restore magic back to her clan – even if it means sneaking into the Spiritrealm. Luckily, Riley has some backup. Along with her sister, Hattie, Riley meets Dahl, a heaven-born boy with shockingly white hair and a fondness for toilets who might not be telling the whole truth about who he is. Together they’ll fight vicious monsters, discover dark underwater worlds, and race to save the land of the dead from a fate that no one could have foreseen. And this time, Riley won’t let anything get in her way. Because she can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is coming their way – and the gifted community is going to need all the powers they can get.
Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
On Sale 8/2/2022
Tehlor Kay Mejia’s spooky trilogy concludes with Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows, which is sure to have some serious page-turning suspense. We don’t want it to end, partly because we’re scared of what might happen!
Paola Santiago has recently returned from Oregon, where she defeated the Hitchhiker ghost and saved her father from the vengeful spirit that was possessing him. The poor girl deserves a rest! But first she has to rescue Dante from the void, where he’s been imprisoned by some unknown force. Even though Dante has turned against Pao, she can’t just leave him there–they’ve been friends for too long. Paola’s prophetic dreams seem to have dried up, so she has to find other ways to locate a new rift where she can enter the void. Signs point to Texas–but how is she going to get there from Arizona? It just so happens that Emma’s new group of politically active friends, the Rainbow Rogues, are planning a field trip to San Antonio. It’s the perfect ruse for Paola, if she can stand being with the judgmental girls for that many days. . . . Relying on her wits, training from the Ninos de la Luz, and the emotional support of her best friend Emma, Pao makes it into the void. Once there she must face down not just one but two enemies: El Cucuy, the bogeyman . . . and someone even scarier who looks a lot like Pao herself. This third exciting journey into Mexican folklore has our lovable, intrepid protagonist making discoveries both wonderous and fearsome.
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
By Kwame Mbalia
Adapted by Robert Venditti, Illustrated by Olivia Stephens
On Sale 8/9/2022
This full-color graphic novel edition of the New York Times Best Seller features the kinetic artwork of Olivia Stephens. And from the looks of the cover and sneak peek, Gum Baby gets the attention she deserves! See below, and don’t forget about the conclusion to the Tristan Strong trilogy, Tristan Strong Keeps Punching, on sale Tuesday, October 5.