So I’m a little late with this 2020 recap post, but I hope you all enjoy it nonetheless. I mean, 2020 was only a couple months ago, so it’s fine, right? I tried to read as many new releases last year as possible, and surprisingly I liked/loved almost all of them. Despite the pandemic, it was a good year for books! And while I’m already . . .
In colonial New England, a woman is collecting berries for her son and her man. She ventures into the woods, but winds up getting lost. Or did she run away, abandoning her family? Or was she taken into the woods, now trapped and unable to leave? Try as she might to leave, she always finds herself back in the woods. Back at the house in the dark of the . . .
Quentin Coldwater finally has everything he's ever wanted: magic, Fillory, his friends by his side---he's even a king, for god's sake. But after going on a quest to save the magical world, he finds he can't just relax in royalty. He's restless again, and only a quest can satisfy that thirst. So imagine his surprise when he does fall into a quest, one that sends . . .
The Thaumas sisters live in a manor by the sea with their father and step-mother. There were 12 girls in all, but now only 8 remain. Ever since their mother died, tragedy seems to strike the family every year. People say the family is cursed. And now that another sister has died, Annaleigh, now second-eldest of the girls, begins seeing her dead sisters’ ghosts. She begins to . . .
The Dollangangers are a beautiful, happy family, just as normal as any other family. There’s Cathy, her older brother Chris, and the two younger twins Carrie and Cory. But when a surprise party for the father has a horrific end, the children, along with their mother, must escape in the night. They wind up hiding in an attic—just for a night or two, says their mother, just . . .
In 2380, Tyler Jones is finally graduating from Aurora Academy. Top of his class, he knows he'll have first pick in assembling his dream team. That is, until he almost dies rescuing Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, a girl stuck in cryosleep aboard a centuries-lost spacecraft. That stunt puts him dead last, meaning his squad is now comprised of everyone else who . . .
Taking only her phone, her wallet, and a photograph with her, Marin leaves sunny California behind for the frigid temperatures of New York. There, she creates a new life for herself. But though she's tried to separate herself from her old life entirely, her best friend Mabel won't let her go without an explanation. After dozens of unread texts and unanswered calls, Mabel is . . .
Jasmine "Jazz" Bashara lives on the moon colony called Artemis. She's lived there practically her entire life with her welder father. At twenty-six years old, she lives in poverty and makes her money smuggling things from Earth to the wealthier residents of Artemis. One of those residents, a billionaire with a new scheme up his sleeve, recruits Jazz for an illegal . . .
In a world where blood defines everything, one girl may be the key to changing it all. Mare Barrow is a Red—she lives in poverty with her family until the day she turns 18, when she’s conscripted into the war. A war that’s not even their own to fight. Reds fight a war for the Silver bloods, who have incredible abilities ranging from mind control to . . .
When Mia is only a child, her father is hanged, a traitor to the Republic after a failed rebellion against the Senate. Her mother and brother are thrown into a prison of madness, and Mia herself barely escapes with her life. Taken under the wing of a retired assassin, Mia grows up strengthening her body and mind, and one day ventures out to find . . .