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New Releases: 10/30

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable.

#1 New York TimesUSA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to a new romantic YA science fiction series with The Darkest Star. A girl pulled into in a world she doesn’t understand finds herself confronted by long buried secrets, a betrayal that could tear her life apart…and Armentrout’s most swoonworthy book boyfriend yet.

Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity’s war with the aliens. When she’s caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…

The Librarians and the Pot of Gold by Greg Cox 

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.

The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson 

Her world was shattered by the Empire of Masks. 
For the power to shatter the Masquerade, 
She betrayed everyone she loved.

The traitor Baru Cormorant is now the cryptarch Agonist—a secret lord of the empire she’s vowed to destroy.

Hunted by a mutinous admiral, haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two, Baru leads her dearest foes on an expedition for the secret of immortality. It’s her chance to trigger a war that will consume the Masquerade.

But Baru’s heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge…or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her.

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Last Chance by Gregg Hurwitz 

Phase one of the invasion is over.
The small town of Creek’s Cause is decimated, a war zone.
Everyone over the age of eighteen years is either dead or unrecognizable,
all transformed into vicious, inhuman beings.
The kids and teens who remain hide in the high school, struggling to survive—at least until their eighteenth birthdays.

But phase two is about to begin…
And the Rain brothers might be humanity’s only hope of survival.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson 

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together—and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past—even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

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The Labyrinth Index by Charles Stross 

Since she was promoted to the head of the Lords Select Committee on Sanguinary Affairs, every workday for Mhairi Murphey has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt. But what else can she expect when working under the thumb of none other than the elder god N’yar Lat-Hotep a.k.a the Creeping Chaos?

Mhairi’s most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. The United States president has gone missing. Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgûl currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu.

It’s now up to Mhairi and her team to race against the Nazgûl’s vampire-manned dragnet to find and, for his own protection, kidnap the president.

Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations?

NEW IN MANGA

Dreamin’s Sun Vol. 8 Story and art by Ichigo Takano

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Light Novel) Vol. 8 Story by Ao Jyumonji; Art by Eiri Shirai

If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Manga) Vol. 2 Story by Chirolu; Art by Hota

Mononoke Sharing Vol. 3 Story and art by coolyousinnjya

My Monster Secret Vol. 13 Story and art by Eiji Masuda

Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary Vol. 8 Story and art by Shake-O

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Supplement I by Kore Yamazaki

True Tenchi Muyo! (Light Novel) Vol. 2 Story by Masaki Kajishima and Yousuke Kuroda

Versailles of the Dead Vol. 1 Story and art by Kumiko Suekane

Yokai Rental Shop Vol. 4 Story and art by Shin Mashiba

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