New Book Releases: January 28, 2020

Each Monday, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that week.

A BEAUTIFUL CRIME, Christopher Bollen. A couple moves to Venice to seek their fortune by selling counterfeit antiques, but it turns out more difficult that they anticipated. I love an art thriller, so I’ll definitely be picking this one up! , , .

BLOOD COUNTESS, Lana Popovic. In this YA horror, a young woman becomes a maid to the glamorous and beautiful Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When the murders begin, the maid knows it’s only a matter of time before it’s her turn. , .

CHILDREN OF THE LAND, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. The memoir by a prize-winning poet about immigrating to America. , , .

BLUE FLOWERS, Carola Saavedra. A recently divorced man becomes obsessed with someone who is sending him anonymous letters. , , .

DIAMOND CITY, Francesca Flores. In this YA fantasy, a teen assassin is tasked with going against her boss and killing a wealthy industrialist, and starts questioning why people want him dead in the first place. I’m a total sucker for an assassin fantasy novel, so I’ll definitely be adding this to my TBR. , .

DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, Eric Smith. In this YA novel, the lives of a popular streaming gamer and a teen game developer collide in a game called Reclaim The Sun, which is getting overtaken by trolls with an IRL doxxing agenda. , .

INTERIOR CHINATOWN, Charles Yu. An Asian American bit actor dreams of stardom in a novel that Emily St. John Mandel calls “extraordinary.” , , .

HIGHFIRE, Eoin Colfer. An alcoholic, has-been dragon living in the Louisiana bayou strikes up a friendship with a 15-year-old on the run from the sheriff. From the author of Artemis Fowl. , .

RUN ME TO EARTH, Paul Yoon. In 1960s Laos, three teenaged orphans become motorcycle couriers, rescuing civilians and delivering medical supplies. , , .

WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS, Andrew David MacDonald. When she discovers her brother is keeping them afloat by participating in dangerous activities, a young Viking enthusiast becomes determined to reach greatness and support her family. , , .

THE CIRCUS, Jonas Karlsson. After volunteering to participate in a magician’s vanishing act at a circus, a baker’s friend disappears — and doesn’t return. , .

THE LOOK-ALIKE, Erica Spindler. A woman returns home to learn more about an unsolved murder that killed her classmate, only to become terrified that the murderer once again has her in his sights. , .

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.