Last month marked the release of several thrilling and mysterious science fiction and fantasy novels that have captured readers’ imaginations. From epic adventures to mind-bending mysteries, these books promise to transport you to new and exciting worlds. Don’t miss out on the chance to dive into these captivating reads and discover the latest in speculative fiction!

The Brides of High Hill by Nghi Vo

Vo’s latest installment of The Singing Hills Cycle is a captivating blend of fantasy and horror that follows Cleric Chih, who escorts a young bride to a decaying estate for her wedding to an aging lord. Forgotten memories haunt them, and the lord’s mad young son roams the grounds at night, adding to the eerie atmosphere. Rich in character development and atmospheric detail, “The Brides of High Hill” offers readers a deeply immersive experience that resonates long after the final page.

Tor/Forge, $19.99, 128 pages


Heavenbreaker by Sara Wolf

In a tale of vengeance and survival, a betrayed daughter of House Hauteclare seeks retribution after her father’s unexpected demise. Fueled by relentless fury and armed with a formidable war machine, she challenges the noble elite in deadly jousts across the star system. Yet, as she confronts her enemies, including those she once cared for, a chilling presence within her own machine threatens everything she holds dear. In the cold expanse of space, her quest for justice becomes a battle against both flesh and haunting machine intelligence. A riveting read that leaves readers eagerly anticipating the next twist in this enthralling saga.

Red Tower Books, $29.99, 448 pages


Road to Ruin by Hana Lee

A gripping fantasy tale following Jin-Lu, a courageous magebike courier who navigates a perilous wasteland to deliver messages powered by magic. When tasked with transporting love letters from a prince to Princess Yi-Nereen, Jin finds herself entangled in a daring escape from the princess’s oppressive family and her arranged marriage. As they flee through treacherous terrain pursued by enemies and facing revelations about the nature of magic, Jin must confront her own desires and allegiances amidst an impending storm that threatens their very survival. Lee’s novel blends high-stakes adventure with themes of love, duty, and the consequences of uncovering secrets.

 S&S/Saga Press, $18.99, 368 pages




When the Moon Hatched by Sarah A Parker

“When the Moon Hatched” invites readers into a dynamic fantasy romance, featuring sharp-witted protagonists and a gripping pace. The story unfolds a fantasy world where the unexpected flight of dragons leaves a celestial graveyard in their wake. Raeve, a skilled Elding Blade of the rebel group Fíur du Ath, faces turmoil when a bounty hunter hired by The Crown disrupts her mission. Caught in a web of political intrigue spun by the Guild of Nobles, Raeve fights for survival and freedom amidst betrayal and heartache. Meanwhile, Kaan Vaegor, burdened by grief, seeks solace in a quest for a moonshard, uncovering a captive with a turbulent past. As truths unravel, Raeve confronts her own history and a love that defies time in this vibrant, action-packed fantasy with a touch of romance.

Avon, $22.00, 736 pages



The Sunlit Man by Brandon Sanderson

Nomad has mastered the art of fleeing across worlds in the vast Cosmere, always one step ahead of the relentless Night Brigade. But when he becomes stranded on Canticle—a planet where standing still means death under the scorching sun—he is thrust into a perilous battle. Caught between a cruel tyrant and defiant rebels, Nomad must confront his turbulent past and fight for his survival against forces that threaten to consume both his body and soul. A compelling read by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, that once again, keeps you on the edge until the very end.

Tor/Forge, $29.99, 400 pages