Here are ten new novels coming to bookstores and library near you this December, including the sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone series, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and a debut graphic novel by gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.

Holly Banks Full of Angst Holly Banks Full of Angst (Village of Primm Book 1) by Julie Valerie

December 1

Holly Banks could not have made a worse first impression on the seemingly perfect moms in her new affluent community, the Village of Primm. Turns out wearing pink piggy pajama bottoms while dropping off her kindergartener late to the first day of school wasn’t her best look.

Not to mention Holly’s worried her husband may be having an affair, she can’t get her daughter to stop sucking her thumb, her hard-won film degree is collecting dust, and to top it all off, the power-hungry PTA president clearly has it in for her…

To make matters even worse, Holly’s natural eye for drama lands her smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood mystery—right as her own crazy mother shows up in Primm “to help.” Through it all, Holly begins to realize her neighbors may be just as flawed as—and even wackier than—she is, leaving her to wonder: Is there such a thing as a perfect mom?

Children of Virtue and Vengeance - Tomi Adeyemi Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha Book 2) by Tomi Adeyemi

December 3

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first title in her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Reputation - Sara Shepard Reputation: A Novel by Sara Shepard

December 3

In this perfectly-paced new novel from Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars, the women of a tight-knit college town learn through gossip, scandal, betrayal, and even murder, who their neighbors and husbands really are.

Aldrich University is rocked to its core when a hacker dumps 40,000 people’s e-mails—the entire faculty, staff, students, alums—onto an easily searchable database. Rumors and affairs immediately leak, but things turn explosive when Kit Manning’s handsome husband, Dr. Greg Strasser, is found murdered. Kit’s sister, Willa, returns for the funeral, setting foot in a hometown she fled fifteen years ago, after a night she wishes she could forget. As an investigative reporter, Willa knows something isn’t right about the night Greg was killed, and she’s determined to find the truth. What she doesn’t expect is that everyone has something to hide. And with a killer on the loose, Willa and Kit must figure out who killed Greg before someone else is murdered.

Told from multiple points of view, Reputation is full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals. It’s a story of intrigue, sabotage, and the secrets we keep—and how far we go to keep them hidden. Number one bestseller Sara Shepard is at the top of her game in this brand-new adult novel.

Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game - Tyler Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game: [A Graphic Novel] by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins (Author), Justin Jordan (Author), Felipe Magaña (Illustrator)

December 3

The first in a series of original graphic novels, starring Ninja (Tyler Blevins)–the most influential public figure in gaming today–as he embarks on exciting gaming adventures, with the fate of the world at stake.

Tyler Blevins (aka “Ninja”)–the undisputed champion of the world’s most popular online battle royale–enjoys a captivated audience of millions as he does what he loves: decimating the competition. At the end of one fateful stream, however, Ninja receives a strange package at his doorstep containing a mysterious contraption that appears to be a game controller. With a mind of its own, the controller clasps on and teleports Ninja right into the battle royale’s universe where he must find a way to stay alive, win the game, and, ultimately, save the world. Along the way, Ninja meets up with this gaming friends who were also transported and together they fulfill a destiny larger than he ever could have imagined. Set in a fictional world created by notable comics writer Justin Jordan and comics artist Felipe Magaña, this is the first in a graphic novel series that offers a new way for Ninja fans of all ages to experience the gaming streamer’s unmatched wits and skill.

A Madness of Sunshine - Nalini Singh A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

December 3

On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbors; the children, more than schoolmates.

That is until one fateful summer—and several vanished bodies—shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement to not look back. But they can’t run from the past forever.

Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape.

It’s not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light.

One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe - Bruce SteeleOne Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe (Disney Editions Deluxe) by Bruce Steele (Author), Bob Iger (Foreword)

December 3

Discover what it’s like to report to work every day for The Walt Disney Company. Step behind the scenes to immerse yourself in one “ordinary” day at Disney. In addition to the book, the Disney+ team was on hand to capture stories along the way. A full-length documentary and 52 short-form episodes expand the profiles and delve deeper into the essence of what it’s like to be a Disney cast member.

On a Thursday in 2019, a small army of photographers and videographers scattered across the globe to capture what goes on beyond those tantalizing “Cast Members Only” doors – whether eavesdropping on historic endeavors or typical tasks. All the photos in this book were taken on that single Thursday, beginning early in Tokyo and following the sun around the world through Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and dozens of places throughout the United States. More than 40 hours after it began, the day ended as the sun set on the Aulani resort in Hawaii.

On that day, some 80 Cast Members agreed to open up their workshops, dressing rooms, kitchens, cubicles, TV studios, labs, locomotive engines – and some even more surprising and diverse work spaces. They also shared their stories: childhood dreams and chapters, career pivots and triumphs, workaday hurdles and joys. It was just a day in the life, as extraordinary as any other day at Disney. As any Cast Member can tell you, a Disney job is less a destination than a limitless journey. And for just One Day at Disney, we can all tag along for the ride.

Regretting You - Colleen HooverRegretting You by Colleen Hoover

December 10

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

The Wives - Tarryn Fisher The Wives: A Novel by Tarryn Fisher

December 30

New York Times bestselling author Tarryn Fisher delivers a pulse-pounding, fast-paced suspense novel that will leave you breathless. A thriller you won’t be able to put down!

Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him.

But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.

What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.

You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.

I Can't Wait to Cancel This - Beth Evans I Can’t Wait to Cancel This: A Planner for People Who Don’t Like People by Beth Evans

December 30

For the anxiously overscheduled homebody in all of us, an undated monthly (un)planner featuring a dozen never-been-seen-before cartoons from the delightfully unconventional Beth Evans.

Beth Evans’ disarming wit and inviting cartoons have helped fans manage their own expectations and the expectations of others, and encouraged them to be gentle with themselves if (and inevitably when) they fall short. Now, the wise and understanding artist is back to cheer us on every day with this undated week-at-a-glance diary.

But I Can’t Wait to Cancel This isn’t like other yearly datebooks. It’s an anti-planner—a place everyone can use to keep track of plans and goals, and to recalibrate if everything isn’t done exactly on schedule. I Can’t Wait to Cancel This includes 12 month sections that can be started anytime—just circle the appropriate month listed at the top of the section page—each illustrated with a never-been-seen-before cartoon, as well as 4 week-long spreads broken down into 7 day slots. It also features a portfolio pocket on the inside back cover, an elastic closure, and best of all, original cover art created by Beth that compliments her previous book I Really Didn’t Think This Through as well as the Beth Evans Journal.

F*CK NO - Sarah Knight F*ck No!: How to Stop Saying Yes When You Can’t, You Shouldn’t, or You Just Don’t Want To (A No F*cks Given Guide Book 5) by Sarah Knight

December 31

How to say no without being an a**hole, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck.

Are you burnt out from taking on more than you can handle or accepting less than you deserve? Tired of giving in instead of sticking up for yourself? Sick of saying yes all the time? You’re gonna love F*CK NO!
No is an acceptable answer, and it’s time to start using it. Whether you’re a People-Pleaser, Overachiever, Pushover, or have serious FOMO, bestselling “anti-guru” Sarah Knight helps you say what you really mean without being really mean–or burning out for fear of missing out.
Life is so much better when you say no with confidence–and without guilt, fear, or regret. F*ck No! delivers practical strategies that give you the power to decline, and concrete examples that put the words right into your mouth. You’ll discover:

  • The joy of no
  • No-Tips for all occasions
  • How to set boundaries
  • Fill-in-the-blank F*ckNotes
  • The No-and-Switch, the Power No–and how to take no for an answer yourself
  • And much more!

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