What happens: After a snow-capped mountain peak emerges from the Pacific Ocean, eccentric scientist Harold Tunmore joins an expedition to explore its strange terrain, which he recounts in a series of unsent letters.
Why you might like it: Multiple perspectives keep readers guessing throughout this speculative thriller, which pays homage to the work of Mary Shelley, H.P. Lovecraft, and more.
For fans of: Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy or Michael Rutger's Anomaly Files series.
Starring:Thai American dancer Peeraphan "Punch" Rahttana, who conceals her kinnaree heritage from the humans around her; and vampire Bennett Andrews, a member of a supernatural secret society that tracks down magical artifacts, such as the cursed red shoes that Punch is currently wearing.
Why you might like it: Set in Seattle, this 1st book in the Mythwoven series blends urban fantasy and romance in ways that may appeal to fans of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City novels.
One last job: On the eve of his retirement, 67-year-old forensic accountant Martin Hench reluctantly agrees to recover stolen cryptocurrency keys at the request of his oldest friend, an eccentric technologist turned blockchain true believer.
Reviewers say: This noir-tinged cyberpunk caper, the 1st in a planned series about Martin's Silicon Valley exploits, is "jam-packed with cutting-edge ideas" (Booklist).
Yorkshire, England, 1925: Ivy Radcliffe inherits Blackwood Abbey and its mysterious library, which may be responsible for the untimely deaths of the estate's previous residents.
Reviewers say: This "atmospheric historical fantasy" (Publishers Weekly) full of ghostly visitors, strange happenings, and sinister locals harboring secrets makes "a fine addition to the gothic genre" (Booklist).
You might also like: Simone St. James' Silence for the Dead or Katie Lumsden's The Secrets of Hartwood Hall.
Welcome to: Apex City (the former Bangalore, India), where status depends on productivity, as determined by the "meritocratic technarchy" of the Bell Corporation, which assigns people to quartiles.
The problem: While the "Virtual Elite" are satisfied with their lives, the bottom ten percent, known as "Analogs," are less thrilled with their lot in life: confined to slums until their organs are harvested. But one Analog has decided to take matters into their own hands.
Book buzz: Originally published in India as Analog/Virtual and Other Simulations of Your Future, this mosaic novel is now available to a wider audience.
In a world... where climate change has rendered much of the Earth uninhabitable, the northern settlement of Camp Zero welcomes two new arrivals -- sex worker and spy "Rose" and privileged professor Grant -- whose paths will intersect in surprising ways.
Who it's for: Unfolding from multiple perspectives and jumping between past and present-day timelines, this stylistically complex dystopian novel may interest fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale or Catherine Hernandez's Crosshairs.
Media buzz:Camp Zero is a selection of The Today Show's Read With Jenna book club.
Introducing: Kyr, a young warrior on Gaea Station whose dreams of avenging Earth are shattered when, instead of being sent into battle, she's assigned to the Nursery, where she must birth the next generation of supersoldiers.
Is it for you? This gritty space opera by the author of the Greenhollow Duology puts its protagonist through the wringer as she comes to question her lifelong indoctrination in an extremist death cult that holds disturbing ideological positions concerning race, gender, and sexuality.