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New Releases in 10 Excellent Series for a Variety of Readers

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 21, 2022

Discovering a great new series is always so exciting. For one thing, it offers a reprieve (albeit temporary) from the perennial question of what to read next. And beyond that, it’s an opportunity to really get attached to some new characters and scenarios. Here are ten excellent series (in five different categories!) with fresh new volumes, either recently released or coming soon.


The Vanderbeekers Hit the Road (Releases Sep. 20), #6 in The Vanderbeekers series by Karina Ya Glaser

The stories of the warm, rowdy Vanderbeeker clan offer a delightful, modern version of the big-family novels of yesteryear. In each installment the five siblings apply their collective charm and smarts to a formidable challenge.

Read #1: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Empty Smiles, #4 in the Small Spaces series by Katherine Arden

We’re excited for the finale of this spook-tacular middle-grade quartet from the author of The Bear and the Nightingale. Follow the eerie adventures of Ollie and her friends. The chilling stories feature ghosts, monsters and creepy clowns.

Read #1: Small Spaces


Kingdom of the Feared (releases Sept. 27), #3 in Kingdom of the Wicked series by Kerri Maniscalco

This YA fantasy series begins with a brutal murder. Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe—witches who live secretly among humans. When Emilia finds her sister murdered, she vows to seek vengeance.

Read #1: Kingdom of the Wicked

The Final Gambit (releases Aug. 30), #3 in The Inheritance Games series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Secrets upon secrets. Riddles upon riddles. In this epic conclusion, Avery's fortune, life, and loves are all on the line. With one last puzzle to solve, Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game.

Read #1: The Inheritance Games


A Very Merry Bromance (releases Nov. 1), #5 in The Bromance Book Club series by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club is a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha males. This witty series positions this group of manly men as unlikely experts in how to rekindle romance in rocky relationships.

Read #1: The Bromance Book Club

Well Traveled (releases Dec. 6), #4 in the Well Met series by Jen DeLuca

All's faire in love and war in this laugh-out-loud rom-com series about an annual Renaissance Faire in a quaint little town and the local volunteers. All dressed up in kilts and corsets, they frequently find themselves flirting with romance.

Read #1: Well Met


The Lost Metal (releases Nov. 15), #7 in The Mistborn Saga by Brandon Sanderson

This series kicks off with a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. Set in a mystical universe called the Cosmere, the story centers on a secret group of Allomancers attempting to overthrow a dystopian empire.

Read #1: Mistborn: The Final Empire

Nona the Ninth (releases Sept. 13), #3 in The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir

This series follows the dread adventures of lesbian necromancers, Gideon, Harrow, Nona, and a host of other goths in space. The novels mix witty banter, dark subject matter, and swashbuckling action.

Read #1: Gideon the Ninth


The Bullet that Missed (releases Sept. 27), #3 in the Thursday Murder Club mysteries by Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes. Together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. Then suddenly, they’re plunged into a very real murder.

Read #1: The Thursday Murder Club

A World of Curiosities (releases Nov. 29), #18 in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny

Set in the fictional village of Three Pines, located in the Canadian province of Québec, this award-winning series follows the steadfast, thoughtful homicide detective as he methodically solves one confounding murder after another.

Read #1: Still Life

Maybe your new favorite series is here! Get ready to binge on a lineup of addictive new reads.

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