New Books That We Love

Staff Picks

Library staff share some of our favourite new releases in this month's Staff Picks.

Emily Wilde's Book of Faeries

Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett (January 2023)
I recently read “Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries” we have it at the library and it was an amazing book the main character was a strong female lead, it was funny, adventures, and had a hint of romance that did not take up the whole story line or impact the choices the main character made. - Andrea


Yellowface by R.F. Kuang (May 2023)
“Yellowface” is the story of a young white author who steals the manuscript of her dead Asian friend and publishes it as her own. This satirical account of the publishing industry takes on themes of racism, cultural appropriation, plagiarism, and internet trolling. This captivating book is like watching a trainwreck - in the most addicting and thrilling way possible.  - Natashia

Pebble & Dove

Pebble & Dove: A Novel by Amy Jones (May 2023)
Set in a world where past and present collide, the story follows the lives of two complex characters, Pebble and Dove, whose paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Set in a quaint coastal town, the author alternates between Pebble’s courageous struggle in the 19th century, and Dove’s modern-day quest to unravel her family’s secrets. Jones’ novel delves into themes of love, loss, resilience, and the pursuit of self-discovery, making this novel an emotional roller coaster. “Pebble and Dove” is an enchanting experience and is a must-read for anyone seeking a touching and unforgettable story. - Adia


Weyward by Emilia Hart (February 2023)
This book is a powerful story about three generations of women in England who face the challenges of male dominance. The Weyward women have a special connection with nature, but still struggle against the patriarchy. Altha, a healer in 1619, is unjustly accused of witchcraft. Violet Ayres fights against her controlling father and investigates her mother's death in the 1940s. And in the present day, Kate Ayres fights to protect her unborn child from her abusive boyfriend. The story is grounded in reality despite its supernatural elements, showcasing the fight for women's freedom. "Weyward" is an exceptional blend of historical fiction and modern feminism, a powerful tale of female resilience. - Jennifer

Tress of the Emerald Sea

Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brendon Sanderson (January 2023)
"Tress of the Emerald Sea" swept me away on a thrilling adventure from beginning to end. This enchanting tale follows a young woman who bravely leaves behind her humble existence in search of a greater purpose. What truly sets this novel apart is its imaginative setting, taking the reader on a journey to a world far beyond our own. I recommend "Tress of the Emerald Sea" to anyone who loves a gripping seafaring escapade. - Elisa

Fourth Wing

Fourth Wing By Rebecca Yarros (May 2023)
This is a wonderful fantasy book that captures the reader and makes it impossible to put the book down. The world-building that Rebecca Yarros has accomplished in this book is absolutely amazing. As you read this book you will follow Violet Sorrengail as she struggles to overcome the physical challenges she faces in the Basgaith War College. Violet must use her greatest strength which is her mind to overcome each challenge she is presented. This book has found family, enemies to lovers, and of course dragons. - Mackenzie