On the heels of disability month, this is the perfect time to spotlight some of the neurodivergent writers who are debuting in 2022. Some of these books are already launched, and some are coming soon in Sept and Oct - keep an eye out for any or all of them!
Madison Lawson's THE REGISTRATION by Comcat books on 9/27/2022
In Lawson's near-future, high-concept thriller, society allows you to commit one murder in your lifetime—providing you can register the victim and accomplish the kill within fourteen days. A former sexual assault victim goes to register her abuser, only to discover that a slew of other strangers have Registered her.
Sonora Reyes' THE LESBIANA'S GUIDE TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL from Harperteen on 05/17/2022
Funny, moving, poignant, and highly relevant, Reyes weaves a beautiful story about a queer Mexican American girl navigating her way through Catholic school, self-discovery, and first love.
S.L Choi's BAD GIRLS DRINK BLOOD from Owl Press on 05/17/2022
A thoroughly fun, explosive, and gritty urban fantasy about a hybrid fae detective with a shadowed past.
Laura Stanfill's SINGING LESSONS FOR THE STYLISH CANARY from Laternfish Press on 04/19/2022
A generations-spanning tale of an artistically-gifted family, their intricate lives, and their vivid hopes for themselves and their futures.
Francesca Tacchi's THE MOUNTAINS BE MY GRAVE from Neon Hemlock on 05/17/2022
Readers will love this queer fast-paced historical fantasy, filled with Nazi-fighting action and ancient Italian deities.
Sunyi Dean's THE BOOK EATERS from Tor Books, 8/2/2022
In this dark modern gothic set in an alternate 90s Britain, we explore a society of people who eat books for sustenance—and the dangerous ways in which that shapes them.
Elisa A. Bonnin's Dauntless from Swoon Reads on 07/19/2022
A teen girl must bring together two broken worlds in order to save her nation in this lush, Filipino-inspired young adult fantasy debut.
Tanvi Berwah's MONSTERS BORN AND MADE from Sourcefire Books 9/6/2022
A 16-year-old girl grew up battling the monsters that live in the black seas, but it couldn't prepare her to face the cunning cruelty of the ruling elite.
Michelle Mohrweis's The Trouble With Robots, from Peachtree on 09/6/22
Evelyn strives for excellence. Allie couldn’t care less. Together, these polar opposites must work together if they have any hope of saving their school’s robotics program.
Maria Tureaud's THE LAST HOPE IN HOPETOWN from Little Brown on 10/4/2022
Stranger Things meets Fake Blood in this deliciously charming and spooky debut novel about one girl risking everything to uncover a government conspiracy and save her vampire parents
Rose Egal's THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS
from Peach Tree Kids, on 10/6/2022
A hijabi-wearing alien hunter must take on treachery, danger, and institutional secrets in this thrilling debut YA novel.
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