Patricia Wants to Cuddle, by Samantha Allen
When the cast and crew of The Catch, a Bachelor-style reality show, arrive on Otters Island to shoot the season’s final episodes, none of them expect much from the Pacific Northwest town. But Otters -- and its majestic landscape -- holds many secrets. As the contestants and producers argue and flirt their way to the end of filming, they are faced not only with on-screen drama, but the mysterious forces lingering off-camera. In this odd, hilarious, and thrilling novel, Samantha Allen has created the queer-horror-comedy-social media critique you never knew you needed.
Counterfeit, by Kirsten Chen
Ava Wong’s life might seem perfect, but the corporate lawyer-turned stay-at-home mom is struggling to raise her toddler and save her marriage. Luckily for Ava, her estranged college roommate Winnie Fang resurfaces with an intriguing proposition: she needs someone with an American passport to help her in a counterfeit luxury handbag scheme. Ava begrudgingly accepts, and the pair orchestrate an international operation that will alter their lives forever. A fresh, funny, friendship-fueled page turner!