What You Need to Know:
- On the East Coast of the United States, where Yen Press is headquartered, the weather is officially cooling off, the leaves turning lovely colors...and the desire to snuggle up with a cup of tea and a good book is STRONG.
- Luckily for you (and them!), they have some great new light novels and audiobooks out this week. Check them out, and get ready to settle in for some cozy autumnal reading!
- If you would like to check out more from Yen Press, make sure to visit the link, here: https://yenpress.com/
Solo Leveling, Vol. 3 (novel)
Jinwoo Sung, Officially S Rank
Leveling up in C-rank dungeons has become next to impossible for Jinwoo. But an E-rank hunter attempting anything higher? Well, that would raise some serious red flags…so the time has come for a reevaluation. And when the results are back, it’s official—Jinwoo is the tenth S-rank hunter from South Korea! An entirely new world, brimming with powerful magic beasts and elite hunters, is now open to him. But before he can immerse himself in it, there’s something absolutely vital he has to do…
Solo Leveling, Vol. 2 (audiobook)
Written by Chugong
Read by Ki Hong Lee
Arise! Once dubbed the Weakest Hunter of All Mankind, Jinwoo is now…well, something else entirely. Armed with his mysterious system, he’s currently powerful enough to single-handedly clear dungeons that once would have proven life-threatening. He just has to ready himself to take on the Demon’s Castle – and what better way to do so than finishing a quest? Exclusive new weapons and skills from an assassin-class job may be just what Jinwoo needs…but the system seems to have other plans for him!
Experience Solo Leveling like never before! Ki Hong Lee (Maze Runner, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) narrates the second installment of Solo Leveling, bringing Jinwoo and his story to life!
A Sister's All You Need., Vol. 11 (light novel)
by Yomi Hirasaka and Kantoku
It’s Time for New Beginnings—and New Endings
Itsuki is facing a crisis—the worst case of writer’s block he’s ever experienced in his life! Nayuta offers him support while Toki and Miyako grope for ways to help him break out of his slump, but the words just won’t come. Meanwhile, Chihiro is experiencing some major changes now that she’s no longer hiding her gender. Before any of them know it, the 16th GF Bunko New Writers Contest arrives, a full year since Aoba and Kiso took home the prize. In the midst of so many changes, can our heroes keep their heads above water?!
Sword Art Online 2: Aincrad (audiobook)
Written by Reki Kawahara
Illustration by abec
Read by Bryce Papenbrook & Chermi Leigh
Linked up and logged into the deadly VMMORPG Sword Art Online in both the real and virtual worlds, Kirito is stuck in a hell of one man’s making and, like everyone else, unable to escape until the game is beaten. But while some players are crippled by fear and others throw themselves into completing the game, still others relax into everyday life in the face of their cruel predicament and live to the best of their ability…laughing, crying, but always enjoying the game. Among them are four women who make a mark upon the solo adventurer that Kirito has become: Silica, the beast-tamer; Lisbeth, the blacksmith; Yui, the mysterious orphan; and the tragic Sachi, never to be forgotten by the black swordsman….
Bryce Papenbrook (also known as the voice of Kirito himself!) is joined by Cherami Leigh (Asuna’s incredible VA!) to narrate the second installment of the Sword Art Online audiobook series!
In other exciting news...
An anime adaptation of I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss has been announced! Yen Press released the first volume of the light novel last week, and will be releasing the first volume of the manga next week -- so there's no better time than now to get a head start on this great series! Here's a little synopsis to pique your interest:
When her engagement to the prince ends unceremoniously, details of the young noblewoman Aileen's past life come rushing back and help her realize she's living inside the world of one of her favorite otome games—as the heroine's greatest rival! However, her memory has more plot holes than bad fan fiction…and the only certainty is that if she doesn't do something quick, her death is all but assured. The hero/main-love-interest can't be relied on, so why not see what the last boss has to say?
Source: Official Press Release