Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

Category: Fiction

We have a trio of titles to satisfy a variety of reading tastes. Their common thread? ALL THREE have been selected as LibraryReads Picks for the month of December 2019–and they’re still available to request on Netgalley! For readers of gothic thrillers:  Request on Netgalley here. For readers of sweet, savvy romances: Request on Netgalley here. For fans of “WTH JUST HAPPENED” books: Request on Netgalley here. Thanks for voting, (read more…)

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To the surprise of no Mike Chen fans, his sophomore novel A Beginning at the End [MIRA Books, 1/14/20] is now at three stars! Let us review (no pun intended): Says LJ: “Sometimes it is not the violent battles of post-apocalyptic stories that pull readers in; it is the emotional connection of humanity finding their way. Chen’s prose lights a brilliant, fragile path through the darkness.” –Library Journal, starred review Says (read more…)

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Booklist has spoken–and they’ve called Kelly Braffet’s high fantasy novel, THE UNWILLING [MIRA Books, Feb. 11] “essential.” More specifically: “Suspenseful, magical, wonderfully written, and never predictable, Braffet’s first foray into speculative fiction (after thrillers like Save Yourself, 2013) is an essential addition to all epic-fantasy collections.” –Booklist, starred review Don’t miss this epic tale filled with empires, healers, and magic. It’s about bowing to traditions … and then burning them (read more…)

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Congrats to Mike Chen, whose sophomore novel A Beginning at the End [MIRA Books, 1/14/20] just earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Don’t miss this poignant, richly imagined tale about four people in a post-apocalyptic world whose lives collide when the father of a presumed-dead pop star announces a global search for his daughter. Says PW: ⭐“By foregrounding family, Chen manages to imbue his apocalypse with heart, hope, and (read more…)

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If you’re looking for a new way to scare yourself this Halloween, look no further than Megan Angelo’s Followers [Jan. 14, 2020, Graydon House]. Instead of ghosts and ghouls, Angelo serves up a cocktail of eerily on point speculative fiction, pulse-pounding technological thrills and just a touch of post-apocolyptic mayhem.  Told by our heroines, blindly ambitious Orla in 2015 and existentially discontented Marlow in 2051,  Followers traces their paths through time toward each other, (read more…)