Love Dorian Gray? Then you won’t want to miss Jessica S. Olson’s A FORGERY OF ROSES [Inkyard Press, March 2022], a lush new YA fantasy novel with an art-based magic system, romance, and murder. Says Kirkus in a STARRED REVIEW: “Magic, romance, and mystery intertwine in this stand-alone historical fantasy…. This effortless blend of fantasy, sisterly love, sweet romance, and murder mystery is a gorgeous take on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture (read more…)
A huge congrats to author Heather Gudenkauf! Her latest thriller THE OVERNIGHT GUEST [Park Row, Jan. 25], a chilling locked-room mystery about a true crime writer who is trapped in a secluded farmhouse during a snowstorm, was voted a January LibraryReads pick! (The complete list of LibraryReads picks can be found here.) Library marketer’s tip: the title is also available as an exclusive hardcover, just for libraries! THE OVERNIGHT GUEST is still available to request for (read more…)
D’VAUGHN & KRIS PLAN A WEDDING by Chencia C. Higgins [Carina Press, Jan 25] is a sparkling new addition to Carina’s new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line called Carina Adores. Library Journal raved about this romance about a couple who fake their wedding in order to compete in a reality TV show with a starred review: “In a romance featuring Black joy, plus-sized beauty, and Mexican pride, the conflicts are (read more…)
Too soon for holiday songs? We just couldn’t wait! We’ve matched a few books to your holiday music mood. 🎵 Click the song title to listen, then click to read each book—all available for request on Netgalley. “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole matched with Don’t Cry for Me by Daniel Black. “Cool Yule” by Louis Armstrong matched with Beach Wedding by Michael Ledwidge. “Once Upon a December” by Liz (read more…)
February is the month of love and we have all the feels for this crop of releases. Check out February book recommendations for LibraryReads and remember to vote for all your favorites by January 1! Our catalog of recommended February titles can be found here. Are you a first-time voter? Welcome to the wonderful world of LibraryReads! Check out this handy-dandy tutorial video on voting with Edelweiss and NetGalley here.