Kelly Braffet’s The Broken Tower [MIRA, January 2022], is a deeply immersive, penetrating tale of magic, faith and self-determination and the brilliant sequel to The Unwilling. Says Booklist in its STARRED REVIEW: “Braffet impressively juggles her large cast of characters and many plot threads. Fans of the first book will cheer to see Judah grow in her powers. While there is some table setting for the next installment in the (read more…)
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…)
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.
We’ve got another one for you! A STAR for Mike Chen, that is. In the second starred review for his forthcoming novel LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME [MIRA, Jan. 4], Kirkus Reviews raves: “Rich backstory… highly satisfying ending… All the stars for Chen’s warmhearted space-travel story.”—Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME is available for request on Netgalley and Edelweiss. LOVE THE READ? Don’t forget to vote Light Years from Home for (read more…)
Honestly, if you’re a Mike Chen fan, this STARRED REVIEW from Library Journal won’t surprise you. If you’re new to these parts (welcome!) check out his latest novel LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME [MIRA, Jan. 4]. You don’t have to be a sci-fi fan to love this book of family dysfunction, served up with a side of aliens. Says LJ: “Chen (A Beginning at the End) has written a heartfelt novel (read more…)