Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

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Powder Days cover

Summer schmummer. We’re ready to hit the slopes, even if it’s only from our armchairs at the moment–and we’ve got the perfect read for it too. A Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW agrees, calling Heather Hansman’s POWDER DAYS [Hanover Square, 11/9] “exhilarating”: “Hansman (Down River), an environmental columnist for Outside magazine, takes readers on a riveting plunge into ski culture… In addition to insightful chapters on the psychology and “heady rush” of skiing (read more…)

Last Girl Ghosted cover

Well, you know we’ve got something special going on when a SECOND STARRED REVIEW for Lisa Unger’s LAST GIRL GHOSTED (Park Row, Oct. 5) compares the thriller to our country’s beloved gymnast queen. Kirkus‘s STARRED REVIEW raves: “Unger crafts Wren’s first-person narration skillfully, creating an engaging, witty character and drawing the reader into her life and only slowly revealing that she has secrets of her own. Almost no one in this thriller (read more…)

We’re doubling down on Aden Polydoros‘s acclaimed YA novel THE CITY BEAUTIFUL [Inkyard Press, Oct. 5] with another two starred reviews, bringing the book up to a whopping four starred reviews! Check out the latest raves, this time from School Library Journal and Booklist: “Polydoros doesn’t hold back with this heavy, dark, and gritty story that explores the immigrant experience in a unique way. While firmly a historical fiction title, this genre-bending novel (read more…)

Four NYC assistants (and best friends) race against the clock to take down the workplace patriarchy in Amanda Pellegrino’s debut novel, SMILE AND LOOK PRETTY [Park Row Books, Dec. 28]. In a STARRED REVIEW of the novel, Library Journal says: “Sexual harassment becomes a common thread, and the site goes viral as an outlet to reveal generations of bad behavior. How far are the friends willing to go to start (read more…)

The Keeper of Night

Here’s another YA genre-bender receiving raves. In its STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus has this to say of Kylie Lee Baker’s THE KEEPER OF NIGHT [Inkyard Press, Oct. 12]: “This dark historical fantasy seamlessly weaves Japanese folklore and magic into its storyline. Perfectly paced, it is filled with action, horrific death, mysterious motives, and raw emotions….The story also touches on racism, ableism, self-acceptance, and finding one’s place in the world. The descriptive (read more…)