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…)
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…)
Congratulations to author Vera Kurian! Her debut thriller NEVER SAW ME COMING [Park Row, September 7], about three diagnosed psychopathic students facing off against a campus killer, was voted a September LibraryReads pick! (The complete list of LibraryReads picks can be found here.) NEVER SAW ME COMING is still available to preview on Edelweiss or Netgalley.
TRASHLANDS (MIRA, Oct 26) by Alison Stine is a literary speculative novel that is garnering a ton of buzz and racking up stars! Check out what Publishers Weekly and Booklist had to say: “Stine draws on her personal experience of today’s Appalachia to craft a harrowing vision of the future, and at its center is the tug-of-war between what is right and what is necessary to survive. This painful, thought-provoking (read more…)