Who knew that pitting a campus killer against psychopathic college students would be the perfect ingredients for an explosive thriller? Says Booklist in their STARRED REVIEW of Vera Kurian’s debut masterpiece NEVER SAW ME COMING [Park Row, Sept. 7], and of the book’s deliciously devious narrator Chloe: “Kurian expertly threads revenge and cat-and-mouse story arcs with Chloe’s frank, show-stealing narration. This bar-raising debut exposes the gray areas in an often (read more…)
For fresh WWII reads, look no further than author Sara Ackerman, who sets all her WWII historical fiction in her native Hawaii. In her latest, RADAR GIRLS [MIRA, July 27], 23-year-old Daisy joins the Women’s Air Raid Defense to help with the cause–and finds unexpected sisterhood and purpose along the way. Says School Library Journal: This historical novel transports readers to the islands of Hawai’i where the culture is fierce, (read more…)
This just in! Says Booklist of singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, author of The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All [Hanover Square, Sept. 7]: “Ritter, widely regarded as one of our greatest songwriters, brings that same knack for lyrical precision to his memorable yet completely natural fiction. Depth and humor are woven into richly textured sentences and evocative turns of phrase that seem to announce a new world between each word. There (read more…)
The Core Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction is charged with annually selecting a list of notable children’s and YA science fiction titles. One of their picks? THE SOUND OF STARS (Hardcover), the debut by our wonderful sci-fi writer (and, incidentally, baking extraordinaire), Alechia Dow.
Raise a glass to rising star Morgan Rogers and her debut, the so-much-more-than-a-romance Honey Girl [Park Row, Feb. 23] and to Susan Mallery, whose enjoy-with-a-glass-of-vino book The Vineyard at Painted Moon [HQN, Feb. 9] has earned her a coveted spot on LibraryReads’ Hall of Fame. Check out the LibraryReads love: Morgan Rogers’ HONEY GIRL:“One of the best parts of this book is the friendships. These friends listen to, support, and (read more…)