Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

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In its STARRED review for Lisa Unger’s LAST GIRL GHOSTED (Park Row, Oct. 5), Publishers Weekly raves: “Readers will root for the appealing, intelligent characters, even when they’re not acting in their own best interest. Believable plot twists related to questions of identity and the value of friends who become family further elevate the story. Unger is on a roll. “ Check out the entire review here, and request the DRC (read more…)


KNEEL (Inkyard Press, Sept. 14), Candace Buford’s debut novel (and love letter to Colin Kaepernick) has already scored two STARRED reviews. Check out the love that Kirkus and Booklist have for the debut novel perfect for contemporary YA and sports fans alike: “Readers must navigate the complex ethics that inform a principled activist stance. Debut author Buford delivers a novel that bridges the mighty dreams of Last Chance U with (read more…)

In their recent starred review for Vera Kurian’s NEVER SAW ME COMING [Park Row, September 7], Booklist also noted that “the college-age cast and edgy story will easily grab teen readers’ attention.” A possible addition to your YA collections, perhaps? NEVER SAW ME COMING is available to preview on Edelweiss or Netgalley.(And if you love the read, please consider voting it for LibraryReads by August 1.)

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…)