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Starred Review Round-up (11/28/18)

We’re seeing stars! Save a spot on your shelves for these forthcoming titles with multiple starred reviews:

QUEEN VICTORIA: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life: Daughter, Wife, Mother, and Widow by Lucy Worsley 
Two starred reviews!
“Fans of biography and history, especially related to British history should find this fascinating reading. Those interested in Queen Victoria will find this to be a wonderful addition to the literature.”Library Journal, starred review

“The Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces in England shares her unique access to the quotidian history of English royals to treat us to another delightful story from the inside…. An utterly enjoyable account of Victoria’s familial relationships.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine 
Two starred reviews!
“Politics and personalities blend with an immersive setting and beautiful prose in a debut that weaves threads of identity, assimilation, technology, and culture to offer an exceedingly well-done sf political thriller.”Library Journal, starred review

“Debut novelist Martine sets a careful course in this gorgeously crafted diplomatic space opera that strands its protagonist amid imperial politics and murder…. Readers will eagerly await the planned sequels to this impressive debut.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

OUT OF THE DARK: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz 
Two starred reviews!
“Fans of the previous books in the series will not want to miss this latest installment featuring a complicated, swift-paced plot involving numerous twists plus a surprise ending—the essentials that make up a great thriller. Enthusiasts of suspense dramas should plan to stay up all night reading this one.”Library Journal, starred review

“Chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfights make the short chapters speed by like automatic gunfire. Hurwitz is at the top of this game in this gritty thriller.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

HOW TO DATE MEN WHEN YOU HATE MEN by Blythe Roberson
Two starred reviews!
A perfect book for women of all ages who have found that, despite their best efforts, dating men rarely works out in their favor.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Upends conventional tropes of romantic comedies in a thoughtful, nonshaming way (spoiler: Tom Hanks is the villain). She helps the reader digest ideas about soul-crushing systematic oppression with her absurdist humor. She makes a roughly equal number of references to Roland Barthes and Timothée Chalamet…Roberson’s fresh approach to romantic love will nonetheless satisfy readers of Phoebe Robinson and other feminist comedy writers.”Booklist, starred review

 

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