ALA Annual 2019 Read n’ Rave

Librarians were gushing about these Macmillan titles during ALA Annual’s “Read n’ Rave”:

THE FURIES by Katie Lowe

“Murder and witchcraft mix with a heady cocktail of drugs, booze, and revenge in this elegant, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story.”–Kirkus Reviews

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

2 starred reviews!

“With an aura of both enchantment and authenticity, Bardugo’s compulsively readable novel leaves a portal ajar for equally dazzling sequels.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series. ”–Booklist, starred review


3 starred reviews!

“An addictive, genre-bending book that will wow readers with its vibrant energy, endearing cast, and emotional gut-punch of a finale.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Sarcastic, sincere, heart-wrenching, and honest pulpy enjoyment.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Suspenseful and snarky, with surprising emotional depths.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review


“[S]urprising twists make this a memorable what-if tale.”–Publishers Weekly

GUN ISLAND by Amitav Ghosh

“Ghosh’s story, involving and intricate, speaks urgently to a time growing ever more perilous.”–Kirkus Reviews

See the full list of librarian-recommended titles here.

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