Starred Review Round-Up (3/17/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews:

THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner
ISBN: 9781250248732, on sale 5/26/20

“Readers who enjoy character-driven novels will want to read this book. Like Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, it’s a must-purchase for libraries of all sizes.”–Library Journal, starred review

“The pleasures are many in this clever tribute to the beloved and endlessly influential Austen and the English village tale.”–Booklist, starred review

HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
ISBN: 9781250313225, on sale 6/2/20

“The masterful second genre-bending tale in Muir’s Locked Tomb trilogy (after GIDEON THE NINTH) ratchets up the horror, hijinks, and gallows humor of the series to a fever pitch.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An incredible journey into the chaos of the mind, Muir’s latest doubles down on all the wonderfully queer and pulpy moments, body horror, and macabre humor of her debut—and exceeds it.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE LAST EMPEROX by John Scalzi
ISBN: 9780765389169, on sale 4/14/20

“Balancing existing character dynamics and surprising—but well-earned—reveals with interstellar politics and pressing ethical questions of sustainability and power, Scalzi sends his series out with a bang.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Punchy, plausible, and bittersweet; studded with zingers until the very last line.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon
ISBN: 9781250257017, on sale 5/5/20

“A bold, fertile work lit by powerful images, often consumed by debate, almost old-school in its feminist commitment.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Solomon connects these stories in a way that’s fresh and tantalizing, with fascinating intergenerational discussions about desire, duty, family, and feminism, as well as a surprising, completely believable twist. This frank, revisionist romp through a Bible tale is a winner.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

SIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc Tran
ISBN: 9781250194718, on sale 4/21/20

“The result is a compelling story of an outsider discovering himself and a world where he fit in.”–Booklist, starred review

“A high school Latin teacher and tattoo artist’s memoir about immigrating to small-town America from Vietnam and learning to fit in through reading, skateboarding, and punk rock… A highly witty and topical read—an impressive debut.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel
ISBN: 9780805096606, on sale now

“Gossip, insults, bribes, lies, threats, jealousy, revenge, all propel this delectably shrewd and transfixing Tudor tragedy, this timeless saga of the burden of rule, social treacheries, and the catastrophic cost of indulging a raving despot.”–Booklist, starred review

“The end comes for Thomas Cromwell—and for the brilliant trilogy about his life that began with WOLF HALL (2009) and BRING UP THE BODIES (2012)… A triumph.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

NETWORK EFFECT: A Murderbot Novel by Martha Wells
ISBN: 9781250229861, on sale 5/5/20

“Series fans and anyone who enjoys humor-infused space operas won’t want to miss this.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“It’s a welcome expansion of this universe and lays the groundwork for more stories to come in a series that continues to grow and impress.”–Booklist, starred review

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