Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July weekend! The Macmillan offices are closed on July 4th & 5th, so Talia and Anne have an extra long holiday weekend starting tomorrow (July 1st). We’ll be back on the blog on Wednesday, July 6th. Remember that September LibraryReads nominations are due on July 20, so you’ve got plenty of time to […]

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2014 CALA Best Book Award Winners

2014 CALA Best Book Award Winners

The 2014/2015 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Best Book Awards were recently announced and we have two winners in the Fiction category: DECODED by Mai Jia Both a riveting mystery and a metaphysical examination of the mind of an inspired genius, DECODED is the first novel to be published in English by one of China’s […]

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Thriller Thursday (5/21/15 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (5/21/15 Edition)

We’ve got four fabulous thrillers for you, plus BookCon news! LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton A May 2015 LibraryReads pick! When a child goes missing, three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—confess to the crime. “[A] nail-biter… This brilliantly plotted thriller, filled with lies and betrayals, builds to an unexpected, […]

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LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Happy Monday, friends! Our pal and Library Journal Mover & Shaker Kristi Chadwick recently wrote a genre spotlight column on mysteries for LJ and we’re thrilled (pun intended) that it includes so many Macmillan titles: Breaking the Color Barrier SKIES OF ASH by Rachel Howzell Hall (Detective Elouise Norton series) On sale May 19, 2015 […]

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Thriller Thursday – Stars Edition

Thriller Thursday – Stars Edition

We’ve got an all-STAR line-up for this #ThrillerThursday, but first Edgar Awards news: THE STRANGER YOU KNOW by Jane Casey won the Mary Higgins Clark award! Click here to see the full list of 2015 Edgar Award winners. Now, on to the books! SIGNAL by Patrick Lee (THREE stars!) “Two books into this series, and […]

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Stars for THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM

Stars for THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM

Attention sci-fi readers: if you’re looking for a book with the scope of DUNE and the commercial action of Independence Day, look no further than THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by China’s most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Reviewers love this multiple-award-winning near-future trilogy: “Fans of hard SF will revel in this intricate and imaginative novel […]

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