YA Spotlight (8/2/22)

We’re wishing a happy #bookbday to an explosive space opera filled with glamour and romance, and the conclusion to a pulse-pounding YA fantasy trilogy! THE STARS BETWEEN US by Cristin Terrill “A teenage girl desperately tries to take control of her life even when choices seem to be ripped from her grasp.”–Kirkus Reviews THE KING […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/27/22)

This literary fiction spotlight brings us two coming-of-age novels, from a woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated Hollywood to a boy’s life-changing summer spent at his family’s estate in rural Pakistan. NSFW BY ISABEL KAPLAN “Kaplan peels back the curtain to examine the culture of a television network in this sharply observed, completely absorbing debut […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/21/22)

This thriller Thursday brings us a literary disaster novel set at a Los Angeles luxury hotel, the murder of a musician during a wedding in small-town Oregon, a murdered photographer found during a festival celebrating his new exhibit, and a dead body discovered while rescuing hoarded animals. THE PINK HOTEL BY LISKA JACOBS “The prose is […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/13/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us an exploration of a marriage changed after one partner returns from a traumatic deep-sea mission, and a woman’s story as she unravels her family’s history spent in Guadaloupe and its diaspora. OUR WIVES UNDER THE SEA BY JULIA ARMFIELD 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Armfield follows her […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (6/22/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight includes the story of a friendship—and the subsequent loss of it—between two women, a murdered therapist and the writing group that gets back together to investigate the case, and a bartender at a neighborhood bar who is slowly drawn into the depths of the service industry. GIRLS THEY WRITE SONGS ABOUT BY […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (6/17/22)

Today’s romance spotlight brings us a steamy academic friends-to-lovers story set in graduate school, an attempt to save a professional football player’s struggling bakery while facing an unexpected connection, and a fake dating scheme between a famous heartthrob and his in-the-shadows co-star. THE SIZZLE PARADOX BY LILY MENON “Menon’s latest novel follows the unbeatable rom-com blueprint […]

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Author Spotlight: Allison Montclair (6/16/22)

Allison Montclair‘s Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery Series introduced readers to two powerful women in their endeavor to create The Right Sort Marriage Bureau, a matchmaking service for Londoners, in the wake of World War II. In the series’ newest installment, we follow Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge once again as Iris suddenly finds herself in […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (6/14/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us the story of a man coping with the loss of his relationship by taking a journey through Europe, and an exploration of friendship and how the people we meet growing up shape who we become as adults. GRAND HOTEL EUROPA BY ILJA LEONARD PFEIJFFER “Prolific Dutch poet, playwright, essayist, and […]

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Day’s YA: BEATING HEART BABY

BEATING HEART BABY by Lio Min97812508190937/26/22Flatiron BooksAges 14-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Three years ago, Santi’s internet best friend, who Santi only knew as Memo, ghosted him and broke his heart, triggering a downward spiral. Now, at age 17, Santi moves to Los Angeles, ready for a fresh start and eager to fit […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/9/22)

A husband gone missing during a work trip to Lisbon + a retired mercenary caught in an embezzlement scheme + a body found behind a Jazz Age speakeasy + a town newcomer who is hiding a secret agenda of her own = this week’s thriller Thursday! TWO NIGHTS IN LISBON BY CHRIS PAVONE 2 starred […]

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