Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (8/12/22)

This Genre Friday brings us the ultimate round-up of new and upcoming sci-fi and fantasy releases, including a family who consumes books as food, a civil war breaking out in dystopian Hollywood, a man playing with time in the midst of World War I, the start to an epic fantasy series about an immortal man […]

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Sneak Peek: September 2022 Indie Next List

The September 2022 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan EscofferyISBN 9780374605988 | on sale 9/6/22 4 starred reviews! “A revelatory work, full of a young man’s questioning and told in a distinctive voice, this contemplation of identity, culture, and race in the United States today is highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review “A collection […]

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Magical Books (7/26/22)

Today we are showing the magic in books with a charming story filled with family secrets and magical mystery, and the dazzling disappearance of a magician. IN THE MIDDLE OF HICKORY LANE by Heather Webber “The latest from Webber (THE LIGHTS OF SUGARBERRY COVE, 2021) features her trademark blend of family secrets, light mystery, and […]

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For Your Consideration: August 2022 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite August titles for the August 2022 LibraryReads list! Votes due July 1! THE BLAME GAME by Sandie Jones9781250836908 | 8/16/22Download on Edelweiss and NetGalley “A psychologist specializing in domestic crisis, Naomi is supportive of her client Jacob when he announces his decision to leave his wife. But on […]

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LJ’s Top Debuts Spring/Summer 2022

Library Journal thinks these Spring/Summer 2022 debuts should be on your radar! PAY DIRT ROAD by Samantha Jayne Allen“Winner of the 2019 Hillerman Prize, Allen’s multi-starred mystery features Annie McIntyre, working as a waitress after returning home post-college to her drought—and recession—wrecked Texas hometown. Alarmed when another waitress is strangled at a community bon fire—she […]

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Sneak Peek: May 2022 Indie Next List

The May 2022 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! NETTLE & BONE by T. KingfisherISBN 9781250244048 | on sale 4/26/22 3 starred reviews! “[T]he characters of the main party are lovable and easy to root for, and seeing how the next happily-ever-after trope will be subverted is a big part of the fun.”–Booklist, starred review “Blending […]

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Three Stars for SIREN QUEEN

Nghi Vo’s SIREN QUEEN, an enthralling exploration of an outsider achieving stardom on her own terms in a fantastical Hollywood where the monsters are real, has received three starred reviews! “Luli is a compelling character both on and off the screen in this story that takes the mythmaking of Hollywood and transforms it and her […]

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Debut Spotlight (4/5/22)

April is filled with star-studded debuts, including the story of a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West, a novel that traces the too-short life of a woman transformed by death into an agent of justice, and a small-town mystery with an unlikely private investigator. FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY […]

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Three Stars for A TINY UPWARD SHOVE

Melissa Chadburn’s A TINY UPWARD SHOVE, a powerful debut novel that traces the too-short life of a woman cast out by society and transformed by death into an agent of justice, has received three starred reviews! “Essayist and activist Chadburn’s debut novel is a magical realism-infused literary feast that boldly mixes fictionalized yet explicit true-crime […]

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Three Stars for FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY

Jenny Tinghui Zhang’s FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY, a propulsive and dazzling debut novel about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West, has received three starred reviews! “Zhang put an extraordinary amount of research into this historical novel with a touch of magical realism…Those who want to learn about […]

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