Starred Review Round-Up (2/20/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn “Striking style, memorable characters, and a believably miraculous premise add up to a beautifully crafted first novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A more than noteworthy first foray into contemporary fiction by Hawaiian native Washburn.”–Library Journal, starred […]

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Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Jeanine Cummins’ immigration saga AMERICAN DIRT–the splashiest book of 2020 so far–now has FOUR starred reviews! “As the quartet travel, they face terror on a constant basis, with danger possible from any encounter, but also compassion and occasionally even wonder. This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred […]

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Starred Reviews For Your #FridayReads

Starred Reviews For Your #FridayReads

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING by Deborah Levy “Multiple versions of history collide—literally—in a superbly crafted, enigmatic new story from an author of note… Levy defies gravity in a daring, time-bending new novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Booker Prize–finalist Levy (HOT MILK) explores the fragile connections and often […]

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Three Stars for WE, THE SURVIVORS!

Three Stars for WE, THE SURVIVORS!

Man Booker Prize longlister Tash Aw’s WE, THE SURVIVORS — an uncompromising portrait of an outsider navigating a society in transition–just received its third starred review! “Aw’s potent work entraps readers in the slow, fateful descent of its main character, witnessing his life spiral to its inevitable conclusion.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Aw savagely erases any […]

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Three Stars for A BETTER MAN!

Three Stars for A BETTER MAN!

The fifteenth book in LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series, A BETTER MAN, just received its THIRD starred review! “This title brings several character arcs to a close while resetting others to make this psychological mystery serve both as a beginning for new readers and a satisfying continuation for series fans. Gamache is […]

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Four for NINTH HOUSE!

Four for NINTH HOUSE!

Leigh Bardugo’s adult debut, NINTH HOUSE–a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic–now has FOUR starred reviews! “Fantasy readers, particularly those who love ghosts, will hungrily devour this novel.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Demand alone would necessitate purchasing multiple copies in all formats, but this is genuinely terrific. The worldbuilding is rock solid, the plot […]

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A Meteor Shower of Stars for Macmillan!

A Meteor Shower of Stars for Macmillan!

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! Fiction NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo “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 […]

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FOUR Stars for THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE

FOUR Stars for THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE

Annalee Newitz follows award winner + 2017 Best Book AUTONOMOUS with THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE–a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we’ll go to protect the ones we love–that just received its FOURTH starred review! “This riot of a book will have readers delighting both in the thrilling battle over timelines in […]

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Three Stars for WHISPER NETWORK!

Three Stars for WHISPER NETWORK!

Chandler Baker’s #MeToo whodunit WHISPER NETWORK has received THREE starred reviews! “Attorney Baker’s debut is a thriller, a murder mystery, and an anthem for any woman who has ever hit a glass ceiling, been the brunt of sexual innuendo, or felt harassed in the workplace. Smart, articulate, and witty, it will resonate with a huge […]

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Stars on stars on stars on stars on stars on stars (5/17/19)

Stars on stars on stars on stars on stars on stars (5/17/19)

Stars on stars on stars on stars for your #FridayReads! THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER by Jake Wolff “The epic sweep and sly humor in the midst of enormous anguish will remind readers of Michael Chabon’s work as they relish this heady exploration of grief, alchemy, and love.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Wolff’s wild, hilarious, and […]

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