Author Spotlight: Paul Doiron (8/10/22)

Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch series has become a staple for readers of wilderness thrillers, featuring a game warden who discovers that natural predators aren’t the only killers lurking in the woodlands of Maine. In the series’ newest installment, readers are swept away to Hatchet Island on the coast of Maine, where a research trip ends […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (7/29/22)

This Genre Friday sci-fi/fantasy spotlight is packed full of new releases, from a tea monk and a robot exploring villages and discussing philosophy, to a queer romantic fantasy about a political marriage, and a journey to fight for freedom in the dystopian disunited states. A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book BY BECKY […]

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SLJTeen Live! 2022 Welcome Book Buzz

SLJTeen Live! 2022 Welcome Book Buzz

Thank you for stopping by our School Library Journal Teen Live virtual booth! Here’s more information about all the titles we talked about in our booth’s welcome video: ALL OF OUR DEMISE by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman | 9781250789341 | 8/30/22 The epic conclusion to the blockbuster All of Us Villains duology that’s The Hunger Games with magic. […]

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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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Day’s YA: HEAT WAVE

HEAT WAVE by TJ Klune97812502037317/19/22Tor TeenAges 13 to 18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune takes readers back to Nova City with Nick, Seth, Gibby, and Jazz—the friend group that all readers wish they could be a part of.  [warning: book 2 spoilers ahead!] In book 2, FLASH FIRE, […]

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Mystery Series Spotlight (5/24/22)

Today we are spotlighting two mystery series with new installments, from a World War II murder mystery about a woman found floating in the Thames, to a search for an illegal animal trafficking network and a missing girl in the depths of the Myanmar wilderness. THE KEY TO DECEIT: AN ELECTRA MCDONNELL NOVEL BY ASHLEY WEAVER […]

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Author Spotlight: Jenn Lyons (4/29/22)

Jenn Lyons has established her title as a master of epic fantasy throughout the release of her series, A Chorus of Dragons. In the series’ newest and final installment, THE DISCORD OF GODS, Relos Var prepares to battle the demon Xaltorath to destroy and enslave the universe, leaving it up to Kihrin to stop them both […]

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Author Spotlight: Elle Cosimano (2/9/22)

Award-winning author Elle Cosimano is a master at mixing murder, mystery, and comedy. In her Finlay Donovan series, we follow single-mother/struggling author Finlay as she accidentally gets caught up in murders left and right. FINLAY DONOVAN KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD A LibraryReads pick! “Cosimano builds on FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT (2021) for another rollicking adventure in which […]

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Fantasy Spotlight (2/8/22)

This fantasy spotlight is all about sequels with an angry goddess bringing the band back together and a city on the brink of upheaval. THE THOUSAND EYES by A.K. Larkwood “The second in Larkwood’s duology (following THE UNSPOKEN NAME) is a lush, emotional journey of politics, gods, and relationships…Highly recommended for readers who want strong […]

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It’s a Cozy Sampler! (1/11/22)

Looking for a new cozy series? In the 14th edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of six charming cozy mysteries publishing in Winter 2022 for free for easy sampling. Feeling hungry? Check out this series debut. In CHEDDAR OFF DEAD, a cheesemonger discovers that her new home in a small Sonoma Valley town […]

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