Author Spotlight: Linda Castillo (7/13/21)

Bestselling author Linda Castillo has brought crime and danger to Amish country with the 13 books of the Kate Burkholder series. In FALLEN, the newest in the series, Kate recognizes a murder victim as a charming, rebellious girl who left Painters Mill years ago, leading Kate down a dark path to danger and death. FALLEN […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/8/21)

This adventure-filled thriller Thursday features a black father and white father on a crusade for revenge and Chet the dog helping a scared young woman with a secret. RAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. Cosby 3 starred reviews! “His story of fathers and sons, of men learning to respect others’ lives, has an unexpected depth for such […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi Fantasy (7/2/21)

This Genre Friday is out of this world with a retelling of THE GREAT GATSBY, a half-goblin emperor, a new series with a cynical teen exploring magic, and a perilous place where women are forced to make sacrifices. THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL by Nghi Vo 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “With […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (6/29/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by Catriona WardISBN 9781250812629 | on sale 9/28/21 “There’s a creeping sense of something off with every member of the cast, even as Ward immerses the reader in each of their hyperfocused points-of-view. Subtle clues scattered throughout make terrifying […]

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Author Spotlight: Edward St. Aubyn (6/29/21)

From the author of the beloved Patrick Melrose novels comes an expansive, playful, and compassionate story of three close friends and their circle over a year of extraordinary transformation. Set around the globe, this thrilling novel is all about the consequences of fleeing from what we know about others and ourselves. DOUBLE BLIND 2 starred […]

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3 Stars for RAZORBLADE TEARS

RAZORBLADE TEARS, S.A. Cosby’s provocative and fast-paced story of bloody retribution and redemption, has THREE starred reviews! “Few novels marry tough and tender, head-banging and coming-of-age, as seamlessly as this one does, but that’s no surprise from a supremely talented writer who keeps getting better.“–Booklist, starred review “A lean, mean crime story about two bereaved […]

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3 Stars for THE SECOND

Carol Anderson’s THE SECOND: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America has received THREE starred reviews! “In her passion and precision, Anderson presents a uniquely positioned, persuasive, and unflinching look at yet another form of deadly systemic racism in American society that has stoked the centuries-long crimes of insecurity, inequality, and injustice. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/9/21)

A critical look at the Second Amendment + an envisioned path toward overcoming injustices + a bold perspective on foreign policy + a guide for middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism + an in-depth look at the U.S. Coronavirus response = this nonfiction round-up. THE SECOND: Race and Guns in […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (6/1/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: UNTIL PROVEN SAFE: The History and Future of Quarantine by Nicola Twilley and Geoff ManaughISBN 9780374126582 | on sale 7/20/21 “This thoughtful study couldn’t arrive at a better moment.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “An infectiously appealing overview of efforts to contain the potentially infectious.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (5/21/21)

We’re spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy with a special investigator in the bustling and magic-filled streets of Egypt, the latest in the Chorus of Dragons series, a near-future story of the fight to stay alive, and the reissue of a sweeping romance with a dash of magic. A MASTER OF DJINN by P. Djèlí Clark 3 […]

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