Joel Sorrell is a private investigator with about ninety-nine problems, and Kara Geenan is only the most recent one. A review of Conrad Williams' newest release, "Dust and Desire: A Joel Sorrell Novel."
Today, the next installment of the "Order of the MoonStone" series released!
Imogen, a writer, and her sister Marin, a dancer, are ecstatic when they find that they’ve both been accepted for prestigious nine-month fellowships at Melete, a renowned artists’ retreat. Although now both adults with budding careers, they still live in the shadow of an emotionally (and sometimes physically) abusive childhood instigated by their manipulative mother. This retreat is their chance not only to better their art, but to really get ...
Mercy Wong has big dreams, hoping to become a successful businesswoman who earns enough to move her family out of their tight Chinatown quarters. In the San Francisco of 1906, this dream seems near enough to impossible, but Mercy’s resourcefulness earns her a place at St. Clare’s Boarding School, one of the most respected girls’ schools in the country.
Guy Gavriel Kay may be known to many as a fantasy author, but his new novel, "Children of Earth and Sky", is more an alternate Renaissance history than anything else. There’s just the barest whiff of magic thrown in there, but even without it, Kay has created a rich and absorbing epic that you can really get lost in.
"The Countdown" is the final book in the "Taking" trilogy.
It’s been a long year to wait for the second installment in Gwenda Bond’s YA series chronicling the teenage adventures of Lois Lane, ace reporter and Superman love interest, but we’re happy to report that "Lois Lane: Double Down" is finally here!
"Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes is the story of 35-year-old Will, who, having suffered a severe motorcycle accident several months previously, requires 24-hour care, and Lou, a 26-year-old woman who has never left the safe haven of her small town. When Lou gets made redundant at her job in a cake shop, she tries and fails at several career routes before stumbling across the position of Will’s carer.
The conclusion to Maggie Stiefvater’s "Raven Cycle" has got to be one of the most anticipated YA book releases of the season. Although many fans were disappointed when the release of the book was pushed back a few months, I think you’re going to find that the delay was worth the wait!
After losing her mother in a tragic car accident, Sass finds herself being shipped to Cornwall, England to live with an uncle she’s never met. The English seaside is beautiful, but it can’t heal the hole she feels inside of her. Alex is British royalty, fleeing to his ancestral home by the sea to try to escape the paparazzi swirling around him in the wake of his parents’ divorce. When he runs across Sass trespassing on family land, captivated ...
"Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian" is a memoir tracing both the troubles and accomplishments of Olympic swimmer Anthony Ervin, from his breakout performance at the 2000 Sydney Games to his bad-boy image and eventual reappearance at the London Games in 2012.
Waterfall is an action-filled time travel story that really packs a punch. Our main character Gabi is a strong, quick-witted and compassionate young woman who finds herself thrust back into Medieval Italia.
This month's Author Takeover sees the return of Ryan Graudin to celebrate the release of her new novel, Wolf by Wolf. Many fans see strong parallels between Voldemort's rise to power and the events of World War Two, Wolf by Wolf explores an alternate history of our own world, where Hitler has won the war and medical experimentation within concentration camps has created unexpected results. Ryan's previous Author Takeover ...
Just before the dawn of the nineteenth century, the world of "The Glass Sentence" changed forever. Up until that point, history had progressed much like it has in our world - pyramids, the Dark Ages, the Crusades, and more were all things of the past, and the world was poised to embark on a bright future as the year 1800 dawned. All of that changed with the Great Disruption, which thrust all the different lands of the world into diff...
If you like a dash of danger and dragons in your YA - Talon might be right up your alley.
"Half Wild," the sequel to "Half Bad," picks up right where its predecessor left off. Nathan has received the three gifts he needs to become a full-fledged witch from his father, the Black Witch Marcus, but now he’s on the run, with nowhere to go and no way to control his terrifying new Gift - the ability to turn into an animal. A very dangerous animal.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce unites her passion for chemistry, her keen wit, a lot of pedaling of a bicycle named Gladys, and a willingness to use her girlish charms to open doors that are often closed to the police to solve her second murder mystery. This time the victim is a famous puppeteer who, during a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at the local parish hall, comes crashing down on the stage instead of the expected giant.
Lily is not your average teenager - at sixteen years old, she’s already a first class computer hacker, and uses her skills to help her father, a lawyer, solve his toughest cases. But that still doesn’t prepare her for what she discovers one morning while out investigating a case: magic is real. Unfortunately, she finds this out in the worst way possible, by being attacked by a bandogge, a terrifying two-headed dog.
"Life of Pi" is mainly a first-person account of a sixteen year-old Indian boy's experience spending 227 days alone with a Bengal tiger in a lifeboat on the Pacific Ocean. This book was an international bestseller and Man Booker Award winner. Pi's story is sad and inspiring, and it overflows the boundary of pure narrative to meditate on the nature of storytelling and the love of God.
Mark A. Latham's "The Lazarus Gate" is a gripping story about a paranormal activity occurring in 1800s England, forming around a mystery.