When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room is convinced it’s something special. And the committee for France’s highest literary honour, the Prix Goncourt, agrees. But when the shortlist is announced, there’s a problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no idea of the … Continue reading THE READERS’ ROOM, by Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books
Blood calls to blood; charm calls to charm.It is the way of the world.Come close and tell us your dreams. Sanna is a mermaid — but she is only half seavish. The night of her birth, a sea-witch cast a spell that made Sanna’s people, including her landish mother, forget how and where she was … Continue reading MERMAID MOON, by Susann Cokal, Candlewick Press
Librarian's note: This is an Advance Reader Copy Edition for ASIN: B07X9YDY2M. In the second fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea, Herbert and Violet team up to solve the mystery of Gargantis — an ancient creature of the deep with the power to create life-threatening storms. There's a storm brewing over Eerie-on-Sea, and the fisherfolk say a … Continue reading GARGANTIS, by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Tom Booth, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press
Lincoln Peirce does it again!
National bestselling author Eva Gates’s fifth Lighthouse Library mystery will carry fans of Miranda James and Jenn McKinlay to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardson’s soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early ‘til-death-do-us-part. Winter falls on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Lucy Richardson and her … Continue reading SOMETHING READ SOMETHING DEAD, #5 Lighthouse Library Mysteries Series, by Eva Gates, Crooked Lane Books, PGC
In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. In the … Continue reading BENEATH THE CITADEL, by Destiny Soria, Amulet Books/Abrams
Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might have all been friends together. But this was Birchwood. As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no … Continue reading THE RED RIBBON, by Lucy Adlington, Candlewick Press
There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home. Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they've been on the run, … Continue reading THE DOOR TO THE LOST, by Jaleigh Johnson, Delacorte Press
DESCRIPTION: After being branded during the battle of Jericho, Moriyah has had no prospects for marriage--until now. She hopes to please the man, but things go horribly wrong and she is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the Levitical cities of refuge, she is unprepared for the dangers she faces, … Continue reading A LIGHT ON THE HILL, by Connilyn Cossette, Bethany House Publishers.
Link to Book #2 Review Here Link to Book #3 Review Here Somewhere over the rainbow, all spell is about to break loose… Fairy Tale Survival Rule No. 32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day. Yeah, no thanks. … Continue reading SPELLED, THE STORYMAKERS SERIES #1, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire