“The Second Mother is a beautifully written page turner.”
“For a perfect summer read, look no further. You’re not likely to find more beautiful, more distinctive prose anywhere.”
Jane, the so-called “Pizza Girl” of this debut novel by Jean Kyoung Frazier, lives in her own head. She works at a takeout pizza joint, delivering pizzas to a regular crew of characters.
Novels about sibling rivalry, usually between sisters, seem to be a “thing” now, and this particular entry does little to distinguish itself from its peers. That’s its biggest problem.
Natalie Harper hates her job at Pinnacle Fine Wines in Sonoma County, California, but the pay and benefits are worth it.
A return to one’s childhood home can be a fraught undertaking in any circumstance.
“the underlying message of the book is that no matter how well loved and well supported you are, bad things can happen that aren’t your fault, and they can mess you up no matter what you do
“Seasons of the Storm is a unique, fresh love story with the feel of a fantasy.
One of the most important songs ever composed for rock music is the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations from 1966. Once the Beatles heard the song, they knew they had to ramp up their work.
“Love will have its way and murder will out, but it’s a harrowing and dangerous experience for the Kentucky heiress and her noble intended, with plenty of false clues and mysterious diversi
“With a rapid-fire description that leaps from victims’ viewpoint to that of their defenders, Obliteration gives a masterly account of the determination of human b
You don’t need to love dogs to love this book. You just have to love and respect animals and enjoy police procedurals.
“Brian Castleberry, . . . has done a masterful job of weaving his complex pattern with a momentum that never flags.
“Connie Schultz has a reputation for writing about everyday people and their lives.
“Although the multiple first-person points of view (written in different print fonts) can at times be distracting, Sager has laid out an exciting story that is hard to put down.”
“Beatriz Williams deftly fits together the characters, stories, and themes that the narrative services into a cohesive whole.
“Issued as a paperback original, Love & Other Crimes is a perfect match for summer’s relaxing moments, whether they are long ones on vacation or short breathers between home-ba
This is the authors’ third book taking place in a fictional community in America called Night Vale, where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are adroitly brought to life.
“Little Fish is a visually compelling book with a story and illustrations that celebrate the wonders of life under the sea.”
“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover
“fans of the series will absolutely delight in the final installation in Scalzi’s epic space opera trilogy.”
We are Totally Normal is set in a high school in California and depicts a young man in his final year who is confused about his sexuality.
“A riveting, inventive, quietly disconcerting page-turner.”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to Susanna Collins's acclaimed Hunger Games trilogy, confirms Collins as a master of dystopian YA, able to spin engaging tales around deeply f
“moments of brilliance . . .”