Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland, Putnam, $17.99 – on our shelves now This startling young adult romance totally grips the reader from the start – and it’s a devastatingly brilliant, darkly romantic read. There’s a line between being charmingly eccentric and genuinely eccentric and Grace Town is on the wrong side of that line.… Continue reading Can Love Heal the Broken?
Holding up the Universe, Jennifer Niven, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, on our shelves now A wonderful YA that doesn’t shirk at showing difficult choices and the consequences when you make the wrong one. Where do you go after you’ve been dubbed: ‘America’s Fattest Teen’, and the whole nation has watched your home being destroyed… Continue reading Life As ‘America’s Fattest Teen’
Karolina’s Twins, Ronald J Balson, St. Martin’s Press, on our shelves now Balson, who wrote the very successful novel, Once We Were Brothers, is back on form with Karolina’s Twins. Once again, he combines a contemporary courtroom drama with an event in the recent past that comes alive as a witness tells the story. In… Continue reading WWII Courtroom Drama
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, Viking, on our shelves now A Gentleman in Moscow is one of the best books I have read in some time. It is a period piece, but not really historical fiction. Count Alexander Rostov, a former member of the extended Russian Royal family is accused of being an unrepentant… Continue reading Excellent Historical Set in Russia
A Shadow Bright and Burning, Jessica Cluess, Random, September 2016. On shelf now. Excellent alternative history set in a Victorian London where witches are considered evil and society wants to abolish magic. To save a friend, Henrietta Howel uses her powers to set herself on fire, and reveals herself to be a witch. She expects… Continue reading Victorian Sorcery
Welcome to a new feature, in which local authors tell us how they write, live and play! First of all, we have a day in the life of Denver-based Todd Fahnestock. Todd is the author of Bookies YA favorite, Fairmist and his latest book, The Wishing World, comes out from Tor’s Starscape Books on Tuesday 25th October. We’re delighted… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Colorado Author: Todd Fahnestock
All The Ugly and Wonderful Things, Bryn Greenwood, Thomas Dunne Books, August, 2016 This is a book that I could not put down, other than to work or sleep. Greenwood draws her characters truthfully and deeply, so much so that I feel like I know the characters, their society and culture, from my work in… Continue reading Two August Titles Not to Miss!