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Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Pub Date: May 29, 2017

Shadowcaster, Cinda Williams Chima, Harper Teen – There’s no end in sight to the long war between the Queendom of the Fells and the Kingdom of Arden. Year after year the Queendom repels the southern armies yet never defeats them for good Read more »

This is Really Happening by Erin Chack

This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack

Pub Date: May 29, 2017

This Is Really Happening, Erin Chack, Penguin Teen – Twenty-something pop-culture ezine writer Erin Chack illuminates her world for a teenage audience in This Is Really Happening Read more »

Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King

Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King

Pub Date: May 19, 2017

Feast of Sorrow, Crystal King, Touchstone – The Roman Empire, 1BC – 38 AD. The Emperor is lord of the known world. Those who are closest to him bask in reflected glory and wield considerable power Read more »

The Erstwhile by B Catling

The Erstwhile by B. Catling

Pub Date: May 12, 2017

The Erstwhile, B. Catling, Random House – English artist and poet B. Catling’s imagination is way out there, much of it beyond my grasp, yet the intrigue keeps you reading his second, definitely surreal novel, “The Erstwhile.” Read more »

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan

Pub Date: May 11, 2017

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan, Penguin – Imagine becoming a close personal associate of a world famous, almost god-like, historical personality. This is the intriguing premise of Stephen Harrigan’s A Friend of Mr. Lincoln Read more »

Library of Light and Shadow by M J Rose

The Library of Light and Shadow by M J Rose

Pub Date: Apr 28, 2017

The Library of Light and Shadow, M J Rose, Atria – French artist Delphine Duplessi fled to New York city to escape a doomed love affair. Gifted with a magical talent, Delphine can draw shadow portraits that reveal peoples’ innermost secrets in shocking detail Read more »

Later Essays by Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag: Later Essays

Pub Date: Apr 25, 2017

Later Essays, Susan Sontag, Library of America – The Library of America’s second volume of Susan Sontag’s brilliant observations and critiques, “Later Essays,” illustrates her extraordinary ability to dig deep into political and social conflict and provoke personal introspection Read more »

A Twisted Vengeance by Candace Robb

A Twisted Vengeance by Candace Robb

Pub Date: Apr 19, 2017

A Twisted Vengeance by Candace Robb – In 1399, England is under threat of civil war. Henry, Duke of Lancaster seeks to reclaim his inheritance, declared forfeit by his cousin King Richard II – but does he seek to take the crown itself Read more »

The Night Bird by Brian Freeman

The Night Bird by Brian Freeman

Pub Date: Apr 19, 2017

The Night Bird, Brian Freeman, Thomas and Mercer – San Francisco homicide detective Frost Easton takes on the strangest case of his career when a number of women die after suffering psychotic breaks. Each lived a perfectly normal life up to the moment they went crazy Read more »

Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson

The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson

Pub Date: Apr 11, 2017

The Man of Legends, Kenneth Johnson, 47North – December 2000: New York City counts down to the new Millennium and newspaper journalist Jillian Guthrie notices something odd in the photos selected for a special edition Read more »