E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Arend, Barth, Chance, and Cross | Xpress Reviews

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A fantastic historical anthology for Juneteenth; Arend’s latest features enjoyable characters and emotional issues; Barth’s romance has plenty of angst and sizzle; a high dose of relationship conflict from Chance; a sexy romp from Cross

The Return of Doctor Who: Titan Releases Two New Graphic Novels Series Fans Will Love

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Titan Comics has published the first volumes in two new “Doctor Who” series: The Tenth Doctor: Revolutions of Terror and The Eleventh Doctor: After Life

Spy Stories: Espionage by the Book

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The action is fast and furious in McCauley’s hard-as-nails thriller; a triumphal sequel from Matthews; McCarry dazzles readers with smart dialog and fascinating characters; McGee’s entertaining adventure is for those who like their spies with quick wit and fists

Francesca Haig | Debut Spotlight, June 15, 2015

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The first volume in a planned trilogy, Francesca Haig’s debut novel, The Fire Sermon, features a postapocalyptic dystopia in which all people are born as twins—one physically perfect, the other bearing some form of mutation.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, June 2015

At No. 15, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is one to watch; Kondo’s title on decluttering is tidily sitting atop nonfiction

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2015

Girl has missed the station yet; the Lusitania rises to the top in nonfiction

Hunder’s Debut of the Month, Cline, Jemisin, Nix, plus Series Lineup & News | SF/Fantasy Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Hunder’s engaging debut cleverly skewers traditional fantasy tropes; Cline mines the nostalgia and geek spheres just as successfully as he did in his acclaimed debut; Nix shows off his mastery of the short form; Jemisin’s latest is a must-buy

Graphic Novels from de Radiguès, Rich & Levens, and Cameron & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Similar to a roller coaster, slowly climbing to a peak and then racing to a wild, unexpected finish; a delicious and refreshingly unironic romantic revival; the latest Batgirl is sure to please superhero fans of all ages

Nonfiction on Sub-Saharan Africa and Traveling Around Brooklyn | Xpress Reviews

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A rose-tinted look at sub-Saharan Africa’s future; the authors of this travel guide should have spent a little less time trying to seem edgy and a little more on unsexy details like subway navigation and Brooklyn restaurant prices

Fiction: Attenberg, Carner, Dahl, Frank, Hall, Hamilton, Hilderbrand, Snelling, & More | Xpress Reviews

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An enjoyable historical, an excellent debut mystery, check in to the Hotel Moscow, a twisty sophomore plot, friendship & second chances, “wolf” down Hall’s latest, vampire hunting, an absorbing first novel, God in Christian life