Genre Fiction

For all the latest LJ reviews and more, visit Book Verdict! Book Verdict is fully accessible to all users, though certain content and functionality are only available to subscribers. If you're already an LJ subscriber, log in to your account. To view all subscription options, Get Started With Book Verdict Pro Today.

E-Originals from Lyons and Platt, and Debuter Sebastian | Xpress Reviews

soldierscoundreltn

Week ending September 30, 2016 Lyons, Kathy. License To Shift. Forever Yours: Grand Central. (Grizzlies Gone Wild, Bk. 2). Oct. 2016. 288p. ebk. ISBN 9781455540952. $1.99. PARANORMAL ROMANCE Mark Robertson is awakened from a deep sleep by an unknown human female visitor, Julie Simon, ringing his doorbell. Bear-shifter Mark (The Bear Who Loved Me) is […]

Fiction from Grisham and Woods, a Debut, and Best American Science Fiction | Xpress Reviews

whistlertn

For sophisticated sf/fantasy readers; a captivating and suspenseful tale from Grisham; a debut that doesn’t quite catch fire; noir with a side of vulgar

lj140_post_banner

Questioning the Future | Designing the Future

author_willis_color

Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

E-Originals from Arend, Ash, Lindsey, and Meredith, plus “Silver Desire” | Xpress Reviews

geekgirltn

The tenth “Six Pack Ranch” is as good as the first; readers will be reminiscing about young love; book three in Lindsey’s “Geek Girl Mysteries” series is lots of fun; Meredith latest will appeal to those who enjoy seeing unlikable heroes get their comeuppance; Aasolid, varied depiction of sex and desire among the older set

Bouchercon Winners | Anthony, Barry, Macavity Awards 2016

51aw7e08xxl1

Edgar Award winner Lou Berney hit the awards trifecta at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in New Orleans when his third novel, The Long and Faraway Gone, garnered the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best Paperback Original and earned the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel.

Gigl’s Debut of the Month, Andrews, Cogman, Grant, Priest, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2016

ferryman.jpg9216

Gigl’s debut brims with wit and thrills; Andrews’s “Kate Daniels” urban fantasies are among the very best; Priest creates an irresistible mix of horror and home improvement; Armstrong spotlights high drama, humor, and intelligence

The Mystery of Love | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2016

silentinthegrave-jpg92016

The start of the school year might prompt a new reading plan, such as working through a series one has always wanted to try. For fans of mystery and romance, there are plenty of choices to be had.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

bookshoponthecorner-jpgthumb

Scotland is a bonny setting for Colgan’s funny, winsome Bookshop on the Corner; Coover channels the humor and wit of Twain; Gilligan is in new territory examining Ireland’s Jewish community; fresh fiction in translation; debuter Littlejohn writes with assurance and skill; fans will relish Zahradnik’s gritty, powerful crime novel

E-Originals from Lyons, Noble, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews

bearwholovedmetn

A well-rounded romp of a romance that scratches all the right itches; the perfect vehicle for a mashup of scenes familiar to any Regency romance reader; a solid contribution to the excellent “Grantham Girls” series that can easily stand alone

E-Originals from Matthews, Moran, and Winters | Xpress Reviews

devilscovetn

Matthews’s latest builds up the scares in a deft way to keep readers absolutely riveted; Moran’s title is for readers who enjoy more swoon and less struggle; for Winters’s characters, their developing relationship is both hot and heartwarming