Joe Hill’s “Fireman,” Apocalyptic Terror | RA Crossroads


With engrossing, stay-up-all-night pacing, stock characters worth cheering for, spellbinding worldbuilding, and a well-balanced mix of outrage, mourning, and hope, Hill’s novel places his fellowship into one troubling incident after another.

Fantasy Reading | Wyatt’s World


More tales from the world of the Abercrombie’s “First Law” books, a new collection of lyrical fantasy tales from Aiken, the latest entry in Brooke’s stand-alone series, Cronin’s much-anticipated trilogy conclusion, a beloved Beast

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin | LJ Review


Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin’s sweeping post­apocalyptic trilogy (The Passage; The Twelve) are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel.

Warm Nostalgia: Revisiting Summer Settings | Reader’s Shelf

Beach House Memories

A socialite finds love at last, a young outsider finds a new identity, a band of high schoolers transition to adulthood, and a family discovers home is a place filled with magic, peculiar characters, and love

Fiction Reviews, Sept. 1, 2012


Reviews Maggie Anton’s Rav Hisda’s Daughter, Justin Cronin’s The Twelve, and Jasper Fforde’s The Woman Who Died a Lot, plus a full list of fiction reviews from the Sept. 1 issue.

What Else Is Hot?: What the Authors of LJ's Top Ten Best Books Are Doing Next


What Else Is Hot?: What the Authors of LJ's Top Ten Best Books Are Doing Next