Graphic Novels from Cloonan & Co., Lansdale and Glanzman, and Ledesma | Xpress Reviews

For anyone who appreciates whimsical melancholy and bright, energetic illustration; mature readers and fans of Django-style Westerns will relish this elaborate short story; not quite popular press but not quite academic

Nonfiction: Animal Behavior, Gwendolyn Brooks, Physics, Flies, Space Station, the American West | Xpress Reviews

For law students studying the constitutional sector; animal lovers, students of zoology, and photography fans; will also appeal to general readers who enjoy Brooks’s poetry; the science hidden beneath the surface of their lives; those intrigued by entomology and zoology; Excellent for STEM education and lots of other disciplines; Reid’s original voice is sure to capture all readers interested in the West; Weber brings new insights on the life and work of a cultural dynamo

Fiction: Acevedo, Billingsley, Carlino, Holahan, MacNeal, Nash, Rushdie, Shamsie, Slaughter, Tuck | Xpress Reviews

This fascinating piece of history should appeal widely; Barber weaves a twisty tale that will grip readers; Billingsley has written another engrossing page-turner; Carlino writes a bittersweet, funny story; Holahan gets better with each novel; a nod to W.E.B. Dubois’s essay “The Talented Tenth”; for someone looking for a new historical mystery; an enjoyable tale of finding oneself and starting afresh; Rushdie should garner even more readers with this cautionary tale; debut author Wolas’s work is breathtaking

E-Originals from Ashenden, Galen, Holt, and Reyne | Xpress Reviews

Readers who enjoy quick, steamy, sexy books should like this one; Galen keeps the suspense high and outcomes in doubt in this gritty romance; don’t miss this first installment in Holt’s new series; readers looking for M/M titles that focus on an FBI partnership as well as a central love affair will be rewarded with delicious, angst-filled energy

E-Originals from Dimon, Hassell, Smith, and Van Hulzen | Xpress Reviews

For libraries looking for more romantic suspense with a spy twist; readers of LGBT romance will fall in love with this unlikely pair and their journey; this second installment in Smith’s series is a solid read; a sweet romance to continue the series

Graphic Novels from the Nadlers, Snyder & Co., and Watson | Xpress Reviews

Highly recommended to general readers with even a passing interest in the thinkers and thoughts in question; a story that is both enjoyable and slightly depressing, in essence, very similar to real life; Glister is a sweet, thoughtful, and intentionally off-kilter light fantasy

Nonfiction on Irv Cross, Bitcoin, Courageous Leadership, and Travels to Distilleries | Xpress Reviews

Cross’s autobiography lacks the spice that readers might seek; a great choice for anyone interested in technology, finance, politics; for readers looking to investigate leadership; for those wanting to read more about distillers and distilling, this may not be the best starting point

Fiction from Baxter, Grafton, Sharp, Todd, Debuter Nugent, and a Mystery Anthology from Penzler | Xpress Reviews

Baxter’s second take on Wells is appropriate for young adult audiences; for book lovers, short story readers; enjoy Grafton’s California sleuthing sister; for fans of domestic suspense; series fans and Lee Child aficionados will appreciate Sharp’s latest; the new Todd title is flawed but still enjoyable for series fans

Graphic Novels from Davis & Kettner, Malet & Tardi, Moen & Nolan, and Quinn & Sharma | Xpress Reviews

A beautifully realized biographical comic that tackles a tough subject head-on; fans of detective thrillers and nonsuperhero comics will be impressed; Oh Joy Sex Toy consistently educates and titillates with playful, informative, and honest comics; this stand-alone volume will appeal to both teens and adults who enjoy soccer

Nonfiction on the Advent of the Flapper | Xpress Reviews

A good springboard for further investigation and deeper research, this title bites off more than it can chew but introduces readers to a dazzling cast of flappers and proto-flappers and their observers and admirers