Audiobooks by Berenson, Cambron, Christie, Iles, Love, and Mejia | Xpress Reviews

George Guidall’s accents, his smart use of cadence, and his smooth tone make Berenson’s wonderful story even better; Christie is recommended Philippa Gregory fans; Iles’s latest is highly recommended; a detectiveless crime solved by the criminal herself

E-Originals from Krum, Michael, Persell, and Quarles | Xpress Reviews

The pace is fast, with a few twists and turns along the way; the growing bond isn’t strong enough to be the sole focus; a fun, flirty, and spicy read from Persell; Quarles plays with the pacing conventions of contemporary romance to burn hot and bright

Audiobooks: Lucey’s Portrait of Sargent’s Women | Xpress Reviews

The author/narrator combination provides nonfiction storytelling at a high level, keeping the listener’s interest throughout the almost eleven hours; highly recommended for medium and large libraries, and small libraries with a strong arts readership

Graphic Novels from Czap, Durand, Lemire, and Wazem & Tirabosco | Xpress Reviews

A bold tour de force of illustrative, imaginative chutzpah; a chilling testament to Cold War propaganda from debuter Durand; a worthy selection for those interested in literary graphic fiction; a fine little stand-alone that is quiet, dignified, and strangely relaxing

Nonfiction on Environmental Activism, Aidan Higgins, Chief Joseph, Frankenstein, Drugs and Racing | Xpress Reviews

Ties the goals of democracy and America’s social and economic structure; Higgins’s essays, diary entries, and letters to newspapers written over some 30 years; Howard she sought to separate fable from fact; a fine addition to a course on popular culture or film studies; this tale goes deeper, giving a peek into the drug world and police work

Fiction from Hossain and Quinn | Xpress Reviews

This novel should appeal widely to lovers of the fantastic and of Middle Eastern and South Asian literature; this story will remind readers of what the holidays are truly about: being with the ones you love

Audiobooks from Craig, Finder, Goodman, Hawkins, and Sincero | Xpress Reviews

Only for true fans of this type of humor; finder’s latest is “highly optional”; unwieldy narrative threads ultimately demand more work than they offer enlightenment; no plot or production missteps will deter Hawkins’s vast audience from demanding access; this motivational book will be popular with Sincero fans

Graphic Novels by Lust, Coste, GG, and Nybrandt & Mikkelsen | Xpress Reviews

A strong optional purchase for fans of the source material, Lust, or historical wartime fiction; a wonderful exploration of a tragic artist; it takes some reflection but a gem for readers willing to engage with it; Tibet’s struggle for independence and the people who continue to endure

Nonfiction with Lore Creator Mahnke About Monstrous Creatures | Xpress Reviews

Appropriate for both leisurely and scholarly readers, this not only satisfies the curious thrill seekers but offers specific cases that can be examined

Fiction by Alexander, McGhee, and Silverberg, with a Trio of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Alexander excels at conveying the flavor of Tsarist Russia; Levy provides plenty of detail for the history lover; for fans of realistic fiction about difficult family relationships; unputdownable once you get into it; an enthralling, surreal debut; an excellent choice for sf fans