LJ Fiction Reviews: April 15, 2017

Below is a list of Fiction, Romance, and SF/Fantasy titles to be reviewed in the April 15, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.

FICTION

**Abrams, David. Brave Deeds. Black Cat. Aug. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780802126863. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780802189141. F

**Assadi, Hannah Lillith. Sonora. Soho. Mar. 2017. 208p. ISBN 9781616957926. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781616957933. F DEBUT

Basu, Diksha. The Windfall. Crown. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780451498915. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451498939. F DEBUT

**Bell, Madison Smartt. Behind the Moon. City Lights. May 2017. 280p. ISBN 9780872867444. $21.95; pap. ISBN 9780872867369. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9780872867376. F

**Benton, Janet. Lilli de Jong. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. May 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780385541459. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541466. F DEBUT

Brown, Janelle. Watch Me Disappear. Spiegel & Grau. Jun. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780812989465. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812989472. F

SYCAMORE.jpg33117**Chancellor, Bryn. Sycamore. Harper. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062661098. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062677129. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062661111. F DEBUT

Chevalier, Tracy. New Boy. Hogarth: Crown. May 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780553447637. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780553447644. F

Chrissopoulos, Christos. The Parthenon Bomber. Other. Jun. 2017. 96p. tr. from Greek by John Cullen. ISBN 9781590518366. $17.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518373. F

Coventry, David. The Invisible Mile. Europa. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781609453978. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9781609453985. F DEBUT

Eastland, Sam. Berlin Red: An Inspector Pekkala Novel of Suspense. Opus. Jun. 2017. 380p. ISBN 9781623160906. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781623160920. F

**Flynn, Kathleen A. The Jane Austen Project. Perennial. May 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062651259. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062651266. F DEBUT

Fresán, Rodrigo. The Invented Part. Open Letter. May 2017. 552p. tr. from Spanish by Will Vanderhyden. ISBN 9781940953564. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781940953571. F

Gowdy, Barbara. Little Sister. Tin House.May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781941040607. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781941040614. F

**Gragg, Walt. The Red Line. Berkley. May 2017. 528p. ISBN 9780425283455. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9780698409842. F DEBUT

**Habash, Gabe. Stephen Florida. Coffee House. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781566894647. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781566894739. F DEBUT

**Heaney, Katie & Arianna Rebolini. Public Relations. Grand Central. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781455595686. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455595679. F

**Jackson, Joshilyn. The Almost Sisters. Morrow. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062105714. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062105738. F

weightofink.jpg33117**Kadish, Rachel. The Weight of Ink. Houghton Harcourt. Jun. 2017. 592p. ISBN 9780544866461. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544866676. F

Kanon, Joseph. Defectors. Atria. Jun. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501121395. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501121418. F

**Khadivi, Laleh. A Good Country. Bloomsbury USA. May 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781632865847. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781632865861. F

**Lennon, J. Robert. Broken River. Graywolf. May 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781555977726. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979652. F

**Miller, Kei. Augustown. Pantheon. May 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781101871614. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101871621. F

**Patterson, Molly. Rebellion. Harper. Aug. 2017. 560p. ISBN 9780062574046. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062574077. F DEBUT

Riley, Daniel. Fly Me. Little, Brown. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780316362139. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316362146. F DEBUT

**Segal, Francesca. The Awkward Age. Riverhead. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780399576454. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399576478. F

Shaw, William. The Birdwatcher. Mulholland: Little, Brown. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780316316248. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316316255. F

**Shelby, Ashley. South Pole Station. Picador. Jul. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250112828. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250112859. F DEBUT

**Spufford, Francis. Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York. Scribner. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781501163876. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501163890. F DEBUT

**Tóibín. Colm. House of Names. Scribner. May 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781501140211. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501140235. F

Umrigar, Thrity. Everybody’s Son. Harper. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780062442246. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062442253. F

**Van Reet, Brian. Spoils. Lee Boudreaux: Hachette. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780316316163. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316316156. F DEBUT

DYSTOPIAN WORLDS

gatherthedaughters.jpg33117**Melamed, Jennie. Gather the Daughters. Little, Brown. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780316463652. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316463676. F DEBUT

Reid, Rob. Forever On: A Novel of Silicon Valley. Del Rey: Ballantine. May 2017. 576p. ISBN 9781101882702. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101882719. F

LEGAL DRAMAS

Robertson, L.F. Two Lost Boys. Titan. May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781785652783. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781785652813. F DEBUT

Turow, Scott. Testimony. Grand Central. May 2017. 486p. ISBN 9781455553549. $29; ebk. ISBN 9781455553525. F

SWEDISH NOIR

Lapidus, Jens. Stockholm Delete. Black Lizard: Knopf. Apr. 2017. 512p. tr. from Swedish by Alice Menzies. ISBN 9780525431718. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525431725. F

Vallgren, Carl-Johan. The Tunnel. Quercus. Jun. 2017. 336p. tr. from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles. ISBN 9781681441870. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781681441849. F

TWISTY THRILLERS

**Barton, Fiona. The Child. Berkley. Jun. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781101990483. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101990506. F

**Gardiner, Meg. UNSUB. Dutton. Jun. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781101985526. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101985533. F

Hawkins, Paula. Into the Water. Riverhead. May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780735211209. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780735211216. F

SELF-E: ROCKY BEGINNINGS

Jeane, Sheridan. Gambling on a Scoundrel. Flowers & Fullerton. 2014. 342p. ebk. N/A. HISTORICAL FICTION

Rettstatt, Linda. Rescued. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2014. 224p. ebk. ISBN N/A. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

SHORT STORIES

**Bausch, Richard. Living in the Weather of the World. Knopf. Apr. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780451494825. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451494832. F

Sharma, Akhil. A Life of Adventure and Delight. Norton. Jul. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780393285345. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393285352. F

LAST-MINUTE MYSTERY

Bjork, Samuel. The Owl Always Hunts at Night. Penguin. Jun. 2017. 368p. tr. from Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund. ISBN 9780143110408. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780698193819. M

Georget, Philippe. Crimes of Winter. Europa. (World Noir). May 2017. 448p. tr. from French by Steven Rendall. ISBN 9781609453893. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781609453909. M

ROMANCE

BACK IN THE DAY

Bennett, Anna. I Dared the Duke. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. (Wayward Wallflowers, Bk. 2). Apr. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250100924. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250100931. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

union.jpg33117**Cole, Alyssa. An Extraordinary Union. Kensington. (Loyal League, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781496707444. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496707451. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

**Gracie, Anne. Marry in Haste. Jove. (Marriage of Convenience, Bk. 1). May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780425283813. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698411630. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

**Guhrke, Laura Lee. The Truth About Love and Dukes. Avon. (Dear Lady Truelove, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062469854. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062469861. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

**Quick, Amanda. The Girl Who Knew Too Much. Berkley. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780399174476. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698193628. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Ranney, Karen. The English Duke. Avon. (Dukes, Bk. 2). Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062466891. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062466921. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

THE HERE AND NOW

Carr, Robyn. Any Day Now. Mira: Harlequin. (Sullivan’s Crossing, Bk. 2). Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780778319917. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460396612. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Denault, Victoria. Score. Forever: Grand Central. (San Francisco Thunder, Bk. 1). May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781455597666. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455597673. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

**Diamond, Tess. Dangerous Games. Avon. Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062655806. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062655813. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE DEBUT

James, Julie.The Thing About Love. Berkley. Apr. 2017. 365p. ISBN 9780425273777. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780425273784. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Miller, Linda Lael. Forever a Hero. HQN: Harlequin. (Carsons of Mustang Creek, Bk. 3). Apr. 2017. 395p. ISBN 9780373789702. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460394144. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

**Moore, Laura. Making Waves. Ballantine. (Beach Lane, Bk. 1). May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780425284827. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780425284834. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Novak, Brenda. Finding Our Forever. Harlequin Special Edition. (Silver Springs, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9780373623389. pap. $5.75; ebk. ISBN 9781488014116. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

**Pope, Jamie. Hope Blooms. Dafina: Kensington. Apr. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781496708687. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496708694. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Sands, Lynsay. Immortal Unchained. Avon. (Argeneau, Bk. 25). Apr. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780062468840. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062468857. PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Summers, Michele. Sweet Southern Trouble. Sourcebooks Casablanca. May 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781402293641. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781402293658. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

SECOND TIME AROUND

Delinsky, Barbara. The Outsider. Severn House. May 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780727886903. $28.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

PICK OF THE MONTH

assasinsfate.jpg33117**Hobb, Robin. Assassin’s Fate. Del Rey: Ballantine. (Fitz & the Fool, Bk. 3). May 2017. 864p. ISBN 9780553392951. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780553392975. FANTASY

CHECK THESE OUT

**Bennett, Robert Jackson. City of Miracles. Broadway: Crown. (Divine Cities, Bk. 3). May 2017. 464p. ISBN 9780553419733. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780553419740. FANTASY

Brennan, Marie. Within the Sanctuary of Wings. Tor. (A Memoir by Lady Trent, Bk. 5). May 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780765377654. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466856998. FANTASY

DeMonaco, James & B.K. Evenson. Feral. Anchor. Apr. 2017. 286p. ISBN 9781101972700. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781101972717. HORROR

Doctorow, Cory. Walkaway. Tor. May 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780765392763. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765392787. SF

Grant, Mira. Final Girls. Subterranean. May 2017. 104p. ISBN 9781596068230. $40. HORROR

Hunter, Faith. Cold Reign: A Jane Yellowrock Novel. Ace: Berkley. May 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781101991404. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781101991411. FANTASY

Jennings, Holly. Gauntlet. Ace: Berkley. (Arena, Bk. 2). Apr. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9781101988954. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780698406971. SF

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Deadmen Walking. Tor. (Deadman’s Cross, Bk. 1). May 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780765385680. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765385697. FANTASY

downamong.jpg33117**McGuire, Seanan. Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Tor.com. Jun. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780765392039. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765392046. FANTASY

Repino, Robert. D’Arc. Soho. (War with No Name, Bk. 2). May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781616956868. $26.95; ebk. ISBN  9781616956875. FANTASY

Shea, Kieran. Off Rock. Titan. Apr. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781785653384. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781785653391. SF

Smith, Lindsay & others. The Witch Who Came in from the Cold. Saga: S. & S. Jun. 2017. 624p. ISBN 9781481485616. $32.99; pap. ISBN 9781481485609. $21.99. FANTASY

Staveley, Brian. Skullsworn. Tor. (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Bk. 4). Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780765389879. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765389893. FANTASY

COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES

Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies. Saga: S. & S. Apr. 2017. 352p. ed. by John Joseph Adams. ISBN 9781481435017. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481435031. SF

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories. Douglas & McIntyre. Apr. 2017. 160p. ISBN 9781771621311. pap. $18.95. SF

SERIES LINEUP

Carr, Viola. The Dastardly Miss Lizzie. Harper Voyager. (Electric Empire, Bk. 3). Apr. 2017. 464p. ISBN 9780062363121. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062363138. FANTASY

Jacka, Benedict. Bound. Ace: Berkley. (Alex Verus, Bk. 8). Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781101988527. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781101988534. FANTASY

ADDITIONAL SF/FANTASY

Lotz, Sarah. The White Road. Mulholland: Little, Brown. May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780316396608. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316396585. HORROR

 

 

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