Genre Fiction

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For Fans of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Watch- and Read-Alikes Aplenty | RA Crossroads

This Golden Globe darling (winner of the Best Television Series and Best Actress in a Television Series) is a vivacious and bright delight, the kind of series that will trigger a binge and bear up under repeat watching.

E-Originals from Lemmon, Quincy, and Riley | Xpress Reviews

Lemmon turns up the friction between her protagonists to give their connection some genuine sizzle; Quincy has created a hotly seductive Regency romance; two virgins who don’t act coy or impossibly naïve

LJ Fiction | Review Alert: April 1, 2018

For aficionados of British procedurals; Steinhauer has written an unnervingly and timely thriller with incredible pivots; the powerful and diverse testimonies in these stories bring nuance and complexity to the ongoing conversation; this exquisitely crafted novel offers a lesson in history; world literature beyond the basics; a weighty, emotional read with Pekkanen’s trademark relatable, realistic characters

E-Originals from Barth and Solheim, plus Newcomer Tremayne | Xpress Reviews

The romance, on the other hand, is sweet, with definite heat; a quick, light read, especially for those who enjoy culinary and political settings with some suspense; this slow-paced Victorian-era romance will please readers with its gradual relationship development

E-Originals from Collins, Irby, and Rhone | Xpress Reviews

A perfect tale for Winter Olympics lovers; Irby combines themes of redemption and healing for broken families with sincere characters; Rhone creates wonderful characters that touch readers’ hearts

The Shape of Water: The Novel | Oscars 2018

Daniel Kraus’s The Shape of Water is no ordinary novelization of Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning movie.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, March 15, 2018

Bishop’s fans will be happy to return to the universe of the Others; Ganshert’s emotionally charged and powerful novel will have readers examining their own personal biases; those who take the plunge will be rewarded with a wild ride from a narrator whose sardonic outlook reveals profound truths; based on real-life events, Winthrop’s engrossing story unfolds through strong memorable characters

E-Originals from Leslie A. Kelly and Lia Riley, plus Debuter Audrey Wick | Xpress Reviews

Kelly hits all the right notes here and balances the romance with suspense to very nice effect; another love-at-first-sight tale with some social issues tacked on, in this case domestic violence; the protagonists are both hiding secrets that, unfortunately, aren’t given the time and space they need to make an emotional impact

Windo’s Debut of the Month, Baker’s Latest “Aracadia” Entry, Newcomers Blum, McIntyre, Myers, Wilson | SF/Fantasy Reviews

This thought-provoking debut shines a speculative light on the subjects of connection, disconnection, and identity; Gratton’s engrossing and magical debut will attract fans of vivid epic fantasies; Wilson’s first story collection highlights imaginative works in which AIs and humans connect, for better or worse

Coyle’s Pick of the Month, Chapman, Heaberlin, Hillier, Indridason, Sacks, African Crime Fiction, and Missing Children | Mystery & Suspense Reviews

Coyle’s 17th series entry combines timely social issues with a gripping and entertaining mystery; the award-winning McPherson launches a new contemporary series with a bang; this series set in Zimbabwe will appeal to readers who enjoy descriptive details; for thriller readers, Jewell’s latest will not disappoint