Graphic Novel from Peeters and Phang Smells Like a Western | Xpress Reviews

With sublime artwork showcasing expansive views, gripping action sequences, and quiet moments of character study—for fans of Peeters’s work and unusual graphic novels

Nonfiction on Black Nationalist Women, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mentoring Librarians | Xpress Reviews

An in-depth scholarly analysis of Black Nationalist movements, feminism, and art; a well-written yet sophisticated analysis of a popular modern president that is recommended for all collections; a good starting point to kick off more in-depth exploration of mentorship and librarians

Fiction from Burke Fille, Moore, Reynolds, Winslow, and Winspear | Xpress Reviews

Edgar-nominated Burke has written a timely, riveting, and deeply resonant psychological suspense novel; readers of noir mysteries will adore this title; fans of sf will definitely want to pick up this title; a very entertaining and readable thriller that can hold its own with the best of the current crop; Winspear has created another rich reading experience for Maisie’s many fans

E-Originals from Scarlett Cole, Mimi Matthews, and Erin Kane Spock | Xpress Reviews

Cole shines in showing the reality of how a terrible past can be overcome but not forgotten; Matthews delivers a sweet, fast-paced read that will be appreciated by fans of Victorian romance; recommend Spock’s debut for public libraries where historical romance circulates well

Graphic Novels from Parrish, Seluk, and Silloray | Xpress Reviews

Moments of emotional honesty will resonate with those looking for graphic novels focused on LGBTQIA themes; the humor is at times sidesplitting as well as heartwarming—fans of this series will not be disappointed; a fine volume that brings to life a great artist

Fiction from Finch, Maxwell, Swanson, and Winkler | Xpress Reviews

An excellent addition to an already terrific series; another bewitching tale from the always reliable Maxwell; on the heels of a stunning debut, this outstanding psychological thriller is a triumph; South African author Winkler delivers a superb noir thriller

E-Originals from Lee, Persell, Porter, and Warren | Xpress Reviews

Engaging characters, a Pacific Northwest setting, horses, a gentle romance, and a boy and his dog; Persell treats an overarching theme of equality with care; Porter writes consistently swoon-worthy romances for her characters; the added narration of Annie’s inner wolf and Jonas’s inner bear provides comic relief to hilarious effect

E-Originals from Colly, Hassell, and Sebastian, plus a Yuletide Trio | Xpress Reviews

These three Christmas stories of love and family will get readers into the holiday spirit; the gothic atmosphere of the “Cities Below” world carries the weight; Hassell is proving to be a go-to name for realistic M/M romances; Sebastian provides yet another sizzling romance with a robust plot

Graphic Novels from Bates & Co., Brantz, Johnston, and Wagner & Others | Xpress Reviews

Any theoretical physics geek, sf fan, or solid space yarn aficionado will enjoy this tightly rendered tale; for lovers of Gemma Correll’s Instagram feed more; fans of the highest virtuosity in cartooning will relish this deluxe introduction to the Pattersons; for mature lovers of horror, grave tales, and quality artistic craftsmanship

Nonfiction: Baby Food, Culture Travel, Assimilation, Jurgen Klopp, Slave Trade, Hoops, Women Skiers | Xpress Reviews

An appealing how-to manual for creating your own baby food; for travelers looking for a trek that’s different; a fascinating book on assimilation; appeal only to dedicated Bundesliga and/or Liverpool fans; a useful book for academic collections wanting an insider’s take on slave trading; an original work that captures the spirit of basketball; a comprehensive account of the ski team