Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 9)

TAG, YOU'RE DEAD by J. C. Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A veteran of several genres, Lane (aka Judy Clemens, Till the Cows Come Home, 2004, etc.) talks tough tech. Though the sci-fi aspects of the plot may not have enough detail for true junkies, she still takes readers on a fun ride."
In a technology-infused game of tag to the death, six teenagers must use every resource at their disposal to stay alive. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTNING TREE by Emily Woof
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"In precise, lyrical prose, Woof creates empathy for her characters' struggles and desires."
Lovers search for authenticity and self-knowledge. Read full book review >

THE LONG, HOT SUMMER by Kathleen MacMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Engaging and immersive, this novel welcomes readers into the fascinating, dysfunctional heart of the MacEntee family."
Multiple generations of an Irish family reluctantly come together to support each other through a summer of trials. Read full book review >
I AM NO ONE by Patrick Flanery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"This is a worthy addition to the growing shelf on the erosion of personal privacy in the service of public security."
A university professor worries about lost privacy and past sins after receiving cartons filled with years of personal data in this blend of psychological and political suspense. Read full book review >
PROBLEMS by Jade Sharma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"An absorbing novel carried by a seemingly hopeless protagonist you will want to befriend and save."
The sardonic story of one woman's eating disorder and drug abuse. Read full book review >

ALWAYS MY GIRL by Samantha Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Pretty standard stuff here: emotionally unavailable dude proven wrong by a headstrong woman. Not a bad choice for some chaste comfort."
In Chase's latest Shaughnessy Brothers romance, Quinn becomes attracted to his childhood best friend, Anna Hannigan, who's nursed a crush on him for years. Read full book review >
A GIFT FOR GUILE  by Alissa Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"All but the most devoted Johnson fans should skip this novel and wait for her next offering."
A gentleman investigator in Victorian England finds himself beguiled by a headstrong woman searching for her natural father. Read full book review >
IF THE EARL ONLY KNEW  by Amanda Forester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"While the heroine's transformation in a few short weeks is just a bit too extreme to be believable, the book is well-written and most readers will be entertained."
An earl's sister lives in isolation after a difficult childhood until a friend of her brother's helps her overcome her bitterness. Read full book review >
YOU AND ME, ALWAYS by Jill Mansell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A painless read but with few rewards."
British author Mansell (Three Amazing Things About You, 2015, etc.) continues her franchise of pastel-covered books featuring the romantic lives of lovable characters in picturesque English locales. Read full book review >
ARROWOOD by Laura McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Long on atmosphere, short on answers."
A troubled young woman returns home to Keokuk, Iowa, to reclaim a surprise inheritance and a tortured past in McHugh's second literary mystery (Weight of Blood, 2015). Read full book review >
AN INNOCENT FASHION by R. J.  Hernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Honest and absurd, funny and tragic, wild and lovely, this novel describes modern coming-of-age with poetic precision."
Hernández portrays the scope of dreams, love, and the fashion industry in this literary debut. Read full book review >
THE BOY IN THE SHADOWS by Carl-Johan Vallgren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Vallgren, whose previous English-language release, The Merman (2015), is an exercise in magic realism, makes a strong entry into crime fiction."
The never-solved abduction of a 7-year-old boy 40 years ago is at the heart of this tale of murder and betrayal by well-regarded Swedish novelist Vallgren. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >