ANTIQUES CON by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 29, 2014

"The exploits of the ditzy heroines (Antiques Disposal, 2012, etc.) remain endlessly amusing despite the rickety mysteries they often wade through."
A fashion-obsessed team of sleuthing antiques dealers takes on the Big Apple. Read full book review >
MOLDYLOCKS AND THE THREE BEARDS by Noah Z. Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Fledgling readers will agree with Princess' bemused comment: "This Land of Fake-Believe is crazy-cakes!" (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Jones takes "The Three Bears" for a dizzy spin in this laff-riot series opener. Read full book review >

RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT by Dav Pilkey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"An uninspired retread, still with only hints of the wit and silly humor that light up Pilkey's other series. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
New, all-color illustrations on shiny paper add gloss to this reboot of a Captain Underpants also-ran. Read full book review >
STRANGE GLORY by Charles Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"There is no doubt Marsh's portrayal will infuse new controversy into discussions about Bonhoeffer for years to come."
A fresh look at Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), both intimate and theological. Read full book review >
THE DOOR by Andy Marino
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"The unwieldy plot twists and turns, always creating new questions, but it leaves an uncomfortably large aperture—an unfinished hero's journey or, more aptly, a literary purgatory. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Hannah Silver, armed solely with some newfound knowledge and her three imaginary friends, crosses a forbidden threshold to try to find the soul of her recently, unexpectedly deceased—likely murdered—mother. Read full book review >

ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR by Darragh McKeon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A leisurely paced novel intended for those who like serious and thoughtful fiction."
This debut novel is set in 1986, the year of the catastrophe at Chernobyl, and that disaster serves as the dramatic backdrop for the unfolding of action and character.       Read full book review >
FALLOUT by Sadie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Skillful, intelligent, always readable but this time less-persuasive work from an appealing author."
Charismatic young playwright Luke Kanowski, escaping a dark family history to forge his own destiny in London's Theatreland, heads the cast in a welcome if less sure-footed return to period heartache by talented British writer Jones (The Uninvited Guests, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS by Don Mitchell
Released: April 29, 2014

"Essential. (map, endnotes, bibliographic essay, bibliography, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A 50th-anniversary examination of the Mississippi murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner and their aftermath. Read full book review >
SEARCHING FOR PERFECT by Jennifer Probst
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Not perfect but fun and flirtatious, with enough potent emotional touchstones to keep the reader engaged."
When Kennedy agrees to help Nate—a walking nerd cliché—re-invent himself to find the woman of his dreams, she's in no danger of falling for him: She has an aversion to relationships and a thing for perfection, and he's far from perfect. Isn't he? Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF YOU by Claire Kendal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Nicely written novel with a plot that will strain reader credulity."
The victim of a relentless stalker looks for a way out in Kendal's debut novel. Read full book review >
VALOUR AND VANITY by Mary Robinette Kowal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Combining history, magic and adventure, the book balances emotional depth with buoyant storytelling."
Renowned glamourists Lord and Lady Vincent become the victims of an elaborate scam that leaves them in dire straits until they conceive of a daring strategy to strike back. Read full book review >
THE POOR BOY'S GAME by Dennis Tafoya
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 29, 2014

"Tafoya (The Wolves of Fairmont Park, 2010, etc.) continues to explore the fine line between good and evil. This brutal installment features complex characters and a truly shocking ending."
A former U.S. Marshal tries to overcome a background that's left her emotionally scarred. Read full book review >