Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 9)

THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS by Liz Fenton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good beach read, with enough to discuss for a book club looking for lighter fare."
Jilted the night before her wedding, Kate learns her fiance, Max, is in love with her co-worker and close friend, Courtney, and wishes she had seen the signs in time. Read full book review >
THE WAYS OF THE WORLD by Robert Goddard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A sly, highbrow take on the espionage thriller with a rich background that lends sophistication to an already opulent story."
A former Royal Flying Corps pilot investigates his father's murder in Paris on the eve of the Treaty of Versailles. Read full book review >

HOVER by Anne A. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tightly written training scenes make for a smart, absorbing thriller when the reluctant heroine is put to the test."
A former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot's debut novel about a sailor who overcomes her fear of drowning to assist a Navy SEAL team on a top-secret mission. Read full book review >
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT by Judy Blume
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Though it doesn't feel much like an adult novel, this book will be welcomed by any Blume fan who can handle three real tragedies and a few four-letter words."
A beloved author returns with a novel built around a series of real-life plane crashes in her youth. Read full book review >
BRIAR QUEEN by Katherine Harbour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers drawn to faerie lore will enjoy this lush, romantic tale even if the plot does wander in the gothic wilderness a bit too long."
A gothic story of faerie-tale romance, rescue, and revenge. Read full book review >

THANK YOU, GOODNIGHT by Andy Abramowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Abramowitz's debut is both funny and compassionate, using the world of the music industry to illustrate the questions of life and legacy that so many of us ponder."
After the failure of his band's second album, Teddy Tremble traded in his guitar for a law degree. Read full book review >
ENCHANTED AUGUST by Brenda Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thoroughly pleasant summer read as breezy as the island itself."
Four virtual strangers are brought together by a secluded cottage off the coast of Maine in Bowen's charming adult debut. Read full book review >
FREEDOM'S CHILD by Jax Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thrilling if excessively plotted debut."
Twenty years after going into witness protection, a woman's violent past comes back to haunt her. Read full book review >
THE SUNLIT NIGHT by Rebecca Dinerstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A poetic premise with language to match."
At the very top of the world, two lonely outsiders find comfort in each other in Dinerstein's deliciously melancholy debut. Read full book review >
A HISTORY OF MONEY by Alan Pauls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A well-intentioned experiment that's hobbled by its longueurs."
A man recalls his past through the filter of money—often ill-gotten or badly spent—in this inventive if tangled tale. Read full book review >
EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES by Laura Dave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A lovelorn winemaker's daughter seeks the right way to crush sour grapes into a winning blend."
Days before her wedding, Georgia's relationship breaks down. But when she tries to escape home to wine country, she discovers nearly as many fissures in her family. Read full book review >
ROYAL WEDDING by Meg Cabot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"This funny, heartwarming story is royally perfect from start to finish."
Princess Mia faces grown-up problems in this adult installment of Cabot's popular Princess Diaries series (Forever Princess, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >