Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 9)

STAY by Victor Gischler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Wait for the TV series. Or the graphic novel?"
Ex-Army stay-at-home dad David Sparrow taps into his inner warrior when his family is threatened by a crime lord. Men everywhere give a sigh of relief as he reclaims his masculinity. Read full book review >
FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Reading a King novel as engrossing as this is a little like backing in a car with parking assist: after a while, you just take your hands off the wheel and the pages practically turn themselves."
There are suggestions throughout this second installment of a planned trilogy that King's motley, appealing trio of detectives from Mr. Mercedes (2014) have some bad juju in their collective future that may make the case here look like a relative afternoon at the mall.Read full book review >

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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >