Novik again depicts a fairytale Russian setting in this alternate take on Rumpelstiltskin. Miryem’s father is a tender-hearted moneylender who cannot bring himself to collect from his neighbors, even when his family is cold, hungry, and ill. Miryem takes up the task and discovers she has a colder heart than her father as well as… Read More Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Standard psychological suspense with a few clever tricks.
#3 in The First Law trilogy The conclusion to an adventurous, inventive, and bloody trilogy with fascinating characters and complex plots. Say one thing for Joe Abercrombie – he knows how to spin a good yarn. This final book in the First Law trilogy hits all the notes. The odd combination of travelers has returned… Read More Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
Loo’s whole world revolves around her father. At age 12, he’s the only parent she’s ever known. Loo’s mother, Lily, drowned when she was just a baby. Hawley and Loo have lived many places since and they never stayed in one place for too long – Hawley was always ready to pack up and move… Read More The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
During a mass shooting at a local zoo, a mother uses her knowledge of the area and the intensely protective connection between herself and her son to survive. A normal day at the zoo turns into a nightmare when Joan and her four-year-old son, Lincoln, are trapped in the midst of a mass shooting. Author… Read More Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
Sandra Brown delivers another compelling romantic thriller with a complex and twisted plot, though this particular story may take one turn too many to be plausible for some readers. The relationship between the two appealing main characters develops quickly and is hot and steamy. Brown skillfully handles both elements – the sexual tension never interferes… Read More Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
As the author describes it, this is a playful reimagining of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol that incorporates historical facts but sometimes changes or embellishes them to fit the story. Silva captures the tone of Dickens’ era and quite probably what his life was like at times – he was well-known and popular… Read More Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva