PositiveBooklistClever word play, delightful double entendres, and adventurous high jinks will delight fans of smart, witchy romances.
PositiveBooklistThis is a quiet, thoughtful novel and an important look at life during a pandemic and the effect it has on relationships. Wilde tells this story in just the right low-key but powerful way, with winning characters and the surprising rediscovery of lost joys.
PositiveBooklistYA writer Harper’s first adult romance offers an imaginative and intriguing portrayal of magic, and a bisexual female romance between Emmy and Talia, and launches the promising Witches of Thistle Grove series.
RaveBooklist... again features strong, resilient characters hurling themselves into danger to do what is right ... Riley offers powerful depictions of love, including the love of a father for a daughter, the love between friends, and most of all the love between two individuals who are meant for each together. Riley’s extensive research into people of color during the Regency era adds greatly to the appeal of this page-turning romance. Fans of Shonda Rhime’s adaptation of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton books will devour this series.
PositiveBooklistThe beauty of the story is in Sophie’s perception of time and love, and Jake’s sacrifice for love. Henry’s unusual novel of passions of the intellect as well as the heart is a terrific pick for book clubs whose members enjoy fiction rich in ideas and the unexpected.
RaveBooklistMorgan’s beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling ... Teens who like tales of witchcraft and magic will enjoy the spells cast in this Gilded Age tale about a young woman\'s future.
RaveBooklistDonati’s saga of a New York family in the 1880s, with its exquisitely realized characters, is apt to inspire repeated readings ... As she brings the sights, sounds, smells, and social mores of 1884 New York into sharp focus, Donati creates a timely tale of the past that illuminates the ongoing struggle for women’s reproductive rights and sheds light on the passionate, centuries-long fight over abortion.
Charlie Jane Anders
RaveBooklistViolence, politics, betrayal, love, friendship, encounters with alien predators, and experiences in a dying city entwine to create a conflicted world in an even stronger novel than Anders’ Nebula Award–winning All the Birds in the Sky (2016); a tale that can stand beside such enduring works as Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965), and Dan Simmons’ Hyperion (1989).
RaveBooklistThe second title in London’s Bad Bachelor series is another beautifully crafted and sizzlingly sexy tale of a man brought low by an app originally designed to help women make safer dating choices ... Involvement with another dancer destroyed Remi’s dance career; now reports on the Bad Bachelor app may sink Wes’ show. A wonderful escapist treat.
RaveBooklistIn what may well be the epic fantasy of the year, Carey builds a rich and varied world... Carey is at the peak of her luminous storytelling powers in a tale that will appeal to readers of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss, while its thought-provoking look at gender, love, and sexual preference bring to mind Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.