RaveBooklist... impressive ... Marske’s debut successfully combines the steamy romance of Casey McQuiston’s Red, White, and Royal Blue (2019) with enchanting magic and mystery à la Harry Potter. This trilogy opener is sure to capture the hearts of romance and fantasy readers alike.
PositiveBooklistDespite the serious subject matter, Daniels creates a very welcoming and a \'we’re all in this together\' tone by framing the narrative with her personal anti-racism journey, including her racist ancestry ... A welcome addition to the anti-racism canon; read alongside the myriad Black and POC authors, activists, and scholars listed in Daniels’ notes.
RaveBooklistHarrowing survivor stories and the lack of easy solutions make Credible a difficult but necessary read urging individuals to start changing the way they think about allegations of abuse and the women who make them. Essential for public libraries.
PositiveBooklist... a refreshing and clever meditation on a single British woman’s late coming-of-age ... It would be a mistake to pigeonhole Ghosts as just a novel about dating, since Alderton thoughtfully explores the ever-present uncertainty haunting adulthood, including aging parents, changing friendships, and contemplating children and myriad \'paths that lie ahead.\' Full of quirky characters, sardonic commentary, and millennial ruminations, Ghosts is for fans of the show Fleabag, Sally Rooney’s Normal People (2020), and Lily King’s Writers & Lovers (2021).
Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay
RaveBooklist... passionate, informative ... A solid primer on reproductive rights litigation and the path forward. Readers will want to pair this with The Turnaway Study (2020), by Diana Greene Foster and Killing the Black Body (1997), by Dorothy E. Roberts for more perspective.
PositiveBooklist... a love letter to the fantasy and sf community ... Gamers will share Addie’s enthusiasm for the journey’s Dungeons & Dragons–like arc, though the story and secondary characters sometimes take a back seat to fantasy and sf references ... Addie, however, is an endearing, relatable character with whom readers will sympathize. This guilty pleasure will interest readers who’ve come to love Vaughn’s amusing writing style and strong female protagonists.