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Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 18–22 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, May 18th Blackbird, by Tom Wright Psychologist Wright’s stunning debut, What Dies […]

Three Songs That Sound Like YA Novels

Three Songs That Sound Like YA Novels

As a genre, the “story song” tends to evoke crackly tracks from our parents’ record stacks: “A Boy Named Sue,” by Johnny Cash; “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” by Charlie Daniels Band; Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe” and the like. They’re literally stories set to music, and their literary antecedents seem no more sophisticated […]

Small-Press Lineup: Poisoned Pen Press

Small-Press Lineup: Poisoned Pen Press

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again!     Legal Name and Alias:  Robert Rosenwald, Publisher & President Accomplices: Barbara G. Peters, Editor-in-chief Criminal […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Jason Shiga’s Demon

Webcomics Wednesday: Jason Shiga’s Demon

Lately I’ve been covering a lot of teen-friendly webcomics, so it’s high time I showcase something for adults, and Jason Shiga’s Demon (which, at some points, is so adult it might qualify as NSFW, so be forewarned) is just the ticket. Shiga’s no newbie: he’s published several graphic novels, including the mind-bending Meanwhile, which my predecessor Ian […]

Small-Press Lineup: Islandport Press

Small-Press Lineup: Islandport Press

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again!     Legal Name and Alias: Genevieve (G.A.) Morgan, aka “Smooth Operator” Accomplices: Dean Lunt, El Jefe […]

Small-Press Lineup: Seventh Street Books

Small-Press Lineup: Seventh Street Books

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again!     Legal Name and Alias: Dan Mayer Accomplices: Jonathan Kurtz, Prometheus Books publisher; Jill Maxick, Prometheus […]