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Webcomics Wednesday: Kay D.’s Oddity Woods

Webcomics Wednesday: Kay D.’s Oddity Woods

We’re in the midst of our Spotlight on Middle Grade fiction, and I can’t think of a better time to showcase a webcomic about a tween detective embarking on a spooky adventure. This week’s Webcomics Wednesday pick, Oddity Woods, opens on chase though an eerie forest, which, for all its pink and purple shadowing, still exudes a […]

Best New Books: Week of March 20, 2017

Best New Books: Week of March 20, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  The Gargoyle Hunters, by John Freeman Gill  Infinity Engine, by Neal Asher  The Lawrence Browne Affair, by Cat Sebastian  Mississippi Blood, by Greg Iles  Our Short […]

Reviews of the Week: with Paula Hawkins, Lisa Unger, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Paula Hawkins, Lisa Unger, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and More!

Monday, March 13 The Red Hunter, by Lisa Unger Unger’s knack for blending encroaching danger with complex relationship themes is as sharp as ever here, as she creates characters facing the tangle of betrayals and mistakes that have shaped their identities.     Tuesday, March 14 On the Spot, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Lea […]

2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Yesterday, the National Book Critics Circle announced their 2017 award winners. Here they are, linked to their Booklist reviews. To read an interview with Matthew Desmond, who won this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, click here. For a full list of this year’s finalists, click here.   Fiction La Rose, by Louise Erdrich   General […]

THE MAGICIANS S2 E8: Word as Bond

THE MAGICIANS S2 E8: Word as Bond

Things are heating up as the season winds on. Book fans will find this episode particularly intriguing, as several of the original series’ plot points are woven into the mess that the TV characters have made. Notably, Penny becomes re-entangled with the Librarians of the Neitherlands, and Julia loses her shade (part of her soul) […]

Supreme Thrills: Brad Meltzer Talks Writing with Anthony Franze

Supreme Thrills: Brad Meltzer Talks Writing with Anthony Franze

In a few short weeks, Booklist will commence our eighth annual celebration of Mystery Month, a bonanza of crime fiction throughout the merry month of May. As a teaser, we present this discussion between Brad Meltzer and Anthony Franze. Meltzer’s first published book, The Tenth Justice, about a Supreme Court law clerk, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. (His most recent, The […]