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Reviews of the Week: Mary Miller, Melissa Marr, Shannon and Dean Hale, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Mary Miller, Melissa Marr, Shannon and Dean Hale, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 28 through December 2 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, November 28  One Blood Ruby, by Melissa Marr Lilywhite Abernathy returns, though now she goes […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss: A Match Made in Nerd Heaven

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss: A Match Made in Nerd Heaven

Praise Tehlu! Earlier this week, creative powerhouses Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss announced that they are teaming up to adapt Rothfuss’s The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and the forthcoming The Doors of Stone) into film and television. (And “other media.” Is it too much to hope for […]

Reading to Remember: Books from 2016 to Revisit in 2066

Reading to Remember: Books from 2016 to Revisit in 2066

2016 has been a very long year. How will the world remember it? Through books, of course. Short of bottling its scent, our best bet for recreating the feeling of being alive in 2016 will be to read the stories, both fiction and nonfiction, that survived it. Below are a handful of titles to keep in […]

Leonard Prize Shortlist Announced

Leonard Prize Shortlist Announced

Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for the John Leonard prize, their award for first books. Here they are, linked to their Booklist reviews:  The Girls, by Emma Cline  Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, by Max Porter Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi  The Nix, by Nathan […]

Booklist Readers: Briana Shemroske

Booklist Readers: Briana Shemroske

Our current Booklist Reader? Briana Shemroske, editorial assistant for Booklist’s Books for Youth Department, who joined us in 2015. In her day, she sifts through and logs in incoming mail (children’s books galore!), corresponds with freelance reviewers and publishers, and slowly but surely hones her Microsoft Excel skills. What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? […]

Retelling Familiar Tales: SNOW WHITE and THE SINGING BONES

Retelling Familiar Tales: SNOW WHITE and THE SINGING BONES

Lynn: Author/artist Matt Phelan has gifted readers with a brilliant twist on a familiar tale. In Snow White (2016), set in the Roaring Twenties and Depression-Era New York, young Samantha “Snow” White loses her mother to tuberculosis. Her father, the King of Wall Street, soon marries a stunningly beautiful Queen of the Follies star who, in […]