Author Archive: Eleanor Roth

A former Booklist intern and current Booklist reviewer, Ellie is a reader and writer based in Chicago. She holds a BA in writing from Wheaton College (IL) and is the assistant to the president at Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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2018 Hugo Awards Announced

2018 Hugo Awards Announced

The 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) wrapped up in San Jose, and on Sunday night the conference held its annual Hugo Awards ceremony. There was a lot of wonderful work to be celebrated by a diverse array of creators, but we’d be remiss not to point out that, in particular, this was another great […]

Best New Books: Week of August 21, 2018

Best New Books: Week of August 21, 2018

  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Bone on Bone, by Julia Keller  City of Ink, by Elsa Hart  The Devoted, by Blair Hurley  Pieces of Her, by Karin Slaughter  Red, White, Blue, by Lea Carpenter  The Stars Now Unclaimed, by Drew […]

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Cover Trend: Neon Lights

Cover Trend: Neon Lights

I haven’t been able to shake neon covers from the back of my mind since early April, when Catherynne Valente’s star-reviewed Space Opera released. Valente’s wasn’t the only SFF in the first quarter of 2018 to deck itself in a striking glow; Chandler Klang Smith’s The Sky Is Yours and Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City were rocking similar covers. Shockingly similar, […]

Book Trailer Thursday: BELIEVE ME

From the J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before (2013), comes Believe Me, a twisty psychological thriller about a woman playing both sides of a murder investigation. The trailer features a changing checkerboard overlay as the novel is introduced: Claire Wright likes to play other people… to trap them in her web. Her rules are clear: Don’t get […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 11, 2018

Best New Books: Week of September 11, 2018

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Intercepted, by Alexa Martin  Man of War, by Sean Parnell  The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, by Imogen Hermes Gowar  Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, by Amy Stewart  Ordinary People, by Diana Evans  She Would be […]

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Best New Books: Week of August 14, 2018

Best New Books: Week of August 14, 2018

  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories, by Abbey Mei Otis  Ball Lightning, by Cixin Liu, tr. by Joel Martinsen  Don’t Eat Me, by Colin Cotterill  Don’t Send Flowers, by Martín Solares, tr. by Heather Cleary […]

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Best New Books: Week of August 7, 2018

Best New Books: Week of August 7, 2018

  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine, by Kevin Wilson  Belleweather, by Susanna Kearsley  The Bouncer, by David Gordon  Conscience, by Alice Mattison  The Court Dancer, by Kyung-Sook Shin  The Distance Home, by Paula Saunders  If You […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE

Jo Watson Hackl debuted last month with Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe (Random), a middle-grade novel that places an art mystery in a Mississippi ghost town. The story is narrated by 12-year-old Cricket, who Booklist reviewer Carolyn Phelan describes as “idiosyncratic, intrepid, and wholly likable.” Cricket grew up hearing about a secret room, and when […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 30, 2018

Best New Books: Week of July 30, 2018

  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Beautiful Exiles, by Meg Waite Clayton  Born to be Wilde, by Eloisa James  A Duke by Default, by Alyssa Cole  Fruit of the Drunken Tree, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras   Adult Nonfiction  […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 24, 2018

Best New Books: Week of July 24, 2018

  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  A Noise Downstairs, by Linwood Barclay  BAD, by Chloé Esposito   Believe Me, by JP Delaney  The Day of the Dead, by Nicci French  Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh  Whistle in the Dark, by Emma Healey   […]

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