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Dorothy Must Die

In the end, it’s just another violent dystopian series opener for all its yellow-brick veneer, but it’s a whole lot more fun than many of its ilk.


Warriors
Kirkus Reviews : Warriors (April 02, 2014)

Near the end, a villain exclaims, “Then bring me the head of Alexander Hawke!” Really, there’s no need. When we finish enjoying Warriors, just bring us Hawke’s next lively adventure.


Love and Treasure

No big points made here, just strong storytelling combined with thoughtful exploration of difficult issues.


I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel

Rest easy, Agatha: Clark can’t match your skill at spinning webs as logical as they are surprising. Along the way, however, few readers will be able to resist her creaky charm.


The Setup Man: A Novel
Bookreporter : The Setup Man (March 28, 2014)

What separates Monday’s detective from other moonlighting investigators are the wonderfully written baseball scenes.


Visible City
Bookreporter : Visible City (March 28, 2014)

In this pensive story, Mirvis patiently untangles the complicated lives of these undeniably privileged characters to reveal some truths that aren’t unique to the intelligent, financially comfortable residents of one of this country’s more upscale neighborhoods.


Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line

If this subject interests you in any way, you should find SOUS CHEF both entertaining and enlightening.


Raising Steam

RAISING STEAM makes the avid Discworld fan want to revisit the collection from the very beginning.


Death on Blackheath

If you look hard behind the mystery presented, you will be rewarded with some compelling political and social commentary on a violent and turbulent time in British history.


NYPD Red 2
Bookreporter : NYPD Red 2 (March 28, 2014)

The second book in this fine series...shows authors James Patterson and Marshall Karp at the top of their creative games, producing an exciting story that twists, turns and shines from first page to last.


Without Warning

Without Warning is one incredible rollercoaster ride of a book, with just as many twists and turns. David Rosenfelt starts right out with action and never backs off.


Frog Music: A Novel

Though Donoghue poses the book as a mystery — who killed Jenny Bonnet? — it's equally a celebration of love despite hardships galore, and the rising call of motherhood against near impossible odds.


Ripper

There are some cracking jokes here, and Allende has made a fair stab at doing something different with the crime genre. But, as Jack the Ripper could tell you, you need to do better than a fair stab to be truly memorable.


The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs

With this provocatively titled book, he joins the increasing number of respected authors from the liberal Left who are shocked at some of the effects of mass non-European immigration on Western European countries and cultures.


The Last Forever

The Last Forever remains a beautiful ode to love and the meaning of forever.


Dark Eden: A Novel

Dark Eden is a highly recommended novel and an excellent literary sf story that I can easily see shortlisted for both genre and mainstream prizes that appreciate writing style and "realistic" characters rather than sense of wonder and big picture speculations.


Cress

Overall, Cress was a good read.


Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

“Flash Boys” is guaranteed to make blood boil.


Can't and Won't

Her stories are briny and often delicious, after all, though also a bit impudent and stunted. You devour them as if they were on toothpicks.


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel

Zevin has done something old-fashioned and fairly rare these days. She has written an entertaining novel, modest in its scope, engaging and funny without being cloying or sentimental.