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Russians: The People behind the Power
Kirkus Reviews : Russians (February 18, 2014)

Dark but skillfully painted pictures at an exhibition.

The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond

Ably directs readers back to the primary works of Thoreau and his contemporaries.

Brotherhood of Fear

If you come to this book expecting the beauty of Paris in spring, you’ll find little of it. Willi’s Paris is dark, often dirty, sweaty in summer and bone-chilling cold come winter.

The Glass Casket

The Glass Casket is not an easy story, nor is it one that leaves you feeling giddy, and sweet, and put in the mind of happily ever afters with rosebuds and rainbows.

Grasshopper Jungle

Grasshopper Jungle is a truly fantastic book, well worth reading and to be voraciously savoured.

A Burnable Book

As a reader, I had to decide if I wanted to dive into all that muck, enjoy its nastiness and fragrant authenticity. By the end of this jam-packed tapestry of medieval England, I found that I did.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel

There is a peaceful quality to the entire story that not only highlights the beauty within everyone regardless of outward appearance but also fills a reader with hope.

Moon Cutters

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it, especially for those who love mystery, evil, and a gothic background.

Cruel Beauty

Rosamund Hodge's debut, Cruel Beauty, is a gorgeous YA high fantasy romance. The book is stand-alone, but I can't wait to see what the author does next.

The Secret of Raven Point: A Novel

What are ostensibly the “mystery” elements — a stray glove, a coded letter, a truth-producing drug — sometimes interfere with the character-driven momentum of the story.

Russians: The People behind the Power

What Mr. Feifer does very well is give the lay reader a spirited introduction to this complex country and its torturous past.

Zom-B Gladiator

We’re sure that 9-12s will love the superficial aspects such as the zombie killings and the mayhem, but anyone older than that won’t really take a lot away from the book.

The Winner's Curse

The Winner’s Curse is really just that good. It’s a stunningly-constructed book, faultlessly written, home to a rich cast of mesmerising characters, and possesses just the right amount of intrigue, romance and emotion to make the story one that leaves an impression.

Praying Drunk
Kirkus Reviews : Praying Drunk (February 17, 2014)

There’s cynicism and despair and nihilism in the collection, certainly, but there’s courage too and a measure of blood-tinged beauty.

Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Kirkus Reviews : Wondrous Beauty (February 17, 2014)

A wonderful story of a woman who managed to achieve independence and leave her mark in a world not quite ready for her.

The Book of Jonah
Bookreporter : The Book of Jonah (February 14, 2014)

Joshua Max Feldman combines humor, tragedy and mystery in his entertaining and provocative view of post-9/11 America.

Make Me a Mother: A Memoir
Kirkus Reviews : Make Me A Mother (February 17, 2014)

In the end, Jin’s otherness became the unlooked-for gift that taught Antonetta how love was as much about risk as it was acceptance.

The Swan Gondola: A Novel
Bookreporter : The Swan Gondola (February 14, 2014)

One can’t deny that Schaffert knows how to build tension. The Swan Gondola’s romance and clever twists will keep many readers entertained.

The Forever Girl
Bookreporter : The Forever Girl (February 14, 2014)

These gentle stories are a balm to soothe the reader after confronting the real world’s dreary headlines. And best of all, their very human conditions evoke the doubts and losses, the triumphs and victories of our personal experiences.


Cockroaches is much more than a book for Nesbo completists. Some of his best writing and plotting are contained within its pages, which also provide insight into the tangled web of Harry’s personality, which has affected him over the subsequent novels in the series.