Lisa Youngblood

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

This challenging book rewards listeners willing to commit time and mental energy to contemplating the meaning of truth, the consequences of decisions, and the depths of pain. Unfortunately, the many maps and lists of characters that appear in the print and ebooks are not available here. ["An unglorified if gloriously delivered story that feels eminently real despite the hobgoblins": LJ 2/19 starred review of the Riverhead hc.]

Once upon a River

This title is an essential purchase for libraries whose patrons appreciate literary fiction with a touch of the unreal. ["Recommended to readers who enjoy popular or historical fiction with gothic twists as well as fans of the author's other novels": LJ 9/15/18 starred review of the Atria hc.]

The Dragonglass Bowl

An unexceptional addition to an already bulging collection of fantasy series.

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A worthy edition to most audio collections. Give this to mystery and horror lovers ready for a challenge and open to an innovative plot construction. ["Turton's debut is skillfully done. He expertly manages the many moving parts...while taking readers ever deeper into the story": LJ 7/18 starred review of the Sourcebooks Landmark hc.]

Side Life

A supplemental purchase for libraries with a high demand for speculative fiction or literary fantasy. ["Toutonghi makes the multiple-worlds theory come alive in this swift moving mind-bender with imperfect, emotionally unstable characters who struggle with the impact their choices have on reality": LJ 4/15/18 starred review of the Soho hc.]

Limits of the Known

This is a supplemental purchase for libraries with a need for works regarding exploration and adventure. The book will appeal to those listeners already fond of and familiar with exploration. ["[Roberts's] engrossing writing and gripping adventure stories will appeal to outdoors and history enthusiasts": LJ 12/17 review of the Norton hc.]

Grist Mill Road

Even in a plethora of audiobooks that deviate from the traditional linear plot presentation, this title stands out for its honest and unflinching look at people, their fears, and their recurring mistakes. ["This fast-paced, suspenseful journey through the minds of these characters will fascinate Donna Tartt fans and readers who enjoy twisty, intellectual thrillers and unreliable narration": LJ 11/1/17 review of the Picador hc.]

Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

This title, though admirable in many respects, will be of little appeal. Libraries with larger collections or a need for European history and women's studies nonfiction will find this a solid addition. ["A fascinating story supported by excellent historical research": LJ 9/15/17 starred review of the Ballantine hc.]

The Ready-Made Thief

Libraries with a need for art history or secret society audiobook fiction may find an audience for this work, but it is a supplementary purchase for most collections.

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