LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

A stellar compilation that upholds the high standards of its predecessors; Maaren's enchanting debut is for anyone who enjoys stretching their imagination; a gorgeous, unsettling look into the human psyche, richly conceived yet accessible to all; irreverent, zany, and hilarious, this debut romantic comedy for the digital age is a pure delight
Below is a list of Erotica, Fiction, and Sf titles to be reviewed in the November 15, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Also included are titles recently reviewed as online-only Xpress Reviews. Starred reviews are indicated with **. Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038. CALL FOR REVIEWERS: LJ is seeking reviewers in the following subject areas: Urban Fiction/Street Lit, Historical Fiction, and Thrillers, especially Technothrillers and Psychological (contact Wilda Williams, wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com); Performing Arts and Fine Arts, particularly Architectural and Modern Art (contact Liz French, efrench@mediasourceinc.com); Political Science (domestic and international) and True Crime (contact Amanda Mastrull, amastrull@mediasourceinc.com). For reviewer guidelines or to fill out an application, go to ow.ly/GI6P30gl2Dn.


**Best Women’s Erotica of the Year. Vol. 3. Cleis. Dec. 2017. 272p. ed. by Rachel Kramer Bussel. ISBN 9781627782241. pap. $16.95. EROTICA Fox, Calista. The Billionaires: The Stepbrothers. Griffin: St. Martin’s. (Lover’s Triangle). Dec. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250096449. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250096456. EROTICA Rowe, Lauren. Misadventures on the Night Shift. Waterhouse. (Misadventures). Nov. 2017. 223p. ISBN 9781943893430. $19.99. EROTICA Sue Me, Tara. Headmaster. Berkley. (Lessons from the Rack, Bk. 2). Jan. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780399584503. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780399584510. EROTICA Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink. Cleis. Nov. 2017. 257p. ed. by D.L. King. ISBN 9781627782500. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781627782517. EROTICA Wild, Meredith. Misadventures of a Virgin. Waterhouse. (Misadventures). Nov. 2017. 173p. ISBN 9781947222427. $12.99. EROTICA


**Aliu, Xhenet. Brass. Random. Jan. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780399590245. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399590252. F DEBUT Beard, Janet. The Atomic City Girls. Morrow. Feb. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780062666710. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062666727. F **Belden, Emily. Hot Mess. Graydon. Mar. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781525811418. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488027888. F DEBUT Bill, Frank. The Savage. Farrar. Nov. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780374534417. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780374710910. F **Block, Stefan Merrill. Oliver Loving. Flatiron: Macmillan. Jan. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781250169730. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250122865. F **Bracht, Mary Lynn. White Chrysanthemum. Putnam. Jan. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780735214439. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735214453. F DEBUT **Cavanagh, Steve. The Plea. Flatiron: Macmillan. Feb. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781250105561. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250105578. F Corry, Jane. Blood Sisters. Pamela Dorman: Viking. Jan. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780525522188. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780525522195. F DeSanders, Diane. Hap and Hazard and the End of the World. Bellevue Literary. Jan. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781942658368. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781942658375. F DEBUT Dunlop, Andrea. She Regrets Nothing. Atria. Feb. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781501155987. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501155994. F **Emezi, Akwaeke. Freshwater. Grove. Feb. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9780802127358. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780802165565. F DEBUT Estleman, Loren D. The Ballad of Black Bart. Forge. Nov. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780765383532. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466892118. F Hart, John. The Hush. St. Martin’s. Feb. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781250012302. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250012296. F Harwood, Clarissa. Impossible Saints. Pegasus. Jan. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781681776248. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681776941. F DEBUT Hobson, Brandon. Where the Dead Sit Talking. Soho. Feb. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781616958879. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781616958886. F **Horn, Dara. Eternal Life. Norton. Jan. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9780393608533. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393608540. F **Iweala, Uzodinma. Speak No Evil. Harper. Mar. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9780061284922. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062199096. F Macy, Caitlin. Mrs. Lee Boudreaux: Little, Brown. Feb. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780316434157. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316434171. F **Medoff, Jillian. This Could Hurt. Harper. Feb. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780062660763. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062660787. F Niederhoffer, Galt. Poison. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250085290. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250085306. F Olson, Neil. The Black Painting. Hanover Square. Jan. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781335953810. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488079436. F Quatro, Jamie. Fire Sermon. Grove. Jan. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9780802127044. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780802165558. F **Reizin, P.Z. Happiness for Humans. Grand Central. Jan. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781478974260. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781478974277. F DEBUT Richardson, Kim Michele. The Sisters of Glass Ferry. Kensington. Nov. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781496709554. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496709561. F Rothman-Zecher, Moriel. Sadness Is a White Bird. Atria. Feb. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781501176265. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501176289. F **Shields, Jody. The Winter Station. Little, Brown. Jan. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780316385343. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316385329. F Taylor, Brad. Operator Down: A Pike Logan Thriller. Dutton. Jan. 2018. 464p. ISBN 9781101984819. $27; ebk. ISBN ebk. ISBN 9781101984826. F Tudor, C.J. The Chalk Man. Crown. Jan. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781524760984. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781524761004. F DEBUT Ward, Chip. Stony Mesa Sagas. Torrey House. Nov. 2017. 395p. ISBN 9781937226855. pap. $17.95; ebk. ISBN 9781937226862. F DEBUT HISTORICAL MYSTERIES Fellowes, Jessica. The Mitford Murders. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jan. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781250170781. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250170804. M Rhys, Rachel. Dangerous Crossing. Atria. Jan. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781501162725. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501162749. F INDIE NOVELLAS Keels, Nadine C. The “She” Stands Alone. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2015. 48p. ebk. ISBN 9781311297778. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE March, Petra. All the Skies I Will Not See. Petra F. Bagnardi. (Touch of Cinnamon, Bk. 2). 2015. 35p. ebk. ISBN 9781311374721. f Smith, Cherita. Project Snow: A Science Fiction Fairy Tale. Pronoun. 2016. 36p. ebk. ISBN 9781536526332. SF Snider, Sara C. The Forgotten Web. Double Beast. 2016. 67p. ebk. ISBN 9789187657030. FANTASY


Debut of the Month **Maaren, Kari. Weave a Circle Round. Tor. Nov. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780765386281. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765386298. FANTASY Check These Out Cogman, Genevieve. The Lost Plot. Ace: Berkley. (Invisible Library, Bk. 4). Jan. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780399587429. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780399587436. FANTASY Hunter, Faith. Flame in the Dark: A Soulwood Novel. Ace: Berkley. (Soulwood, Bk. 3). Dec. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780451473332. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698184510. FANTASY Landon, Kristin. Windhome. Candlemark & Gleam. Dec. 2017. 333p. ISBN 9781936460793. pap. $20.95; ebk. ISBN 9781936460786. SF Marshall, Alex. A War in Crimson Embers. Orbit: Hachette. (Crimson Empire, Bk. 3). Dec. 2017. 592p. ISBN 9780316340724. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316340748. FANTASY Okorafor, Nnedi. Binti: The Night Masquerade. Tor.com. (Binti, Bk. 3). Jan. 2018. 160p. ISBN 9780765393135. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765393128. SF Savile, Steven. Glass Town. St. Martin’s. Dec. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250077837. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890152. FANTASY Wallace, Matt. Gluttony Bay. Tor.com. (Sin du Jour, Bk. 6). Nov. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780765393227. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765393210. HORROR Collections & Anthologies Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Tor. Dec. 2017. 336p. ed. by Ellen Datlow. ISBN 9780765391063. $29.99; pap. ISBN 9780765391070. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765391087. FANTASY **Yolen, Jane. The Emerald Circus. Tachyon. Nov. 2017. 288p. notes. ISBN 9781616962739. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616962753. FANTASY    

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