LJ Fiction Reviews: July 1, 2016

An intense and dark conclusion to Rock’s “Subs Club” series; new novels from Butler, Foer, Hill, and Moore come highly recommended; a final and unforgettable Elfquest; starred reviews for first novelists Black, Das, Levine, and Thomas
Below is a list of Erotica, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Mystery, and SF/Fantasy titles to be reviewed in the July 1, 2016, issue of Library Journal organized by subject. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. 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.


SHAKING IT UP **Clayton, Alice. Cream of the Crop. Gallery. (Hudson Valley, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781501118159. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501118166. EROTICA creamofthecrop.jpg62816d’Abo, Christine. 30 Nights. Kensington. (30, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781617739569. pap. $9.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617739576. EROTICA **Dryden, Delphine. Top to Bottom. Riptide. (Escape, Bk. 3). Jul. 2016. 162p. ISBN 9781626494152. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781626494145. EROTICA Kent, Lavinia. Angel in Scarlet. Loveswept: Random. (Bound & Determined, Bk. 4). Jul. 2016. 302p. ebk. ISBN 9780399593864. $3.99. EROTICA Parker, C.L. Coming Clean. Bantam. (Monkey Business Trio, Bk. 3). Sept. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781101882986. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781101882993. EROTICA **Rock, J.A. 24/7. Riptide. (Subs Club, Bk. 4). Jul. 2016. 259p. ISBN 9781626493506. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781626493490. EROTICA


**Butler, Robert Olen. Perfume River. Atlantic Monthly. Sept. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780802125750. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780802190109. F perfumeriver.jpg62816Ducornet, Rikki. Brightfellow. Coffee House. Jul. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781566894401. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781566894418. F Flumeri, Elisabetta & Gabriella Giacometti. Margherita’s Notebook: A Novel of Temptation. Washington Square: Atria. Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781476786025. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476786056. F DEBUT **Foer, Jonathan Safran. Here I Am. Farrar. Sept. 2016. 592p. ISBN 9780374280024. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780374712501. F **Hill, Nathan. The Nix. Knopf. Aug. 2016. 640p. ISBN 9781101946619. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101946626. F DEBUT Lemaitre, Pierre. Blood Wedding. MacLehose: Quercus. Sept. 2016. 272p. tr. from French by Frank Wynne. ISBN 9781681445311. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781681445304. F McDaniel, Tiffany. The Summer That Melted Everything. St. Martin’s. Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781250078063. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890343. F DEBUT **McInerney, Jay. Bright, Precious Days. Knopf. Aug. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9781101948002. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101948019. F **Moore, Alan. Jerusalem. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2016. 1279p. ISBN 9781631491344. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781631491351. F **Moriarty, Liane. Truly, Madly, Guilty. Flatiron: Macmillan. Jul. 2016. 432p. ISBN 9781250069795. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250069818. F Parkhurst, Carolyn. Harmony. Pamela Dorman: Viking. Aug. 2016. 276p. ISBN 9780399562600. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399562624. F Rabb, Jonathan. Among the Living. Other. Oct. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781590518038. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518045. F Rathbone, Emma. Losing It. Riverhead. Jul. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781594634772. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698408760. F Reilly, Meg Little. We Are Unprepared. Mira: Harlequin. Aug. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780778319436. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460395882. F DEBUT **Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad. Knopf. Sept. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780385537032. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385537049. F SHORT STORIES In Sunlight and in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper. Pegasus. Dec. 2016. 298p. ed. by Lawrence Block. illus. ISBN 9781681772455. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681772882. F



Carlino, Renée. Swear on This Life. Atria. Aug. 2016. 306p. ISBN 9781501105791. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781501105807. F Carr, Robyn. The Life She Wants. Mira: Harlequin. Sept. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780778330141. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780778319672. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460395950. F


Buccellato, Brian (text) & Bruno Redondo & others (illus.). Injustice: Gods Among Us; Year Four. Vol. 1. DC. May 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781401261306. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781401269357. SUPERHERO Igort. The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule. S. & S. Apr. 2016. 384p. tr. from Italian by Jamie Richards. ISBN 9781451678871. $28. POL SCI something new.jpg62816**Knisley, Lucy. Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride. First Second. May 2016. 291p. ISBN 9781626722491. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781626727502. MEMOIR **Kverneland, Steffen. Munch. SelfMadeHero. (Art Masters). May 2016. 280p. tr. from Norwegian by Francesca M. Nichols. notes. ISBN 9781910593127. pap. $24.95. BIOG Leth, Kate & others. Fresh Romance. Vol. 1. Oni. Aug. 2016. 224p. ed. by Janelle Asselin. ISBN 9781620103463. pap. $24.99. F O’Neil, Dennis & Fritz Leiber (text) & Howard Chaykin & others (illus.). Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: The Cloud of Hate and Other Stories. Dark Horse. Jun. 2016. 136p. ISBN 9781616559854. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781630086381. FANTASY **Pini, Wendy & Richard Pini. Elfquest: The Final Quest. Vol. 2. Dark Horse. May 2016. 136p. ISBN 9781616554101. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781627793513. FANTASY Robinson, James (text) & Greg Hinkle (illus.). Airboy. Image. Apr. 2016. 120p. ISBN 9781632155436. $24.99. F Rokudenashiko. What Is Obscenity? The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and Her Pussy. Koyama. May 2016. 168p. ISBN 9781927668313. pap. $20. MEMOIR Wolf, Tikva. Ask Me About Polyamory. Thorntree. Sept. 2016. 146p. index. ISBN 9780996460118. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780996460125. sexuality/health


englishboys.jpg62816**Thomas, Julia. The English Boys. Midnight Ink. Jul. 2016. 360p. ISBN 9780738749020. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738750514. M CHECK THESE OUT **Carlisle, Anna. Dark Road Home. Crooked Lane. Jul. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781629536040. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629536361. M Dillon, E.R. Threefold Death. Five Star: Cengage. Jul. 2016. 310p. ISBN 9781432832025. $25.95. M **Freed, David. Hot Start: A Cordell Logan Mystery. Permanent. Jul. 2016. 312p. ISBN 9781579624330. $29.95. M **Heald, Paul J. Cotton. Yucca: Skyhorse. (Clarkeston Chronicles, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 362p. ISBN 9781631580864. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781631580932. M Honigford, Cheryl. The Darkness Knows. Sourcebooks. Aug. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781492628613. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492628620. M Lanh, Andrew. No Good To Cry: A Rick Van Lam Mystery. Poisoned Pen. Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781464206399. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464206429. M Monahan, Brent. The St. Lucia Island Club: A John Le Brun Novel. Turner. Aug. 2016. 306p. ISBN 9781681620435. $32.95; pap. ISBN 9781681620411. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681620442. M Robertson, Michael. The Baker Street Jurors. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781250060068. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466865273. M Thurlo, David. Rob Thy Neighbor: A Charlie Henry Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781250078896. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466891432. M Viets, Elaine. Brain Storm: Angela Richman, Death Investigator. Thomas & Mercer: Amazon. Jul. 2016. 329p. ISBN 9781503936317. pap. $15.95. M COZY CORNER Befeler, Mike. Court Trouble: A Platform Tennis Mystery. Five Star: Cengage. Jul. 2016. 266p. ISBN 9781432832223. $25.95. M Brown, Eric. Murder at the Loch. Severn House. Jul. 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780727885937. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781780107578. M Cunningham, Elizabeth. Murder at the Rummage Sale. Imagination Fury Arts. Aug. 2016. 406p. ISBN 9781944190002. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781944190026. M Eckel, Wendy Sand. Death at the Day Lily Café. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781250058614. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466862944. M


Ambrose, Marty. Coastal Corpse: A Mango Bay Mystery. Five Star: Cengage. Jul. 2016. 230p. ISBN 9781432832018. $25.95. M Ballard, Mignon F. Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Miss Dimple, Bk. 5). Aug. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781250083630. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250083647. M survivorswillbeshot.jpg62816Crider, Bill. Survivors Will Be Shot Again: A Dan Rhodes Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781250078520. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890824. M Fields, Tricia. Midnight Crossing: Josie Grey Mysteries. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781250076281. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466887688. M Hambly, Barbara. Drinking Gourd: A Benjamin January Historical Mystery. Severn House. Jul. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9780727886064. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781780107691. M Muller, Marcia. Someone Always Knows: A Sharon McCone Mystery. Grand Central. Jul. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781455527953. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781455527977. M Rosenfelt, David. Outfoxed: An Andy Carpenter Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781250055347. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466859920. M
ADDITIONAL MYSTERY **Penny, Louise. A Great Reckoning. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk. 12). Aug. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9781250022134. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250022127. M



arabellaofmars.jpg62816 **Levine, David D. Arabella of Mars. Tor. (Adventures of Arabella Ashby, Bk. 1). Jul. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780765382818. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466889491. FANTASY CHECK THESE OUT **Black, Levi. Red Right Hand. Tor. Jul. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780765382481. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466887602. HORROR DEBUT Caine, Rachel. Paper and Fire. NAL. (Great Library, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9780451472403. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698180826. FANTASY **Cato, Beth. Breath of Earth. Harper Voyager. Aug. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780062422064. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062422071. FANTASY Chu, Wesley. Time Siege. Tor. (Time Salvager, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 432p. ISBN 9780765377548. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466856028. SF **Das, Indra. The Devourers. Del Rey: Ballantine. Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781101967515. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101967522. FANTASY DEBUT **Durst, Sarah Beth. The Queen of Blood. Harper Voyager. (Queens of Renthia, Bk. 1). Sept. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9780062413345. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062413369. FANTASY Gladstone, Max. Four Roads Cross. Tor. (Craft Sequence, Bk. 5). Jul. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780765379429. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466868410. FANTASY Higgins, C.A. Supernova. Del Rey: Ballantine. (Lightless Trilogy, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780553394450. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780553394467. SF obeliskgate.jpg62816**Jemisin, N.K. The Obelisk Gate. Orbit: Hachette. (Broken Earth, Bk. 2). Aug. 2016. 448p. ISBN 9780316229265. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316229289. SF Kowal, Mary Robinette. Ghost Talkers. Tor. Aug. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780765378255. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466860735. FANTASY Kuhn, Sarah. Heroine Complex. DAW. (Heroine Complex, Bk. 1). Jul. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780756410841. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780698197718. FANTASY MacNaughton, Laurence. It Happened One Doomsday. Pyr: Prometheus. Jul. 2016. 280p. ISBN 9781633881877. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781633881884. FANTASY Miéville, China. The Last Days of New Paris. Del Rey: Ballantine. Aug. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9780345543998. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780345544001. SF Snodgrass, Melinda. The High Ground. Titan. (Imperials, Bk. 1). Jul. 2016. 356p. ISBN 9781783295821. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781783295838. SF Walton, Jo. Necessity. Tor. (Just City, Bk. 3). Jul. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780765379023. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466865709. SF


eternaandomega.jpg62816Carriger, Gail. Imprudence. Orbit: Hachette. (Custard Protocol, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9780316212212. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780316212199. FANTASY Davidson, Rjurik. The Stars Askew. Tor. (Caeli-Amur, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780765329899. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781429945127. FANTASY Hieber, Leanna Renee. Eterna and Omega. Tor. (Eterna Files, Bk. 2). Aug. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780765336750. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466829268. FANTASY Palmatier, Joshua. Threading the Needle. DAW. (Ley, Bk. 2). Jul. 2016. 464p. ISBN 9780756411756. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780756411763. FANTASY
COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES **The Big Book of Science Fiction. Vintage. Jul. 2016. 1216p. ed. by Jeff VanderMeer & Ann VanderMeer. ISBN 9781101910092. pap. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781101910108. SF **Urban Allies: Ten Brand-New Collaborative Stories. Harper Voyager. Jul. 2016. 304p. ed. by Joseph Nassise. ISBN 9780062391346. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062391353. FANTASY ADDITIONAL SF/FANTASY **Magary, Drew. The Hike. Viking. Aug. 2016. 278p. ISBN 9780399563850. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399563867. FANTASY

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