LJ Fiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

While Lee's series offers plenty of gripping space opera action, the real pleasure is the inventive worldbuilding; this addictive story from the legendary Jo Beverley overflows with intrigue and breathtaking ardor; Adebayo's work makes a blazing entry onto the list of talented, upcoming writers from Nigeria
Below is a list of Fiction, Romance, and SF/Fantasy titles to be reviewed in the June 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.


**Adebayo, Ayobami. Stay with Me. Knopf. Aug. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780451494603. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451494610. F DEBUT Baldwin, Rosecrans. The Last Kid Left. Farrar. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780374298562. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780374713010. F Bordas, Camille. How To Behave in a Crowd. Tim Duggan: Crown. Aug. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780451497543. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451497567. F Boyne, John. The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Hogarth: Crown. Aug. 2017. 592p. ISBN 9781524760786. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781524760809. F **Camerota, Alisyn. Amanda Wakes Up. Viking. Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780399563997. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399564017. F DEBUT **Cohen, Joshua. Moving Kings. Random. Jul. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780399590184. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399590191. F Colin, Emily. The Dream Keeper’s Daughter. Ballantine. Jul. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9781101884317. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781101884331. F Entel, Rebecca. Fingerprints of Previous Owners. Unnamed. Jun. 2017. 212p. ISBN 9781944700232. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781944700430. F Glass, Julia. A House Among the Trees. Pantheon. Jun. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781101870365. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101870372. F **Greer, Andrew Sean. Less. Lee Boudreaux: Little, Brown. Jul. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780316316125. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316316149. F Kamal, Sheena. The Lost Ones. Morrow. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062565907. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062666321. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062565761. F DEBUT Kingsnorth, Paul. Beast. Graywolf. Aug. 2017. 184p. ISBN 9781555977795. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979713. F Laird, Nick. Modern Gods. Viking. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780670025145. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735223738. F **Le Carré, John. A Legacy of Spies. Viking. Sept. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780735225114. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780735225121. F Messud, Claire. The Burning Girl. Norton. Aug. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780393635027. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635034. F Moore, Meg Mitchell. The Captain’s Daughter. Doubleday. Jul. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780385541251. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541268. F **Mullen, Thomas. Lightning Men. 37 Ink: Atria. Sept. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501138799. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501138812. F Pendziwol, Jean E. The Lightkeeper’s Daughters. Harper. Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062572028. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062572035. F Perrotta, Tom. Mrs. Fletcher. Scribner. Aug. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781501144028. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501144042. F **Quick, Matthew. The Reason You’re Alive. Harper. Jul. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780062424303. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062424341. F **Roy, Arundhati. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Knopf. Jun. 2017. 464p. ISBN 9781524733155. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524733162. F Sykes, Lucy & Jo Piazza. Fitness Junkie. Doubleday. Jul. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780385541800. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541817. F SHORT STORIES **Yoon Paul. The Mountain. S. & S. Aug. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781501154089. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501154102. F Zhang, Jenny. Sour Heart. Lenny. Aug. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780399589386. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399589393. F DEBUT
TOP STORY COLLECTIONS: A QUINTET OF AWARD-WINNING WOMEN AUTHORS **Hadley, Tessa. Bad Dreams and Other Stories. Harper. May 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780062476661. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062476685. F Hall, Sarah. Madame Zero. Custom House. Jul. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780062657060. $23.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062657084. F Hunt, Samantha. The Dark Dark. Farrar. Jul. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780374282134. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780374716523. F **Lively, Penelope. The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. Viking. May 2017. 208p. ISBN 9780735222038. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780735222045. F Simpson, Helen. Cockfosters. Knopf. Jun. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780451493071. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780451493088. F
ABOLITION FICTION Conway, Martha. The Underground River. Touchstone. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781501160202. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501160264. F Wang, Daren. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250122353. ; ebk. ISBN 9781250122360. F DEBUT 19TH-CENTURY LIT Lock, Norman. A Fugitive in Walden Woods. Bellevue Literary. Jun. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781942658221. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781942658238. F Maxwell, Glyn. Drinks with Dead Poets: A Season of Poe, Whitman, Byron, and the Brontës. Pegasus. Aug. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781681774626. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774985. F PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLS **Constantine, Liv. The Last Mrs. Parrish. Harper. Oct. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780062667571. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062667595. F DEBUT **Sager, Riley. Final Girls. Dutton. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781101985366. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101985373. F Ware, Ruth. The Lying Game. Scout: S. & S . Jul. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501156007. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501156199. F


TRIED-AND-TRUE Andrews, Ilona. White Hot. Avon. (Hidden Legacy, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780062289254. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062289261. PARANORMAL ROMANCE Beckstrand, Jennifer & others. Amish Brides. Kensington. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781496711632. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496711649. INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE **Beverley, Jo. Merely a Marriage. Jove. Jun. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780399583537. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399583544. HISTORICAL ROMANCE **Brockmann, Suzanne. Some Kind of Hero. Ballantine. (Troubleshooters, Bk. 19). Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780345543820. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780345543837. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Feehan, Christine. Shadow Reaper. Jove. (Shadow Riders, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780399583957. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399583964. PARANORMAL ROMANCE Garwood, Julie. Wired. Berkley. (Buchanan-Renard, Bk. 13). Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780525954460. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698190825. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Goodman, Jo. A Touch of Frost. Berkley Sensation. Jun. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780399584275. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399584282. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Hart, Liliana. The Darkest Corner. Pocket. (Gravediggers, Bk. 1). Jun. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781501150036. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501150043. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE **Jeffries, Sabrina. The Pleasures of Passion. Pocket. (Sinful Suitors, Bk. 4). Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781501144462. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501144479. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Kauffman, Donna. Blue Hollow Falls. Zebra: Kensington. (Blue Hollow Falls, Bk. 1). Jul. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781420142549. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781420142556. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE **MacLean, Sarah. The Day of the Duchess. Avon. (Scandal & Scoundrel, Bk. 3). Jul. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780062379436. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062379467. HISTORICAL ROMANCE March, Emily. A Stardance Summer. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. (Eternity Springs, Bk. 13). Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781250131683. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250131690. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Novak, Brenda. No One but You. Mira: Harlequin. (Silver Springs, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780778328773. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460396636. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Quinn, Julia. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel. Avon. Jun. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062388179. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062388186. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Roberts, Nora. Come Sundown. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9781250123077. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250123107. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Scott, Regina. The Bride’s Matchmaking Triplets. Love Inspired Historical: Harlequin. (Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings, Bk. 3). Jun. 2017. 277p. ISBN 9780373425266. pap. $5.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488017667. INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE Thayne, RaeAnne. Serenity Harbor. HQN: Harlequin. (Haven Point, Bk. 6). Jul. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780373799398. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780373803965. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE


DEBUT OF THE MONTH **Snipes, Wesley & Ray Norman. Talon of God. Harper Voyager. Jul. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780062668165. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062668189. FANTASY CHECK THESE OUT Aaronovitch, Ben. The Furthest Station. Subterranean. Jul. 2017. 144p. ISBN 9781596068339. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781596068346. FANTASY Brooks, Mike. Dark Sky. Saga: S.&S. (Keiko, Bk. 2). Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781481459570. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481459587. SF **Cato, Beth. Call of Fire. Harper Voyager. (Breath of Earth, Bk. 3). Aug. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062422118. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062422125. FANTASY **Dorn, J. Danielle. Devil’s Call. Inkshares. Jul. 2017. 275p. ISBN 9781942645603. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781942645610. FANTASY DEBUT Haspil, Michael F. Graveyard Shift. Tor. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780765379627. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466869226. FANTASY DEBUT **Lee, Yoon Ha. Raven Stratagem. Solaris. (Machineries of Empire, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781781085370. pap. $9.99; ebk. ISBN 9781786180469. SF Levine, David D. Arabella and the Battle of Venus. Tor. (Adventures of Arabella Ashby, Bk. 2). Jul. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780765382825. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466889507. FANTASY MacNaughton, Laurence. A Kiss Before Doomsday: A Dru Jasper Novel. Pyr: Prometheus. (Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, Bk. 2). Jul. 2017. 290p. ISBN 9781633882676. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781633882683. FANTASY Newman, Emma. All Good Things. Diversion. (Split Worlds, Bk. 5). Jun. 2017. 362p. ISBN 9781682306161. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781682306178. FANTASY Pulley, Natasha. The Bedlam Stacks. Bloomsbury USA. Aug. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781620409671. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781620409688. FANTASY Ridler, Jason. Hex-Rated: A Brimstone Files Novel. Night Shade. Aug. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781597809030. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781597806329. FANTASY Saintcrow, Lilith. Cormorant Run. Orbit: Hachette. Jun. 2017. 388p. ISBN 9780316277969. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316277938. SF Willett, Edward. The Cityborn. DAW. Jul. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780756411770. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780756412890. SF Wilson, Daniel H. The Clockwork Dynasty. Doubleday. Aug. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780385541787. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780385541794. SF Collections & Anthologies Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries & Lore. Prime. May 2017. 384p. ed. by Paula Guran. ISBN 9781607014898. pap. $15.95. FANTASY Maberry, Jonathan & George A. Romero. Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781250112248. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250112255. HORROR
Series Lineup Brooks, Terry. The Black Elfstone. Del Rey: Ballantine. (Fall of Shannara, Bk. 1). Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780553391480. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780553391497. FANTASY Chen, Curtis C. Kangaroo Too. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. (Kangaroo, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250081896. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250081902. FANTASY de Castell, Sebastien. Tyrant’s Throne. Jo Fletcher: Quercus. (Greatcoats, Bk. 4). Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781681441955. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781681441924. FANTASY Husberg, Christopher. Dark Immolation. Titan. (Chaos Queen, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781783299171. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781783299188. FANTASY
Additional SF/Fantasy Hudson, Gabe. Gork, the Teenage Dragon. Knopf. Jul. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780375413964. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524732479. FANTASY Kenyon, Kay. At the Table of Wolves. Saga: S.& S. Jul. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9781481487788. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481487801. FANTASY Percy, Benjamin. The Dark Net. Houghton Harcourt. Aug. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780544750333. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544750579. HORROR  
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