LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

Inspiring in tone, Denton's delicious debut delivers a must-read; an excellent series of Sapphic fantasies; McClellan's skillful worldbuilding and nuanced characters will undoubtedly tempt readers to go back to his earlier work; with hints of a YA coming-of-age tale, Trophy Son will draw in sports fiction fans; Ludwig's triumphant achievement is borne from his own experience as the adoptive parent of a teen with autism
Below is a list of CF, Erotica, Fiction, and SF titles to be reviewed in the March 15, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include 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. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: For a roundup in the May 1, 2017, issue, LJ is seeking amazing fashion titles and art books. Please include with your submissions author, title, ISBN, page count, price, marketing plans, formats available (print, audio, ebook), and a brief description—catalog copy will suffice. Contact Liz French at efrench@mediasourceinc.com for more details. Deadline: March 15, 2017.


DEBUT OF THE MONTH hideaway.jpg3317**Denton, Lauren K. The Hideaway. Thomas Nelson. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780718084226. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718084240. CF AMISH CORNER Byler, Linda. The Homestead. Good. (Dakota, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781680992137. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781680992120. CF Cameron, Barbara. Home to Paradise. Abingdon. (Coming Home, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781426769931. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501837630. CF Eicher, Jerry S. Always Close to Home. Harvest House. (St. Lawrence County Amish, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780736965910. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780736965927. CF Irvin, Kelly. Upon a Spring Breeze. Zondervan. (Every Amish Season, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780310348054. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780310348092. CF CHECK THESE OUT Bradley, Patricia. Justice Delayed. Revell. (Memphis Cold Case, Bk. 1). Jan. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780800727086. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493405978. CF Cambron, Kristy. The Illusionist’s Apprentice. Thomas Nelson. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780718041502. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718042318. CF Hatcher, Robin Lee. You’ll Think of Me. Thomas Nelson. Apr. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780718085940. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718085957. CF Mentink, Dana. Paws for Love. Harvest House. (Love Unleashed, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9780736966252. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9780736966269. CF  Molyneux, Daniel. Judas Son of Simon. Moriah. Mar. 2017. 282p. ISBN 9780997041743. pap. $14.95. CF  Putman, Cara. Beyond Justice. Thomas Nelson. Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780718083472. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718083496. CF shinelikedawn.jpg3317Smith, Jill Eileen. Redeeming Grace: Ruth’s Story. Revell. (Daughters of the Promised Land). Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780800720360. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493405923. CF Turano, Jen. Behind the Scenes. Bethany House. (Apart from the Crowd, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780764217944. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441230959. CF **Turansky, Carrie. Shine Like the Dawn. Multnomah. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781601429407. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781601429414. CF West, Catherine. The Memory of You. Thomas Nelson. Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780718078768. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718078805. CF


Blackstock, Terri. If I’m Found. Zondervan. (If I Run, Bk. 2). Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780310332480. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780310332510. CF Chapman, Vannetta. Raging Storm. Harvest House. (Remnant, Bk. 2). Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780736966559. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780736966566. CF Connealy, Mary. Long Time Gone. Bethany House. (Cimarron Legacy, Bk. 2). Mar. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780764211829. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441269577. CF Davis, Susan Page. My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela’s Quandary. Barbour. (My Heart Belongs, Bk. 2). Mar. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781683220077. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683222958. CF Mills, DiAnn. Deep Extraction. Tyndale House. (FBI Taskforce, Bk. 2). Apr. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781496410986. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496418814. CF


witches.jpg3317Ashenden, Jackie. The Billionaire Beast. Swerve: St. Martin’s. (Billionaire Fairytales, Bk. 2). Mar. 2017. 176p. ebk. ISBN 9781250136770. $3.99. EROTICA Ashley, Kristen. The Deep End. Griffin: St. Martin’s. (Honey, Bk. 1). Mar. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9781250121110. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250121127. EROTICA Cox, Zara. Beautiful Liar. Forever: Grand Central. (Dark Desires, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781478945383. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781478970187. EROTICA **Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales. Cleis. May 2017. 216p. ed. by Sacchi Green. ISBN 9781627782289. pap. $16.95. EROTICA


**Akkad, Omar El. American War. Knopf. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780451493583. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451493590. F DEBUT Brenner, Jamie. The Forever Summer. Little, Brown. Apr. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780316394871. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316394888. F Brown, James William. My Last Lament. Berkley. Apr. 2017. 352p.ISBN 9780399583407. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399583414. F Brunt, Douglas. Trophy Son. St. Martin’s. May 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250114808. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250114815. F Cole, Daniel. Ragdoll. Ecco: HarperCollins. Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062653956. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062653970. F DEBUT Crichton, Michael. Dragon Teeth. Harper. May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780062473356. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062473370. F Goodman, Joanna. The Finishing School. Harper. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062465580. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062465597. F **Heighton, Steven. The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep. Hamish Hamilton. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780735232563. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9780735232570. F Heiny, Katherine. Standard Deviation. Knopf. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780385353816. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385353823. F DEBUT Herrick, Ellen. The Forbidden Garden. Morrow. Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062659620. $25.99; pap. ISBN 9780062499950. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062499967. F  Lacey, Catherine. The Answers. Farrar. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780374100261. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374714345. F Lent, Jeffrey. Before We Sleep. Bloomsbury USA. May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781620404997. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781620405017. F **Ludwig, Benjamin. The Original Ginny Moon. Park Row: Harlequin. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780778330165. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460397961. F DEBUT starsarefire.jpg3617McNicholl, Damian. The Moment of Truth. Pegasus. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781681774268. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774824. F **Minick, Jim. Fire Is Your Water. Swallow. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780804011846. $26.95. F DEBUT Moyes, Jojo. The Horse Dancer. Penguin. Apr. 2017. 496p. ISBN 9780143130628. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781524704445. F **Paris, B.A. The Breakdown. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781250122469. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250122483. F Scottoline, Lisa. One Perfect Lie. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781250099563. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250099587. F **Shreve, Anita. The Stars Are Fire. Knopf. May 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780385350907. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385350914. F Singer, Margot. Underground Fugue. Melville House. Apr. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781612196282. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781612196299. F DEBUT Stone, Michel. Border Child. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Apr. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780385541640. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541657. F

Short Stories

**Knight, Michael. Eveningland. Atlantic. Mar. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780802125972. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780802189370. F

science fiction/fantasy

DEBUT OF THE MONTH ship.jpg3317Honeywell, Antonia. The Ship. Orbit: Hachette. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780316469852. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316469890. SF CHECK THESE OUT de Bodard, Aliette. House of Binding Thorns. Ace: Berkley. (Dominion of the Fallen, Bk. 2). Apr. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780451477392. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698409934. FANTASY **McClellan, Brian. Sins of Empire. Orbit: Hachette. (Gods of Blood & Powder, Bk. 1). Mar. 2017. 624p. ISBN 9780316407212. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316375122. FANTASY Mari, Christopher. The Beachhead. 47North: Amazon. Mar. 2017. 332p. ISBN 9781503942622. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781503997622. SF Merritt, Tom. Pilot X. Inkshares. Mar. 2017. 200p. ISBN 9781942645313. pap. $13.99; ebk. ISBN 9781942645320. SF Moon, Elizabeth. Cold Welcome. Del Rey: Ballantine. (Vatta’s Peace, Bk. 1). Apr. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9781101887318. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101887325. SF Neill, Chloe. Blade Bound. Berkley. (Chicagoland Vampires, Bk. 13). Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780451472342. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780698180734. FANTASY Newman, Emma. Brother’s Ruin. Tor.com. (Industrial Magic, Bk. 1). Mar. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780765393968. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765393951. FANTASY endofday.jpg3317**North, Claire. The End of the Day. Redhook: Orbit. Apr. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780316316743. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316316774. FANTASY Priest, Cherie. Brimstone. Ace: Berkley. Apr. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781101990735. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781101990742. FANTASY Robinson, Kim Stanley. New York 2140. Orbit: Hachette. Mar. 2017. 624p. ISBN 9780316262347. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316262330. SF **Scalzi, John. The Collapsing Empire. Tor. Mar. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780765388889. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765388896. SF **Skovron, Jon. Bane and Shadow. Orbit: Hachette. (Empire of Storms, Bk. 2). Feb. 2017. 544p. ISBN 9780316268141. pap. $9.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316268172. FANTASY Sparks, Cat. Lotus Blue. Talos. Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781940456706. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781940456737. SF DEBUT VanderMeer, Jeff. Borne. MCD. May 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780374115241. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374714925. SF Wells, Alex. Hunger Makes the Wolf. Angry Robot. Mar. 2017. 464p. ISBN 9780857666444. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780857666451. SF


Estep, Jennifer. Snared. Pocket. (Elemental Assassins, Bk. 16). Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501142277. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501142284. FANTASY Fortune, Margaret. Archangel. DAW. (Spectre War, Bk. 2). Mar. 2017. 464p. ISBN 9780756412937. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780698197817. SF ADDITIONAL SF/FANTASY **Malerman, Josh. Black Mad Wheel. Ecco: HarperCollins. May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780062259684. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062677136. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062259707. HORROR Writers of the Future. Galaxy. (L. Ron Hubbard Presents, Vol. 33). Apr. 2017. 400p. ed. by David Farland. illus. ISBN 9781619865297. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781619865266. SF  

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