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Cold Light

Cold Light

They found a body. I know who it is. Such a great tag line! Three teenage girls and the jealousy-filled triangle of their friendships are at the center of Jenn Ashworth‘s dark, contemporary British murder mystery. The author is currently on a virtual (blog) tour of the U.S. that started Tuesday. ASHWORTH, Jenn. Cold Light. [...]

Saving Ruth

Saving Ruth

Zoe Fishman‘s sophomore effort mirrors her own experience. “As a sassy, liberal and ragingly insecure Jewish girl amongst my overwhelmingly blonde and Baptist peers, I always felt like a bit of an outsider growing up. The novel reflects that perspective.” This and more can be found in a USA Today interview with the author, which also [...]

The Key

The Key

Simon Toyne is back with the second in the trilogy that began with last year’s widely-praised Sanctus. The Key is a well-written, intriguing, action-packed conspiracy thriller, and a great recommendation for kids who like a Da Vinci Code kind of book. The book trailer is OK, but this (the author’s visit to The British Museum in [...]

Mud, Sweat and Tears

Mud, Sweat and Tears

Although far from being his first book, this is the first full autobiography by Bear Grylls, star of Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel. After 7 seasons, the show closed this spring, but Grylls’ fans are many. In 1998, at 23 years old, Bear Grylls became the youngest British climber to successfully climb Everest. This [...]

Sanctus

Sanctus

Move over Dan Brown, Simon Toyne has arrived! You have to love a novel where a major plot point hinges on apple seeds found in the stomach of a corpse. Not just apple seeds, but apple seeds inscribed with a message. (How does that work, exactly? Doesn’t it make you curious??)  And not just a [...]

In Search of the Rose Notes

In Search of the Rose Notes

Emily Arsenault’s sophomore effort (following The Broken Teaglass, Delacorte, 2009) is a psychological mystery with hints of the supernatural. The publisher description compares Rose Notes to the work of Laura Lippman, Tana French, and Jennifer McMahon. Terrific shoes to fill! ARSENAULT, Emily. In Search of the Rose Notes. 384p. Morrow. Aug. 2011. Tr $14.99. ISBN [...]

Graveminder

Graveminder

One of the BookExpo experiences I haven’t written about yet was a program titled YA-to-Adult: An Author Perspective, featuring authors Melissa de la Cruz, Ellen Hopkins and Melissa Marr, moderated by Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop. All three popular YA authors have an adult book coming out this year. Graveminder by Melissa Marr was [...]