Category Archives: G Author

The better real Lolita story

Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 7 August 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11-year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth’s, she has no way of knowing that 52-year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank…

The world needs more women like Maria Feodorovna

The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 10 July 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Narrated by the mother of Russia’s last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia’s most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought…

Good but not great

The Dying of the Light by Robert Goolrick

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 3 July 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Diana Cooke was ‘born with the century’ and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in…

Rarely has a title been more apt

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 29 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls…

Green leaves you blue

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won’t even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to…

Beware when you go Into the Drowning Deep

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 14 November 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The ocean is home to many myths, But some are deadly… Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with…

Spoonbenders live, love, laugh, and charm

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

  Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering….

Scary Final Girls

Final Girls by Mira Grant

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 30 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears? Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares. In…

Caraval is magic

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 31 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world… Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two…

We Are…Difficult Women

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Genre: Fiction; Short Stories Publication Date: 3 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Award-winning author and livewire talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with the widely acclaimed novel An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection…