The Companion – First Impression

Release date: August 25th, 2020 Synopsis: The other orphans say Margot is lucky. Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family. Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night. And finally, lucky to be chosen by a prestigious family to live at their remote country estate. But it... Continue Reading →

The Friday Cage – First Impression

Release date: July 14th, 2020 Book description: Before she ran away from her life, Claire Chastain made a good living sorting out other people’s business. Now it’s time to sort her own. Suddenly solo in the city she swore she’d never come back to, she finds someone new has taken an interest in her. He... Continue Reading →

The Sushi Prophecies – First Impression

Release date: June 30th, 2020 Synopsis: Vancouver has become a disturbed, retched mess of murderous blue-bloods and lost hipster gardeners, sadistic baristas and immortal sushi masters. A drug-fed breeding ground of scoundrels set in an orgy of late-night tapas bars, yoga classes and sunset booze cruises. Tribes have descended upon Lotusland, and at the center... Continue Reading →

The Patient – First Impression

Release date: July 7th, 2020 Book description: The Silent Patient by way of Stephen King: Parker, a young, overconfident psychiatrist new to his job at a mental asylum, miscalculates catastrophically when he undertakes curing a mysterious and profoundly dangerous patient. In a series of online posts, Parker H., a young psychiatrist, chronicles the harrowing account... Continue Reading →

Ikenga – First Impression

Release date: August 18th, 2020 Book description: Nnedi Okorafor's first novel for middle grade readers introduces a boy who can access superpowers with the help of the magical Ikenga. Nnamdi's father was a good chief of police, perhaps the best Kalaria had ever had. He was determined to root out the criminals that had invaded... Continue Reading →

The Suicide House – First Impression

Release Date: July 28th, 2020 Book description: A forensic reconstructionist who exhibits mannerisms that pin her on the autism spectrum, Rory Moore possesses an uncanny ability to see what others don’t. Along with her partner, psychologist Lane Phillips, she’s called to a prestigious boarding school in Indiana to investigate the Westmount Prep Slaughters – and... Continue Reading →

Savage Legion – First Impression

  Release Date: July 21st, 2020 Book description: “Smart characters and brutal action create an intriguing story about power...filled with rich worldbuilding and people who battle bravely.” —Library Journal, STARRED review In SAVAGE LEGION, readers enter a world that shows what lies beneath the veneer of a so-called utopia, but is rotting from the core... Continue Reading →

The Sin in the Steel – First Impression

Release Date: July 21st, 2020 Synopsis: Ryan Van Loan's The Sin in the Steel is a sparkling debut fantasy set in a diverse world, featuring dead gods, a pirate queen, shapeshifting mages, and a Sherlockian teenager determined to upend her society. Buc: Brilliant street-rat Her mind leaps from clues to conclusions in the blink of an eye.... Continue Reading →

The Hiding Girl – First Impression

Release Date: June 15th, 2020 Book Description: “Dark and gritty… an exceptional, heart-pounding story full of raw emotion, deep-seated fear, and an undercurrent of hope and innocence. Deeply atmospheric… without peer in contemporary mysteries/thrillers.” —Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize Semifinalist Twelve-year-old Emily Calby was a good girl from a religious family in rural Georgia. She loved... Continue Reading →

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