Long before actress Jennifer Lawrence translated Katniss Everdeen into a larger-than-life presence on the big screen, fans of young adult fantasy had already turned Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy into a highly bankable series. There's something about the transport to a completely different land populated by otherworldly characters that gives fantasy its allure, and YA fans (of all ages) increasingly relate to the alternative worlds represented by the crop of engaging fiction published in recent years.
Here we present half a dozen series (all but one anticipated to be trilogies), carefully culled from a vast field of contenders. All six are garnering reader and critical acclaim - and are ones to watch as they gather momentum and well...catch fire.
The Year of the Goat is upon us and it's an excuse for us to celebrate with some great books set in China - perfect for book clubs and thinking readers. All recommendations are backed by an excerpt, an in-depth review, a "beyond the book" article and a discussion guide.
Yes, love is in the air. Cupid is about to strike. But if you're tired of the cheap romance novels that are as cloying as a batch of candy hearts, we hear you. This special issue of BookBrowse Highlights recommends books that you will want to read this Valentine's Day and beyond. And if you're one who would rather celebrate the occasion with a big Bah, Humbug, if you're more liable to celebrate it as Singles Awareness day, well, we've got what you'll like too!
For a limited time you can read our full reviews and "beyond the book" articles for each featured book (which are normally available only to members).
The Costas are considered by many the UK's most prestigious book awards. Established by Whitbread Plc in 1971, they were rebranded the Costa Awards in 2006. Costa is a UK based coffee shop chain owned by Whitbread. The five category winners (First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book) are announced in early January, honoring books published the previous year. The Costa Book of the Year Award is announced in late January.
We are delighted to share some great news: BookBrowse has been awarded Gold in the inaugural Modern Library Awards!
Created by LibraryWorks and judged by librarians, the MLAs recognize the top products in the library industry. BookBrowse has been recognized as being an invaluable resource for libraries, providing the many great features that you have come to love: Exceptional reviews of the latest books, 'beyond the book' articles, recommendations by genre and theme, read-alikes, and resources for book clubs.