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LitStack Review: The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler

The Burning Light Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler Release Date:  November 1, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-9086-8 New York City. The future. Manhattan is flooded, some buildings still tenable, but many abandoned, rusted and moldy, full of squatters and junkies. Transport moves via watercraft. Worldwide, humanity relies on mind-linking networks to communicate. And then there […]


LitStack Review: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler Alfred A. Knopf Release Date:  May 24, 2016 ISBN 978-11-0187-594-0 Sweetbitter, the debut novel from newcomer Stephanie Danler, is a lot like New York City:  completely wrapped up in itself, which means it is sometimes incredibly pretentious, and at other times absolutely perfect.  It is, however, uniquely honest with itself and the […]


National Book Awards Shortlists Announced

The lists have been pared down from ten to five!  Here are the shortlists for the National Book Awards: Fiction: Karen E. Bender for Refund: Stories Angela Flournoy for The Turner House Lauren Groff for Fates and Furies Adam Johnson for Fortune Smiles: Stories Hanya Yanagihara for A Little Life   Nonfiction: Ta-Nehisi Coates for […]

The Girl at Midnightgirl
Melissa Grey
Random House Children’s Books


Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All humans but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known. When a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, Echo must help the people who have aided and cared for her.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it. But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they

seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.



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LitStack Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things Alice Hoffman Scribner First Edition:  February 18, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4516-9356-0 Part fairy tale, part morality play, part historical fiction, Alice Hoffman’s 31st novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, pays homage to New York City in 1911.  While much of the action takes place prior  to 1911, that is the pivotal […]


LitStack Review: ‘Visible City’ by Tova Mirvis

Visible City Tova Mirvis Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 978-0-544-04774-7 Despite living in a city of over eight million people, the characters in Tova Mirvis’s recently released novel, Visible City, feel utterly alone. Set in a New York City neighborhood, Mirvis masterfully weaves the lives of her characters together through random encounters and circumstances. Nina is […]