Inside The Issue: November 2013

The November issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS will be in stores and mailboxes soon and is available digitally now! Here are some of the stories you can look forward to reading — plus a sneak peek at an upcoming review the editors are super excited about …

Brenda Jackson celebrates her big 100 (books, that is) with A Madaris Bride for Christmas. Next, we interview Veronica Roth about her much anticipated trilogy closer Allegiant. Then, Preston & Child ponder Pendergrast and their writing partnership. Plus, Sophie Jordan gives us the scoop on her foray into New Adult. And she isn't the only one trying something new; we also hear from Delphine Dryden about her first steampunk adventure, On Gossamer Wing. And don't miss Nikki Navarre's tour of her international romances. And finally, we share what readers and pre-con attendees can expect when the RT Convention takes over New Orleans in 2014!

There's all this and more between the pages of the November 2013 issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS. You can SUBSCRIBE NOW to our print and digital versions and get access to RT's Bonus Content. Until then, here's a look at the November issue's Table of Contents. And as an extra special thank you to our readers, we've also got a sneak preview of a standout review chosen by the RT editors, the better to whet your appetite for our jam-packed November issue. Happy reading! 


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With nearly 300 books reviewed in our November issue, we asked magazine editors to pick one standout review that caught their eye. This issue they chose the review of upcoming suspense novel Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis, the third in the Nina Borg trilogy. Reviewer and former RT editor Liz French gave this one her first-ever Top Pick Gold! Read the opinion portion of the review below, and check out the November issue for the full review...

"The Danish duo just keeps getting better. The second book in their Nina Borg series topped the first with even more nuance and adventure. But the third is near perfect. The narrative toggles between Ukraine under “Uncle Stalin” in the ‘30s, a time of famine and totalitarian repression, and modern-day Ukraine and Denmark. Every plotline has pathos, family loyalties and betrayals, and the pure and consuming love of a mother for her children. Nina has deepened and become more complex, and fans will eagerly await her next escapade."