City of Dark Magic

Alchemy, Beethoven, and an enchanted castle each plays a part in this beguiling, hilarious adventure set within  Prague's history-drenched walls. Writers Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch have merged their talents under the sorcerous psuedonym Magnus Flyte in a book that will delight fans of A Discovery of Witches. Simply magical.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…