First, I’d like to suggest NoveList. It is a wonderful tool that is accessed through the New York Public Library’s database link with a NYP Access or library card number. NoveList is a searchable database that includes over 125,000 fiction titles. It allows searching by author, title, series, a variety of traditional index terms, natural language terms or phrases, and Boolean combinations.
Another resource is www.BookSpot.com. This free web site is a compendium of news about books, publishing, authors, and awards. It isn’t as user friendly as NoveList, but it is packed with information. BookSpot provides numerous reviews and a great deal of genre-specific information including links to the book review pages of major newspapers and to book excerpts.
Well, I hope these help. Have a wonderful holiday break.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat