“‘Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives—or to find strength in a very long one.’”
“while Koontz generally spins a good yarn, this one is not good enough to keep turning the pages.”
“a different vampire story, one that reveals more than a little poignancy as it strips away the gothic glamor and shows that vampires are merely people in a changed form . . .”
“Hard science fiction has a new virtuoso, and Critical Mass is a fine piece of futurism, startlingly entertaining and exceptionally thought provoking.”
“More, please. Soon, please.”
“This is old-school epic fantasy at its best . . .”
“The entire Scholomance series is a master work of storytelling, filled with memorable characters, an original world, complex personal politics, difficult choices with real consequences, an
Max Little is dying and wants to leave behind something of his life.
“King knocks it smoothly out of the park.”
“Butcher manages to create relatable, believable characters with real flaws, real needs and wants, fleshing them out with tongue-in-cheek humor.”
The theme of The Mountain in the Sea can be summarized in a quote from one of its characters, Dr.
“a gem of a book”
“Rust in the Root is an absolute delight of a book, with thick worldbuilding, a complex magic system, discussions of race, power, gender, and sexuality—all wrapped
“Valdes blends found family, adventure, and humor to end a fun trilogy on a high note.”
“Not since Tolkien has a fantasy wordsmith wielded English like a rapier rather than a broadsword.”
“It would not be surprising in the least, and very much welcome, if The Bruising of Qilwa were to eventually grow into a full-length novel.”
“While many of the stories contained within The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories flirt with inexplicability, their charm and freshness cut through translation barriers.”
Blake Crouch books follow a formula, of sorts: A suburban man with a family is swept up into a technological crisis that puts him on the run, alone against desperate odds, trying to save the world
“The narrative, and its narrator, remain elliptical to the final page.”
“This is a fairly engaging work of fiction, if not terribly layered or complex.”
“Locklands completes another excellent trilogy from an author producing some of the most original and compelling fantasy in the genre.”
“leaves the reader with a profound sense of satisfaction.”
“Aurora provides a refreshing alternative to most apocalyptic tales but . . .”
“Few books strike that balance so well, delivering laughter and smiles inside a story that feels like it matters. . . .
“Kingfisher has a singular talent for balancing frightening details with humor and characters who will immediately find a home in readers’ hearts.