Gluttony Bay is the sixth book in the Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace, preparing fans for the Martini Shot of the series.
“a haunting story of one man’s determination to assuage his grief by keeping the dead alive and another man’s struggle to give them peace.”
“page-flipping race to see who survives and who dies on the lunar surface . . .”
“an offbeat, occasionally absurd but haunting tale of life, death, heartbreak, and ultimately, redemption . . .”
It’s the future; humankind is extinct, prey to the “Slow Plague,” an amalgam of all the ills flesh is heir to, “manifested in myriad diseases, lethal allergies, and physiological disorders.”
Markswoman introduces a bright new series to fantasy fiction. It’s a strong start, but it comes with a hitch.
“If William Gibson, Michael Connelly, and Neil Gaiman wrote a series, it might end up looking like The Familiar.”
“A dark and chilling thriller about a danger that could one day become real.”
“It is no accident that J. R. Ward’s series are beloved. She is a master writer.”
“Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it, is a very famous saying.
“takes a mighty swing at rebooting this franchise . . .”
Kudos to Candlewick for doing a sick-kid book. There can’t be too many out there, and what sick child wouldn’t want to go to an alien world to forget about how badly he or she feels?
“an entertaining paranormal romance with a unique main character . . .”
“like Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, these stories seem more than fairy tales, the twist of their endings staying with the reader long after the book is closed.”
Destined to become a blockbuster movie.
Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.
“rises above the usual primary series entry in its depiction not only of the authenticity of its characters but also in the scientific basis of its plot . . .”
“Ragnvald danced on the oars, leaping from one to the next as the crew rowed. Some kept their oars steady to make it easier for him; some tried to jostle Ragnvald off when he landed on them.
A good translation can make or break a book. It’s entirely possible for an exquisite novel to be perceived as lacking, inaccesible, or plain not good enough when translated into another language.
“a lovely installment, if a brief one, filled with amusing events, and a slowly mounting sense of dread . . .”
“Genre and gender bending, erudite and steamy, Machado’s stories manage to defy expectation and be compulsively readable.”
“a literary tour-de-force of the supernatural genre, at the same time disturbing, frightening, and fascinating.”
“for anyone with a true interest in Star Wars, Ian Doescher’s adaptation is a treat.”