“A tavern maid’s-eye view of epic fantasy is an appealing concept, but in the end, it feels like that eye is looking in too many directions at once.”
“The Danger of Smoking in Bed underlines the darkness of evil.
“Grushin’s facility with language . . . is a marvel. It’s the kind of prose that demands you submerge yourself.”
What comes after “Happily ever after?”
“VanderMeer is a master author, and this is a masterwork.”
“New York 2140 is a book brimming with positivity, humor, and intelligence.”
“Second Chance Angel forgoes overly complex world building in favor of telling a damn good story.”
“thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. Eoin Colfer’s specialty is magical realism, and it shines through this entire tale.”
“A gender-flip version of Faust, and also a haunting love story that will linger.”
“Editor Melissa Edmundson has produced a valuable collection for scholars and curious readers alike.”
“Suspenseful, filled with evocative writing capturing the reader’s empathy for the characters, The Night Will Find Us takes our fear of that which lurks in the dark and transfers i
“packed with crucial climate-change information framed in fairly comprehensible terms. . . .
“The Four Profound Weaves is a beautifully articulated exploration of queer identity and transformation.
“Dark, haunting, lyrical, and innovative, beautiful and heartfelt . . .”
Daughters of the Wild has an intriguing, deeply marketable premise: oppressed and repressed girls, isolated from the outside world, “tending a mysterious plant called the Vine of Heaven” i
“the prose is tight and there is enough tension in the plot to draw in the reader despite any flaws.”
“Noumenon wasn’t just a place for subdimensional sentients to visit. It was so much more. . . .
At the start of Alison Stine’s first novel, Road Out of Winter, the protagonist, a young woman named Wylodine (known as Wil) leaves her rural home in Ohio and sets out for California.
“Deft with prose, inventive with structure, and gruesome in his delivery, Palahniuk’s latest will no doubt test some readers’ stomachs, while simultaneously guaranteeing him a brand-new bat
“an entertaining and engaging read”
“Walton has a knack for presenting unexpected and very human glimpses of both historical and fictional figures, and her delight with the city of Florence may inspire many to visit.”
“The Hollow Ones is definitely recommended reading for everyone with a taste for occult detective fiction . . .”
“The Living Dead is the ultimate tribute to a remarkable career. For George A. Romero, that’s a wrap.
“Mather’s chaotic scenes that place Del in life-threatening situations, and of which she expertly extricates herself, are well written and page turning.”
“A touch lighter on the hard science of space flight and a lot heavier on intrigue, new and old readers will find themselves quickly immersed in this complex alternate hist
“The Patient is a narrative of slowly building horror that will grip the reader with a continuous set of shivers.”