“The Gurkha and The Lord of Tuesday achieves immense enjoyability.
“Once you open the cover, be prepared for an evening to disappear like a werewolf with a portal ring.”
Monster Hunters Unite!
“A good book for knight versus dragon diehards but perhaps not as much for fantasy readers looking to be transported to worlds not seen before.”
Stealing Worlds is not so much a story as a manifesto for a new, technology-based economic system.
“The Grand Dark doesn’t rise above the pulpy, overwrought drama of the eponymous theater’s productions.
“Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will be surprisingly refreshing even though it arrives with both love and a shiver of foreboding.”
“The end result is that Johnston delivers a kick-in-the nuts, edgy, and dark book that excites on every level.”
“Etter has created that rare beast: an effective, startling poetic novel. Its story is coherent and progressive; Cassie herself is intensely sympathetic.
“Salvation Day is a terrific space thriller. Wallace is an excellent writer, and she maintains tight control over her story as it progresses.”
Death Orb is a visually ambitious graphic novel. It depicts a ruined Earth, years past a nuclear holocaust. Buildings are crumbled, with vines of hanging wires choking them.
“an intriguing and engrossing debut novel that will leave readers thinking about their own ability to survive, their own capacity for love, and their willingness to face catastrophe with hope.”
“Given the timeliness of this novel vis-à-vis our current era, along with how well it’s written, there would be no surprise if it garnered an award.
“an epic tour-de-force . . .”
“another captivating adventure in which time traveling crime sleuth extraordinaire Kendra Donovan continues her exploits through pre-Victorian England.”
“The core draw of the novel is the complicated love of two people through multiple possible lives and across the gulf of missing memories.”
“Across the Void is an interesting novel, and if you’re looking for a space thriller to enjoy on the beach, it will suffice.”
“The writing is brilliant, building from a deceptively plain beginning few paragraphs to sophisticated prose that leaps off the page.”
“The Last Tsar’s Dragons does not make for a comforting read.”
“a great gift for the movie buff as well as the art student.
“From its first sentence to its last, Last Things is a propulsive thriller readers will have a hard time putting down.”
“This isn’t a novel to reinforce easy faith.
“this dive into the internecine struggles of the undying and the complexities of their interaction with humanity are a welcome expansion on the world and characters of Lord’s first novel.”
“Any reader who likes the literary convention of placing real-life people in fictional situations will wholeheartedly enjoy Stoker’s Wilde.”
“Readers who enjoy the extensive worldbuilding of epic fantasy and are looking to get into space science fiction might find Ancestral Night the perfect gateway . . .”
“This is a book likely to age well. It’s genuine, charming, and confident in its presentation of independent girlhood.”