“The plot barrels along at an intense pace, straight into . . . a shocking cliffhanger of an ending.
“Klune has a way of elevating life’s tender, beautifully ordinary moments to highlight how achingly special they actually are.”
“A novel that is disturbing as well as heartwrenching with its look at the possible fate of mankind.”
“A skillful blending of magic and mayhem, the supernatural with the mundane.
“The Witch’s Heart is gripping, evocative, and alternatingly joyful and heart-breaking. Gornichec’s prose is lyrical and fierce, just like her protagonists.”
“A gender-flip version of Faust, and also a haunting love story that will linger.”
“When a dangerous trick goes awry one evening and threatens to kill her, Thalia unexpectedly shape-shifts.
“The plot is unexceptional, but it is an easy, fun enough story to divert the reader for a few hours.”
T. J. Klune’s latest title could be the lovechild of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs) and a Nora Roberts’ second chances, found family romance.
“an exciting tapestry of love, loss, bittersweet melancholy, and adrenalin pumping action.”
“The story is great fun, full of biting (no pun intended) satire, sharp irony, and witty one-liners, with a well-written storyline that calls for an Action Hero, such as ‘Bruce Willis in a
“As all good stories do, The Starless Sea immerses the reader in romance and adventure before finally arriving at a heart-warming, enchanting ending . . .”
“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.”
“another captivating adventure in which time traveling crime sleuth extraordinaire Kendra Donovan continues her exploits through pre-Victorian England.”
“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.
“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.”
“This is a book likely to age well. It’s genuine, charming, and confident in its presentation of independent girlhood.”
“Carrying McGuire’s signature voice, Middlegame takes the reader through fantastic yet dark childhoods that blossom into a grim, powerful godhood.
“well worth reading; however, readers should be prepared for the breadth of the stories and the occasionally problematic sexual encounters.”
“Wounds will no doubt be remembered as one of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.”
“Marlon James delivers a twisting, hallucinatory epic fairy tale that delivers a punch that can be felt ’round the world.”
“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”