Matt Ruff’s novels are an eclectic tour through contemporary speculative fiction and horror. Ruff has a real affinity for identifying crucial culture influences and shaping stories around them.
“Beyond the narrative wisecracks and ridiculously disastrous situations Colfer puts the characters through, what makes Highfire so successful is the author’s sharp, compelling craf
“In this entry in the series, the characters are at their most human, touching as it does on that one condition every person secretly fears, the loss of self.”
“What makes Ninth House authentic is Bardugo's ability to mix the supernatural with everyday humanity and make it seem perfectly normal.”
"‘Books have songs, songs have stories, and then there are humans at the heart of the jumbled mess.’"
“The long-awaited third novel of the Relic series is here.
“Once you open the cover, be prepared for an evening to disappear like a werewolf with a portal ring.”
Monster Hunters Unite!
“The end result is that Johnston delivers a kick-in-the nuts, edgy, and dark book that excites on every level.”
“The scope of Camp’s mythological knowledge continues to be impressive, even as he builds a cosmos that is distinctly his own.”
“Titanshade satisfies well enough to make you start over at the beginning to see what you missed.”
“If this should happen to be the last novel in the series, the story couldn’t end in a better way.”
“filled with plenty of romance and laughter, rather than the expected blood and gore of a vampire tale.”
At first glance a retelling of Beowulf doesn't seem that original. There have been countless spin-offs in prose, poetry, and even a movie.
Charlie Husk is not like other boys. Charlie grew up in the deep, dark woods of rural New Hampshire. He was 28 when he first used a cell phone, surfed the Internet, and smoked a joint.
“. . . begins with a good premise that dissolves into a disappointment . . .”
“this story is full evidence that ghosties and ghoulies inhabit places other than the United States and Transylvania.”
“an enthralling account that stands out from the pack of environmental literature.”
“A powerful and thought-provoking story filled with the use of Native American legends and arcane magic.”
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.”
“If William Gibson, Michael Connelly, and Neil Gaiman wrote a series, it might end up looking like The Familiar.”
“It is no accident that J. R. Ward’s series are beloved. She is a master writer.”
“an entertaining paranormal romance with a unique main character . . .”
“a lovely installment, if a brief one, filled with amusing events, and a slowly mounting sense of dread . . .”
“Ladee Hubbard has written a celebration of family, as well as of the individual.”