In under 200 pages, McGuire builds a quiet and interesting world that manages to fuse children’s portal fantasy stories with gothic splendor and darkness.
Good Girls is the second book in a trilogy that began with Motherless Child.
Trying too hard with Celtic mythology and a modern setting in KingFisher, McKillip fails to reach her full award-winning potential (she has won the World Fantasy Award previously), in this
“danger . . . can also lurk in less inhabited places, as well as in one’s own heart and mind.”
“For fans and readers of magical urban fantasy, this novella is perfect.”
This isn't the only book in recent years to blend science fiction and fantasy, but it's one of the few that gets it right.
“Blood Kiss is the work of a writer who is a master of her genre.”
“highly satisfying tale.”
“one of the most original and immersive young adult horror novels of the decade.”
“Mystery and terror, the paranormal and romance—all combine to make Innocence a challenging and emotional experience.”
“. . . clever, tongue-in-cheek entertainment with a couple of unexpected twists . . .”
“Every dog has its day . . . now the werewolves are having theirs.”
Mr. Brown confounds and intrigues with a fast-paced tale that won’t disappoint with all its twists and turns.
“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“Sad Monsters crackles with wit, irony, and sarcasm.
“Laini Taylor writes with a lush use of words. They’re lyrical and sweeping. The characterizations are layered and full-bodied.
“Overall, The Night Circus is a wondrously dark and entrancing story, taking place in a world that is truly a departure into a limitless magical realm, a story whose sole purpose i
“Packed with mystery, emotion and wit, Ms. Ashford’s debut is so unexpected and original. . . .
“Nemonymous Night is not an easy read; however—and here’s the rub—it’s entirely readable.”
“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Young X-Men . . .”
Cynical sword jockey-for-hire Eddie LaCrosse returns in a new medieval murder mystery drawn straight from the mists of legend in Alex Bledsoe’s entertaining third novel in the LaCrosse series (foll
A lobster isn’t the most likely character for a children’s book. Yet Dave Wilkinson creates a modern-day fable based on the life cycle of the crustacean in The Aspirant.
(Blackwyrm Publications, July 2009)
After 10 previous books of the “Otherworld” supernatural mystery series, New York Times bestselling writer Armstrong focuses on 21-year-old P.I./witch Savannah Levine.
Marilyn Meredith captures the essence of an untimely death in her paranormal romance, Lingering Spirit. Police officer Steve Ainsworth is gunned down during a routine traffic stop.
Ghostopolis is perfect proof that a graphic novel can tell as solid and detailed a story as a more traditional novel—and the fact that it’s aimed at kids and still manages this feat makes