“Forstchen's fully developed characters face mind bending moral questions that readers will be forced to ask themselves on the way to the nightmare inducing ending.”
“Gingerbread is a phenomenal book, haunting and dark and ravenous.”
“Titanshade satisfies well enough to make you start over at the beginning to see what you missed.”
“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”
“If this should happen to be the last novel in the series, the story couldn’t end in a better way.”
“The wall means having no choices. It means a bone-crunching ordeal of loneliness, isolation, hunger, and most of all penetrating cold.”
“a fascinating and entertaining read, and a welcome addition to the world of epic fantasy.”
Famous Men Who Never Lived uses a classic science fiction trope (alternate universes) to explore the urgent question of what it means to be a refugee.
“Despite that rushed feeling as the story enters its second half, The Priory of the Orange Tree is a fascinating epic fantasy set in a rich, well-developed world.”
“a beautiful retelling of the beloved fairytale set against the reality of 17th century France.”
“likely to garner major awards attention for its many-layered and nuanced characterization and themes.”
“Starting with sex and murder, Gates of Stone fires off like a cannon into a rollercoaster actionfest that keeps the pages turning well into the night long after the reader should
“Vanderah ’s beautifully human story reminds us that sometimes we need to look beyond the treetops at the stars to let some light into our lives.”
Sergio De La Pava’s Lost Empress begins with all the right things, interesting plot, smart dialogue, and punning wordplay but sadly, like a child’s letting go of an untied balloon, Los
“The Hiding Place has enough shocks and twists to keep the reader off balance until the last page.”
“Schweblin delivers an unadulterated emotional impact—she succeeds, time and time again.
“A great, big, fun, sprawling book that satisfies even to the final page.”
“The Wheel Turns.”
“What makes this novel a delight is the very relatable tale of a father struggling to know and love his daughter, to protect her from harm while allowing her to make her own choices and ful
In the fairy tale mashup Stain, Princess Lyra is born with skin so pale that it burns in the sun and so delicate it bruises just by touching.
“readers on both sides of the gun ownership issue will heed the warning that giving in to petty tribalism and fear of those who are different will ultimately lead not to safety, but to dest
"The Kingdom of Copper will appeal to fans of epic fantasy across the board . . ."
“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”
Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.
“an enjoyable and engaging novel.”
“far-reaching, ambitious, and urgently queer. . . . it contains magnificent work worth diving into, even at the risk of drowning or being devoured.”