“When the Stars Lead to You holds a diverse cast of characters and deep discussions about mental illness, race, and sex.”
“I Hope You Get This Message delivers a nicely woven tapestry of faith tested, morals questioned, and the power of hope.”
Continuing the swashbuckling saga begun with Seafire, Natalie C.
“the writing is smooth and the story compelling, making it a fun, quick read.”
"This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys fantasy, magic, complex relationships, and family dynamics.
In King Shaka, Zulu Legend, by Luke W. Molver, Shaka Zulu rises to the throne after wrestling a turbulent and oft-times violent kingdom from his brother.
“Each story shows us a new world, a future world, a unique world unknown to the reader and populated with exquisitely drawn characters.”
“Nancy Richardson Fischer has produced a joyous and highly satisfying read, and one that deserves acclaim and award. . . . a novel that oozes excellence and craftsmanship.”
Not a week goes by when President Trump doesn’t lash out at “fake news,” railing at the media as “the enemy of the people.” Phrases like “climate change” are expunged from government documents.
The second novel in Amber Lynn Natushch’s Hometown Antihero series, Don’t Say a Word, plunges the reader into the action from the first sentence as narrator Kylene Danners wakes up in a ho
“Trelease’s tale deftly weaves together fantasy, history, sisterly conflict, and young love into a rich tapestry. Her story brims with lovely, vivid descriptions . . .”
When you read a few hundred novels a year, you learn to tell from page one who’s got the storyteller gene. Or at least the storycrafter skill.
“Caine’s craftmanship is nothing short of brilliant.”
“an engrossing family drama laced with humor, as well as a fascinating window into Haitian life.”
“Fan the Fame is smart, fun, and touching.
“Lee writes with stunning clarity and expert plotting. Her poetic prose shimmers in the light she throws upon the social injustices of the time . . .”
“This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys smart plots, fashion, historical fiction, and a varied group of fascinating supporting characters.”
“A heartfelt tale of a teen’s struggle to define her own identity . . .”
“‘If you had a nice boy, there would never be a need to lie.’
It might be easy to simply call Hello Girls a YA Thelma and Louise, but it is so much more . . .
“emotional, heartfelt, and moving. Lia and the people in her life are relatable and loving.
“Past Perfect Life is gripping, touching, and raw. . . . Highly recommended for teens, and any adult who enjoys a well-drawn story.”
“dark and violent, while also beautiful. The protagonist is a young teen, but the themes are harsh and painful. The fantasy aspects allow the darkness to come to life . . .”
“Trying to hide or control powerful magic is not an uncommon theme in young adult literature; melding that theme with a fight club scenario is unique and makes for a good read.”
Destroy All Monsters is a spellbinding tale filled with equal parts fantasy and gritty reality, exploring the intimate nature of the “monsters” residing deep inside every human.