“Suffused with a love of music and a healthy dose of fantasy, The Kingdom of Back is sure to cast a spell over Lu’s eager readers.”
“Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen is a well-drawn graphic novel, but its story is rushed and chock full of clichés.”
“A rollicking blend of horror story, adventure, and fantasy, Angel Mage rises to a dramatic climax that will satisfy fans of all these genres.”
“Kira is a heroine that readers will root for as they explore the world of Japanese folklore, YA-style.”
“Holly Black weaves a compelling spell that’s certain to ensorcell her readers.
This young adult novel will appeal to young people who are questioning their sexuality or coming to terms with being gay.
“Where the World Ends is a beautiful, sorrowful, poignant book with deeply drawn characters, a chilling atmosphere, and waves of emotion. Highly recommended . . .”
Baldacci’s legions of fans will probably love this book, but new readers will find it lacking in too many of the requisite storytelling skills.
“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.
"This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys fantasy, magic, complex relationships, and family dynamics.
“the writing is smooth and the story compelling, making it a fun, quick read.”
“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.”
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.”
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 . . .”
It might be easy to simply call Hello Girls a YA Thelma and Louise, but it is so much more . . .