“Reminiscent of John Saul’s creepy, brainy novels, The Night Strangers is a psychological thriller overflowing with horror and suspense.
A series of prose vignettes, an extended verse poem and a sequence of short meditations form the three sections of this bilingual collection.
“The laced-up spinster and fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants bad boy is often seen in romance, but rarely with the depth of character and growth displayed here.
“There is much to like about Lizard World, but the book ultimately resembles the spliced creatures that inhabit its narrative: It is an uncomely hybrid less than the sum of its par
“Mr. Frazier’s writing is so fine it needs to be savored. These people are as unique as all human beings are; not one of them can be wholly admired or detested.
“. . . with Star Gazing, Ms Gillard has undoubtedly created a thinking-woman’s romance that lingers in the memory long after the last page has been turned.”
“The Mere Future reads like a modernized Candide by Voltaire crossed with Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
“Sad Monsters crackles with wit, irony, and sarcasm.
“Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you’ll keep coming back.”
“A Discworld book is not simply a publication, it’s a universally celebrated event. And my goodness, what an event we are invited to in Snuff.
“Mr. Jurjevics draws the reader into the narrative, as if he is experiencing the mission alongside Rider as he huffs through the jungle in wet boots, bugs feasting on his flesh. . . .
“Wyatt is a fast-paced thriller with more action than a Bruce Willis’ movie, and a bigger knockout punch than Rocky.
“Enhanced with Ms. McGuire’s frosty, atmospheric illustrations, Breadcrumbs intersperses elements of fairy tales and fantasies with the contemporary conflicts of the two friends.
“Child Wonder is an apt title; the author excels at capturing the essence of a young boy trying to navigate changing events in his life.
“Debris immerses you in a world both strange and enchanting, filled with sites, sounds and events that will keep you turning the page.”
“Much of what has been said or written about Legend by Marie Lu could be called hype, but this debut novel is substantive and will stand on its own; . . .
“When Mr. Banks is on a roll . . . it’s a pleasure to go along for the ride. . . . this is a rewarding novel, full of vigorous prose, grappling with the American experience.”
“This is deep music and clear, as the poet carries us to those places in the heart that ground and guide us.
“The writing in Changó’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes is sharp and original throughout most of the book, with skillful intercuttings of first- and third- person viewpoints.”
“This final episode in The Maeve Chronicles, for all its carefully recreated battle and bloodshed, lingers in the mind equally for its introspection and revelation.
The Princess and the Pig is an interesting twist to a familiar fairy tale.
“As the author contemplates works of literature and art depicting winter and the effects of central heating, he writes thoughtfully of the miracle, metaphor, poetry, and science of winter,
A Beautiful Dark is the debut novel of Jocelyn Davies. She’s an editor of young adult fiction and decided to take the plunge into the genre herself.
“Laini Taylor writes with a lush use of words. They’re lyrical and sweeping. The characterizations are layered and full-bodied.
“Kristen Painter’s new trilogy, House of Comarré, looks like another vampire romance. Don’t let the beautifully crafted cover fool you. This is not just a typical romance. . . .