“Adams’ and Neal’s homage to Browning’s poem is a book to love.”
“far-reaching, ambitious, and urgently queer. . . . it contains magnificent work worth diving into, even at the risk of drowning or being devoured.”
“One part coming of age tale, one part contemporary magic school, and a sizable part dark reality, Vita Nostra is a beautiful, aching, nearly debilitating fantasy that bruises, and
“The power of this well-written novel grows as the story moves forward both historically and fictionally.
At first read, Diane A. S. Stuckart’s new book Fool’s Moon is a questionable read, with most of the story written from a cat’s point of view.
“A thoroughly enjoyable book with an easy going, easy to follow plot, and characters who feel like dear friends . . .”
“Elizabeth is an unusual new type of woman who is self-reliant. Gideon is a new type of man who is learning to appreciate the unfairness of the plight of women.”
“The Warriors is immaculately plotted, as you’d expect of such a credentialed author.”
“cleverly suffused with New York sensibilities, politics, pop culture, and celebrity as it seamlessly segues between fact and fiction.”
“sure to whet the appetites of whodunit lovers. Set with colorful and charming characters, the plot offers a bit of humor . . .”
“Liars’ Paradox once again displays the fierce and powerful route this author’s already lived, and her determination to bare the horrors of today’
Lucy Cousins, the prolific English author/artist once published a 128-page book, Yummy, Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, which was judged delightfully “savage,” as well as many picture books ab
“Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug is simple, lovely, effective, and well suited to the youngest of readers.”
Billed as “The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy,” The Disasters features Nax, an Ellis Station Academy washout.
“Washington Black is a rich, absorbing tale.”
“A hard, mesmerizing book, The Monster Baru Cormorant will have deep appeal with fans of both dark and low fantasy (“hard” fantasy), as well as those looking for the world-as-chara
“Keeper is a relentless, heart-stopping masterpiece, filled with nightmarish situations that will keep you awake long into the dark nights of winter.”
“Sorry, folks. Pandemic hits the bookshelves DOA, a poor excuse for a medical thriller that’s a waste of your time and money.”
“Art and Arcana offers glorious illustrations, fascinating backstories, and the occasional painful misstep of a franchise entering its 40th year.”
“A masterful combination of words and pictures, Harold Loves His Woolly Hat is about love and the different forms it can take, if only you open your eyes to it and are willing to s
“The Second Goodbye remains a very good procedural that reads quickly and will hold the reader’s interest.”
“Uneven as it is, Family Trust need not be compared to Crazy Rich Asians in order to find an audience.
“This one is for those who like a cozy mystery with some intriguing characters and a plot straight from a silent movie.
“To spend hours in this writer’s company as he records the days and years is to have an instructive and unfailingly urbane companion.”
“Anyone who likes a good ghost story is going to enjoy The Sorrows.