A marvelously chilling and beautifully written series, set in a post-apocalyptic world that lives and breathes. Howey does a magnificent job of bringing the Silo to life...
Townsend has crafted a compelling and intricate story that masterfully explores culture, love and relationships with haunting beauty and keen perception.
Pfeffer’s characters are nuanced and delightful. The story is nicely paced with a balance of tension and resolution that kept me turning pages. But what really makes this book lovely is harder to describe.
"Real" does not read like a debut author wrote it at all. It’s very well edited, and professionally presented. Real was a wonderfully angsty, well written “mature new-adult” book.
...a story that can break your heart and uplift it all at once. The main characters are beautifully-crafted - fully-realized, living, imperfect but beautiful human beings.
Ricks’ writing is powerful and evocative. Her detailed and revealing descriptions get to the core of her characters and the story,
A sweet and deftly-handled modern fairy tale on a more adult level (Disney movies don't have sex scenes), with a sense of humor and an awareness that being a duchess (or a prince) isn't all about fancy clothing, lots of servants, and balls.
A touching, if sometimes a little schmaltzy story, full of grief and loss, and occasionally some fairly well-placed glimmers of hope.
The story reads like a thriller, told from the alternating perspectives of Julie and Kathy. The main characters are likeable and the emotions run deep on both sides.
A thought-provoking, singularly strange and absorbing novel.
A fine example of the romance novel genre, and a cheerful and entertaining read.
…paints a frank picture, simultaneously heartrending and exhilarating, of wartime suffering, logistical nightmares, determination, and courage.
The Australian-born author of this impressive first novel is also an accomplished cellist … Tulk’s chapters unfold with a kind of rhythmic inevitability.
Well-written and thought-provoking, with fully-developed, real, human characters with whom the reader can identify and sympathize.
An engaging sequel that will leave readers hoping Luc returns yet again.
A perceptive but narrow analysis of the human side of the Afghan conflict.
A well-plotted vampire novel with an unusually self-aware protagonist.
"The Dutch Institute is an unusual and engaging novel. Despite its imperfections, it should appeal to fans of the thriller genre, and also to readers interested in the controversial aspects of healthcare policy."
The plot is a bit thin and could use some more substantial tension between the main characters - as it is, most of the tension comes from simple failure to communicate.
The Mine is a mostly original time travel story, which is sort of a feat in of itself, but it's also got great characters and a compelling story.