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.
An absorbing and enlightening story about a young adult struggling to lead a normal life as he teeters on edge of poverty and homelessness.
"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 delightful book for those who enjoy having their perspectives stretched, who take delight in the weird and idiosyncratic, and who love watching a master author do breathtaking juggling acts with the English language.
A fine example of the romance novel genre, and a cheerful and entertaining read.
Together, Rickett’s commentary and his son’s light touch chronicle the intricacies of man’s wartime condition, at which official records and most battle accounts only hint.
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.
Marie maintains that everything America needs for victory is already present … as a readable, thoughtful presentation of that argument, Marie’s book deserves a wide readership.
A well-plotted vampire novel with an unusually self-aware protagonist.
A polemical novel about the creeping influence of government in people’s lives.
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.