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.
Ricks’ writing is powerful and evocative. Her detailed and revealing descriptions get to the core of her characters and the story,
The relationship of the two main characters develops a bit suddenly and just as quickly goes into absolute overdrive. The intensity that is the book’s strongest attribute is also its biggest weakness...
...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.
The pace of the story and strength of the plot was flawless. I found myself worrying deeply for Travis and unable to put this book down.
"Equal parts post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, Houghton’s mind-blowing epic tale of humankind’s struggle to survive in a critically overpopulated world stripped of all its resources is nothing short of a science fiction masterwork."
"The story’s end has a twist that’s sure to raise a final goosebump. With some editing and ample illustrations, it could prove to be an exciting read for young zombie lovers."
"Stunning. Awe-inspiring. Revolutionary. Superlatives can’t aptly describe the immersive experience of reading Aaron Safronoff’s lavishly illustrated fantasy fable for the first time... this mesmeric fusion of Ursula K. Le Guin and James Cameron will entertain readers young and old and leave them wanting more. It’s an instant fantasy classic."
"With a straightforward narrative style tailored for young readers, Gaur handles this ambitious mix of elements with consistent skill. Descriptions of modern-day Kashmir blend well with Tarun’s interactions with Ganesha and his voyage through the Veiled Lands. Ganesha’s Temple never gets bogged down by the weight of its own considerable goals."
"An aesthetically pleasing poetry collection penned by the late Gale Gesner and lovingly assembled by her long-time friend...The editor might consider separating the religious and inspirational verse from the more innovative nature poems, in order to target different audiences and create a more effective showcase for Gesner’s talents."
"Through prose that is gritty, raw, and vulnerable, readers are instantly transported into Ben’s world."
"Harnisch has indicated that he writes only when sleepless and symptomatic. As a result, his demons are often evident."
"This is not necessarily an easy read but one that has palpable philosophical weight. Those adventurous enough to follow it to the end, will be rewarded by transformative glimpses into the underlying principles that govern the chaotic world in which we live."
"There’s no denying his unique voice. Is he paying homage to Gurba for her portrayal of him in her chapbook? Probably. Is he also playing with his readers and their implied perception of his art and his illness? Definitely."
"Freak marks new territory for this gifted writer, as he leads his protagonist haltingly towards maturity...Still, missteps are bound to occur when exploring new territory, and it’s refreshing to see Harnisch expanding his—and his protagonist’s—horizons beyond the self."
"A fast-paced WWII historical novel that dramatically illustrates how war can transform ordinary citizens into heroes and villains alike. Ultimately, the novel explores human endurance in wartime, and well-crafted descriptions
"Few music books capture the cultural and historical context along with the sound of the music itself as well as this book. Price’s encyclopedic scope will have you seeking out the music of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and other Bakersfield stars. Put them on while you enjoy the book, and you’ll be transported to a time of pure American music."
"A skillfully written, inspiring story of spiritual growth that recalls the writings of Anne Lamott, with its openness about the raw vulnerabilities of motherhood and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love with its honest and searing search for a higher purpose in life."
"Komar uses workplace bullying as the catalyst for a fast-paced, surprising thriller. The choice to have head bully Arana Skudlarick narrate several chapters is one of the novel’s few missteps. Overall, Jobmobbers deftly combines a page-turning thriller with a provocative topic that should be discussed more openly."