" There are plenty of unique, steamy love scenes, and Eglington never allows the characters’ numerous bedroom encounters to become boring. Creative lovemaking along with the foreshadowing of intense relationship drama between some of the couple’s closest friends serves to keep the story moving."
"Salt Lake City author Jeri Parker knows well the vast beauty of the American West, not least the North Fork of the Snake River. Her description of the ruinous Teton Dam Flood of 1976 is spare and harrowing, and she perfectly captures the morning-after shock of the fatal fire."
"Amani’s River offers relentless accounts of murder, torture and sadism that make these pages indelible and, at the same time, hard to stomach. Despite any drawbacks it may have in style or characterization, this novel offers a vivid portrait of what happens to children thrust into combat. Amani’s River is an instructive, if brutalizing, read."
"While it presents an interesting concept for a novel about Jesuits, its fictitious narrative is neither as informative nor as engaging as readers might hope. To achieve Yeppes’ goal of creating a tribute to the original Jesuit missionaries, the novel requires a revise with an eye to improving its descriptive writing and historical context."
As the self-proclaimed “clumsiest 12-year-old-girl on the planet”, Harriet is sure of two things – she is not a dancer, and she will not, definitely not, ever be caught dead in a tutu.
"Person’s target audience is young readers. His text is simple and approachable; the drawings are colorful and creative; and the subject matter comes to life under his attentive hand...Person is careful to offer context and many opportunities for engagement."
Many readers will likely be scared off by the gruesome nature of the crimes … [but there’s] find plenty of dark magic in these pages, which may be enough to satisfy some.