"This is everything a good supernatural thriller should be: It’s fast, fun, and has undeniable thematic depth. Two (hairy and clawed) thumbs up."
"Equal parts science fiction, Christian eschatology, and apocalyptic thriller, this is a grand-scale work of speculative fiction that explores the myths and prophecies of all of the above...Fans of Biblical myth-powered novels like Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series will find this thought-provoking series absolutely riveting. In a word: rapturous."
"Hel’s Storm, the second in a fantasy quest duology inspired by both classic and modern epics, provides a gripping read filled with clever characters and exciting action...Readers will heartily welcome this series to the epic fantasy genre."
"This is an epic quest, powerful coming-of-age tale, and significant social commentary wrapped in a rip-roaring adventure featuring pirates, demons, and immortal black mages. Readers will want to buckle up and enjoy the ride! "
"Each of the seven Arabian Nights tales the author reproduces here is followed by a new story in which Johnson re-imagines the text for contemporary adult readers. It’s a clever idea, handsomely executed in impeccable prose...This is a delightful collection. So. seven down, just 994 bedtime stories to go."
"A unique and exciting paranormal romance, The Night Everything Fell Apart brings angels and demons to life, all while blurring the line between good and evil...Packed with thrilling action and heady romance, this is a fantastic read for fans of paranormal romance."
" Schmidt has tapped into the real world of high school relationships and narrated the novel in a language her readers will understand—even crave. In doing so, she has transformed what might have been a trite story into something utterly fresh and original."
"An extraordinarily entertaining fusion of speculative fiction, adventure fantasy, post-apocalyptic fiction, and regional folklore....A storytelling tour de force, Flatlander should appeal to fantasy fans and anyone with ties to Vermont. Maple syrup and a sturdy pair of boots not included."
"Her writing style is fluid and at times lyrical, her description of northern Germany meticulous and fully immersive, and her knowledge of folklore extensive. But it’s her characters that make this novel so readable. Interesting and emotionally compelling, they are certain to resonate with readers."
"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."
"Briskly paced and fluidly written, this book is captivating for its inventive plot and gripping scenarios involving a globally wide range of people in dire situations...this captivating and unsettling novel delivers attention-grabbing drama sure to delight disaster book junkies. Readers will eagerly await the sequel."
I was especially intrigued by the juxtaposition of the disintegrating human society that Danny and Wendy come from and the ghost of the ancient aliens that the book’s characters uncover
"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."
"This is a captivating, relentlessly paced novel with well-developed characters, a fascinating backstory, richly described world-building, and a multitude of visionary imagery . But perhaps the most powerful aspect is the story’s dark atmospherics and compelling underlying themes, not the least of which is the sheer unpredictability of existence."
"This winning science fiction romance revolves around a seafaring civilization with three women for every man. The story is powered by vivid and visionary world building. The erotic scenes fall well short; they’re rushed and lack real passion. Readers will find a satisfying story that is both entertaining and thought-provoking."
"Although it’s clear that the story is a work of fantasy, the book is steeped in the ancient myths, folklore and energy of that country. The length and density of the spiritual message may put off casual readers. This impressive debut is more appropriate for those with an interest in Eastern philosophies."
"The story is escapism in its purest form: The tale kicks off with a protagonist entrenched in modern technology and veers into a fantasy world where medieval rules apply. The plot is simplistic, and the ending far from surprising, but the author manages to embed some genuinely valuable life lessons in the short tale."
"This story is undeniably action-packed and fast-paced. However, while the character of Carver is somewhat intriguing, there is little to no character development anywhere else in the storyline. Readers who enjoy action above all may appreciate this novel, while those looking for more story development will likely find it lacking."