"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."
"An enlightening, sometimes even buoying, read that sheds light on a topic many of us deny or ignore. As the author reminds us when health problems arise and her daughter insists she move closer, even in death—especially in death—it is vital to respect our differences."
“(This) is an accomplished Dickensian morality tale for young adults, set in London in 1834…Dark Against the Sky is an authentic, evocative, and classic portrayal of the human capacity to endure.”
"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."
"Echoing the comedic tone of the 1989 comedy Gross Anatomy, the novel’s affection for this uniquely strange experience makes it the best fictional portrayal of med school since ER. Readers will savor the experience."
"Kieran’s esoteric subject suggests a narrow market for the multi-published, English-educated author. For those interested in the topic, however, this is a thorough, detailed history of a rare award."
"While often cheerful, many poems are somewhat bland and devoid of specific and engaging details. Overall, they lack the attention to musicality or variation in form that would intrigue fans of more sophisticated fare. Nonetheless, their appealing sense of place and time will engage some readers."
"Gilliam is an engaging writer who knows how to move his story along. Young entrepreneurs and business owners, especially of the Christian faith, will enjoy the ride and learn from Gilliam’s rise to greatness."
"The author has created an entire world of faeries that should delight young adult readers intrigued by the possibility of magical creatures living among us. The world is richly imagined, including a thorough depiction of rules, customs, and mythology. Although occasional awkward sentence structure and copyediting problems interrupt the flow."
"Old-time spy buffs will appreciate the tradecraft and attention to detail, while adventure enthusiasts will enjoy the unique perspective and setting for a WWII story."
"Paguio set out to chronicle a forgotten moment of history. The resulting work seems to have been a personal catharsis for its author. As such, it may not appeal to a wide audience. "
"This highly detailed, serious scientific work proffers an ambitious proposal aimed at solving the strain on the world’s resources due to rapidly increasing population... The book’s audience likely will be scientists interested in a unique solution to the world’s pressing problems."
"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."
"The appeal of the novel is that many of the characters are not who they appear to be. The book is peopled by informants, crooked cops and undercover cops, and by the end, part of the thrill is parsing out who is who. In clipped, noir-ish prose, Rill adds unexpected twists that deliver beyond the familiar cops-and-crooks scenario."
"This volume is full of big stories, but despite the richness of material, it feels like a missed opportunity. The author’s callous tone and lack of detail will likely prevent the narrative from resonating with most readers."
"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."
"Overall, this is a fun look into what the feline mind may hold and makes for an easy, smile-invoking read. It could serve as a welcome gift for a cat lover friend or a favorite vet’s office."
"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."