All the author’s strengths are in evidence—his capturing the rhythms of small-town life in Clanton, Miss., his skill at making legal minutiae comprehensible, and his gift at getting readers to care about his characters.
Her vision is as affirming as it is cautionary, and the conclusion of this remarkable trilogy leaves us not with a sense of despair at mankind’s failings but with a sense of awe at humanity’s barely explored potential to evolve.
I so wish I could give Rock Chick Revolution even a marginal recommendation, but the truth is, unless you’re an avid fan of the series, you’re most likely going to be disappointed. I know I was.
Silva seems intent on reassuring readers he knows whereof he speaks by lacing the narrative with historical factoids and geographical minutia each time Allon sets foot in a new locale. Literate, top-notch action laced with geopolitical commentary.
...I did glare at it a lot. There was also a point where I said out loud something to the effect of, “If you’re going to kill them, just do it and get it over with already.”...Crucible lost me.
...this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.
A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about The Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue.
The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers’ imaginations.
The plot-driven books in the Theorodre Boone series focus on the story more than the characters. Like Nancy Drew, Theodore is somewhat two-dimensional, missing the real depth of a teenager.
Though the prose is fast-paced and sharp, the burdensome dialogue only serves plot and back story, and is interspersed with unfortunate attempts at folksy humor.
A setup like this would be hard to resolve in one book, and Yancey doesn’t try; there’s plenty of room left for a sequel or two. Smart man.
Witty banter, sarcasm, love triangles and flying ponies (compliments of Eleanor) will be found in this story. The writing style may not be out of this world but it's a brilliant holiday read.
Some parts made me laugh, others shocked me and few brought me close to tears. An intricately detailed romantic fantasy carved in an unconventional, original world with description, flawless humour and a faultless build-up of suspense, Siege and Storm is truly a story that leaves you breathless and wanting to read more.
If you like Mr. Patterson, this one is for you. Otherwise, keep your distance.
From page one, you'll forsake daily chores as you follow the players' progress through nearly insurmountable obstacles to the final confrontation.
A fine middle chapter to Brooks’ latest Shannara adventure.
The action flows swiftly, and the authors do a good job depicting the work conditions and the class warfare of the time.
Hobbs’s strong debut bypasses a potentially over-familiar premise.
...the book is dense and a touch too busy...
...Berenson gives readers top-notch, fast-paced excitement in a part of the world unfamiliar to many Americans.