McGuire applies a hard-boiled mentality and a keen appreciation for mythology to a blend of politics, magic, and romance to make this the most entertaining series installment to date.
... immensely affecting first novel.
Bohjalian is a literary novelist... his books are also filled with artfully drawn characters and great, passionate storytelling. "The Sandcastle Girls" is all that, but different, more powerful.
...Neuman combines love and intrigue with serious intellectual engagement.
Lots of twists and turns and once I began this book could not put it down. A really exciting read.
A novel that sets itself apart from most noir fiction with its lighter and looser feel.
...the mystification and detection are authentic and the solution surprisingly clever.
... its similarities to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre are striking, including extensive descriptions of the landscape and nature, an old English estate, and common themes, characters, and plot devices.
Exotic locale. Credible heroics. Vicarious thrills. Fans will want more, and soon.
Marion manages to maintain levity through the dry humorous writing while creating characters who are remarkably unique, memorable, and likable
Lindsay...provides another guilty pleasure. Really, really guilty.
Not as ambitious as Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), but sharply observed and morally challenging.
Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.
This is a marvelous book to take on vacation.
...in nearly every story in Signs and Wonders things aren’t what they should be between two people, but no two of those relationships are going wrong in quite the same way.
“The World Without You” shows how loss forces people to reconceive of themselves, a painful but necessary transformation.
"Boleto" is a quiet novel, but one that reverberates like a stone thrown into a deep, still mountain lake.
It’s a damn good time. Kick off your shoes, grab some chocolate of your own...settle into a comfortable chair, and read Lucky in Love.
Mr. Koenig employs classic elements of pulp but brings them together in an unusually discursive and leisurely style.