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.
The Orchardist is a beautifully written and haunting novel, a mood not usually captured by first time authors.
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.
The result is a beautiful, accomplished novel: as ambitious as it is generous, as moving as it is smart.
an action-packed thrill ride... an emotionally satisfying beach book
. . .well-paced, suspenseful stand-alone. . .
...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.
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.
This Is How You Lose Her, which occupies the space between a story collection and a novel, is a subtle mosaic of love and commitment, punctuated by Díaz’s kinetic Spanglish prose that laces each casual utterance with the bravado of the barrio.
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.
Ohlin’s voice is strong and lends her writing a kind of omnipotence. The effect is oddly comforting, and doesn’t detract from character or plot development in the least.
“The World Without You” shows how loss forces people to reconceive of themselves, a painful but necessary transformation.
...Hagy is fast becoming a recognizable author of the American West.
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.