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 book is a heart-pounding, pulse-racing trip – one you cannot finish until both characters are safe and sound.
Marion manages to maintain levity through the dry humorous writing while creating characters who are remarkably unique, memorable, and likable
Tretick's work is a noteworthy example of unapologetically romantic American portraiture.
Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.
Even an occasional lapse into preaching about the philosophical problems with space exploration can’t mar this poignant story, which admirably stretches the limits of human imagination.
Angelmaker turns out to be a solid work of modern fantasy fiction, coupling credit-crunch anxiety with an understandable nostalgia for the mythical days of "good, wholesome, old-fashioned British crime".
Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family.
... fans of the series and newcomers alike will...find plenty of excitement to keep them happily engaged.
Knowingness was a big part of Sheckley's appeal. He saw through the clichés of sci-fi, as well as those of contemporary culture.
Sumptuous gouache illustrations complement the old-fashioned, dramatic narrative.
11/22/63 is King’s best novel in years, minimizing his flaws and embracing the haunting, melancholic tone that has come to define his work.
The story was deliciously romantic and the writing style matched the brooding, haunting tale very well. Definitely well worth reading!
Readers are in for a delightful romp with this award-winning debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl.
The story, with its riffs on fairy tales and quest narratives, offers just the right balance of familiarity and originality, with plenty of humorous asides.
With disarming heroes bounding from one exploit to the next, this book brings to mind the racy picaresque novels of Daniel Defoe and Henry Fielding.
...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence.
To read any of his books is to be transported into a different and very adult world. Recommended.
...sweet, self-deprecating Wade, whose universe is an odd mix of the real past and the virtual present, is the perfect lovable/unlikely hero.
...it’s almost 100 pages before our hero and heroine meet. Once they do, things really take off, but getting there took me longer than I was expecting.