“The Wanderers” isn’t a book that one could easily pigeonhole. It is smart and heartfelt and funny and sad, marked with a sophisticated simplicity. The truth is that no matter the genre in which you might place it, there’s only one label that fits it just right. And it’s the only label that matters. Exceptional.
Like the roiling waves that attract Dana, the narrator of Kathleen Doler’s suspense novel, the story washes over readers and leaves them caught in the currents, excited and breathless.
Mercy is great and I love reading about her adventures. There is always something going on with her and her pack of wolves.
The complex ex-soldier hero and ex-teacher turned kick-butt bounty hunter heroine have combustible chemistry — and travel an explosive and bittersweet road to their HEA.
Unfortunately, the latter parts of The Bear and the Nightingale shear away much of what I loved about its beginning and middle...These problems aside, The Bear and the Nightingale is a pleasure to spend time with. A rich and elegant debut...
If, after reading RING OF FIRE, you experience some additional anxiety when stuck in traffic, you can forgive yourself. But you won’t forgive yourself if you miss this latest Pike Logan thriller.
Michaels continues her streak of writing believable and heartwarming novels that just keep getting better.
Rollins’s characters are as large as his landscape in this vast and vastly entertaining thriller saga.
For Tom Clancy fans, and now for those of us that have become Mark Greaney fans of Tom Clancy’s characters, this will make an excellent holiday page turner, providing just the right mix of plot, character, and pacing to keep you turning the pages by the Christmas tree lights.
Cornwell’s technique in previous tales has been to place his fictional hero in the thick of an historical battle, somehow affecting the outcome. This time he’s not shackled by history, so the final battle is one for the ages, bursting with gory detail and flush with savage death as the wolves of the shield wall smite his enemies.
Two of these cases are connected, however tenuously, while the third is a good old-fashioned mystery with a couple of twists, turns and misdirections. Patterson also includes an earth-shaking ending that sets up a story line that is sure to play out over the next few books in the series...
Regardless the depth of your Star Wars knowledge, this book goes into detail everyone will appreciate. Key characters for the new film are introduced, and their stories are told incredibly well.
Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it’s another of Cussler’s cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed.
David Baldacci’s typical action thriller often features a character in dire emotional straits. This gives the novel dramatic depth and intensity, making it an unforgettable read. It has a strong element of science fiction, is action-packed and thought-provoking.
The Chemist, meanwhile, is a lengthy wander well out of that comfort zone, and it’s hard to knock a good college try. Though there’s no doubt Meyer has earned her place in popular fiction, the cloak and dagger just don’t fit.
Her world is intricate and immersive, and her characters feel like home. It's okay that the pace isn't exactly pulse-pounding, although Mountain does have its gripping moments of action, suspense, and shattering revelation.
The premise of the pre-9/11 plot is both compelling and disconcerting, and Child applies his trademark eye for detail to make the whole endeavor surprisingly and thrillingly credible.
"Hel’s Storm, the second in a fantasy quest duology inspired by both classic and modern epics, provides a gripping read filled with clever characters and exciting action...Readers will heartily welcome this series to the epic fantasy genre."
Weeks deftly moves the pieces around his chessboard, snapping them with assured feeling onto their new squares in preparation for a climactic confrontation. Readers will need to pay careful attention to catch all the political and social machinations.
...The Terranauts runs the risk of being formulaic. It also lapses into Boyle's trademark, sometimes maddening style, teeming with tangential inner monologues and hyperaware descriptiveness. They turn the novel's early, exposition-heavy chapters into an uphill climb...