The ending is inconclusive in the worst way; in other words, culpability is established—but not addressed. Long on atmosphere, short on answers.
Though the writing has some beginner notes, it is engaging, heartbreaking, and thrilling, with an expert pace that never touches the brakes.
The biggest problem with I Am Providence is its insularity. As deep as the book gets, it's equally narrow, and no matter how accessible Mamatas makes his mystery, it's still mired in the in-fighting and minutia...
But however static Dame Darcy's world, within that world she can be relied on to provide engaging, unsettling delectations.
I really liked Dark Carousel and it instantly became one of my favorite Dark Series books. It has action, mystery, romance, and sexy Carpathians. If you’re a fan of Christine Feehan and her Dark Series, this is a must read book.
No more likely than late Faulkner novels to win new fans for the author, but bestselling author Connolly’s fans, who already know what they like, won’t care a bit.
She waits to revisit something she has seen before at times of great emotional change, and the meaning of that vision, while ambiguous, is also full of life, violence, and wild beauty. Moments of strange fantasy make this meditation on loss both unexpected and meaningful.
While the novel initially seems to follow a somewhat familiar plot along the lines of Single White Female, be prepared for the unexpected. Camilla Way is a deceitful storyteller in the best possible and thrilling manner.
Throw in enough twists and turns for a couple of novels, and you have BULLSEYE, which, with its excruciating suspense and explosive action, is worth every minute of your time and attention.
...his art very much have the same impact now as they did in the height of the days of “sexy fumetti,” and with the release of this book, his eye-popping pictures will not be forgotten anytime soon.
Perhaps the most vividly plotted of Rimington’s recent spy thrillers, though still less persuasive when it ventures into foreign waters than when it exposes interpersonal rivalries among staffers who are supposed to be on the same side.
Power adeptly mashes together Horatio Hornblower–style adventure with the art of training dragons and a hint of backstabbing treachery for a thoroughly enjoyable tale.
A fitting capstone to an epic adventure replete with monsters, huge explosions, clever twists, and just deserts.
While the suspension of disbelief is required to become fully engaged in this narrative about a love that reaches across the great divide, the reward is the guilty pleasure of gradually unraveling the puzzle that defines a raven-haired beauty who struggles with the feeling that she is somehow “different.”
Various kinky menages—not just à trois, but à quatre and perhaps potentially à cinq or more—are described in turgid prose. Pedestrian in concept and execution, this fantasy quest has less steel than boiled spaghetti.
Fun though The Hatching is in a trashy, gory way, the storytelling is lamentably diffuse and unfocused; the inconclusive denouement merely sets up a sequel.
...Thomas Fool will return, with more respect from readers than from his spiritual jailers. It’s less a whodunit than a ripsnorter, with an emphasis on the ripping. Or maybe the snorting.
A sour, effervescent, wholly delicious revenge fantasy so cynical about big money, big politics, and big crime that each new development carries a charge of amused resignation. The perfect chaser for an evening spent watching a presidential debate.
Readers looking for a dangerous and engrossing new world to fall into will find it with this fast-paced, frightening read.
The second in this new series by the prolific Gregorio deftly walks a fine line, simmering with cheeky humor but maintaining the tension of the plot.