Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis will undoubtedly win Rice new fans and welcome back old ones.
There is a sweetness at the core of these stories; they offer us a sense of awakening and gentle adventure, and provide a more straightforward coming of age than we are usually offered in the real world.
...If Dust Bath Revival doesn't quite work as a suspense novel, it is interesting as a book-length, sideways case for getting rid of stigma.
"Equal parts science fiction, Christian eschatology, and apocalyptic thriller, this is a grand-scale work of speculative fiction that explores the myths and prophecies of all of the above...Fans of Biblical myth-powered novels like Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series will find this thought-provoking series absolutely riveting. In a word: rapturous."
Though I’ve had troubles getting through Luceno’s prose in previous works, I was rarely bogged down here, and felt compelled to keep turning the pages. The action and tension pushed the story and characters, and I found myself invested in the Erso family early on.
Leopard's Fury is a hot, sexy shifter romance that grabbed hold of my attention and didn't let go. The plot was enlivened by unexpected surprises, riveting suspense and raw sensuality that have become Christine Feehan trademarks.
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.
"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."
A confident mix of sly satire and diffident humour with intricate jigsaw plotting and political acumen.
Another solid—and emotionally satisfying—installment in one of the best urban fantasy series ever written, Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh is a do-not-miss book for fans of the Guild Hunter series.
She couldn’t save her friend, but Hoffman endows her with the inner weather to save herself. A novel full of people—flawed, scarred, scared—discovering how to punish themselves less and connect with others more.
...despite the robots, the story he is telling here is a deeply human one about endings and beginnings, about growing up and the loss of innocence that is a necessary corollary to that. And I know it might not sound like it, but it is beautiful.
Grisham fans looking for courtroom drama might be disappointed by “The Whistler,” since McDover’s questionable cases are glossed over. The book feels more like the first half of an episode of “Law & Order,”...As ever, Grisham sprinkles “The Whistler” with sharp observations about lawyers.
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...
Smart, tender and insightful, I enjoyed this tremendously, and hope to see Moreno-Garcia write more stories in this world.
You know the expression “This is not your grandma’s epic novel”? Well, this is your grandma’s epic novel, anodyne but sweeping in its sweet way, full of home truths and consolation.
Some characters are frustrating with their inability to see the big picture, but in the end, this is significant to real-life growth and change.
"This is an epic quest, powerful coming-of-age tale, and significant social commentary wrapped in a rip-roaring adventure featuring pirates, demons, and immortal black mages. Readers will want to buckle up and enjoy the ride! "
It re-introduces all the major elements of the show, sets up the next season, and fills in a lot of blanks for anyone who’s ever been interested in the evil that lurks in those woods.