“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...
A page-turner that’s enriched by the author’s obvious familiarity with the intricacies of combating 21st-century terrorism.
Michaels continues her streak of writing believable and heartwarming novels that just keep getting better.
A Russian assassin, Valya Mikhailov, matches skills and wits with Seichan, while Valya’s assassin twin brother, Anton, does likewise with Crowe. 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.
As always, Cornwell sets the reader deep inside 10th-century England, without a whiff of modernity or a nod to current sensibilities. The world, people, and events are rich and alive. Highly recommended.
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...What is certain, though, is that this will continue to be a series worth reading, and returning to, for some time to come.
The book is peppered in pages filled with pace. Staying true to Luceno’s style, the action is throughout, yet he is able to carefully weave his characters to life through his command of details.
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.
There are some fabulous pitched battles leading up to a conclusion that it’s easy to imagine in the cinema – the only major duff point is the love-at-first-sight romance to which Alex is subjected, which fails to ring true for a number of reasons, not least its opening act of torture.
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.
Unlike most Reacher books, which start at breathless velocity and then wind up having to work through huge, empty action scenes later, this one gets better as it goes along. Its complexity pays off with a better than usual MacGuffin and real teamwork against a global enemy.
"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...