Briggs continues to surprise and intrigue readers with Mercy’s inventiveness and intuition under duress.
Those elements aside, the novel is weighty without being ponderous, and delivers a satisfactory story despite being part of an episodic secondary world fantasy series.
There’s a general sensation of closure and imminent climax as Harrison maneuvers toward the end, and patient readers are promised a substantial payoff.
Out of all of the Lysay Sands Vampire books I have read, this was one of the darkest and least humorous for me. It was also one of the most confusing since it uses many characters from past books, so if you are not current (and I am not) then you may be doing a lot of head scratching.
...Weir uses Watney’s proactive nature and determination to survive to keep the story escalating to a riveting conclusion.
...this is why I continue on even with the errors in editing, the often confusing storylines and over long story arcs-because I’m so invested in these characters and at some point I have to trust that all this reading will not have been in vain.
Leavened with strong emotion and dark humor, and featuring superior writing as well as a thoughtfully structured plot, Cat and Bones's final adventure is appropriately splendid and satisfying.
A postmodern view of a dystopian, bombed-out New York City...Telegraphic in style, this book is tough, sordid and definitely not for every taste.
Joyce, showing the same talent for adroit plot development seen in the bestselling The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, brings both narrative strands together in a shocking, redemptive...denouement.
Readers have waited a long time for Dimitri and Skyler’s story and while the plot is strong, this is not Feehan’s best work. Lines regarding importance of good friends, teamwork and heritage, descriptions of Dimitri’s wounds and how Skyler is the only one capable of rescuing him are repeated so often they make up at least a third of the book.
Lee's descriptions of their images—which start as truth and then careen into a fantastic blend of imagination and interpretation—are beautiful metaphors for the way stories take on lives of their own.
...politically savvy but militarily uneventful novel that bridges the gap between the last novel and the expected sequel.
Ione deftly moves through the complicated, imaginative plot with clarity and flair. Sexy, creative, darkly fanciful and chock full of action, devilry and intense emotion.
At its core, Innocence is nothing more than a stifling, sluggish retread of Beauty and the Beast...This isn’t the Dean R. Koontz behind heartfelt page-turners like Watchers, Lightning, or Strangers. This is latter-day Dean Koontz, a master of treading narrative water.
Ms. Roberts’s character’s Irish dialect is subtle in this book but no less charming. Readers who know the Boonsboro Trilogy set in her own town will be thrilled to read another story in a series set in her favorite place: Ireland.
The dialogue in this book becomes a little stilted now and then, but it's also quite clear overall that since she's put her Jesus novels behind her and taken up this new pagan series, Anne Rice herself seems to have undergone quite a transformation.
The Circle could have been a powerful glimpse at a world gone out of control, made on connected tech. Instead it’s a pedantic and obvious narrative of a Facebook-mandatory future. A view of the future so obvious and creepy that you can’t imagine smart people will let it happen.
“The Rosie Project,” Simsion’s debut and a best seller in his native Australia, reminds us that people who are neurologically atypical have many of the same concerns as the rest of us: companionship, ethics, alcohol.
By the time you finish Styxx, I can guarantee at least one bout of cathartic crying, more likely several. One scene in particular will rip out your guts. It makes the happy ending all that much more potent.
I fully expected this to be more of the same from this series and while it has similar elements, it has enough complexity to revive my interest in the series.