A wildly ambitious, darkly intellectual and inventive thriller about the intersection of language, technology and meaning.
Overall, it was a typical Ward book. I really didn’t like parts of it but the page time for Wrath and Beth made up for it. I am not sure where I stand with the series though.
Despite the many characters and subplots, this is easily read as a standalone, though taking in the entire series will only add to the pleasure.
While chaotic at times, this delightfully zany novel is anything but disappointing, and Laurenston’s fans will gobble it up like Livy with a jar of cinnamon honey.
As always, Pratchett's unforgettable characters and lively story mirror the best, the worst, and the oddest bits of our own world, entertaining readers while skewering social and political foibles in a melting pot of humanity, dwarfs, trolls, goblins, vampires, and a werewolf or two.
I love the romance between Mercy and Adam and I think there is a lot of it for romance readers in Night Broken.
Dense with fully realized characters, startling images, original observations and revelatory truths, this masterpiece engages the reader’s heart and mind as it captures both the complexities of racial and gender identity in the 20th century and the more intimate complexities of love in all its guises.
This grim and thrilling tale, first in a planned trilogy, features understated prose that lets readers' imaginations fill in the blanks, as well as a well-developed sense of Witch culture.
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.
Writing about sleeplessness and dreams is ambitious. Cramming so many viewpoint characters into a relatively short novel is also ambitious..."Black Moon" doesn't quite cohere, but there is promise in some of the prose and promise in the novel's off-kilter frenetic energy.
There’s a general sensation of closure and imminent climax as Harrison maneuvers toward the end, and patient readers are promised a substantial payoff.
Fans know the formula: plenty of rousing battle scenes—Weber’s specialty—and characters that gradually, over many pages, come into focus...If you’re not already addicted to this series, don’t start here.
The road to what has led Leonius to become a monster is uncovered but that wasn’t enough for me. Instead of getting closer I finished the book frustrated...I didn’t find any of the fun banter or crazy antics that made me fall in love with the series and the chemistry that holds it all together was missing.
The Martian is true in that sense to the genre, in its manufacture and resolution of suspense carried on to the final pages.
No one spins a story quite like Lora Leigh. She did a stellar job on this book. It is one of my favorites in the series, second only to Lion's Heat. I'd call it a must read book for fans of the series. And I am recommending it to everyone as a fantastic read.
Annihilation is a book meant for gulping — for going in head-first and not coming up for air until you hit the back cover.
Mr. Theroux’s novel is a techno-thriller with echoes of both “Frankenstein” and a Sherlock Holmes whodunit. It’s the kind of book in which people fall and bonk their heads on doorknobs at inopportune moments.
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.