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.
By no means her finest work, but Atwood remains an expert thinker about human foibles and how they might play out on a grand scale.
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.
Dark Lycan was non stop entertainment all the way through. You could not put this book down, as it went from one action packed moment to the next. The romance between Tatijana and Fen was great, and their chemistry was very hot sexually.
Again, a brilliant book from Kerrilyn Sparks! A Must read in the series that made me laugh and made me smile! One of the better ones in the series!!
Vital questions, all embedded in a provocatively incomplete but highly arcane stew of aether, auras, spirit-spools, angels and poltergeists and ectoplasm. Ms. Shannon certainly has an advanced vocabulary for such things.
The Companions: The Sundering is just a fabulously written story that draws you in and keeps you guessing on nearly every page. From start to finish, you will be shocked and delighted at the newest twists and turns...
...the banter between Kane and Josephina was almost juvenile. I don’t quite know how to describe it. It was just…..lacking. It did get better towards the end of the book, but I was so worn out by then, I was just ready for it to be over.
Vividly imagined fight scenes, clever use of obscure mythology...make this a rare treat, only hampered by the complexity of the pre-existing knowledge required to fully appreciate the developments and conflicts.
...I did glare at it a lot. There was also a point where I said out loud something to the effect of, “If you’re going to kill them, just do it and get it over with already.”...Crucible lost me.
Her take on zombies is invigorating—even for the purest of horror fans—it's no wonder readers keep coming back for more. . Hamilton also manages to embed contemporary issues in with the fast-pace action,; addressing sexism, homophobia, religious fundamentalism, and racism from fresh and unusual perspectives.
This was one more journey with Gaiman I would happily take again. All of his books leave me asking questions and The Ocean at the End of the Lane was no different.
The diary-like form imposes little by way of structure and it's easy to sit back and enjoy the ride in Fly's excellent company.
Beukes is particularly good at garnering sympathy for Harper’s female victims, creating deep characterizations in only a few pages, so that they come across as more than just fodder for a psychopath’s mission.
And although The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau, is certainly not one such novel that will go down in history, it is at least a very entertaining read, filled with suspense, intrigue, and all of the qualities expected in a dystopian thriller.
The 5th Wave is creepy good, steeped with a smidgen of classic sci-fi storytelling at its best and infused with fresh perspectives about what it really means to be human.
...he has written an ambitious, epic novel that deserves to reach a larger readership beyond genre audiences.
In addition, we find the wistful, nostalgic tone—a Bradbury trademark—and his preoccupation with children and the most child-like of technologies: namely spaceships, human-like robots...
More of a problem is the series of not-quite-convincing contrivances that she uses to force the various plotlines finally to merge.
Characters from the first book...are brought into the narrative, but there is precious little explanation concerning who they are. Just adding an additional paragraph...to explain their backstory would have elevated this book to DIK status for me.