The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers’ imaginations.
A setup like this would be hard to resolve in one book, and Yancey doesn’t try; there’s plenty of room left for a sequel or two. Smart man.
This is a natural beach read, but will easily win Howland year-round fans, too.
Readers that fell in love with Shadow and Bone will be highly satisfied with the continuation of the story and the cliffhanger ending will have you hungry for book three, Ruin and Rising.
...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
“My Brother’s Book” has echoes of Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale,”...and it contains some of Sendak’s richest and most incantatory language.
"Reached" practically groans with its wide-ranging ambition . . . readers will mourn what's lost.
Where Blood Red Road (2011) was fast-paced and chaotic, this meandering book just bogs down.
This is a gritty book as well as a satisfying romance that talks about important issues. That Webber manages to meld all of this into an enjoyable and readable whole without preaching is quite a feat.
Meticulously researched from beginning to end, this literary tour de force is certain to become a modern day classic.
Claire’s story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters.
But while the story is well-executed, with characters readers will grow to care about, its reliance on well-worn themes of governmental corruption and class warfare may make it difficult to stand out in a crowded genre.
I can’t say that I was terribly impressed with the book, it felt like filler for the proposed series.
Smart readers will find a heroine in girly, intellectual Gigi—all the while winking at her nerdy jokes.
Quite dull . . . difficult to understand.
All in all Scary School was a hit in my house!
Blackwatch is brilliantly fast paced and tightly plotted.
This book was everything I hoped it would be and so much more.
It truly did a successful job of examining small town family life and some of the issues that arise at the passing of a loved one.
With its uncannily beautiful robed magicians, vast wild landscapes and fabled creatures, Ravka evokes the Russia of fairy tales.