The story seems to be building toward a standard conclusion, but Ervin veers, taking May Rose in a different, more empowering direction, which I appreciated.
This is a novel to be read for its erotic energy and electric sensuality, but it is unfortunately frequently hampered by over-the-top melodrama.
Coyote Winds is a vivid and beautiful portrait of a modern-day teen who finds inspiration in the story of his grandfather’s struggles during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening is a testosterone-fueled adventure that comes armed to the teeth with guns, fists and plenty of bloodshed.
Author Eliza Green has crafted a complex science fiction novel that addresses multiple themes, from the ethics of genetic alterations, to government manipulations, overconsumption of resources and the importance of protecting our humanity while the world is disintegrating.
By balancing the often-confusing themes of growing up with witty, sarcastic humor, Mulligan creates a memorable, insightful work of young adult fiction that will resonate strongly with the teen audience.
THE RECRUITER is a tight, well-written and suspense-filled joy-ride.
...one of the best and most haunting dystopian-future novels I have read in years. It is thought-provoking, emotionally powerful, disturbing and uplifting.
...a fast-paced love story about two people who have a difficult time either letting go of the past or forging ahead alone in life.
Herron writes of a traumatic time with a sure hand. Most of his characters speak from the pages with strong, defined voices.
A lush, engaging and well-researched novel about a son discovering his mother's history as she grows up during the first half of the 20th century. Well-detailed and deeply thematic, this duel-narrative will pull readers convincingly back in time.
Could you sacrifice everything for your brother, even after his actions have cost you everything? Conor will have to make that choice in this refreshingly deep action thriller.
Author Nathan Wilson uses a captivating story and original characters to keep the reader turning pages, always wanting to know what comes next.
Covert Dreams is a brain twisting story that involves multiple storylines that tease you to try and solve the mystery before the main characters do
Bianca Butterman is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her family's time travel business open, but the devotion may cost her, because you never can be sure what will happen when you start messing with timelines. A fun, time-tripping read!
...best enjoyed in its proper place in the series, by a reader who is looking for an intense and dramatic sort of romance, rather than a light and fun piece of mind-candy.
For anyone looking to snuggle up with a good mystery that will keep you guessing and give you a strong shot of adrenaline at the end, I strongly suggest Swan Song.
The plot is a bit thin - the story spends a lot of time going back and forth between past and present, detailing the entire story of their relationship, and the actual conflict between them ends up feeling rather anticlimactic in the end.
This book is rated slightly higher than the sequel, mainly because there is more of substance going on both emotionally and in terms of plot in this book.
The plot is a bit thin and could use some more substantial tension between the main characters - as it is, most of the tension comes from simple failure to communicate.