"What Are You Willing to Give Up for Happiness? serves as a great little guidebook for corporate employees and other readers, who will undoubtedly welcome her ideas on how to handle relationships at work and at home."
" Schmidt has tapped into the real world of high school relationships and narrated the novel in a language her readers will understand—even crave. In doing so, she has transformed what might have been a trite story into something utterly fresh and original."
"Poignant, quirky, cleverly humorous and infinitely relatable, Now That We’re Adults could easily be a big-screen ”dramedy” appreciated by the generation it portrays and still thoroughly enjoyed by others."
"Scarred’s pace is nearly cinematic, every action scene ripping with desperate man-to-man violence...Historical fiction and Civil War buffs will wish Scarred were closer to the epic length of Gone with the Wind, simply because the subject never grows tiresome."
"Larkin’s linear writing style, interesting premise, and satisfying conclusion will appeal to detail-oriented readers intrigued by a worst-case scenario threatening the nation. With buckled roads, collapsed buildings, injured people, and no way to reach others, this is an eye-opening cautionary tale."
"Her writing style is fluid and at times lyrical, her description of northern Germany meticulous and fully immersive, and her knowledge of folklore extensive. But it’s her characters that make this novel so readable. Interesting and emotionally compelling, they are certain to resonate with readers."
"Equal parts post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, Houghton’s mind-blowing epic tale of humankind’s struggle to survive in a critically overpopulated world stripped of all its resources is nothing short of a science fiction masterwork."
"Schrader, a career diplomat with a PhD in history, delivers a meticulous historical drama full of telling details and dialogue that’s contemporary-feeling without compromising its historical authenticity... readers are sure to find the author’s enthusiasm for Crusade-era history infectious."
"Some readers, especially those who are new to the fitness world, will gain from her practical advice, such as the so-called movement lessons. And even though experienced fitness devotees will find much that is already familiar, they will benefit from IIov’s personal experiences and the anecdotes she shares of how clients excelled or failed."
"The story’s end has a twist that’s sure to raise a final goosebump. With some editing and ample illustrations, it could prove to be an exciting read for young zombie lovers."
"(del Castillo's) cohesive, intelligent writing style effortlessly weaves personal anecdotes with exhaustively sourced academic conclusions, making this essential reading for anyone who desires a comprehensive backdrop to modern Afghanistan."
"Some of Fischman’s essays offer fascinating constructs. Others seem to be missing the legs of an argument... It should prove a largely worthwhile read for wilderness and nature enthusiasts."
"The use of repetition and the tone of gratitude create a graceful stream for readers, and overall, the work renders a coherent personality through the consistency of its concerns. Those who enjoy rhetorical poetry may find some rewards here."
I was especially intrigued by the juxtaposition of the disintegrating human society that Danny and Wendy come from and the ghost of the ancient aliens that the book’s characters uncover
" There are plenty of unique, steamy love scenes, and Eglington never allows the characters’ numerous bedroom encounters to become boring. Creative lovemaking along with the foreshadowing of intense relationship drama between some of the couple’s closest friends serves to keep the story moving."
"Frick’s story offers many twists and turns, and his presentation of the complex relationship between the US, Israel and Iran is intriguing, but it comes too late in the book to give a firm context for the plot. Ultimately, readers will find the makings of a heart-pounding thriller here, but the story requires revision to reach its full potential."
“In this dark, sometimes raw novel set in Laramie, Wyoming, a young woman physically and sexually abused by her husband is being held captive by him in their home…This is not a book for the faint of heart, but it carries a powerful message for those interested in the roots and tragedy of victimization.”
"Nedelea’s descriptive skill is impressive (one character, for example, is “a short unremarkable blonde with a face like a seal’s.”) Her locales paint a perfect sense of place, with pinpoint specificity of sights, sounds and even smells. And her literary tour of medieval torture devices? Explicit—-and chilling."
"McCoy’s new middle-grade novel explores a young girl’s relationship with her brother who has autism...It’s difficult to write a children’s book that teaches a lesson while remaining engaging and avoiding didacticism. Through first-person narration (from Katie’s point-of-view), McCoy rises to the challenge."
"Intimate knowledge of Prader-Willi Syndrome bizarre and baffling landscape permeates every page, Alternately written from the perspectives of the afflicted and those struggling to save them, the result is a seamless blend of case history, detective story, and medical mystery, often heartbreaking, occasionally hopeful, always full of heart."