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In Another Life

A compelling tale of forgiveness and redemption, weaving together “then” and “now,” and revealing the steadfast power of love.


Eleanor: A Novel

Gurley’s attempts at genre bending just leave the novel feeling broken.


Kingfisher
Kirkus Reviews : Kingfisher (February 02, 2016)

Fantasy lovers looking for a lighter touch amid all those vampires, zombies, werewolves, and industrial-strength malefactors will find this a refreshing change of pace.


City of Blades

Blades is the better entry point into the series. Read this one first and then, if you fall just as hard for the world as I have, go back and read Stairs to get your fill of all the strangeness and wonderment of the world in the days when the gods still walked tall upon it.


City of Blades

City of Blades brings back all of the favorite characters from City of Stairs, which is a great thing because they all had a genuine connection with each other.


The Bands of Mourning

A fast-paced novel that’s part Wild West, part Indiana Jones, and wholly entertaining, combining high emotional stakes with a deep, good-natured sense of humor.


The Library at Mount Char

SO, so good. Just read it and be done with it!


The Case of the Fickle Mermaid: A Brothers Grimm Mystery

The no-nonsense heroine has grown quite the sarcastic tongue since the days of the breadcrumb trail, and the blend of fantasy and murder isn’t a perfect recipe. But credit Brackston (Once Upon a Crime, 2015, etc.) with imagination, if not consistency.


This Census-Taker

A deceptively simple story whose plot could be taken as a symbolic representation of an aspect of humanity as big as an entire society and as small as a single soul.


Eleanor: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Eleanor (January 12, 2016)

An ambitious novel that explores grief with elements of the fantastic but sometimes stumbles on its own implausible efforts.


This Census-Taker

This Census Taker is a small, quiet and gentle book with murder at its center. It's a beautiful chocolate that you bite into and find filled with blood.


Last Song Before Night

Last Song Before Night is a lovely novel. Although only 415 pages long, its storyline feels epic.


The Grace of Kings

This novel will satisfy fans of both war like fantasy as well as fans who like some political intrigue in their fantasy. A triumph in storytelling.


Skyborn
Kirkus Reviews : Skyborn (November 19, 2015)

Assertive Bree and uncertain Kael are likable teenagers, but their trials and triumphs are so predictable that it’s hard to care about them, the carnage they inflict, or the civilization they protect.


The Rising
Kirkus Reviews : The Rising (December 01, 2015)

Part 3 can't come too soon.


Dreamwalker

Book two in the series releases this week and I'll be posting a review tomorrow. I'm hooked enough to continue but do hope that the second book is a bit more rewarding than this first outing.


The Death House

The Death House is a character driven story showing no matter the circumstances, the people who love you will always be there to support you.


Witches of Lychford

Witches of Lychford is Paul’s take on the sort of folk-horror currently dominated by Phil Rickman’s Merrily Watkins. The fact that I enjoyed it and was left wanting more of this quaintly English phenomena lead me to recommending it as a quick and enjoyable read.


Last Song Before Night

This is an interesting standalone that seemed to cram to many aspects into a book that never quite came together for me. The writing is lovely, but I wish I could have loved it more.