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Endsinger proves that, with cultural appropriation issues taken into account, he can successfully bring the themes and action of a fantasy trilogy to a successful conclusion.


Marshall’s story is not a tract, however. It is a novel worth reading by a woman who has the skill to write more.

The Perfect Mother: A Novel
Bookreporter : The Perfect Mother (November 27, 2014)

The Perfect Mother is a ripped-from-the-headlines page-turner that packs an emotional wallop.

Shopaholic to the Stars: A Novel

Overall, I enjoyed this latest installment in the series and can't wait for more in the future!

The Paris Winter

The Paris Winter is an unlikely amalgam of genres. It is a thriller in the guise of historical fiction; it is also a coming-of-age story.

Mermaids in Paradise: A Novel

Ms. Millet maintains a manic comic tone. By the end, she has heavier things on her mind — environmentalism, commercialism, human venality — but the story reads like a farce, with all the raucous if forgettable fun that implies.

All My Puny Sorrows

Ms. Toews infuses her dour setup with humor and sympathy.

Florence Gordon

He writes with a refreshing lack of irony about the little disappointments and consolations that no one is above caring about. His work is the kind of old-fashioned that happily endures.

Ugly Girls
The New York Times : Ugly Girls (November 27, 2014)

Ms. Hunter’s evocation of life on the violent margins can slide from empathetic into romantic. Her sentences, though, are hard struck and ring clearly.

There Must Be Some Mistake

Mr. Barthelme’s characters all speak crackling dialogue, which is mostly a delight.

Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt

If you reach the end of the book with the tiniest feeling that maybe things were sometimes darker and more difficult than O’Dair paints them, it seems a fair enough trade for this meticulous and vivid account.


It is a very fine book about a woman trying to find her place in the world, whether belonging to a community, being a wife and mother and embracing religion is what she wants or what she needs and her internal struggle to find the solution is not easy.

War Dogs

War Dogs is simply too spare for its own good; it should be vociferous in its climax, not whispering.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters

Good luck, though, if you’ve got a copy of Keith Donohue’s new novel, The Boy Who Drew Monsters, sitting there, its matte black cover staring over from the nightstand. You’re not going to sleep easy for a good long while.

The Peripheral

The Peripheral is a poignant, alarming and exciting vision.

On the Edge
Kirkus Reviews : On The Edge (November 25, 2014)

Ideal for readers who prefer a high romance-to-thrills ratio.

The Perfect Mother: A Novel

A fast-paced thriller with the kind of emotional impact that transcends a simple whodunit.

Kirkus Reviews : Betrayed (November 25, 2014)

But exemplary first and second acts are enough to make this the most successful melding to date of Rosato & DiNunzio’s cases and Scottoline’s family-centered stand-alones (Keep Quiet, 2014, etc.).