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Starred Review: Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone

“Gladstone continues to trump his already considerable accomplishments in this tightly paced fantasy legal thriller.” Max Gladstone’s Full Fathom Five got a starred review in Publishers Weekly! Here’s the full review, from the May 5 issue: In the rich and complex world of Gladstone’s third Craft novel (after Three Parts Dead), the tropical island of…

Starred Review: Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson

“An impressive debut that’s both historical fiction and enchanted realism… Fresh, subtle, daring: well done indeed.” Julia Mary Gibson’s Copper Magic got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews! Here’s the full review, from the June 15 issue: An impressive debut that’s both historical fiction and enchanted realism. The protagonist opens the book by proclaiming: “[t]here…

Starred Review: Deadout by Jon McGoran

“McGoran fluidly blends science and suspense in his outstanding second eco-thriller…” Jon McGoran’s Deadout got a starred review in Publishers Weekly! Here’s the full review, from the June 16 issue: McGoran fluidly blends science and suspense in his outstanding second eco-thriller starring Philly cop Doyle Carrick (after 2013’s Drift). Because Doyle’s significant other, Nola Watkins,…

Starred Review: All Those Vanished Engines by Paul Park

“The story simultaneously stretches forward and backward in time, revealing dense layers with even more mysteries to be explored, from extraterrestrial intervention in the Civil War to the shifting truths behind family history and the nature of storytelling itself. Park handles multiple viewpoints, time lines, and story lines masterfully in this dense, philosophically provocative story.”…