Senlin Ascends

This is the sort of fantasy that I would like to see rise to the top of the genre. It isn’t violent or raunchy, and it could easily be enjoyed by someone who doesn’t normally read fantasy. And most of all, it provides the reader with rich escapism.

The Road to Character

What makes someone a good person? Being a hero? Following passions? These might be qualifications in the eyes of most, but not in the eyes of David Brooks.

You Shall Know Our Velocity!

You Shall Know Our Velocity! drew me in from the start with its numerous questions—What happened to Will’s face? Where did Will get this money? Why does he want to get rid of it?—and leaves me with just as many by the end.

A Visit from the Goon Squad

It isn’t often that I close a book and feel goosebumps crawl across my arms while a deep satisfaction glows in my core. But that’s exactly what happened at the end of A Visit from the Goon Squad.

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