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Media Round Up 28/03/14

Hi folks!

Media round up time again and today we start with Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier!

Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier

“There was blood, death, battles and action. The pace was great and I really dug the budding romantic feelings coming from Natividad. The strongest point of this book was the completely unique take on werewolves. I’m hoping in the next book we will learn more about state of this world and it’s history. Lovers of werewolf fiction will hopefully find this take on the lore a refreshing treat.” – My Shelf Confessions

“The world is epic, the characters intriguing, and the end had some promising developments that left me eager to read more in the next book.” – Fantasy Book Cafe

“Coming into Black Dog I had no idea what to expect. Would it be too similar to others? Would Rachel Neumeier lose that spark that threads so strongly between each of her books? Would it be totally awesome? Why yes, yes it would. Be totally awesome that is… Black Dog is, like the characters within its pages, frightening and beautiful and solid right down to its core. While I went in excited and unsure, I came out on the other side feeling that this might just be my favorite Rachel Neumeier book yet.” –

“I started reading Black Dog on my way home from work one night and couldn’t put it down.  My boyfriend was trying to have a conversation with me and I was just like “But… but… but the werewolves!  I need to know what happens to the werewolves!”  It’s one of those books where you become so wrapped up in the story that you want to put reality on hold until you finish it.  I loved the book, and would highly recommend it.” – Books Without Any Pictures 

“Amidst the violence of pack life, Neumeier shows us beauty in the smallest details: Natividad’s protective magic, the times when the characters comfort each other, and the joy Natividad and her brothers feel when they see snow for the first time. These moments balance out the blood and grief, and make this a story of hope.” – Books, Bones & Buffy

“There’s so much about this book that works. The realness of the characters, some strong racial inclusion, an intriguing story with a few twists and turns and a very nice bait and switch at the end all set in an interesting new world that is going to be fascinating to explore. This ticks all the right boxes and is well worth a read.” – Fangs for the Fantasy 

So that was a pretty bumper round up on its own, but as its a friday and we like to treat you, here is a sneak peek about what people have been saying about one of books that isn’t even out yet! Under Nameless Stars by Christian Schoon.

Under Nameless Stars by Christian Schoon

“I was very impressed with the world building in this novel.  Schoon has a vivid and fascinating imagination, and his novels are absolutely overflowing with his inventive creatures and settings.  It is not one of the most scientifically accurate Sci-Fi novels I’ve ever read, but I really enjoyed the scope of the ingenuity the author used in his plot and setting.  Sometimes pure imagination is more interesting than scientific plausibility, and I found this novel to be a perfect example of this fact.” – Avid Fantasy Reviews

“An exciting and worthy follow-up to Zenn Scarlett, with an assortment of loveable new characters, and lots of scientific facts that make this a believable story.” – Books, Bones & Buffy

“In the end, Under Nameless Stars was a wonderful sequel. It’s jam packed with colorful characters, humor, and action. There was a bit of budding romance, but not much. Zenn isn’t really the romantic type. There is a happy ending, and I certainly hope there’s more adventures to come for Mars’ newest hero!” – Pink Kindle (Goodreads)

“I liked the first book but this one I seriously enjoyed! It was so full of action and humour and plenty of food for thought too! A very good science fiction read with all the good elements there!” – In Love with Handmade

Two more fantastic books from YA publisher that just keeps on giving!