PositiveAssociated PressBlue-Skinned Gods is split into four books. Each book is named after a person who will be lost to Kalki in some way by the end of it. This pattern emerges quickly, revealing just enough to heighten the tension and drama without giving away too much of the story ... The novel’s abrupt turns gain frequency with each book, down to the last page and the final twist. Sindu’s applied cultural knowledge and careful character-building makes each surprise believable without being predictable ... Although the ending is climactic and jarring, it provides both resolve and clarity.
PositiveThe Associated PressPalm Beach becomes increasingly difficult to put down as the life of heroine Rebecca turns down a twisty path that challenges her rigid morals and forces her to reconsider her priorities ... Mary Adkins writes a strong female lead ... Palm Beach invites you to cringe both at and with Rebecca ... equal parts beautiful and uncomfortable. It is saturated with in-between-ness, calling into question what defines \'us\' and \'them.\' Lines blur and expectations aren’t met, keeping readers on their toes. Adkins’ blunt, heavy-handed style makes for a surprisingly fast-paced Palm Beach.
RaveThe Associated Press... not a book to pick up lightly — it will make you fall in love with the characters, it will break your heart, it will make you laugh and cry and feel all the emotions the characters feel through author Allison Larkin\'s tremendous talent for bringing characters to life ... worth every gut-wrenching turn along the way ... Interspersed with lyrics, Larkin’s writing is simple yet profound. The novel demands that readers pause to digest it in spite of the urge to keep devouring every word. April is a difficult character to leave behind, but The People We Keep gratifies readers with a keenly satisfying ending that feels real and beautiful and worth the tears shed to get there.