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Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen was reviewed on the blog Novellum. Reviewer Ian Wood called the book "very imaginative and inventive" and wrote, "Surprisingly, it also revealed an admirably strong female character, and it was this, above all else, which won my heart, because characters like this one are rare in YA literature, to be avidly sought after, and treasured when found."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:09

Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen was reviewed in the August 2014 issue of School Library Journal. They wrote, "This charming story of growing up and owning up, will ring true with readers, particularly those who share her cultural traditions."

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:48

Blood on a Saint by Anne Emery was reviewed on Simcoe.com, MuskokaRegion.com, ParrySound.com, and NorthBayNipissing.com. The reviewer wrote, "Interesting characters and an entertaining plot make Blood on a Saint an excellent murder mystery novel."

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:55

The Recommend on 49th Shelf is a monthly series where readers, writers, reviewers, bloggers, and others tell about a book they'd recommend to a good friend and why. Steve Stanton, author of the sci-fi trilogy The Bloodlight Chronicles recommended Ride the Lightning by Dietrich Kalteis in the July Recommend. He wrote, "This debut Canadian crime novel by Dietirch Kalteis is edgy and energetic—a scurrilous journey into the dark side of Canada's seven-billion-dollar pot industry...Dietrich is a fresh voice worth noticing."

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:27

Ride the Lightning by Dietrich Kalteis was reviewed on the blog The Noirista Lounge. Reviewer Martin J. Frankson wrote, "There are just the right amount of supporting characters of both sides that provide a well-balanced mix of dark humour and foil for dramatic action without ever veering into farce or the fantastical. The dialogue is snappy, quick-witted and realistic and in keeping with the register of the characters themselves. The pacing is just right, with focus switching from Karl to Miro in just the right tempo and similar on the occasions when their stories intertwine."

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:22