Reviews

The Deadbringer

"[T]he author packs her novel with intrigue; for example, Kira suspects that maybe Teemo may be more than she seems. There are also shocking reveals, such as the fact that Eutau may know more about Kira’s long-gone father than he lets on. Perhaps best of all, Markoff’s setting is engagingly ambiguous—the specific year and exact location are unknown, giving the narrative a timeless quality. That, coupled with an impending Bastion/Ascendancy confrontation, should make the series’ next installment tempting for readers. A bevy of rich characters, plot twists, and possible paths for future books." -Kirkus Reviews 

"Loved the characters and the dialogues. Something about the character's interactions that gives the story a very special touch . . . [I] just wanted to keep reading and know what was going to happen next." -Writing, Reading, Living

"Markoff does an amazing job with an original idea and leaves you wanting more." -S.C. (source: amazon) 

"[The Deadbringer is] told in a few point of views and I can honestly say that I didn’t have a favorite. The world Markoff created was nothing short of amazing and intricate; I can’t wait to uncover more of what it has to offer. Also, THAT ENDING!! Gah! I can’t contain my longing for the sequel!" -The Bookish Crypt 

"The characters are easy to get attached to and it is hard to decide who is a hero and who is a villain, because those titles are fluid depending on the point of view of the person meeting them." -S L Vilkman (source: amazon)

"Markoff writes skillfully, with a masterful use of language to set scenes, convey emotion and pathos, and flesh out her characters." -Greg D (source: amazon) 

"Fascinating and yet a little disturbing. It is wonderful to know that imagination is only hampered when a person choses not to see. It is rare that I can read a book and actually feel the emotion of the people's and join them on their journey." -Heather Rose (source: amazon) 

 

To Nurture & Kill

"I just can’t believe such a short thing made as much damage to my being as it did. Markoff has what feels like an effortless ability to help you immerse yourself in her words, and nothing else." -The Bookish Crypt 

"Divided into three parts, I loved seeing Eutau's development from what he thought he wanted his life to be, to realizing what he actually wanted." -Steph (source: amazon)

"E.M. Markoff has a remarkable gift for weaving multiple narratives together in a manner that is both satisfying and piquing to the reader's inquisitive nature." - Brian T. Cumings (source: amazon)

"I’ve always enjoyed reading novellas about a character’s past ... I loved reading about Eutau and how he came to be the guardian of Kira! Reading of how Kira struggled for being different really brought me to tears, it just broke me. But at the same time, I loved that Markoff wrote about it because it teaches us that being different is okay and that we are loved by many just the way we are!" -Sandra The Bookworm

"My eyes were pretty moist through a lot of [To Nurture & Kill]. Also, the diversity is great!" -R.A. (source: Goodreads)

"I . . . loved how through the pages, the words, we get to see in depth this strong, beautiful and loving relationship between Eutau and Kira. How sincere, honest, real and transparent it is." -Reading, Writing, Living