Starred Review, The Horn Book, September/October, 2012:
..".Lanagan's world is busily, passionately alive."
Starred Review, "Booklist," June 1, 2012:
"Though this is a more reflective affair than some of Lanagan's feistier works, her writing is as sumptuous as ever: a fine mist of lyrical elegance and sharp anguish that offers vast spaces to get lost in... A haunting, masterfully crafted novel that, as one should by now expect from Lanagan, isn't a bit like anything else."
Starred Review, "Kirkus Reviews," July 15, 2012:
"Bracing, powerful, resonant. . . . Earthy, vigorous characters and prose ground the narrative in the world we know, yet its themes are deep as the sea."
Starred Review, "Publishers Weekly," July 2, 2012:
"Powerful. . . . A beautifully written story featuring a thoroughly realized setting and cast."
Starred Review, "The Horn Book," September/October 2012:
"Lanagan's world is busily, passionately alive. Seal, human, sea, sky, and the rocks themselves animate this powerful story, a blend of folk tale and pungent, sharply observed--or invented--regionality."
"I am in thrall to Margo Lanagan's voice. This is a marvelous book, full of magic and cunning." ―Kelly Link, award-winning author of "Stranger Things Happen," and founder of Small Beer Press
"Margo Lanagan's writing is dangerously beautiful; it knows how to dance, and it knows how to fight." ―Mal Peet, winner of the Carnegie Medal for "Tamar"
"A brilliantly written and fascinating novel from the weird but wonderful mind of Margo Lanagan." ―Garth Nix, bestselling author of the Old Kingdom Chronicles
"Breathtaking. Margo Lanagan raises the bar with every story she tells." ―Melina Marchetta, winner of the Printz Award for "Jellicoe Road"
"Australian Bookseller and Publisher"
"Margo Lanagan's writing is hauntingly beautiful, darkly atmospheric and as enchanting as a seal-woman fresh from heshow more