Reviews

Vodnik Book CoverVodník

“An American teen encounters monsters both fantastical and human in the land of his birth…  A shy boy blossoms in this surprisingly witty debut.”
- Kirkus Reviews

Vodník is compelling, interesting, and darkly humorous. I think you’ll love it.”
- Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“It’s well-written, unique, and clever. It’s a breath of fresh air in a very popular genre, and I can’t wait to see what Moore gives us next.”
- Dan Wells, Author of the YA horror book Partials

Vodnik is quite a page-turner with interesting twists full of humor and suspense till the end. Moore includes all the aspects of a brilliant fantasy novel that adolescents will love: a twisted family history, castles, cute girls, ancient crypts, buried treasure, and wicked but comical mythical creatures.”
- Signal Journal

“This supernatural novel sets itself apart from the bulk of the genre that is so preoccupied with fangs, shape-shifters, and love triangles. Moore also works in the themes of prejudice and standing up for yourself. Tomas is part Roma, a group marginalized from Slovak society and frequently victims of harassment. Moore’s first published book is crammed with action and humor, and likely to hook many reluctant readers.”
- VOYA

“Snarky excerpts from a handbook for reapers precede every chapter, offering useful background information (plus some witty commentary on current fantasy trends), and the character of the Vodník is a treat, melding childishness, menace, and tricksterdom. . . . Recommend this equally to those interested in Eastern European culture and those who will appreciate a good jab at vampires’ literary ubiquity.”
- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Bryce Moore has done something most authors can’t do; he has created a story with a completely different type of mythology. . . . The originality of the myths is a good change of pace from Greek or Roman myths. The story reminded me of how there are still new voices in writing. This was no “boy meets girl over summer break” or “humans dating vampires” story. The author has created a great new type of mystery and legend, and I’m one reader who can’t wait to see if this story continues to develop. I’d be proud to have this book in my personal library.”
- Martin G., Sneak Peek Reviewers Club at SLJ

Cavern of Babel

“A cute, well-written and suspenseful animal-adventure story. . . Cavern of Babel is a charming, enjoyable read.”
- Kirkus Discoveries