"Some novels are intended to be devoured in one sitting. Such is the case with Sunyi Dean’s THE BOOK EATERS. Innovative, unique, poignant, and told with a voice as original as the story itself. I finished this novel in that one sitting, yet I’ll be pondering it for a long time to come. This is the debut of a new master of the modern fantasy. Don’t miss it."
"Dark and incredibly compelling - I could not put this book down. All about motherhood and monsters, and twists the knife on every page."
"This beautiful, delicate, cruel, utterly unique look at tradition, motherhood, trauma, and what it means to be a monster would be a masterpiece from an established author. As a debut, it is nothing short of stunning. It kept surprising me all the way to the end."
Sunyi Dean’s THE BOOK EATERS is a darkly sweet pastry of a book about family, betrayal, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. Great reading for a rainy morning, with tea or coffee on, a cat in your lap, and nowhere to be but lost in a delicious modern fairy tale.
"A exquisitely-crafted tale of darkness and love, motherhood and monstrosity, and those who break free of the stories written for them and forge their own in ink and blood. I couldn't put it down."
"Sunyi Dean's debut is an entrancing tale that explores the ways that love can both strengthen and destroy us. A contemporary fantasy full of twists and turns, it had me on the edge of my seat right up until the end. THE BOOK EATERS is one you’ll want to sink your teeth into."
“Two delicious timelines weave a thriller-paced tale about what we’ll do for love and how love can be a monstrous thing. It peels back the pampering veneer of fairytales and tradition to trauma beneath, with a rich, nuanced look at grey morality and motherhood. Full of heart and hurt, you’ll want to consume The Book Eaters in one sitting.”
"Raw and imaginative, this gritty, gothic anti-fairytale knows the truth: love will make a villain out of anyone."