"Brenna’s writing is engaging...New Albion could be the gateway story for a new generation to discover the longer Victorian classics."
"The Griffin of Darkwood will capture the imaginations of young readers with its adventure, mystery, magic, and adversity."
"This captivating story centres on the sometimes discordant rhythms of family and community, the restless and hungry Atlantic, and the music that scores and changes lives. The mesmerizing tale moves with lyricism and grace, transporting readers from a small Nova Scotia fishing village to New Orleans."
"McLean's Nineteen Fifty-Seven is packed to the rafters with salty wisdom."
"The Griffin of Darkwood is a story filled with magic, mystery, and imagination."
"Russian Dolls is not a cute book. Stylistically, it is inventive. Chapters chronicling Wylie and Christie’s relationship — they live together in an east Vancouver rooming house in the late-1970s — alternate with the stories that, at Christie’s insistence, Wylie writes. But there’s more at play than narrative cleverness. At its heart, Russian Dolls is something much darker."