"A compelling, original and spectacularly well-written fantasy coming-of-age/adventure story that will entice YA and adult readers into the dream world of Meridia and the all-too-real world of junior high school."
The Booklife Prize by Publishers Weekly (early review)
"A riveting fantasy sequel that skillfully expands the boundaries of its predecessor."
Kirkus Reviews (early review)
"Settle into a comfortable reading chair, relish the author’s role as Dungeon Master and storyteller, and get involved in an intense and compelling adventure/fantasy tale."
Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite (early review)
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Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018 & Recipient of the Kirkus Star
"A fantasy with tremendous heart and a magisterial execution."
Kirkus Reviews (full review)
"Hints of beloved fantasy throwbacks and tons of excitingly one-of-a-kind ideas coalesce into an impressive, unmissable fantasy adventure in WHERE DRAGONWOOFS SLEEP AND THE FADING CREEPS."
Valerie Ettenhofer for IndieReader (full review)
Silver Medal Winner- 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards
"Where Dragonwoofs Sleep and the Fading Creeps is one of the finer works of epic fantasy I've come across in some time, and it's most highly recommended."
Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite (full review)
"Combining the fundamental challenges of growing up with the universal battle of good and evil doesn't always work in literature, but Massey delivers a powerful and entertaining story with his debut work of fantasy."
Self-Publishing Review (full review)
"Where Dragonwoofs Sleep and the Fading Creeps will captivate young audiences with its unique blend of contemporary thrills and fantasy adventure."
Foreword Clarion Reviews (full review)
"This novel is the enchanting offspring of The Neverending Story and Alice in Wonderland. [...] A charming read with a satisfying plot twist and heartwarming conclusion."
The Booklife Prize by Publishers Weekly (full review)
"Young adult readers take a foray into surrealism in this timely fantasy novel that alternates between middle school reality and an imaginary land to comment on contemporary themes and explore a common teen problem."
BlueInk Review (full review)
"Where Dragonwoofs Sleep and the Fading Creeps" showcases author A. J. Massey as a master of the genre and a novelist with a genuine flair for originality and narrative driven storytelling."
Midwest Book Review (full review)
"A marvelous book."
Gary Shapiro, Host: From The Bookshelf - KSCO-FM (website)