An enchanting, energetic, wild ride of a story set to a staccato melody. The electric prose leaps off the page in a riot of colours and sounds
Hugely infectious fun
The Ballad of Perilous Graves is not only an engrossing adventure but a potent homage to the beating heart of one of the world's most magical cities
His lyrical prose dances to a rhythm all its own
An unforgettable story
A slice of delightfully disorientating and whimsical magic
A beautiful song full of magic and rhythm, darkness and delight. A profoundly gorgeous debut
A hallucinatory wonder of a debut'
I ached to live in their world. A stunning debut that is sure to become a classic
Scary, sweet, lyrical, and real
Alex Jennings writes with an energy and a profusion of imagination and vividness that carries you off. Brilliant!
The two worlds of this gripping and inventive fantasy are so vividly depicted that reading it is a bit like taking a fabulous city break
A wild, dark and joyful love song to New Orleans, the power of stories, and hope in the face of destruction
Jennings weaves a brilliant tapestry... The Ballad of Perilous Graves is a remarkable debut
Wild, witty, and profound. . . a cosmic storm of talent