Books by David Macinnis Gill

UNCANNY by David Macinnis Gill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A bloated, sloppy mess. (Paranormal romance. 12-adult)"
Willow Jane's power awakens—as does an ancient enemy. Read full book review >
SHADOW ON THE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"A refreshingly nondystopic sci-fi adventure. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this fast-paced sequel (Invisible Sun, 2012, etc.), ex-Regulators Durango and Vienne are at it again in a race against time on a dangerous Martian landscape. Read full book review >
INVISIBLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
Released: April 1, 2012

"A weirdly tepid, stop-and-start mess of a sci-fi thriller. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Danger! Romance! Library ambushes! Read full book review >
BLACK HOLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Intrepid teen regulator Jake Durango leads a daring pack of fearless freedom fighters in a dystopian future where humans rage against ferocious, porcine creatures called Drau, who prey upon human flesh. Based on Mars, Jake and his crew are hired to protect a colony of human miners from the Drau and their evil queen. Throw in a forbidden love triangle, an extensive underground cave system, a smart-alecky, trigger-happy Buckaroo Banzai-like soldier and plenty of blood and guts, and Gill scores a fast and funny science-fiction novel with plenty of surprises. The author injects many of the elements from his unforgettable first novel (Soul Enchilada, 2009) into this new work, including bizarro plot twists, kooky oddball characters and plenty of laugh-out-loud humor. His energetic sense of pacing keeps the pages turning even when the most ridiculous episode seems to be getting steroid injections. Despite the insanity, the plot races onward seamlessly, and well-rounded characters and sharp, contemporary dialogue keep the work grounded. Fans of science fiction and the strange will eat this up. (Science fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
SOUL ENCHILADA by David Macinnis Gill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

Broke-down pizza-delivery heroine Eunice "Bug" Smoot's snake of a granddad sold his soul to the devil for a 1958 Cadillac Biarritz. When he flies the coop, Satan—aka Scratch—and his crony Beals (short for Beelzebub) chase Bug down for her soul faster than she can say "repo." Before she knows it, Bug is trapped in a satanic smackdown to save herself, her friends and her Cadillac. Convoluted? Completely. Bizarre? Absolutely. Hilarious and accessible? Totally! Gill scores big in this action-packed, power-punch of a debut. His dialogue slam-dunks with sass and clever wit that eases the reader into the strange, interlocking chain of events that befall Bug in the first few chapters. His characters are fully realized, intelligent, believable and lovable. The odd, Paradise Lost-like plot probably carries the least appeal of all the elements, but the dialogue and characterizations gently push—or shove, actually—the reader's suspension of disbelief over the edge. Seances! Hairspray! Basketball! Satan! All readers can do is buckle their seatbelts, close their eyes and take the plunge. (Fantasy. YA)Read full book review >