"I wouldn't be surprised if exciting new fantasy authors were one day compared to Ari Marmell."
—Fantasy Book Critic
"Marmell has a clever sense of humor."
“Marmell's debut YA novel is a dark, brutal fantasy set in a complex and engaging world…Widdershins is an intriguing heroine, able to handle herself on the streets, though her naïveté shows at endearing moments. Readers seeking out a strong heroine in a well-crafted fantasy world will enjoy this title and look forward to the second.”
—School Library Journal
"Widdershins is not your average heroine. Adept with her blade and her wits, sassy and sensitive, she should appeal to older teens both male and female."
—RT Book Reviews, Three Stars (ENJOYABLE- Pleasant Read)
“An interesting world is created in Thief’s Convenant, with many twisting conflicts that converge into one. …The setting is a very enjoyable city that every fantasy lover would embrace without a thought. All of the characters are lively, and everyone will love Olgun, Widdershin’s personal god.”
—Sacramento Book Review/ San Francisco Book Review