"Four and Twenty Blackbirds is an extraordinary first novel--heck, it's an extraordinary novel, period.... keep an eye on Cherie Priest!"
"Cherie Priest kicks ass! Four and Twenty Blackbirds is lush, rich, intense, and as dark and dangerous as a gator-ridden swamp."
"Had me from the first page. I read straight through. An absolutely wonderful debut, and a book not to be missed."
"Cherie [Priest's] voice is rich, earthy, soulful, and deliciously southern as she weaves a disturbing yarn like a master! Awesome!"
"This is the first installment in what I can only hope will be a long and terrifying friendship."
"Breathlessly readable, palpably atmospheric and compellingly suspenseful, Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a considerable debut."
"Cherie Priest has mastered the art of braiding atmosphere, suspense and metaphysics into a resonant ghost story."
"Southern Gothic at its best. An absorbing mystery told with humour and bite."
"Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a rare bird, the novel you wish you'd written yourself--excellent!"
"Wonderful. Enchanting. Amazing . . . will satisfy that buttery Southern taste, as well as that biting aftertaste of the dark side."