Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

EVOLUTION OF A YOUNG MAN IN LOVE by William  West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2018

"A potent tale of a man with intriguing powers and relatable misfortunes."
In West's debut supernatural drama, a man with extraordinary abilities fears a palm reader's prediction of doom. Read full book review >
CROWN OF THUNDER by Tochi  Onyebuchi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
After having escaped Kos and the clutches of Karima, Taj is on the run. Read full book review >

WIND RIDER by P.C. Cast
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Expert world-expanding storyline-juggling raises the stakes while building up to the series' climax. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Mari, Nik, and the mixed (Earth Walker/Companion) Pack's journey from Death, is interspersed with a new character's narrative. Read full book review >
TREASON OF HAWKS  by Lila Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Fans will love this final chapter in Bowen's story, in which her hero fights harder than ever to make a place in the world for himself and the people he loves."
The absorbing conclusion to the adventures of the shape-shifting vigilante known as the Shadow. Read full book review >
THE CHILDLESS ONES by Cam Rhys  Lay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A stunning fantasy debut."
Lay's debut novel recounts the story of a writer and the fantasy world he's struggling to create. Read full book review >

THE DEVIL'S THIEF by Lisa Maxwell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"In the end, this classic midseries entry seems mostly designed to set up the next volume, but fans probably won't mind. (map, author's note, further reading) (Historical fantasy. 12-adult)"
The second book in The Last Magician series picks up right after the cliffhanger conclusion of the first volume. Read full book review >
THE EMISSARY by Tamara Veitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A stirring first installment in a sprawling fantasy epic, ending on a pronounced To Be Continued note."
In this debut novel, a war between the immortal forces of good and evil stretches over millenniums. Read full book review >
WARRIOR'S BANE by David L. McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2018

"A somewhat predictable but still inventive fantasy-series opener."
This fantasy debut tells the story of a mercenary who's forced from retirement by an evil horde, warlike kingdoms, and an ancient prophecy. Read full book review >
RABID HEART by Jeremy  Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2018

"An endlessly entertaining zombie tale that checks off genre conventions with style."
In this horror romp, a woman's love for her fiance survives the zombie apocalypse, despite his status as one of the undead. Read full book review >
FATHOMS BETWEEN by Laura  Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Entertaining, but the writing could be stronger."
With star-crossed love a blight on her family, a young woman reluctantly works with Hades to break the curse in Book 3 of this fantasy series. Read full book review >
KILL THE QUEEN  by Jennifer Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Original worldbuilding suffers against a cartoonish villain and a plot that must continue straining to support its own premises."
Fantasist Estep (Venom in the Veins, 2018, etc.) debuts a new series with a tale of a young noblewoman's coming-of-age against a backdrop of assassination, magic, and fate. Read full book review >
ZERO SUM GAME by S.L.  Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"If not entirely satisfying on its own, an excellent harbinger for books to come."
This debut is a paranormal thriller in which both the action and the questions don't stop. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >