Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD by D.E. Night
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2019

"With a relatable heroine facing challenges in a vivid world of magic and mystery, this tale remains an action-packed treat."
In this YA fantasy sequel, a teenage magic student who goes into hiding to avoid a murderous monarch must embark on a secret mission. Read full book review >
THE KINGDOM OF COPPER by S.A.  Chakraborty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"As good or better than its predecessor: promise impressively fulfilled."
The second installment of Chakraborty's stunningly rendered Middle Eastern fantasy trilogy (The City of Brass, 2017), which can absolutely be read independently of the first book. Read full book review >

THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"An opulent heist adventure that will leave readers voracious for more. (Historical fantasy. 14-adult)"
Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows (2015) and Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (2003) converge in this dazzling new fantasy. Read full book review >
ECHO NORTH by Joanna Ruth Meyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
To save her father, a 16-year-old girl makes a difficult bargain with a wolf. Read full book review >
FEARLESS  by Sarah Tarkoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Readers will be eager to see what happens in the next installment of an original series that blends science fiction with faith in a premise that continues to hold its own."
In her sequel to Sinless (2018), Tarkoff returns readers to a world where sin makes people ugly and 18-year-old Grace Luther keeps fighting the rule of prophets who aren't as benevolent as everyone thinks. Read full book review >

WHITE STAG by Kara Barbieri
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"Originally self-published online, this tale reads more as impassioned fanfiction than a fully realized, judiciously edited novel; best for existing fans. (Fantasy. 16-adult)"
A scarred survivor must decide if she will be predator, prey, or something more. Read full book review >
THE WICKED KING by Holly Black
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come. (map) (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attraction swirls together in the sequel to The Cruel Prince (2018). Read full book review >
SLAYER by Kiersten White
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"Even die-hard fans may lose patience with the story, but the surprises at the end more than adequately reward those who did their homework. (Paranormal adventure. 14-adult)"
Being a geek can be hard work. Read full book review >
CHALLENGES OF THE GODS by C. Hofsetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2019

"While convoluted in parts, this impossible-mission tale features an appealing hero."
A comedic sci-fi novel focuses on one man's undercover quest to destroy Earth. Read full book review >
NIGHTCHASER by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"Bouchet's masterful writing and storytelling meet science-fiction romance, in hyperdrive."
A space rebel with a price on her head discovers she may have the power to alter the balance of power in a galactic struggle—just as she's falling for a sexy trader with dangerous secrets of his own. Read full book review >
STRANGER by M.B. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2018

"A superior second installment of an intriguing dystopian saga."
Stranded in Ohio after a nuclear war, an alien from an extraterrestrial expedition strives to revive human technology to repair his damaged spaceship in this sci-fi sequel. Read full book review >
TO DREAM THE BLACKBANE by Richard J.  O'Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2018

"A compelling, original tale with a strong narrative voice despite some missteps."
A private detective, who's part human and part dog, attempts to track down a vampire scroll and exorcise a Confederate ghost in this urban fantasy novel. 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 >