Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 10)

Dawn of Modern Man by N.J. Plastino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"An imaginative, though sometimes-overdetailed, sci-fi adventure with its share of futuristic enticements."
From debut author Plastino, a sci-fi novel about life in a virtual world known as the Cloud. Read full book review >
SOUNDLESS by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Readers hoping for non-Western fantasy alternatives need to look elsewhere. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Bestselling teen author Mead weaves Chinese folklore, themes of family, courage, and loyalty, plus her signature romance into her first stand-alone fantasy novel. Read full book review >

THE NIGHT CLOCK by Paul Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"This tumultuous romp, which shifts rapidly from one character's viewpoint to another, is anchored by Trevena, whose warmth provides needed emotional continuity in a shocking, roiling, but imitative quest to protect human dreams."
British psychiatric nurse Phil Trevena's patients are dying, a frightening prelude to the potential loss of all reality—unless he and a time traveler named Daniel can rebuild the clock that commands the Dark Time flux. Read full book review >
TRIPLE MOON by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A stormy beach read that is more soap than opera. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Terrible teen witches seek and sabotage safe haven in this spinoff's spinoff. Read full book review >
UNFORGIVEN by Lauren Kate
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Engaging enough to keep Kate's legions of fans happy. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
The long-standing Fallen series continues with bad boy fallen angel Cam trying to win back his lost love from ancient Israel, entering into a deal with the devil to do it. Read full book review >

Juma's Rain by Katharina Gerlach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An enjoyable fantasy with a complex heroine set in an unusual time period."
Gerlach (The King's Mechanic, 2015, etc.) turns to Africa in a tale of humans and gods set in the Stone Age. Read full book review >
In Absence of Fear by Celeste Chaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"A compelling novel to tease readers' paranoia."
Chaney imagines a society under total surveillance in this debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Lancelot: Her Story by Carol Anne Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"Provides a distinctly fresh, if slow-moving, take on Camelot."
In this retelling of the Arthurian legend, Lancelot becomes a woman disguised as a man, and Guinevere longs to rule the realm. Read full book review >
THE CONJURER'S RIDDLE by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A suitably swashbuckling sequel. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The sequel to The Inventor's Secret (2014) finds plucky Resistance warrior Charlotte leading her small but trusty band of youthful rebels through the thickets and swamps of the New York Wildlands in a desperate bid to reach French-held rebel territory near a fictional New Orleans. Read full book review >
HOLLOWGIRL by Sean Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A philosophical marathon. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The conclusion of the teleportation-based science-fiction Twinmaker trilogy. Read full book review >
AIR AND DARKNESS by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Should satisfy series regulars. Just about."
Final installment of the four-volume fantasy cycle (Monsters of the Earth, 2013, etc.) featuring another existential threat to Carce, Drake's analogue of Rome circa 30 C.E.Read full book review >
SOLAR EXPRESS by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For fans only."
Prolific author Modesitt returns to science fiction with a tale of space exploration. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 4, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >