Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 10)

Released: July 31, 2016

"Rowling's name on the cover will guarantee mad sales, even for an unadventurous spinoff like this. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The Boy Who Lived may be done with Voldemort, but Voldemort's not done with him. Read full book review >
SILVER SHARD by Betsy Streeter
Released: July 29, 2016

"An entertaining if not entirely transparent sequel. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this follow-up to Silverwood (2015), the Silverwood clan must ensure its old enemy doesn't escape its supernatural prison. Read full book review >

Tinder & Flint by Matthew Hinsley
Released: July 29, 2016

"A delightful tale of magic and monsters that subverts genre expectations with characters both familiar and equivocal."
A group on a self-imposed mission to track down abducted villagers winds up battling deadly creatures and an evil of unspeakable power in this series-opening debut fantasy. Read full book review >
The Angel of the Mansion by Victoria Rich
Released: July 29, 2016

"A thrilling gothic-romance novel that melds family secrets, magic, and marriage—with room for a sequel, of course."
A young aspiring model becomes embroiled in supernatural family dynamics in Rich's debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >
The Smallest Angel by Richard Seib
Released: July 28, 2016

"While slow at times, this sentimental book about a mysterious woman nevertheless manages plenty of surprises and an overall uplifting message."
A sci-fi novel explores the importance of faith in a violent world. Read full book review >

Jai by S.A. Stitz
Released: July 27, 2016

"An audacious adventure anchored by a memorable half-alien heroine and a healthy dose of action."
An otherworldly woman discovers her unique destiny in this novel. Read full book review >
SUPERNOVA by C.A. Higgins
Released: July 26, 2016

"Sci-fi fans will love this tense, action-packed, and thought-provoking adventure."
The story of a revolution-turned-civil war waged across the solar system—and within one very unusual spaceship. Read full book review >
The Forgotten Sister by Dalila Caryn
Released: July 24, 2016

"This hopeful adult fairy story focusing on two siblings glows with emotional complexity."
A fantasy debut sees a royal family battle a curse and a princess train to save her younger sister. Read full book review >
The Prouds by Laith Taher
Released: July 22, 2016

"A straightforward, somewhat awkward fantasy epic about a determined monarch and a dangerous knight."
A debut novel sets the stage for a war between two great factions. Read full book review >
Conflicts of the Universe by B. Gomez
Released: July 20, 2016

"An attempt at a classic sci-fi yarn with an unfortunately undistinguished result."
As aliens begin to invade Earth, the fate of the planet may rest in the hands of one man in Gomez's debut sci-fi novel, the first in a series. Read full book review >
Released: July 19, 2016

"A page-turning psychological thriller in which mental illness is tragic. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a special school on a small Massachusetts island, a boy struggles to find his place in time. Read full book review >
THE RACE by Nina Allan
Released: July 19, 2016

"One spectacular sci-fi novella dragged down by three tedious ones."
Four semi-intertwined novellas featuring genetically engineered dogs and a troubled family. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >