Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 10)

BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
As the Raven Boys grow closer to their goal of finding the Welsh king Glendower, not surprisingly, problems arise in this third book of a planned four-volume series. Read full book review >
FISH TAILS by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A sad patchwork of plot scraps from Tepper's previous, and superior, works."
Tepper continues a slow procession toward aquatic apocalypse in this follow-up to The Waters Rising (2010). Read full book review >

THE ABYSS BEYOND DREAMS by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Solidly engrossing fare for the series' faithful."
Doorstopper—not that Hamilton writes anything else—first entry of a new two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe (The Evolutionary Void, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >
THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Adult fans will find neither gore nor sex, but kids will find an evocative original fairy tale with an unexpectedly complex protagonist. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a clear attempt to capitalize on the wild popularity of the HBO series Game of Thrones,Martin's 1980 novella sees a second repackaging with new illustrations by Royo, replacing the 2006 edition illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert. Read full book review >
TRUTH INSURRECTED by Daniel P. Douglas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A multigenre espionage tale that's unquestionably entertaining."
In Douglas' debut sci-fi thriller, an anonymous source puts a former FBI agent on the trail of a government conspiracy involving aliens. Read full book review >

TWIN FLAMES by Tanja  Kobasic
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Sisterly drama combines with a generous dosing of the supernatural in this intricate adventure for fans of urban fantasy."
The second book in Kobasic's (Vanishing Twin, 2014, etc.) urban fantasy series about conjoined sisters. Read full book review >
CLARIEL by Garth Nix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A thunderstorm of a tale, bitter and brutal but dazzling in its ferocity. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Selfishness and betrayal provoke inexorable tragedy in this dark prequel to a beloved fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >
WAR DOGS by Greg Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An intriguing story, but fiction at this high a level deserves just a little more."
First of a new science-fiction trilogy from the author of Halo: Silentium (2013, etc.).Read full book review >
REDEEMED by P.C. Cast
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Zoey's strength comes from her difference—a theme that has been consistent throughout the series and should resonate with fans one last time in the finale. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
In the 12th and final installment of the House of Night series, Zoey Redbird and her band of fledgling vampyres prepare for one final battle, to restore the balance of Light and Darkness before Neferet, the self-proclaimed Goddess of Darkness, destroys everything they know and love. Read full book review >
PROPHECIES, LIBELS & DREAMS by Ysabeau S. Wilce
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Ribald, raucous, distressingly appealing, so steeped in its own world that readers may well be driven to find everything else Wilce has written—this won't be for everyone, but oh, my precious pillows, what a joy for those who can handle it."
This collection of tales, fragments and "history" from Wilce's Califa may share a setting with the cuddly-(only)-by-comparison Flora books for teens (Flora Segunda, 2007, etc.), but don't be fooled: This is a steampunkish, rococo anthology for a decidedly more mature readership. Read full book review >
SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"This heavy high fantasy manages moments of humor and beauty for a satisfying read. (Fantasy. 12 & up)
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A carefully crafted fantasy grapples with intense issues. Read full book review >
OF BONE AND THUNDER by Chris Evans
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Memorable and deeply satisfying—a fitting tribute to those who serve."
New military fantasy—imagine the Vietnam War fought with medieval weaponry, magic and dragons—from the military historian and author of the Iron Elves trilogy (Ashes of a Black Frost, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >