Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 10)

The Forgotten Flapper by Laini Giles
Released: July 18, 2015

"A film buff's dream wrapped in the decadence and glamour of a bygone era."
In Giles' (Love Lies Bleeding, 2015) novel, the ghost of actress Olive Thomas recounts her previous life as a model, chorus girl, and silent-film star.Read full book review >
The First by Kipjo Ewers
Released: July 18, 2015

"A fun read but one that's rough around the edges."
In Ewers' (EVO Uprising, 2015) novel, a woman is stronger than steel, can heal almost instantly, and can leap tall buildings in a single bound, but she's not sure if she's a superhero. Read full book review >

ALIVE by Scott Sigler
Released: July 15, 2015

"Sure to win Sigler younger fans, this is the first book of a new trilogy. Em and her group of teenagers end up in an interesting place, creating plenty of energy for Book 2."
Teenagers break out of coffins in Sigler's (Pandemic, 2014, etc.) latest sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
Released: July 14, 2015

"Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
In the second installment of the Mapmakers trilogy, Sophia Tims goes on a journey in search of her parents in a world broken apart by the Great Disruption of 1799. Read full book review >
BOMBS AWAY by Harry Turtledove
Released: July 14, 2015

"Definitely worth a try for Turtledove fans and armchair warriors in general."
Alternate-world warrior extraordinaire Turtledove (Last Orders, 2014, etc.) delivers the opening barrage of a new speculative conflict: What if President Harry Truman had ordered nuclear weapons to be used in the Korean War?Read full book review >

DARK ORBIT by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Released: July 14, 2015

"A thoroughly engrossing story with a fast-paced plot, memorable characters, and big ideas, this book is science fiction at its very best."
A gripping story in which travelers to a distant world grapple with new people, new ideas, and ancient obsessions. Read full book review >
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER by Hope Schenk-de Michele
Released: July 14, 2015

"A worthwhile jaunt for readers interested in a mix of magic, mankind, and the sinister ploys of the devil."
Debut authors Schenck-de Michele and Marquez's urban fantasy novel about Lucifer's daughter and a peculiar shop. Read full book review >
ARMADA by Ernest Cline
Released: July 14, 2015

"A hackneyed sci-fi spectacle."
From the author of Ready Player One (2011), another book centered around video games and the 1980s.Read full book review >
Snowball: Chronicles of a Wererabbit by M.Y. Zeman
Released: July 11, 2015

"An amusing and original, if slightly convoluted, take on life as a supernatural being."
A chronicle of the life and adventures of a wererabbit and her vampire dads. Read full book review >
Josie Jameson and the Stone Witch by Jennifer L. Hotes
Released: July 10, 2015

"A delicious supernatural mystery that spans centuries."
Secrets, lies, and teenage angst abound in Hotes' (Josie Jameson and the Fourth Tombstone, 2015, etc.) second installment of a supernatural YA series.Read full book review >
Vampire Jacques, The Last Templar by Charlie 2-Shirt
Released: July 9, 2015

"A dynamic, entertaining journey that takes vampire fiction back to its roots."
Debutauthor 2-shirt begins a sprawling, epic trilogy of classically styled vampire novels, spanning centuries and exploring the extremes of good and evil.Read full book review >
The Key by Timothy Weatherall
Released: July 8, 2015

"A promising first installment in a strange blend of theological horror."
An intriguing supernatural tale in which a young man uncovers a hidden truth about his heritage. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >