Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 2)

FOURTH CHRONICLES OF ILLUMINATION by C. A. Pack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"The complexity deepens in this kaleidoscopic adventure series."
This latest installment of a YA saga places teen Librarians in the ultimate battle against sinister forces. Read full book review >
SPACE OPERA by Catherynne M. Valente
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Light on plot and originality but a charming amusement all the same."
This nearly literal title about an intergalactic battle of the bands is perhaps operatic in scope (in a comic vein, at least) but is more rock than opera. Read full book review >

ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE by Billy Phillips
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"Imaginative, whimsical, and a fine preamble to a potential sequel."
Phillips and Nissensen's (The Color of Fear, 2015) YA horror series continues as 14-year-old Caitlin Fletcher returns to a transdimensional fairy-tale realm to rescue her kidnapped sister. Read full book review >
EDGER by David  Beem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"Outlandish, hectic, and sometimes illogical but undeniably entertaining."
An average Joe has a chance to be a superhero and face off against a supervillain—using tech that may be deadly to the user—in Beem's (Abyss of Chaos, 2011) offbeat comedy.Read full book review >
MEET ME IN THE STRANGE by Leander Watts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2018

"A bighearted and imaginative tale about a glam god's fans."
Two teenagers find salvation in each other in this music-tinged YA sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR by Tessa Gratton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2018

"Gratton achieves the rare feat of a Shakespeare adaptation that earns the right to exist, but it's possible to have too much of a good thing."
Three very different sisters vie for their father's crown in this fantasy inspired by King Lear. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR DEI by David A. Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2018

"A familiar but enjoyable fantasy with an intriguing heroine."
Two magical friends seek their destinies in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >
TORN by Rowenna Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"A well-executed historical fantasy debut whose author has a sharp eye for detail."
In Miller's debut novel, political revolution threatens the livelihood—and the principles—of a seamstress who sews enchanted clothes. Read full book review >
SECRET KEEPER by Jane Alvey Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"Heavy emotions outweigh adventure in this energetic sequel."
In this second installment of a trilogy, a teenager battles demons across multiple planes of reality. Read full book review >
LEGEND OF SUMERIA by Jay  Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"An intelligent, entertaining take on the possibilities of science."
In Webb and Parekkadan's debut graphic novel, a near-future civilization is in danger of collapse, due to bioterrorism and a miracle drug that may no longer be effective. Read full book review >
WAR & GRACE by Heidi Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"A stirring, satisfying ending to an epic, otherworldly series."
In this conclusion to a YA fantasy trilogy, the inhabitants of an enchanted realm face the impending— and foretold—battle between Dark and Light. Read full book review >
ASSASSIN 13 by Tom  Reppert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2018

"A striking tale flaunting a strong protagonist who's resilient in any time period."
A 22nd-century assassin inadvertently travels back to Prohibition Hollywood in this sci-fi-infused historical thriller. 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 >