Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 3)

NIGHT FALL by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible."
This finale—as in final, last, ultimate, never-to-be-another—wraps up two of Green's popular and successful fantasy series, the Secret Histories (Moonbreaker, 2017, etc.) and the Nightside (The Bride Wore Black Leather, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >
BUT NOT FOREVER by Jan Von Schleh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"Love and equality shape the past and future in this captivating tale."
This YA debut sees two teenage girls switch places in time with significant repercussions. Read full book review >

MAKELESS MADE by John Rosegrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"An inventive and briskly paced addition to a fantasy saga."
A tireless hero must contend with a sorceress to ensure the gates to a magical world don't close permanently in this fifth entry of a YA series. Read full book review >
DIVISIBLE MAN by Howard  Seaborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"Even more entertaining than its predecessor—a great read."
In this novel, second in a series, a pilot who can float invisibly helps his police-sergeant wife investigate a violent wedding robbery. Read full book review >
ABOVE THE STAR by Alexis Marie Chute
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A twisty tale with an otherworldly setting that readers will happily revisit."
In this launch of Chute's (Expecting Sunshine, 2017) fantasy trilogy, a family travels to a bizarre and dangerous parallel world. Read full book review >

PLUM RAINS by Andromeda Romano-Lax
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A well-written, entertaining novel that both enacts and subverts the tropes of android fiction."
A Filipino care worker's livelihood is threatened by an android in future Japan. Read full book review >
BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A zesty treat for YA and new-adult fantasists."
A young medieval woman embarks on a grim mission in this first installment of a fantasy romance series. Read full book review >
FEYR STRIKES BACK by Ross Goodell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2018

"An often engaging tale that should keep readers hooked with a blend of magic, high-stakes action, and the continuing growth of its likable teen protagonist."
A 16-year-old, his parents, and his magical sprite girlfriend are threatened by a conspiracy of corporate villains on Earth and an Emperor from another world in the second book in Goodell and Bright's (The Harmonies of Magic, 2017) YA fantasy series. Read full book review >
THE BOOGEYMAN'S INTERN by Matt  Betts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2018

"An offbeat, entertaining look at timeworn mythical characters."
A world of imaginary beings faces a possible homicide in Betts' (The Shadow Beneath the Waves, 2018, etc.) fantasy mystery.Read full book review >
MAPPO by William Sam  Warner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2018

"While this post-apocalyptic tale explores intriguing avenues, its cynicism toward government remains heavy-handed."
A dystopian novel focuses on an American nuclear crisis. Read full book review >
BLACK WAVE  by Devon  Glenn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2018

"A melancholy, engaging period piece that transforms into a less-effective present-day ghost hunt."
A medium meets the perfect man, only to have nature intervene in this paranormal debut novel. Read full book review >
MEM by Bethany C. Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"The defiant story of an impossible enigma who only yearns to be a real girl."
A young woman's personality is the result of a startling experimental procedure, leaving her to struggle with the question of who she really is. 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 >