Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >
THE CHRONICLES OF THE VIRAGO by Michael Korry  Bialys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"This zany adventure flaunts a heart of gold and a plucky heroine."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a girl must protect her newborn twin siblings from evil forces. 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 >
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 >

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 >
GAME THEORY by William  Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2018

"Often exciting and absorbing with a tough, hard-boiled style, but it could be more imaginative about future society."
An alcoholic detective investigating his ex-wife's murder overturns evidence of a dangerous conspiracy in this debut noir-flavored sci-fi novel. 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 >
GODS, MONSTERS, AND THE LUCKY PEACH by Kelly Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2018

"The strong worldbuilding will appeal to sci-fi fans, but a slow-burn plot that spends too much time on the logistics of time travel weakens an otherwise appealing story."
A high-concept story of time-traveling scientists trying to fix the future by returning to the past. Read full book review >
IMPOSTOR SYNDROME  by Mishell Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2018

"An entertaining novel of magical heists driven by deeply appealing characters."
In the third book of The Arcadia Project series, Baker (Phantom Pains, 2017, etc.) raises the stakes for an engaging heroine, who wrestles with physical disability and mental illness. Read full book review >
THE CRYSTILLERIES OF ECHOLAND by Dew Pellucid
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2018

"A gripping, if sometimes dark and perplexing, fantasy coming-of-age novel."
In this middle-grade fantasy sequel, a young hero must ally with his alter ego in an intricate parallel universe in order to rescue his sister and save his own life. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2018

"An enjoyable, post-apocalypse mind romp featuring technologically bred demigods, future Stone Age tribes, and supercilious worms."
Long after an asteroid nearly erases Earth's civilization, an artificial intelligence guardian and the archived intellect of a genius must deal with the arrival of large, caterpillarlike alien colonists. 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 >