Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 4)

Infinity by Jus Accardo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A fun YA sci-fi story with a compelling cast of characters."
A rebellious teenager discovers a family secret that involves hopping between dimensions and confronts a dangerous killer in Accardo's (Embraced, 2015, etc.) latest novel, the first in a series.Read full book review >
Highway Thirteen to Manhattan by Kourtney Heintz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A daring, if occasionally dreary, series installment that shows that love can be an unremitting trial—with or without superpowers."
A telepath has a near-death experience and later struggles with an inner darkness in Heintz's (The Six Train to Wisconsin, 2013) paranormal drama. Read full book review >

Blowback '07 by Brian Meehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A vibrant time-travel tale that offers inventive storytelling along with sports, romance, and secrets."
A YA adventure finds a high school football star stuck in the past thanks to a mysterious musical instrument. Read full book review >
Prisoners of the Game by Tim Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"An ambitious, enjoyable romp whose briskness makes its few stumbles forgivable."
Gamers must survive a glitch-y virtual-reality realm that's rendering its players comatose in Allen's (Apocalypse Orphan, 2016) sci-fi actioner.Read full book review >
THE FATE OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"Overall, a satisfying close to a long but worthy yarn."
The Red Queen is off her head—and heads, it seems, will roll in this closing installment of Johansen's Tearling trilogy. Read full book review >

BEYOND THE FOREST by Kay L. Ling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"A bright fantasy for readers who are tired of exaggerated violence and slippery morals."
In this fantasy debut, a gemologist discovers a hidden portal and finds that family secrets are the key to saving more than one world. Read full book review >
LOST GODS by Brom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An oddly schizophrenic yarn—organized above, chaotic below—but fans of Brom's weirdly offbeat imagination will find much to admire."
Underworld fantasy from the artist, games designer, and novelist (Krampus, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales."
In a substantial anthology of stories about the end of the world, editor Silverberg (Tales of Majipoor, 2013, etc.) brings together works by both classic science-fiction writers and contemporary authors. Read full book review >
ALTERED STARSCAPE by Ian Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Not Douglas' finest opening statement, but fans should be engrossed enough to come back for more."
Space war trouper Douglas (Deep Time, 2015, etc.) pilots a new alien-warfare series into furious action powered by intriguing speculation. Read full book review >
Rosetta by Stephen Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An inventive, entertaining sci-fi tale involving valuable alien secrets."
In this debut novel, humanity colonizes space with the aid of an alien StarDrive found on Mars, left there millennia ago by an extinct race known as the Galactics. Read full book review >
Tallah by Jonathan R. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A nice addition to the series with all the same strengths as the original.
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Miller (Gravity Breaker, 2016, etc.) picks up Tallah Williams' story in this second installment as she uses and abuses her gravity-controlling power in an attempt to fit in to—or remake—the world she lives in.Read full book review >
Opaque by Calix Leigh-Reign
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2016

"A somewhat standard, if rousing, supernatural tale combined with a gleefully eccentric teenage romance."
In Leigh-Reign's debut sci-fi thriller, a teenage misanthrope questions his disturbing proclivities and even his origin after he becomes inexplicably captivated by a new girl at school. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >