Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 5)

THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows (2015) and Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (2003) converge in this dazzling new fantasy.

The backdrop is 1889 Paris, just weeks before the Exposition Universelle. Read full book review >

FEARLESS  by Sarah Tarkoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Readers will be eager to see what happens in the next installment of an original series that blends science fiction with faith in a premise that continues to hold its own."
In her sequel to Sinless (2018), Tarkoff returns readers to a world where sin makes people ugly and 18-year-old Grace Luther keeps fighting the rule of prophets who aren't as benevolent as everyone thinks. Read full book review >

ECHO NORTH by Joanna Ruth Meyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
To save her father, a 16-year-old girl makes a difficult bargain with a wolf. Read full book review >
ENTROPY ANGELS  by Mark  Harritt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

On a giant space-station colony, an outlaw hacker must use all his enhanced biology and cybersleuthing to survive when a deal goes awry and makes him the target of a lethal conspiracy.

Just like ska music, cyberpunk is a lively genre that refuses to die despite even critics in the sci-fi field declaring it has passed its expiration date (or operating system reset point). Read full book review >

THE LEGENDS OF EVE by Anonymous
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Distinctive characters and magic-infused action should leave readers craving the next volume."
Teens with elemental powers become the first students in three millennia to attend a school, which shadowy forces have targeted, in this launch of a YA fantasy series. Read full book review >

WHITE STAG by Kara Barbieri
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"Originally self-published online, this tale reads more as impassioned fanfiction than a fully realized, judiciously edited novel; best for existing fans. (Fantasy. 16-adult)"
A scarred survivor must decide if she will be predator, prey, or something more. Read full book review >
THE WICKED KING by Holly Black
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come. (map) (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attraction swirls together in the sequel to The Cruel Prince (2018). Read full book review >
SLAYER by Kiersten White
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"Even die-hard fans may lose patience with the story, but the surprises at the end more than adequately reward those who did their homework. (Paranormal adventure. 14-adult)"
Being a geek can be hard work. Read full book review >
THE CRUCIBLE by B.A. Blackwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"A breezy, winsome fantasy sequel populated by a delightful batch of characters."
In this second installment of a YA series, a teenager has an inexplicable link to an enigmatic crystal that Lucifer's fallen angels desperately covet. Read full book review >
SEVEN WOLVES OF THE SUN by L.A. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2019

"A tantalizing series opener that leaves little room for character development."
In Walker's fantasy debut, twin brothers accidentally unleash an ancient, malevolent force upon their father's kingdom. Read full book review >
CHALLENGES OF THE GODS by C. Hofsetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2019

"While convoluted in parts, this impossible-mission tale features an appealing hero."
A comedic sci-fi novel focuses on one man's undercover quest to destroy Earth. Read full book review >
NIGHTCHASER by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"Bouchet's masterful writing and storytelling meet science-fiction romance, in hyperdrive."
A space rebel with a price on her head discovers she may have the power to alter the balance of power in a galactic struggle—just as she's falling for a sexy trader with dangerous secrets of his own. 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 >