Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 6)

RIDERS by R.K.  Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A noteworthy baddie and a well-defined power give this otherworldly tale distinction."
Two centuries-old lovers capable of occupying others' bodies stumble on a few people with the same ability, including one who proves menacing, in this supernatural novel. Read full book review >
ROCK MANNING GOES FOR BROKE by Charlie Jane Anders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2018

"An astute capsule of that moment of overload when you can't decide whether to laugh or cry."
Anders' (All the Birds in the Sky, 2016, etc.) latest short work is an absurdist, apocalyptic fable. Read full book review >

BOLLYWOOD INVASION by Ricardo  Alexanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"An imaginative, if rather shallow, rock ‘n' roll fantasy."
Alexanders (The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb, 2017) tells the story of a teenager who wakes up in an alternate universe and becomes a rock star in this YA novel. Read full book review >
THE WOLF AND THE RAIN by Tanya Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"A slow-burning, palpably grim dystopian tale."
This post-apocalyptic debut sees a young woman with a past on the trail of a missing person. Read full book review >
FALLING STAR by Kendra Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2018

"A colorful, complex saga of civilizations inching toward conflict."
In Lawrence's (Rising Star, 2014) fantasy sequel, humans, elves, and celestials continue preparing for total war with demonic hordes. Read full book review >

THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD by Rena Rossner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Ambitious and surprising."
In a mix of historical fiction and fantasy, Rossner's debut weaves a richly detailed story of Jewish identity and sisterhood. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"The Future is Female!: because Shameless Ploy to Cash in on a Feminist Slogan Plus One Random Story by Ursula K. Le Guin (RIP) wouldn't fit on the cover."
A story collection, edited by Yaszek (Science Fiction/Georgia Inst. of Technology), billing itself as a set of science-fiction classics written by women. Read full book review >
DEEPEST BLUE by Mindy  Tarquini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A fantasy that offers strong themes and worldbuilding but lacks rich character details."
In a magical city in Italy, three royal brothers struggle with their desires and the roles destined for them at birth. Read full book review >
VENGEFUL  by V.E. Schwab
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Readers won't be able to put down this dark and riveting tale of power and revenge."
Victor Vale has died twice—and it's not getting any easier. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE BLOODLANDS by S.M. Beiko
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A densely-packed, well-crafted sequel that will leave readers eager for the trilogy's finale. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
Following Scion of the Fox (2017), Roan struggles with her heritage as a dangerous threat moves against the Families. Read full book review >
A WINTER'S PROMISE by Christelle Dabos
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Not a drop of mastery is lost in translation. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A reserved young woman's betrothal throws her into a world of intrigue and treachery in the first volume of Dabos' (La mémoire de Babel, 2017, etc.) fantasy quartet. Read full book review >
GIVE THE DARK MY LOVE by Beth Revis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An ambitious series opener with promise. (Dark fantasy. 13-adult)"
An unassuming country girl wages battle against a deadly plague. 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 >