Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 7)

AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW by Sherry Perkins
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 2, 2018

"An appealing paranormal suspense tale."
An American college student uncovers a gruesome mystery and a hidden world of magic while studying in Ireland in this debut novel. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE by Billy Phillips
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"Imaginative, whimsical, and a fine preamble to a potential sequel."
Phillips and Nissensen's (The Color of Fear, 2015) YA horror series continues as 14-year-old Caitlin Fletcher returns to a transdimensional fairy-tale realm to rescue her kidnapped sister. Read full book review >

SNOW IN APRIL by Mary Mager
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"A likable, family-oriented fantasy tale, defined by the warmth of its plot and character-building messages."
New friends, a snowstorm, and an impending rift between kingdoms lead an overlooked young prince to find his voice in this third installment of a middle-grade series. Read full book review >
EDGER by David  Beem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"Outlandish, hectic, and sometimes illogical but undeniably entertaining."
An average Joe has a chance to be a superhero and face off against a supervillain—using tech that may be deadly to the user—in Beem's (Abyss of Chaos, 2011) offbeat comedy.Read full book review >
MATTHEW PATTERSON AND THE WISH DEFENDERS by Michael R. Holm
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 30, 2018

"Whip-smart plotting makes this adventure an ideal romp."
In this middle-grade fantasy debut, the removal of pennies from a water fountain unleashes magical forces both good and evil. Read full book review >

CITY OF SHARDS by Steve  Rodgers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 30, 2018

"An exhilarating tale for fans of sword and sorcery, fantasy, and rich worldbuilding."
Ostracized for his uncontrollable, three-word outbursts, a boy comes of age in a realm filled with magic, evil, and warring gods in this debut novel. Read full book review >
MEET ME IN THE STRANGE by Leander Watts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2018

"A bighearted and imaginative tale about a glam god's fans."
Two teenagers find salvation in each other in this music-tinged YA sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
A GIRL NAMED CRICKET by Peter J. Manos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"TV viewers may be reminded of the Coneheads on Saturday Night Live (or My Favorite Martian), but this seriocomic, alien-in-school yarn skillfully maintains orbit and comedy-drama equilibrium. "
A refugee from a doomed planet, a teenage alien attempts—awkwardly—to blend into the landscape of an unsuspecting California town. Read full book review >
THE GATHERING by Bernadette  Giacomazzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2018

"Minimal action, but the focused setting and rounded characters will prime readers for further stories."
In the first installment of Giacomazzo's (co-author: Swimming with Sharks, 2015) dystopian series set in the near future, a group resists a dictator who's taken control of America. Read full book review >
THE MEASUREMENTS OF DECAY by K. K.  Edin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2018

"An atypical and profound tale that readers won't easily forget."
Three people from different times and places set themselves on paths to save humanity in Edin's unorthodox sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR by Tessa Gratton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2018

"Gratton achieves the rare feat of a Shakespeare adaptation that earns the right to exist, but it's possible to have too much of a good thing."
Three very different sisters vie for their father's crown in this fantasy inspired by King Lear. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >