Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 8)

BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A zesty treat for YA and new-adult fantasists."
A young medieval woman embarks on a grim mission in this first installment of a fantasy romance series. Read full book review >
CITY OF BASTARDS by Andrew  Shvarts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2018

"An exciting story full of magic and action-packed scenes. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
The sequel to Royal Bastards (2017) starts off with Princess Lyriana, her cousin, Ellarion, Zell, and Tilla in the glow of Lightspire—but where there is light, there is also shadow. Read full book review >

WHERE DRAGONWOOFS SLEEP AND THE FADING CREEPS by A.J. Massey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A fantasy with tremendous heart and a magisterial execution."
This debut YA novel transports three teenage heroes to a magical realm that may vanish before they can save it from a despotic ruler. Read full book review >
FEYR STRIKES BACK by Ross Goodell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2018

"An often engaging tale that should keep readers hooked with a blend of magic, high-stakes action, and the continuing growth of its likable teen protagonist."
A 16-year-old, his parents, and his magical sprite girlfriend are threatened by a conspiracy of corporate villains on Earth and an Emperor from another world in the second book in Goodell and Bright's (The Harmonies of Magic, 2017) YA fantasy series. Read full book review >
THE BOOGEYMAN'S INTERN by Matt  Betts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2018

"An offbeat, entertaining look at timeworn mythical characters."
A world of imaginary beings faces a possible homicide in Betts' (The Shadow Beneath the Waves, 2018, etc.) fantasy mystery.Read full book review >

CASPER AND JASPER AND THE TERRIBLE TYRANT by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2018

"Readers young and old will adore the buoyancy of this dystopian adventure."
A middle-grade fantasy about two boys who are separated from their parents during the reign of a petty despot. Read full book review >
LIFEL1K3 (LIFELIKE) by Jay Kristoff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 29, 2018

"Inventive and unexpected. (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
A scrappy survivor learns dangerous secrets in an artificial intelligence-heavy "post-apocalyptic hellscape." Read full book review >
MAPPO by William Sam  Warner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2018

"While this post-apocalyptic tale explores intriguing avenues, its cynicism toward government remains heavy-handed."
A dystopian novel focuses on an American nuclear crisis. Read full book review >
BLACK WAVE  by Devon  Glenn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2018

"A melancholy, engaging period piece that transforms into a less-effective present-day ghost hunt."
A medium meets the perfect man, only to have nature intervene in this paranormal debut novel. Read full book review >
MEM by Bethany C. Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"The defiant story of an impossible enigma who only yearns to be a real girl."
A young woman's personality is the result of a startling experimental procedure, leaving her to struggle with the question of who she really is. Read full book review >
84K by Claire North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"Style gets in the way of substance here, but North is an original and even dazzling writer, and fans of her work will enjoy this grim tale of capitalism taken to a terrifying extreme."
A story about the value of one human life. Read full book review >
RELICS OF THE DIVINE by Stephen R.  Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"An absorbing coming-of-age quest tale with few female leaders."
In this debut fantasy adventure novel, a young man, an acolyte in a mystic tradition, embarks on a diplomatic mission that tests his calling. 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 >