Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 9)

THE VORRH by B. Catling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Certainly unusual, sometimes powerful, this book nevertheless doesn't quite succeed thanks to its murky, roundabout plot and over-rich language."
A darkly imaginative story of magical realism set in and around a forest with mystical powers. Read full book review >
CORSAIR by James L. Cambias
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2015

"A potboiler that fans of Cambias' previous excellent work will wish to investigate."
Near-future science-fiction thriller from the author of A Darkling Sea (2014).Read full book review >

THE GOSPEL OF LOKI by Joanne M. Harris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2015

"If not exactly fresh, certainly a rich, in-depth addition to the modern mythic canon."
If everything you know about Loki begins and ends with the actor Tom Hiddleston, this book is for you. Read full book review >
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2015

"Sexy and romantic. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A wild new take on "Beauty and the Beast" in a world where humans and the faeries who once enslaved them live separated by a wall erected under Treaty. Read full book review >
WOLVES by Simon Ings
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2015

"A novel that's easy to admire but almost reptilian in its lack of warmth."
A new novel that probes the relationship between perception and reality. Read full book review >

Assassin Rabbit from the Dawn of Time by Mark Richard Taylor
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2015

"Postmodern ironic gods must be crazy—or just a bit lazy—in this wry, absurd, yet sophisticated sci-fi."
Seattle slackers accidentally gain superhuman powers of perception and space-time manipulation, causing an entirely different group of superior beings to wonder what exactly to do about them. Read full book review >
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"Bound to be popular. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A suddenly trendy trope—conflict and romance between members of conquering and enslaved races—enlivened by fantasy elements loosely drawn from Arabic tradition (another trend!). Read full book review >
THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"The well-built world, vivid characters, and perfect blend of action and amour should have readers eagerly seeking the sequel. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Echo is an odd bird, but she soars in this urban fantasy. Read full book review >
THE LAST BOOK EVER WRITTEN by Jonah Kruvant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"A bit familiar but exciting nonetheless."
In a future dictatorship, detective Victor Vale starts questioning authority when, to infiltrate a dissident cell, he goes undercover as a writer. Read full book review >
Soul by Dan Gilvezan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2015

"An often charming, if predictable, story about life, afterlife, and the gray area in between."
In Gilvezan's (Bumblebee & Me, 2011, etc.) metaphysical mystery, an angelic being arrives on Earth to save the human race from a pandemic of infertility.Read full book review >
THE MIDA, BOOK TWO by Lyle Ernst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 2015

"Despite an overstuffed finale, the Mida gang's latest proves a tighter, more emotionally involving installment than its predecessor.
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Ernst and Sigafus' (The Mida, 2014) supernaturally gifted carnies return to help one of their own free his wife from vengeful gangsters.Read full book review >
Dimension 111 by Rafael Arcaya   Cruzado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2015

"Readers willing to jump down the rabbit hole with Amaya will not suffer from a lack of twists and surprises."
From author Cruzado (Maria, 2014) comes a fantastical sci-fi novel about a world in chaos. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >