Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 9)

ECHOES OF PARADISE by Deanna Kahler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A pleasing spiritual romance about love lost and regained."
A woman experiences supernatural love in Kahler's debut novel. Read full book review >
Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"An intriguing, intensely readable combination of Game of Thrones and the New Testament."
A dark fantasy about an alliance between the Queen of Hell and the Son of God. Read full book review >

4 Note Chronicles of the Celestial Warriors: Aura by M C B
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"Though dotted with occasional surprises, the book as a whole struggles to keep readers engaged."
A brother and sister find themselves in adventurous combat in MCB's (4 Note Chronicles of the Celestial Warriors: Legacy, 2013) fantasy sequel. Read full book review >
WHEN IT'S A JAR by Tom Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Shapeless, demented and frequently hilarious."
Another British-accented comic fantasy, a sequel to Doughnut (2013), whose entire plot revolves around the ancient riddle, the answer to which is the book's title. Read full book review >
FIAT by Jeffrey D. Schlaman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A passionate novel that warns of a coming economic apocalypse."
A dystopian novel about the collapse of the American financial superstructure. Read full book review >

UNEARTHED by Karen Seymour
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A worthy contribution to the earthbound fantasy genre."
The awakening of a reluctant but resilient fantasy heroine. Read full book review >
The Rings of Elpída by Dylan Huntington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"Steers clear of the traditional visually rich sci-fi style, but is so strong in concept that it's bound to linger in readers' minds."
In the author's debut sci-fi novel, inhabiting another planet with intelligent life may be the solution for saving humanity, if a small group of university students can survive. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL OF DESTINY by J. Seab
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"A fantasy tale that offers some intriguing characters and plotlines but lacks a strong central focus to tie them all together.  "
In the land of Etus, disparate heroes and rogues embark on separate adventures that alter the course of their destinies in Seab's debut dystopian fantasy novel. Read full book review >
INTO THE FRAY by Aderyn Lonigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"An ambitious, daring love story set in a standard fantasy plot that has yet to reach epic heights."
A debut novel, the first in a planned series, which seamlessly weds the love story of two women to a traditional fantasy tale. Read full book review >
THE DOCTOR AND THE DINOSAURS by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Delightful—a potential blockbuster lacking only a hearty plot to match the highly impressive personalities and setting."
Another of Resnick's Weird West fantasy yarns (The Buntline Special, 2010, etc.) starring consumptive dentist/sharpshooter Doc Holliday and an eye-popping selection of other historical characters. Read full book review >
KALEIDOCIDE by Dave Swavely
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A less than riveting sequel."
In this sequel to Silhouette (2012), Michael Ares, the boss of Bay Area Security Service, the private corporation that runs the independent, post-disaster San Francisco Bay area, faces a prolonged series of assassination attempts. Read full book review >
YEAR'S BEST SF 18 by David G. Hartwell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Almost uniformly excellent—but then when was an anthology from Hartwell ever less?"
Award-winning editor/anthologist Hartwell rounds up a sparkling selection of science-fiction stories from 2012. Read full book review >