Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 9)

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 >
FURYBORN by Claire Legrand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 22, 2018

"High stakes, epic scope, intense action, and sweeping mythologies. (element guide) (Fantasy. 15-adult)"
Two girls separated by a thousand years are connected by a prophecy. Read full book review >

SPECTACLE by Megan Rose Gedris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 22, 2018

"Humorous and heartfelt, creepy and captivating; readers will eagerly hope for another volume. (Graphic fantasy. 12-adult)"
Webcomic artist Gedris (YU+ME: dream Omnibus Book Two, 2014, etc.) delivers a compelling tale of supernatural mystery set in the Old West. Read full book review >
HUSH, MY INNER SLEUTH by M.E.  Meegs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2018

"Possibilities abound in this meta-noir page-turner."
College grad Willie Tigue, "looking forward to an adventure," gets one in spades when she is seemingly possessed by a freshly deceased private eye in 1940s Hollywood. Read full book review >
THE SPIRITUALIST MURDERS by James  Musgrave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2018

"An entertaining mix of fact, fiction, feminism, and the occult."
In this mystery sequel, women in 1886 San Francisco investigate murders of husbands by their hypnotized wives. Read full book review >

LOST ON A PAGE by David E.  Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2018

"A lovingly designed metafictional sendup of genre novels."
A debut metafictional fantasy tells the story of a private investigator plucked out of his own book. Read full book review >
WRATH OF EMPIRE  by Brian McClellan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"McClellan's design and construction grow steadily more impressive with each fresh installment."
Second entry in McClellan's Gods of Blood and Powder fantasy series (Sins of Empire, 2017), in which the land of Fatrasta has been invaded by the armies and sorcerers of the vast Dynize empire. Read full book review >
THE ODDLING PRINCE by Nancy Springer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"A tale of two brothers for whom things work out a little too well to be worth the investment."
The king of Calidon is about to die when a mysterious stranger saves him at the last minute—but the stranger carries a secret that could tear the kingdom apart. Read full book review >
ARMISTICE by Lara Elena Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Slow to get off the ground, but readers who enjoy luxuriating in the book's rich prose, sharp dialogue, and detailed interpersonal histories won't mind."
Donnelly returns readers to the world of Amberlough (2017) in this sequel, in which the fallout of a fascist regime's triumph continues to haunt those who escaped it...or who thought they had. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN OF SORROW  by Sarah Beth Durst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"On balance, a decent wrap-up."
The final volume in a high fantasy trilogy (The Reluctant Queen, 2017, etc.) set on a continent where all the powers of nature are tied to vicious elemental spirits controlled by queens. Read full book review >
THE DREAMACHINE by William Dickerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"While portions fall victim to bland violence, this thriller explores a variety of intriguing topics."
A sci-fi novel examines a web developer's bizarre past and dangerous future. Read full book review >
MONEY JANE by T.K. Riggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2018

"While it becomes too bubbly in places, this fantasy creates an oddly original adventure."
A sequel follows a group of young students at a magic school. 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 >