Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD by Rena Rossner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Ambitious and surprising."
In a mix of historical fiction and fantasy, Rossner's debut weaves a richly detailed story of Jewish identity and sisterhood. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"The Future is Female!: because Shameless Ploy to Cash in on a Feminist Slogan Plus One Random Story by Ursula K. Le Guin (RIP) wouldn't fit on the cover."
A story collection, edited by Yaszek (Science Fiction/Georgia Inst. of Technology), billing itself as a set of science-fiction classics written by women. Read full book review >

DEEPEST BLUE by Mindy  Tarquini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A fantasy that offers strong themes and worldbuilding but lacks rich character details."
In a magical city in Italy, three royal brothers struggle with their desires and the roles destined for them at birth. Read full book review >
VENGEFUL  by V.E. Schwab
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Readers won't be able to put down this dark and riveting tale of power and revenge."
Victor Vale has died twice—and it's not getting any easier. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE BLOODLANDS by S.M. Beiko
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A densely-packed, well-crafted sequel that will leave readers eager for the trilogy's finale. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
Following Scion of the Fox (2017), Roan struggles with her heritage as a dangerous threat moves against the Families. Read full book review >

A WINTER'S PROMISE by Christelle Dabos
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Not a drop of mastery is lost in translation. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A reserved young woman's betrothal throws her into a world of intrigue and treachery in the first volume of Dabos' (La mémoire de Babel, 2017, etc.) fantasy quartet. Read full book review >
GIVE THE DARK MY LOVE by Beth Revis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An ambitious series opener with promise. (Dark fantasy. 13-adult)"
An unassuming country girl wages battle against a deadly plague. Read full book review >
BLACK WINGS BEATING by Alex London
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Readers will be swept away in this book's talons. (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Falcons are the new dragons in this engrossing fantasy series opener. Read full book review >
LIGHTS ON THE SEA by Miquel  Reina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An enjoyable, finely written fantasy tale."
A fabulist debut novel tells the story of an older couple on an unexpected voyage. Read full book review >
DRAGON'S SHADOW by Allison Morse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2018

"A heartwarming fantasy adventure featuring winning characters."
In this YA novel, Morse (The Sweetheart Deal, 2015, etc.) tells the story of two teenagers in different worlds whose fates are connected by an ominous prophecy. Read full book review >
GENESIS by Bellamy  Westbay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2018

"Characters continually evolve and astonish in this exceptional supernatural tale."
In the second installment of Westbay's (Revelations, 2018) fantasy series, an angel defies God and traverses multiple universes to save the mortal woman he loves. Read full book review >
THE THORN QUEEN by Elise  Holland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An effervescent fantasy crafted from the heart."
This middle-grade debut sees a young outcast discover her true potential while on a quest to save others. 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 >