Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

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 >
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 >

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 >
STRANGE GRACE by Tessa Gratton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Horrifying, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, a lush fairy tale rooted in a moral quandary. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
When the needs of the many require the deaths of a few, three friends defy tradition. Read full book review >
WILDCARD by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A fast, intense, phenomenal read. (Science fiction. 13-adult)"
The fate of free will hangs in the balance as Emika must choose a side in this sequel to Warcross (2017). Read full book review >

STATE TECTONICS  by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Satisfying as a novel, anxiety-inducing as a comment on our society."
Older wraps up her trilogy of near-future thrillers (Null States, 2017, etc.) that focus on the influence of news on politics. Read full book review >
TWO DARK REIGNS by Kendare Blake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Tragic, devastating, horrifying, enthralling. (cast of characters, map) (Fantasy. 14 -adult)"
In the third entry in a pitch-black fantasy quartet, everyone acts with the best of intentions—and everything goes terribly, terribly wrong. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF GONDOLIN by J.R.R. Tolkien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2018

"This gorgeous novel is a must for more than just Tolkien fanatics."
Christopher Tolkien presents the final piece in a trilogy of Middle-earth stories his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, did not live to see published. Read full book review >
FOUNDRYSIDE by Robert Jackson Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"If you accept the notion that the laws of gravity are just suggestions, this makes for a grand entertainment."
Bennett (City of Miracles, 2017, etc.) inaugurates another series of imaginative, thoroughly idiosyncratic fantasy novels. Read full book review >
NOUMENON INFINITY by Marina J. Lostetter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Sci-fi action and adventure held together by universally human themes; this is the genre at its very best."
The newly relaunched Convoy Seven and its crew of clones heads back to the distant star LQ Pyx and the mysterious alien structure surrounding it in this breathtaking sequel to Lostetter's critically acclaimed Noumenon (2017). Read full book review >
PIERCING MAYBE by Dan Cray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Sumptuous sci-fi with originality to spare."
Cray's sci-fi thriller stars a heroine who battles a hidden race determined to curtail humanity's growth. Read full book review >
THE RAGING ONES by Krista Ritchie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A potently addictive blend of romance, fantasy, and science fiction full of unexpected twists. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A mysteriously linked trio will do anything to be chosen for a space mission to escape their frozen planet. 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 >