Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews

BEREN AND LÚTHIEN by J.R.R. Tolkien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"The story has it all: swords, sorcery, and pure and undying love. (Excellent illustrations, too.) Essential grounding for an epic cycle that shows no signs of ending anytime soon."
Frodo-heads rejoice: from the Tolkien factory comes a foundational story a century in the making, one yarn to rule them all. Read full book review >
THE INTERVIEW by Matt Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"A series starter with impressive momentum and a puzzle that will bring readers back for future volumes."
A journalist interviews a teenager who's been institutionalized his whole life for his parents' crimes in Chapman's (33 Bones, 2011, etc.) sci-fi-infused thriller. Read full book review >

WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popovic
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Those looking for fantasy with diversity may find themselves bewitched. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Reminiscent of Practical Magic, this sensory-rich debut and series opener highlights the mysteries of life, death, and love for modern twin witches. Read full book review >
BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS  by Philip Reeve
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Hop aboard and prepare for the ride of your life. (glossary) (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
Reeve picks his story up directly after Railhead (2016), with more of everything, from destruction to fun.Read full book review >
SOVEREIGN by April Daniels
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 25, 2017

"Daniels doesn't just perfectly 'queer the capes,' she delivers a book that's tightly packed with brilliantly rendered fights, nail-biting scenes of peril, emotional authenticity, and a perfect first kiss. (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
It's been nine months since the last Dreadnought was blown apart and he transferred the mantle—and the responsibilities—to teenager Danny Tozer, and she's already world-weary. Read full book review >

THE DIRE KING by William Ritter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A humorous, energetic, action-packed, and magical conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
A paranormal private investigator and his clever companion make a last stand against the forces of chaos in this fourth and final book. Read full book review >
A DANGEROUS MAGIC by Donald Hounam
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Violent, profane, caustic, grisly, and pitch-black—but all in a good way. (Horror/mystery. 14-adult)"
A brilliant teenage sorcerer takes on the case of a beheaded bishop in this supernatural noir debut. Read full book review >
NAHIA by Patricia Bossano
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vivid and intricate fantasy tale about the ties that bind and the conflicts between two realms."
The faery sphere and the human world collide in this third installment of a series. Read full book review >
TO KILL A SORCERER by Greg Mongrain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A delectable supernatural noir that should be thrown back in one shot."
This urban fantasy debut and series opener sees an immortal hunting a voodoo serial killer. Read full book review >
A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN  by Sarah J. Maas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 2, 2017

"Nifty romantic escapism enhanced by expansion of worldbuilding and development of secondary characters. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Feyre and her friends must stop the evil Hybern king's conquering schemes. Read full book review >
DAUGHTER OF AITHNE by Karin Rita Gastreich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"An enticing and elegant series finale, filled with magic and turmoil."
In this conclusion of a fantasy trilogy, treachery and thoughts of retribution may spawn a devastating war between kingdoms. Read full book review >
ARAWN'S CARNAGE by L.A. Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2014

"Provides an action-packed turning point in the series and sets the stage for fresh adventures."
Hammer's (Balor's Might, 2015, etc.) third adventure finds the demon-smashing Sons of Odin on the brink of annihilation. 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 >