Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 2)

DEADLY SHORES by Taylor Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2014

"An about-average addition to the series."
Another (Destroyermen, 9) of Anderson's World War II alternate-history yarns (Storm Surge, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
THE OVERSIGHT by Charlie Fletcher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2014

"Intriguing and with enough potential bubbling underneath to keep readers agreeably optimistic about future installments."
First of a Dickensian supernatural—or, as Fletcher prefers it, "supranatural"—fantasy trilogy, from the screenwriter and author of Stoneheart (2006, etc.). Read full book review >

JUPITER WAR by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2014

"A must for fans of the trilogy; newcomers will want to start with Book 1."
Final installment in the medium-future trilogy (Zero Point, 2013, etc.) featuring an armed struggle between a brutal Earth regime and a single post-human intelligence. Read full book review >
CAMELOT BURNING by Kathryn Rose
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2014

"Part Arthurian high fantasy, part steampunk, laced with belle epoque drug- and absinthe-fueled decadence—the concept's so high it floats, but that doesn't mean people will want to jump up and catch it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
It's not your father's Camelot: Tattooed knights in eye makeup and piercings party hearty, downing absinthe and ogling hussies. Read full book review >
FREE TO FALL by Lauren Miller
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2014

"Recognizable characters and intriguing technology shine in this cautionary tale. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A girl solves family mysteries while uncovering a technological conspiracy. Read full book review >

HOT LEAD, COLD IRON by Ari Marmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Mick's no Bogart, but he gets the job done."
Start of a new fantasy series set in mobster-era Chicago, from the author of The Conqueror's Shadow (2010, etc.). Read full book review >
THIEF'S MAGIC by Trudi Canavan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite the lack of sharp edges, Canavan's creation is intriguing enough to tempt patient readers back for more."
First of a new fantasy series from the Australian author of The Traitor Queen (2012, etc.). Read full book review >
QUEEN OF THE DARK THINGS by C. Robert Cargill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Highly impressive while not always fully engaging, though fans of the first book won't be disappointed."
Sequel to Dreams and Shadows (2013), an urban fantasy following the career of young Austin, Texas, wizard Colby Stevens. Read full book review >
V IS FOR VILLAIN by Peter Moore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2014

"This is superhero fiction done right. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Being the nonpowered brother of a superhero could turn any good kid bad. Read full book review >
END TIMES by Anna Schumacher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2014

"This page-turner will leave readers eager for more. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The rapture will begin in modern-day Wyoming. Read full book review >
THE CHRONICLE OF SECRET RIVEN by Ronlyn Domingue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Secret Riven's tale will charm patient lovers of fantasy but likely frustrate readers looking for a thrilling adventure."
Deep within a realm of fantasy, a silent girl keeps a secret even she doesn't know the measure of. Read full book review >
THE SEVERED STREETS by Paul Cornell
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 20, 2014

"Gripping enough if insufficiently original to be a major standout."
The follow-up to London Falling (2013), an odd book that morphed from police procedural into urban-fantasy thriller. Read full book review >