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 >
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 >
CHORUS by Emma Trevayne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2014

"All things considered, though, an unnecessary sequel. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Eight years after the fall of the Corp during older brother Anthem's rebellion in Coda (2013), teenage Alpha struggles with its legacy. Read full book review >
THE DARK WORLD by Cara Lynn Shultz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2014

"A sweet romance with a quick sense of humor and supernatural action. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl is drawn into a secret supernatural war. Read full book review >