Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews (page 7)

WAKEWORLD by Kerry Schafer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Baffling sometimes but enthralling and hugely enjoyable."
Second (Between, 2013) in an urban fantasy series where three worlds—Wakeworld, Dreamworld and Between—are real. Read full book review >
SECRET by Brigid Kemmerer
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"As with previous titles, the heart of the story is the human condition, and the paranormal aspect is the side note—a pleasing balance. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
In this fourth full-length title in the Elementals series, multiple secrets come to a boil. Read full book review >

THE ECHO by James  Smythe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Nicely written and thoughtful, but two more of these literary variations on a morbid theme may be far too much of the same for readers."
Dysfunctional…People…in…Spaaaace! For the second time in a projected four-book series, Smythe demonstrates why it's a bad idea to shut up virtual strangers in a tin can with an unclear directive. Read full book review >
RED RISING by Pierce Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A fine novel for those who like to immerse themselves in alternative worlds."
Set in the future and reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones, this novel dramatizes a story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power. Read full book review >
THE DREAMTUNNEL SEQUENCE by Mark E. Lacy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Solid writing and a twisting plot make for a decent high-fantasy debut."
Two warriors unexpectedly touched by sorcery go on separate quests in an attempt to defeat a great evil. Read full book review >

HERO by L. L. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An entertaining ghost story with a discerning, perceptive examination of actions and consequences in the here and hereafter."
A cop killed in the line of duty lingers as a ghost to help his troubled daughter and to solve a murder case in Anderson's debut supernatural thriller. Read full book review >
HORRORSCOPE by Brian Evans
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An offbeat but clumsy story about gangsters and the supernatural."
In this debut thriller from Evans, Bousquet and Biltz, a psychic's powers bring the Mafia to her door. Read full book review >
GIPSY LAKE by Domenico Corna
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"An uneven fantasy tale with an encouraging message about embracing life's risks. "
Corna (You'll Fall Asleep, 2014, etc.) offers a fantastical novel about a fearful girl and the strange events that help her find herself. Read full book review >
Into the Hive of Saarlathesh by Johnny Toxin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"A deliriously Lovecraft-ian adventure with a wicked sense of humor."
In Toxin's debut supernatural thriller, a comic-book store owner's simple small-town life is turned on its head when he enters a parallel universe. Read full book review >
HE DRANK, AND SAW THE SPIDER by Alex Bledsoe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Existing fans will enjoy this book, but it won't win many converts."
Another independently intelligible outing for freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse (Wake of the Bloody Angel, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
EX-PURGATORY by Peter Clines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A fabulously geeky adventure about getting the superpowered band back together."
The superheroes of the future have been restored to their dull, pedestrian lives, and they have no idea who or where they are. Read full book review >
STAR ROAD by Matthew Costello
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"All in all, something for everyone."
Pulp science fiction from Costello (Vacation, 2012, etc.) and recently deceased (1949-2013) Hautala (The Demon's Wife, 2013, etc.), their only collaboration. Read full book review >