First day of a new month—let’s take a look at some of the new books we’ve got to look forward to!
The Girl From Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig
I’ve already read and written about this one. It’s great fun and fast-paced, feels fresh and original, and is (mostly) set during a period of Hawaii’s history that I’d never read about before. Even better, it’s thoughtful—in my column about it, I talk about how Heilig highlights “the importance of perspective, to ...
2016 is off to an excellent start with Daniel José Older’s Midnight Taxi Tango, the second Bone Street Rumba novel and the sequel to last year’s Half-Resurrection Blues.
Carlos Delacruz is the half-dead/half-alive hero in the ongoing drama of his own half-dead life: he has no recollections of how or when he died, he is not even sure his name is Carlos. And after the events in Half-Resurrection Blues, when Sasha, the woman he loves walked away from ...
There are some authors who prolifically make their way through science fiction's publishing circles, but who remain relatively unknown to the larger genre community as a whole. One such author is Fredric Brown.
Brown was born on October 29, 1906, in Cincinnati, Ohio. As an adult, he found work as a proofreader and typesetter for the Milwaukee Journal and alsostarted writing mystery stories, beginning in the 1930s, for pulp magazines such as Street & Smith's Detective Story, Thrilling ...
“What kind of mother tries to plunge a knife into your chest?” she says.
I chew on that for a second. There are other ways to kill your kid, a little bit every day. I think of the days Mima loses her cool. “Son el demónio,” Mima says about me and Hector, just loud enough for us to hear. We’re devils. “There are little knives,” I say.
“You look fat today. That tight dress ...
Over the last two weeks, we've looked at the science-fiction, fantasy and horror books being released through July, but 2016 isn't done with genre fiction yet! Here's what the rest of the year has in store….
August brings lots of action, both space-based and Earthbound. China's most celebrated science-fiction author, Cixin Liu, concludes his epic trilogy with Death’s End, which takes place 50 years after a Doomsday Battle during an uneasy and fragile peace ...
BOOK REPORT for A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Cover Story: Cheers!
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors: Magic, Alternate Universe
Relationship Status: Under Your Spell
Cover Story: Cheers!
Does thinking that this cover was designed specifically with me in mind make me self-absorbed or self-aware? Because that martini glass = SOLD. Plus, it's not just a cover gimmick—magical booze plays a prominent role in the story. (And in my ...
Photo courtesy of K.M. Jackson
There’s been some discussion about Kirkus Reviews’ coverage of romance novels in the past few days. We are listening and greatly appreciate the feedback. The editors of Kirkus are always thinking about diversity—all kinds of diversity—when we make our assignments. It’s our mission to cover books by authors of all races and ethnic groups, by LGBTQ authors, by disabled writers, and by women and men. We also cover books from a diversity of large and small publishers, books in ...
“The age of exploration is long over, amira. Now it’s the age of globalization. And once everyone agrees something is one way, all the other ways it could have been disappear.”
—The Girl From Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig
Sixteen-year-old Nix has lived most of her life on the Temptation, the time-traveling caravel captained by her father, Slate. For years, her work as the ship’s navigator has made her indispensable to him, but achieving his ultimate goal may actually ...