“Mather’s chaotic scenes that place Del in life-threatening situations, and of which she expertly extricates herself, are well written and page turning.”
“A touch lighter on the hard science of space flight and a lot heavier on intrigue, new and old readers will find themselves quickly immersed in this complex alternate hist
“The Patient is a narrative of slowly building horror that will grip the reader with a continuous set of shivers.”
This is the authors’ third book taking place in a fictional community in America called Night Vale, where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are adroitly brought to life.
“fans of the series will absolutely delight in the final installation in Scalzi’s epic space opera trilogy.”
“Bitter Pill has a strong plot that keeps the pages turning, but it’s the insightful studies of evil—Carlos, Lynch, and Chester—that make the book memorable.”
“Quantic holds the pacing taut and sustains the tension for 270 pages before finally revealing the truth.
“Reality isn’t what it appears to be. Our perception of reality is a construction of the brain, and science is achieving what decades ago seemed impossible.”
“With affable characters intelligently written, it is the world-building that sets this book apart from the usual fare.”
In the second of The Locked Tomb Trilogy books, Harrowhark Nonagesimus returns, having successfully consumed her cavalier and ascended to Lyctorhood. Well, almost successfully.
“If Jin Yong’s story continues to grow richer as it progresses, by the end it will pack an impressive punch.”
“And I Do Not Forgive You is uneven, but where it shines, it’s wonderful.”
“This book is quite entertaining. It is literally a page-turner and a very successful whodunnit.”
“Anyone is a powerful thrill ride—spellbinding, breathtaking, and thoughtful.
“Boys of Alabama is a beautiful book that carries the reader along on a tide of rich, eloquent language.”
“Finna is a great story. It’s engaging, sometimes wrenching, and a complete epic in miniature.”
“These Southern Stepford wives will match Scarlett O’Hara for sheer determination and surpass Buffy the Vampire Slayer with their courage, while giving the reader an unexpected ironic chuck
“Carlaftes’s compendium is a hysterical and delightful excursion into the American presidency from the time Andrew Jackson dove into the River Styx to avoid the Grim Reaper until President
“Okorafor’s future world, built out of real cultures and fully realized characters, should establish a new standard for science fiction in the 21st century.”
This is the second book of the series that started with Foundryside, one of the best fantasies of 2018.
“When a dangerous trick goes awry one evening and threatens to kill her, Thalia unexpectedly shape-shifts.
“The plot is unexceptional, but it is an easy, fun enough story to divert the reader for a few hours.”
The world of fantasy is alive with short fiction, and those wild-growing stories are bundled together by a league of anthologists who carefully arrange tales by theme.
“This is top rate action/adventure horror with the right amount of humanity to keep the reader’s attention from cover to cover.”
Anthologies are purpose-driven books. Some collect the best works of a given year; others take up a single idea and spin it out in myriad directions.