“In a horrifyingly paranormal way, this is a coming of age story.”
Esmae is born cursed—destined to destroy her mother’s kingdom that her twin brother is to inherit.
Sabina “Bina” Tremper is a 17-year-old girl in trouble. She’s also a very troubled girl, self-sabotaging every relationship and engaging in reckless, thoughtless acts.
Reader warning: This review contains spoilers.
At first glance a retelling of Beowulf doesn't seem that original. There have been countless spin-offs in prose, poetry, and even a movie.
Charlie Husk is not like other boys. Charlie grew up in the deep, dark woods of rural New Hampshire. He was 28 when he first used a cell phone, surfed the Internet, and smoked a joint.
“Eugenic is top-notch sci-fi, the kind of brainy sci-fi . . . that makes readers ask big questions and think.”
Dark elves and rogue warriors battle for the fate of a savage world in an action-packed, high fantasy relaunch of R. A. Salvatore’s Dungeons and Dragons-inspired franchise.
“an homage to Moby-Dick and a fitting continuation/conclusion of Ahab’s story.”
The Armored Saint is a book that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be.
This heady blend of sci-fi, romance, and revolution reels in the reader from the start.
The Freeze-Frame Revolution is “hard” science fiction, a novel (or novella—the book is borderline in its length) devoted almost entirely to exploring a concept.
Sancia Grado starts this book facedown in the mud, and things don’t get much better for her from there.
“Chambers’ thoughtful, measured work is offers space opera the depth and complexity it so often lacks. Her work is profound, engaging, and beautifully written.”
“The Moons of Barsk accomplishes what science fiction does at its best.
“a very entertaining story, with a thoroughly likable and intriguing (if unhuman) narrator”
“. . . begins with a good premise that dissolves into a disappointment . . .”
“In Starless, Jacqueline Carey has achieved what many have floundered: a story in which gender is complex and integral to the plot, but is not the plot within itself.”
On the cusp of World War II, the paths of two spies continually weave together as they navigate politics, war, spirits, betrayal, and the afterlife in a gaslamp Ghostbusters alternate history.
In her follow up to The Half-Drowned King, Linnea Hartsuyker continues her novelization of Snorri Sturlison’s “The Saga of Harald Harfagr” in an immaculately researched story that stands u
Andromeda Romano-Lax surprises and delights readers in her new novel, Plum Rains. The book follows the lives of a trio of unusual characters: Angelica, a Filipina nurse, living in Japan on
“a disgusting, disturbing, magnificent book.”
“this story is full evidence that ghosties and ghoulies inhabit places other than the United States and Transylvania.”
A former government assassin battles to survive in an apocalyptic world ravaged by war and infested with giant bugs in Apocalypse Nyx.
“a most unique interpretation of an age-old and beloved fairy tale”