“Readers who enjoy political intrigue in their fantasy will find Beaton’s debut deeply satisfying.”
“Elly Bangs has created a vivid, fascinating, and utterly believable future world, and she immerses the reader into it skillfully and seamlessly.”
“a tightly paced, well thought out cyberpunk thriller that entices after the very first chapter.”
“Klara and the Sun is about families, about the future of work, about disability and the nature of (post) humanity.
“a long walk through thick underbrush, but the payoff is worth the trek.”
As an old saying goes: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Tim Fielder’s book Infinitum tells the story of Aja Oba, an ancient African king who steals the son of his concubine and is cursed with immortality in revenge.
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes, though billed as a novel, is a collection of vignettes and interrelated stories concerning various goddesses, nymphs, and mortal women connected in some
Evelyn Caldwell tells herself “I am not a monster,” but she may not believe it. Evelyn is a self-centered, work-obsessed woman who has devoted everything to her scientific career.
“The Witch’s Heart is gripping, evocative, and alternatingly joyful and heart-breaking. Gornichec’s prose is lyrical and fierce, just like her protagonists.”
“A tavern maid’s-eye view of epic fantasy is an appealing concept, but in the end, it feels like that eye is looking in too many directions at once.”
“The Danger of Smoking in Bed underlines the darkness of evil.
“Grushin’s facility with language . . . is a marvel. It’s the kind of prose that demands you submerge yourself.”
What comes after “Happily ever after?”
“VanderMeer is a master author, and this is a masterwork.”
“New York 2140 is a book brimming with positivity, humor, and intelligence.”
“Second Chance Angel forgoes overly complex world building in favor of telling a damn good story.”
“thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. Eoin Colfer’s specialty is magical realism, and it shines through this entire tale.”
“A gender-flip version of Faust, and also a haunting love story that will linger.”
“Editor Melissa Edmundson has produced a valuable collection for scholars and curious readers alike.”
“Suspenseful, filled with evocative writing capturing the reader’s empathy for the characters, The Night Will Find Us takes our fear of that which lurks in the dark and transfers i
“packed with crucial climate-change information framed in fairly comprehensible terms. . . .
“The Four Profound Weaves is a beautifully articulated exploration of queer identity and transformation.
“Dark, haunting, lyrical, and innovative, beautiful and heartfelt . . .”
Daughters of the Wild has an intriguing, deeply marketable premise: oppressed and repressed girls, isolated from the outside world, “tending a mysterious plant called the Vine of Heaven” i
“the prose is tight and there is enough tension in the plot to draw in the reader despite any flaws.”