“The vivid cultural background of Roanhorse’s series comes as a breath of fresh air, providing not only a change of genre pace but a voice still heard all too rarely in speculative fiction.
“Emily Eternal is a fast-paced, well-written science fiction thriller . . .”
“Doctorow would have been better served to render his ideas as essays, so that he could give them the complexity they deserve, and release his barely realized characters from their politica
The stories in Ha Seong-Nan’s Flowers of Mold are an acquired taste. Fortunately, taste for them can be developed awfully fast.
“well worth reading; however, readers should be prepared for the breadth of the stories and the occasionally problematic sexual encounters.”
Cecelia Ahern’s collection of short stories titled, Roar, couldn’t be better timed.
“Wounds will no doubt be remembered as one of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.”
“Marlon James delivers a twisting, hallucinatory epic fairy tale that delivers a punch that can be felt ’round the world.”
“The Razor is science fiction written at a thriller pace.
“what is most important about this, the last of Brabcová’s gifts, what makes it deserving of a place in the most minimalist of bookshelves, is its honest, overwhelming beauty, its celebrati
“Forstchen's fully developed characters face mind bending moral questions that readers will be forced to ask themselves on the way to the nightmare inducing ending.”
“Gingerbread is a phenomenal book, haunting and dark and ravenous.”
“Titanshade satisfies well enough to make you start over at the beginning to see what you missed.”
“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”
“If this should happen to be the last novel in the series, the story couldn’t end in a better way.”
“The wall means having no choices. It means a bone-crunching ordeal of loneliness, isolation, hunger, and most of all penetrating cold.”
“a fascinating and entertaining read, and a welcome addition to the world of epic fantasy.”
Famous Men Who Never Lived uses a classic science fiction trope (alternate universes) to explore the urgent question of what it means to be a refugee.
“Despite that rushed feeling as the story enters its second half, The Priory of the Orange Tree is a fascinating epic fantasy set in a rich, well-developed world.”
“a beautiful retelling of the beloved fairytale set against the reality of 17th century France.”
“likely to garner major awards attention for its many-layered and nuanced characterization and themes.”
“Starting with sex and murder, Gates of Stone fires off like a cannon into a rollercoaster actionfest that keeps the pages turning well into the night long after the reader should
“Vanderah ’s beautifully human story reminds us that sometimes we need to look beyond the treetops at the stars to let some light into our lives.”
Sergio De La Pava’s Lost Empress begins with all the right things, interesting plot, smart dialogue, and punning wordplay but sadly, like a child’s letting go of an untied balloon, Los
“The Hiding Place has enough shocks and twists to keep the reader off balance until the last page.”