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Air and Darkness - The Books of the Elements, #4

An excellent author’s talent lies in being able to create believable situations that engage the reader and invest him or her in the struggle being described. This can be even more challenging when the world being described is a fantasy cons...

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  • Author: David Drake
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Tor Books

Blood In Her Veins - Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock

In today’s world of e-books and anthologies, it is hard to keep up and keep track of a favorite author or character. Faith Hunter and her publisher have done something I wish more would do; collect the stories in chronological order and pub...

5 Stars
  • Author: Faith Hunter
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: ROC

The Alchemy of Chaos - Maradaine Novels, #2

This story is an exciting fantasy that combines elements of magic with a complex war on drugs that has an insidious effect on the society of Maradaine. The fragile balance between those who have divided up the town is in flux due to the eve...

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  • Author: Marshall Ryan Maresca
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Dreaming Death - A Palace of Dreams Novel, #1

Some stories grab you from the first page and never let you out from under the spell, starting with a single thread and adding others until there is a complex tapestry of characters and events. The deft unfolding of this story and the bread...

5 Stars
  • Author: J. Kathleen Cheney
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ROC

Always Watching - Elite Guardians, #1

Olivia Edwards stepped in to fill the gap in protecting Wade Savage and as the danger increases Olivia realizes that things are far more complicated because her heart may in as much danger as her client in this thrilling romantic suspense....

4 Stars
  • Author: Lynette Eason
  • Review by: Evampire
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SUSP: Suspenseful / Action
  • Publisher: Revell

Grave Visions - An Alex Craft Novel, #4

I absolutely love Kalayna Price and her Alex Craft series. Ms. Price has a way of weaving a world so vivid and addicting that once you pick up the book, you are unable to put it down until the end. The Alex Craft series has everything that...

5 Stars

Winterwood

On the British throne sits Mad King George. Hammering at the door is Bonaparte. In spite of repercussions, magic users have not all registered with the Mysterium. Bondservants, which no one knows where they originally came from are part of...

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  • Author: Jacey Bedford
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

In Constant Fear

In Constant Fear, by Peter Liney, pulls your attention from the very first page. I didn't realize that this was book three in a series until almost the end of the book when a few references to the past were made. In Constant Fear is definit...

5 Stars

Shallow Graves

What would you do if you woke up one night to a man digging you out of a grave? What if the evil inside him compelled you to drain him of his life force before you could comprehend what you were doing? If you are Breezy, a teenager whose li...

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Graveyard - The Mutant Files, #3

Detective Lee is focused on one thing, catching the Bonebreaker and bringing him in to be punished for his crimes. Unfortunately, political forces have culminated in an attack on LA by the Aztec Empire. In the confusion of the assault, Lee...

3 Stars
  • Author: William C. Dietz
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ACE

The Brimstone Deception - A SPI Files Novel, #3

I love Lisa Shearin’s books and couldn’t wait to read more about the adventures of Makenna, her partner, Ian and the rest of the SPI agents. An added plus are sexy goblins and elves. Mythical and magical creatures abound in this story which...

5 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Shearin
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy
  • Publisher: ACE

Necessary Evil and the Greater Good

Wow. There are no other words that suffice. Necessary Evil and the Greater Good is novel of good and evil, truth and lies, and ultimate hilarity. Author Adam Ingle has created a novel that encompasses the entirety of Heaven and Hell, while...

5 Stars

The Geomancer - A Gareth and Adele Novel, #1 / Vampire Empire, #4

This is a great standalone novel with a good arcing storyline. Not only that, but the cast of characters are well-established making this rollicking tale an easy read. If you're looking for a good plot, diverse characters with their subplot...

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Virtues of War - The Astral Saga, #1

Virtues of War is a refreshing military science fiction read. It focuses on three key crew members of the Rapier—Lt. Katha Emmes, Sublt. Jack Mallory, and Lt. Commander Thomas Kane. The book transports us into the 26th century where there a...

4 Stars

Michael Midas Champion - #1

“Michael Midas, Champion: Book One”, written by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and illustrated by Scott Beefiel, details the origin of Champion, told through a collaborative effort between a young boy and his grandmother. The drawings are vivid and th...

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  • Author: Jordan B. Gorfinkel
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * PARA: Supernatural
  • Publisher: InkLit

The Rebirth - Soldiers of the Craft Series, #1

This awesome debut novel is the perfect introduction to a series, or at least I hope it becomes a series. While some of the characters and situations may feel over the top, over all this story is truly well written. The introduction almost...

4 Stars

The Society of Blood - Obsidian Heart, #2

Alex is a likable guy who is just trying to save his little girl. Along the way, he is trying to take care of another post-abused girl with the help of Clover who is sassy but has to pretend to be a good subservient Victorian wife. The dial...

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The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

This story was alright. When I began reading it I looked forward to reading a Gothic mystery/horror. It had some elements but was lacking something. I do like YA and hoped this would be a new favorite. On the positive, the characters were a...

3 Stars

Meeting Infinity

What does the future hold? If you could imagine what the future would be like, what kind of story would you tell to describe it? For many sci-fi writers, they often write about what the future might be like. But what if the future is now? F...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Gregory Benford, James S.A. Corey, Madeline Ashby, Aliette de Bodard, Kameron Hurley, John Barnes, Simon Ings, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, Yoon Ha Lee, Ian McDonald, Ramez Naam, An Owomoyela, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Bruce Sterling, Sean Williams
  • Review by: DawnColclasure
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Solaris

The Dirt on Ninth Grave - Charley Davidson, #9

Charley is now a resident of a small town in upstate New York, having no memory of her life, her husband, or her talent. Starting over with a blank slate, she still cannot keep herself from trying to help everyone she comes in contact with....

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The Night Clock

The Night Clock is a disjointed horror/fantasy novel chock so full of characters, rich imagery and dream details it was hard to keep track of everything and tie it all together, though in the end everything comes full circle...even if it to...

3 Stars

Thunderbird

If anyone has ever wondered what might happen if we ever made first contact with extraterrestrials, it might be a good idea to read the new sci-fi novel, Thunderbird, by Jack McDevitt. This novel was so good! Once I started reading it, it w...

5 Stars

Conspiracy of Angels - Shadowside, #1

When I realized Michelle Belanger was trying her hand at writing fiction, I knew I had to check it out. The books she wrote before were all non-fiction topics on the paranormal and so it just seems right that she would follow along that pat...

4 Stars

The New Order - Elementia Chronicles #2: An Unofficial Minecraft-Fan Adventure

Well I knew that my eleven year old was going to grab this one as soon as she came home. Well it came on a Saturday and yup she was home I didn’t even get it out of the package before she screamed, ripped it out of my hand, and ran off to r...

5 Stars

Unforgiven - Fallen, #5

I haven’t been that much of a fan of this series and with the ending of book 4 I wasn't too sure about this one. But with the movie coming out shortly I knew that I would need to revisit this world of fallen angels. This new story finds us...

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Nexis

This book reminded me of another book called Elusion, where people go to a virtual world to escape. This book was pretty inventive and really felt like a wonderful blend of cyborg tech and a girl who is all natural. In the world, everyone d...

4 Stars

Imperfect

Let me just say that I am sure this is a good story. I liked what of this book I read and the only major flaw I had with it is NOT something that is “wrong” with the book. I am not saying that at all. I mean, I was annoyed by the gigantic i...

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Minotaur

This was an interesting young adult adventure story. Thera is a rebellious teen who is dropped at the home for wayward girls when her grandmother decides she can't handle her anymore. Thera is difficult even by her own admission and is more...

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Robot Universe

I saw this book come in and was really excited to give it a review. As I am working on a Virtual Reality project involving our robot friends (or foes), the timing was perfect! Ana Matronic's Robot Universe is a beautifully made, full color...

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Doctor Who: City of Death

Whovians are in for a real treat when they read the latest Doctor Who novel, City of Death, by Douglas Adams and James Goss. Once I started reading this book, it was hard to put down. I LOVED it! The beginning of the story was filled with m...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Douglas Adams, James Goss
  • Review by: DawnColclasure
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ACE

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 edited by Joe Hill is a fantastic anthology of short stories. For someone new to the genres it provides snippets and pieces of the different types of stories involved in both genres. The st...

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  • Authors: Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell, T. C. Boyle, Sofia Samatar, Jo Walton, Cat Rambo, Daniel H. Wilson, Seanan McGuire, Jess Row
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Mariner Books

Magic Shifts - Kate Daniels, #8

The duo writing team of Ilona Andrews does it again. I have written a review on most, if not all, of the books in this series and I find myself running out of things to say. Each book is different in its own right, but all are deep, full of...

5 Stars

The Cinder Spires - the Aeronaut's Windlass, #1

This exciting and mesmerizing fantasy epic introduces a beautifully rendered world that combines steampunk, incredible battles, skin-crawling threats, and imagination-stretching scenarios in one delightful Saturday matinee adventure of a re...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jim Butcher
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC

The August 5

The August 5 had a lot going for it. It has some great topic starters about colonization and conquering. The only issue I had was that the book was fairly slow and that the female characters had more depth vs the male characters. The story...

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An Ancient Peace - Peacekeeper, #1

For me, a great story is both entertaining and thought-provoking. If it is part of the science fiction genre, it provides fantastical scenarios that seem very plausible and realistic. This author definitely satisfies those requirements in s...

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  • Author: Tanya Huff
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: DAW

Carter & Lovecraft

I chose Carter and Lovecraft because I was looking for something different. Well, I am glad to say that I found it! To me, this book had a Sleepy Hollow feel to it. The TV show, not the original story. Lovecraft is to Carter what Crane is t...

4 Stars

The Cave - Wind Cave, #1

Kate has longed to spend some alone time with Percy for years. She spends tons of time with him in the lab and they have been great partners and friends but he has never seen her romantically. She on the other hand cannot stop thinking abou...

5 Stars

Press Start to Play - Vintage Original

There’s never been a better time to be a nerd, than today with the multitude of items devoted to fandoms galore. “Press Start to Play” goes with that as a collection of short stories featuring a love of video games. A variety of authors con...

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  • Authors: Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Vintage

Tower of Thorns - A Blackthorn & Grim Novel, #2

This mesmerizing variation of a popular fairy tale provides an exquisite combination of fantasy and mystery, and continues to explore two deeply scarred individuals who epitomize a struggle between positive and negative motivations. The art...

5 Stars
  • Author: Juliet Marillier
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ROC

Against a Brightening Sky

Against a Brightening Sky is a wonderful book and I couldn't put it down. I loved the historical background to the story and the descriptions were beautiful! I loved her characters and Delia has become such a strong woman. I did not feel li...

4 Stars

The Martian War

Mr. Anderson brings together an interesting cast of characters in The Martian War such as H.G. Wells, Percival Lowell, Doctor Moreau, Doctor Hawley Griffin, Doctor Selwyn Cavor, and Jane Robbins. Some are real figures, one or two have been...

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Lord Kelvin's Machine - Langdon St. Ives

Lord Kelvin's Machine has been this reader's introduction to James P. Blaylock and a very good one. The reason(s) for this involve good characters, an interesting storyline, and, naturally, steampunk. While the last may not necessarily be e...

4 Stars

Time's Last Gift - Wold Newton Prehistory

Time's Last Gift has been my introduction to Philip Jose Farmer. I had heard of the author prior to reading the book, just not had the opportunity to read his books previously. The book was, for me, a nice surprise. The story's team (a grou...

4 Stars

People of the Black Sun - A People of the Longhouse Novel / North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear have come out with another stellar book in their North America's Forgotten Past series. As with the other books that I have read by the authors, People of the Black Sun pulled me in right off the bat...

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  • Authors: W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear
  • Review by: Lilyraines
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Tor Books

Nebula Awards Showcase 2014

The Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 provided an interesting overview - albeit not an entirely complete one - of the authors featured in the anthology. The stories are mainly science fiction, rather than fantasy, with the addition of essays by N...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, Kim Stanley Robinson, Anthology
  • Review by: Lilyraines
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Pyr / Prometheus / Humanity

Rogue - The Paladin Prophecy, #3

There were a lot of reader expectations that went into book three (Rogue) of the Paladin Prophecy. I wish I can say that I was excited and pleased with this one, since it is the last--but I wasn't. There wasn't much to Rogue that left me wa...

3 Stars
  • Author: Mark Frost
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, * SUSP: Mystery, * YA: Young Adult, * PARA: Supernatural
  • Publisher: Random House

A Riddle in Ruby - Riddle in Ruby, #1

A Riddle in Ruby is the first in the Riddle in Ruby series. This book is a magical middle grade fantasy title and I enjoyed it! I fell in love with the world the author created. The action is nonstop and the mystery and suspense made it eve...

5 Stars

Lightless

Things are not as they should be aboard the “Ananke”. The experimental spacecraft harbors some terrorists who have every intention of using it to meet their ends, which obviously won’t bode well for everyone else on board. Charged with over...

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Justice - The Warrior, #5

This is the final book in Rebecca Royce’s outstanding urban fantasy series, The Warriors. This book is intense and will take you on an emotional roller coaster. I had to walk away from reading it a couple of times due to it just being too m...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rebecca Royce
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * PARA: Supernatural, * PARA: Urban Fantasy, * YA: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Rebecca Royce

Divine Intervention - The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers, #1

I was unable to finish this Young Adult fantasy novel by Elyse Kishimoto because it has some major flaws that made it impossible to read: a hard to follow story-line, over 10+ characters in it that also have hard to pronounce names, and too...

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