Sweep in Peace, by Ilona Andrews

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Back in February, I read the first book in this entertaining series, Clean Sweep. At that point, Himself bought the other two books in the series so far and tucked into them, but I …

The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I have read a steady stream of positive reviews for this book, and being a bibliophile myself, I treated myself to this one a while ago. It was high time I got around to …

The Space Between the Stars, by Anne Corlett

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Berkley Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating …

The Scattering, by Kimberley McCreight

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Harper Collins Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I enjoyed the first book, The Outliers–see my review here–and was pleased to see this offering on NetGalley so that I could find out what happens next…. Wylie may have escaped the …

Cold Welcome, by Elizabeth Moon

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Del Ray Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee I loved Moon’s Vatta’s War and The Serrano Legacy series–see my review here. So when Himself picked this one up as an Easter pressie, I was thrilled. Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, …

Eye of the Storm, by Frank Cavallo

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Dark Serpent/Ravenswood Publishing Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Navy SEAL Eric Slade and anthropologist Dr. Anna Fayne, along with support crew, are on a research mission in Kyrgyzstan. Dr Fayne is hoping to find some scientific basis for the discovery …

The Drafter (Peri Reed Chronicles Book 1), by Kim Harrison

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:Gallery Books Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee After recently reading and reviewing The Turn I was reminded just what a good storyteller Harrison is – and once I discovered this covert science fiction thriller, I couldn’t resist getting hold of this one… Detroit 2030: Double-crossed …

Logan

Logan (2017), Rated R Directed By: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant Rating:  Reviewed by David L. Felts Have you seen this movie? Yikes. This is not your kid’s superhero movie, so forget taking your 12 year-old Wolverine fan to this one. The R rating is …

Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2013 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Himself had picked up this one up as a Recommended Read and loaded it up on our Kindles–and after reading it, enthusiastically suggested I also read it. And I generally listen to Himself …

The Vanishing Throne, by Elizabeth May

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Chronicle Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I encountered the first book, The Falconer, at the beginning of the year and loved the intense, brutal writing style of this YA genre mash-up, so was delighted when this offering became …

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Rated R Directed By: George Miller Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton Rating  Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Have you seen this move? This movie must have some sort of record for longest …

Martians Aboard, by Carrie Vaughn

Genre: Science Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I picked this one up from my NetGalley arcs, hoping to get slightly ahead during the holiday period, rather than wanting to start the year with an engrossing book, …

Graveyard Shift, by Casey Daniels

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Pepper Martin, now Community Relations Director of Garden View Cemetery, is contacted by the ghost of Eliot Ness, one of Cleveland’s most famous dearly departed. According to Ness, the ashes scattered at the …

The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Immortal Throne, by Stella Gemmell, is the follow up to The City. For those not in the know, Stella Gemmell is the wife of fantasy novelist David Gemmell, who unfortunately passed …

Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Viking Books for young Readers Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I’ve seen this gorgeous cover and read enthusiastic reviews of it throughout second half of the year, so I thought it was high time I saw for …

Judged, by Liz de Jagar

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is the next slice of the adventure featuring Kit Blackhart in this UK-based urban fantasy. Would I enjoy Judged as much as Banished and Vowed? Kit’s job description includes solving …

Penric and the Shaman, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After recently reading Penric’s Demon I decided to treat myself to more Penric goodness and so plunged straight back into this world. In this novella set in The World …