Burndive, by Karin Lowachee

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Warner Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Most authors attempt a coming-of-age novel sometime in their career, but few are brave enough to risk an act-your-age book. Especially not with a protagonist like Ryan Azarcon, who you …

Fallen Host, by Lyda Morehouse

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: NAL Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? When I called Morehouse’s debut novel Archangel Protocol a “wow” I had no idea what was awaiting me in the follow-up, Fallen Host; since there’s no such thing as “double wow,” …

The Stone War, by Madeleine E. Robins

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Perhaps it started with Alas, Babylon or On The Beach, but some of us can’t get enough of post-apocalyptic fiction. Or dystopias, for that matter. It may be a morbid fascination, but …

The Troika, by Stepan Chapman

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ministry of Whimsy Press Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Is Naomi a brontosaurus? Is Eva an aged Hispanic woman? Is Alex a sentient Jeep? If these are the only questions that plague you throughout The Troika, then you …

Through A Brazen Mirror, by Delia Sherman

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: First Circlet Press Published: 1989 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? When this superb fantasy first appeared in print in 1989 it was published with high hopes and with little or no chance. Unfortunately, it sank like a lead feather. Unfortunate …

Westmark, by Lloyd Alexander

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Published: 1981 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Penguin Putnam is one of the most respected names in publishing, so when they announce the addition of a new imprint, it is front page news in the book world. When …

The Wysard, by Carolyn Kephart

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Sterling House Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Wysards and magick and daimons? With a combination like that, plausibility usually goes up in smoke. No fear. Kephart has taken care of that problem with extremely vibrant storytelling. Her characters …

Beyond the Blue Moon, by Simon R. Green

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: DAW Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? If this is your first foray into the amazing world of Simon R. Green, you’re in for some surprises. This is not your father’s sword-and-sorcery. Hawk and Fisher are a duo unlike …

Are We Having Fun Yet?, by William Sanders

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Wildside Press Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Chances are good that you’ve never had the pleasure of making William Sanders’ acquaintance. If that’s the case, take it from me: this collection is the closest thing to an …

Animist, by Eve Forward

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Fantasy series that can be enjoyed by young adults and, well, adult adults are few and far between, fewer still are the ones that are well done. With the Animist, …

Albert, by Donn Jo Napoli

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harcourt Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? The great magic of books, especially the best books, is the ability to take readers away, to lift us from wherever we are to wherever the author can imagine. It’s an escape, …

A Thief Among Statues, by Donn Kushner

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Annick Press Published: 1993 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? By this time, I hope you’ve been able to find a copy of Life On Mars and you’ve begun enjoying the wonderful work of author Donn Kushner. If you haven’t embarked …

A.D. 999, by Jadrien Bell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? Oh, how primitive and superstitious people were in the 10th century! Just because a calendar was about to roll over, they thought the world was going to end, that horrors awaited them …