Wither’s Legacy, by John Passarella

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Wither’s Legacy is the third in a series of books about Wendy Ward, a young Wiccan with growing magical powers. In the first two (which I have not read and …

The Rose of Heaven, by Michael Hemmingson

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Wildside Press Published: 2005 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? In “The Rose of Heaven”, Rosinda, a young girl who lives in a poor community in California, has the ability to perform miracles; she can heal and even raise the …

The Lost Era: Deny Thy Father, by Jeff Mariotte

Genre: Star Trek Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? In this case, Deny Thy Father, by Jeff Mariotte, would be better titled as Deny Thy Reader. The copy I received, shipped straight from the publisher to SFReader, …

Choice of the Cat, by E. E. Knight

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Roc Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? It was with some anticipation that I cracked open E. E. Knight’s newest offering, Choice of the Cat, the follow-up to The Way of the Wolf. I enjoyed The Way …

Dragon Precinct, by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Pocket Books Star Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? The blurb on DeCandido’s first original novel (he has written shared other shared world novels) Dragon Precinct is “…a cross between Lord of the Rings and Law & Order.” …

Captain’s Peril, by William Shatner

Genre: Star Trek Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? It is with some chagrin that I write this review. Dave has been begging me to review some Star Trek books–he has a huge backlog of them–but I’d …

Clone Hunter, by Stephen W. Scott

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: 1st Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? There’s a difference between recycling and rehashing. In writing, recycling is taking familiar concepts and combining them to make something new while rehashing is taking those elements and presenting …

The Footprints of God, by Greg Iles

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? If you’re Greg Bear, Greg Benford, Larry Niven or Robert J. Sawyer, and you write a book set in the near-future containing speculative elements, it’s called science fiction. If …

Echoes of the Great Song, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Random House Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Hot on the heels of Dark Moon, and having enjoyed it so much, I decided to revisit Echoes of the Great Song. I say revist because I’d had the book …

Lady of the Lakes, by J. C. Hall

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Wings ePress Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? J. C. Hall’s Lady of the Lakes… I’m not sure how to begin. There are many things to like about this book, but there are many things that indicate Hall …

Dark Moon, by David Gemmell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? David Gemmell is comfort food for speculative fiction fans who crave old style heroic fantasy. Although some of his earlier work totters on (and sometimes fall off) the edge of mediocrity, …

Riverwatch, by Joseph Nassise

Genre: Horror Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Riverwatch, a first novel by Joe Nassise, accomplishes what it sets out to do, but does so in a familiar and mostly uninventive fashion. It falls into the category …

The Truth Machine, by James L. Halperin

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? What if there was an infallible machine that could detect when a person was lying? What if this machine became so ingrained into world society that you could be subjected …

Hominids, by Robert J. Sawyer

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? I bought Sawyer’s Hominids because it won the Hugo award for best novel. I was even ordered it through SFReader, earning Dave a whopping 33 cents for his continued efforts …

Risen, by J. Knight

Genre: Horror Publisher: Kensington Publishing Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Risen, by J. Knight, is an ebook that did so well and generated enough buzz that it caught the attention of a traditional publisher and is now being released in …

The Hollow Kingdom, by Clare B. Dunkle

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? In the The Hollow Kingdom, Kate and Emily Winslow, sisters, arrive at Hallow Hill Estate and into the care of a distant cousin after the death of …

The Map that Breathed, by Melanie Gideon

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? In The Map the Breathed, Nora and Billy, two ‘normal’ kids, discover that they actually have powerful abilities that, when combined, allow them to not only see …