Night Terrors, by John A. Pitts

Genre: Horror Publisher: Wordfire Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: Jarla Tangh Have you read this book? Wanna follow around a lesbian female bad–ass with only slightly more social skills than Lisbeth Salander of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame? Hey! I know it’s a different genre and there …

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 …

Mechanical Failure, by Joe Zieja

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Saga Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the first book of a series of humorous SF novels.  Sort of a spoof of serious military SF. Premise: Roger Wilson Rogers has managed to get out of the military …

The Operative, by Gerald Brandt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Daw Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? The Operative is the second book in Gerald Brandt’s San Angeles sci-fi thriller series and it continues the story of Kris Merrill. Premise: In The Courier, Kris finds herself caught up in the …

In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? In the Lamplight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter, delivers an entirely enthralling anthology of 16 speculative stories that run the gamut from horror to fantasy to science fiction to surreal. There wasn’t a bad one …

The Sister Paradox, by Jack Cambell

Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Sixteen year old Liam is an only child… at least until his 14 year-old sister Kari shows up, sporting an outfit that looks as though she just stepped out of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, complete with sword. And …

Man and Machine, edited by Mike McPahil

Genre: Military Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: eSpec Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Man and Machine, edited by Mike McPhail, is an anthology of 14 military short stories around the theme of replacing men in combat with artificial intelligence and machines. Table of Contents …

Shadows and Teeth, edited by R. Perez De Pereda

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Shadows and Teeth was edited by R. Perez De Pereda or at least I think it was. It actually isn’t clear. But I won’t this against Darkwater Syndicate because this is an …

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 …

Hyperpowers, edited by James Bascomb

Genre: Science Ficion Anthology Publisher: Third Flatiron Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Hyperpowers, edited by James Bascomb, is the 16th volume in the Third Flatiron series of anthologies. Over the last few years, Third Flatiron has published a series of themed anthologies, …

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 …

Glitter, by Aprilynne Pike

Genre: Science Fiction Dystopia Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Glitter, by Aprilynne Pike, is a tough one to classify, so I settled on dystopian science fiction. That’s because the world of Glitter is a pretty crappy world, and one I don’t …

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 …

Winter Halo, by Keri Arthur

Genre: Apocalyptic Fantasy Publisher: Signet Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Winter Halo, by Keri Author, is the follow-up to City of Light, and I might feel differently about Winter Halo had I read the first book. I was never able to …

King of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the second book in Mark Lawrence’s “The Broken Empire” series. I generally like post-apocalyptic novels, but this series is much darker than most, on the verge …

Ever the Hunted, by Erin Summerill

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Having all the depth of a pavement puddle, I’ll confess it was the beautiful cover that had me clicking the Request button on NetGalley for a copy of …

Post, by Brenda Cooper

Genre: YA Science Fiction Apocalyptic Publisher: eBooks Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. felts Have you read this book? Post, by Brenda Cooper, follows the adventures of Sage, a teenage girl raised in the isolated confines of the Oregon Botanical Gardens after the collapse of society due …

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 …