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 …

Martian War, by Kevin J. Anderson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Martian War, by Kevin J. Anderson proved to be a great way to end my year in reading. Okay, I might sneak in another book or two, but this …

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 …

Alchemy of Chaos, by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the second novel of Maradaine that features Veranix Calbert, otherwise known of as the Thorn, who’s a student of magic at the local university by day and a …

The Courier, by Gerald Brandt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is Gerald Brandt’s debut novel and it’s a strong showing. He’s definitely someone to watch. I enjoyed this take on a near future thriller. Premise: Kris is a courier, …

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 …

Split the Sun, by Tessa Elwood

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Running Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Yes, I managed to do it again — begin with the second book in the series… So has it impacted on my understanding and enjoyment of this fast-action, foot-to-the-floor adventure? …

The Dark Matter, by DM Flexer

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Xlibris Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Dark Matter by DM Flexer is a fantasy novel more than anything else, although there are some odd dashes of science fiction thrown in. It takes place on Atlantis, which …

The Silver Tide, by Jen Williams

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Headline Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is the third book in a very successful series where I’ve loved the first two books, The Copper Promise and The Iron Ghost. Can Williams sustain the action-fueled energy that characterized …

The Hanging Tree, by Ben Aaronovitch

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Peter Grant is a fabulous character with a wonderful line in dry humor that oils the wheels in this police procedural urban fantasy series. The previous book, Foxglove Summer, was …

A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is another book that’s been tucked away in my TBR pile for far too long — so I gave myself a treat and dusted it off for a train journey …

The Imlen Brat, by Sarah Avery

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I saw this offering on Netgalley and was attracted by the intriguing title and blurb–although I hadn’t appreciated it was a novella when I requested it. Stisele of Imlen knows …

Arms From the Sea, by Rich Shapero

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Toofar Media Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Arms From the Sea by Rich Shapero is a science fiction book with a good deal of spirituality mixed in. It follows the somewhat difficult to interpret life of …

Wrathbone and Other Tales, by Jason Parent

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Comet Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Wrathbone and Other Stories, by Jason Parent is a quick and very enjoyable read. It’s comprised of five tales. The title piece, Wrathbone, is a novella length period piece …