Penric’s Demon, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Anyone who has read my blog will know that I am a huge fan of Bujold’s work — see my review of Cryoburn. And this short offering is set in …

Bonded Agent, by David B. Riley

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: WolfSinger Publications Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Bonded Agent by David B. Riley is a science fiction novel recently published by Wolfsinger Publications. The tale focuses on Sarah Meadows who works for the biggest insurance company …

Sleep State Interrupt, by T. C. Weber

Genre: Cyberpunk Publisher: See Sharp Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? In Sleep State Interrupt, T. C. Weber delivers a story that pays homage to its old school cyberpunk roots while at the same time delivering a political treatise that …

Knights of the Borrowed Dark, by Dave Rudden

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I requested this book from Netgalley far too long ago with the intention of reading and reviewing it — but got a tad overwhelmed. Better late than …

Keystone Chronicles, edited by Juliana Rew

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Keystone Chronicles is the 17th volume in Juliana Rew’s Third Flatiron themed anthology series. This books theme is “keystone”, referring to “the heart or core of something, …

Ayahuasca, by Jonathan Huls

Genre: Horror Publisher: Duvinchi Media Group Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:   Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? I’ve ostensibly categorized Ayahuasca, by Jonathan Huls, as horror, but it’s horror in the same sense that Silence of the Lambs is horror. That is to say there …

Dragon Wizard, by Andrew Swann

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? This is the third book in this series, and while it does tie up the main plot threads, I’m hoping it’s not the last. I’d like to see more. I guess …

Survival Ties, by Trisha Leazier

Genre: Zombies Publisher: Body Count Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Survival Ties by Trisha Leazier is a recently released Zombie Apocalypse novel, which I would also add is written for the Young Adult crowd. If you have a young daughter …

Spira Mirabilis, by Ralph Sevush

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: taQ’Lut Press Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Spira Mirabilis, by Ralph Sevush, as a collection of eight short stories running the gamut from science fiction to fantasy to horror to that genre-undefinable “weird tale”. The …

Necessity, by Jo Walton

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This is the final book in this remarkable trilogy. Given the scope and ambition of these books — to explore Plato’s thoughts on what makes an ideal society in his book, …

Age of Heroes, by James Lovegrove

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Solaris Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? The first thing to say is — like all the other books in this entertaining godpunk series — Age of Heroes is entirely standalone. The only thing linking these books is they …

Crosstalk, by Connie Willis

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Del Rey Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Connie Willis is in that special category of writers as having been the author of one of my all-time favourite novels, Doomsday Book — see my review here. I couldn’t …

The Fettered Flame, by E.D.E. Bell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Atthis Arts Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? In an ideal world, I would have read the first book, The Banished Craft, before plunging into this epic fantasy. However, I’ve fallen behind my reading schedule and wanted to ensure …

Izanami’s Choice, by Adam Heine

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Broken Eye Books Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Izanami’s Choice by Adam Heine is an innovative Science Fiction novella with a Steampunk twist. It delivers on its boost to have Samurai verses Robots action and yeah …