The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  SJ Higbeee Have you read this book? Those of you who are regular visitors to this blog will know that I am continually banging on about how much I love the How To Train Your Dragon …

In All Directions, by David Sherman

Genre: Military SF Publisher: Espec Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In All Directions, by David Sherman, is the second book in his The 18th Race series, covering military action by the Earth against a particularly aggressive alien species that invaded and …

The Salt Line, by Holly Goddard Jones

Genre: Apocalyptic Science Fiction Publisher:   Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In the near future (the reader isn’t told precisely when) the United States has broken up into a separate zones, each zone protected by a “salt line”, a broad expanse of scorched …

Taste of Marrow, by Sarah Gaily

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After enjoying the hippo-related mayhem of River of Teeth and looking forward to reading what happens next as the first book left everything on something of a cliffhanger, I was delighted to spot …

Price of Eden, by Brian Burt

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? This is the third and final book in Brian Burt’s Aquarius Rising series. I read the first two, which I enjoyed quite a lot, but I would have to say the …

Star Wars: The Cold, by Cavan Scott

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Egmont Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Oscar and I have thoroughly enjoyed this series–the last book particularly captured the menace of being trapped in deep space on a ship with a number of really creepy little creatures. So …

Penric’s Fox, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Spectrum Literary Agency Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? This series has become a firm favorite with both Himself and me, having been largely responsible for my renewed interest in reading novellas. So I was delighted when this one popped up …

Nyxia, by Scott Reintgen

Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? In Nyxia, by Scott Reintgen, we’re introduced to Emmet Atwater and nine other teens, all candidates selected by the corporation Babel. In secret and using technology most of the …

Cat’s Breakfast, edited by Juliana Rew

Genre: Science Fiction Anthology Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  David L. Felts Have you read this book? Cat’s Breakfast is an anthology from Third Flatiron that pays tribute to the inspiration of Kurt Vonnegut, presenting stories that seek (and mostly succeed) to emulate Vonnegut’s dark humor …

Destiny, by William Emmett

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Xlibris Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? Destiny by William Emmett, came out in 2017 and it was nice to read a recently released novel. In this science fiction tale, super high tech meets a totalitarian medieval state along …

Crash Land on Kurai, by S. J. Pajonas

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Onigiri Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? One of my book blogging buddies, Lola, reviewed this book here and I was so intrigued by the premise, I got hold of it. Crash Land on Kurai is the first book …

Battle for Rome, by Ian James Ross

Genre: Alternate History (historical fantasy) Publisher: Overlook Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Battle for Rome is the third book in the Twilight of Empire historical fantasy series, which takes place at the end of the Roman empire and focuses primarily on …

Sungrazer, by Jay Posey

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Angry Robot Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, Outriders – see my review here–so when I saw this sequel pop up on the Netgalley dashboard, I immediately requested it. In a new Cold War …

Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

Genre: Publisher: Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 4 stars Reviewer: Have you read this book? I spotted this offering on Netgalley and really loved the sound of it, so requested it and was delighted to be approved, given that VanderMeer is a talented author with a gift for writing the disturbing–see …

The Broken Ones, by Danielle L. Jensen

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Watkins Media Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? If you’ve followed my blog at all, you’ll know I have a habit of falling into book series without meaning to, and this Netgalley offering is no exception. By pure luck, …

The Dog Walker, by Lesley Thomson

Genre: Thriller Publisher: Head of Zeus Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer:SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I was delighted to see this one on Kindle as I had wanted to attend the book launch, but simply been too ill. Now that I have got ahead with my Netgalley arcs, …

The Space Between the Stars, by Anne Corlett

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Berkley Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating …

People of the Sun, by Jason Parent

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Sinister Grin Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? People of the Sun, by Jason Parent is a first contact book, with aliens landing on Earth. First contact stories come with a lot of built in tropes: how the …