Cold Welcome, by Elizabeth Moon

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Del Ray Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee I loved Moon’s Vatta’s War and The Serrano Legacy series–see my review here. So when Himself picked this one up as an Easter pressie, I was thrilled. Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, …

Snared, by Jennifer Estep

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher:  Pocket Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year, I plunged into the tail-end of this series, Unraveled–see my review here. So when I saw Snared was available, I immediately requested the arc from Netgalley, keen for another slice …

From Darkest Skies, by Sam Peters

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Gollancz Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: Sj Higbee Have you read this book? I enjoy my whodunits and I love science fiction, so it was a no-brainer that I would request an arc for this far future murder mystery. After a five year sabbatical following the …

Avengers of the Moon by, Allen Steele

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee I saw the wonderful retro cover on Netgalley and couldn’t resist, particularly as I have read and enjoyed the first four books in the Coyote series – see my review of Spindrift. It was an age of miracles. …

The Innsmouth Legacy, by Ruthanna Emrys

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. Government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. …

A Crown of Wishes, by Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Fantasy Publisher:   St. Martin’s Griffin Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year I was blown away by The Star-Touched Queen, a YA fantasy with a strong eastern flavor that swept me away to another place and time. Indeed, it made my top …

From Ice to Ashes, by Rhett C. Bruno

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Hydra Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer:SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Last year I read and reviewed Titanborn, a rollicking space opera set in the far reaches of the solar system, charting the adventures of Malcolm Graves, who is a fixer for the corporation controlling …

The Drafter (Peri Reed Chronicles Book 1), by Kim Harrison

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:Gallery Books Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee After recently reading and reviewing The Turn I was reminded just what a good storyteller Harrison is – and once I discovered this covert science fiction thriller, I couldn’t resist getting hold of this one… Detroit 2030: Double-crossed …

Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2013 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Himself had picked up this one up as a Recommended Read and loaded it up on our Kindles–and after reading it, enthusiastically suggested I also read it. And I generally listen to Himself …

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 …

Martians Aboard, by Carrie Vaughn

Genre: Science Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I picked this one up from my NetGalley arcs, hoping to get slightly ahead during the holiday period, rather than wanting to start the year with an engrossing book, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennon

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Regular visitors to my blog will recall my attendance at Bristolcon this year, where I had one of the best evenings of my life, talking books with similarly passionate readers. One …

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? …