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 …

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 …

The Devil’s Cup, by Alys Clare

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Severn House Publishers Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 3.5 Stars Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I selected this book on Netgalley as I enjoy well-told historical mysteries–and this one looked interesting. September, 1216. A foreign army has invaded England. The country is divided. Some support …

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 …

Sweep in Peace, by Ilona Andrews

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Back in February, I read the first book in this entertaining series, Clean Sweep. At that point, Himself bought the other two books in the series so far and tucked into them, but I …

The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I have read a steady stream of positive reviews for this book, and being a bibliophile myself, I treated myself to this one a while ago. It was high time I got around to …

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 …

The Scattering, by Kimberley McCreight

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Harper Collins Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? I enjoyed the first book, The Outliers–see my review here–and was pleased to see this offering on NetGalley so that I could find out what happens next…. Wylie may have escaped the …

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 …