‘Steal the Stars’ Adapts Mac Rogers’s Original Podcast into a New Novel by Nat Cassidy

Title: Steal the Stars Author: Nat Cassidy Based On: the podcast of the same name by Mac Rogers Release Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: Tor Books Review Spoilers: Moderate GoodReads | Amazon If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Steal the Stars podcast yet you’re in luck because now there’s a […]

Timothy Zahn’s “Pawn” is a Challenging Read That May Set Up A Very Satisfying Sequel

Title: Pawn Series: Sibyl’s War #1 Author: Timothy Zahn Release Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Tor Books Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon The first Timothy Zahn book I read was Heir to the Empire in the third grade. I can honestly say that book was single-handedly responsible for turning me into a nerd. I […]

Brothers Patrick and Chance Tackle the End of the World in “Last Chance,” the Sequel to Gregg Hurwitz’s “The Rains”

Title: Last Chance Series: The Rains #2 Author: Gregg Hurwitz Release Date: October 17, 2017 Publisher: Tor Teen Review Spoilers: Mild GoodReads | Amazon Halloween is fast approaching but you still have plenty of time to sneak in a spooky read! Last year around this same time we reviewed Gregg Hurwitz’s unique (and gruesome) pseudo-zombie […]

“Ban This Book” Helps Young Readers Understand and Challenge Library Censorship

Title: Ban This Book Author: Alan Gratz Release Date: August 29, 2017 Publisher: Starscape (Tor Books) Review Spoilers:  Low GoodReads | Amazon If you ask me, the premise of this book is just too amazing to pass up. In Ban This Book, a little girl starts her own “illegal” locker library after a parent goes […]

‘The Guns Above’ Has Airships, Kick-Ass Women, and More!

Author: Robyn Bennis Series: Signal Airship #1 Release Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Tor Books Review Spoilers:  — GoodReads | Amazon  Airships, kick-ass women, and military fiction with a hint of fantasy… I mean, really, what more could you want? The Guns Above is author Robyn Bennis’ debut novel and already she’s starting off strong with […]

Brian Staveley’s ‘Skullsworn’ is the Perfect Standalone Introduction to His ‘Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne’ Series

Author: Brian Staveley Release Date: April 25, 2017 Publisher: Tor Books Review Spoilers:  — GoodReads | Amazon  While some of you are likely already familiar with Brian Staveley’s Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series, I was not. At least, I wasn’t familiar with it until I decided to check out Skullsworn. Set within the same world and […]

A Masterfully Built Future Begins to Fall Apart in Ada Palmer’s “Seven Surrenders”

A REVIEW COPY OF SEVEN SURRENDERS WAS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR A FAIR AND HONEST REVIEW. NERDOPHILES WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR THIS REVIEW. OUR OPINIONS ARE OURS AND OURS ALONE. Author: Ada Palmer Release Date: March 7, 2017 Publisher: Tor Books Series: Terra Ignota #2 Review Spoilers:  Low GoodReads | Amazon  Last year I fell […]

Celtic Magic Comes to Life in Erika Lewis’s Debut Novel, ‘Game of Shadows’

A REVIEW COPY OF GAME OF SHADOWS WAS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR A FAIR AND HONEST REVIEW. NERDOPHILES WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR THIS REVIEW. OUR OPINIONS ARE OURS AND OURS ALONE. Author: Erika Lewis Release Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Tor Books Review Spoilers: Moderate GoodReads | Amazon  Some books are just so captivating you […]

Charles Stross Invites New Readers to Jump Into the Merchant Princes Multiverse With ‘Empire Games’

A REVIEW COPY OF EMPIRE GAMES WAS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR A FAIR AND HONEST REVIEW. NERDOPHILES WAS IN NO WAY COMPENSATED FOR THIS REVIEW. OUR OPINIONS ARE OURS AND OURS ALONE. Authors: Charles Stross Release Date: January 17, 2016 Publisher: Tor Review Spoilers: Mild GoodReads | Amazon  Before receiving our review copy […]