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 […]

Laini Taylor’s ‘Strange the Dreamer’ is One of the Year’s Best YA Fantasy Novels

Strange the Dreamer Author: Laini Taylor Series: Strange the Dreamer #1 Release Date: March 28, 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR Review Spoilers:  Mild GoodReads | Amazon As someone who struggled to get into fantasy growing up, I’m always excited when I run into a book that I just absolutely fall head over heels in love with […]

“Sleeping Giants” Awakens Humanity’s Thirst for Adventure & Shoots for the Stars

Author: Sylvain Neuvel Release Date: January 24, 2017 Publisher: Del Rey Books Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy Series: The Themis Files Review Spoilers:  GoodReads | Amazon  A young girl falls through the earth into the waiting palm of a giant hand, changing the world forever. Seventeen years later, that same girl, Rose, is in charge of a […]

“A Conversation in Blood” Brings Egil & Nix To Audiences With New, Rowdy Adventures

Author: Paul S. Kemp Release Date: January 24, 2017 Publisher: Del Rey Books Genre(s): Fantasy Series: The Tales of Egil & Nix Review Spoilers: Mild GoodReads | Amazon  Jumping into a series without having read it from the start can be daunting, but A Conversation In Blood welcomes new readers with open arms and quickly immerses them in the […]

“The Bear and the Nightingale” Makes for a New Classic Fairy Tale

Author: Katherine Arden Release Date: January 10, 2017 Publisher: Del Rey Books Genre(s): Fantasy Review Spoilers: Mild GoodReads | Amazon  The Bear and the Nightingale delivers an atmospheric fairy tale that curls around readers like the first tendrils of frost, slowly until it becomes all-enveloping and impossible to put down. This debut novel from Katherine Arden, the […]

Zeitgeist Social Commentary: A Flicker and Mist Review

Author: Mary G. Thompson Publication Date: January 3, 2017 Publisher: Clarion Books Genre: Dystopian YA, fantasy Source: Rockstar Book Tours, Netgalley Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads Romance, intrigue, and plenty of action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy. The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin […]

‘This Census-Taker’ Counts Out More Questions than Answers in this Stark & Intriguing Novella

Author: China Miéville Release Date: January 3, 2017 Publisher: Del Rey Books Genre(s): New Weird, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Review Spoilers: Moderate GoodReads | Amazon “A boy ran down a hill path screaming. The boy was I.” Thus begins China Miéville’s latest novella in his self-described ‘new weird’ genre, This Census-Taker, which is available in paperback today. The story […]