Book Review: Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker #20BooksofSummer

Summary: The baker's dozen stories gathered here (including a new, previously unpublished story) turn readers into travelers to the past, the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present. The journey is the thing as Pinsker weaves music, memory, technology, history, mystery, love, loss, and even multiple selves on generation ships and cruise … Continue reading Book Review: Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty

Summary: Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To … Continue reading Book Review: The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty

Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer

Summary: This is the first novel in what has become one of the most popular series in contemporary SF, now back in print from Tor. In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, … Continue reading Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop #20BooksofSummer

Summary: As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside … Continue reading Book Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: Blood Debt by Tanya Huff

Summary: It began with a ghost in his bedroom. A tormented soul hungry for vengeance, The sort of nocturnal visitation that even a five-hundred-year-old vampire like Henry Fitzroy found tiresome. It would lead Vicki Nelson, PI, into her most deadly investigation yet. The wraith is determined that Henry and Vicki track down its killer - … Continue reading Book Review: Blood Debt by Tanya Huff

Book Review: The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso

Summary: The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers. Then, one night, two … Continue reading Book Review: The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso

Book Review: Garters and Gargoyles by Nancy Warren

Summary:   Old Secrets lead to Murder At a secret society in Oxford’s Cardinal College, privileged young men from important families get drunk and rowdy and cause trouble. It’s been going on for centuries, but when someone dies, it looks like more than boys behaving badly. It’s up to Lucy and her undead knitters to … Continue reading Book Review: Garters and Gargoyles by Nancy Warren

Book Review: Crosstalk by Connie Willis

Summary: In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal - to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things … Continue reading Book Review: Crosstalk by Connie Willis

Series Review: Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter

Summary: A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mysterious manuscript he's hunted for over five hundred years. He never expected a young student librarian could be the key to unlock its secrets, nor could he have predicted the danger she would attract. Now he and … Continue reading Series Review: Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter

Book Review: Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

Summary: Life, death, and rebirth—in Becar, everyone knows that who you are in this life will determine what you are in your next life. The augurs can read your fate in your aura: hawk, heron, tortoise, jackal, human. Armed with that knowledge, you can change your destiny with the choices you make, both in this … Continue reading Book Review: Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst