Science fiction and fantasy
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Earlier book reviews
Book ReviewsThese reviews cover some of the latest fantasy and science fiction book releases, including works by both popular and lesser-known writers.
They are as spoiler-free as possible so you can still enjoy the book.
A teenager searches for answers about herself and her war-torn past, whilst a monster stirs inside her. A graphic novel.
26th August 2016
An ordinary paralegal is transported around the universe by a hunky alien who believes she is very special. Book one of the Alien Mate Index.
9th November 2016
A young woman leaves her tribe to go to university across the galaxy, far from her home culture.
18th January 2017
Two minor royals marry to secure an alliance between their countries, although they find each other hideous and others will scheme to tear them apart. The first novel in the Wraith Kings series.
2nd January 2017
Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic
The second instalment of the Rat Queens series the Queens take on demons from another dimension who are destroying their town. A graphic novel.
17th August 2016
A group of young women would rather get drunk and slay trolls than call their parents. A graphic novel.
9th August 2016
Some people seem to believe Callum Hunt is the personification of evil, and the young mage is afraid they might be right. The second novel in the Magisterium series.
27th December 2015
A group of students take a mysterious study drug to help them cheat at their exams. But none of them are prepared for the side effects.
19th June 2015
The modern world can bombard us with information, making it exhausting to try to keep organised. Daniel Levitin examines the neuroscience behind keeping order and remembering what we need to.
28th September 2016
An exploration of how the move to industrialised farming has affected animal welfare, human health, and the environment. Taking a global perspective, this book pulls no punches in its critique of intensive factory farming.
5th April 2016
Beth Ryder has hidden powers that mark her out for a different life, but she is about to find out how different when she embarks on a fantastic and dangerous journey. The second novel in the Emanations series.
11th October 2015
New parents from opposing sides of a conflict hide out in a lighthouse, but their pursuers are on their trail. A graphic novel.
2nd June 2014
We are in the middle of a mass extinction event, caused by the actions of mankind. This book tells the story so far, and examines how we are changing the biosphere.
12th May 2014
A witch invades New York with a plan to take over, and she wants illegal magic users to join her against humanity. The third novel in the Shadow Ops series.
19th February 2017
A young woman living in a repressive society struggles to conceal her forbidden magic. The second novel in the Mine series.
19th October 2015
A boy gets the chance to go to magic school, but he would rather do anything else. The first in the Magisterium series.
26th August 2015
A young woman with the power to change her appearance is tasked with saving her kind from extinction. Unfortunately, people like her are more hunted than she knows.
23rd March 2015
If humanity suffered an apocalypse, what would it take to rebuild civilisation from its ashes?
4th July 2014
The trickster god of Asgard offers his version of events.
31st March 2014
Harry Dresden leads a group of rookies on a top secret mission. A graphic novel in The Dresden Files series.
26th October 2014