Science fiction and fantasy
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A Short List of Under-Appreciated Books
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Not For The Squeamish
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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.
The Marine Conservation Society shares advice on how to prevent the scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans with this guide to daily living.
3rd January 2019
In a town where supernatural creatures live beside ordinary humans, a werewolf barista tries to blend in. But when her friend is hurt by a rogue magician she has to take a stand. The first in the Moonstruck series.
21st September 2018
An examination of the species that are benefitting from rapid environmental changes brought about by mankind, and how they are doing so.
27th January 2018
People everywhere have started hearing voices which urge them towards violence. Pilgrim and Lacey are struggling to survive in a world where even their own thoughts may betray them.
5th March 2017
Big Data has infiltrated many aspects of our daily lives. But the algorithms that determine our schooling, jobs, insurance, finances, and more may not be as fair or useful as we believe.
9th May 2018
A teenager searches for answers about herself and her war-torn past, whilst a monster stirs inside her. A graphic novel.
26th August 2016
A young woman is held captive by a beast in a cursed castle, whilst trying to untangle what that curse has to do with her family.
10th February 2019
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
Cinderella is used to being mistreated by her step family, but little is as it first appears in this twisted version of the classic Cinderella story. The first book in the Dark Fairy Tale Queen series.
15th January 2019
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
Stress is commonly thought of as an entirely negative condition that makes us sick. Kelly McGonigal reveals the evidence that challenges that view, and explains how to use stress to improve our lives.
7th June 2018
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
Alice Roberts looks at the amazing journey of human development and why our bodies have evolved in the way they have.
2nd July 2017
Bobby Dollar has already been to Hell, but his toughest test will come when he takes on a rogue angel who outranks him many times over. The third Bobby Dollar novel.
8th June 2017
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