Book Reviews

Our team review a broad range of books starting with grimdark and dark fantasy, through to cyberpunk, sci-fi, space opera, military SF, and even horror. There are reviews here for almost any type of book you could possibly want, so get stuck in!

REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

The concluding volume of The Nevernight Chronicle has cemented the view in my mind that Jay Kristoff deserves to be placed among the great grimdark authors. Darkdawn is a brilliant conclusion to the trilogy,...

REVIEW: We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley

An exciting debut by a new fantasy author, We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley held nothing back and left me eager for more. Everything is dialed up to eleven, and nothing is certain....

REVIEW: The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson

The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson follows Wellington Thorneycroft, a pickpocket doing his best to survive the soul-crushing urban dystopia of the City. Surrounded by unscalable walls, scorched with stifling heat, and...
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REVIEW: Risen by Benedict Jacka

Risen is a shattering final book of the Alex Versus series by Benedict Jacka; we say goodbye to the titular character Alex. It is all done. Finito. Endings can be difficult; it is hard...

REVIEW: Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

TJ Klune’s books have become a place where my heart can get a zap like a defibrillator pedal. Both Under a Whispering Door and Under the Cerulean Sea tread the line between sentimental and...

REVIEW: The Winter Road by Adrian Selby

Adrian Selby’s The Winter Road, follows the ambition, drive, and cost to build a road across the perilous wilderness of The Circle, uniting the warring clans and creating a trade route. Behind this daring...

REVIEW: Trailer Park Trickster by by David R. Slayton

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite series from last year, the Adam Binder, and the newest book in the series, Trailer Park Trickster.  In the first novel of the series, White Trash Warlock,...

REVIEW: A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

At first glance, A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson would appear to be, from a quick trip to ye olde search engine, a ‘lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides’. Those who have...
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REVIEW: A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

The House on the Bottom of the Lake by Josh Malerman is a lovely novella full of nostalgia and wonder with just a touch of horror that takes it from saccharin to sweet.  I remember...
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REVIEW: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Sue Lynn Tan’s debut Daughter of the Moon Goddess is inspired by the Chinese legend of Chang’e and Houyi, although it is set years after that story ends. Xingyin is the daughter of the...