RaveBooklistInfinity Gate, with its in-depth science and rich characterization, is a must-read for sf fans, as Carey’s story crosses the militarism of an anthropomorphic Starship Troopers with Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s Long Earth series while waging a war against Stargate’s replicators.
Ryan Van Loan
PositiveBooklistVan Loan seamlessly includes gender equality and LGBTQ+ relationships in this fantasy setting, keeping Buc’s focus on the class inequality she wants to eliminate as they rush between different neighborhoods of Servenza. With pirates, magic, and mechanical gadgets, this engaging story will appeal to a cross section of readers.
RaveBooklist... a masterful tale blending Jewish mysticism, fairy tales, and history in this story about three girls who wield the sacred magic of King Solomon’s descendants ... This spectacular coming-of-age story shows the evolution that each of the sisters moves through to find their ending.
RaveBooklistThis dystopian novel will appeal to fans of Ready Player One and The Hunger Games with its blend of gaming adventures that spill over into real life.
K. S. Villoso
PositiveBooklistThis page-turner keeps readers, and Tali, surprised as she travels and grows as a character.
PositiveBooklistJohnson’s debut explores parallel universes through the eyes of Cara, who is a traverser, a member of an exclusive team that can travel across the multiverse, but only to worlds where she has already died ... As her current and former lives become hopelessly entangled, Cara makes life-altering decisions that affect her and those around her. While setting a comfortable pace, The Space between Worlds ensnares readers with the secrets from Cara’s past and her innovative problem solving.
PositiveBooklist... an action-packed adventure ... Caruso effectively captures the struggles of balancing responsibilities with youthful insecurities and new friendships.
PositiveBooklist\"Backgrounds of the five families tie traditions back to various Earth cultures, with clear evolution to a unique Lunar environment. New readers can jump straight in without reading the previous books in the series.\
P Djeli Clark
PositiveBooklistClark continues to astound readers with his creativity and exploration of different supernatural entities ... This book will delight readers of all ages.
PositiveBooklistIn Soule’s latest writing adventure, Will Dando is an average guitar player in New York—struggling to get by, occasionally assisted by friends—until he wakes from a dream with 108 predictions about the future in his head ... Will and his friends struggle to unscramble the pattern to the prophecies, including a few cryptic ones, while they attempt to evade an assassin grandmother, and the entire world panics about a warlord with a nuclear missile. Soule’s background in comics shows in this dark, rollicking tale.
RaveBooklistFans of the prolific Salvatore (Hero, 2017) will be excited by the new realm in the series kickoff Child of a Mad God ... Readers will eagerly await the next entry to discover what more Aoleyn and Talmadge learn about their places in their shifting world and how, exactly, Aydrian Wyndon and other cultural mysteries fit in.