The Wanderers

Title: The Wanderers Author: Meg Howrey Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 14, March 2017   Astronauts Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei are training for the first Prime Space Mars mission. It is interesting but occasionally stressful for them and their families. Apply external stimuli and observe the internal workings of complicated people. That is it….

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife Author: Meg Elison Publisher: Sybaritic Press Pub. Date: 5 June, 2014, 11 Oct. 2016 Genre: Dystopian, Post-apocalyptic, Survival   When an illness sweeps across the world wiping out nearly all women and children and many men as well, one of the few survivors—a woman who happens to be…

Quista, Book One: Danay

Title: Quista, Book One: Danay Author: Aviva Bel’Harold Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing / EDGE-Lite Pub. Date: 9 May, 2016 Series: Quista #1 Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Middle-Grade   I read enough YA books that I am comfortable with their literary shortcomings and can enjoy them for what they are, entertainment. Some of them…

The Salarian Desert Game

  Title: The Salarian Desert Game Author: J.A. Mclachlan Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Pub. Date: 12 April 2016 Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, suspense, adventure     Kia is a young girl, a talented interpreter asked to go undercover for a mysterious and powerful agency, but the timing means she has an undercover agenda…

Wipe

Title: Wipe Author: Joseph Turkot Publisher: Indie Pub. Date: 5 August, 2014 Genre: YA, Post-Apoc, Spec Fic   This review is for the omnibus – parts 1-5, the complete series.   Long after the world-as-we-know-it ended, civilization has pooled into communities held together by dogma of one sort or another. In Acadia, Maze and Wills…

Terminal City

Title: Terminal City Author: Trevor Melanson Publisher: Edge-Lite Pub. Date: 24 April, 2016 Series: Terminal City Saga #1 Genre: Spec-Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary   Mason Cross is embarking on a new life in more ways than just going to college. When he moves in to the house he inherited from his dead father and…

Apocalypse Now Now

Title: Apocalypse Now Now Author: Charlie Human Narrator: David Atlas, Fiona Hardingham Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks Pub. Date: 1 October, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Recommended for ages 16 and up   Baxter is in trouble. He needs to save his girlfriend and decide to either protect the world or rule it, but he is just an…

Wolves

Title: Wolves Author: D. J. Molles Publisher: Blackstone Pub. Date: (projected) 30 Aug. 2016 Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Recommended   With nothing left to lose, Huxley, a man driven by grief to become a force of destruction, moves across the land toward a singular vengeful goal. He seeks his daughter, and the death of man…

The City of Mirrors

Title: The City of Mirrors Author: Justin Cronin Publisher: Ballantine Books Pub. Date: 24 May, 2016 Series: Book #3 The Passage Trilogy   First off, anyone thinking of tackling this series should be fair-warned and fore-armed—it is loooonnnnnggg. Many think of it as ‘literary’ in the sense that it meanders and internalizes and thinks a…

Eirelan

Title: Eirelan Author: Liam O’Shiel Series: Book 1, Saga of the Latter-Day Celts Publishing platform:  CreateSpace Publication Date: November 11, 2011 Genre: Speculative Fiction, Alt-Future, Semi-Medieval Low-Tech Science Fiction, Recommended, Future Historical Fiction       First off, I interrupted my reading of this book with several family emergencies, and I always itched to get…

Dreamers

Title: Dreamers Author: Donna Glee Williams Publisher: Edge-Lite Publication Date: February 1, 2016   Dew is a prisoner to her only purpose in the hot, dusty town –dreaming the future for all who live there from the isolated chamber at the center of her cool garden. Things are as they have always been, each day’s…

Written In Fire

Title: Written in Fire Author: Marcus Sakey Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (2016) Series: Book #3 of the Brilliance Trilogy The choices have been made, and the players set the world on fire. Now the only question remaining is how much of it will burn, and who will survive the madness, much less win the war?…