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Review: “The Martian,” Andy Weir

Pros: Absolutely fascinating from start to finish! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I recently saw the trailers for the movie “The Martian” and thought they looked pretty fascinating. So when I found that I could get a review

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Review: “Girl from Above: Betrayal,” Pippa DaCosta

Pros: Wonderful characters Cons: Could have been taken a bit further in some quarters Rating: 4 out of 5 Girl From Above: Betrayal (The 1000 Revolution), by Pippa DaCosta, includes some fascinating ideas. There is a corporation that has figured

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Review: “The Fold,” Peter Clines

Pros: Fantastic tale with great characters Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 The Fold: A Novel, by Peter Clines, is a fantastic read. A bunch of scientists started out trying to figure out how to teleport people and failed.

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Review: “Hunter,” Mercedes Lackey

Pros: Wish fulfillment fantasy Cons: Wish fulfillment fantasy Rating: 5 out of 5 Joyeaux Charmand is a Hunter. She can wield magic, and summon an extremely unusual pack of otherworldly hounds, in order to fight against creatures called “Othersiders”. Ever

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Review: “Alive,” Scott Sigler

Pros: Psychologically fascinating Cons: Overly reliant on secrets and surprises Rating: 4 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher for this review. Expected publication date: 7/14/2015.   Scott Sigler’s Alive (The Generations Trilogy) starts with a woman waking

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Review: “In Conquest Born,” C.S. Friedman

Pros: Fantastic characters and constant striving Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I realize that C.S. Friedman’s In Conquest Born has been around for quite some time and isn’t in any way a ‘new’ book. I read it first

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Review: “Innocent in Death,” J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts

Pros: Great suspense and drama Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Craig Foster, a well-liked young teacher, is found dead in his classroom, the victim of a horrific poisoning. He’s found by two young students, Melodie and Rayleen. The

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Review: “Eden,” Nathan Evans

Pros: Intriguing Cons: Could use more editing Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Eden, by Nathan Evans, takes place in a dystopian future. Much of the city the story takes place in is burned out, ruined, and eroded away. There’s an

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Review: “Rarity from the Hollow,” Robert Eggleton

Pros: It’s unique! Cons: Confusion Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: Review book provided by publisher/author   Rarity From the Hollow, by Robert Eggleton, is a bizarre and unique tale. It involves a gigantic alien mall, telepathic roaches, a ghost

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Review: “Slow and Long,” Brad Kelly

Pros: Surreal Cons: Perhaps a bit too abstract in places Rating: 4 out of 5   Slow and Long, by Brad Kelly, is a surreal trip inside the mind of a man named Chip. He’s a student of history, but

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