Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Dusted by Stars

G.M. Matiasz (62 Mile Press)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Dusted by Stars by G.M. Matiasz catapults readers into a thrilling space opera, blending action, adventure, and a touch of fantasy. The story revolves around Stacy Jones, a hardworking starship pilot from socialist Mars, struggling to make ends meet. When she accepts a commission to transport the legendary sangrael, unaware of its mythical significance, Stacy unwittingly plunges herself into a perilous journey. Alongside Kryz, a diminutive Rarj, she navigates through a galaxy teeming with aliens and dangers, facing thieves, hijackers, and letha...

Lost Blades

Liz Sauco (Dark Waters Publishing)

| Reviewed by Kim Calderon

Lost Blades by Liz Sauco is an intricate tapestry of intertwining destinies, set in a vividly depicted world on the brink of an apocalypse. The narrative follows two complex characters, Jamirh and Takeshi, as they navigate a landscape of treachery, secrets, and looming war. The plot immerses readers into a world brimming with unpredictability and mystery. Jamirh, a street thief with an ambition beyond his station, finds himself entangled in a web of unforeseen circumstances. His escape, orchestrated by a mysterious woman, thrusts him into a wor...

Angel Wing: A Modern Fairy Tale

C. B. Anthony (C. B. Anthony Book Publishing LLC)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Angel Wing: A Modern Fairy Tale by C.B. Anthony is an enchanting and witty narrative filled with magical realism that captivates readers with its delightful characters and engaging storytelling. Anthony’s tale follows the story of Angela, a struggling angel on a mission to Earth, where her task is to save the seemingly hopeless Dickie Beasley. As Angela confronts the irrepressible, complex, and debauched Beasley, a battle of wits and emotions ensues, setting the stage for an engaging journey that is infused with hope, humor, and redemption.The...

Dark Star: Reclaiming Lilith

Jeanette Prather (Stellaria Creative Company)

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

Lilith is one of the priestesses of Avalon, who are to raise the vibration of Earth and usher Her into the 5D. Her mission is to save Gaia. Lilith is a young woman who experiences a profound transformation as she becomes aware of dark forces stirring within her soul. As these forces rise, Lilith becomes the pivotal figure in determining the fate of humanity and the planet.  Dark Star: Reclaiming Lilith by Jeanette Prather is an epic fantasy that delves into themes of power, destiny, and the journey of self-discovery. The story centers arou...

Fate of the Fae

El Holly (Independently Published)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

In this third entry into the fantasy series, El Holly continues the story of Evelyn ''Eevee'' Acker. In the previous installment, Eevee set out to save her parents, full of questions that needed answers. She succeeds in reuniting with her father; however, the Unseelie King Nightglade turns her mother into stone. Now, Eevee and her birthfather, Aspen, are on the run. She doesn't know for how long. While trouble brews in the Unseelie Court, the clock is ticking and the Unseelie King Nightglade grows even more desperate as he might lose the crown...

A Twist of Fae

El Holly (Independently Published)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

A Twist of Fae by El Holly is the second book in the spellbinding fantasy series, Finding Fae, a mix of adventure and unexpected twists in a world that lacks no surprises for readers. In the opening book, Evelyn “Eevee” Acker discovers that she is not purely human. A short note from her fae parents sends her on a journey to unravel her roots. In this second installment, Eevee already knows where her real parents are. However, it is not the kind of place to just walk in and see them. They are captive, and to meet them, Eevee must first rescue th...

Saving Fate

T. Kolodziej (Eli Lukas Publishing)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Saving Fate by T. Kolodziej follows Decima King, who experiences vivid dreams of a mysterious man and woman on a desolate road. She thinks it can be the effect of stress. Then she witnesses the suicide of a man from her dreams, and her supervisor goes missing.  Decima suddenly understands that nothing is what it seems. She is enmeshed in a series of murder cases in which she is the prime suspect. Deaths linked to strange symbols are connected to her.  Detectives Jonathan Rennic and Rebecca Stokes are closing in on her; however, she re...

Witches of the North: Winter Journey

Nathaniel Oldrin ()

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Witches of the North: Winter Journey by Nathaniel Oldrin is an intriguing fantasy that follows a twenty-three-year-old transman named Christopher Hawks, who finds himself in trouble after breaking the legendary sword of the kingdom of Northland. He is pursued by the elite Hunters and is joined by two witches, Winter and Ian, on a mission to challenge the current Queen. Winter’s behavior and impatience make Christopher think that there can be more to the mission than what he has thought until now. Oldrin develops characters that are genuinely...

Harry Heron: Into the Unknown


| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Harry Heron: Into the Unknown by Patrick G. Cox is a compelling read for fans of time travel and science fiction. Readers are introduced to an incredible crew of the HMS Spartan — Harry Heron the Midshipman, Ferghal O'Connor, and Danny Gunn. In 1804 they are engaged in a sea battle against the French navy when an accident mysteriously transports them hundreds of years into the future. If the battle against the French was a daunting, life-and-death experience, what awaits them when they land on the NECS Vanguard of the World Treaty Organisation...

The Four Destruction of Honor

Zola Blue (Independently Published)

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

The Four Destruction of Honor by Zola Blue is a great read for fans of fantasy and a narrative with strong magical themes. A race known as the Ercutians dominates the Earth, thanks to their gifts of magic. But their power and dominance begin to break when they ignore discipline and become arrogant. Because some are greedy and want more power, they set out on a self-destructive course that leads to imminent destruction. To restore their power, Thie, the one with the magic to create life invites three other powerful magicians to form The Great On...

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