Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Where Liberty Lies

Nathaniel M Wrey (Waterman Books)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Where Liberty Lies by Nathaniel M. Wrey, the second installment in the Liberty series, is a hugely imaginative and engaging sequel that immerses readers in a dystopian world. Following their rebellion against a corrupt regime, Finbarl, Aminatra, and Karlmon set out on a quest for freedom in a post-apocalyptic, desolate world. Wrey is adept at exploring the desolation of the world these characters inhabit, vividly portraying the aftermath of the collapse of a civilization. The trio's pursuit of a utopia is met with fresh challenges, surpris...

The Secret Order of the Scepter & Gavel

Nicholas Ponticello (Nicholas Ponticello)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Nicholas Ponticello's science fiction masterpiece, The Secret Order of the Scepter & Gavel thrust readers into the futuristic world of Vanderough University, where the pursuit of knowledge takes a perilous turn. The story orbits around Herbert Hoover Palminteri, an aspiring Martian colonist seeking a straightforward academic path at VU. However, his trajectory takes an unexpected turn when he is chosen to join the enigmatic and notorious secret society, The Order of the Scepter & Gavel. Suddenly, Herbert finds himself entangled in a web...

Singularity Part 1: The Dale Chronicles

Chuck Stewart (Stewart Education Services)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Chuck Stewart's Singularity Part 1: The Dale Chronicles is an immersive science fiction set in the year 2050. This futuristic world explores the pursuit of consciousness by artificial intelligence and robots. At the center of the story is Dale, a self-absorbed homosexual who embarks on an illicit mission to obtain the benefits of self-driving technology. Stewart's story immerses the reader in a futuristic setting where advancements in technology result in electric cars, household computers, and robots gaining sentience and awareness through eni...

AMAYA'S LEGACY Book One: An Alien Affair

Fiona Forbes (Self published)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

An Alien Affair, the first book in the Amaya's Legacy series by Fiona Forbes, is an enthralling science fiction novel that explores interstellar conspiracies, extraterrestrial folklore, and an eternal tale of romance. Taking place in a distant era, where humanity is subjugated by the enigmatic Baqnian race, the story revolves around Zhan, a captivating alien director assigned with overseeing an Earth re-education facility, and Lee, an independent-minded anthropologist who possesses a unique resistance against Baqnian mental manipulation.Forbes...

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...

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