Even though we are nearing the end of May, there’s still many excellent books you should check out, especially those within the fantasy and science fiction genres! From M. R. Carey’s latest book set in the same world as his bestselling novel, The Girl With All The Gifts, to an ancient warlord returning to the human realm as a pirate, and also to The Argus Deceit where Brody is living four different lives and identities, we’ve found some excellent new novels which are patiently awaiting you to pluck them from the bookshelves or add them to your cart!
Read on to discover our Fantasy & Sci-Fi picks and tell us if you’ll be reading one of them in the comments below!
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye | Goodreads
The second instalment of The Crown’s Game series sees Russia on the brink of great change, Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected. With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.
The Boy on The Bridge by M. R. Carey | Goodreads
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.
Sealskin by Su Bristow | Goodreads
Donald, a young fisherman living in Scotland, witnesses something miraculous, and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives—not only his own, but those of his family and the entire tightly knit community in which they live. Can he ever atone for the wrong he has done, and can love grow when its foundation is violence? Based on the legend of the selkies—seals who can transform into people—evokes the harsh beauty of the landscape, the resilience of its people, both human and animal, and the triumph of hope over fear and prejudice.
The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan | Goodreads
Inspired by Arabian Tales of One Thousand and One Nights, here is an epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, a storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables to his dying partner. Each night he weaves stories of his childhood in Damascus, of the cruelty he has endured for his sexuality, of leaving home, of war, of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile Death himself shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing.
Shift of Shadow and Soul by Hilary Thompson | Goodreads
There are three kinds of magic in the world, and Corentine has the wrong one. Long ago, the Restless King forced Corentine’s people into hiding as he scoured their blood for the SoulShifter so she must hide her power or risk the same death her twin suffered. Raised to trust no-one, she rejects the General’s son Sy, until she realizes his family secrets might be the key to unlocking hers. When his brother turns against them, they are forced to fight family to save what’s left of their home, or accept banishment to find a new future.
The Argus Deceit by Chuck Grossart | Goodreads
Brody exists in four different lives, in four simultaneous identities: a happy young boy, lovelorn teenager, damaged young man, and a pitiable middle-aged loner. He lives blissfully unaware of his undivided nature until time begins to stop and start for him alone. As the barriers between his realities begin to flicker and blur, Brody’s confusion and fear find a sympathetic understanding in Constance Drake. Threatened by madness and oblivion, the two embark on a desperate search for answers. The truth may set them free—or utterly destroy them.
Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb | Goodreads
The third instalment in The Fitz and The Fool series follows Fitz’s young daughter, Bee, who has been kidnapped by the Servants, a secret society whose members not only dream of possible futures but use their prophecies to add to their wealth and influence. Bee plays a crucial part in these dreams—but just what part remains uncertain. The Fitz and the Fool believing her dead, embark on a mission of revenge that will take them to the distant island where the Servants reside—a place the Fool once called home and later called prison.
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton | Goodreads
In 1876, warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.
Dark Breaks The Dawn by Sara B. Larson | Goodreads
Now 18, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan can finally access the full range of her magical powers. But while her mother remains busy at the war front, the corrupt king is plotting in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon. King Bain wants to control both kingdoms, and his plan will see Evelayn on the throne sooner than she expected. In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to learn to shapeshift and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir, but not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between Light and Dark comes at a steep price.
Radiate by C.A. Higgins | Goodreads
In the follow-up to Lightless and Supernova, Ananke, a sentient artificial intelligence, is on a quest to find companionship, understanding, and even love. She is accompanied by Althea, the engineer who created her, and whom she sees as her mother. And she is in search of her father, Matthew, the programmer whose code gave her the spark of life. Ananke and her parents are racing toward an inevitable collision, with consequences as violent as the birth of the solar system itself and as devastating as the discovery of love.
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn | Goodreads
In England 1815, two travellers from the future arrive in a field, dishevelled and weighed down with hidden money. Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team of time travellers, but their mission is the most audacious yet: meet, befriend, and steal from Jane Austen and obtain an unpublished novel. On their mission, the two face struggles as Rachel fights to reconcile her true self with the constrictions of 19th century society and with their portal home closing, they struggle to leave history as they found it…however heartbreaking that proves.
Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon | Goodreads
Devyl Bane, an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of the most notorious pirates in the New World. A man of many secrets, Bane makes a pact with Thorn an immortal charged with securing the worst creations the ancient gods ever released into our world. Those powers have been imprisoned for eons behind enchanted gates . . . gates that are beginning to buckle. At Thorn’s behest, Bane takes command of a crew of Deadmen and, together, they are humanity s last hope to restore the gates and return the damned to their hell realms.