Tabut by Uju Uzuegbunam

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says:Tabut is a tough story to read sometimes, but only because the author, Uju Uzuegbunam, so accurately depicts the world-altering aftershocks of an abusive event.”

Her Magnificent Madman by Eytan Halaban

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “With deeply lyrical writing that reflects the author’s reverence for classic literature, Halaban’s novel mirrors its main characters, jumping between points of bare whimsy and studious straight-forwardness…”

 

Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “The book’s easy-flowing narrative, peppered with fiery fight scenes, drives Dahlia ever closer toward a finish that’s difficult to predict, but provides all the payoff and intrigue readers will need to be convinced to pick up the next book in this series.”

 

Sins of the Brother by Rand Inskip

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Whereas other authors might focus on the romantic appeal of vampires, Inskip highlights the creatures’ loneliness and isolation, and inspires readers to sympathize with these pitiable creatures even as they commit acts of terrible evil.”

 

Legends of Darkness by Jacob Benner

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Benner’s world building is admirably complex, and he provides a thorough explanation for the history of magic in his prologue, giving readers a jumping off point for the rapid-fire story that follows.”

Trumpery Resistance by J. Steven Young

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Through animated allegory, Trumpery Resistance tackles the overwhelming feeling of helplessness that many have experienced after viewing the current administration’s actions these past few years.”