The Last Odinian by Alec Arbogast

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: The Last Odinian places a strong focus on its characters at the occasional expense of its plot, which can sometimes go into long-winded explanations to reveal large portions of the novel’s inner-workings.”

The Fearful Lion by Almas Akhtar

Rating: ★★★

RCR Says:Akhtar has created likable characters, and by developing their story arcs more dynamically, she could have made their struggles more deeply felt by the reader.”