Out of Time by Abigail Dobbs

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says:Dobbs works her magic to create well-rounded characters, places, and a plot that is so propulsive it’s difficult to put the novel down.”

Keep You Cold: Chilling Tales by A. J. Franks

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “It might seem counterintuitive that a collection of stories, most of which contain murder, suicide, or other forms of sinister fate, could be considered fun, but Franks’ writing carries a frisson of voyeuristic pleasure that is undeniably entertaining—and somehow uplifting—for the reader.”

The Separation by Thomas Duffy

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “It’s nearly impossible for the reader not to feel Finn’s pain as he wrestles with the knowledge that…those in power willingly lied to him for so many years.”

The First Genesis by Kipjo Ewers

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Ewers has built up a truly intriguing cast of characters, establishing a world where becoming a superhuman isn’t always a choice—but becoming a superhero is.”