Best Books of February 2019

February was a big month for science fiction and fantasy, filled with excellent space operas and epic fantasies. This month’s favorites include a space princess on the run, a universe on the edge of intergalactic war, an intensely unique ghost story, a man stranded on Mars, and the story of a god. Check out the reviews, buy your favorites, and start a journey with one of these great reads today!

Best Books of February

Polaris Rising

By Jessie Mihalik 
Published by 
Harper Voyager

Polaris Rising grabs hold of your attention and never lets go as it flies through dangerous missions, near death experiences, and steamy encounters. You’ll be immediately addicted to the fast-paced storytelling mixed with a character who is always one step ahead of the game. I couldn’t put it down.

Fleet of Knives

By Gareth L. Powell
Published by 
Titan Books

Fleet of Knives is brimming with everything that makes a space opera epic—fast-paced chases through space, unseen enemies bursting from the pages unexpectedly, deep characters who struggle with their high-stakes lives, and a galaxy-scale setting. All together, it makes for an exciting, no-holds-barred ride through space.

Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones

By Micah Dean Hicks
Published by John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones is a beautifully complex fantasy novel filled with the souls of generations lost to the American landscape of broken dreams. Ghosts haunt every corner of this wasteland town, clinging to the surfaces and the people. The writing is visceral, filled with the grotesque decay of a forgotten town and the shouting voices of the dead who demand to be heard.

No Way

By S.J. Morden
Published by Orbit Books

No Way returns us to Mars, following Frank in the aftermath of the thrilling and terrifying novel, One Way. The astronauts are on their way and Frank is alone, trying not to go crazy, trying to keep his daily life going. As No Way blends hard science and thrills, everyone’s lives are at stake. Horrors await on the other side of the canyon and the question remains—will anyone survive? 

The Raven Tower

By Ann Leckie
Published by Orbit Books

The Raven Tower is a slow burn of a story, building progressively deeper until you’re entranced by the many layers of history and plot, all converging on an epic reveal worthy of this nation of gods. Leckie is a master storyteller, painting an intricate portrait of a god and a young man who has caught the god’s eye.

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