BTS Book Reviews Issue 18 - Page 81

The Scrying Eye Kelly Hudson Mysteries and Mayhem Winter spreads its wings and flaps its cold winds upon us. So come inside, warm yourselves by the fire, and prepare your mind and soul for what The Scrying Eye has to reveal on this visit. Fantasy/Science Fiction The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard (Strange Chemistry— available January 7, 2014) is the story of a young girl named Riven, who comes from a warravaged world. Tough as nails and a Legion General, she has rank and privilege. And then she is sent on a mission by Prince Cale to find his long-lost brother, Caden. This journey will take her to modern-day Earth, and this is where her real troubles begin. Family betrayals, royal coups, and reanimated Vector soldiers sent to kill her are but some of the obstacles she must face in her race to return Caden to his proper place. Will Riven succeed or will she fall victim to the dark forces around her? The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1, Tor January 2014 | 81