Dragon Teeth – Michael Crichton

If you’re expecting speculative sci-fi along the lines of Jurassic Park, Timeline or Prey – the usual Crichton thrill-a-minute action with snappy dialogue, well-drawn characters and a frisson of romance – this book may disappoint you.

Razor Girl – Carl Hiaasen 

A fun, if ultimately frustrating read, Razor Girl is the sequel to Bad Monkey, which introduced disgraced police detective Andrew Yancy.

Last Death Worm of the Apocalypse – Nina Post

Kelly Driscoll has been the interim building manager of Amenity Tower for almost a year when Claw & Crutty (the company that owns the building) sends Charlotte, a corporate bean-counter, to audit her performance and improve the condo’s profitability. Charlotte is so blisteringly overbearing and awful that Kelly (already worried she’ll never live up to the beloved ex-manager Roger Balbi) starts to doubt she’ll ever be a competent manager.

Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return – Brian Lynch

Growing up in the 90’s, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and it’s sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey was a big part of my early teen years, and; along with Wayne’s World; had a fairly big role to play in my worldview (and my most-excellent non-heinous usage of English, dudes).

Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra – Anne Rice & Christopher Rice 

When I was about fourteen or so, I discovered Anne Rice. While most Riceophiles started their journeys with Interview with the Vampire, I happened upon the only Rice book in the school library, which just so happened to be The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned. I absolute loved it, and couldn’t wait for the next installment.

We(l)come Back Vol. 1 – Christopher Sebela

Mali and Tessa are “sequels”: they have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, soldiers in an endless war that has raged so long that neither side remembers why they’re fighting: only that they must.

Strange Magic – Syd Moore

When Benefit Fraud investigator Rosie Strange inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum her grandfather Septimus built, she plans to sell it as soon as possible.

Magick & Mayhem – Sharon Pape

Kailyn Wilde inherited her family’s centuries-old magick shop, Abracadabra after the untimely death of her mother and grandmother (though being on the other side doesn’t prevent them from popping in occasionally, to offer advice and mild bickering).