For one reason or another, whether it be previews, an ARC, or previous work by the author, these five books have all impressed me long before their release dates.
The English version of Ascension can't be reviewed without addressing the elephant in the room: Either due to lousy translation or an insurmountable sociolinguistic barrier, the prose is a shaky mess that reads like it was written by a 12-year-old whose only idea of sci-fi novels comes from Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks.
If you don't go in already determined to hate it, you'll probably like it more than you anticipated: The foremost agenda of The President Is Missing is to tell a good story, and it does that pretty well.
Sick of every fantasy protagonist being the Chosen One? Witchsign is the book for you.
I always love doing new tags, and this is such a unique one that also reminds me I should probably stop dragging my feet on spring summer cleaning. I'll get round to it...one of these days.