I have written two book reviews recently. The first on is for Robert Sungenis new book, The Apocalypse of St. John, The Catholic Apologetics Study Bible, Volume II. This si an excellent book based on the standard Church view of the Apocalyopse (since at least Augustine). After reading this book, you will find the Apocalypse much less mysterious, plus have a profound understanding about why things happen the way they do in the current age (the Church age).
I also reviewed Michael Barber's Coming Soon, Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying its Lessons Today . I ended up not recommending it. He has written the book for Catholics who know little about the Apocalypse. He does state what the traditional Church view of the Apocalypse is (in one paragraph), but then teaches a novel and speculative view which has little or no support from the Fathers or the Church. I personally think this is inappropriate as a begginer's book on the Apocalypse, which should focus on the standard Church view.
I'd just like to say, that the cover to that book is so cool!