New Release Highlight, Reviews

New Release Highlight: LITTLE THIEVES and WITHIN THESE WICKED WALLS

Image Credit: Henry Holt and Co. This very special Tuesday, I have not one but two fantastic new releases I need to highlight. These books are two of my most anticipated titles of 2021 from two incredibly talented authors, and together, they make an ideal double-feature for readers who enjoy retellings of fairy tales or… Continue reading New Release Highlight: LITTLE THIEVES and WITHIN THESE WICKED WALLS

Backlist Highlight, Reviews

Backlist Highlight: THE SCAPEGRACERS

Cover: Erewhon Books, Edit: Tori Kiersten Frost Witchy books became the trend in contemporary fantasy -- and everywhere else on the bookshelf -- starting around 2019, when fiction publishers began to catch up with a booming modern interest in astrology, tarot, and alternative spiritualities. Despite debuting in a crowded field in the middle of a… Continue reading Backlist Highlight: THE SCAPEGRACERS

New Release Highlight, Reviews

New Release Highlight: VESPERTINE

Image Credit: Margaret K. McElderry Books Margaret Rogerson's newest standalone fantasy Vespertine fuses elements of Gideon the Ninth and Marvel's Venom into a poignant, cathartic story about learning to see the best in others -- and in yourself -- when the world has given you every reason to doubt. The heroine is also possessed by… Continue reading New Release Highlight: VESPERTINE

Backlist Highlight, Reviews

Backlist Highlight: STAR DAUGHTER

Image Credit: HarperTeen Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar is a heartfelt fairy tale for the modern world, in which a teenager -- half mortal, half star -- must travel into a world of celestial magic and music to save her father's life. Infused with vivid imagery and Indian folklore, this is a wonderful next read… Continue reading Backlist Highlight: STAR DAUGHTER

New Release Highlight, Reviews

New Release Highlight: LAKESEDGE

Image Credit: Henry Holt and Co. Love beats at the heart of Lakesedge, but as our heroine fights for survival -- hers, her brother's, and that of the monstrous boy who has drawn her into his secretive life -- she discovers that to end a curse, love will demand sacrifice. With notes of Labyrinth and… Continue reading New Release Highlight: LAKESEDGE

Reviews, Test of Time

Test of Time: A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA

Image Credit: Houghton Mifflin Welcome to Test of Time! This new bi-monthly series examines classic science-fiction and fantasy with a modern reader's eye. Which books have aged gracefully, and which ones maybe need to keep gathering dust on your shelf? Let's find out. In 1968, author Ursula Le Guin published A Wizard of Earthsea. This… Continue reading Test of Time: A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA