As the year wraps up, there’s excitement in the air. A new crop of books is waiting to be read in the new year. With
I recommend GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE not only as a compelling, gorgeously written YA novel, but also as an exceptional world building mentor text.
Of Fire and Stars, Of Ice and Shadows and Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst all take place in a long ago faraway kingdom with magic –
In SONG OF THE ABYSS, the second installment of Makiia Lucier’s TOWER OF WINDS series, 17-year-old orphan and apprentice mapmaker Reyna’s ship is raided by
I’m not typically drawn to SCI FI, but the cover photo of THE KINGDOM, by author/freelance editor Jess Rothenberg, drew me in like a moth
A slow burn that is ultimately compelling…but may leave you feeling like you have no idea what actually happened in the end.
“…Cipheriests knew less than Theo himself. Once, that would have made Theo feel proud. Finally, he was the expert! He didn’t feel like an expert.
Just two days after the cover reveal for IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRUE, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting happened. The Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting was
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by debut author Mason Deaver is a contemporary coming of age that’s out from Scholastic/Push in May 2019. *I
TO BEST THE BOYS features lush world-building, a spunky, dynamic heroine with a mile-a-minute mind and voice reminiscent of Felicity Montague of Mackenzi Lee’s Petticoats & Piracy, and a plot as nail-bitingly intense as Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.
SHOW, DON’T TELL! Most of us have received that advice at least once in our writing careers. What does it mean? And how should you
The Raven’s Tale is a Young Adult Historical Fiction infused with a fun speculative streak that takes the narrative to interesting and unexpected places.