PRINCESS OF THE WILD SWANS by Diane Zahler
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"A pleasant magical outing. (Fairy tale/fantasy. 8-12)"
In her third fairy-tale novelization, Zahler (The Thirteenth Princess, 2010, and A True Princess, 2011) dips into Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans" and mixes in a bit of Celtic folklore. Read full book review >
THE CABINET OF EARTHS by Anne Nesbet
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A charmingly creepy European vacation for fans of chillers and thrillers. (Suspense. 12-15)"

INHERITANCE by Christopher Paolini
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Despite the long, anticlimactic wind-down, it is a strong conclusion to the crowd-pleasing series. (maps, multilingual word list) (Heroic fantasy. 12-15)"
Capping the former Inheritance Trilogy, this fourth epic-length episode brings teenage Dragon Rider Eragon at last to a decisive faceoff with his greatest enemy. Read full book review >
WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 1974

"Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award winner."
In this British tale (with impressive reviews as a juvenile over there) a pioneer group of wild rabbits reenact the rousing Exodus story/myth as the prophet Fiver senses disaster about to strike the home warren. Read full book review >
EARWIG AND THE WITCH by Diana Wynne Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Earwig, as a spunky as any Jones heroine, keeps young and old readers chuckling through sadness at an era's end. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
A cunning heroine learns magic in Jones' last, posthumous offering. Read full book review >

OVER SEA, UNDER STONE by Susan Cooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 20, 1966

"The theme of good and evil in violent opposition is always a forceful one, but beyond this book's capacity."
...that's the cryptic route followed in this story which starts as a typical Juvenile mystery/adventure but then turns out to be a morality tale with a struggle between forces of good and evil. Read full book review >
THE GREY KING by Susan Cooper
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 10, 1975

"Cooper is clearly building towards a thumping conclusion in the fifth and next volume and even those of us who have doubts about the significance of all this thunderous moral absolutism will want to get in on the action."
Will Stanton, youngest of the Old Ones, goes to visit his Welsh relatives to recover from a serious illness and complete the first quest he has undertaken on his own. Read full book review >
SILVER ON THE TREE by Susan Cooper
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 1977

"And though there is welcome relief in Merry's final charge—the battle from here on is up to humans, who will get no more magic help—it does make the purportedly final and crucial battle that has gone before that much harder to credit."
The three Drew children and their uncle Merry, an Old One from outside of Time; young Will Stanton who learned of his identity as an Old One in The Dark Is Rising; Will's albino friend Bran, really King Arthur's son Pendragon brought forward to be reared in our time; Arthur himself, at the climax; a benign, disappointingly spiritless Taliesen; and all the forces of the Light and the Dark converge in Wales for the final cosmic battle in Cooper's ambitious, five-volume, resolutely High fantasy. Read full book review >
GREENWITCH by Susan Cooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 17, 1974

"It all would be more exciting if there were just a little real risk involved, but the literally earth-shaking fireworks are nevertheless quite a show."
The epic confrontation between the Light and the Dark continues (see The Dark is Rising, KR, 1973), and now the battlefield is magic-favored Cornwall where the Greenwitch — a totem figure annually sacrificed to the sea — has stolen the manuscript which Old Ones Merriman Lyon and Will Stanton need to defeat the powers of evil. Read full book review >
THE WIZARD IN THE TREE by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: April 28, 1975

"The period is the beginning of the industrial revolution, but the tempo is reminiscent of the Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian—quick-witted melodrama and nimble-tongued romanticism."
Long years spent stuck inside an old oak tree haven't petrified the wizard Arbican's tongue. Read full book review >
THE ILLYRIAN ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1986

"A truly exciting story, it carries the reader along to a triumphant conclusion and the hope that Vesper may have another adventure before she settles down—perhaps in Illyria, where she seems to have left her heart."
Award-winning Alexander's stories have often taken inspiration from Welsh mythology. Read full book review >
THE FOUNDLING by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1973

"All worth another hearing as Alexander tells them, but hardly an important contribution to a mythological landscape."
Alexander's six short fairy tales, set in Prydain before the time covered in his Newbery-winning quintet, demonstrates both the author's special talent for spinning this kind of story and the extent of his need to borrow plots and motifs on which to build. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >