So, have you worked your way through all of those new March titles yet? Yeah, I haven’t, either. Nevertheless, it’s time to look at what’s coming in April!
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
The Truth Commission, by Susan Juby
Simon is about two boys who fall in love through letters, each without knowing the other’s identity; The Truth Commission is about a trio of art students who decide to celebrate truth…by confronting their acquaintances with some ...
The thing about horror stories featuring mythological monsters as popular as mermaids is that the reader needs to be prepared to let go of any preconceptions in order to be truly engaged just as the author needs to be ready to do something new with it.
Enter Rolling in the Deep, a new novella by Mira Grant, which tells the tragic story of the cruise ship Atargatis, lost at sea with all its passengers, its captain and crewmembers.
It all ...
In my last column, we spoke about Jack Williamson and his work in the science-fiction field. Early in his life, he was particularly inspired by one author, A. Merritt, a prolific author in the burgeoning speculative pulp field and a major journalist of the era.
Abraham Merritt was born on January 20th, 1884 in Beverly, New Jersey. Throughout his professional life, he worked as a journalist: first with the Philadelphia Inquirer before being hired to write for the Sunday American ...
Know what picture book is having a big birthday this year? Lesléa Newman’s Heather Has Two Mommies is turning 25 years old, and Candlewick Press is celebrating with an anniversary edition of the book. Originally illustrated by Diana Souza, this birthday edition includes illustrations from Laura Cornell, who has illustrated many of Jamie Lee Curtis’ bestselling picture books.
But you know why the author doesn’t want A Big Deal made out of this book? In an article for The Boston ...
March is turning out to be a great month for the eclectic reader in me!
Marisa de los Santos’ The Precious One released and I loved it! De los Santos is a romance writer at heart, who combines her perfect romantic pitch with breathtaking writing, really quirky characters and a piercing emotional wisdom that is heart-wrenching and fulfilling. But ohmygoodness, the bright love stories in this novel will satisfy the most ardent romance lover. If you enjoyed Love ...
The sun is rising. The myth is not in the telling, but the constant retelling. This is my story. I want to tell it, not once, not just to myself, but over and over again.
—Infandous, Elana K. Arnold
I am finally, finally ready to sit down and read Lolita, and the credit belongs entirely to Elana K. Arnold’s Infandous. Like Bone Gap, this is a book so fantastically excellent that I fear it may reduce ...
If you like to read, chances are you love a good book. If you're reading this article, chances are you'd like to find a good science-fiction story. That's where I come in. Here are a few tips aimed at readers who are new to science fiction to help them navigate the sometimes confusing selection of science-fiction books presented to them. With the following tips, you will be better equipped to find the right book for you.
BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan
Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder
Cover Story: Fabulous
Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect isn't the faux pages or binding—it's all of the GLITTER! SO MUCH GLITTER! I feel like you could ...