This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Hello, it is I, your friendly neighbourhood time travel enthusiast to talk about a unique, delectable, precious offering that the publishing gods have deemed us worthy of reading.
Created by the powerhouse minds of Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, This is How You Lose the Time War is a poetic, bloody, violent, queer and romantic take on time travel, history and above all, love. It is ...
For children, toy cars and trucks and trains—the toys that roll—pretty much rock. And child experts also say they can be great for both the physical and cognitive development of children. Naturally, those children obsessed with vehicles and Things That Go Vroom are going to be drawn to books about the same thing. Fortunately, children’s book publishing is happy to fill that need. Some of those books are better than others. Here are some new ones on the best side ...
Dear friends ~
Kirkus is revamping their site in the near future and they’ve decided to end their blogs, so this will be my last post here.
I’m so excited that my last piece will be an interview with a favorite author who wrote a perfectly magical book that I’ve been anticipating since she first mentioned it on her facebook page—THE BOOK CHARMER.
I absolutely adore books with magical elements, and when Karen Hawkins mentioned she’d be doing one ...
Now that the dust has settled since HBO aired its final Game of Thrones episode, let's take a brief look at the where George R. R. Martin's series came and what fans can do to get their fix, because there's more to Game of Thrones than a television show.
"A Game of What?"
In August of 1996, the world was introduced George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series with the release of ...
BOOK REPORT for Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars Book 1) by Elizabeth Lim
Cover Story: Tapestry-tastic
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Cinematic
Bonus Factors: Project Runway, Quests
Relationship Status: Just What I Was Looking For
Cover Story: Tapestry-tastic
This cover by Tran Nguyen is gorgeous. And it's loaded with details from the book. (The scissors! The hawk! The blue skirt that's evocative of the ocean!) But dresses totally aren't Maia ...
A list of recent horror novels for the summer, inspired by Alma Katsu’s 'The Hunger'
I think I’ve spoken at length before about my love for horror—especially at the peak of the summer season. There’s something about being beachside, in the brightest, most idyllic setting that beckons for a little bit of darkness. Horror novels fit that bill beautifully—especially ones that deal with dark secrets, moral decay, or a good old fashioned bloodbath.
Here’s a list of some of the horror I’ve been enjoying so far this summer.
The Hunger by Alma Katsu. Everyone knows ...
No matter where you stand on the notion of white authors and illustrators writing books about people of other races, there’s no denying that the notion of #ownvoices (named as such in 2015 by author Corinne Duyvis) in children’s literature—that is, children’s books about diverse characters that are written by authors from that same group—has ushered in a whole host of talented authors and illustrators of color. It’s about time. Since publishing is paying more attention to the so-called movement ...
I had the pleasure of reading Abbi Waxman’s first book, THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS, when it released in 2017, and I was an instant fan. (I wrote about in the blog here.)
Last month, she released her third book, THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL, which is delightful, and I took a minute to have a phone call with her to dive into her mind.
Part of the reason for this—which you’ll understand if you’ve read all of her ...