BOOK REPORT for Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Howdy, Y’all
Bonus Factor: The Lost Dutchman, Wild West
Cover Story: Montell Jordan
YES. ALL THE YES. This cover is not only stunning and fits the story within to a T, but also it’s completely unique to the YA genre. Cover designers: more completely illustrated covers, please!
Kate Thompson and her father have been ...
Last week I mentioned Read-A-Romance Month (I hope you’re enjoying all the amazing posts on The Joy of Romance! You can see the calendar here. )
It’s been an incredibly busy month, both trying to keep up with the site but also keeping up with the wealth of pro-romance events in the Chicago area this month.
On August 1, I attended a Susan Mallery Fool’s Gold event, which was basically a Susan Mallery Fool’s Gold lovefest. It was so much fun ...
I can’t help feeling a bit sorry this month for writers whose last names aren’t Horowitz, Lagercrantz, or Child. While putting together a list recently of what I figure will be the most interesting new crime, mystery, and thriller novels to be released in the States between now and the closing days of 2015, I came up with almost 100 titles in September alone. Yet just three of those are likely to dominate review space and reader attention.
The first ...
It’s only when we’re back in the house and have crept upstairs that she turns and looks at me for a long moment. ‘That was so special,’ she says. ‘Wasn’t it?’
I nod. I’m not good at talking about stuff like this, but I know what she means.
‘Everything’s so special. We should remember that.’
For decades, humans have tested their young routinely for a “defective” gene. Those who test positive are whisked away by the government ...
In the 1980s, science fiction experienced a shift. Traditional genre magazines that dominated the field began to fall away as readership fell, while paperback and hardcover novels began dominating readers' bookshelves. Film companies started realizing that science-fiction movies were incredibly popular, introducing an entirely new audience to stories only previously imagined in the pages of a book. While this was all happening, there was one magazine that remained both influential and successful: Omni Magazine.
In 1978, Bob Guccione, the publisher ...
The Fall 2015 book season is nearly here, and in the realm of picture books it’s a time of many happy returns—that is, the opportunity to see again some beloved characters from previous publications.
Some of these characters are huger than others: the characters from Audrey and Don Wood’s classic The Napping House, published 31 years ago and a staple for multiple decades in children’s bedrooms and classrooms all over the country, return in early September in The Full Moon ...
The dolly uses her sweet voice to tell the girl she loves her, but no one else does. She tells the girl she understands how she feels, but no one else does. Especially her brother. He hates her, doesn’t she know that? Hasn’t she always known that?
—Took, Mary Downing Hahn
Tell me if you’ve heard this one: a group of people—usually college students or people from the city or people with money—head to a rural area for ...