In the last couple of years, there seems to have been new boom in space opera stories—epic tales that pit humanity against the universe. We’ve seen the enormous successes of books such as The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey and Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch seires. Major films such as Jupiter Ascending and Star Wars, and television events such as The Expanse, are hitting the big screen. Space opera has an incredibly long tradition within genre fiction, and one ...
It’s halfway through her junior year, and 17-year-old Etta has been frozen out by her best friends, the Disco Dykes, because she had the gall to date a boy. She loves dance, but buried her pointe shoes in the backyard after coming to the realization that she will never be the right size or color for ballet. She’s struggling to recover from an eating disorder, but her doctor never gave it a name. As she puts it: “Not gay ...
Adrianne was walking home when a piece of scaffolding hit her head. Now wounded and ailing, she wonders why her partner, Antoine, isn’t more worried, more careful, when taking care of her. He is about to leave, she realizes. Her world is about to change.
Their story is interrupted briefly by a computer code.
Adrian is grieving because his partner, Antoine, is dying. He goes out to the gym to hang out with the guys—his weekly moment of ...
Maybe it’s due to the fact that I just booked a Spring Break trip with my family that I’ve got destinations on the mind. Today, I look at two new picture books that explore the notion of destinations in very different ways.
The first book is a lovely surprise in that it comes from a smaller publisher based in Canada, Red Deer Press. Colleen Sydor’s Fishermen Through & Through, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan, is the touching, but never maudlin, story ...
It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! I’m about 1/4 Irish, and since everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s then that makes me about 110% on the 17th, right? Isn’t that how it works?
Whether you’re actually Irish or not, right about now is a perfect time to read an Irish romance or two, and there are some great ones out there.
Irish writer Maeve Binchy died three years ago this summer but her quirky characters and fascinating studies on human ...
As you probably know, March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, let’s take a look at some teen titles that are based on the REAL LIVES of REAL WOMEN:
Audacity, by Melanie CrowderThis is a verse novel about the adolescence and young adulthood of Clara Lemlich, a Jewish girl who immigrated to the United States from Russia in order to escape the pograms. From reading Russian poetry against her father’s wishes to secretly enrolling in school, from working to ...
People love a good thing. Even more so, people love a good, new thing. I hold the belief that the same is true about books. Readers love to be the ones to discover new authors. To help such readers get in on the ground floor of a good, new thing, here are a handful of debut science-fiction, fantasy and horror books by authors who just might be the Next Big Thing.
The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Ferguson
BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith
Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors: Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap
Cover Story: Could Be Better
This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled by the awesome that an Andrew Smith cover typically delivers.
Howevs, the U.K. edition is an undeniable BEAUT.