It opens in the far past as a King meets a monster and he knows what he has to do. After all, Kings were made for killing monsters.
In the far future of 2267, everything has gone to shit after a series of ecological disasters forced humans to find alternative living underground in “hells” that succumbed to plagues and epidemics over and over.
But humanity still endures—and the surviving plague babies made their way to the top of the ...
Photo courtesy of Tisa Della-Volpte
Who are your must-read authors? The ones who make you excited when you hear they have another title coming out? Whose books make you feel almost sad when you finish them, because you know you have to wait for the next one to release?
I have a few of those. I’m sure you do too.
One of mine is Marisa de los Santos.
I discovered this author long before I became a reviewer, and read all of her books right ...
Photo by Scott Areman, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute
It’s a pleasure to speak today with Dr. Rosita Worl, President of Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau. In 2014, as you will read below, the Institute developed Baby Raven Reads, a culturally-based program promoting early literacy and school readiness for Alaska Native children. You will also read below, in Dr. Worl’s own words, why this was groundbreaking. I’ve seen a selection of their 2017 picture books, vividly-illustrated traditional tales by writers and illustrators from the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures ...
Image courtesy of The Folio Society
Serious book collectors may already know about the beautiful editions being published by The Folio Society, a longtime publisher of high-quality works of fiction. If you're not familiar with these definitive editions of fiction classics—particularly the science fiction and fantasy classics—then allow me to introduce you to some of the most gorgeous physical objects that bibliophiles can possess. Their books are lovingly crafted into works of art. Let me point out two volumes of particular interest to readers ...
BOOK REPORT for The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
Cover Story: Here There Be Thorns
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Creepy Crawly
Bonus Factors: Pacific Northwest, Witchy Women
Anti-Bonus Factor: Love Triangle?
Relationship Status: My Muse
Cover Story: Here There Be Thorns
This cover is striking—I love the green lettering and foliage on black—and once you read the book, you’ll realize that it’s a very deliberate choice. Not for nothing ...
But he’s strong, and powerful, and from most perspectives, he’s on the winning side. She has to ask herself—and women have asked themselves this question for centuries—would she rather be suffocated slowly for the rest of her life, or die quickly trying to accomplish something?
(What would you choose, love?)
There will be no more asking questions once a sword is in her hand.
—Blood Water Paint, by Joy McCullough
Blood Water Paint is based on ...
Blue is a tie with yellow for my favorite color. (It depends on my mood. I’m not really sure how anyone can pick just one favorite color anyway.) Two new picture books on shelves use blue as a launching point to tell exhilarating stories, and both are unlike many picture books you’ll see on shelves today.
Jillian Tamaki’s They Say Blue is unusual in that it’s not often we see contemporary picture books with the kind of meditative musings we ...
A list inspired by Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
On Sale: March 2018
“Have you forgotten we are kings?” Bluebell snapped. “I haven’t. This isn’t a small family matter to be sniped about at the supper table.”
There’s a Game of Thrones-shaped hole in my life. To be fair, there’s a Game of Thrones-shaped hole in many peoples’ lives right now. While 2019 seems like a distant eternity (and The Winds of Winter is ...