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PLACES NO ONE KNOWS by Brenna Yovanoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"A brilliant romance that forces its protagonists to explore and accept themselves as they discover one another. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Complicated romance blooms between the perfect student and a sensitive burnout. Read full book review >

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FIENDISH by Brenna Yovanoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"This beguiling amalgamation of the magical and modern worlds will have readers mesmerized. (Urban fantasy. 12-18)"
The atmosphere in Yovanoff's latest is eerily reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, if only Harper Lee's Maycomb residents had been given magical families as a focus for their bigotry. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF CURIOSITY by Maggie Stiefvater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"At its best, this is an accessible guidebook for creating fiction that illustrates the complexity of the process while offering practical tips for managing it. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In this second collaboration inspired by their writing blog (The Curiosities, 2012), three fantasy novelists aim to illuminate their craft through stories created for that purpose. Read full book review >

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THE SPACE BETWEEN by Brenna Yovanoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A dreamy, atmospheric take on Judeo-Christian mythology that prioritizes character. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up) "
A dark love story between a girl from Hell and a boy from Earth, both with heavenly heritage. Read full book review >

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THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Some of the urban-fantasy elements get dropped in the crowd partway through, but enough grotesque goodies remain to keep this a fast-paced, dark delicacy. (Urban fantasy. 12-14)"
Mackie's nauseated by the scent of blood, is burned by cold iron and would die if he entered a church. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"For those with dark hearts looking for the edgier side of paranormal fiction, this will be something to stay up with at night. (Anthology/paranormal. 14 & up)"
The paranormal trio of Gratton, Stiefvater and Yovanoff here translate their collective writings from their blog, Merry Sisters of Fate, into a collection of stories that feature Nordic mythology, murderers and secrets. Read full book review >

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NO REST FOR THE WICKED
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

Cover Story: Fixer Upper
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Southern Gothic
Bonus Factor: Magic
Relationship Status: Enchanted

 

Cover Story: Fixer Upper

Somebody call HGTV! This cover strikes the right tone for the book, but the whole "haunted house" thing is a bit misleading, and that title typeface has ...


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HOW THE SAUSAGE—ER, STORY—IS MADE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

Cover Story: Portrait of the Writer’s Brain in Action

The Best for Characterization:  “Ladylike” by Maggie Stiefvater

The Worst Best for Worldbuilding:  “Desert Canticle” by Tessa Gratton

The Weird Best for Illustrating How a Story Evolves: “Drowning Variations” by Brenna ...


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READY RABBIT GETS READY! by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Kids might want to make stuffed rabbit toys of their own after meeting this beguiling bunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quirky story illustrated with photographs, a stuffed toy named Ready Rabbit invents wildly imaginative activities to delay getting ready for school. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO HANG ON TO by Beverley Brenna
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Each of these stories offers well-developed characters, both male and female, within an interesting plot, and their brevity makes them an apt choice for reluctant teen readers. (Short stories. 11 & up)"
An entertaining collection of 12 varied short stories unified by a common theme: The protagonists are all hanging on to something. Read full book review >

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THE HOLY BOOK OF THE BEARD by Duff Brenna
Released: March 1, 1996

"Stylistically assured, then, but badly stunted."
Brenna (The Book of Mamie, 1989) comes of age a second time, here in the guise of a biker called Jasper John—an adolescent rebel who eventually settles down with some help from assorted weirdos who work in a San Diego diner. Read full book review >

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THE ALTAR OF THE BODY by Duff Brenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A monstrous beauty—but might Arnold scale himself down to play Michelangelo's moody, brightly dense Dying Gladiator? No, it's too much to hope for."
Top-notch stylist Brenna returns with a fourth confederacy of grotesques and with gusto and love reveals their big, gnarled hearts and stunted minds. Read full book review >