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THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking, passionate, and compassionate—and impeccably written to boot: not to be missed. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Once there was war, until an artificial intelligence named Talis took over the world. Read full book review >

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PLAIN KATE by Erin Bow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A haunting, chilling (but never gory or graphic) tale with a fantastic girl at its center. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Bow's debut novel takes the stuff of Disney (spunky orphaned heroine and talking animal sidekick) and uses it to tell a surprisingly dark fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN RIDERS by Erin Bow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Brilliant and compelling: don't miss this. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A girl, remade, might just remake the world. Read full book review >

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TYING UP DEAD ENDS
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BOOK REPORT for Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow

Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy
Adoption Certificate: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Brothers Grimm
Bonus Factors: Worldbuilding, Feminism, Legends
Relationship Status: Rebound


Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy

This cover screams "FANTASY!" so hard, I'm surprised unicorns don't come running. The typeface! The mystical light! The vaguely ethnic ...


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SADDLE UP
by Mandy Curtis

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

Relationship Status:

 

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 ...


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ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER
by Leila Roy

After Joselito and Julius scurried off—ever the helpful brothers—Virgil’s parents presented him like a rare exhibit they didn’t quite understand.
“This is Turtle,” his mother said.
That was their name for him: Turtle. Because he wouldn’t “come out of his shell.” Every time they said it, a piece of him broke.
Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly ...

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WAR, MAGIC, AND PEACE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Cover Story: I’ve Got The Whole City On My Head

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: War and Peace

Bonus Factors: Russia, Magical Duel

Relationship Status: Let’s Go Out Again

Cover Story: I’ve Got The Whole City On My Head

The concept of this cover, with the palatial ...


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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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WHAT'S THAT, GIRL? TIMMY'S FALLEN DOWN A WELL?
by Leila Roy

I can’t seem to get away from abandoned wells lately. And boy oh boy, they TERRIFY me, both in story form and in real life. They’re so ubiquitous in Maine that growing up, my parents were ALWAYS warning me about them, and then, years later, The Ring didn’t assuage my fears any.

In adult life, we had one in ...


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NEW IN MARCH 2017
by Leila Roy

There are HEAPS of books coming out this month, and I want to read a LOT of them.

Let’s take a look!

A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold

I’ve already written about this treasure at length, but my love is such that I can’t let a single opportunity to recommend it pass me by. Buy it, read it ...


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CALLY'S WAY by Jane Bow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2014

"A skillfully written novel, romantic yet tough-minded, in a beautiful setting."
In Bow's novel, a young Canadian woman confronts family history and future choices on the isle of Crete. Read full book review >