I am beyond thrilled to be part of the 50th anniversary blog tour for Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three. My history with Prydain goes WAY back. The Book of Three was one of the first fantasy novels that I ever read, recommended to me by my uncle right after I finished the Narnia Chronicles. I loved the world of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and I wanted to read more books in this wonderful new genre that I had just discovered. I was 11 or 12, and armed with a list of books from my uncle, I hit the library and checked out as many as I could find. The Book of Three and The White Mountains made the biggest impression on me, and I’ve been meaning to reread these treasures from my childhood for quite some time. The problem: I was afraid that they wouldn’t stand up to the test of time. The Book of Three is as old as I am, and I wondered if the years would be good to Taran and Eilonwy. Would they still seem relevant after all this time? You bet! I loved the re-read as much as when I read the book for the first time! Read more
I haven’t shared a trailer in a while, and since I’m looking forward to Night Sky, I decided to pass this one along. What do you think? Are you going to add Night Sky to you TBR stack?
By Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann
Sourcebooks Fire ? October 7, 2014
ISBN: 9-781-4926-0144-9 ? Hardcover/$16.99 ? Ages 14+ Read more
Cold Burn of Magic is sooooo on my wish list, so I’m happy to share the cover reveal this morning. The book sounds so good! What do you think of cover? Is this on your reading list? Read more
I have a couple cover reveals this morning. First up: I read about The Elementalists last week, and the plot sounds intriguing. Besides, anything with dragons gets a second look from me. What do you think of the cover? Read more
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Magnolia is a hard book to rate. For the most part, I really enjoyed this Shakespeare inspired YA romance. It’s Romeo and Juliet in reverse. Jemma and Ryder have been at odds ever since the 8th grade, when a misunderstanding drives them apart. Too bad their families keep pushing them together! Nothing would make their parents more happy than if they became a couple, and their mothers have been doing everything in their power to make that happen. From the time they were babies, they have shared cribs, vacations, and countless meals, but Jemma’s had enough. While once Ryder lit up her world, his cruel words have driven them apart, and Jemma can’t wait to get away from tiny Magnolia Branch so she doesn’t have to deal with him anymore. Read more
Please give a warm welcome to Kat Kruger! Kat’s here to answer a few questions, and then you can enter for a chance to win her Magdeburg Trilogy (digital).
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Hi, Kat! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Kat Kruger] Geek-girl, online-junkie, pizza-enthusiast, nature-lover, walking-paradox. (I hyphenated to cheat the word count.)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Night is Found?
[Kat Kruger] It’s the third book in The Magdeburg Trilogy about 17-year-old Connor Lewis who gets a scholarship to study in Paris and winds up in the middle of a werewolf war. In this final book, he’s had to take on a leadership role to help stop two separate groups who threaten the existence of all werewolves. He returns home to NYC to seek out help from the New World packs who are rumored to have united. Meanwhile, the girl he’s crushing on gets mixed up with the enemy overseas. Read more
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Knockdown piqued my interest because it’s a survival story, and it takes place on a sailboat. The mega-tsunami threatening to destroy every coastline in its path also seemed pretty interesting. I haven’t read a post-apocalyptic story like this before, so I was game to give it a shot. I really enjoyed it! Read more