Tag: fantasy

The Year’s Midnight, and the Day’s: Winter Solstice Books

The Year’s Midnight, and the Day’s: Winter Solstice Books

The Winter Solstice. In the northern hemisphere it marks the shortest day, and thus the longest night, of the year. The solstice has long been seen as a time of change and uncertainty—the perfect atmosphere for modern writers to set stories that reflect the chill of the haunting dark with murder and mayhem as well […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss: A Match Made in Nerd Heaven

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss: A Match Made in Nerd Heaven

Praise Tehlu! Earlier this week, creative powerhouses Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss announced that they are teaming up to adapt Rothfuss’s The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and the forthcoming The Doors of Stone) into film and television. (And “other media.” Is it too much to hope for […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Marina Julia’s THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF

Webcomics Wednesday: Marina Julia’s THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF

In this week’s installment of Webcomics Wednesday, we’re taking to the sea! Marina Julia’s supernatural tale, The House on the Cliff, takes place in a picturesque oceanside town, sharply divided by the actions of one woman. Long ago, a witch emerged from the waves, bringing along her ample powers, as well as a team of […]

Countdown to Destruction: Contemporary Adult Dystopia and Apocalypse Stories

Countdown to Destruction: Contemporary Adult Dystopia and Apocalypse Stories

Whatever side of the political aisle you might presently occupy, you are likely convinced that if the wrong candidate wins, the world will spiral into dystopia (if it hasn’t already), or bring about the apocalypse outright. Stock your fallout shelters with these dystopic and apocalyptic novels and story collections, linked to their Booklist reviews. (You might notice I didn’t […]

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Gone Girl: Catherine Egan’s “Julia Vanishes”

Gone Girl: Catherine Egan’s “Julia Vanishes”

Lynn: It’s not so much that 16-year-old Julia vanishes, but that she can somehow make herself “be unseen”—an uncommon and dangerous trait in a world that drowns suspected witches, but one that’s extremely useful for a spy. As Catherine Egan’s Julia Vanishes opens,  Julia is posing as a maid while trying to figure out who or what is […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
Reviews of the Week: Erika Johansen, B. T. Gottfred, Dava Sobel, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Erika Johansen, B. T. Gottfred, Dava Sobel, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 12 through September 16 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 12  Order to Kill, by Kyle Mills Mills has firmly established himself as […]

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Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, and more!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 15 through August 19 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Tales of the Peculiar, by Ransom Riggs Fans of Riggs’ Miss Peregrine series […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Three Dark Crowns

Any video dictated by the eerie chanting of a small child has got to be good, and this week’s Book Trailer Thursday does not disappoint. As the video unfolds, the viewer receives a hair-raising glimpse of Kendare Blake’s much anticipated young adult novel, Three Dark Crowns (HarperTeen). Even if you don’t identify as a die-hard genre addict like […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The August issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 348 new reviews and 15 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Pascalle Lepas’ Wilde Life

Webcomics Wednesday: Pascalle Lepas’ Wilde Life

Some small towns have the best secrets—behind genial neighbors, well-tended lawns, and a noticeable lack of hustle and bustle hides magic, both good and sinister. That’s absolutely the case in this week’s installment of Webcomics Wednesday, Pascalle Lepas’ Wilde Life, which follows an errant Chicagoan as he tries to escape his big city problems in middle […]

Posted in: Graphic Novels