Author Archive: Enobong Essien

Enobong Essien is Booklist's first international intern, coming all the way from across the pond. Her favorite 'procrastinate from studying' activities include: reading, writing, crocheting and taking note of all the ways Americans are different than Brits.

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Book Trailer Thursday: TRULY DEVIOUS

This weeks BTT features Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious (HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen), a novel for teens described by one Booklist reviewer as a “suspenseful, attention-grabbing mystery.” True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell begins her first year at the prestigious Ellington Academy intending to solve the 1930s kidnapping (and presumed murder) of the proprietor’s wife and daughter. Unhindered […]

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Reviews of the Week, with John Green, Galway Kinnell, Eymard Toledo, and More!
By December 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week, with John Green, Galway Kinnell, Eymard Toledo, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from December 18–21 below, so you can revisit the best of the week.   December 18  Collected Poems, by Galway Kinnell Reading any poet’s life’s work […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Sonali Dev, Tae Keller, Fiona Mozley, and More!
By December 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week, with Sonali Dev, Tae Keller, Fiona Mozley, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from December 11–15 below, so you can revisit the best of the week.   Monday, December 11  A Distant Heart, by Sonali Dev In the past, […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: EVERLESS

This weeks BTT features Sara Holland’s Everless (HarperTeen), what we can only hope to be the first installment of a beguiling new fantasy series. This mesmerizing trailer of spiraling clocks and the dripping sands of an hourglass reflects Holland’s fantasy world of Sempura, a kingdom where time is currency and the rich live on for centuries […]

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Top YA Authors Reveal Favorite YA Novels
By December 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Top YA Authors Reveal Favorite YA Novels

Over the last year, one of the ways in which Booklist has celebrated #50YearsofYA was by publishing essays from YA luminaries about their love of young adult fiction. As part of the piece, each shared their top YA titles. Their choices are as follows; we’ve linked the author’s name back to their essay and, when possible, […]

Best New Books: Week of December 11, 2017
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Best New Books: Week of December 11, 2017

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Nonfiction  Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker, by A. N. Wilson  The Danger within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive It, by Jeanne Lenzer  

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Book Trailer Thursday: MIS(h)ADRA

Based on their own experiences as a sufferer of epilepsy, Iasmin Omar Ata’s Mis(h)adra (Gallery 13) follows protagonist Isaac in his attempts to balance a rigorous college schedule and social life while managing his illness. Using a minimal color palette where yellows and purples reflect the calms of their illness and reds and black depict the storm, Ata has […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 4, 2017

Best New Books: Week of December 4, 2017

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Dark Dawn over Steep House, by M. R. C. Kasasian  The Demon Crown, by James Collins  A Duke in Shining Armor, by Loretta Chase  Elmet, by Fiona Mozley  A Hope Divided, by […]

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By November 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: TIMELESS

Former Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks senior designer and artist Armand Balthazar has turned his attention to middle-grade fiction in Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen), the first in a new science fiction / fantasy series. In a world where past, present, and future all exist at the same time, Diego Ribera and […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Joe Biden, Nikki Grimes, Olivia A. Cole, and More!
By November 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week, with Joe Biden, Nikki Grimes, Olivia A. Cole, 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 November 13 through November 17 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   November 13  A Conspiracy of Stars, by Olivia […]

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