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2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

A day before many fantasy fans took a break from reading to catch a beloved series end its epic reign on television, the Nebula Awards® were presented at the fifty-fourth Annual 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference in Woodland Hills, California. We are so pleased to see a smart, forward-thinking alternate history, penned by the very talented […]

2018 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

2018 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

Early Wednesday morning, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the finalists for the 2018 Nebula Awards®. The awards, which celebrate the very best in science fiction and fantasy writing, have been given every year since 1965. Categories for the awards include novel, novella, novelette, short story, and game writing. In addition to the Nebulas, […]

YA That Slays: A Buffy-Inspired Batch of Kick-Butt Books

YA That Slays: A Buffy-Inspired Batch of Kick-Butt Books

Over 20 years after the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there is a new entry in the Buffyverse: Kiersten White’s Slayer, which hit shelves on January 8. White’s latest YA novel follows Nina and her twin sister, Artemis. Both have been raised at the Watchers Academy, an organization responsible for protecting Slayer lore, demon knowledge, and […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS

What if you took a journey to a fantasy world such as Narnia, but then had to come back to the real world where nothing has changed? In Laura E. Weymouth’s The Light between Worlds, Jamie, Philippa, and Evelyn Hapwell have spent six years in the kingdom of the Woodlands before coming home to 1944 […]

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Seductive Sea Creatures: Follow the Siren Song of These YA Debuts

Seductive Sea Creatures: Follow the Siren Song of These YA Debuts

Three curses. A collection of hearts buried under the ocean floor. Mermaids born of human tragedy. A coastal town’s worst nightmare that rolls in with the mist. These 2018 YA debuts center on the sea creatures sailors feared—seductive and strong, and out to lure you to the bottom of the ocean. Follow the siren song […]

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Into The Forest, Again: Atmospheric Reading for Autumn

Into The Forest, Again: Atmospheric Reading for Autumn

In literature, the woods are an in-between place where there are no rules. There is magic, which is often a form of trickery—and sometimes, the dirtiest tricks reveal the starkest truths. Those who wander may lose or find themselves, but they will never come out unchanged. If you’re in the mood for atmospheric autumn reading, […]

Book Trailer Thursday: THE SMOKE THIEVES

Sally Green, author of the internationally bestselling Half Bad series, makes her triumphant return with The Smoke Thieves (Viking). The first in a new trilogy, it follows five protagonists—a princess preparing for a political marriage, the soldier she loves, a servant hatching a plot against his prince, a wayward thief, and a young demon hunter risking […]

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Susan Cooper’s Boggart is Back!

Susan Cooper’s Boggart is Back!

Lynn: The Boggart is back—and Nessie, too! That news brought a lot of happiness to our 8-year-old focus group member who, with his dad, had recently inhaled the previous two books. I was pretty geeked myself to see Susan Cooper gift readers with The Boggart Fights Back (2018). It’s taken me a while to get this […]

Book Trailer Thursday: CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, which already has a movie deal in the works, is a feast for fantasy lovers. A world stripped of magic, a people feared and oppressed, and a ruthless king create the foundation for Zélie’s story. Her quest to avenge her mother’s death and return magic to her people will keep readers […]

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Top-Secret Transmission: Locate THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE Now!

Top-Secret Transmission: Locate THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE Now!

Lynn: We count you Bookends readers as friends. Having just read The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (September) by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, I know that, were I a goblin, I would affectionately address you as follows: You clammy, sweaty pedant! Get your toad-like hands on this book ASAP (as-soon-as-published)! Brilliant and very, very funny, writer […]