Tag: fantasy

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 […]

THE CREATURE OF THE PINES: The Mythical Jersey Devil

THE CREATURE OF THE PINES: The Mythical Jersey Devil

Lynn: Adam Gidwitz’s The Creature of the Pines (2018) introduces Elliot Eisner on his first day at a new school, which has started badly. It’s already three weeks into the school year—surely far too late to make friends. Even worse, the class is on a field trip to Pine Barrens with the terrifying Professor Fauna, whose […]

Book Trailer Thursday: FURYBORN

Furyborn, out from Sourcebooks / Fire last month, begins the new epic fantasy Empirium Trilogy from author Claire Legrand. The book, which debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list, tells the story of two fiercely independent girls—a thousand years apart and on either side of a war—who are connected by a prophecy. […]

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2017 Nebula Winners Announced

2017 Nebula Winners Announced

I’m beginning to wonder what N. K. Jemisin’s trophy collection looks like. I met a much-lauded children’s book writer who had one measly National Book Award that he used as a paperweight. Jemisin, however, has won this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel, making 2018 her third consecutive year of taking home a major science […]

ISLE OF BLOOD AND STONE: A Mashup of Mystery and Fantasy

ISLE OF BLOOD AND STONE: A Mashup of Mystery and Fantasy

Lynn: Many mystery fans will happily follow the trail of a good mystery into a wide variety of other genres. Mystery and fantasy fans take note: Makiia Lucier’s Isle of Blood and Stone (2018) is right up your dark alley! In the prologue, we learn of the tragedy that has befallen the island nation St. […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Hazel Wood

In Melissa Albert’s debut novel, the fine line between reality and fantasy is faintly and discreetly blurred. Seventeen-year-old Alice cannot even pretend to be interested in her grandmother’s famous book depicting a fairy tale land quite apart from her own. All her attention is on her very real life on the road with her mom. […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE LOST RAINFOREST

In The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), Eliot Schrefer builds a world where night and day are completely and utterly divided. Animals in the rainforest who prowl during the night remain magically asleep during the day, while those who walk in the sun sleep forever at night—except for Mez, a panther born during the […]

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2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

It’s that time of year! Nebula time, that is. We know because we got the press release: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult […]