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Two New Series

Mage's Blood

Today we celebrate the launch of two new series. First, an epic fantasy by David Hair, up to now a YA author with two previous series under his belt. With Mage’s Blood he steps into the adult realm. Our reviewer (and an extended post on the Tor blog by Niall Alexander) places the Moontide Quartet squarely in the [...]

Weekly Reviews: Literary Mysteries

The Universe Versus Alex Woods

Gavin Extence’s debut novel earns today’s starred review. This is a unique book, which will be especially popular with the many fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and with Kurt Vonnegut readers. Every year, when I booktalk to my students, they bring up Haddon’s novel. It is still a widespread [...]

The View on the Ground

War

Nonfiction about the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq abound. Two books stand out for teen readers, both from the soldiers’ point of view. Last year’s Alex Award-winning The Good Soldiers by David Finkel (FSG, 2009), follows the troops of Battalion 2-16 and their part in the war in Iraq, specifically the surge of 2007. In [...]

Crossover

Procession of the Dead

Crossover is quite the hot topic, whether it’s the popularity of young adult literature with adult readers, adult books with teen appeal, or the many bestselling adult authors who have published YA titles recently. Today’s book is the first adult novel from Darren Shan, whose Cirque du Freak and Demonata series are terribly popular with young horror [...]