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Winter Blog Blast Tour

Here is the official schedule for the 2010 Winter Blog Blast Tour! As a quick recap: a bunch of bloggers interview a variety of authors. Each day, Chasing Ray will have highlights from each interview, along with direct URLs. I hope you enjoy! Monday, December 6 Elizabeth Hand at Chasing Ray Maya Gold at Bildungsroman […]

Review: The Curse of the Wendigo


 The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2010. Personal copy. Sequel to The Monstrumologist. The Plot: 1888, New England. Will Henry and his guardian/employer, monstrumologist Pellinore Warthrop, are pulled into another hunt for monsters, this time, the Wendigo. The thing is — Warthrop doesn’t believe in the […]

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults


The finalists for the 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults have been announced! The winner will be announced at ALA Midwinter. The five titles are: Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel, published by Amulet/Abrams (2010). From YALSA: “Janis Joplin, a true “fish out of water” in Port Arthur, TX, […]

Review: Havoc


Havoc by Chris Wooding. Scholastic. 2010. Reviewed from ARC, borrowed from friend. Sequel to Malice. Official Malice website. The Plot: Seth, back in the real world, has just recovered his memories of the dark and dangerous world of Malice. He has barely time to grab a few things, including the mysterious Shard, say good-bye to his […]