Greetings, middle grade science fiction and fantasy friends, and welcome to another week's worth of what I found from around the blogs that of interest to us mg sff fans (please let me know if I missed your post--things were more scattered than usual this week!). If you are new to these round-ups, here's the full story.
But first, a Giveaway. At Book Expo America, I found three extra mg sff ARCs, and brought them home to give away here. And I'm not announcing it elsewhere, or putting it in the header, because you who read these round-ups are the people to whom I want to give these books (technical details at the bottom the post).
Here they are:
(although the ARC
of The Orphan of
Awkward Falls has a
And now the reviews:
The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley, at Steph Su Reads
The Cabinet of Wonders, by Marie Rutkoski, at books4yourkids
Day of the Assassins, by Johnny O'Brien, at Charlotte's Library
The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens, at Candace's Book Blog and The Fringe Magazine
Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis, at Waking Brain Cells
Knightly Academy, by Violet Haberdasher, at A Backwards Story
The Lost Conspiracy, by Frances Hardinge, at By Singing Light (which should have gone in last week's round-up, but ended up in a draft post all by itself)
The Midnight Gate, by Helen Stringer, at The O.W.L. and at Wicked Awesome Books
No Such Thing as Dragons, by Philip Reeve, at books4yourkids
Small Persons With Wings, by Ellen Booraem, at Geo Librarian
The Society of Dread (Candleman) by Glenn Dakin, at Nayu's Reading Corner (and she has a give-away here)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, at Reading Vacation
The Wikkeling, by Steven Arntson, at The Book Smugglers
Authors and Interviews:
Janice Hardy (The Healing Wars series) at The Compulsive Reader
Stephanie Burigs (Kat, Incorrigible) at The Enchanted Inkpot
Glenn Dakin (Candleman) at Nayu's Reading Corner
Helen Stringer (The Midnight Gate), at The O.W.L. (includes give away)
Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow) at From the Mixed Up Files
Eric Nylund (The Resistors) at Random Acts of Reading
Matthew Kirby (The Clockwork Three) at From the Mixed Up Files
Other Good Stuff:
The Book Smugglers (it was great to meet them in person at the Book Blogger Convention!) showcase the mg sff books they took home with them.
Here's Alan Rickman's good-bye to Snape, from Empire Magazine, via Bookshelves of Doom
There will be three winners (ie, one book each). Leave a comment to enter, make sure there's a way to contact you, and let me know the order in which you want them. International friends are welcome to enter too! I'll pick the winners just before I post (d.v.) next week's roundup.