This week's mg sff round up (November 25, 2012)

Hi.  Here's what I found this week--enjoy!  And let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews:

Attack of the Vampire Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales, by David Lubar, at Karissa's Reading Review

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind, by Gary Ross, at Sharon the Librarian

The Brightworking, by Paul B. Thompson, at Charlotte's Library

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, by Claire Legrand, at Waking Brain Cells

Chase Tinker and the House of Magic, by Malia Ann Haberman, at The Bibliophilc Book Blog

Constable and Toop, by Gareth P. Jones, at The Book Smugglers

The Creature From My Closet: Wonkenstein, by Obert Skye, at GreenBeanTeenQueen

Eldritch Manor, by Kim Thompson, at Charlotte's Library

The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens, at Charlotte's Library

A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge, at Great Imaginations

The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Pass the Chiclets

Ghost Knight, by Cornelia Funke, at The Guardian

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente, at Fantasy Literature

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, at Fantasy Literature

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy (audiobook review) at Nerdy Book Club

A Mutiny in Time, by James Dashner, at Time Travel Times Two 

My Very Unfairy Tale Life, by Anna Stniszewski, at Semicolon

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, at Geo Librarian

The Peculiar, by Stefan Bachmann, at Challenging the Book Worm

Project Jackalope, by Emily Ecton, at Semicolon

The Ruins of Gorlan, by John Flanagan, at Sonderbooks

The Ruins of Noe, by Danika Dinsmore, at Charlotte's Library

The Secret of the Ginger Mice, by Frances Watts, at Semicolon

The Seven Tales of Trinket, by Shelley Moore Thomas, at alibrarymama
and Challenging the Bookworm

The Spindlers, by Lauren Oliver, at Fyrefly's Book Blog

Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schiltz, at slatebreakers

Starry River of the Sky, by Grace Lin, at Sonderbooks

The Storm Makers, by Jennifer E. Smith, at Semicolon

Undertakers: Queen of the Dead, by Ty Dragon, at The Write Path

The Vengekeep Prophecies, by Brian Farrey, at Fuse #8

The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, at Good Books and Good Wine

Two from Fantastic Reads:  Nina and the Travelling Spice Shed, by Madhvi Ramani, and Bansi O'Hara and the Bloodline Prophecy, by John Dougherty (and I myself agree that this a really good book that more people should read)

And a comparison of two time travel series--the Mutiny in Time  and The Missing, at Semicolon

Authors and Interviews

Cornelia Funke (Ghost Knight) on the power of place at The Guardian

Philip Pullman (Grimm's Fairy Tales) at Educating Alice

More Good Stuff:

I don't make any effort to find giveaways for these round-ups, but here's one at The O.W.L. that's for three mg fantasy books.

A feasts in fiction quiz, from the Guardian

and also from the Guardian--London: fantasy's capital city

The Costa Book Awards (one of the most prestigious UK awards) shortlists have been announced; here are the Children’s Book Award shortlisted books, three of which are sci fi/fantasy:

Sally Gardner  Maggot Moon (Hot Key Books)
Diana Hendry The Seeing (The Bodley Head)
Hayley Long What’s Up with Jody Barton? (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Dave Shelton A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (David Fickling Books)

Pat Rothfuss has this year's Worldbuilders campaign up and running--donate to Heifer International, and be entered to win great book prizes!

Fantasy travel posters, from cedar myna at Etsy

And just as a postscript, because I do like baby hedgehogs! (full story, and more pictures, here).  What I wonder is what happens when Mama Cat's instincts tell her to lick her babies....

1 comment:

  1. I've an interview with Philip Pullman: http://medinger.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interview-philip-pullman-on-his-retelling-the-grimm-fairy-tales/


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