The last round-up of 2012! And the last before the Cybils are announced on Jan.1, and I can finally talk openly about which mg sff books are my favorites of the year! Which leads me to a call for help--I stopped reading new mg sff books as of October (since I was busy as a first round panelist reading the 151 books nominated), so I'm wondering what I missed in November and December. I've already put in a library request for Here Where the Sunbeams are Green--what else should I read from those two lost months?
And now, the round-up--please let me know if I missed your post!
The Cup and the Crown, by Diane Stanley, at Charlotte's Library
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy, at Fuse #8
In a Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz, at One Librarian's Book Reviews
Iron Hearted Violet, by Kelly Barnhill, at Book Nut and Ex Libris
Keeper of the Lost Cities, by Shannon Messenger, at Book Nut
Killer App, by Michael Dahl, at Secrets and Sharing Soda
Ordinary Magic, by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway, at Book Nut
The Paladin Prophecy, by Mark Frost, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Seeds of Rebellion, by Brandon Mull, at Karissa's Reading Review
The Storm Makers, by Jennifer E. Smith, at Book Nut
Super, by Matthew Cody, at In Bed With Books
Return to the Willows, by Jacqueline Kelly, at Educting Alice
and Stephanie Burgis recommends Above World, by Jenn Reese, and Ordinary Magic, by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway, as her contribution to Smugglivus.
More Good Stuff:
For those of us who love Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George, and can't wait for the sequel (Wednesdays in the Tower, coming in May), here is a treat--a free short story, Holidays at the Castle! Just click here-- http://bit.ly/V6NBV8
Did you like the Hobbit movie? Or did you, like Monica, find it "Another Children's Book Turned into Young Adult" ?