This Sunday's middle-grade fantasy and science fiction round-up!

It's a beautiful Sunday, and there's lots to do outside, so I haven't scavenged to hunt down links to middle grade science fiction and fantasy posts that weren't already in my google blogger reader.

So if I missed your post, I'm sorry, and do let me know about it!

The Reviews:

13 Secrets, by Michelle Harrison, at Nayu's Reading Corner

The Brimstone Key (Grey Griffins) by Derek Benz & JS Lewis, at somewhere in the middle

Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones, at The Written World

The Dragon of Cripple Creek, by Troy Howell, at Educating Alice

The Familiers, by Adam Jay Epsteina and Andrew Jacobson, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

Forest Born, by Shannon Hale, at Beyond Books

Invisible Order: Rise of the Darklings, by Paul Crilley, at GreenBeanTeenQueen

Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis, at Steph Su Reads, Ex Libris, and Reading Fairy Tales

Lair of the Bat Monster (Dragonbreath 4), by Ursula Vernon, at Charlotte's Library

Mortal Engines, by Philip Reeve, at Read in a Single Sitting

River Secrets, by Shannon Hale, at Beyond Books

The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless, by Alan Woodrow, at Project Mayhem

Season of Secrets, by Sally Nichols, at Madigan Reads

The Seventh Princess, by Nick Sullivan, at Back to Books

Small Persons with Wings, by Ellen Booraem, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile and Mother Reader

A Tale of Two Castles, by Gail Carson Levine, at Eva's Book Addiction

The Time-travelling Fashionista, by Bianca Turetsky, at Charlotte's Library

Under the Green Hill, by Laura Sullivan, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

A World Without Heroes, by Brandon Mull, at Emily's Reading Room

and at Bookworming in the 21st Century there's a lovely bunch of middle grade short revews.

Just two interviews this week (that I found)
Danika Dinsmore (Brigitta of the White Forest) at I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

Cindy Callaghan (Just Add Magic) at Cynstations

Other things:

Excitingly, fantasy rules over at School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids Books! Keeper vs The Ring of Soloman vs Consipracy of Kings (come back from the Dead!)

Here (from me, Charlotte's Library) are the new releases of middle grade sff for the first half of April

Thoughts by Emily Asher-Perrin at Tor on the reality of Neverland

The Carnegie Medal Shortlist has been announced...mg sff is represented (I think, kind of) by The Death Defying Pepper Roux (but is this really sff??? I haven't read it)

And finally, Judith at Misrule has been compiling all the links of memories and obituaries for Diana Wynne Jones. Thank you, Judith.


  1. Thanks for including my review. :)

  2. As always...thanks so much for rounding up these reviews! Have a few google reads to make it through then on to these...

  3. Thanks for these round-ups; they're great fun and very helpful for chasing down books!

    I have a book review blog, focusing mainly on children's and young adult books, and I am planning a review of the MG fantasy URCHIN OF THE RIDING STARS in the next week. Just a heads-up for the next round-up.

    I'm at justbookingaround.blogspot.com

  4. The pleasure is mine, Kailana!

    And you are very welcome, Deb and Rina! Thanks for stopping by!

    And thanks for the heads up, Rina-I shall go visit your blog now...

  5. Thanks for the link love, and for a fabulous round-up, as always!

  6. Ah, great round-up this week. Always a great way for me to increase my TBR list (like that needed to happen)

    Best, was the round-up of Diana Wynne Jones thoughts. She was a giant and will be greatly missed.

  7. Thanks, Stephanie and Madigan!


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