This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (5142017)

Welcome to this week's round-up!  A cold and wet Mother's Day here in Rhode Island, and after I press publish I will go light a fire in the wood stove, which means moving all the tbr books I placed neatly on top of the stove thinking foolishly that it was now warm...

In any event, please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Andy Smithson: Battle for the Land's Soul, by L.R.W. Lee, at Log Cabin Library and This Kid Reviews Books

Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale, at Leaf's Reviews

The Door in the Alley (The Explorers book 1), by Adrienne Kress, at Always in the Middle and Geo Librarian

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, by Stephanie Burgis, at Sharon the Librarian and Random Musings of a Bibliophile

A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge, at alibrarymama

The Girl with the Ghost Machine, by Lauren DeStefano, at Jen Robinson's Book Page

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field, at For Those About to Mock

The Initiation (Lock and Key, 1) by Ridley Pearson, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

The Kings of Clonmel, by John Flanagan, at Leaf's Reviews

Last Day on Mars, by Kevin Emerson, at Semicolon

Masterminds, by Gordon Korman, at Tales From the Raven

Mold and the Poison Plot, by Lorraine Gregory, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

The Shadow Cipher (York book 1), by Laura Ruby at The New York Times, The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia, and Me On Books

The Silver Gate, by Kristin Bailey at Semicolon

A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd, at the Shannon Messenger Fan Club

Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett, at The Bookshelf Gargoyle

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads--Hamster Princess in Giant Trouble and The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre

Authors and Interviews

Michel Merschel (Revenge of the Star Survivors) at Nerdy Book Club

L.R.W. Lee (Andy Smithson series) at Log Cabin Library

Hilary Wagner (Nightshade City) at Project Mayhem

Authors talk about the blurred line between MG and YA at From the Mixed Up Files

Other Good Stuff

Congratulations to the two MG books in the YA category of Locus Award Finalists--The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Evil Wizard Smallbone!


  1. http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com/2017/05/our-favorite-princesses-are-back.html
    Hamster Princess in Giant Trouble and The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre. Happy chilly Mother's Dat!

  2. Happy Mother's Day, it's cold and rainy here too.


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