This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (12/20/20)

As ever, I hope you all are well and safe!  I also hope those of you celebrating Christmas have less housekeeping to do in preparation, and therefore more time to read in front of the fire with cookies!  Any day now I'll get there; at least my dumbwaiter is clean, so that's progress.  Let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

All the Impossible Things, by Lindsay Lackey, at Of Maria Antonia

Amari and the Night Brothers, by B.B. Alston, at dinipandareads

Aru Shah and the End of Time, by Roshani Chokshi, at Never Not Reading

Bloom, by Kenneth Oppel, at Falling Letters

The Bright and Breaking Sea (Kit Brightling 1),  by Chloe Neill, at Sharon the Librarian

Dragonlight by Donita K. Paul Dragon Keeper's Chronicles 5), at Say What?

Embassy of the Dead, by Will Mabbit, at Mom Read It

The Eye of Ra, by Ben Gartner, at Charlotte's Library

Fae Child (The Fae Child 1), by Jane-Holly Meisner, at A Dance With Books

Ghost Squad, by Claribel A. Ortega, at Pages Unbound

The Greatest Gift (Heartwood Hotel #2), by Kallie George, at Lazy Day Literature

Green Ember, by S.D. Smith, at Jenni Enzor

The Language of Ghosts, by Heather Fawcett, at Say What?

The Simple Art of Flying, by Cory Leonardo, at Redeemed Reader

Snow & Rose, by Emily Winfield Martin. at Leaf's Reviews

The Tower of Nero, by Rick Riordan, at Say What?

Unlocked (Keeper of the Lost Cities 8.5)  by Shannon Messenger, at Carstairs Considers 

The Unready Queen (The Oddmire 2), by William Ritter, at Sally's Bookshelf

Wishes and Wellingtons, by Julie Berry, at Redeemed Reader

Witch in Winter, by Kaye Umansky, at Twirling Book Princess

Two at The Book Search--The Ghost in Apartment 2R, by Denis Markell, and The Girl and the Ghost, by Hanna Alkaf

Two at alibrarymama--Thirteens, by Kate Alice Marshall, and The Clockwork Crow, by Catherine Fisher

Three at Alexa Loves Books--Prosper Redding (series) by Alexandra Bracken, Cassidy Blake (series), by Victoria Schwab, and The Girl in the Witch's Garden, by Erin Bowman

Authors and Interviews

Sunayna Prasad (A Curse of Mayhem), at Andi's Middle Grade and Chapter Books

Other Good Stuff

The Rise and Fall of the Oxford School of Fantasy Literature, at Aeon

Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge (shortlisted for the Cybils back in 2015, and a lovely book) is going to become a six part series on Netflix!

8 Middle Grade and YA Fantasy Novels by Indian Writers at Book Riot


  1. Aww, thank you for mentioning my review! ��

  2. Thank-you for sharing that Aeon article! Fascinating read; I've added the author's book to my TBR. I saw the news re: Cuckoo Song - fantastic! I hope it's good, haha.


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