This week's roundup of mg fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs (12/13/20)

Here's what I found this week (it was a good one for the first third of the alphabet!).  Please let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

Amari and the Night Brothers, by B.B. Alston, at Book Craic and Ramblingmads

Anya and the Nightingale, by Sofiya Pasternack, at Fantasy Literature

The Beast and the Bethany, by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, at Cover2Cover  and Bibliosanctum

Cleo Porter and the Body Electric, by Jake Burt, at Geo Librarian

The Crowns of Croswald (The Crowns of Croswald #1), by D.E. Night, at Looking Glass Reads

Embassy of the Dead, by Will Mabbitt, at Cover2Cover

Fae Child, by Jane Holly Meissner, at Rajiv's Reviews

Furthermore, by Tahereh Mafi, at Silver Button Books

Ghosts Never Die (Haunted #2), by Joel Sutherland, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Girl and the Ghost, by Hanna Alka, at Puss Reboots

Hide and Seeker, by Daka Hermon, at Charlotte's Library

Midsummer’s Mayhem, by Rajani LaRocca, at  House Full of Bookworms

The Miracle on Ebenezer Street, by Catherine Doyle, at  Sifa Elizabeth Reads

Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, by Melissa de la Cruz, at Ms. Yingling Reads and Always in the Middle

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, by Tehlor Kay Mejia, at Santana Reads 

The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Hayley Chewins, at Rosi Hollinbeck 

A Wolf For a Spell, by Karah Sutton, at The Wandering Wordsmith

Five at Feed Your Fiction Addiction--The Sisters of Straygarden Place, Rival Magic, Quintessence, Horace Fox in the City, and The Clockwork Crow

Other Good Stuff

8 wintery middle grade fantasy books at alibrarymama

"Fantastic Reality in The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones" at Tor

Here's the shortlist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature (books published during 2018 or 2019 that exemplify the spirit of the Inklings) 


  1. Thanks, for including me, Charlotte.

  2. Hi - I think some of the links in this roundup are broken. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for all of your hard work on the blog!

    1. gosh, thanks for letting me know! It's good to know that when the linked text shows up twice, which has to do with spacing, only one of them will be the actual like.


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