This week's round-up of mg sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (5/23/21)

Good morning from sunny RI!  Here's what I found this week; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Crater Lake - Evolution, by Jennifer Killick, at Library Girl and Book Boy

Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge, at The Zen Leaf

The Edge of Strange Hollow, by Gabrielle K. Byrne, at dinipandareads

Ember and the Ice Dragons, by Heather Fawcett, at Say What?

Even and Odd, by Sarah Beth Durst, at Hidden in Pages

Everdark, by Abi Elphinstone, at Sifa Elizabeth Reads

The Firebird Song, by Arnée Flores, at Cracking the Cover, The Bookwyrm's Den, and Rajiv's Reviews

A Game of Fox & Squirrels, by Jenn Reese, at Fantasy Literature

Ghost Squad, by Claribel A. Ortega, at proseandkahn

Glitch, by Laura Martin, at Charlotte's Library

Kiki's Delivery Service, by Eiko Kadono, tran. by Emily Balistrieri, at Pages Unbound

Long Lost, by Jacqueline West, at Ms. Yingling Reads and Cracking the Cover

Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key ( Through the Fairy Door #1), by Estelle Grace Tudor, at Read to Ramble

Over the Woodward Wall, by A. Deborah Baker (Seanan McGuire) at Puss Reboots

The Stolen Chapters (Story Thieves #2), by James Riley, at Say What?

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst, by Jaclyn Moriarty, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

Swipe, by Evan Angler, at Jenni Enzor

Willa of Dark Hollow by Robert Beatty, at Sharon the Librarian and Rajiv's Reviews

A Wish in the Dark, by Christina Soontornvat, at Dead Houseplants

Authors and Interviews

Susan McCormick (The Antidote) at Middle Grade Ninja and A Dance With Books

Payal Doshi (Rea and the Blood of the Nectar) at Literary Rambles and MG Book Village

 Leah Cypess (Thornwood) at Middle-Grade Mojo

Other Good Stuff

At Mugglenet--Claudia Kim’s Nagini: A Korean Woman in Potterverse, by Lorrie Kim


  1. Hi Charlotte, I had a magical fantasy graphic novel this week -- Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump. https://rosihollinbeck.com/2021/05/16/nobody-likes-you-greta-grump-review-giveaway/

    1. It looks like a good one! I don't include graphic novels though in the round-ups, not because I don't think they are real books, but because I'm not familiar enough with them to know if they are fantasy or not off the top of my head....


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