Tag: cybils nominees

  1. Cybils Awards 2015: The Ones That Got Away (YA SF)

    Each year, the Cybils honor the best children's and YA books of the year selected by book bloggers. I'm one of the crazy people who helped launch the award ten years ago, and have been involved in some capacity every year. We just announced our finalists for 2015: the seven…

    on cybils 2015 cybils nominees paranormal mystery fairies war mental illness shapeshifters gender diversity super-heroes superman werewolves racism dystopian

  2. Recommended Book: Coal: Everleaf Series Book One

    Coal Book One of the Everleaf Series by Constance Burris ISBN: 978-1508912644 Coal is an enjoyable mythic fantasy with themes of loyalty and betrayal, prejudice, and child abduction. Coal is a sixteen-year-old human who has lived in the fey realm since he was five. His best friend is Princess Chaldecony,…

    on fantasy fairies folklore protagonists of color recommended books cybils nominees minority author

  3. Book Review: The Archived

    The Archived by Victoria Schwab It hasn’t even been a year since Ben died, and Mackenzie Bishop is already forgetting what her brother looked like. Her mother copes with the grief by throwing herself with artificial cheerfulness into projects, while her father copes by retreating into himself. Mac knows…

    on book review cybils 2013 cybils nominees fantasy paranormal supernatural young adult fiction

  4. Book Review: Grave Mercy

    Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Plot: Ismae Rienne still bears the scars of the poison her mother took in an attempt to abort her. Her survival from that, and the scars from the incident, prove that she was sired by the god of Death. At seventeen, when her abusive father…

    on assassins book review buffer cybils nominees fantasy history kick-butt heroines young adult books

  5. Book Review: Losers in Space

    Losers in Space by John Barnes Plot: In a future where celebrity status is regulated by the government, a group of teen celebrity offspring stowaway on a ship to Mars in order to get media attention and boost their recognition scores enough to qualify for celebrity status. To the teens,…

    on book review buffer character-driven cybils 2012 cybils nominees hard science fiction science fiction sff suspense

  6. Book Review: Firebrand

    Firebrand by Gillian Philip Seth is the bastard sun of the dun captain Griogar. His father barely acknowledges his existence, and most of the people in the dun revile and torment him, when they aren’t ignoring him. But when his older half-brother Conal takes him under his wing, the…

    on book review cybils cybils nominees faerie fantasy young adult fiction

  7. Book Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz

    Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King To say my friend died is one thing. To say my friend screwed me over and then died five months later is another. — Vera Dietz (from the prologue) Vera’s best friend Charlie is dead, and Vera has to live forever with…

    on book review cybils nominees magic realism young adult fiction

  8. Book Review: The Curse of the Wendigo

    The Curse of the Wendigo The Monstrumologist, Book 2 by Rick Yancey This sequel to last year’s The Monstrumologist,finds Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, the Monstrumologist of the title, in the interesting position of arguing against the existence of a monster. When Warthrop receives word that his former mentor intends…

    on book review cybils nominees horror young adult fiction

  9. Book Review: Wolfley-O's

    Wolfley-O’s by Sallie Lowenstein On the last day of the first week of first grade, Davey doesn’t want to go back to school. The other kids pick on him, call him names, and push him down on the playground. Then he discovers an unusual box of cereal in…

    on book reviews children's books cybils nominees picture books

  10. Book Review: Bones of Faerie

    Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner The war with Faerie ended before Liza was born, but every day she lives with the consequences. As if living in a world where plants attack and kill, and crops resist being harvested, isn’t reminder enough, her father never lets her forget…

    on book review cybils nominees faerie fantasy