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  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…

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  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,…

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  3. Book Review: Silksinger

    Silksinger Dreamdark: Book 2 by Laini Taylor Magpie Windwitch may have defeated the Blackbringer and convinced the Djinn King to return, but there’s still plenty of work to do. Accompanied by faerie Talon Rathersting, her “brothers” the crows, and Batch the scavenger imp, ‘Pie is on a quest to…

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  4. Book Review: What-the-Dickens

    What-the-Dickens by Gregory Maguire What-the-Dickens is a 2007 Cybils nominee. The food is gone, there’s no power in the house, their parents are gone, and a terrible storm rages outside. But Dinah, Zeke, and little Rebecca Ruth are in good hands with twenty-one-year-old cousin Gage to take care of…

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  5. What's the deal with Fairies?

    Last week, lectitans asked, What’s the deal with fairies? Why do these creatures captivate our imaginations so? Since I’ve read 3-1/2 faerie books in the last week (and I have an ongoing fascination with the fey) I wanted to try my hand at answering. I think part…

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  6. Book Review: Wicked Lovely

    Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr Aislinn has the Sight; she can see the faeries all around. It’s a genetic trait that she inherited from her mother and her grandmother, who raised her when her mother died. Grams drilled the rules for survival into Aislinn: don’t look at the…

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  7. Book Review: ironside

    ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale by Holly Black As Roiben’s coronation as King of the Unseelie Court approaches, Kaye is uncertain where she stands. She doesn’t feel like she completely belongs in either world, faerie or human, and she’s not certain where she stands with Roiben.…

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  8. Book Review: Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer

    Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor Magpie isn’t like other faeries. Accompanied by her band of crows, she travels the world, capturing devils that the unwitting humans have released from the bottles in which they’ve been imprisoned for thousands of years. But when she finds an empty…

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  9. Book Review: Unicorn Races

    Unicorn Races by Stephen J. Brooks Illustrated by Linda Crockett Sparkly. Purple. Unicorns. Oh, my! Unicorn Races is a gorgeous picture book that will delight any imaginative young child. Each night Abigail leaves her bed, dons her favorite princess dress, and rides her noble unicorn to a clearing in the…

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  10. Book Review: The Light-Bearer's Daughter

    The Light-Bearer’s Daughter The Chronicles of Faerie, book 2 by O.R. Melling When Dana’s father tells her that they are leaving Ireland and moving to his homeland in Canada, Dana is shocked and upset. Besides the normal concerns about leaving friends and moving to a strange place,…

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