Ice, by Sarah Beth Durst (McElderry Books, 2009)

Growing up in an Arctic research station with her father, Cassie can’t imagine living anywhere else. No wonder that, when she turns eighteen and is told it’s time to go off to college, she immediately rejects the idea, preferring to … Continue reading

Scheherazade's Facade Update

As people may have heard, last week, Vera Nazarian of Norilana Books announced that due to assorted personal reasons, many of the projects slated to come out this year have been pushed back. Yes, this includes Scheherazade’s Facade. Currently, the … Continue reading

New Realms of Fantasy Column / Reviews Database Update

In the April 2010 issue of Realms of Fantasy, I cover the following books: Ice by Sarah Beth Durst Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor, illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stahl The … Continue reading

Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld, (Simon Pulse, 2009)

It’s 1914, and the world is about to erupt into war. On one side, the British Darwinists, who use genetically-engineered creatures for everything from manufacturing to warfare. On the other side, the Austro-Hungarians and Germans, who prefer to use Clankers, … Continue reading

Once A Witch, by Carolyn MacCullough, (Clarion Books, 2009)

Alone among her magically-gifted family, Tamsin Greene has failed to develop a Talent, causing her to pull away from them in hopes of creating a normal life. However, while working in the family bookstore, she takes advantage of mistaken identity … Continue reading

Never Cry Werewolf, by Heather Davis (HarperTeen, 2009)

After Shelby gets caught with the wrong boy once too often, her parents send her to Camp Sweetwater, hoping some tough love will straighten her out. Instead, she meets Austin, the enigmatic son of a rock star, who’s also secretly … Continue reading

Devoured, by Amanda Marrone, (Simon Pulse, 2009)

After taking a summer job at a local amusement park to keep an eye on her boyfriend (who may be cheating on her), Megan’s life takes on a rather ominous tone. First, the ghost of her twin sister Remy, who … Continue reading

Devil’s Kiss, by Sarwat Chadda (Disney Hyperion, 2009)

As the newest squire, and only girl, in the modern-day remnants of the Knights Templar, Billi SanGreal is under a lot of pressure to live up to her family’s legacy, even though she’d rather lead a normal life. However, there’s … Continue reading