Little Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers (DAW, 2004)

Fans of the urban fantasy subgenre are bound to find this anthology intriguing, as seventeen authors take various classic fairy tales, and retell them in a modern, urban setting. All of our old favorites are here, from Red Riding Hood … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5: The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, 2009)

Percy Jackson, demi-god son of Poseidon, meets his destiny in the epic conclusion to this series. As the ancient monster Typhon marches across America with only the gods of Olympus to slow him down, the infamous Titan Kronos launches an … Continue reading

Gods of Manhattan, by Scott Mebus (Dutton, 2008)

An ordinary boy and his little sister are drawn into a centuries-old struggle when Rory discovers he can see a hidden world, in which the Gods of Manhattan – people and spirits who’ve left their mark on history and society … Continue reading

The Crown of Zeus, by Christine Norris (Samhain Publishing, 2008)

When Megan Montgomery’s family moves to England from New York, she’s convinced she’ll absolutely hate her new home, especially when she discovers they’re to live in a huge, eerie countryside manor once owned by an eccentric archaeologist. To make friends, … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4: The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan, (Miramax, 2008)

Percy Jackson’s introduction to a new school is cut short when evil cheerleaders attack, and that’s just the beginning of a fantastic new adventure that takes him and his fellow teen demigods across the country in a desperate quest to … Continue reading

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, by Jessica Day George (Bloomsbury, 2008)

In an attempt to help her family, a woodcutter’s daughter known only as ‘the lass’ agrees to spend a year in a castle of ice with a mysterious, magical white bear. Little does she realize that her attempts to delve … Continue reading

Runemarks, by Joanne Harris (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008)

Five hundred years after the death of the gods and the rise of the Order, magic is all but forgotten. However, Maddy Smith, born with a rune mark on her palm, under the tutelage of the mysterious One-Eye, discovers her … Continue reading

Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon and Dean Hale and Nathan Hale (Bloomsbury, 2008)

In this extremely entertaining retelling of Rapunzel, the titular character is a feisty, take-no-prisoners girl who uses her extraordinarily-long braids as whips, lassos, and ropes. Together with her new friend, the roguish Jack, she sets out to battle the evil … Continue reading

Pandora Gets Jealous, by Carolyn Hennesy (Bloomsbury, 2008)

When a school show-and-tell project goes horribly awry, a legendary box is opened and its contents are released, unleashing a host of evils upon humanity. Blamed for the accident, thirteen-year-old Pandora is hauled before the Greek gods themselves to rectify … Continue reading

Out of the Wild, by Sarah Beth Durst (Razorbill, 2008)

The Wild, the sheer essence of all things fairy tale, is back, and this time it’s not playing fair. Julie, Rapunzel’s daughter, has just gotten used to having her father around, when someone kidnaps Sleeping Beauty, prompting the gallant Prince … Continue reading