I just got my contributor’s copy of the new issue of Realms of Fantasy. As you may recall, this is actually its landmark 100th issue, after surviving several “deaths” and publisher transitions. And I have to say, it looks fabulous. I’m pleased as punch to be a part of this magazine (going on five and a half years now!) and I’m hoping it’ll continue to stay strong in the years to come.
In this issue, I look at eight YA books:
The Iron Thorn, by Caitlin Kittredge
Teeth, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Rage, by Jackie Morse Kessler
Tiger’s Curse, by Colleen Houck
Angel Burn, by L.A. Weatherly
Falling Under, by Gwen Hayes
After Midnight, by Lynn Viehl
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Fiction in this magazine includes work from Ursula K. LeGuin, Leah Bobet, Josh Rountree & Samantha Henderson, Sharon Mock, Thea Hutcheson, Patrick Samphire, Euan Harvey, and David D. Levine.
As per my usual policy, reviews from the previous issue may now be found archived on my website. They include:
The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens
The Iron Queen, by Julie Kagawa
The Painted Boy, by Charles de Lint
Out for Blood, by Alyxandra Harvey
The Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter
Fallen Angel, by Heather Terrell
Night School, by Mari Mancusi
Hexbound, by Chloe Neill
Go forth, enjoy, and as always, let me know what you think. I’m always interested to hear when my reviews turn people on to good books.