Always A Witch, by Carolyn McCullough (Harcourt, 2011)

After years of being the only mundane in a clan of witches, Tamsin Greene has discovered her own potent set of Talents, along with a prophecy that puts her at the heart of her family’s destiny. When her enemy, Alistair … Continue reading

Queen of the Dead, by Stacey Kade (Hyperion, 2011)

Will is a Goth who sees ghosts. Alona is a cheerleader who met an early demise. They’ve forged an awkward relationship built on opposites attracting and cooperation, which serves them well as they help other ghosts gain closure. But now … Continue reading

Born at Midnight, by C.C. Hunter (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011)

When Kylie Galen is sent to Shadows Fall, a camp for troubled teens, she figures it’s because she screwed up once too often. The truth is, it’s secretly a camp for supernatural teenagers learning how to control their natures and … Continue reading

Supernaturally, by Kiersten White (HarperTeen, 2011)

Evie’s attempts to lead a normal high school life after quitting her job with the International Paranormal Containment Agency seem doomed to failure when paranormals start attacking her at random, and her old boss all but begs her to come … Continue reading

The Girl in the Steel Corset, by Kady Cross (Harlequin Teen, 2011)

Finlay Jayne is a young woman with a secret: a dark side which exhibits a violent streak and superhuman strength. On the run from a previous employer, she’s rescued by Duke Griffin King, who, like his friends, possesses unusual powers. … Continue reading

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends,2011)

In this hypnotic, oft-dazzling homage to old-school childrens’ fantasy such as The Phantom Tollbooth, Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland, Valente both embraces and subverts genre tropes. September, a resourceful girl from Nebraska, is whisked away to Fairyland one … Continue reading

Eona, by Alison Goodman (Viking, 2011)

On the run after the death of the Emperor and the slaughter of her fellow Dragoneyes, Eona is caught in the middle of a rebellion, both figurehead and target. Only one man can teach her how to use her new … Continue reading

Huntress, by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown, 2011)

The Kingdom has been in upheaval for years, plagued by bizarre weather, failing crops, and unnatural creatures. An emissary from the Fae invites human representatives to meet with their Queen, to restore the balance. Among those who are chosen are … Continue reading

New Realms of Fantasy and New Reviews Online

The August 2011 issue of Realms of Fantasy has arrived, and that means it’s time for a new column. In this issue, I covered the following YA SF/F books: Huntress, by Malinda Lo Eona, by Alison Goodman The Girl Who … Continue reading

A Long, Long Sleep, by Anna Sheehan (Candlewick Press, 2011)

Rosalinda Fitzroy has just woken up from sixty-two years in stasis, only to discover that everyone she knew is dead, and society has changed greatly. As the last member of a once-powerful family, she’ll inherit the world’s most powerful company … Continue reading