The Chronicles of Faerie, Book One: The Hunter’s Moon, by O.R. Melling (Amulet Books, 2006)

When American teenager Gwen goes to visit her cousin Findabhair in Ireland, she never expects that their summer of backpacking will turn into an epic match of wills and wiles against the creatures of Faerie, who kidnap Findabhair for their … Continue reading

The Dark of the Woods, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Aladdin Paperbacks, 2006)

An omnibus reprint of two earlier collections – Swan Sister and A Wolf At The Door, this is a collection of fairy tales retold and reinterpreted by some of the best names in YA and fantasy, including Jane Yolen, Neil … Continue reading

The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, by M. T. Anderson (Harcourt, 2006)

It’s the return of Jasper Dash (Boy Technonaut), Katie Mulligan (Heroine of Horror Hollow) and utterly normal Lily Gefelty (all three last seen in Whales on Stilts!), as their vacation to the Moose Tongue Lodge throws them headfirst in a … Continue reading

Grail Quest #1: The Camelot Spell, by Laura Anne Gilman (HarperCollins, 2006)

When every adult in Camelot falls into an enchanted slumber, only a squire, a stable boy, and a maidservant have what it takes to journey across the land, find Merlin, and save the day. Monsters, dangers, and challenges galore await … Continue reading

Temping Fate, by Esther Friesner (Dutton, 2006)

When Ilana Newhouse gets a temp job for the summer, little does she realize at first that she’ll be filling in for the Greek Fates, who turn out to be alive and well (like the rest of the pantheon) and … Continue reading

Spirits That Walk In Shadow, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Viking, 2006)

rKim suffers from a depression that prevents her from pursuing her art. Jaimie comes from a family where everything is accomplished magically. As freshmen roommates in college, they’re both out of their element, especially when Kim’s problem turns out to … Continue reading

Uglies #3: Specials, by Scott Westerfeld (Simon and Schuster, 2006)

After being both a rebellious Ugly and a bubble-headed Pretty, now Tally is one of the Specials, augmented humans who maintain the dubious status quo. She’ll have to overcome her programming and defy her masters if she wants to effect … Continue reading

Skybreaker, by Kenneth Oppel (Eos, 2006)

This sequel to Airborn finds our hero, Matt Cruse, teaming up with an arrogant airship captain, an intriguing gypsy girl, and an scholarly heiress as they search for the legendary lost Hyperion, a ghost ship rumored to contain great treasures … Continue reading

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives & The Unusual Suspects, by Michael Buckley (Amulet Books, 2005)

When orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with their newly-discovered grandmother, Grenny Relda, in the small town of Ferryport Landing, they’re introduced to a bizarre family heritage involving immortal fairytale characters. In a town where Snow … Continue reading

River Secrets, by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury, 2006)

In this sequel to Enna Burning, the spotlight shines upon Razo, a clever young soldier selected to be part of an elite diplomatic mission sent into the dangerous land of Tira. There, Razo will discover his true skills as a … Continue reading