After Midnight, by Lynn Viehl (Flux, 2011)

When Catlyn Youngblood and her brothers move to the tiny town of Lost Lake, Florida, she hopes that this will be the end of their constant moving for a while. Unfortunately, the siblings get a cool welcome from their new … Continue reading

Falling Under, by Gwen Hayes (New American Library, 2011)

The night Theia Alderson watches a burning man fall from the sky, her sheltered life is changed for good. Now she spends her days trying to understand the new boy in town, Haden, who adopts a much more capricious and … Continue reading

Angel Burn, by L.A. Weatherly (Candlewick Press, 2011)

Alex has spent most of his seventeen years hunting angels, extra-dimensional energy vampires who feed from humans and leave illness in their wake. As the angels flood into our world, their influence rapidly grows, inspiring a new religion, with only … Continue reading

Tiger's Curse, by Colleen Houck (Sterling Publishing, 2011)

In search of a summer job, Kelsey Hayes takes a temporary position with a visiting circus, responsible for helping the animal trainer. She immediately bonds with Ren, an unusually intelligent white tiger. Soon, she learns that Ren is actually a … Continue reading

Rage, by Jackie Morse Kessler (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2011)

Filled with anger, obsessed with maintaining control, Melissa Miller cuts herself for a multitude of reasons. The object of scorn and derision and targeted by bullies, she’s the butt of a vicious prank which tips her over the edge, prompting … Continue reading

Teeth, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (HarperCollins, 2011)

Twenty top-notch authors explore the concept of the vampire in stories and poetry, reintroducing elements of danger, mystique, allure and passion to a topic seemingly bled thin in recent years. From those who love vampires to those who hunt them, … Continue reading

The Iron Thorn, by Caitlin Kittredge (Delacorte Press, 2011)

What do a clockwork house in a steampunk setting, the Cthulhu Mythos, the Fae, and a girl engineer all have in common? They factor into Kittridge’s endlessly entertaining YA debut, a delightful juxtaposition of unlikely elements and high adventure. When … Continue reading

New Realms of Fantasy and New Reviews Online

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. … Continue reading

Hexbound, by Chloe Neill (Signet, 2011)

Struggling to master her newfound magical abilities, Lily continues to work with the Adepts, a secret group of mages dedicated to protecting the innocent and battling the Reapers, mages who exploit others for power. With Chicago as their battleground, the … Continue reading

Night School, by Mari Mancusi (Berkley Books, 2011)

Twins Sunny and Rayne are anything but normal. They’re both dating vampires, while Rayne is both vampire and slayer at the same time. And now, according to their parents, they’re both fairy princesses … and that part of the family’s … Continue reading