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Kraken - China Miéville

If you pick up an urban fantasy these days then you are likely to find that it centres around angsty teens with superpowers being angst-ridden at and alternatively trying to make-out with or kill each other with their super-angst. 417 more words


Blood Music - Greg Bear

Now and then you might come across an interview with an author who says that the best stories seem to write themselves. Historians will report uncanny fortune in finding long lost documents, as though guided by the ghosts of their subjects. 400 more words


Book Review: “Talk Under Water” by Kathryn Lomer (2015) University of Queensland Press

Disability is an issue that is starting to gain a little more coverage in YA fiction of late.  Of course, the topic of disability and difference is always of great value for young people, giving voice to those living with disability, raising awareness for those who do not, and of course, celebrating diversity in society.  368 more words

Senior Secondary (Grade 10-12)

In the Middle of Somewhere

Author: Roan Parrish

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: DSP and Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher

Blurb: Daniel Mulligan is tough, snarky, and tattooed, hiding his self-consciousness behind sarcasm. 836 more words


It's Like House of Cards, Scandal, and Veronica Mars Had a Very Attractive Baby: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This thriller YA is Scandal meets Veronica Mars.

Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather’s ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power.

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new drawing July

Finished drawing of my uncle as a four year old from a very small degraded image taken almost one hundred years ago.

It’s been in the works for a while – no title yet, but thinking maybe “a serious boy” or something like that, we’ll see. 35 more words


Cover Reveal: "Trapped" by Shay Savage

Title: Trapped
Serie: Caged, book two
Author: Shay Savage
Release: August 4th, 2015



Bizarre rituals on a remote island in Maine.
My crazy neighbor lying naked in the produce section of a grocery store. 121 more words