BACK TO WORK

I have been on a long leave of absence from all my personal blogging, here, with my other review blog, and on my home blog.  All a long story,  and not necessary to explain or justify…things happen.  SO!  Here I am again, back to work.  What that means for you is more posts about new (and possibly old) YA Authors and their work.  I’ll be filling up my calendar again on the sidebar of my review blog, so keep an eye out…there’s a couple good ones coming up in the next few months. In terms of my own series, Benjamin … Continue reading BACK TO WORK

Book Review: Gardens of the Moon

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
My original plan was to get all my summer reading and ARC’s out of the way before getting into Malazan so I can read all of them back to back. However, the constant stream of people posting in various fantasy groups on Facebook about how Gardens of the Moon is so confusing and asking whether they should keep on reading stirred up my curiosity to the point of dropping the WoT #4 and everything else and grabbing this, and I am so very glad I did. Gardens of the Moon has the… Continue reading Book Review: Gardens of the Moon

Book Review: Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Grimdark Series: The Broken Empire Author info: http://www.marklawrence.buzz/ This is not your typical fantasy book. This is something completely different and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. If you like grimdark, Mark Lawrence is your man. If you read my reviews you will know that I don’t easily give out 5 solidus ratings. This is one of the very few books in the fantasy genre which gets the full marks from me. (No wonder it got reviews from big shot famous authors on Goodreads!) The prose is simple, there is… Continue reading Book Review: Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Exciting New Releases This Summer

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
These will be my summer reads. I have been waiting for the Unholy Consult forever, even held off on reading the Aspect-Emperor books for ages until the release date was certain for TUC. This series is such a magnificent masterpiece of grimdark and epic fantasy, one of the best examples of the fantasy genre in fact. You can read my reviews of all the books in the series here: https://leonahenry.wordpress.com/?s=bakker ? I have beta read a very early version of this book ages ago, I can’t tell you how excited I was… Continue reading Exciting New Releases This Summer

Gardens of the Moon: First Impressions

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
I keep seeing comments from first time readers about Gardens of the Moon all over the social media, so I couldn’t resist it anymore and abandoned my original plans to get into Malazan after finishing the Wheel of Time and The Prince of Nothing re-read. Fuck it, the curiosity is killing me, I can’t take the torture anymore. I dropped everything, now reading WoT book #4 in parallel with Gardens of the Moon. Here are my first impressions: I just finished the prologue and found it quite captivating. I was expecting some… Continue reading Gardens of the Moon: First Impressions

Press Release – Cast Sought for the Louisiana Steampunk Festival

Originally posted on Airship Ambassador:
Cast Sought for the Louisiana Steampunk Festival At 2:00PM on Sunday May 14, 2017 the Louisiana Steampunk Festival will be hosting an open casting call at Citè des Arts in Downtown Lafayette at 109 Vine Street Lafayette, LA 70501. People interested in the Steampunk Genre, improv or interactive theatre, literature, or the arts are encouraged to attend. No prior experience is necessary. The Festival is looking for all kinds of people with all types of skills to breathe life into the event. Cast members will portray characters that could have populated the pages of 19th… Continue reading Press Release – Cast Sought for the Louisiana Steampunk Festival

Celebrating Rick Riordan

Originally posted on educating alice:
I’ve been a fan of Rick Riordan‘s kid books from the very beginning and of the man as well. (He previously wrote books for adults.) After reading and loving The Lightning Thief and checking out his teacher guide, I wrote him of my admiration for both. At the time he was either still teaching middle school or had only very recently stopped and the guide was one he’d developed himself for his own classroom. Happily it is still available on his website here. He wrote me a lovely handwritten letter back (which I, sadly, no longer have) and… Continue reading Celebrating Rick Riordan

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
Top ten tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and this week’s theme is the most unique books. 1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien The great Silmarillion remains one of a kind to this day, even after gazillions of fantasy books published since. Its format is like a holy scripture and it is not the kind of thing casual fantasy readers could get into, but the stories are captivating. It remains an all time favorite for the cult fans, and for good reason. 2. Prince of Thorns… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Announcing the New Adult Scavenger Hunt Teams

Originally posted on Kelsey Ketch:
Hello Everyone! Hope you are excited as I am, because we have less than three weeks until the Spring 2017 New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins! Here are the Spring 2017 #NewASH teams: TEAM BLUE TEAM PURPLE The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins at Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 26th and runs through Sunday, April 30th. For more information, visit newadultscavengerhunt.com. Continue reading Announcing the New Adult Scavenger Hunt Teams

Impressions of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017

Originally posted on educating alice:
Last year as I began planning my spring term sabbatical  I realized that I would be free to check-out the legendary Bologna Children’s Book Fair. And so I convinced Susannah Richards to join me and on Friday, March 31, off we went for a week at the fair. While I had heard a lot about the fair from others, got plenty of advice, I still went with few expectations other than that it seemed to be more for buying foreign rights and not so much for the likes of me. I quickly discovered that while it was indeed mostly… Continue reading Impressions of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017