This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.
Published: 2018 in How Long ’til Black Future Month?, a collection of short stories by N. K. Jemisin
Genre: fantasy short story
Length: 13 pages
Setting: Sosun, a medieval-technology world
Summary: Short version: A storyteller’s tale about dragons taking over the royal family Continue reading
This was one of the first week’s offerings from the 2019 Sync Audiobooks for teens. (There are two new free audiobooks offered each week.) I love Kwame Alexander and wanted to listen to his latest, especially since he was reading it himself.
Genre: YA book in verse fiction
Length: 448 pages of text, 4:12 hours of audio
Setting: an American city, present day
Summary: Short version: The life of two teenage black boys in the city Continue reading
This is the third and final book in the Queen of Hearts trilogy. I happened to see it on the library shelf and picked it up to finish the series.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 342 pages
Setting: the capital of Wonderland, soon after the events of Blood of Wonderland
Summary: Short version: Dinah is crowned Queen, although it is not without heartbreak Continue reading
This is the third book in the Hunter series that we’re listening to as a family. We started it over the summer and finally got around to finishing it.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 304 pages
Setting: mostly around Apex City, soon after the events of Elite
Summary: Short version: The monster-fighting ramps up to a final confrontation Continue reading
I needed an N author for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge. When I saw this book on the shelf, I remembered hearing good things about it and picked it up.
Length: 297 pages
Setting: a small town in Ohio, 1960s-70s
Summary: Short version: The Lee family doesn’t talk to each other Continue reading
This is the first book in the Great Library series. It came to my attention in a post on The Hub about books set in libraries (I’m a sucker for that subgenre – that and books about books). Miss Adventure picked up the second book in the series at our library, and I convinced her to request the first one.
Genre: YA urban fantasy/alternate history
Length: 351 pages
Setting: mostly parts of England and Alexandria, an alternate version of the present
Summary: Short version: The Library of Alexandria is all-powerful and Jess learns that leads to corruption Continue reading