Kirkus just crowned Hannah Capin’s DEAD QUEENS CLUB [Inkyard Press, January 2019]–a Riverdale-meets-Heathers feminist retelling of Henry VIII and his wives, narrated by Annie Marck from Cleveland, aka “Cleves”–with a starred review: “Witty narrator Cleves is a feminist force, lambasting slut-shaming and calling out her female classmates’ internalized misogyny. Readers who like mapping real-life figures onto fictional counterparts will read with Wikipedia open … So much fun.”—Kirkus, starred review Dead Queens Club (read more…)
That’s right – Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now [Harlequin TEEN], Dana L. Davis’s compelling twist on the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” is not just one “you’ll fall in love with” (Bustle), but it’s also a YALSA Quick Picks nominee! (The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies both fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at encouraging teens who dislike reading to pick up a book for fun. Find out more info (read more…)
No matter where you stand on the recent Charmed reboot, we guarantee that we have many a diverse tale here to please every witchy fan–and the reviews agree. Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft [Harlequin TEEN], edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood, just racked up its third starred review, this time from Publishers Weekly. Read the complete review, here! “[A] provocative, eclectic collection.”–PW, starred review “This powerful (read more…)
We were delighted to find that Flickerwix has produced a beautiful collection of candles inspired by Laurie Forest’s The Black Witch Chronicles. From the woodsy essence of the Ulrich Twins to the cedarwood scent of dodgy Lukas Grey, there’s a fragrance here for every BWC fan. (Personal favorite–no surprise that the Yvan candle is infused with a delightfully spicy scent.) Check out Flickerwix’s full collection here!
Back to school means our favorite thing – more books! HERE IT IS! THE TITLE LIBRARIANS HAVE ALREADY FALLEN FOR ON GALLEYCHAT*: Even If I Fall: “Abigail Johnson deftly weaves together emotional and romantic turmoil into an unforgettable read about loss, dreams, and redemption.” —Jeff Zentner, William C. Morris award-winning author of The Serpent King (Inkyard Press; Jan. 8) *GalleyChat is an opportunity to talk with fellow librarians about recent galleys (every first Tuesday (read more…)