Kids & YA Reviews
Reviews of science fiction and fantasy books for kids and young adults
Abarat by Clive Barker - a review
Amber Ambrosia by Rae Bridgman - a review
Something-- or someone-- is hurting the bees of Middlegate. Could this be a sign that the secret magical society, Serpent´s Chain, is about to return?
Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
Clive Barker continues the story of Candy Quackenbush and her trip to the Abarat
Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker - a review
Dinosaur Tales by Ray Bradbury – a review
A good book for families to read aloud, especially those who have young dinosaur lovers.
Eden at the Edge of Midnight by John Kerry
Teenager Sammy Ellis wants to be noticed but is being the Chosen One really what she wanted?
Fish and Sphinx by Rae Bridgman - a review
In Fish and Sphinx, Rae Bridgman continues her Middlegate series as Wil and Sophie discover the Serpent´s Chain is plotting to seize Manitoba´s legislative building.
Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S Wilce - a review
Flora´s adventures include rescuing an accused pirate (with the forged signature of the Warlord), venturing into the long abandoned Bilskinir House (where the butler rumored to eat children) and facing the terrifying Lord Axacaya (who just happens to be her mother´s biggest enemy)
Jamie Brindle Interview
Jamie Brindle, doctor, author, raised by ex-hippies who planted a hedge maze in the garden and sold boomerangs for a living, seeks girlfriend for his brother. You will love this guy!
Ken Scott Smith interview
Ken Scott Smith explains, “The world couldn’t be this messed up on its own, there has to be someone or something pulling the strings, and then all my catholic experiences came flooding back, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, what if they were real? I started writing the very next day.”
Kingdom of Trolls by Rae Bridgman - a review
Cousins Wil and Sophie continue trying to uncover the mysterious Serpent's Chain cult, this time in Iceland after Aunt Violent wins a free trip.
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - a review
Cory Doctorow´s young adult science fiction novel Little Brother questions the all too possible future in which the Department of Homeland Security´s policies of paranoia and fear usurp the rights of ordinary people.
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New Skies - a review
POD by Stephen Wallenfels - a review
POD follows the different stories of two teenagers during an alien apocalypse.
Poppy by Riana Lucas - a review
Poppy is a warrior fae sent to bring halflings back to the Unseelie court. Her latest mission has left her stranded in the human world with an unusual halfling.
Septimus Heap Book One: Magyk by Angie Sage - a review
The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan - a review
The second book in John Flanagan's Ranger Apprentice series follows young Will as he continues to fight against the evil Morgarath
The Devoured Earth by Sean Williams
In the final book of the series, Yod is about to break free from the Void Beneath and only the sleeping Goddess can save them.
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan- a review
In this YA fantasy novel, young Will learns that being an apprentice Ranger is harder and more important that he could have guessed.
The Serpent´s Spell by Rae Bridgman - a review
Someone is slaughtering the snakes in the pits of Narcisse. While on a field trip to see the snakes, Wil and his cousin Sophie stumble upon a secret that starts them on a search to find the perpetrators.
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer - a review
A strange thing happens as Cosmo hill lay dying. A blue creature feeds off of him, attracted to his pain.
Thief´s Covenant by Ari Marmell - a reivew
Winddershins is trying to make a living as a thief, but it seems no one wants to leave her alone. Between the city guard, the thieves´ guild and a grueesome past she might not survive to find the answers she wants.
Titus and Atreus by Meridi Myers - a review
Titus and Atreus by Meridi Myers is a wonderfully written fantasy tale of parallel worlds, friendship and honorableness.
What the Dickens by Gregory Maguire -a review
While skibereen are usually born in large groups, What-The-Dickens hatches alone in a tuna can, not knowing any language, or even what he is, so he sets out to find himself.
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett - a review SF/Fantasy Books Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | SF/Fantasy Books Site Map
In the third Tiffany Aching book, the young witch in training stumbles into an ancient dance of the seasons and must find a way to get herself back out before her village is destroyed by the Wintersmith.
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