November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Fantasy

For the reader, like me, who prefers fantasy to reality, at least in books, this has been a pretty knockout year. We seem to finally be fully beyond the various waves (paranormal romance, dystopias, love triangles) that have dominated YA fantasy and science fiction for the past decade. This has been a slow creep, and […]

Teens Review the Latest from Erin Bow, Gary Schmidt, and More

The reviewers of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group laud upcoming titles by Erin Bow, Gary Schmidt, A.S. King, and others for their diversity, heartrending twists, and thought-provoking endings.

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow | SLJ Review

Bow, Erin. The Scorpion Rules. 384p. ebook available. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. Sept. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781481442718.

Gr 9 Up–Talis’s first rule for stopping war is to make it personal. The powerful AI ensures the world’s leaders know the exact cost of any declaration of war by taking their children hostage as Children of Peace. If war is declared, the lives of both nation’s hostages are forfeit. Greta Gustafson Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the […]