November 21, 2017

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Werewolves, Zombies, Space Operas, & Gaslamp Fantasies | Adult Books 4 Teens

This week’s column offers a rich mix of sci-fi and fantasy, from a gripping tale about nuns trained in the deadly arts to a novel that blends elements of Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars.

Book Review: All The Feels by Danika Stone

Publisher’s description College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life…and her last tangible connection to her deceased father. Thus, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal. Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv […]

Book Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swensdon

 Publisher’s Book Description: A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing. It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. […]

Adventures with Young Sherlock Holmes, Dystopic Japan, and Zombies Galore | Fiction Series Update

Sci-fi and adventure fans will find some can’t-miss continuations and conclusions of some gripping series, from Andrew Lane’s gripping update to the saga of teenage Sherlock Holmes to Gena Showalter’s satisfying wrap up of the “White Rabbit Chronicles.”

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‘The Inventor’s Secret’: Behind the Scenes with Andrea Cremer

Alternative history with a steampunk vibe, Andrea Cremer’s The Inventor’s Secret takes readers to 18th century North America, and this time, the British Empire triumphs in the Revolutionary War. The author shares her thoughts, and questions, with SLJTeen.