Author Archive

Once Upon A Time Retold

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There has been a recent influx of fairy tale retellings coming across my desk. As you may already know from my previous posts, I get all of the fantasy ARCs sent to Mackin… Continue reading

Review: Gilded Cage

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I read Gilded Cage a few months ago when I received the ARC here at Mackin. Now that it is finally being released next month, on the 14th, I wanted to share my… Continue reading

New Dystopian Fiction

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 As I was preparing for the presentation at the ITEM Conference I was reading many new speculative teen fiction. These are three of my favorite Dystopian/Science Fiction titles that I came across and… Continue reading

New Middle School Graphic Novels

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I have always enjoyed reading graphic novels since I was in elementary school when my Dad first introduced me into the world of Marvel. I have recently found a few graphic novels from… Continue reading

Diversity in Fantasy Fiction

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 I have recently come across a few high school fantasy fiction novels. Unfortunately, I find it a rare occurrence when there is a diverse main character in fantasy novels. There has been an… Continue reading

Review: The Fixer Series

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I don’t normally read realistic fiction, and definitely not political thrillers, but I had heard great things about The Fixer books by Jennifer Lynn Barn from multiple sources whose opinions I trust on… Continue reading

Review : Archie Comics

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I grew up reading the old Archie comics and seeing the escapades of Archie, Betty, and Veronica. So, of course when I saw that they were releasing new Archie comics that were updated… Continue reading

Review: Julia Vanishes

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Julia has the dangerous ability to remain unseen, not actually invisible, but a person’s senses will easily glance over her so she is easily able to blend into her surroundings. In Spira City… Continue reading

Review: Change Places With Me

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Rose wakes up one Sunday morning with a bright red light behind her eyes, an ache in her jaw, and feeling strangely happy and excited for change in her life. She tells her… Continue reading

New Fantasy Fiction

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Some brand new (or soon to be released) fantasy titles have come across my desk recently and all have received positive or starred reviews from a review journal. I have mentioned in my… Continue reading