Fantasy, YA

Katniss meet Katsa: Graceling

With all the Hunger Games hype in the media, I have been missing me some Katniss. The fierce, prickly but lovable hot-headed heroine of Suzanne Collins' trilogy holds a special place in my heart, let alone the canon of contemporary children's literature. Hoping for a similar heroine and adrenaline rush I turned to a novel I… Continue reading Katniss meet Katsa: Graceling

Canadian, Events

B is for Bits and Bites

So much news to convey! It's been a busy weekend, and it's only half over. Here is the round up thus far: First up, congrats to Canadian author Rachelle Delaney, who has a fantastic article this weekend in the Globe and Mail. I had the pleasure of speaking to Rachelle about the Hunger Games Trilogy… Continue reading B is for Bits and Bites

Award Winners, Good Books for Boys, Post-Apocalyptic, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, YA

Violence, Riots, and a Glimmer of Hope: Salt

...sounds like I'm talking about Toronto over the weekend, doesn't it? Sigh. As much as I love The Hunger Games and Maze Runner, I don't immediately gravitate towards speculative fiction in the post-apocalyptic vein. I need to be in the mood. Sadly, the G20 riots this weekend  put me in the mood for a violent, post-apocalyptic… Continue reading Violence, Riots, and a Glimmer of Hope: Salt