New Blog!!

Hi everyone,

My blog has moved!!

As much as I’ve enjoyed my time here, I’ve out grown wordpress, so I’ve moved my blog to a blogger domain. All the information is the same including all my old reviews, they just might be in a little different order.

 Please check out my new blog at http://thecrescivelibrary.blogspot.com/

 I’m so sorry for the inconvenience,

 Katie

mini break

 

Sorry for my lack of posting last week, I spent a few days at my parents place. Their house is sandwiched between two lakes and it’s the perfect place for reading and relaxing, not so great for internet though.

Alice in Wonderland

I don’t know about you, but I’m really excited for the Alice in Wonderland movie this weekend. In honour of the movie’s release I’ve included some of my favourite Alice cover art below. Which one is your favourite?

News Flash!

For those of you who love Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle series, you’ll be happy to know she has a new 4 book series to be released in 1012 (yes I realize that’s sort of far away). I’m really excited about this because according to Publisher’s Weekly it’s going to be set int he 1920s. It’s a really sexy time and I’m excited to see what she does with it!

Here is a link to the news article.

What’s up with Amazon?

Amazon has been making some really poor decisions in the last little while, including pulling publishing company Macmillon from their website.  I came across this good video on Books and Literature for Teens from author Jackson Pearce of Wishful Thinking on why buying from Indie Bookstores is better. Check it out.

Stupid Amazon for wooing me with their ridiculously low prices!

Check out this amazing website that will help you find local non box book stores in your area.

What’s going on with wordpress?

for some reason after I publish a post they are disappearing! It happened last week and now I realize that my review from yesterday is no longer there. So I appologize, I’m going to try and figure out what’s going on. In the meantime I’ll repost the review, if for some reason when you view my blog they are actually showing up and now I’m posting the same thing twice, let me know.

Faeries

As many of you know I was a little hesitant about the whole zombies as high school students/boyfriends thing, however that didn’t come close to my apprehension for the growing number of faerie books available for YA. Don’t get me wrong, I love faeries in traditional fantasy books, but when one starts dating the high school nobody, or worse the high school nobody actually turns into a faerie, things get a little concerning. To be honest I thought the idea was stupid. However, I have been proved wrong. I read Wings over Christmas break (review tomorrow) and loved it. I thought it was wonderful, and I can definitely see the appeal, I mean it is really not that different from vampires, or my new friends, zombies. So in honour of my new appreciation for faeries in the paranormal/fantasy genre I thought I would compile a list of some recent faerie books (there sure were a lot in 2009).

Wings by Aprilynne Pike, Need by Carrie Jones, Captivate by Carrie Jones

 

Ash by Malinda Lo, Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner, How to Ditch your Fairy by Justine Larbestier,

 

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr and Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

 

Wonderous Strange by Lesley Livingston, Daylight by Lesley Livingston

Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater, Ballad: A gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater, Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog