Leila Ann Roy is a college librarian who loves classic mysteries, young adult fiction, and romance. A popular reviewer, Leila has had articles published in various literary and industry publications as well. Her blog is chock full of book news, including insider info. A must-read for whetting the appetite of the insatiable reader.
Kiss of Deception: Remnant Chronicles, #1 -- Mary E. Pearson
Me, while reading The Kiss of Deception: Hey, this is so much fun! It's got the same feel as The Girl of Fire and Thorns books and since that series is over, it's so awesome to find another one that...
BIG CHANGES AFOOT.
Due in part to all of the issues Typepad has been having lately, The fear that I'm going to wake up one morning and discover that ten years of work has just disappeared, Wanting to change up the look of...
...I talk about Brian Conaghan's When Mr. Dog Bites: He’s a fan of wordplay, and has developed his own personal slang, a creative combination of stream-of-consciousness, cockney rhyming, pop-culture references, and plain-old Scottish teenager. All that, when peppered with the...
- Jun 15, 2014 New YA: June 15-21.
- Jun 14, 2014 Confession: I don't really know what Kendall and Kylie Jenner are famous for.
- Jun 14, 2014 "True, child worries about a prized ribbon being cut in half don’t measure up to adult anxieties about job security or rent increases, but that doesn’t make them any less valid or real."
- Jun 14, 2014 The second annual New Visions Award...
- Jun 14, 2014 Links, etc. shared on Twitter: June 7-13.
- Jun 13, 2014 Two literary World Cups.
- Jun 12, 2014 Humble Bundle: Audiobooks!
- Jun 12, 2014 The finalists for the 2014 Mythopoeic Awards...
- Jun 11, 2014 SO. EXCITED.
- Jun 11, 2014 YA: Category or Genre?
- Jun 11, 2014 Semi-Grown-Up Gumshoes: Three Adult-Market Girl Detectives.
- Jun 10, 2014 "YA doesn’t need rescuing. All it needs is a change in the way people talk about it."
- Jun 10, 2014 The 2014 LIANZA Children’s Book Awards finalists...
- Jun 09, 2014 School district disinvites Tim Federle due to "concerns" about Better Nate Than Ever.
- Jun 09, 2014 Today @KirkusReviews...
- Jun 09, 2014 "Independent bookstores sell books from all publishers. Always."
- Jun 08, 2014 Query for the collective brain: Advanced 7-year-old reader, nothing too scary or fantastical.
- Jun 08, 2014 Bank Street's 2014 Best Children’s Books of the Year...
- Jun 08, 2014 New YA: June 8-14.
- Jun 07, 2014 Links, etc. shared on Twitter: May 31-June 6.
- Jun 06, 2014 "In short, he made it clear that the book was being challenged because of its politics and its content."
- Jun 06, 2014 How NOT to Convince People to Read, in 5 Simple Steps.
- Jun 06, 2014 Yesterday @KirkusReviews...
- Jun 05, 2014 LeVar Burton is MAD WITH POWER.
- Jun 04, 2014 Wait, the 48HBC is THIS WEEKEND??