Tag Archives: YA

Congratulations to the Nebula winners!

Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine

Congratulations to all the Nebula Award Winners, as well as the Bradbury, Grand Master, and Solstice winners, and especially to our own David D. Levine for winning the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Award: Arabella … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Emerging Legacy by Doranna Durgin

Emerging Legacy by Doranna Durgin

Emerging Legacy Wolverine’s Daughter by Doranna Durgin The slavers who capture Kelyn’s youthful hunting pack also threaten her village, which depends on the meat and trade pelts the pack brings in. But except for Kelyn, the pack is drugged… and … Continue reading

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Runaways, sex, and Greek mythology: DANNY by Steven Harper

  I have a tough time reading books with horrific real life problems mixed with fantasy; too often the fantasy boils down to wish fulfillment, with an undertone of “I was given mega-powers because I was a mega-victim.” I should … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Danny by Steven Harper

Danny by Steven Harper

Danny by Steven Harper Sometimes you can’t tell the gods from the monsters. Danny Marina’s new step-father takes him to the laser tag stadium, the movies, the go-kart track. He and his mother now have a new house and more … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 12-3-2014

BVC members have picked up this meme from shouldbereading: To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? … Continue reading

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STRANGER, Book One of THE CHANGE

Stranger, the post-apocalyptic  YA novel written by Book View Café member Sherwood Smith in collaboration with Rachel Manija Brown, has been published by Viking. This is the “Yes Gay YA” book of an Internet flurry three years ago. But you … Continue reading

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The Elusive One-Star Review

Believe it or not, a one-star review is truly a gift. Not everybody gets one. Count yourself lucky if you can honestly admit to receiving a one-star review. The fact is, five-star reviews are rather easy to come by. You … Continue reading

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BVC Announces His Majesty’s Elephant by Judith Tarr

His Majesty’s Elephant Judith Tarr Once upon a time, the Caliph of Baghdad sends the Emperor Charlemagne a wonderful gift: an elephant named Abul Abbas. That gift brings great magic into the royal court, and a great betrayal. With the … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday (12-19-12)

BVC members have picked up this meme from shouldbereading: To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? … Continue reading

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The blurring line between adult and young adult novels

by Sherwood Smith When is an adult book not an adult book? There have been various discussions around the topic of What-is-YA-and-what-is-not,  including here. The line blurs for some of us oldsters when books we were told as youth were … Continue reading

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