Next Month, Cindy Pon’s futuristic thriller, Want drops. You want this stylish thriller on your reading list! I caught up with author Cindy Pon at YALLWest and chatted about this Blade Runner meets Oceans 11 story, cute Asian boys and how much publishing has changed.
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Time to go broke at the book store! There’s a ton of terrific new books coming out in the second half of May. I’ve got quick takes on a wide variety of books – all of them are enjoyable and a few are already on my “best
Have you read Geekerella yet? It’s a totally adorable update of Cinderella where the big ball is (wait for it!) a Cosplay Ball! I got the chance to talk to Geekerella’s author, Ashley Poston, about her take on the classic fair tale and, since we were at
One of the biggest young adult book festivals, YALLWest, took over Santa Monica last weekend. It was two days filled with sunshine, heat, authors (lots of authors) and books (lots of books)! Here’s a quick look at my weekend and my book haul!
This Book Beat includes a pair of pairs. I review a couple of Star Wars books which give more background on Rogue One’s most intriguing characters. I also have quick takes on two books pitched as “Mulan meets X” and we still have Renee Ahdieh’s wonderful Mulan-inspired Flame in the Mist on the way!
Heihei it’s C2E2 2017! C2E2 is that awesome mix where movies, TV, comics, books, anime, toys, cosplay and just about everything pop culture come to play. This year was bigger than ever with over 80,000 attendees and a sold-out Saturday. Here’s a quick look at all
Another Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is in the books! I’ve got lots of great moments to share so let’s kick things off with a little (or lots) of cosplay! There were so many great characters and we have the winner of the 2017 C2E2 Crown
By coincidence, this edition of Book Beat has a PAIR of books that take place in the near future where social media makes and breaks the lives (The Takedown and Beneath the Shine). (You’ll want to check all your privacy settings after reading these!) One of my goals for
I can finally talk about one of my most anticipated books of 2017! I LOVED Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda so a new book from Becky Albertalli is always a cause for celebration! But there are more terrific titles this month! Hamilton fans will be excited to
It’s March 15th! Spring is next week and a good portion of the country is covered in snow. (Of course!) It’s a time to snuggle under some blankets and escape to a good read with a great fantasy, fairy tale re-telling or space adventure!
Natalie C Anderson made her YA debut this year with City of Saints and Thieves, a terrific mystery/thriller about a young girl on a quest to avenge her mother’s killer. I had a chance to catch up with Natalie on her inspiration and her take on refugees
Happy March! There are sooooo many books coming out this month! I have nine (!) books for this edition of Book Beat including some I loved and some, well, I didn’t. Whether you’re looking for big adventure or something sad and moving, I have you covered!