Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ann Aguirre’s Outpost

Ann Aguirre (author of the YA dystopia, Enclave) has put up the first chapter of the second book in the trilogy, Outpost. You can read it here. (It comes out some time this fall.) Tweet

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Night World #5: The Chosen by L.J. Smith

So far I think I’ve been enjoying rereading the Night World series more than I enjoyed reading them as a teen. What were enjoyable stories before are now much more because I can pick out how layered the stories are. … Continue reading

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Night World #4: Dark Angel by L.J. Smith

I’ve pointed out before that the Night World books, so far, often have a touch of real life conflict in them, under all the vampires and witches and true love. In Secret Vampire, Poppy and James have to learn how … Continue reading

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Night World Girls and Why I Love Them

Sometimes I feel like I’m the last person in the world to discover LJ Smith. Ten years ago I was surrounded by her works – working in a bookshop during my gap year – but I was very firmly a … Continue reading

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Night World #3: Spellbinder by L.J. Smith

Finally we get to something without vampires! Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first two Night World books, but it’s always fun to read about something other than vampires. (It was true when this book came out too. There … Continue reading

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Night World #2: Daughters of Darkness by L.J. Smith

“Ash, get bent and die.” Mary-Lynette and Ash are, without a doubt, my favorite Night World couple. she’s a headstrong teen who loves stargazing and wants to find someone to share the night with. He’s the bad, vampire playboy who … Continue reading

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Night World #1: Secret Vampire

*Real life intervened last week so you’re getting a triple play of L.J. this week instead of a double. Enjoy!* “It was on the first day of summer vacation that Poppy found out she was going to die.” Doesn’t that … Continue reading

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Reading L.J. Smith

Of all the authors I’ve read, met or loved L.J. Smith will always have a special place in my heart. Part of it is the books themselves. I’m a sucker for paranormals. Smith’s first books came out in the 90s, … Continue reading

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Interview with Steven Roman, author of Blood Feud

Steven A. Roman is the bestselling author of X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy and Final Destination: Dead Man’s Hand. His latest work is the dark-urban-fantasy adventure Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1. Blood Feud is about Pandora, … Continue reading

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Top Reads for 2011

Every year for fun the MonsterLibrarian crew picks their favorite reads of the year (from the books we read, not necessarily the ones published in that year). Here are our picks for top YA reads. What are yours? The Monster … Continue reading

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