Monthly Archives: February 2012

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

I remember when my Theater Arts teacher recommended Weetzie Bat (side note, he also recommended Poppy Z. Brite to me, both of whom significantly shaped my fiction and writing tastes). I remember thinking what a weird title and giggling. But … Continue reading

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Night World #8: Witchlight by L.J. Smith

Keller is a werepanther born in half form who never really knew a loving family. She was rescued by Circle Daybreak and their cause. Now as  teen she’s thrown herself into trying to be the perfect Circle Daybreak field agent. … Continue reading

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Night World #7: Black Dawn by L.J. Smith

Smith tries to keep her Night World books interesting, despite the presence of the soulmate principle as a major plot point in each one. In Black Dawn things get shaky (for me). Maggie, an ordinary-type teen who adores her older … Continue reading

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Shared World Writing Camp for 8-12th graders

Where were things like this when I qualified? From the webpage description: Shared Worlds is an innovative, two-week, residential interdisciplinary program that will run will run from Sunday, July 22, through Saturday, August 4, 2012. The program, which will feature … Continue reading

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Review: Katana by Cole Gibsen

Flux, 2012 ISBN: 0738730408 Available: Print and multiformat digital Billed as Kill Bill meets Buffy Katana is the story of an ordinary skater teen with a gay BFF who, after being attacked in a mall parking lot one night, discovers … Continue reading

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Night World #6: Soulmate by L.J. Smith

By six books in readers should be familiar with the Night World M.O. by now. In the stifling, anachronistic world of vampires, witches and shape shifters old powers are rising and the monsters are finding new ties to the world of the … Continue reading

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Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback by Steven A Roman

StarWarp Concepts, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-9841741-0-2 Available: Paperback Pandora Zwieback is a perfectly normal goth/punk teenage schizophrenic. Since she was six years old, therapists have been telling her two things: “Take your pills”, and “There’s no such thing as monsters.” Then one day, … Continue reading

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