My Giveaway + Announcements

*My first foray into an Author Interview with Andrew Xia Fukuda is up! (Should I do more?)
*My first manga review for Natsume Yuujinchou V.1 - please let me know what you think

Friday, November 20, 2009

Links Roundup 11/20/2009

!! I'm on time this week! =D

Book Reviews
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - YA Supernatural romance, except it's the girl who's the mysterious other this time. Steph Su's review is my favourite review out of all the ones I've seen so far.
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan - A different critical take on TDL from the usual reviews I've seen for this novel.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman - Adult School Fantasy.
The Accord by Keith Brooke - Reviews terrible SF novels so that we don't have to read them! =D
Sarah Rees Brennan's batch book reviews - Hilarious scripted take on the following novels: Meredith Duran's Bound by Your Touch and Written on Your Skin, Tessa Dare's Goddess of the Hunt, Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix, and Megan Crewe's Give Up the Ghost.

The lovely Justine Larbalestier has a post on the Blank Page Heroine phenomenon.

Also, as some of you may or may not know, there's some buzz over the creation of a "New Adult" category in the book section. Now, I personally have a strong distaste for this and hope the category dies off like, now so my linking is going to be biased. I'd point to a link roundup that is far more fair than mine, but I haven't seen one so far. If you do, please let me know so I can link it here. =D

Two posts on this "New Adult" category, and fiction theory's three posts on why this is fail.


ninefly said...

why thank you for linking >D
I still feel a bit bad about being so critical about TDL though...maybe I'm just not looking at it from the angle of a YA reader? I'm so much more used to adult fiction =T

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

Psh, your review was good!! Just because it's YA doesn't mean we don't have to critique the flaws. And if you thought your review was harsh, just think back at what I wrote about Need and Coffeehouse Angel (here be the post of hate, in case you don't remember.) At the very least you didn't harp on the cover. (I would have totally done that for TDL, because the US cover HURTS MY EYES. Unfortunately if I ever tried to review TDL all that would come out is ALAN ALAN ALAN so hence my lack of a review. *dies*)