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February 2015

In February’s Cool and New roundup, we have A STUDY IN SCARLET by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illustrated by Gris Grimly, the first fully illustrated version of the origin story of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson since its debut; DEAREST by Alethea Kontis, the third book in The Woodcutter sisters series where Friday discovers seven sleeping brothers who are cursed to be swans by day; and Read more »

Kristen Simmons, author of The Glass Arrow

Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some man’s forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they’re all used up.

August 2016

This month’s New in Paperback roundup includes THE ACCIDENT SEASON by Moïra Fowley-Doyle, in which a girl and her family become unavoidably accident-prone every October. Also featured are WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach, which follows four high schoolers reflecting on their lives and futures as an asteriod hurtles towards Earth and SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older, wherein a girl named Sierra Santiago discovers shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into different forms of art.