Juju at Tales of Whimsy just posted a fabulous review of Nancy Lindley-Gauthier's Spinning the Baiji:
This is a tender feast for the senses that transports the reader to the banks of the Yangtze.
With a gentle old world feel the magic and myth intertwine as Lin struggles with unrequited love, her duties and destiny, and the death of the old ways.
Thanks for the super review, Juju! So glad you loved Nancy's story as much as we do!
The Story Siren has a great challenge starting--the 2010 Debut Authors Challenge--check out the guidelines and sign up for it here. (And check out our 2010 Debut Authors, Barbara Stremikis, author of March Misfit, Linda Kage, author of The Stillburrow Crush and Pamela Woods-Jackson, author of Confessions of a Teenage Psychic)
Mindful Musings is having a Top Ten Week! Have a favorite YA book blogger? Then nominate her for the Best Blog/Blogger of 2009--check out the guidelines and leave your nominees (up to five) here. And you can also nominate up to five of your favorite authors here. Can't wait to see the results!
And this isn't really from the YA book blogosphere but this rant from Bookavore cracked me up because it's so true:
This one is for YA authors in particular, and I am begging you, all of you, please, please, before I have to give up on YA as a genre because really I am on the verge of breaking a window with all the books I am flinging around my apartment sometimes:
QUIT IT WITH THE MAGICAL PIXIE AWESOME HAS SO MUCH SELF-ESTEEM TALL SPORTS-PLAYING FASHIONPLATE BEST FRIENDS. JUST QUIT IT ALREADY. PLEASE!
Too funny! Read the whole post here. Bookavore also makes a good point about authors writing about race. Have a great Thursday, everybody!