Starting off with a bang, Robin LaFevers's GRAVE MERCY received an amazing review in the New York Times this week. I mean, how could you resist a book where the review starts off like this?
Getting bundled off to a nunnery is rarely a prelude to adventure.Yes, please. Sign me up. First in line. Can't wait to read this one!!!!
But St. Mortain is no ordinary convent. The sisters there train young women to be assassins, “handmaidens to the god of death.” The reverend mother puts it bluntly: “We kill people.”
Meanwhile, SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS by Ellen Booraem has been named to the 2012 Best Children's Books of the Year list compiled by the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature. A much-deserved honor, I must say.
And Kate Milford has an interesting new project in the works. She is using indie bookstore-friendly services to self-publish a novella companion to THE BROKEN LANDS, her follow up to THE BONESHAKER. THE KAIROSE MECHANISM will be available this fall, and Kate has a Kickstarter campaign going to help the process.
So that's it for this week. But, as you well know, we'll always be back with more shamelessness.