Today in January Magazine’s children’s book section, contributing editor Andi Shechter looks at Un Lun Dun, China Miéville’s first book for young adults. Shechter reports that Un Lun Dun works on all levels. “The best praise I can offer is that Un Lun Dun has made me want to read the “adult” fiction of China Miéville.” The review is here.
Today, in January Magazine’s children’s book section, contributing editor Sue Bursztynski reviews The Taste of Lightening by Kate Constable, which takes us back to the world the author created for her very successful Chanters of Tremaris trilogy. “As in the original trilogy,” writes Bursztynski, “the main characters are likeable, the females are strong and Tremaris is still a believable world.” Bursztynski’s review is here.
Today in January’s children’s and sf/f sections, contributing editor Sue Bursztynski reviews Margo Lanagan’s latest short story collection, Red Spikes. Black Juice, Lanagan’s first collection of short fantasy tales, was widely admired and awarded in the author’s native Australia. Bursztynski thinks this new collection is every bit as good. The review is here.
Today in January Magazine, contributing editor Sue Bursztynski reviews Rose By Any Other Name by Maureen McCarthy. Bursztynski notes that, while all of Maureen McCarthy’s novels for young adults are quite different, in the end, they all seem to be about family. “Another fine book from one of Australia’s best young adult novelists,” she says, and not without some pride. You can read the whole review here.