WOO HOO!!! So excited about today.
Why you ask? Well, today is the first launch day of the new book review bloggers – The Bookanistas: Books are the New Black.
We are a group of writers – in various stages of the publishing process – who have decided to band together and review the special books of our peers. We – as fellow writers – have decided to only post positive reviews, therefore, only reviewing the book we LOVE. No negative reviews here!
The Bookanistas give nothing but love!
Starting today, we will post reviews every Thursday that cover various topics– upcoming ARCs, books we love, special diamonds in the rough, classics, and even cover reviews. This fashionable badge represents our group (club/gang/posse/secret society/peeps).
- Christine Fonseca
- Jamie Harrington
- Michelle Hodkin
- Kirsten Hubbard
- Shelli Johannes-Wells
- Elana Johnson
- Myra McEntire
- Shannon Messenger
- Carolina Valdez Miller
- Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton
- Beth Revis
- Lisa and Laura Roecker
- Sarah Frances and Katie (Plot This)
- Scott Tracey
The Bookanistas think books are the best accessory. If you would like one of us to review your book or ARC, feel free to contact me and we will add it to our list.
Okay – on to my review today…
I wanted to give you a taste of Hilary Wagner’s Debut MG Novel, NIGHTSHADE CITY.
Release Date: October 1, 2010
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, the kingdom of mutant rats of superior intellect. Following a bloody coup, the once peaceful democracy has become a dictatorship, ruled by decadent High Minister Kildeer and vicious Billycan, a demented former lab rat and now head of the Kill Army. Three young orphan rats–brothers Vincent and Victor and a clever female named Clover–rebel against the Ministry, joining forces with Juniper, Billycan’s archenemy. Juniper and his maverick bank of followers, helped by a tribe of earthworms, plot to overthrow their oppressors and liberate the citizens to create a new city: Nightshade City. This impossible-to-put-down animal fantasy, set in a brilliantly imagined subterranean world, explores timeless themes of freedom, forgiveness, the bonds of family, and the power of love.
Dude – such a cute cover. Perfect for this MG animal fantasy!
Being different is a reward, not an affliction.
Why I liked it:
This book reminded me of the adventures I read as a kid – Watership Down, The Wind in the Willows – but more n the vein of Warriors. I just enjoyed the messages of family and hope, as well as Hilary Wagner’s wonderful writing style. Brava Hilary!!!
Where you can find it:
Come back next week for more great new release celebrations. And remember, books are definitely the new black!
For more Bookanista love today, check out this fab list:
- Katie and Sarah Frances – ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS
- Elana Johnson – THE HEALING SPELL
- Lisa and Laura – STRANDED
- Shannon Messenger – LINGER
- Shelli Johannes-Wells – DARK GODDESS
- Scott Tracey – OTHER
- Kirsten Hubbard – THE DUFF
- Beth Revis – PEGASUS
- Carolina Valdez Miller – MATCHED
- Jamie Harrington – ARCHVILLIAN
- Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton – NIGHTSHADE CITY