I can put Murder Schoolgirls everywhere

Okay, so this isn’t TECHNICALLY about murder schoolgirls. Over at Tor.com, I’ve got a list of book & anime pairings for anyone looking for a great school story. As a long-time fan of both speculative fiction and anime, one common thread I’ve noticed in both media is the enduring presence of The School Story. PlentyContinue reading “I can put Murder Schoolgirls everywhere”

13 Young Adult Horror Novels for next month

This young adult horror list went up at Unbound Worlds over the summer, but it’s a perfect list to get you started on your Halloween reads. Who doesn’t love a good scary story? Young adult fiction is full of horror, and not just of the embarrassing-nightmare variety. From ghosts and demons in possession of homesContinue reading “13 Young Adult Horror Novels for next month”

For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE read Natalie C. Parker’s SEAFIRE

My first piece for Tor.com (!!!) is a review of what’s possibly my favorite release of the summer: Natalie C. Parker’s Seafire, which came out yesterday from Razorbill. Caledonia Styx’s ship, the Mors Navis, is one of the only ships that still sails free from the rule of bloodthirsty warlord Aric Athair and his army of Bullets,Continue reading “For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE read Natalie C. Parker’s SEAFIRE”

Yes, I can list my favorite Killer Schoolgirls, can’t you?

In the category of “Weird pitches I write to my editor at Unbound Worlds that somehow make it to see the light of day”: seventeen killer schoolgirls (or killer FORMER schoolgirls) guaranteed to liven up your TBR pile. And I managed to fit one of my favorites, too: In alternate-history Japan, the authoritarian government forcesContinue reading “Yes, I can list my favorite Killer Schoolgirls, can’t you?”

Dimple Shah is the YA Heroine I needed 10 years ago

My first piece for Book Riot talks about my favorite YA novel of 2017: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. When the reader meets Dimple at the start of the story, she’s over the moon about her acceptance to Stanford and eager to escape the pressure from her family and community to land an ideal husband.Continue reading “Dimple Shah is the YA Heroine I needed 10 years ago”