Starred Reviews for Sea Change

Starred Reviews for Sea Change

Krakens and witches and bandits, oh my!

S. M. Wheeler's incredible girl-and-her-kraken fantasy debut, SEA CHANGE, is inspiring the most heartfelt and awestruck reviews.

The Story:

The unhappy child of two powerful parents who despise each other, young Lilly turns to the ocean to find solace, which she finds in the form of the eloquent and intelligent sea monster Octavius, a kraken. In Octavius’s many arms, Lilly learns of friendship, loyalty, and family. When Octavius, forbidden by Lilly to harm humans, is captured by seafaring traders and sold to a circus, Lilly becomes his only hope for salvation. Desperate to find him, she strikes a bargain with a witch that carries a shocking price.

The Reviews:

"Wheeler’s stunning debut is a sophisticated fantasy whose lush descriptions, lyrical dialogue, and engaging structure are reminiscent of the very best fairy tales. [...] With an almost poetic sensibility, Wheeler explores gender, sexuality, friendship, and love, offering up complex characters and emotional depth all laced with subtle magic." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Wheeler’s truly original, fanciful, and transformative story will delight fantasy lovers of all types, as well as those readers attached to coming-of-age narratives and feminist sf." —Library Journal (starred review)

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#FridayReads: Excerpts

#FridayReads: Excerpts

Happy Friday, everyone!

I've collected a few chapter one excerpt links for a little lunchtime reading:

Start reading THE PERFECT GHOST by Linda Barnes on LindaBarnes.com.

Start reading KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE by Carrie Vaughn on HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com (registration required).

Start reading SEA CHANGE by S. M. Wheeler on Tor.com.

Start reading THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton on CriminalElement.com.

Also on CriminalElement.com listen to an audio excerpt of RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman. 

And definitely check out our Spring 2013 Debut Chapter E-Sampler which is downloadable from NetGalley and exclusively for librarians. Details here.

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