Romina Garber’s Argentine folklore-inspired fantasy, LOBIZONA, has two starred reviews! “Garber uses her own experience as an Argentine immigrant, as well as classic literature that Manu enjoys, to add richness and authenticity to the story and prose. Dialogue is related in Spanish—immediately translated into English via italics—which brings Manu and the other characters to vivid […]
SLJTeen Live!: Romina Garber
SLJTeen Live! is going virtual! August 5, 2020Register here Be sure to stop by our booth and check out the “Reclaiming the American Experience” panel, featuring Romina Garber! 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST | Reclaiming the American ExperienceThere is no singular American story, but rather a multitude of unique identities and experiences. These authors […]
Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (5/8/20)
Welcome to Week 6 of Mac Lib From Home, our new fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! This week, werewolves are BACK in Emily’s #YALit pick, Romina Garber’s LOBIZONA. Watch her full video here. And Samantha’s coming at us with a nonfiction #MacLibFromHome pick this week: Kerri Arsenault’s memoir of the environmental and […]
Day’s YA: LOBIZONA
AAAWWWHOOOOO!!!! For those of you who don’t speak werewolf, that’s “READ THIS BOOOOOOOK!!!” LOBIZONA by Romina Garber9781250239129Available May 5, 2020 from Wednesday BooksAges 12 to 18Available to download as an e-galley Manu is in hiding in Miami because she is an illegal Argentinian immigrant and because of her unusual eyes. If she is recognized, she […]
Friday Reads: Movie & TV Edition
Happy Friday, friends! Check our favorite movie and television adaptations: Movie Mania! DELIVER US FROM EVIL: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool The terrifying true story of a sixteen-year NYPD veteran investigating demonic possession and exorcism in NYC is now a major Jerry Bruckheimer summer blockbuster […]
More Books for Kitty Fans
I'm guessing that you have a few fans of Carrie Vaughn's bestselling Kitty Norville series lurking around your library. In between Kitty releases, those fans might get understandably antsy, so here's a few more Vaughn stories to keep them satisfied.
DISCORD'S APPLE (7/2010) is a stand-alone dystopic fusion of mythology, fairy tales, and modern life.
"Taking a break from the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series, Vaughn melds a near-future world torn by war with the legend of the fall of Troy in this brilliantly structured, beautifully written stand-alone." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE (4/2011) is a very different stand-alone novel following the decidedly average daughter of two famous superheroes (I'm sure you've already heard me singing praises for it).
Kirkus Reviews says, "In this warm homage to and deconstruction of classic comic books, a young woman demonstrates that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero."
And Library Journal specifically notes that this one is "a good bet for most public libraries, especially if they're home to Kitty Norville fans or comic book devotees."
And if your patrons just can't leave Kitty's world, they're in luck! Next month Tor will release KITTY'S GREATEST HITS (8/2011), a series of short stories following some of the other characters in Kitty's life.
Library Journal says, "This collection should please fans of the series, especially those who want to know more about the side characters, but readers new to the Kittyverse will also find a fine introduction to this richly populated, fascinating paranormal world."
Vaughn is exceptional at pulling the strange, fantastic, and otherworldly into the lives of very real and modern young women. And if you want to get more people hooked on Vaughn's work, it should appeal to fans of Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter Series.