Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Bookanistas: Books are the New Black! Nightshade City

Today is launch day for a new team of book review bloggers - The Bookanistas: Books are the New Black!

We are a group of writers in various stages of the publishing process, and we've decided to band together and review books. We--as fellow writers--will only post positive reviews, because The Bookanistas are all about spreading the love!

Starting today, we will post every Thursday covering various topics: upcoming ARCs, books we love, little known diamonds in the rough, classics, and even cover reviews. The awesome badge (at left) reps our faboo group. (Thanks, Shelli!)

So join us, along with
Christina Fonseca, Elana Johnson, Jamie Harrington, Michelle Hodkin, Kirsten Hubbard, Shelli Johannes-Wells, Myra McEntire, Shannon Messenger, Beth Revis, Lisa and Laura Roecker, Sarah Frances Hardy and Katie Anderson, Scott Tracey, and Carolina Miller, as we look at books in a whole new way -- as the best accessory!

I had the opportunity to delve into the advanced reader's copy of Hilary Wagner's Nightshade City, coming out October 1, 2010.

What I loved about this book:

First off, it is a book about rats. And Hilary Wagner weaves so much depth and humanity into each and every one of them, they felt like dear friends by the time I turned the last page.

The writing is flawless, told in a third person voice that stays true to the feel of the book throughout. No extra words, the perfect amount of description.

Lastly, the way Hilary incorporates past events into the plot gives the Nightshade world such a dose of reality, I felt like I was there.

This book is superb.





30 comments:

salarsenッ said...

This is so exciting. I love this and that avatar you all chose. Nicely done!! Looking forward to it.

Lisa and Laura said...

SO excited to read this book! Hilary is awesome and I can't wait to meet her rats first hand!

Palindrome said...

oooh, that sounds charming!! Thanks for the review!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, I already pre-ordered it. Can't wait for it to come! I've always loved animal characters when they're done well. (i.e Watership Down)

Christine Fonseca said...

Corey - I totally was reminded of Watership Down with this story! It is great.

Katie said...

This book has all the buzz. I can't WAIT to read it!

Carolyn V. said...

I can't wait for Hilary's book! Hooray!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I can't wait to read this! I'll probably dive in this weekend! Great review.

Elana Johnson said...

I can't wait for this one! When will it be my turn? Now? Can it be now??

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great review. I can't wait to read this.

Jemi Fraser said...

Hilary's book looks terrific! I think I need another job to pay for all these goodies! :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

and it was blurbed by Rick Riordan!

beth said...

The author seems so genuine and nice--I'm looking forward to this one!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

I am so excited about this one, and you guys make me want to read it even more. Awesome review! :)

LeishaMaw said...

Sounds yummy. Thanks for the review.

Matthew Rush said...

OMG! Hilary is the best. I can't wait until October. It's creeping closer every day.

Scott Tracey said...

I think the Bookanistas should fight for the right to read this next.

Fantastic review!

KM said...

Such a cute idea and name! I also love the badge! Great idea! Books ARE the best accessory :)

Hilary Wagner ~ Debut Author said...

I am so happy to be part of the Bookanistas launch! My rats are too! Your review gave me goose bumps for hours! You made my day! Thanks for your kind words!

xoxo -- Hilary

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm loving the Bookanistas. You guys are awesome and that badge is pretty cool, too!

Patti said...

Great idea for a blog.

susanhatler said...

Books are definitely the BEST accessory. :)

Karen said...

I pre-ordered Nightshade City and can't wait for October 1st!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Nicely done! I can't wait to get a copy of Hilary's book!!!!

Myrna Foster said...

How funny! I'm reading a one of Brian Jacques books today (rats, mice, moles, otters, badgers, hares, ect.) I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!

Samantha said...

I love the new graphic for your group! What a great idea. :) Have a great weekend!

Karen Akins said...

Great job (and I love the Bookanistas already!) Can't wait to read Nightshade City.

Kerri said...

positive reviews only. :)
looking forward to lots of thursday posts!

elizabeth mueller said...

Hi Bethany and Suzette! I sure miss you gals! It's been a while. *Sigh*

This sounds like way fun!

I have an awardfor your blog!

Have a great week. :D

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