By the Numbers
Review Copies: 3
Teen: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
This is such a well-thought-out, creeptastic world, where nasties go bump in the night and everybody pretends it was the cat, that I didn't even mind the rather slow-moving plot because I was so busy marinating in Mackie's dark life. And how about that cover?!
Tween: How to Survive in Antarctica by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Forget Alaska. This is the final frontier, people. Writer-in-residence Bledsoe enumerates the wild and woolly desert at the bottom of the world, dipping into tidbits of Antarctic history, zoology, and climatology along the way.
Children: Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano (but she does love being in recitals) by Peggy Gifford
Moxy is back, and living up to her name. She's so busy preparing for her recital, what with the glittery cape, the bejeweled crown, the tap shoes, and who can forget that bow? that she hasn't actually done so much, y'know, practicing.
Because I Want To Awards
Longest Awaited: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
Most Confusing-yet-still-compelling: Nobel Genes by Rune Michaels (I may do a blog post about this one. It's gnawing on my mind.)
Gosh, I Hope This is a Series: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis