This month we will be doing a short book, relatively early in the month, as I'm leaving for summer break mid May. Our choice for this month is Charmed Life,the first book in the Chrestomanci series, by Dianne Wynne Jones.
I decided to start this group in honor of the growing popularity of young adult fantasy novels in popular culture! Now, more than ever, young adult fantasy has been undergoing a renaissance, with book series like Harry Potter leading to an explosion in creative ya literature. Authors like Suzanne Collins, Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Holly Black, and more have been writing books that use fantasy to explore a wide array of themes and topics, from dystopian futures to forbidden love. This book club will hopefully bring together some of the people who love to read ya fantasy novels, and feel that these books deserve a book club of their very own. This club will probably also cover some urban fantasy authors, such as Kim Harrison, Seanan Mcguire, Patricia Briggs, etc!