By Dangerous Jam
This YA novel is even more fun than the cover copy implies, throwing together werewolves, Indian legends, secret evil laboratories, martial arts, and – yes, really – a mysterious elite clique of Russian hipsters. And more. Much more. Despite its everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach, it’s a surprisingly coherent action-adventure with a big helping of comedy.
The mix of action, new riffs on old myths, and wisecracks would probably appeal a lot to Percy Jackson fans. It appealed a lot to me… I liked it a lot. Many of you would probably like it too.
This is one of the debut titles of Tu Publishing, an imprint of Lee and Low and the only mainstream YA imprint I know of in America dedicated to publishing multicultural sf and fantasy. They’re off to a good start.
Reviews & CommentsThe Sunday Gazette- Schenectady, NY
Genrefluent; Anthony, age 16
Flamingnet, 15 year old reader
Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of <i>Tantalize</i>
Jane Yolen, author of <i>The Devil's Arithmetic</i>
The Horn Book Guide
Hippies, Beauty, and Books, Oh My!
Associated Content, Sharon Tyler
YA Book Central
Dark Side of the Covers
Young Adult Books
School Library Journal
Thoughts of a Scot
Chicago Young Adult Fiction/ Examiner.com
The Literati Press
I Heart YA Books
Beverly Slapin, AICL