Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 book 50

Marcus Sedgwick's Midwinterblood
I had never even heard of this book when it won the Printz award last month--though I would vociferously argue that it's not YA at all, or at least very far from the usual YA mold (maybe things are just different in New Zealand?). It involves an island with a mysterious flower that may or may not make people immortal, and features seven sections, starting in the semi-near future and going back in time, that more or less tell a complete story. One that involves magic, vampires, painters, archaeologists, and maybe reincarnation. It's pretty weird, but pretty good? Yeah, weird but good. A-/B+.

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