Thursday, July 30, 2009

What We're Reading: Teen Urban Fantasy

Orson Scott Card's book Magic Street (2005) is billed on its cover as “the long-awaited contemporary fantasy novel from the best-selling author of Ender’s Game.” I loved Ender’s Game (the first in a classic YA sci fi series), and I also enjoy urban fantasy, so I picked it up. Set in a middle class African American neighborhood in Baldwin Park, the book stars an abandoned baby named Mack Street, dreams that come true (though in weird and sometimes destructive ways), plus Oberon, Titania and Puck (yes, the king, queen and jester of the Fairies), walking around city streets in disguise, making trouble. If you liked American Gods, by Neil Gaiman, this one is exactly right for you!

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