The weekly web ramble (8/26)

Links from the web jungle


The Mary Sue has a brilliant response to the New York Times article bemoaning the lack of books for boys

– One Minute Book Reviews asked editors, publishers and critics to decode publishing buzzwords, clichés and euphemisms, with hilarious results

Word for Teens shares an interesting take on the Disney Princesses

Indie Bound has a compiled a list of 20 new YA/MG authors we should know


Kelli Stanley shares a few of her favorite femme fatales

Deanna Raybourn answers fan questions

Clay and Susan Griffith on fairy tale themes

–  Ilona Andrews explains the monetary difference between publishing in hard cover vs paperback


– Check out The Slippersa short story by Sheela Chari (author of Vanished)

– Read In This Tower, an Anna Dressed in Blood short story from Kendare Blake

– Check out an excerpt from Posses by Gretchen McNeil

– Read an excerpt from Witchlanders by Lena Coakley

– Check out an excerpt from The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell