May 4

AudioFile on Princess X

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

“Priest’s compelling audiobook stars high-schooler May, computer whiz Trick, and the city of Seattle, which figures prominently in their adventures. May’s best friend died in a car accident when they were younger. Only now, May’s discovering hints that Libby may not be gone after all. Narrator Mary Robinette Kowal has an interesting voice (listeners may find themselves trying to place her regionalisms), and it sounds just different enough to add even more auditory interest. The print book features graphic novel sections, which the audio production effectively evokes with music and sound effects, while Kowal uses a booming movie trailer voice to clearly distinguish them from the rest of the narrative. Listeners will be caught up in the suspenseful (if occasionally far-fetched) action.” — AudioFile

Apr 20

I Am Princess X is a YALSA 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominee

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is on the list of nominees for the official YALSA 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

Jan 29

I Am Princess X is an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest has been named to the ALA’s list of “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers” at the ALA Midwinter Meeting!

Dec 24

I Am Princess X is one of NYPL’s 2015 Best Books for Teens

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is one of the New York Public Library’s 2015 Best Books for Teens!

Dec 14

Locus on Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

“Most of the reviews of Cherie Priest’s new-ish Maplecroft and its just-released quasi-sequel Chapelwood focus on what her world borrows from H.P. Lovecraft. Those reviews are totally right. There are a lot of tentacles and creeping dread in these two titles. They are loving tributes to Cthulhu and all that dread lord has wrought… While the story is its own force ­ and works a charm, given Priest’s choice to stage the whole book as a series of letters and/or internal monologues by the main actors ­ the Lovecraftian mythos serves as a lovely candy shell around the nougat of cultural commentary Priest is engaging in… Add to that smart subtext a young, female protagonist who is more than capable of rescuing herself, thank you very much, plus an ending that doesn’t fit the expected beats of a climactic ending but is incredibly satisfying ­ and Chapelwood becomes much more than a Lovecraft knock-off. It is wholly and wonderfully itself.” — Locus Magazine

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