Jul 31

RT Book Reviews on Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

“In Chapelwood, Priest manages the very difficult task of jumping decades ahead — with a cast winnowed by the events of the previous novel in the series and the passing of years — and writing an equally gripping Lovecraftian thriller where our heroes are nearing or at retirement age and are pitched fully out of their normal settings. In some ways, this book is even scarier than the first, with their monstrous opponents coming to almost total power through good old-fashioned prejudice and hate; it feels very much like Borden, Wolf and their few allies are the last decent people in town. It’s a shame this feels like it must be the end of the series because readers will want more adventures with Borden and Wolf.” — RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars

Jul 29

Globe and Mail on I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

“Princess X is a converse-clad, katana-wielding heroine invented by childhood best friends May and Libby. When Libby dies in a car crash, so does the fictional superhero. But a few years later, Princess X mysteriously shows up in a popular Web comic. How could a dead girl’s ideas come back to life? Ninety per cent text and 10 per cent comics, this is the genre-bending story of May’s quest to learn the truth behind Libby’s death and Princess X’s baffling reappearance. Delicious twists and turns make up this tightly focused tale of sleuthing, hacking and friendship – even after May partners with Patrick, her tech-savvy neighbour, not a mite of flirtation clouds the plot’s trajectory. Don’t let the pink on the cover fool you; this is a staggeringly original thriller that should find a wide audience.” — Globe and Mail

Jun 12

Shelf Awareness starred review for I Am Princess X

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

“In her first novel for young adults, Cherie Priest (Boneshaker) introduces Libby Deaton and May Harper, who unite to create the comics character Princess X. The story quickly becomes a gripping mystery after Libby mysteriously disappears and May becomes obsessed with finding her…In a clever innovation, Priest seamlessly integrates Kali Ciesemier’s comics within the prose narrative. Each new episode of Princess X reveals further clues and a terrifying reality for their creator. Ciesemier’s portrait of Princess X achieves a sense of both anxiety and bravery. Priest demonstrates that creative teamwork of the kind shared by Libby and May leads to an intimate knowledge of one’s collaborator.” — Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Jun 8

I Am Princess X is one of Amazon’s June Best Books of the Month

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is one of Amazon’s picks for their June Best Books of the Month: Teen & Young Adult!

Jun 5

I Am Princess X on LA Times summer reading list

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is one of the LA Times’ 30 summer books that kids will gobble up!

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