Review: Nefertiti

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

What’s more perfect for my one hundredth book review than going back to Ancient Egypt? I think it’s no secret that I love Ancient Egypt–Egyptian mythology was, quite honestly, my first story. (Explains so much, doesn’t it?) Nefertiti has been on my reading list for quite some time–other book bloggers have enjoyed it, and it was even featured on the ads section of Feministing for a while (and they’re quite picky about their ads). As I was shelving one afternoon at the library, I looked up at the next row of shelves over the books I was working on, and there it was. Naturally, I checked it out as soon as my volunteer shift was over.

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The Sunday Salon: The History of Young Adult Fiction

While I bore witness to the manga section at your local bookstore taking over the Western comics like, well, a tentacle monster, the young adult section threw me for a huge loop. In fact, the near-meteoric rise of young adult fiction occurred while I was too close to see it, being a year younger than Harry Potter. But looking at this sort of thing serves me as an aspiring editor and publisher, so we’re going to take a look at how young adult fiction conquered a shelf at my local Books-a-Million.

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