Miss Erin's blog has been a well-known corner of the kidlitosphere since January of 2006, and since then she's posted numerous excellent book reviews, author interviews, and other thoughts on writing and reading. She also happens to be one of the Postergirlz for Readergirlz, as well as our youngest Cybils judge.
Recently, Miss Erin reviewed one of the finalists for the Fantasy and Science Fiction category, a YA novel entitled A Curse Dark As Gold, by Elizabeth C. Bunce. Fairy-tale retellings are a major subgenre of fantasy, and that's where this book fits: it's a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin that takes place in the England of the Industrial Revolution. From the characters to the magical atmosphere, Erin felt this story was a true standout:
Curse was a lovely, incredible book…one of the best fairy tale retellings I've ever read.
Click here to read the full review.