Tasha Saecker, who blogs at Kids Lit, is not only a Round II Judge in Fantasy and Science Fiction, but was also the category organizer last year. Her blog is a familiar fixture to many of us kidlitosphere "old-timers," who enjoy reading her impressions of kids' and YA books from the perspective of a longtime children's librarian and public library director.
Well before the Cybils really kicked off, Tasha took a look at YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi finalist Sacred Scars (A Resurrection of Magic, Book 2) by Kathleen Duey. The first book, Skin Hunger, was a Cybils finalist in 2007, and the sequel is no less thrilling:
Duey excels at creating characters with depth and dimension, then immersing them into a twisted story. It makes for a book that is not only impossible to put down but makes it difficult to breathe deeply while reading.
Click here for the full review.