Wednesday, June 22, 2011


TANTALIZE; KIEREN'S STORY, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, ill. by Ming Doyle (Candlewick Aug. 2011)(ages 14+).  The graphic novel version of TANTALIZE presents the story from half-werewolf Kieren's point of view.  Under suspicion for murdering Chef Vaggio, Kieren must clear his name and stop Quincie from falling into the clutches of the evil Bradley Sanguini...

New scenes provide additional insight into Kieren's doings and his efforts to uncover the truth.  Ming Doyle's drawings are elegant and expressive.  A must-read for all fans of gothic fantasy.

Note:  A graphic novel version of ETERNAL, also illustrated by Ming Doyle, is forthcoming.

Update:  Cynthia Leitich Smith will be appearing with Barry Lyga on the MORE THAN ONE WAY TO READ: GRAPHIC NOVELS panel at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 22, from 11:30-12:30 in Capitol Extension E2.010.

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