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If you like your secondary-world fantasy with a healthy dollop of intrigue, wit, danger, and understated but powerful romance, you should all go read Leah Cypess's Mistwood (HarperTeen, April 2010), which I just finished and enjoyed enormously. Steph Su has a very good review of the book here, though I'd disagree with Steph's comment about the secondary characters -- I had no trouble telling them apart, myself.

And Leah tells me she is working on revisions to the companion novel as we speak! Yay, companion novel!



In the DO WANT category: J.J. Abrams' new show Undercover, about a married couple who are spies. From the guy who wrote Jack and Irina? This HAS to be good. Seriously, look at this picture. I am gleeful and optimistic.

Also, check out this lovely, exuberant, heart-warming Doctor Who S5 vid from [livejournal.com profile] humansrsuperior: Brand New Day. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] infiniteviking for the tip.



I'm mostly preaching to the choir here, I'm sure, but still -- [livejournal.com profile] taraljc has reposted a terrific essay about the effort that goes into writing quality fan fiction, and how it isn't always easy -- or even desirable -- to just file off the serial numbers.


And that will be all, because I'm feeling curiously dizzy all of a sudden. *blinks*

Date: 2010-05-04 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catherinehaines.livejournal.com
Ooh, the couple from Undercover are gorgeous.

(One of the comments was all "sounds too much like Mr and Mrs Smith" - was I the only one to go "Ooh, like Spy Kids, but without the Spy Kids" instead?)
Edited Date: 2010-05-04 11:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-05 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] areth-lovejoy.livejournal.com
Love that video! DW has been fantastic so far.

I have been waiting for "Mistwood" for ages now. Glad to hear such a glowing recommendation from you + news of companion novel as I have heard others say it could really use one. I just got "Brightly Woven", by Alexandra Bracken, finished and what a delight! Think you might enjoy it...

Also, my copy of REBEL just arrived and I am so psyched to read it this weekend. *squee*

Date: 2010-05-05 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
I have read and enjoyed BRIGHTLY WOVEN as well! I think I may need to re-read it to appreciate properly all the things I missed the first time because I was roaring through it at such a mad pace to See What Happens.

And yay, I hope you enjoy REBEL!

Date: 2010-05-05 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bnharrison.livejournal.com
And isn't that Tish? Gugu Whatever, played Tish, Martha's sister?

Date: 2010-05-05 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Yes! Yes it is! *is even more gleeful now*


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