March 2009 Issue
Review by: Lauren
First off, I should apologize for the lack of a picture, but I couldn’t find a general one and all the photos I saw of the actual magazine were from past issues.
There was a basic interview with author Charles De Lint. I didn’t know anything about the author, besides the titles of a couple of his novels, so this was definitely interesting to read. One of the books I really want to read by him is The Blue Girl. Anyone read it? What do you think?
Back to the interview…you learn about his hobbies, rockabilly music and his new novel, and his thoughts on urban fantasy.
In the Web Browser section, we learn about a site that shows characters in classic stories such as Pride and Prejudice and Hamlet using “facebook”, though not really. Sounds hilarious!
One of my favorite things about this issue is the Re-Vamped article. Vampires have seemingly turned into their own genre with more and more books coming out about them. This article/interview shows a collection of some of the more known authors who write about the walking dead and how they are changing the myths.
There’s even a mini-article at the end for those adults that are looking for new Vampire stories that are similar to the Twilight series.
The main items that make up Romantic Times are their book reviews, which is great! It’s like reading a physical blog. For those of you that are all about the YA, don’t think you aren’t included in this magazine! They have their own mini section of the reviews titled Teen Scene. This issue has two articles/interviews with Laurie Halse Anderson on Wintergirls and Stacey Jay on You are so Undead to Me. Stacey Jay’s was absolutely hilarious and I’m a big fan of the saying TSTL now (read the issue to find out what that means). You even get Megan’s, the main character of Undead, top five fashion tips for chasing zombies.
Along with these articles, there are a small variety of YA book reviews (including the two I just mentioned above). I know that the review for Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee has me wanting to read the book NOW. Curious about what else is mentioned? Okay, I’ll reveal one more title…Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott.
Books I NOW want to read (based on reviews in the magazine):
Feelers by Brian M. Wiprud
Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee
Books that I reviewed in this issue:
You’re the One that I Haunt by Terri Garey
The Better to Hold You by Alisa Sheckley